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GSK Consumer Healthcare: Present and Future areas of interest

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GSK Consumer Healthcare is in the business of supporting the ‘everyday health’ of the public. Our aim is to create new products, devices and services that can be used, in a social and domestic setting, to improve all our lives. We are interested in understanding health and condition diagnosis in order to deliver better and earlier interventions. Within CAPE , we have a focus on science and technology that helps us improve our understanding of human health and the ways it can be positively influenced. This presentation will outline our current research areas and will provide an overview of specific topics we will target with our forthcoming proposal calls under the “Systems and Devices for Health” theme.

Biography: Tom Watt

Tom is a Physicist and Systems Engineer specialising in developing novel technologies and products. In a 27 year career, he has created new ways to find nuclear submarines, designed novel surgical tools, analysed the bowling action of the England Cricket Team, been Design Authority for the creation of a fleet of autonomous mine-sweeping Land rovers, and head of Safety Engineering for Virgin Hyperloop One.Tom joined GSK in 2019 to work in emerging science and technologies – in his own words, “what will happen in healthcare over the next 10 years, will make it the most exciting area of development on the planet”

Angelos Echiadis:

An experienced Electronics and Systems Engineer with a track record stretching across IVD and Medical Devices, Healthcare, Biomedical Engineering and Physical Sciences. Highly specialised in the areas of analogue/digital design, microcontrollers, embedded systems architecture and programming, as well as in tissue optics and photonics, in-vitro diagnostics, human physiological monitoring, anatomical modelling, photoplethysmography and pulse oximetry. Educated to doctoral level with a 1st Class Honours with Distinction BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the engineering school of Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) followed by a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering at Loughborough University.

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