EHB 2015 Program

The participants with oral presentations are kindly asked to prepare a 12 minutes presentation of their papers, by means of MS PowerPoint software. Other 3 minutes are assigned to discussions for each orally presented paper, so a total of 15 minutes are assigned for each paper.

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Modelling and simulation in the respiratory care

Moderators: Prof. Karel Roubik, Ph.D., Martin Rozanek, Ph.D.

About workshop:
Models and simulators of the lungs have important role in optimization and control of mechanical ventilation. The models are consequently involved in the ventilators as automatic ventilator regimens are introduced. The models are used for controlling of ventilatory parameters according to the end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration or saturation of blood by oxygen. Simulators of the lung are used to check function of the ventilators or for demonstration of different modes of mechanical ventilation. Simulators allow to demonstrate assisted modes of mechanical ventilation. A mannequin can be used to demonstrate the interaction between the ventilator and patient. The mannequin and lung simulators have also the unique place in education.

Organizers:

  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of​Biomedical Engineering
 
 
 

Modern methods of learning in dental medicine

Moderator: Prof. Norina Consuela FORNA

About workshop:
The purpose of this workshop is to individualize the opportunity to use top technologies such as 3D-DentSim simulation system and 3D Robodent navigation system in oral implantology, both devices having a considerable impact on dental medical practice.

In the didactic process, the simulation plays an essential role, being employed as the first step in learning practical maneuvers and allowing the cultivation of practical abilities for each clinical entity of dental medicine. The complexity of the simulation includes developing stages beginning with the preparation of the arcade on the mannequin-systems and proceeding with the computer assisted simulation itself, the high quality of the equipment producing the exact maneuver and preparing the required ideal forms.

The use of 3D-DentSim simulation systems makes possible the creation of high precision restorations and the development of backups preserving maximum exigency approaches.

Oral implantology, a challenging domain of dental medicine, brings together methods and techniques characterized by a high level of complexity, which have a profound impact on the clinical outcome. The formative aspects in this field can be materialized through the latest surgical techniques of distance transmission in nowadays oral implantology.

These techniques are used to address the social cases that offer in a spectacular way the chance of full reestablishment of the lost functions caused by edentation.

The special impact of the introduction of these techniques is reflected in the practitioners’ capacity to successfully approach at any moment unexpected situations that appear in everyday practice by acquiring practical abilities that allow quick and efficient technical interventions, which form the basis of the therapeutic success in any clinical situation. The contribution of the robot–based high-technologies to the clinical result is spectacular, offering both precision and a reduction of the failure rates in dental medicine.

Organizers:

  • Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of  Dental Medicine, Iasi, Romania
 
 
 


 

New Advances in Motor-Recovery Neurotechnology

Moderators: Prof. Marian Poboroniuc, Ph.D. and Dănut Irimia, Ph.D.

About workshop:
The latest researches in stroke patient’s rehabilitation techniques argue that repeated movement of the affected upper limb offer the chance to regain its usefulness. Assisting robotics allows patients to perform repeated movements. Such movements can stimulate the brain to regain the upper limb control and the phenomenon has been termed as neuroplasticity.
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can be used to artificially induce the muscle contraction of innervated muscles, and in combination with upper limb exoskeletons and glove may contribute to a better rehabilitation process of the stroke patient’s upper limbs. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has the potential to restore the body motor functions and it has been recommended as interventional procedure in many countries (i.e. NICE-IPG278, UK). Assisting robotics allows patients to perform repeated movements in a well-controlled manner, while the FES-based activation of the muscles helps the brain to relearn the day life movements.
Brain-computer interface (BCI) is a new technology with a potential to restore, substitute, or augment lost motor behaviors in patients with neurological injuries. Just imagine that a patient may control a neuroprosthesis by his/her own thoughts.

The workshop deals with new proposed systems (EXOSLIM, IHRG) consisting in a mechanical structure of exoskeleton type, anthropometrically dimensioned, aiming to ensure the basic anatomical movements in stroke patient’s upper limb and hand, as well as muscle control by means of functional electrical stimulation (FES). Instead of using the traditional surface electrodes some electroconductive yarns which can be easily and effectively integrated into textile structures may provide the electrical stimulation over the muscles (patent request no. A/00673/21.09.2015). Motor Imagery based BCIs can induce neural plasticity and thus serve as an important tool to enhance motor rehabilitation for stroke patients. A new system that integrates BCI and FES techniques aiming to improve motor rehabilitation for stroke patients will be presented too.

