University of Southern California


A Panel on Wireless Technologies & Their Potential for Health & Health Related Research

Course Description

Cellular telephones have advanced from pure voice communication devices to data communication devices and are evolving into computing devices with a current focus on data management and entertainment applications. Today, more than 80% of the world’s population is within the reach of a cell tower with nearly 4 billion mobile phones in use. Such expansive mobile phone penetration and coverage creates new opportunities to exploit wireless technology for prevention and treatment efforts of health conditions. In this panel, we will explore the potential impact of new wireless technology on treatment and on health-related research, in general. Challenges and potential new research directions will be discussed for a variety of health domains.


Urbashi Mitra, Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering


Murali Annavaram, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Jill McNitt-Gray, Kinesiology, Biological Sciences, & Biomedical Engineering

Andy Molisch, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Terry Sanger, Director, HTE@USC, Biomedical Engineering, Biokinesiology & Neurology

Carolee Winstein, Biokinesiology, Physical Therapy, Health Affairs & Neurology


One 2 hour session.

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