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Medical Sensors Design Conference 2018
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Sara Aristizabal

Well Living Lab Inc.
Director of Biomedical Engineering
Sara is passionate about development of new techniques and biometric indicators to assess the health and wellness of the human body under varying conditions. After earning a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia in Colombia she received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Physiology from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. During her Ph.D., Sara focused on developing theory and experimental approaches to evaluate the mechanical properties of soft tissues as a screening tool for various diseases using medical ultrasound. In addition, Sara has worked on developing algorithms for optimization of wearable devices.

While a student at Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School, Sara was in charge of research grants aimed at developing an alternative to invasive needle biopsy for monitoring acute rejection in transplanted organs. She was responsible for the design of the clinical research protocols, establishing lines of communication, delegating and coordinating the tasks between the clinical care team, sonographers, study coordinators, and the research team. Sara has also been involved in an Initiative for Medical Equipment Sustainability (IMES) at Mayo Clinic which aims at enhancing medical equipment availability and sustainability in Central America.
At the Well living Lab, Sara will contribute her knowledge and experience to the wearables research field by exploring the tremendous power of digital physiological signals and the amount of knowledge these signals can help us harness to further understand the effect of the indoor environment on human health and performance. Sara specializes in signal processing, biological modeling and clinical research.