About this webinar

Human-centric Healthcare is the central theme of this webinar series. This theme is well-aligned with the Society 5.0. Vision.

We are currently witnessing a transformation in the way healthcare is delivered: from the treatment of ‘patients’ towards ensuring the well-being of ‘human beings’. During this webinar we will elaborate on the design, development and manufacturing of Wearable Patches using low-cost processes. Furthermore, we will present the latest developments on Smart Sensing Surfaces at TNO Holst Centre.

Meet the speakers

Dr. Thiru Kanagasabapathi, Program Manager - Medical Wearables

Thiru Kanagasabapathi has a background in electrical engineering (Univ of Calgary, CA) and a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Amsterdam, NL. He has more than 15 years of experience in medical device development and of which, 10+ years in Philips Research and Philips Medical systems. Most recently, he has lead the interventional Oncology business within Philips Healthcare and had launched several products successfully in the market. He has 5 patents and 15+ scientific publications to his credit. At TNO Holst Centre, Thiru is responsible for leading innovation program for smart wearables for medical and connected health solutions.

Meet the speakers

Dr. Charlotte Kjellander, Team Lead - Smart Patches and Smart Textiles

Charlotte Kjellander received her MSc in Chemical Technologies in 2001 from Lund University, Sweden, including education at EPFL, Switzerland, and her PhD in Materials Sciences in 2006 from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe), the Netherlands. The research interests during Charlotte’s career have included research in material properties of organic and polymeric materials for optical and electronics applications at TUe, Philips and the Holst Centre, as well as industrial development of large area coating technologies and development of smart IoT materials for the building and construction market. Her work has resulted in several patents and peer reviewed articles. At TNO Holst Centre Charlotte leads the technical team developing smart patches and garments.

Meet the speakers

Dr. Edsger Smits, Program Manager – Printed Sensors

Edsger Smits received his PhD from the University of Groningen in the field of organic electronics. In 2009, he joined TNO Holst Centre to work on oxide based electronics and the development of flexible sensors. Currently he is the program manager responsible for the printed sensors activities. Topics of interests include laser processing, hybrid integration, printed and stretchable electronics.


Webinar 1 on Human-centric Healthcare

Wearable Patches and Sensing Surfaces for Vital Signs Monitoring

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

3.30 pm Tokyo

90 minutes including live Q&A

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Human-centric Healthcare approach of TNO Holst Centre and its connection with Society 5.0. Vision.
  • Wearable Health Patches in terms of technological building blocks as well as their end-use applications.
  • Smart Sensing Surfaces for vital signs monitoring, their enabling technologies, and end-use applications.