Centre for Bio-mechanical Engineering at SOA varsity soon

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16:
With healthcare technology undergoing a revolution in the past decade, the SOA
University here is focusing on the establishment of a superlative Centre for
Bio-mechanical Engineering soon, university vice-chancellor Prof Amit Banerjee
said on Friday.
“We are planning to
set up this facility for intense research. The university already has an
inter-disciplinary research council,” Prof. Banerjee said while speaking at the
inauguration of a two-day national seminar on ‘Advanced and Innovative
Technology for Transforming Healthcare’ at the University.
He said India did not
lack in innovative ideas but they needed to be properly channelized to benefit
the society.
The seminar, sponsored
by the Department of Science and Technology, has attracted a galaxy of
researchers and academicians from across the country.
The experts attending
the seminar included Prof AG Ramakrishna, Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru, Dr. Ram B.Hatangadi, Director, Philips Healthcare, Bengaluru, Dr.
V.V.Raghavendra Sai of Biomedical Engineering Group, IIT, Madras, Dr. Tapan
Kumar Gandhi, IIT, Delhi and Prof. Gautam Saha, IIT, Kharagpur.
The speakers said that
healthcare technology had been advancing over the last few years aiming to
ensure cost-effective, accurate, less invasive and faster devices and the
seminar would demonstrate the impact of integration of medical science and
engineering for better healthcare.
The seminar, they
said, had provided a platform for academicians, researchers and industry
professionals to exchange ideas and results in areas of biomedical
instrumentation, biosensors, signal, image processing and neural engineering in
healthcare applications.

Prof Sureswar Mohanty,
Head of Neurosurgery at the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital,
Prof. Gangadhar Sahu, Dean, IMS and Sum Hospital, Prof. P.K.Nanda, Dean
(Research) of SOA University, Prof. P.K.Sahu, Dean, Institute of Technical
Education and Research (ITER), Prof. A.G.Ramakrishna and Dr. S.S.Sabut,
Convenor of the seminar spoke at the inaugural function.

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