About the Workshop
Smart-Watches, Fitness-Trackers, Smart-Glass for monitoring activities from sleep to walking are becoming part of daily life. Wireless medical devices (“wearables”) applied on us, in us and around us present great opportunities for clinical research, early prediction of disease, care delivery, and healthcare management.
These may be injected, implanted, or ingested and, when paired with complementary medical devices, may support remote patient monitoring, therapy delivery, or diagnostic purposes. Remote Health Monitoring is a novel concept in the field of life extending health care, where telemetry is being used.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide, enhance, or expedite healthcare services by accessing off-site databases, linking clinics or physicians’ offices to central hospitals, or transmitting x-rays or other diagnostic images for examination at another site.
Healthcare professionals can make use of these linked telemedicine medical devices in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in remote areas through satellite video-conferencing as well as for research. Specialists can advise, online, doctors or paramedics at the patient’s end, and if necessary even guide them in surgery. Applications of wearable devices and telemedicine seem endless, the capabilities are miraculous and yet it is so poorly understood.
This workshop will address the technical challenges with in-body wireless devices and different security vulnerabilities associated device sustainability in terms of power and in-body durability and provide technical insight on how to best evaluate the appropriate devices.
The workshop is designed for students and professionals in the fields of science, medicine, design, and engineering. Anyone with an interest in wearable technology and basic knowledge of electronics is welcome to join. The idea of this workshop is to de-mystify wearable devices and telemedicine.
- Introduction to Wearable Technology (Technology overview and applications)
- Introduction to Haptics (Science of Haptics, applications & technological advancements)
- Data gathering & processing (Micro-controllers & microprocessors, Programming & interfacing, data verification & visualization)
- Sensors (Motion, body vital / health measurement Environmental)
- Feedback & communicating to body (Visual display technologies, LED, LCD & E-Ink, physical vibration, audio speaker & buzzer)
- Battery & power technologies (Lithium ion, alkaline, NiMH)
- Designing wearable consumer device (Electronics precautions, shielding & water- proofing)
- History of telemedicine
- Telemedicine today
- The difference between telemedicine and Telehealth
- Top telemedicine medical specialties
- Types of telemedicine
- Who pays for telemedicine
- Future of telemedicine
Who can attend?
Participation in this FDP is open to the faculty members of the AICTE approved institutions, research scholars, PG students, participants from Government and Industry (Bureaucrats and Technicians) and staff of host institutions.
- Interested candidates can register online via this page.
- There is no Registration fee from any participant.
- Number of seats: 200
- Last Date for registration: 9-12-2020