Welcome to the Artificial Intelligence for Medical Systems (AIMS) Lab

Welcome to the Artificial Intelligence for Medical Systems (AIMS) Lab

I have numerous projects ongoing within my laboratory, all with a focus on researching, designing and translating novel medical devices and systems for use by patients within natural living environments. My interests broadly fit within the following areas:

  1. Medical device development, primarily in the area of diabetes
  2. Ubiquitous computing for delivering home-based health care solutions
  3. Hearing science, specifically hearing aid signal processing and use of otoacoustic emissions for hearing diagnostics

Peter G. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Banner photo (left to Rright): Joseph El Youssef, Nick Groesz, Peter Jacobs, Joe Leitschuh, Navid Resalat, Robert Dodier, Clara Mosquera-Lopez, Nichole Tyler.

News and events

November 15, 2019: Peter will give invited talk at Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, title ‘Optimizing glycemic outcomes through new biosensors, machine learning, and adaptive control’

February 19, 2020: Peter will give invited talk at Advanced Technologies and Treatments in Diabetes meeting in Madrid titled ‘Using Machine Learning to Predict Glucose Changes during Aerobic, Anaerobic and Mixed forms of Exercise in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes’

August 2019: Congratulations Dr. Navid Resalat on successfully defending dissertation and starting a new job at Daimler working on machine learning projects.

August 2019: Navid publishes first-author publication in Journal of Process Control titled ‘Adaptive tuning of basal and bolus insulin to reduce postprandial hypoglycemia in a hybrid artificial pancreas’

July 2019: Navid publishes first-author publication in PLOS One  on new open source virtual patient population titled: ‘A statistical virtual patient population for the glucoregulatory system in type 1 diabetes with integrated exercise model’

July 2019: Dr. Wilson publishes first-author publication in JDST titled ‘Patient input for design of a decision support smartphone application for type 1 diabetes’

July 2019: Dr. Mosquera-Lopez publishes first-author publication in Biosensors titled ‘Design and evaluation of a non-contact bed-mounted sensing device for automated in-home detection of obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study’

July 2019: New JDRF award ‘Leveraging big data, virtual patient populations, and advanced machine learning to develop optimal personalized closed loop algorithms’: PI - Jacobs

July 2019: New R01 grant award titled ‘Improving Glycemic Management in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Using a Context-aware Automated Insulin Delivery System’: co-PIs Jacobs and Castle.

July 2019: New grant from Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust titled “Exercise in Diabetes Initiative: The Effect of Exercise on Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes (T1-DEXI)”: site co-PIs: Jacobs and Castle

June 2019: Nichole presents poster at ADA in San Francisco titled ‘Improving glycemic outcomes in T1D using an automated decision support recommender system: evaluation in silico and compared with physician recommendations’

June 2019: Andrew Nguyen presents poster at ADA in San Francisco titled ‘Quantifying Insulin-Mediated and Noninsulin Mediated Glucose Disposal during Exercise in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes’

June 2019: Dr. Leah Wilson presents moderated poster at ADA in San Francisco titled ‘Results of Interim Analysis of a Randomized Crossover Study in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) of a Dual-Hormone Closed-Loop System with Xerisol™ Glucagon vs. Insulin-Only Closed-Loop System vs. a Predictive Low Glucose Suspend System’

May 2019: Congratulations to Rohan who won 2nd place in the Intel International Science Fair for his project titled, A novel optical diagnostic method for non-invasive detection of blood glucose using reverse iontophoresis modulation and personalized neural networks.

March 2019: Peter gives invited talk at Cambridge Digital Health conference in San Francisco, title ‘Integrating wearable sensors and AI into automated drug delivery and decision support systems for people with type 1 diabetes’

February 2019: Peter, Jessica and Clara give podium presentations at ATTD in Berlin

January 2019: Ravi publishes first-author publication in JDST titled ‘Prediction of Hypoglycemia During Aerobic Exercise in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes’

October 2018: Castle et al. publication in Diabetes Care, 'Randomized outpatient trial of single- and dual-hormone closed-loop systems that adapt to exercise using wearable sensors'. 

September 2018: Jacobs and Castle awarded new R01 grant titled 'Improving glucose control with advanced technology designed for high risk patients with type 1 diabetes'. This will be the group's first multi-center clinical trial evaluating our latest artificial pancreas and decision support technologies.   

September 2018: Congratulations Dr. Ravi Reddy on successfully defending dissertation and starting a new job at Biotronik.

August 2018: Ravi publishes first author manuscript in Canadian Journal of Diabetes –'Effect of aerobic exercise on glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes'.

August 2018: Ravi publishes first author manuscript in Journal of Medical Internet Research, 'Accuracy of wrist-worn activity monitors during daily physical activities and types of structured exercise'.

July 2018: Dr. Mosquera-Lopez publishes two conference papers and gives podium presentation at IEEE EMBC in Honolulu, HI for papers 'In-home sleep apnea severity classification using contact-free load cells and an AdaBoosted decision tree algorithm', and 'Design and evaluation of a portable smart-phone based peripheral neuropathy test platform'.

June 2018: Peter chairs American Diabetes Association invited session, Artificial Pancreas and Decision Support Approaches.

