Tutorials ISCAS 2019

1: Internet of Medical Things: From Biomedical Circuits and Systems to Healthcare Engineering

  • Jinhong Guo, University of Electronic Science and Technology
  • Benoit Gosselin, Laval University
  • Hao Yu, Southern University of Science and Technology


The current aging society has huge need of emerging healthcare engineering. Extensive research has been dedicated to the development of circuits and systems towards Internet of Things for healthcare engineering, which leads to the need of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). The smart sensors with lab-on-a-chip integration for health data collection and data analytics, as well as proactive health management, are all paving the way for the landing of this new IoMT strategy. This special issue is dedicated to the state-of-the-art IoMT related topics and emphasizes the bioelectronics and bioinformation-related topics for healthcare engineering.

This tutorial will discuss these critical issues in IoMT system design with three real examples from biosensor to bio-system level. Talks will focus on the scope of below with details discussed in each individual page later on.

  • Biochemical, Immune sensor and system design (Prof. Jinhong Guo),
  • Opto-genetic sensor and system design (Prof. Benoit Gosselin),
  • DNA sensor and system design (Prof. Hao Yu)


  • Jinhong Guo

    He received the bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China in 2010 and PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 2014. Currently, he is a full professor in the School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. After his doctoral studies, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Pillar of Engineering Design at MIT-SUTD Singapore from 2014 to 2015. He then worked as a Visiting Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from January 2016 to July 2016. His current research focuses on Electrochemical Sensor and lab-on-a-chip devices for Point of Care Test toward clinical use. He is a recipient of the China Sichuan Thousand Talents Plan for Scholars Award (2015) and Chengdu Expert in Science and Technology Award (2015). He has published over 70 publication in top journal such as IEEE TII, TBME, TBioCAS, Analytical Chemistry, Biosensor and Bioelectronics etc.

  • Benoit Gosselin

    Benoit Gosselin (S’02–M’08) obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Eng. from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2009, and he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Depart. of ECE at Université Laval, where he is leading the Biomedical Microsystems Lab. His research interests include wireless microsystems for brain computer interfaces, analog/mixed-mode and RF integrated circuits for neural engineering, interface circuits of implantable sensors/actuators and point-of-care diagnostic microsystems for personalized healthcare.

    Dr Gosselin is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and he is Chair and Founder of the IEEE CAS/EMB Quebec Chapter (2015 Best New Chapter Award). He served on the committees of several int’l conferences such as IEEE BIOCAS, IEEE NEWCAS, IEEE EMBC, IEEE LSC and IEEE ISCAS. His significant contribution to biomedical microsystems research led to the commercialization of the first wireless microelectronic platform for optogenetics and electrophysiology with live animals by Doric Lenses Inc. He has received several awards, including the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation and the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.

  • Hao Yu

    Dr. Yu obtained his B.S. degree from Fudan University (Shanghai China) in 1999, and obtained M.S/Ph. D degrees both from electrical engineering department at UCLA in 2007, with major of integrated circuit and embedded computing. He was a senior research staff at Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), and then program director of VIRTUS IC Design, VALENS Biomedical Research Center, as well as IoT Cluster Director of Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He has joined Southern University of Science and Technology of China in 2017. Dr. Yu has 240 peer-reviewed and referred publications [conference (160) and journal (80)], 7 books, 9 book chapters, 1 best paper award in IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS), 1 best paper award in ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 1 Springer PhD thesis award (advisor), 3 best paper award nominations (DAC’06, ICCAD’06, ASP-DAC’12), 3 student paper competition finalists (SiRF’13, RFIC’13, IMS’15), 2 keynote talks, 1 inventor award from semiconductor research cooperation (SRC), and 20 granted patents. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuit and System (2017-), Associate Editor of Elsevier Integration, the VLSI Journal (2016-), Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (2016-), Nature Scientific Reports (2016-), ACM Trans. on Embedded Computing Systems (2017-) and IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2017-), and Technical Program Committee member of several conferences (CICC’17, DAC’15-16, DATE’15-18, ICCAD’10-12’17, ISLPED’13-15’17, ASP-DAC’11-13’15-16’17, A-SSCC’13-17, APMC’17, BioCAS’16, ICCD’11-13, ISCAS’10-13, RFIT’15,IWS’13-14, NANOARCH’12-13, ISQED’09). His main research interest is about smart multi-modal sensors with multi-million government and industry funding. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM.