27 Nov 2017
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The Human IntraNet: A Platform for Human Enhancement

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Monday 27 November 2017
16h30 - 20h20

Organised by Leuven MindGate in cooperation with imec

135 euro (excl. VAT): members Leuven.Inc / Leuven MindGate

175 euro (excl. VAT): all others

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Registration is possible until 20 November 2017

STUK auditorium
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
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parking Heilig Hart - Q-Park
Naamsestraat 102
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Once computers were so large that they could fill a room. Then we got tabletop models. Today, we just carry them around in our pocket. The next logical step: make computers part of our bodies.

This will be the era of the ‘Human IntraNet’: the network of sensors that we will carry on and in our body, expanding our knowledge and capacities. It is envisioned as an open scalable platform, a platform that seamlessly integrates an ever-increasing number of sensors, actuation and computation nodes, and storage, communication and energy functionality. These will be located on, in, or around the human body acting in symbiosis with the functions provided by the body itself. Its functionality will eventually grow beyond pure health and wellness. It will change the way humans interact with the surrounding (augmented) world by boosting the human input-output modalities and performance.

But what about privacy? Will we still have freedom of thought? Can we secure this technology enough and still be able to share the data with the right people?



Welcome coffee


Welcome by Thomas Kallstenius, Chairman of the programme

Program Director Security and Privacy imec


The Human IntraNet - A Platform for Human Enhancement

Jan Rabaey, Scientific Co-Director BWRC; Director Ubiquitous Swarm Lab University of California, Berkeley


Neural interfacing for biomedical applications

Sebastian Haesler, Principal Investigator and Director NERF


Real-time signal processing & machine learning on constrained devices

Marian Verhelst, Prof. KU Leuven


Coffee break


Biometrics: how can we guarantee security and privacy

Bart Preneel, Prof. KU Leuven


A world without disease ... enabled by hyperpersonalized technology

Chris Van Hoof, Senior Director Wearable Health Solutions, imec fellow, Prof. KU Leuven




Networking with drinks and snacks