Digital Health

Healthcare is evolving rapidly, thanks in large part to the rise of digital health – the confluence of the technology and genomic revolutions, which is enhancing patient efficiencies, improving treatment and empowering individuals.

Purdue researchers have already leveraged new technologies for advances in such areas as cancer treatment, traumatic brain injury diagnosis and patient safety. Now, the university’s $250 million investment in the life sciences over the next five years will provide increased opportunities for our researchers to coalesce and strengthen their impact.

Working across disciplinary boundaries, Discovery Park faculty are focusing their research in the following key areas:

Implantable and Wearable Devices

Implantable and wearable devices are enhancing real-time diagnostics in surgical environments and advancing our understanding of the biological processes associated with disease and health. Read about our success.

Nanosensors and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Nanosensors – devices that can sense nanoparticles, like individual cancer cells – are enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Internet of Things (IoT) – an interrelated system of computers, machines and people – is improving patient care by giving healthcare professionals access to real-time, integrated data. Read about our success.

Systems Engineering

In partnership with healthcare professionals, engineers and IT professionals are helping to improve patient care by bringing systems engineering to hospitals. Read about our success.

Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing – the ability of computers to simulate human thought – is bringing advanced healthcare training to remote areas like battlefields and small towns. Read about our success.

Policy and Regulation

New ways to integrate data analysis with medical care are helping to improve healthcare quality and patient safety. Read about our success.