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Wearable Technology Seminar

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3655 36 Street Northwest

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Life Sciences Innovation Hub October Monthly Event - Wearable Technology Panel

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This panel will include discussion with Dr. Lauren Benson, Running Injury Clinic, Dr. Lisa Stirling, Garmin, and Dr. John Ralston, Protxx regarding wearable technology from the perspective of both academia and industry. Question panel will be moderated by Dr. Jim Wilson.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Life Sciences Innovation Hub - 3655 36 Street NW

Light refreshments will be provided

The Speakers:

Dr. Lauren Benson

Postdoctoral Fellow | Running Injury Clinic

Lauren Benson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in both the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary. Lauren has a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College, and completed her Master's degree in Kinesiology and PhD in Health Sciences (Biomechanics) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The health benefits of physical activity are numerous, yet athletes at all levels – from youth to recreational to competitive – sustain musculoskeletal injuries while participating in sport. The purpose of Lauren's research is to monitor the biomechanics of athletes while they participate in sporting events using wearable technology, and determine when they exhibit atypical mechanics that could signal the risk of injury. The use of wearable technology suggests that injury risk prediction can occur in real-time in real-world situations, and may provide athletes with information that enables them to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Lisa Stirling

Software Engineering Team Lead | Garmin

Lisa is fascinated by the space where technology and humanity collide. Before joining Garmin in 2012, she studied the use of bioelectrical interfaces to stimulate and measure muscle activation for purposes ranging from spinal cord injury rehabilitation to sport performance. With her experience as a researcher and an athlete, Lisa understands how important it is that Garmin’s wearable products are both innovative and invaluable to the user. Lisa’s team of kinesiologists and exercise scientists bridge the gap between engineers and end users, and in doing so, continue to transform the way Garmin products are developed.

Dr. John Ralston

CEO & Founder | Protxx Inc.

Dr. Ralston is a pioneer in the development of wearable devices for injury risk reduction. He has collaborated with research teams studying concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional athletics, with the US Armed forces, and with leading consumer electronics and medical device manufacturers. As Founder and CEO at Silicon-Valley-based Protxx, Inc., he is spearheading commercialization of the first dual-function wearable devices that can monitor the onset and progression of both neurovestibular and orthopedic changes triggered by athletic impact exposure. John earned B.Sc. degrees in Physics and in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and the MSc degree in Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Business.

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