Thursday, January 30, 2014

Code that moves

The next phase in computer code is to make things move and interact with the physical world. Most computer programs involve making programs that run on screens and people stair at the screens. Mobile computing like laptops, tablets, and smart phone made those screens we stair at portable. The next phase is to make code that moves robotic devices and devices that sense our physical world and interact with it. The computer processor brains that now fit in our smart phones will be embedded in devices with cameras, wheels, legs, arms, light and touch sensors and start interacting with us.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Where smart medical devices should go

Smart medical devices that use automated image processing to assist clinicians especially in low resource healthcare systems can be developed and have an immediate impact in low resource healthcare systems. Algorithms and software are available to assist medical clinicians in diagnosis and treatment planning. Not many of these system are in clinical practice because high resource developed healthcare systems have human experts that can do an excellent job. Low resource healthcare systems lack the necessary experts and the software that exists today could make an immediate impact.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Arterial Tortuosity PhD defense

I picked a topic that created lots of pictures and graphics so hopefully my PhD defense presentation looks somewhat cool.