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Photonics in the fight against COVID-19: Photonics West Preview 2022
Presenters of top-rated talks in Photonics West BiOS will give updates on their research addressing problems related to COVID-19. Moderator Tianhong Dai (Massachusetts General Hospital) will facilitate discussion with the speakers and the audience at the conclusion of the presentations.

“Detecting Viruses with Spectroscopy: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities”
Laura Fabris (Rutgers University)

Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the number of diagnostic platforms aimed at detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, either targeting the viral RNA or the antigens. Most of these methods, however, do not depart much from one another in their implementation, which means that, while rapid antigen tests are available, more sensitive PCR-based methods are still out of reach for many communities around the world, especially the most impoverished. Based on these considerations, in my group we design alternative detection methods that can be implemented at much lower costs and with reduced turnaround times. In my talk, I will present these approaches and offer our perspective on the valuable lessons we have learned so far.


"Skin-Integrated Wearable Technologies for Tracking Symptoms of COVID-19"
John Rogers (Northwestern University)

The talk will focus on classes of skin-like wireless electronic/optoelectronic devices that are capable of continuously monitoring all of the key symptoms of COVID-19, across various subject populations, including patients, physicians and nurses – both locally within medical facilities and in home settings. The content spans sensor modalities, system designs, user interfaces and data analytics approaches.

Nov 17, 2021 08:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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