Safeguarding Public Health During Infectious Disease Pandemics Using Medical Robotics, Wearable Technology, and AI Workshop

Safeguarding Public Health During Infectious Disease Pandemics Using Medical Robotics, Wearable Technology, and AI Workshop

Abstract:
The focus of this workshop is on ways medical robotic systems, wearables, and AI technologies could augment, assist and support the healthcare system to safeguard public health and protect frontline healthcare workers during health crises such as the novel coronavirus pandemic. Of interests are:
  • Methods and devices to facilitate the prevention, containment, and mitigation of infectious diseases,

  • Novel means of telehealth/telemedicine for creating physical distancing between clinicians and patients,

  • Technologies for independent living of high-risk populations,

  • Social robotics for supporting mental health,

  • Wearables for monitoring COVID symptoms.

The Mission:
The overarching goal of this workshop is to create awareness among engineers, scientists, and medical professionals concerning how the world can be better prepared for the next pandemic, reducing the negative impacts on healthcare systems, healthcare workers, and patients.
The Venue:
  • Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering
  • May 17, 2021, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4)
  • This workshop will be held online.
  • Instructions on how to attend will be posted shortly.
The Schedule:
30-minute talks including Q & A:
  1. Pilot Study of Trans-oral Robotics to Meet the Minimal Exposure Needs During Infectious Disease Pandemics, Dr. Hongliang Ren
  2. Towards Autonomous Sampling of Distal Lung in Critically ill Patients in ICUs, Dr. Mohsen Khadem
  3. Telemedicine for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) during the pandemic and beyond, Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan
  4. Addressing the COVID-19 clinical needs through haptics-enabled telerobotic systems, Dr. Javad Dargahi
  5. Reforming Rehabilitation Services in Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak, the requirement and future direction, Dr. Ehsan Tarkesh Esfahani
  6. RoboEthics in COVID-19: A Case Study in Dentistry, Dr. Yaser Maddahi
  7. Wearable sensors can enable remote health monitoring and telerehabilitation during a pandemic, Dr. Hossein Rouhani
  8. Delivery of healthcare while physically distancing using robotics and AI, Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli

May 17, 2021, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4)

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