About this event

  • Date and time Wed 3 Jun 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Dr Ali Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer and an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. In this interactive webinar, he will illustrate a plethora of current and future wearable sensor technologies, and help you sort fact from fiction.

Wearables as medical technologies are becoming an integral part of personal analytics, measuring physical status, recording physiological parameters, or informing schedules for medication. 

Dr Yetisen will discuss consumer trends in wearable electronics, commercial and emerging devices, and fabrication methods. He will also review real-time monitoring of vital signs using biosensors, stimuli-responsive materials for drug delivery, and closed-loop theranostic systems, exploring future challenges in communication modes, energy management, displays, conformity, and data safety.

Chaired by David Taylor, Patient Lead of the RSM Digital Health Council and Vice-Chair of The Patients Association, join us for this interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunities to pose your questions to Dr Ali Yetisen. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, The power of Patient Generated Data, that will be broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 12:00pm. This series will showcase digital health technologies used to collect data directly from patients that are available today and those in the research pipeline. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.


Key speakers

Dr Ali Yetisen

Dr Ali Yetisen

Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Ali Yetisen researches biochemical sensors, optics and medical devices. He was previously a Tosteson fellow at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Yetisen has been the driving force for the establishment of three spin-off companies.


He has been awarded several international prizes including Nicklin Medal, Humboldt Research Fellowship and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship. He has served as a policy advisor to the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy.


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Mr David Taylor, Digital Health Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine

Trends in wearable technologies: Towards the Star Trek tricorder


Dr Ali Yetisen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London

Question and answer session



Close of meeting





Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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