Plinio Pelegrini Morita

Plinio Pelegrini Morita, PhD PEng

  • Research Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Research Scientist, Research Institute for Aging

As the Director of the Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), Dr. Plinio Morita has focused his research on population-level surveillance, remote patient monitoring (RPM), and personalized medicine technologies to be used to prevent unnecessary visits to hospitals and drive our healthcare system towards community care. The current state of the technology limits how clinicians can use data collected from RPM and IoT systems as the quality, frequency, and reliability of the data is normally lower than current clinical standards.

The UbiLab expands the area of population-level surveillance, remote patient monitoring, and precision medicine by developing algorithms and systems of systems that combine data from mHealth and IoT sensor technology that can satisfy clinical standards while also providing meaningful use for the patient to the ocean of data currently collected by these smart technologies.

In a nutshell, Dr. Morita’s research interests are in the area of population-level surveillance using IoT data, mHealth and wearable technology design, ubiquitous sensors for smart homes, usage data and health data analytics, precision medicine, and technology for aging. All technologies that will help us live longer independent lives.