IEEE APS Nagoya Chapter


Technical Lecture (Dr. Raul Chavez-Santiago)

Feb. 19, 2010, 10:30-12:00
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Building No. 6, 11th floor
Speaker: Dr. Raul Chavez-Santiago
(The Interventional Centre, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway)

TITLE: Current Research on Biomedical Wireless Sensors at the RikshospitaletUniversity Hospital in Norway

Rikshospitaletis a highly specialized university hospital with assignments in research and development (R&D) of new medical treatment methods. The Interventional Centre (IVS) contains the R&D technology facilities for all the clinical and laboratory departments of the hospital. The IVS has research interests in a variety of fields such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), video-guided surgery, ultrasound, robotics for telesurgery, biosensors, etc. This talk will focus on the current research at the IVS on wireless sensors networks for medical applications. The sensors, signals, and systems research group aims to facilitate deployment of intelligent sensors and systems for surgery, minimal invasive therapy, and in-house healthcare monitoring. Our current research is devoted to efficient design and development of novel medical sensors, power efficient real time signal processing algorithms, and on-body and in-body wireless communication. Through national and international scientific collaboration, this group has successfully initiated large scale research projects such as “Biomedical Wireless Sensor Network (BWSN)” and “Medical Sensing, Localization, and Communication using Ultra Wideband Technology (MELODY).” An overview of all these activities will be presented.
Raul Chavez-Santiago got his B.Sc. degree in telecommunications and electronics engineering in 1997. After some years of experience working in the telecommunications industry, he returned to academia and got the Ph.D. degree from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in 2007. He held postdoctoral positions at the Informatics Research Laboratory (LRI) of the University Paris-Sud XI, France, and at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Since February 2009, he is a research fellow at the Interventional Centre, Rikshospitalet, Norway, where he carries out investigations on wireless sensor networks for medical applications. He is also affiliated with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and represents Norway in the management committee of the COST Action IC0902 on cognitive radio and heterogeneous wireless networks.