Unique and engaging learning experience for biomedical students


Corsano collaborates with Biomedical Engineering Departments of respected universities.

Wearable sensors have become increasingly popular in recent years, and their use in education is an area of growing interest. By having each student wear their own wearable throughout the semester, professors provide them with a hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of wearable data and its capabilities. Analyzing their own and pooled classmates' data also promotes collaboration and discussion, allowing students to learn from each other's experiences.

CardioWatch 287-2 provides a unique and engaging learning experience for Biomedical Engineering students. Recently, Purdue University offered a graduate course “Wearable Sensor Technologies in Healthcare”.  The course covered the principles and applications of wearable sensor technologies in healthcare. Students learned about the design, fabrication, and testing of wearable sensors for monitoring various physiological and clinical parameters. Each student received a CardioWatch 287-2 and processed vital signs data measured by the device. They deployed multiple data analysis techniques for extracting relevant information from raw sensor data.

Contrary to most other wearable devices, Corsano gives access to raw data PPG G/R/Ir, BIOZ, Temperature, etc. at 25Hz, 32Hz and 128Hz.

Example PPG Red and Infrared measured by CardioWatch 287-2
The students were very engaged and enjoyed using their Corsano devices. Topics included vital signs monitoring, sleep monitoring, physical activity tracking, disease diagnosis and management. Students also learned about the regulatory and ethical considerations for wearable sensor technologies in healthcare.
Having 20+ advanced biomedical engineering students (and a few faculty and Teaching Assistants) at Purdue University working with CardioWatch technology every year will not only be a wonderful experience for them, but also provided the Corsano team benefits as students offered help on new projects Corsano did not have the bandwidth to address.

Virtual Session

At the end of the course, Corsano participated in a virtual session to give the students the opportunity to ask some specific questions around what they have learned from their data analytic experience, but to also ask you more information about the history, visions and lessons learned through Corsano.  Most of the graduate biomedical engineering students in the class plan to join the healthcare industry in the future and loved to learn more from Corsano’s perspectives.

Professor Steve Steinbuhl of the Biomedical Engineerding Department at Purdue University wrote: I just wanted to thank all of you again for taking the time to speak to our students today.  We, and they really enjoyed the experience.  It was particularly valuable for them to hear your real-world experiences and point of view.  It helped them see what they are doing as much more than just class work.

As it was the first class, Purdue University limited size to 24 students. The class was so popular that they are anticipating trying to increase the class size to 75 students for next year.

Publication recently published on this course - Educating the healthcare workforce of the future: lessons learned from the development and implementation of a ‘Wearables in Healthcare’ course.

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