Sleep, The Reflection of Health

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Join the IEEE Toronto Instrumentation & Measurement – Robotics & Automation Joint Chapter for a talk on the Sleep, The Reflection of Health, presented by Dr. Nasim Montazeri from Queen's University.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Abstract: While sufficient sleep is one of the health pillars, disrupted sleep is linked to adverse health related problems ranging from developmental impairment in children to cardiorespiratory diseases in adults and cognitive decline in older adults. The gold standard in-lab sleep test is inconvenient, expensive and has a long waiting list, making sleep monitoring inaccessible. This talk will highlight the role of new technologies in expanding the scope of sleep monitoring, with a particular focus on solutions enabled by signal processing and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Montazeri will present the entire development cycle of a portable sleep monitoring device from crude observation to commercialization and draw examples from different age groups that demonstrate how sleep, when analyzed using customized analytic techniques, can reflect health.



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  • Date: 24 Jul 2024
  • Time: 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Nasim Montazeri, Ph.D.


Dr. Nasim Montazeri is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University. Before joining Queen's, she completed postdoctoral fellows at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and University Health Network. Dr. Montazeri received a double Ph.D. degree in signal processing and biomedical engineering from the University of Rennes 1 in France and Sharif University of Technology in Iran with focus on signal processing and machine learning. She obtained dual B.Sc. degrees in biomedical and control engineering and an M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering.

Dr. Montazeri was the recipient of several entrepreneurship awards, such as "Borealis AI/RBC" for her innovative research on analyzing respiration using acoustics and the Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities, ECHO" award for developing a textile-based sensor to measure lung edema in heart failure. Dr. Montazeri was a woman entrepreneur and the co-founder of the BioSenseTex, a start-up company with expertise in developing innovative medical textile-based wearables. To date her research has led to more than 50 journal article publications, conference presentations, abstracts and invited talks in major scientific venues such as American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), World Sleep Congress, IEEE-EMBC, IEEE-ISSPIT, and Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

Her research interests include the development of medical wearables that promote remote health monitoring, the analysis of health data, and the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare—more specifically in sleep.