Health tech concentrator decoding a matrix of puzzles

Left to right: Dr Mercedes Balcells (MIT), Lourdes Castillo (Global CoCreation Lab), Alejandro Roman (Global CoCreation Lab), and Carlos Migoya (CEO, Jackson Health)
Left to right: Dr Mercedes Balcells (MIT), Lourdes Castillo (Global CoCreation Lab), Alejandro Roman (Global CoCreation Lab), and Carlos Migoya (CEO, Jackson Health)
Left to right: Dr Mercedes Balcells (MIT), Lourdes Castillo (Global CoCreation Lab), Alejandro Roman (Global CoCreation Lab), and Carlos Migoya (CEO, Jackson Health)

Published in Miami Today, 3 March 2020

Imagine a home with floor sensors that can tell whether a person’s imbalanced gait is indicative of a blood circulation disorder, or a toilet that automatically tests urine for signs of kidney disease or diabetes. One of the two – the toilet – already exists. The other is on its way.

Now imagine a home with dozens if not hundreds of such gadgets, all communicating with one another and able to adapt to a person’s needs as he or she ages and grows more susceptible to illness.

That’s one project in a complex matrix of puzzles researchers from MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science hope to decode with local scientists, entrepreneurs and investors at the Global CoCreation Lab (GCL), a new health technology concentrator in Miami.

Read the story at miamitodaynews.com