Smart Textiles for Personalized Health Care
There is nothing more personal than healthcare. Health care must move from its current reactive and disease-centric system to a personalized, predictive, preventative and participatory model with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. As the world marches into the era of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G wireless, technology renovation enables industry to offer a more individually tailored approach to healthcare with more successful health outcomes, higher quality and lower costs. However, empowering the utility of IoT enabled technology in personalized health care is still significantly challenged by the shortage of cost-effective and wearable biomedical devices to continuously provide real-time, patient-generated health data. Textiles have been concomitant and playing a vital role in the long history of human civilization. The textile forms endow biomedical devices with biocompatible, biodegradable, even bioabsorbable features, allowing them to serve as on-body healthcare platforms with incomparable wearing comfort. Merging biomedical devices and textiles becomes increasingly important owing to the growing trend of IoT. In this talk, I will introduce our current research on smart textiles for biomedical monitoring and personalized diagnosis, textile for therapy, and textile power generation as an energy solution for the future wearable medical devices.
Dr. Jun Chen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles. His current research focuses on nanotechnology and bioelectronics for energy, sensing, environment and therapeutic applications in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and body area sensor networks. He has already published 2 books, 135 journal articles and 85 of them are as first/corresponding authors in Chemical Reviews, Nature Energy, Nature Electronics, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, Joule, Matter, and many others. His works were selected as Research Highlights by Nature and Science 6 times and covered by world mainstream media for over 1,000 times in total, including NPR, ABC, NBC, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and Newsweek. He also filed 14 US patents and licensed 1. Beyond research, he is currently an Associate Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, and an Editorial Board Member of Advanced Fiber Materials, Nano-Micro Letters, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Chemistry, Textiles, Biosensors, and Smart Materials in Medicine. With a current h-index of 65, he was identified to be one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of Materials Science by the Web of Science Group.
Dr. Chen is the recipient of the Highly Cited Researchers 2020/2019 in Web of Science, Frontiers in Chemistry Rising Stars, Nanoscale Emerging Investigator, Okawa Foundation Research Award, MINE2020 Best Speakers Award, TenCate Protective Fabrics Award, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, National Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, National Scholarship of China, and many others.
陈俊博士现任加州大学洛杉矶分校生物工程系助理教授，在UCLA建立了可穿戴生物电子实验室，致力于以纳米技术和生物电子为基础，以智能织物、可穿戴器件和人体传感器网络为形式的，在能源、传感、环境和医疗领域内的前沿应用研究。迄今撰写专著2本，发表期刊论文135篇，被引用超过15000余次，目前的H因子为65，其中85篇以第一/通讯作者发表在《Chemical Reviews》、《Nature Energy》、 《Nature Electronics》、《Nature Sustainability》、《Nature Communications》、《Joule》、 《Matter》等国际期刊上。陈俊博士的工作6次被《Nature》和《Science》评选为研究亮点，申请了14项美国专利，并且授权了1项。2019年，他被Web of Science 评为全球材料科学领域最具影响力的研究人员之一。陈俊博士现任《Biosensors and Bioelectronics》的副主编，也是《Advanced Fiber Materials》、《Nano-Micro Letters》、《Frontiers in Pharmacology》、《Frontiers in Chemistry》、《Textiles》、《Biosensors》和《Smart Materials in Medicine》等国际期刊的编委会成员。
陈俊博士获得的奖项与荣誉包括：2019和2020年度Web of Sciene的高被引科学, Frontiers in Chemistry Rising Stars, Nanoscale Emerging Investigator, Okawa Foundation Research Award, MINE2020 Best Speakers Award, TenCate Protective Fabrics Award, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, National Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, National Scholarship of China, and many others.