The ICMR – IIT Kharagpur MedTech Summer Internship Award 2017 is announced. For details of this award and recipient list, please visit this link.
ABOUT SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS FOR LIFE SCIENCE
Signals and Systems for Life Science is a thrust area of research at IIT Kharagpur. This draws research faculty from many Departments, Schools and Centres. While School of Medical Science & Technology is fully dedicated to this domain, there are research groups in Dept.s of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry etc. actively engaged in this field. Research faculty and students have won various awards for their contribution in this area. The activities have drawn interest from India and abroad.
The upcoming super-speciality hospital at IIT Kharagpur for which construction work has started, makes it a fit case for the start of a platform that would harness all its energy to bring greater focus to its effort in this domain. Through this initiative we aim to address important research problems that asks coming together of best practices of medical, engineering and science disciplines.
IMPRINT-India Healthcare team now has participation from 16 IITs and IISc. The activities are now divided in 15 domains. For proper dissemination of information a dedicated website is launched which puts together everything at one place.
Second Pan IIT, IISc IMPRINT-India workshop was held on 16th August, 2015 at IIT Delhi and has representation from 16 institutions. IIT Kharagpur team was represented by Prof.s Anupam Basu (Jt. Lead, CSE & IT), Prabir K Biswas (Jt. Lead, CSE & IT), Suman Chakraborty (Jt. Lead, Healthcare), Goutam Saha (Jt. Lead, Healthcare and Institute Coordinator). IITKGP Healthcare presentation for this workshop is available at http://tinyurl.com/IMPRINT-Healthcare-IITKGP-2
A press conference was conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) and Institute of Pulmocare & Research Kolkata on July 09, 2015. This was related to peer recognition of novel findings of a collaborative research, taken up by two institutes. Details of this can be found at http://signalsystemsforlifescience.in/?p=417
There was a visit by Robert Bosch Engineering India Ltd (RBEI), Bangalore team on July 07, 2015 here to explore joint activity in Healthcare area. Technology demonstrations were arranged to the visiting team in different departments. The concluding session of this day long visit discussed possibilities, where for now we work on (i)one or more projects together, (ii)some matured / semi-matured IIT Kharagpur technologies taken up by RBEI for industrialization, and (iii)student working as interns in RBEI to get industry perspective. A greater level of engagement is expected after these early initiatives.
About 150 faculty members and research students working in healthcare area attended Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), IIT Kharagpur organized training programme on Ethics in Clinical Research – Schedule “Y” & Good Clinical Practice on 11th June, 2015 from 11.00 – 01.45 PM. A short report and some of the training videos are available at http://ipriitkgp.blogspot.in/2015/06/ethics-in-clinical-research.html
Thirteen of the concept notes submitted from IITKGP are approved by DRDO for further considerations. Full proposals are to be prepared by July 03, 2015 in LSRB format.
Both the EoIs submitted by us have got good reviews, and full proposals are invited for both from respective teams by 21st June, 2015.
First Pan IIT and IISc Workshop on IMPRINT India was held in IIT Kanpur on 11th May 2015. IITKGP Team was represented by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti (Director), Prof Sunando Dasgupta (Dean SRIC), Prof Anupam Basu (CSE & Chairman CET), Prof Suman Chakraborty (ME and Head SMST), Prof Goutam Saha (E&ECE and Coordinator, Signals & Systems for Life Science Mega Project). For more, please visit our blog post http://signalsystemsforlifescience.in/?p=358
Two Expression of Interests (EOI) are submitted for the ITRA Human Simulator RFP within April 19, 2015 deadline. Prof. Sanjoy Bandyopadhyaya leads one team and Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyaya the other. The EOI preparation brought some leading institutes / experts of life science domain closer to us, to initiate collaborative work.
Approval of Director, IIT Kharagpur has been received to start two new projects titled, “Audio Visual Integration and Learning – Implications for Dyslexia” and “Sensing-based Fetal ECG (FECG) monitoring for Point-of-Care Applications.” (Please visit our blog for more.)
