The UCLA Center for SMART Health (Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven) explores new technologies that provide better information to doctors, resulting in greater treatment for patients.
What if a mobile device that monitors your blood pressure could send your readings directly to your doctor, even before a visit? UCLA scientists and engineers will evaluate mobile devices, wearables (e.g., smart watches), new screening technologies, and robotics to empower precision health.
SMART means dedicated to the application of digital health technologies and data-driven analyses that advance human health by predicting and reducing risk, improving decision-making, and optimizing the spectrum of clinical care activities. Center for SMART Health will foster collaboration among engineers, computer scientists, clinicians and biomedical researchers.
UCLA medical and engineering experts team up to improve health care
The center’s first project, called the SMART Home Lab, is a mock residence where researchers can simulate patients’ responses to treatment and the reliability and resilience of home health sensors. The lab is in UCLA’s Engineering VI building.
UCLA medical and engineering experts team up to improve health care >
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have formed a new center whose mission is to improve the quality and reliability of new health care technologies, reduce the length and cost of hospital stays, and allow more patients to heal in their own homes. The UCLA Center for Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven Health, or Center for SMART Health, will foster collaboration among engineers, computer scientists, clinicians, biomedical researchers and information technologists. Researchers will develop and test health care devices and systems — including mobile technology, big data analytics, screening technologies and medical robotics — in order to address challenges in the way health care is delivered.