Adjunct professor Sami Myllymaa received his Ph.D. degree in 2010 and the title of docent in the field of Medical Physics, especially biomaterials and bioelectrode technology in 2014 from the University of Eastern Finland. He is currently acting as a Senior Researcher and Co-head of the Sleep Technology and Analytics Group (STAG) at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland.
His current research is focused on development of novel wearable sensors and machine learning solutions for personalized diagnostics and prognostics of sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep bruxism). Furthermore, he has been very active in the field of salivary metabolomics and development of new coatings and electrochemical biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics. In addition to scientific publications, his work has led to commercialization of the scientific innovations. He involved to the development of an EEG electrode set for emergency medicine. This BrainStatus EEG-electrode set (Bittium Corp.) is patented, CE-approved and currently marketed globally (https://www.bittium.com/products_services/medical/bittium_brainstatus).