Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare: Futuristic Antenna Technology and AI for Telemedicine and Biomedical Applications

Department of Electronics & Communication engineering of CARE College of Engineering in association with IETE and IEEE CARE student branch organized A Five day STTP on “Breaking Boundaries on Healthcare: Futuristic Antenna Design for Telemedicine and Biomedical Applications using Artificial Intelligence” in online mode from 21.08.2023 to 25.08.2023.

We are proud to share that this STTP has garnered interest from 74 participants across 14 states of India. Our participants include researchers, academicians, industry professionals and Students who are keen to explore the synergy between antenna design and AI for healthcare applications.

The Programme started 21.08.2023 at 10.15 am with the welcome address by Dr.J.Jeyarani, Professor, Department of ECE and inaugurated by Dr.D.Sriram Kumar, Professor, Department of ECE,  NIT, Trichy on. He outlines the Objectives, Methodologies, Results and Potential Impact of the Research at the intersection of Antenna Design, Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on revolutionizing healthcare delivery and diagnostics.

The Morning session of the event held on 21.08.2023 at 10.30 am was expertly conducted by Dr. K. Prabu, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal, Karnataka. Dr. Prabu’s session revolved around the intriguing topic of “Smart Antenna Systems for Wireless Telemedicine and Biomedical Applications”. The Presentation provided a comprehensive insight into the challenges and research issues inherent in this cutting-edge field. Dr. Prabu emphasized the growing importance of Wireless Telemedicine in Modern Healthcare.

The second day of the event held on 22nd August 2023, featured an engaging and enlightening session on “Unlocking the Potential of Biomedical Engineering with Machine Learning: Innovations and Applications”. The session was conducted by Dr. Gaurav Bajpai, Director of Partnerships and Grants at Kampala International University, Uganda. Dr. Bajpai’s presentation delved into the intricate fusion of Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, highlighting its concept, innovations and wide-ranging applications. The session wasn’t just a monologue, it transformed into an interactive dialogue. Dr. Bajpai actively engaged the audience by encouraging questions and discussions. This facilitated an exchange of ideas, experiences, and queries, elevating the learning experience and making the session more enriching.

The Third day of the event held on 23rd August 2023, featured an insightful session by Dr. S. Anand, Professor at the Centre for Nanotechnology Research, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore. The session revolved around the captivating topic of “Miniaturized Antenna Arrays for Wearable Biomedical Devices and Remote Patient Monitoring in Telemedicine”. Dr. Anand adeptly navigated through the complexities of antenna design and its significance in wearable healthcare technology, providing valuable insights into research trends. Dr. Anand delved into the pivotal role of wearable biomedical devices in Modern Healthcare.

The fourth day of the event commenced on 24th August 2023 with an immersive hands-on training session led by Mr. Pankaj Chawla, Senior Application Engineer at Jyothi Electronics, Ahmedabad. The focus of the session was “Advanced CST Training”, offering participants a unique opportunity to engage in CST Tool Practical Exercises. This interactive session left a significant impact on the research scholars in attendance, leading many to express their gratitude for the valuable experience. He highlighted the role of CST tools in simulation, analysis, and practical problem-solving.

The final day of the session, held on August 25, 2023, commenced its forenoon session with an enlightening presentation by Dr. Jaikumar, an esteemed Associate Professor at K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College, Trichy. The Session focused on the pertinent topic of “Navigating Telemedicine: Challenges Faced by Doctors in Virtual Healthcare”. The presentation aimed to shed light on the real-time challenges encountered by healthcare practitioners while navigating the realm of telemedicine. Dr. Jaikumar began by providing a succinct overview of telemedicine, elucidating its role in bridging the gap between doctors and patients, especially in remote or inaccessible areas.

The focus of the afternoon session was on the “Future of Wireless Communication with 6G Networks & Challenges in Deploying 5G and 6G” by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Technical Lead at Nokia Solutions Networks, Manyata Tech Park, Bangalore. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s presentation aimed to provide a forward-looking perspective on the evolution of wireless communication and the hurdles encountered in the deployment of 5G and the upcoming 6G networks. Dr. Radhakrishnan provided a clear introduction to the concepts of 5G and the anticipated 6G networks. He elaborated on their fundamental differences, showcasing how 5G’s increased speed, reduced latency, and higher capacity laid the groundwork for 6G’s potential to enable futuristic applications like holographic communications, advanced AI, and extended reality experiences. He also discussed the issues related to infrastructure development, spectrum allocation, regulatory frameworks, and the need for international collaboration to ensure a seamless rollout of 5G and, in the future, 6G. His Session left a lasting impact on the participants.





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