The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
Conference BO308
Biophotonics in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Health Monitoring Technologies, and Wearables
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
26 August 2020

Author Notification:
2 November 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
12 February 2021

Conference Cosponsors

EBA Japan Co., LTD
Additional Conference Information
Call for
The Biophotonics in Sport, Exercise and Activity Monitoring Conference is a unique program for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state-of-the-art information related to the latest research and development of optics and photonics technologies applied in sensing and monitoring sports performance, exercise physiology and body activity. With the increase in life expectancy, sports and exercise have become one of the critical components of healthy life and aging. It has been shown that continuous quantification of parameters related to exercise and body motion can enhance health consciousness in all age groups.

Until recently, static and dynamic monitoring of body performance and human physiologic parameters in sports, exercise and daily activity have been seen as a sub-part of metabolic monitoring. However, it has been expanded so rapidly in the last decade, that a new niche of science and technology has been born with big impact in health and huge business potentials. Integration of engineering, exercise physiology, kinesiology and rehabilitation sciences and skills have enabled novel research and application developments in recent years. Accordingly, the main objective of this conference program is to bring together scientists, researchers, manufacturers and knowledge translators and users that are interested in novel applications of optics and photonics in human physiologic and performance monitoring in sport, activity, health and disease.

Potential topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Sports Monitoring for an Active and Healthy Lifestyle
  • sports biophotonics
  • sport performance monitoring
  • body function monitoring
  • activity monitoring
  • body movement monitoring
  • exercise sensing
  • wearable sporting sensors
  • wearable optical sensors,
  • telemetric body function monitoring
  • remote body activity sensing.

    Physiologic Parameter Sensing
  • bio-sensing technologies
  • physiologic monitoring
  • telemetric organ function monitoring
  • remote physiologic parameter sensing
  • wearable devices

    Activity Monitoring
  • body activity and positioning monitoring applied in work safety and occupational medicine
  • injury prevention
  • military personnel

    Wearables Sensing
  • wearable devices and sensors to monitor real-time physiologic and movement parameters
  • positioning and performance patterns in sport, exercise, health care, work safety and military

    Health Care and Rehabilitation
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • cardiovascular rehabilitation
  • chronic disease rehabilitation
  • emergency services
  • aerospace medicine
  • elderly care and fall prevention
  • maternity and obstetrics monitoring
  • organ transplant monitoring
  • telemedicine.

    Bio-Signal Analysis
  • physiological signal analysis
  • motion data analysis
  • optical algorithm development
  • healthcare monitoring algorithm development.

    Judging and Requirements - Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, novelty and impact. To publish the full manuscript in the SPIE Digital Library, abstract must be presented at the conference (oral or poster). High impact presentations will be encouraged to submit a manuscript to one of the SPIE journals.

    Best Paper Awards
    Sponsored by Hamamatsu and EBA Japan Co., LTD
    Candidates for best paper awards need to be the presenting author. Cash awards will be delivered after the publication of the conference proceedings volume.
  • Conference Committee
    Conference Chairs
    • Babak Shadgan, International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (Canada)
    • Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (United States)

    Program Committee
    • Willy N. J. M. Colier, Artinis Medical Systems B.V. (Netherlands)
    • Guy D. Dumont, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
    • Marco Ferrari, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila (Italy)
    • Takafumi Hamaoka, Tokyo Medical Univ. (Japan)
    • Andrew J. Macnab, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)

    Program Committee continued...
    • Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
    • Patrick Neary, Univ. of Regina (Canada)
    • Lonnie Petersen, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
    • T. Joshua Pfefer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)
    • W. Darlene Reid, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
    • Behrouz Shabestari, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (United States)
    • Robert V. Warren, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)

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