EHB 2020 Conference Opening 29th October, 9.00 a.m., ONLINE - Room I - from Iasi, Romania
EHB 2020 Conference Program at a Glance - DOWNLOAD (updated 17.10.2020, 8:30 EET-RO Time)
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The participants with oral presentations are kindly asked to prepare a 10 minutes presentation of their papers, by means of MS PowerPoint software. Other 2 minutes are assigned to discussions for each orally presented paper, so a total of 12 minutes are assigned for each paper. We will appreciate if the PowerPoint presentations are sent via e-mail until 26th October to the address firstname.lastname@example.org with the paper ID as an indicator, so our organizers can prepare these presentations in terms of time allocated, sessions and order of appearance before the conference date.
Alexandru M. Morega (PhD) is professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Department of Bioengineering & Biotechnology, Faculty of Medical Engineering at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. He is Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy and Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences.
His research interests end expertise include electromagnetism, heat and mass transfer, field-substance interactions, engineering in medicine and biology applications, energy conversion and sources, structural optimization, multiphysics modeling.
Mihail Popescu is a professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He received a MS in Medical Physics in 1995, a MS in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and a PhD in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Dr. Popescu has published over 200 scientific papers. His research focus has been on elder care technologies, medical decision making, and machine learning. Dr. Popescu is a senior IEEE member.
Fabrizio Clemente (Ph.D) is currently Senior Research at National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Cristallography and Professor of Quality Control and Health Organization at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
Member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Committee of Santobono – Pausilipon Paediatric Hospital and of the Ethical Committee of A.Cardarelli – Santobono Hospitals.
He has always dealt with research and development for health. He currently promotes and coordinates several innovation projects to introduce new technologies and new organizational models in healthcare.
Technological advances in the design of medical devices, development and optimization of new techniques as well as monitoring of patient biosignals (for example glucose parameters), or rehabilitation contribute to the improved safety of the patients and
speeding up the healing process. Also, administration and documentation of care are easier.
The workshop deals with novel methods and approaches in medical devices that could be used in the clinical practice to improve patient's outcome and to minimize the adverse effects.
The workshop will be focused on the measurement of biosignals in clinical practise, modeling and simulation in intensive care, controlling of ventilator parameters according to the end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration or saturation of blood by oxygen etc. Some of the topics are NIRS (near infrared spectroscopy) and EIT (electrical impedance tomography).
The goal of the workshop is to establish a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, by using the appropriate set of mechanical, aerospace and bio-sciences engineering knowledge in addressing problems in broad areas. Gathering specialists from all these fields of interest will result in future innovative research and cross-border studies with real impact on everyday life.
The current technological challenges of the space industry, as well as the international ESA program, bring the need for innovative research programs, requiring highly qualified experts and a broad interdisciplinary vision. The development of these technologies is possible only through intense collaboration between the technological sectors corresponding to the exact and biomedical sciences, with a broad view into new fundamental research problems that arise with every little discovery made in the aerospace field. We align with the current global trend of bringing valuable contributions, through research towards sustaining and improving life in space.
Assisting robotics allows patients to perform repeated movements. Such movements can stimulate the brain to regain the upper/lower limb control and the phenomenon has been termed as neuroplasticity. Recent research emphasize that electromechanical-assisted gait training in association with Functional Electrical Stimulations (FES) produced more benefits than the only robotic treatment. Brain-computer interface (BCI) is a new technology with a potential to restore, substitute, or augment lost motor behaviours in patients with neurological injuries. The workshop deals with hybrid systems which aim to combine BCI, FES and exoskeletons to induce motor-recovery in impaired people due to a lesion at central nervous system level.
The goal of the workshop is to establish a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, by using the appropriate set of mechanical, electronics and bioengineering sciences, in order to develop aerospace applications. Gathering specialists from all these fields of interest will result in future innovative research and cross-border studies with real impact on everyday life. The current technological challenges of the space industry, as well as the international ESA program, bring the need for innovative research programs, requiring highly qualified experts and a broad interdisciplinary vision. The development of these technologies is possible only through intense collaboration between the technological sectors corresponding to the exact and biomedical sciences, with a broad view into new fundamental research problems that arise with every little discovery made in the aerospace field. We align with the current global trend of bringing valuable contributions, through research towards sustaining and improving life in space.
We are glad and honored to invite you to join the 8-th edition of the International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2020, which will take place on 29-30 October 2020, ONLINE from Iasi-Romania. EHB 2020 will be known this year also as EHB@WEB 2020. This year the conference motto is “Tomorrow’s technology for today’s challenges" and we have to stress that the sub-domains and topics of medical bioengineering and biomedical engineering represent fundamental pillars for the reinforcement of medical research and of health care.
The 8-th edition of this biennial conference is organized by Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iaşi and Romanian Society of Medical Bioengineering, under the aegis and technical sponsorship of the IEEE, IEEE Romania Section, IEEE-EMB and IEEE-EMC, IEEE Signal Processing Romania Chapters, and IEEE SMC Romania Chapter and co-organized by the Institute of Computer Science of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch. The conference is mainly dedicated to the e-health systems, medical bioengineering and biomedical engineering, but also addresses related fields. Its specific aim and objectives are to promote concepts and advanced hardware and software technologies in the emerging domains of e-health, medical devices and instrumentation, biosignal and image processing, medical informatics, biomechanics, biomaterials, biotechnologies, medical physics, healthcare management, teaching and (e)learning, rehabilitative and assistive technologies, as well as in some younger disciplines such as bioinformatics, systems biology and the virtual physiological human.
In this respect, some of the prominent future challenges of modern medicine, for which e-health and bioengineering in general are called to approach them, are (non-exhaustively): prosthetic arms, new medical devices and bioinstrumentation for non-invasive diagnosis and treatment, image-guided robotic instruments for surgical interventions, computer and telecom extensively aided of the medical intervention, new and multimodal imaging techniques to see inside the human body from organ to sub-cells structures, diagnostic methods and therapies will become noninvasive or minimally-invasive procedures, intelligent systems and technologies in rehabilitation engineering, a new kind of ambulance to the door, equipped with all necessary for complete diagnosis and communications facilities, new possibilities of providing telemedicine and e-health services, and new ways of home self-care.
Another permanent objective of our biennial conference is to strengthen the interdisciplinary character between medical and technical researchers and practitioners, within the generous setting of medical bioengineering. Moreover, a special attention has to be granted in the future to targeting research to the real needs of the patients of the 3-rd millennium, through different national and international projects, partnerships and collaborations, including the biggest European research program Horizon 2020, as well as other cooperation programs within European Research Area (ERA) are of special interest.
It seems to be no limit to what bioengineering could do in next years to revolutionize medical practice. In fact, the next generations of bioengineers and biomedical engineers will probably develop things we can’t even yet imagine or at most we may dream at.
Dear colleagues, you are all welcome to EHB 2020 !
Professor Hariton Costin,
EHB 2020 General Chair
EHB@WEB 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS