Intelligent Medical Devices for Affordable Healthcare

Monday November 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Professor Dinesh Kumar, RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia will be presenting “Intelligent Medical Devices for Affordable Healthcare”.

Speaker: Professor Dinesh Kumar
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

Day & Time: Monday, November 23, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Room ENG 106
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University
245 Church Street

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Signal Processing Chapter

Contact: Sri Kirshnan,

Abstract: Technology is giving us longer and healthier lives. However, this comes at the cost, both, in terms of the research, infrastructure, and the cost of running the devices. Often, this makes many of these technologies only suitable for the wealthy societies.
Prof Kumar will share his vision for devices and technologies for affordable healthcare. He will count the real cost of the devices, and suggest methods for making these more affordable without compromising the efficacy in improving the health outcomes. While automatic devices are often considered the demand of the wealthy, Kumar will show that these intelligent devices are the necessity for remote communities.

Biography: Dr. Dinesh Kumar is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Kumar did his B.E (Hons) and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai and Delhi and has been researching in the field of developing affordable medical devices for 20 years. Dr. Kumar has been working towards developing intelligent devices and techniques that facilitate the user for early detection of disease, perform risk assessment of disease and provide assistive technologies for people who are frail or disabled. He has published over 350 refereed publications and his work has been cited over 5000 times.