Presented by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Obesity and overweight are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. Of these over 600 million adults were obese. Research on new technologies for managing obesity, particularly in developed countries where prevalence of obesity is increasing, is crucial. New generation of smart sensors and ubiquitous monitoring systems provide unprecedented opportunities to assess real-life environments, mobility, physical activity, and physiological responses. Target Audience: Researchers, nutritionists, physicians and surgeons

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, we aim to present current trends in advanced sensing, imaging and mobile health technologies for future obesity care and research. These technologies create new opportunities for remote patient monitoring and intervention.


1:30pm Opportunities to Translate Biomedical Engineering Technology in Obesity
Andrew Laine
1:40pm Wearable Sensors for Obesity Research
Insoo Kim
2:00pm MRI Technology in Obesity Research
Wei Shen
2:20pm Metabolic Sensing and the Use of RER in Weight Management
Kyle J Thompson, PhD
2:40pm Biomedical Informatics
May Dongmei Wang
3:00pm Adjourn