Harinath Garudadri _

Associate Research ScientistQualcomm Institute, UCSDAcademia/University
Work San Diego California United States of America

Biographical Info

I recently moved from industry to academia to work on technologies that will (a) reduce the cost of healthcare delivery and (b) increase the reach of caregivers’ expertise to beyond hospital walls. I have a deep understanding of signal processing. I have been able to apply this knowledge in diverse fields such as speech recognition, speech, audio and video compression, multimedia delivery in 3G/4G networks, low-power sensing and telemetry of physiological data, reliable body area networks (BAN), noise cancellation, and artifacts mitigation, among other areas. My contributions have been incorporated into cell phones and commercial networks. I have a proven track record of generating intellectual property, as demonstrated by 39 granted patents (7 in BAN, 8 in audio, 6 in video, 4 in speech, 3 in biomedical signal processing, and 11 in voice recognition), and over 14 pending patents in biomedical signal processing and related areas.
Prior to joining UCSD, I was at Qualcomm for 16 years in various roles, including speech recognition, speech and audio coding, and error resilient low power communications. My foray into technologies for healthcare started with a 5-lead, diagnostic-grade ECG and physical activity monitoring device we built. This device was about 1/3 the size of a smartphone and streamed ECG and physical activity data continuously for 48 hours on a single charge. We demonstrated “wireline” ECG quality despite packet losses and “resting state” ECG quality during normal daily physical activities, using FDA-adopted standards for ECG systems used in hospitals.

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