#29 Morteza: Sensors for Health Applications

How do we design next-level wearable devices?

Morteza Alehosseini completed his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to design a gum-like sensor. This sensor can be applied to the skin like a patch while simultaneously collecting information about a patient’s physical health status.

Department & Group: DTU Health Technology, DTU Construct, DTU Photonik

Supervisors: Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Firoz Babu Kadumudi, Jon Spangenberg, and Gabriel Zsurzsan

Dissertation Title:

Sensors for Wearable Healthcare Monitoring Research

The aim is to design sensors that are flexible, self-healing, and capable of covering injured skin. These sensors measure parameters like body temperature, pH, pressure, strain, humidity, and biomolecules. These measurements provide insights into the skin’s healing process and detect infections. If necessary, they can also release a drug to support healing. Another application for these sensors is in gloves. Here, the sensors monitor finger and hand movements, assisting patients in performing exercises correctly. This enables patients to exercise independently and regain hand strength and functionality more quickly.

Interestingly, these sensors can also be utilized in the soles of cyclists’ shoes. They detect the pressure a cyclist applies to the pedal, aiding in activity monitoring and performance improvement. To further explore this application, Morteza initiated a startup, E-Sole, aiming to transform this novel material into a commercial venture.

Joys: Seeing society benefit from products I’ve helped create; collaborating with diverse teams; and experiencing new things.

Struggles: Securing research grants and devising strategies for varied projects

Biomimetic Flexible Electronic Materials from Silk Fibroin-MXene Composites Developed via Mussel-Inspired Chemistry as Wearable Pressure Sensors https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.2c05140

If you would like to get in touch with Morteza and learn more about his work, please check his LinkedIn.

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