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Cian O’Mathuna

Head of Microsystems Centre, Tyndall National Institute, UCC Ireland

Prof. Ó Mathúna is Head of the Microsystems Centre at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. With a compliment of over 80 researchers, led by 12 Principal Investigators and an annual budget of €5M, the Centre incorporates two Research Groups - Microelectronics Applications Integration (MAI) and Life Science Interface (LSI). Prof. Ó Mathúna leads the MAI Group with research activities in Ambient Electronics Systems, Micropower Systems and Interconnection and Packaging. He was recently appointed a Research Professor in UCC and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His research is focused on the convergence of microelectronics and microsystems. These technologies are then applied to applications such as wearable, physiological & motion sensing and minimally invasive biomedical devices.

Presentation Title: Enabling development and translation of innovative assistive technologies

Summary:  ICT-based solutions developed in the Tyndall National Institute have application for a range of health challenges. This ICT-based research capabilities and expertise, will enable development and translation of assistive technologies within multidisciplinary initiatives. Examples of the technology platforms already developed within Tyndall will be presented, which have potential for integration into novel assistive technologies. A vision for how future sensing platforms and miniaturisation will open up new opportunities for assistive technologies will also be provided