Dr. Carmelo Velardo is Senior researcher in Digital Health at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Departmental Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford.
After defending his PhD thesis on signal processing and novel biometrics at the Eurecom Institute (Sophia Antipolis, France), Carmelo moved to the topic of signal processing for Biomedical applications joining the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Oxford.
His recent research aims at using mobile-health solutions to support patients suffering from chronic conditions. He has designed and developed a customisable, scalable client-server platform to allow engineers and clinicians to set up mobile-health interventions in a very short time. The mobile-health systems created by this platform collect data from patients (through health sensors and questionnaires) and from electronic health record systems (within the NHS network). They also analyse data and are able to generate fully personalised automatic alerts.
His work has been used in several randomised controlled trials. He was actively involved in the design of GDm-health, the first app for Gestational Diabetes to go through the NICE and NHS Digital app endorsement process. The GDm-health app is used to monitor mothers in three NHS Trusts, it has been CE marked and it is now licensed to Sensyne Health.
Carmelo teaches the undergraduate biomedical signal processing syllabus in Engineering Science, and programming and electronics for the Department of Engineering Science and Keble College.