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Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics

CAPE lecture March 31 2021 1pm

GSK Consumer Healthcare: Present and Future areas of interest

Tom Watt

Research Development Director, Connected Devices and Systems

Angelos Echiadis

R&D Technical Director, Connected Devices

GSK Consumer Healthcare

View the Lecture on CAPE Youtube Channel: https://youtube/CAPECambridge


GSK Consumer Healthcare is in the business of supporting the ‘everyday health’ of the public.  Our aim is to create new products, devices and services that can be used, in a social and domestic setting, to improve all our lives. We are interested in understanding health and condition diagnosis in order to deliver better and earlier interventions.  Within CAPE, we have a focus on science and technology that helps us improve our understanding of human health and the ways it can be positively influenced. This presentation will outline our current research areas and will provide an overview of specific topics we will target with our forthcoming proposal calls under the “Systems and Devices for Health” theme.


Tom Watt: Tom is a Physicist and Systems Engineer specialising in developing novel technologies and products. In a 27 year career, he has created new ways to find nuclear submarines, designed novel surgical tools, analysed the bowling action of the England Cricket Team, been Design Authority for the creation of a fleet of autonomous mine-sweeping Land rovers, and head of Safety Engineering for Virgin Hyperloop One.Tom joined GSK in 2019 to work in emerging science and technologies – in his own words, “what will happen in healthcare over the next 10 years, will make it the most exciting area of development on the planet”

Angelos Echiadis: Angelos is an electronics and biomedical engineer experienced across Wearables, IVD, Medical Devices, Healthcare, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics.He has started his career in wearable technology almost 20 years ago and designed and built sensors, electronics, algorithms and software for the medical, diagnostics and wearable industry. Some examples of his work include the first integrated heart rate sensor for the wearables industry, optical sensors for the measurement of blood flow and oxygen saturation, various patient monitors for the ICU and a home-based diagnostic and telemedicine system for cancer patients. Angelos joined GSK in 2018 to work in Emerging Science and Innovation, with his main focus being Digital Healthcare Innovation and working across the organisation to build capability and to bridge gaps in wearable sensors, devices and data

Wednesday March 31st 2021 1pm