Organizers:

  • “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Iasi, Romania
 
 

 

Assistive technologies for people with disabilities

Moderators: Assoc. Prof. R. BOZOMITU, PhD, and Lecturer C. ROTARIU, PhD

About workshop:
Nowadays assistive technology includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative products and services that are used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with many types of disabilities, from cognitive problems to physical impairments. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people with disabilities to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing devices, or changing methods of interacting with the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. In this context the aim of the session is to present and discuss the advances in the research and development of assistive devices and to offer opportunities to the researchers, scientists, and engineers to change ideas, to share knowledge and experience in the field of assistive technology. The session welcomes papers addressing the following areas (but not limited): Augmentative and alternative communication, Assistive technology for visual impairment, Personal emergency response systems, Mobility impairment and wheelchairs, Assistive technology in sport, Assistive technology in education. 

Organizers:

  • Gh. Asachi Technical University, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Iasi, Romania
  • Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering, Iasi, Romania
 
 

 

Medicine and Informatics

Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paraschiva Postolache, MD, PhD, FCCP
                      Assist. Prof. Dr. Anca Munteanu, MD, PhD

About workshop:
Medical informatics deals with the use of IT&C technologies in health care and represents the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in health care services delivery, management and planning. This multidisciplinary field utilizes health information technology to improve health care through a mix of higher quality, higher efficiency (stimulating lower cost and consequently wider availability). Its resources, devices, and methods are involved in optimizing the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics tools consist mainly in computers, formal medical terminologies, clinical guidelines, and information and communication systems.
Clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, (bio)medical research, and alternative medicine are the main fields of application.

Organizers:

  • Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Iasi, Romania
 
 
 
   

EHB 2015 PRIZES

 
 

Registration

Registration - THURSDAY, 19th November, 8-10.00 - Emil Palade Auditorium of University of Medicine

Registration - THURSDAY, 19th November, 11.00 - 15.00 - Room Eminescu (A), Astoria Hotel

Registration - FRIDAY, 20th November, 8.00 - 15.00 - Room Eminescu (A), Astoria Hotel

EHB 2015 – DETAILED CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Time
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Emil Palade Auditorium of University of Medicine

Room Eminescu (A), Astoria Hotel

Room Creanga (B), Astoria Hotel

White Hall (C), Traian Hotel

Room Caragiale (D)
 Traian Hotel

THURSDAY, 19th November

9:00 – 11:00

Conference opening; Invited plenary lectures (I)

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11:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15 Lunch

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Hospital information systems, Medical records, Healthcare networks (I)

Medical devices, Measurements, Instrumentation, Signal Processing (I)

Modeling and Simulation

Decision support systems, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics (I)

15:00 – 17:30

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e/m/p-Health, Telemedicine, Wearable systems

Medical devices, Measurements, Instrumentation, Signal Processing (II)

Workshop: Modeling and simulation in the respiratory care

Hospital information systems, Medical records, H. N. (II)

19:00

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Festive Dinner

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FRIDAY, 20th November

8:00 – 9:30

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Poster Session

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BME-ENA project


9:30 – 11:15


11:15-11:30 - Coffee break

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Invited plenary lectures (II)

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11:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15 Lunch

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Medical devices, Measurements, Instrumentation, Signal Processing (III)

Workshop: Assistive technologies for people with disabilities

 

Biomaterials and Biotechnologies (I)

Hospital information systems, Medical records, H. N. (III)

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Decision support systems, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics (II)

15:00 – 17:00

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Biomaterials and Biotechnologies (II)

Medical imaging and image processing (I)

Decision support systems, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics (III)

Management in Health Care, Teaching,
e-Learning

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Medical devices, Measurements, Instrumentation, Signal Processing (IV)

17:00 – 17:30

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18:30 – 21:00

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SATURDAY, 21st November

9:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

 

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Biomechanics

Medical imaging and image processing (II)(**)

Demonstrative Workshop: New Advances in Motor-Recovery Neurotechnology

BME-ENA project

11:15 – 13:15

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Workshop: Medicine and Informatics

Workshop: Modern methods of learning in dental medicine

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BME-ENA project

13:30 – 14:00

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Conference closing. Award ceremony

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(**) This session begins Saturday at 8:30.