Tuesday, May 24, 2011

IEEE EMBS, Baltimore Technical & Professional Development Seminar

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) , Baltimore Chapter is holding a Chapter Meeting and a Technical/Professional Summer Seminar on June 11, 2011 at the National Electronics Museum located near BWI airport.

We have two speakers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road (next to Marriott Hotel at BWI
Linthicum Heights, MD

Date: 11-June-2011
Time: 10:30AM to 02:00PM

1. Bola Asiyanbola, MD, MRCS Assistant Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Topic: "Multi-perspective technology: A new solution for post-operative retained foreign bodies using Computer Aided Detection"

Postoperative retained foreign bodies are a recalcitrant problem. Automated Data Identity Capture (ADIC) technologies have been developed recently to detect retained foreign bodies, however, these systems mainly track and do not detect RFB. In addition ADIC can only be used on sponges therefore X-rays are still necessary. The addition of CAD in X-rays to detect RFB will aid accuracy of detection and reduce the false negative results of X-rays alone.

2. Boris Gramatikov, PhD Assistant Professor, Wilmer Opthalmologial Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Topic: “Physiological background, optical principles and electronic technologies for tracking eye movements”

Many clinical situations require precise identification of the direction of gaze, often even without calibration. This is possible by utilizing the birefringent properties of the fovea - the most sensitive part of the retina. Birefringence is the property of materials to change the polarization state of light. The talk will focus on retinal/foveal birefringence scanning using polarized light, to detect eye alignment and central fixation in young children with the goal of screening for risk of amblyopia ("lazy eye"). In addition, eye-tracking applications will be discussed.

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