About this webinar

Digital health technologies are changing the way the healthcare is delivered. Advancement in digital health technologies are enabling the shift in patient care to de-centralized care settings with real-time monitoring, where in-person consulting is preferred only as a second line in the treatment. Wearable devices play a key role in facilitating this transition in care delivery, going towards remote patient monitoring.

This webinar, organized by TNO at Holst Centre, summarizes the latest developments in wearable device technology: from technological building blocks to new applications.


  1. Introduction by Ms. Midori Inako, Region Manager, TNO at Holst Centre

  2. Keynote speech from Europe:

    “Creating future wearables via open innovation”

    by Drs. Ing. Jos Gelissen, Scientist, Philips Research, the Netherlands

  3. Key note from Japan:

    “Realizing Skin-like Softness in Next-Generation Wearables”

    by Prof. Naoji Matsuhisa, Department of Electrical Engineering, Keio University.

  4. Updates from TNO at Holst Centre by Dr. Ashok Sridhar, Senior Business Development Manager, TNO at Holst Centre, the Netherlands

Moderator: Dr. Peter Zalar, Program Manager – Sensors, TNO at Holst Centre

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Meet the speaker

Midori Inako, Region Manager Japan & Business Developer at Holst Centre

Midori Inako has been working as an agency vendor position since January 2015.

Midori can provide multiple network and practical strategy through rich experience in information provider business for over 20 years.

Most of the knowledge of these period has been related to semiconductors and microelectronics and she continues to be updated within the Japanese network. Midori also has a detailed knowledge of the entrepreneurial/start-up companies.

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Jos Gelissen, Research Scientist at Philips Research

Jos Gelissen attended the Hogeschool Zuyd Heerlen and Maastricht University for his studies in biometrics and human movement sciences, respectively. In his current job as Research Scientist and Technical Lead of the Holst Centre Health Patch program at Philips Research, he is closely involved in the development and testing of medical wearables. He is passionate about human centric wearables, such as the health patch, that integrate healthcare and daily life.

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Naoji Matsuhisa, Assistant Professor at Keio University

Naoji Matsuhisa is an Assistant Professor of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Keio University, and leads his group as a PI. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems in the University of Tokyo in 2017. He then worked as a postdoc in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. From 2019, he experienced another postdoc in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University in the U.S. He has focused on stretchable electronic materials and devices. His representative work includes a printable elastic conductor with a record conductivity and a body area network of soft sensors, which have been published in Nature Materials, Nature Electronics, and Nature Communications. Furthermore, his work was highlighted by many mass media including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CNN.

Website: www.naojimatsuhisa.com

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Dr. Ashok Sridhar -Senior Business Development Manager at Holst Centre

Ashok Sridhar responsible for the business development of TNO at Holst Centre’s wearables, smart clothing and sensors portfolio. Additionally, he is involved in the creation of start-up companies from TNO at Holst Centre.

Since 2010, Ashok has worked in various techno-commercial roles in the field of flexible printed electronics and 3D printing at different companies. In 2019, he also setup the first fully integrated printed electronics manufacturing facility in India.

Ashok has an Executive MBA (cum laude) from the TIAS School for Business and Society (the Netherlands), a PhD in printed electronics from the University of Twente (the Netherlands), a Master’s degree in production technologies from the Aachen University of Technology (Germany), and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras (India).


Wearable devices - Key enablers for remote patient monitoring

Thursday, 11 November 2021

4 pm Tokyo time - 8 am Amsterdam time

90 minutes including live Q&A