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IMAPS announces biomedical electronics advanced technology workshop (ATW)
Keywords: IMAPS, Biomedical, Electronics
IMAPS has announced an Advanced Technology Workshop (ATW) on Biomedical Electronics and Applications to be held November 13-15, 2002, at the Renaissance Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Electronics as applied to biomedicine is a major enabling technology for the diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, and monitoring of human health conditions. Recent advances in device deve- lopment and packaging have allowed such amazing devices as artificial retinas, implantable devices (pacers, defibrillators, infusion pumps), remote patient monitoring and healthcare delivery systems, and telemedicine applications. The technical program will focus on the latest biomedical electronic devices, systems, and applications, with particular emphasis on design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and materials selection operations.
Abstracts are being requested for relevant topics including Implantable Devices and Systems – pacemakers, defibrillators, infusion pumps; Sensors and Electrodes – intervascular probes, cortical electrodes, temperature and pH sensors, glucose sensors, sensor arrays; Patient Monitoring- wireless monitoring, patient/doctor alert systems, smart monitors; Telemedicine – communications links and bandwidth, information transfer and security; Therapeutic Devices – pain blocking systems, drug dispensing systems, optical and auditory devices, robotic surgery; Laboratory Equipment – X-rays, MRIs, microfluidics; Biomedical Electronics in Space – ingestible pills, smart vests, monitoring and sampling systems; Biomedical Materials-biocompatibility, nanotechnology, microelectromechanical systems, polyimide, diamond-like carbon; Reliability of Biomedical Devices – field failure data, reliability testing, hermeticity; and more.
An outstanding program is planned with internationally recognized authorities from industry and academia. Those wishing to present papers may submit a 200-word abstract electronically by July 12, 2002, using the on-line submittal form at: www.imaps.org/abstracts.htm