Mark G. Allen
An international leader in the field of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), the innovations of Mark G. Allen are playing a major role in improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs. His development and commercialization, together with co-workers, of a fully implantable wireless sensor technology for monitoring heart pressure, known as the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, allows physicians to better regulate patient activity and adjust medication regimes. Allen’s innovation represents the first MEMS sensor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for permanent implantation in humans. Clinical studies of Allen’s sensor have demonstrated a 37% reduction in hospital admissions and a 78% reduction in re-admissions, providing better quality of life for patients.
An IEEE Fellow, Allen is the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.