June 2018: Dr. Castle podium presentation at the American Diabetes Association, Advanced Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes – Adapting to Meals and Exercise.

June 2018: Nichole presents poster at American Diabetes Association, 'Predicting Exercise-Related Changes in Glucose in People with Type 1 Diabetes Using Linear Models and Incorporating Knowledge of Prior Exercise.

June 2018: Dr. Wilson presents poster at American Diabetes Association, 'Patient input for design of a type 1 diabetes (T1D) decision support smartphone application'.

May 2018: Dr. Robert Dodier joins the lab!

October 2017: S. Oganessian joins the lab!

November 2017: Dr. Clara Mosquera-Lopez joins the lab!

August 2017: New award to Castle and Jacobs from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop iPancreas platform.

July 2017: Ravi publishes as first-author in Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism (IF 6.7), "The impact of exercise on sleep in adults with type 1 diabetes"

July 2017: Navid's invited podium presentation and paper at IFAC 2017 in Toulouse, "Evaluation of model complexity in model predictive control within an exercise-enabled artificial pancreas"

July 2017: Nichole Tyler, MD/PhD student joins the lab.

June 2017: Collaborator Kerri Winters-Stone publishes in Journal of Clinical Oncology (IF 24), Falls, functioning and disability among women with persistent symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy 

June 2017: Podium presentation at ADA 2017 in San Diego –"Single and dual hormone closed-loop glucose control with automated exercise detection to prevent hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes".  

June 2017: Ravi presents 3 posters at ADA 2017 in San Diego (1) Prediction of hypoglycemia during aerobic exercise in individuals with type 1 diabetes using decision trees, (2) The impact of exercise on sleep in adults with type 1 diabetes, and (3) Impact of sleep duration on glycemic control in type 1 diabetes.

May 2017: New award to Castle and Jacobs from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop MDI decision support smart phone app.

April 2017: New 4-year RO1 awarded for El Youssef and Jacobs to do exercise physiology study and exercise-enabled artificial pancreas integration.

August 2016: Invited podium presentation and poster presentation at 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlandoa.      Mahesh presents paper "Context-Aware Fall Detection Using Inertial Sensors and Time-Of-Flight Transceivers"b.     Navid presents paper "Design of a Dual-Hormone Model Predictive Control for Artificial Pancreas with Exercise Model"

June 2016: Two poster presentations at American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, LAa.      Prediction of Change in Glucose During and After Moderate Exercise in People with Type 1 Diabetesb.     Faster Insulin Kinetics Improves Artificial Pancreas Controller Performance during In-Silico Simulation

June 2016: Congratulations to Ravi for his Nicholas L. Tartar Research Fellowship Award

June 2016: Congratulations to Navid for passing PhD qualifier exam

June 2016: Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism publication, "Randomized trial of a dual-hormone artificial pancreas with dosing adjustment during exercise compared with no adjustment and sensor-augmented pump therapy"

February 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology publication, "Nonadjunctive Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Treatment Decisions"

May 2016: 2017 Catalyst Award received, "iPancreas: Internet based on-demand artificial pancreas app-generator to accelerate clinical trials research"

May 2016: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, "A Smart-Home System to Unobtrusively and Continuously Assess Loneliness in Older Adults"

October 2015: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology accepted for publication: An Exercise Detection, Grading, And Hormone Dosing Algorithm Into The Artificial Pancreas Using Accelerometry And Heart Rate. (Navid’s first publication in the lab.)

October 2015: Two poster presentations at Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, MD

a.     Incorporating An Exercise Detection, Grading, And Hormone Dosing Algorithm Into The Artificial Pancreas Using Accelerometry And Heart Rate.

b.     Use Of A Bi-Hormonal Artificial Pancreas System With Exercise Announcement In Type 1 Diabetes To Prevent Hypoglycemia 

September 2015: Jacobs presents at the 5th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis : High tech – Automatic fall detection and in home monitoring

September 2015: Diabetes Care publication: “Effect of Repeated Glucagon Doses on Hepatic Glycogen in Type 1 Diabetes: Implications for a Bi-Hormonal Closed-loop System".  (Ravi’s first publication in the lab)

August 2015: Two podium presentations at the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in MiCo, Milano Conference Center, Milano, Italy.

a.     Multi-Resident Identification using Device-free IR and RF Fingerprinting.

b.     A Time-Frequency Respiration Tracking System using Non-Contact Bed Sensors with Harmonic Artifact Rejection

June 2015: Poster presentation at the 75th scientific session, American Diabetes Association

December 2014: Navid presents at Diabetes Technology Meeting, Peter presents at GSA

September 2014: "MobileRF—a robust device-free tracking system based on a hybrid neural network HMM classifier" wins a best paper nomination at the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing in Seattle.

August 2014: Taha joins the lab

August 2014: podium presentation at IEEE EMBC, "Measuring in-home walking speed using wall-mounted RF transceiver arrays"

August 2014: Ravi joins the lab

June 2014: podium and poster presentations at ADA

April 2014: Navid joins the lab

March 2014: John joins the lab

February 2013: Arun presents at ARO

November 2013: Nick joins the lab

July 2013: Arun joins the lab