CSE’s Mehran Mehregany publishes wireless health textbook
Case School of Engineering’s Mehran Mehregany published the first textbook for wireless health, titled Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies.
Wireless health enables diagnosis, therapy and monitoring of health-related conditions by tracking relevant biomarkers, managing treatment regimen and monitoring progress—often while the patient goes about her daily life. The frontlines of digital health solutions comprise sensors for nonintrusive measurements of health and disease conditions. Mehregany’s textbook teaches the fundamental and practical knowledge necessary to advance in this rapidly growing field.
Mehregany is the Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation and directs the Case School of Engineering San Diego program. He developed and launched the Case School of Engineering’s graduate curriculum in wireless health—based in San Diego—in 2010. (Southern California is the wireless capital of the world, anchored by Qualcomm in San Diego and Broadcom in Irvine.) The textbook came out of teaching the first course of the curriculum. It covers topics from product design to policy to the U.S. health care landscape in 18 chapters written by a collection of top industry and academic experts.
The San Diego program will also offer a graduate certificate in wearable computing, also known simply as wearables, starting Fall 2015. Wearable computing is an enabling technology for wireless health: Market size and growth rate projections for these fields are compelling, motivating major tech companies (like Qualcomm, Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, AT&T, etc.) to engage the opportunities in a big way.
The book (550 pages, $9.95) is available in common e-formats from authorhouse, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books and Scribd.