Two days workshop on Point of Care Healthcare Technologies

The IEEE EMBS MSRIT chapter, IEEE EMBS Bangalore chapter in association with M.S.Ramaiah Institute Of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore, organized the two days workshop on Point of care Healthcare Technologies to emphasize on the flagship theme of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, which was held on 23rd and 24th of March, 2015 at the ESB II Seminar Hall, MSRIT campus.



The workshop focused on innovation, research, technology development and best practices in deployment of health monitoring technologies in developing and developed economies for better global healthcare.


About Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

(Your global connection to the world of biomedical engineering)

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international Society of biomedical engineers. The organization’s 9,100 members reside in some 97 countries

around the world. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science. The IEEE EMBS

Bangalore Chapter is very active in organizing various technical events this year to promote the field of biomedical and clinical engineering. The chapter has received the IEEE-EMBS Outstanding Chapter Club Award for the year 2014



The IEEE EMB Student Chapter of M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology has been initiated to bring together students working in the varied domains relevant to Medical Science and Technology aspire to ameliorate the status of Biomedical Engineering, make the Biomedical Engineering students, cognizant of the scopes of this multidisciplinary field and effectuate a sense of professionalism in

them. This is the place where students can apply their electronics, electrical, computer or design skills in Medical field and improve healthcare technology. Our goal is to provide students with a platform through which they can interact with clinicians and take up engineering projects in community services that will address the real problems in healthcare domain.

 Prominent Speakers for the day:


May D. Wang, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Winship Institute, Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, and Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA

Topic: Point-of-Care Technology and  POC Big Data Analytics for Patient-Centric and Outcome-Driven Health Care



Ravi Ramaswamy heads the Health Systems team at the Philips Innovation Campus at Bangalore, India. He is also deeply involved in creating products and solutions for the underserved segment in emerging geographies. The solutions
would be on par with international standards of quality as also affordable. Ravi is member of the India Healthcare Management team and the Management team of PIC.

Dr.HollaMr. Padmanabha Holla is a seasoned software professional holding a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore University.

Dr.RaoDr. Shyam Vasudeva  Rao is the president and CTO of Forus Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. He is also serving as vice
chairman of IEEE EMBS Bangalore .

Topic for talk : Retina a bio marker for systemic diseases

Mr.JagadeeshMr. Jagadeesh is presently working as Director, Primary and Secondary Care Solutions at Philips Innovation Campus Bangalore. He has been with Philips for last 12 years and has worked on various healthcare products like Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, small animal imaging, etc. In his present role, he is focused on developing end to end solutions for Primary and Secondary care settings in growth geographies.

Talk: Efficia 100 ECG and its role in rural healthcare


Dr. Manish Arora has a PhD in applied physics at University of Twente, the Netherlands (2006) and B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT-Delhi (2002). He did post-doctoral research at Institute of Biomedical Engineering at University of Oxford, UK (2006-08) and was appointed as faculty there (2008-10).

DrDayaprasad G Kulkarni – a medical doctor, public health specialist, entrepreneur, artist and development consultant; returned as a Fellow from the East West Centre, Hawaii, USA successfully completing the Asia Pacific Leadership Program and founded DoctorsForSevaArogya Foundation – a voluntary platform for doctors to provide free healthcare services to the underserved

Dr. KalagaMadhav received his PhD in Instrumentation from Indian Institute of Science in 2007. In 2014 he joined the BigTec Labs in Bangalore where he is currently working towards advancing the technology and manufacturability readiness of the ingenuously built medical diagnostic systems.

“Fast and Affordable Diagnostics

 Raman is an experienced product development professional with over 22 years of experience having worked in multiple domains like Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors, Telecom and Healthcare. He was involved in end to end development of products like high end STBs, DVD/Hard Disc recorders &Blu Ray players, Digital TV, 3GPP Smart card OS, Sling box, etcTitle: Medical Product Development Life Cycle