PitchD – Special Session: Visiting the Knowledge

12 June 2019 – 17.30
Politecnico di Torino – Ciminiera Room

Here’s a Special Session of the PitchD – the PhD’s pitch. In this seminar, two visiting PhD student will show us their research and their experience.  Respectively coming from Tel Aviv University – TAU and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL we will have the opportunity to discover the research over the borders.
Join us to visit the knowledge.

Plant Electronics for Biosensors and Communication

Miss Lee Bar-On
PhD student, Tel Aviv University – TAU
Guest PhD student, Politecnico di Torino, DET

The concepts of a complete plant “Internet of Things” with direct data collection from the plant, is a novel approach. Extensive plant research is available. However, study of plants in terms of electronics and electrical conduction mechanisms are not well defined. Here would like to establish an improved understanding of the electronic conduction within the plant and deploy it for sensing and communication applications. Using this new approach, we seek to establish whether a measurable electrical change, will allow detection of biological and physiological changes within the plant.

Electrochemical Sensing Platforms for Wearable Physiology

Mr Ivan Ny Hanitra
PhD student, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL
Guest PhD student, Politecnico di Torino, DET

Wearable electrochemical sensors play a significant role in physiology and health status monitoring since they are capable of continuously collecting biological data from human body in the field. In sports applications, it is crucial to assess muscle fatigue, mineral loss, dehydration in order to foresee muscle cramping or other physiological dysfunction. The biological compounds enabling such physiological status monitoring belong to different families of biomarkers, hence, necessitating a general purpose and multi-sensing platform. Moreover, within a multi-sensing context, efficient data processing tools are needed to predict reliably the concentration of each biomarker and to cope with interference. In this talk, electrochemical sensing platforms dedicated to wearable physiology applications are presented. The electronic front-end interfaces developed are described and characterized for endogenous metabolites, electrolytes and exogenous compounds monitoring. The programmability and versatility of the sensing front-end enables its use for broader biomedical applications. In addition, some insights on processing tools for multi-ion sensing are also presented.

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