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) organized a one day exhibition on 11th March, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the theme “Innovation in Medical Science & Technology” as a part of weeklong “Festival of innovation” that was inaugurated by Honourable President of India. From IIT Kharagpur, Heart / Lung Sound Analyzer was selected and Prof. Goutam Saha from was present in the exhibition on behalf of the IIT Kharagpur research team. (For more, please visit our blog.)
A four member team from IIT Kharagpur comprising of Prof. Sanjay K Gupta, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Prof. Chandan Chakraborty (SMST) and Prof. Santanu Dhara attended a workshop on UK-India R&D linkages at Chennai during 10-11, 2015. Collaborative research and affordable healthcare were key strands of this workshop. (Please visit our blog for more.)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Ben Gurion University (BGU), Israel jointly organized a workshop for E-health to foster collaborative research, identify the needs and key areas of imaging, data analytics and entrepreneurial innovation among the researchers, medical professionals, developers, and industrial partners working in different areas of healthcare in India and Israel. The … Continue reading India-Israel E-Health Workshop
On Jan. 29, 2017 the SSLS team had the privilege of presenting their work before Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Dr. Chidambaram praised this unique initiative, the coming together of medical and technology domain experts. Since its inception in 2014, every SSLS project has a prerequisite of having a … Continue reading Presentation before Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India
The SSLS team had an opportunity to present their activities before Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur & DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, BARC on Dec. 20, 2016. Individual projects were presented in brief along with results achieved, till date. Project investigators responded to various queries of the Honourable Chairman and received … Continue reading Presentation before Chairman, BoG, IIT Kharagpur
A review of the SSLS project activities was conducted on Dec. 01, 2016 in the Board Room, Director’s Office. The review panel consisted of Director, IIT Kharagpur; Dean, SRIC, IIT Kharagpur, Associate Dean, SRIC, IIT Kharagpur, Head, Advanced Technology & Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur, Head, School of Bioscience, IIT Kharagpur. A consolidated single threaded presentation … Continue reading Review of SSLS Projects
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have signed an MoU on Jan. 21, 2016 to come together to promote interaction and collaboration between faculty, staff and students of IITKGP and ICMR institutions. This collaboration will be facilitating student exchange programmes for a short duration, such as summer/winter terms … Continue reading ICMR- IIT Kharagpur Collaboration
A press conference was conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) and Institute of Pulmocare & Research Kolkata on July 09, 2015. This was related to peer recognition of novel findings of a collaborative research, taken up by two institutes (Respirology: Editorial, Editor’s Choice). Director, IIT Kharagpur in his public message congratulated … Continue reading Press Release 09-07-2015
The prestigious DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2015 had five submissions from IIT Kharagpur. All these innovations were related to life science domain research, a thrust area activity of the institute involving researchers from different departments, schools, centres. According to the published report (Link), the program received a record 1,300 applications for innovative ideas … Continue reading Winning Technologies
Under the initiative entitled IMPacting Rsearch, INnovation and Techhnology, IMPRINT India, MHRD has given the IITs and IISc the responsibility to develop an Education and Research Policy Roadmap for Ten Technology Domains. IITKGP is Coordinating two critical thematic areas and participating in all areas. The TEN technology domains/themes and coordinating institutes for IMPRINT India are: (i) … Continue reading IMPRINT India: Healthcare Roadmap
Based on the review received by Dean, SRIC on Signals and Systems for Life Science (SSLS), Phase – II submitted proposals, Director, IIT Kharagpur has approved two projects titled “Audio Visual Integration and Learning – Implications for Dyslexia” and “Sensing-based Fetal ECG (FECG) monitoring for Point-of-Care Applications” to get started now. For the first project, Dr. … Continue reading Two New Projects
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) organized a one day exhibition on 11th March, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the theme “Innovation in Medical Science & Technology” as a part of weeklong “Festival of innovation” that was inaugurated by Honourable President of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan press release: http://presidentofindia.nic.in/press-release-detail.htm?1380 ). For this 11th March, 2015 exhibition, proposals were sought from … Continue reading Rashtrapati Bhaban Exhibition