Circadian Rhythms and Data-Driven Tech

Thursday, Sep 6
17:00 — 18:30
Access with wristband

Circadian Rhythms and Data-Driven Tech

Cities, Ego,

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According to the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas; a number predicted to increase to 68% by 2050. A significant side effect of the growth in urbanization is the disruption to humans’ circadian rhythms, their natural sleep-wake cycles. Spending 90% of their time indoors, human dwellers need indoor environments that allow them to live in sync with nature, keeping a healthy sleep-wake cycle.

At this Meetup, we wish to engage with tech evangelists, architects, health enthusiasts, and academics to discuss how we can combine human-centric technological innovation including apps, sensors and lighting products to improve the sleep, energy, mental wellbeing of millions of people. Come and help spread the awareness of just how important circadian rhythms are to all of us!

Your host and speakers

Christina Blach Petersen comes from a multidisciplinary background of design, innovation, and engineering, Christina is determined to raise global awareness of circadian rhythm disruption. With a dual Master’s in Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Petersen is now founder and CEO of LYS Technologies.

Forrest Webler is a current PhD candidate in civil engineering at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland. His research focus is on developing tools to quantify light exposure in large population studies for non-image forming effects.  He holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University in the United States.

Thorbjørn Færing Asmussen is an indoor climate expert working in the knowledge centre on Daylight, Energy and Indoor Climate in the VELUX Group. His work include gathering knowledge on how daylight and fresh air influence our health and well-being, and how monitoring can help with this.

The event will be moderated by Shira Jeczmien, Head of Content at LYS Technologies and Founding Editor of Screen Shot.

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