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2019 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)
Call for Papers
The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is a scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biological and biomedical imaging, across all scales of observation. It fosters knowledge transfer among different imaging communities and contributes to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging. ISBI is a joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The 2019 meeting will be held in Venice, Italy and will include tutorials, challenges and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited special sessions, as well as oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers.
Prof Nigel Lovell, EMBS President (2017-2018) gave the keynote lecture at the Austrian eHealth conference discussing therole biomedical engineering plays in eHealth research from sensors to decision-making. Pictured with Dr Lovell (right) is the Conference Chair Dr Günter Schreier (left), who is also the current President of the Austrian Biomedical Engineering Society.
PRACTICAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF PUTTING AI AND ROBOTICS TO WORK FOR PATIENTS
The healthcare industry is often quick to embrace technology, so it is no surprise that the application of programmable robotic systems and artificial intelligence is being explored. There are robotic systems that assist with complex but minimally invasive surgery; rehabilitation robotics are helping patients regain physical function after strokes; and robots are helping elderly patients lead more active lives. For its part, AI increasingly plays a role in the diagnosis of illnesses and the planning of treatment programs. Expert systems that scan the rapidly growing body of scientific literature are helping clinicians achieve more accurate assessments of patients in a shorter time. These advanced technologies are quickly becoming big business. Research company Frost and Sullivan predicts that the AI market for health care will increase 40% per year between 2014 and 2021; and market intelligence firm Tractica forecasts that healthcare robot shipments will exceed 10,000 units per year by 2021.
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