Alumnus Nick Conn’s vision for a one-of-a-kind smart toilet seat that will improve the health of people around the world has made giant leaps toward becoming a reality with the help of one of RIT’s most generous patrons, Austin McChord.
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
The New-Medical.Net article reports on the joint project by researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to reduce re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure.
Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at RIT, and Adam Smith has been named Creative Director, a new position with the group.
WHAM-TV reports on the Fully-Integrated Toilet Seat (FIT Seat) research led by Dave Borkholder, a professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center funded by a new 2.9M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of David Borkholder, Ph.D., Bausch and Lomb Professor, Microsystems Engineering, to its College of Fellows.
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 22: Heart failure costs the U.S. $34 billion a year, with most of those costs due to repeated hospitalization. David Borkholder, RIT’s Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering, talks with Nicholas Conn, a postdoctoral fellow and founder of Heart Health Intelligence, about a new invention that could help patients easily monitor their health in the privacy of their own bathrooms.
The Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are planning a clinical trial of AI-enabled toilet seats to determine if vital signs can be monitored to reduce re-hospitalization of heart patients.
Nuzhet Nihaar Nasir Ahamed, PhD Student, won the 2019 Outstanding Service Award from RIT's International Students Committee. This award recognizes international students who have made special contributions to campus life at RIT or the Rochester community.