Ahmad Haidar, former CIM-ite, Featured in IEEE Spectrum for his Work on Artificial Pancreas
Dr. Haidar has helped to create a device that could be life changing for diabetics. Currently, the control of diabetes requires a great deal of effort on the part of patients, with little room for error. First proposed half a century ago, researchers have been working on creating an artificial pancreas that can monitor blood glucose levels and automatically administer insulin as needed. Ahmed Haidar, researcher at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), has been collaborating with clinicians to make a device that could function as a closed loop with no user action needed. This technology could significantly improve the lives of diabetes patients, and is currently undergoing clinical trials. Dr. Haidar received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from McGill University in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Boulet.
See the full article here: Diabetes Has a New Enemy: Robo-Pancreas