MedTech Week 2017: Vill du forska? En inspirationsdag på Sahlgrenska för dig i sjukvården

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Den 15 juni 2017 är du välkommen att vara med på en inspirationsdag om klinisk medicinteknisk forskning som riktar sig just till dig som är eller studerar till läkare, sjuksköterska, sjukhusfysiker eller jobbar med annat inom vården.

Den 15 juni arrangerar MedTech West på uppdrag av Medtech4Health och Swedish Medtech det europeiska initiativet European Medtech Week på Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset. Syftet är att fira medicinteknikens betydelse för människor under en vecka. Vi på MedTech West arbetar för att skapa fler projekt där medicintekniska forskare från Chalmers arbetar tillsammans med medarbetare i vården som står för de kliniska delarna av studierna. Under dagen bjuder vi på inspiration och information om hur det är att forska på sjukhuset. Medarbetare från Sahlgrenska Akademin, sjuksköterskeutbildningen, sjukhuset, Innovationsplattformen och Gothia Forum finns på plats för att berätta om vilken service som finns och vad de kan hjälpa dig med. Förutom det kommer du att få lyssna på inspirerande föredrag av läkare, sjukgymnaster och sjukhusfysiker som samtidigt forskar.

Sjukhusdirektören Ann-Marie Wennberg sparkar igång dagen kl. 10.00, vi bjuder anmälda deltagare på lunch med mingel och du får möjlighet att ställa frågor på vår minimässa i foajén utanför. Runt kl. 15.00 avslutar vi dagen.

Var? Hjärtats aula, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset
När? 10.00-15.00 den 15 juni 2017

OBS! Programmet är preliminärt och kommer att uppdateras här på vår hemsida. Du som anmält dig kommer att få uppdateringar till den emailadress du anmält dig med.

10.00-10.30 Sjukhusdirektören Ann-Marie Wennberg inviger dagen
10.30-10.45 Henrik Mindedal MedTech West
10.45-11.00 Reidar Gårdebäck Medtech4Health
11.00-11.30 Erik Djäken-Mårtensson från Innovationsplattformen berättar om usability-studier samt forskning i BoIC tillsammans med Mårten Falkenberg, radiolog och kärlkirurg

11.30-12.30 LUNCHMINGEL och MINIMÄSSA UTANFÖR HJÄRTAT:
Gothia Forum
Innovationsplattformen
Medtech4Health
Swedish Medtech
Sahlgrenska Akademin Internationella avdelningen för utlandsstudier/ forskning utomlands
Sahlgrenska Akademin Studievägledningen

12.30-13.00 Johan Ljungqvist, nyligen disputerad neurolog om sin avhandling och sin del i forskningsprojektet strokefinder (mikrovågshjälm som används för att diagnosticera blödning i hjärnan)

13.00-13.30 Kerstin Lagerstrand, sjukhusfysiker om sin roll som forskare, de forskningsprojekt hon varit delaktig i och hur det fungerar att forska i vardagen på avdelningen för Medicinsk Fysik och Teknik

13.30-14.00 Lina Bunketorp-Käll, disputerad sjukgymnast som arbetar på C.A.R.E (Centre for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities) på Mölndals sjukhus och är delaktig i forskningsprojekt kring exempelvis fantomsmärtor i amputerade kroppsdelar

14.00-14.30 Anna Bäck, 1:e sjukhusfysiker om sin roll som forskare på strålbehandling, de forskningsprojekt hon varit delaktig i och hur det fungerar att vara 1:e sjukhusfysiker på avdelningen för Medicinsk Fysik och Teknik

14.30-14.50 Karin Ahlberg, Docent och sjuksköterska berättar om den modell man tagit fram för sjuksköterskors akademiska utveckling idag och i framtiden

14.50-15.00 SAMMANFATTNING OCH AVSLUTNING

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Välkommen till en inspirationsdag som kan förändra din framtid!

Läs om MedtechWeek 2017 på Medtech4Healths hemsida>>
Du kan också vara med under Medtech Week 13-17 juni och diskutera medicinteknik. Dela din berättelse om vad medicinteknik är för dig i sociala medier. Använd hashtagg #medtechweek (engelska) eller #medtechweekSE (svenska).

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Jun
12
2017
Lunchseminar with Harvard professor Nouchine Hadjikhani concerning autism research
Time 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Location Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg

Nouchine HadjikhaniThree years ago, Nouchine held a lunchseminar for MedTech West on her autism disorder research.

At this seminar, Nouchine will be presenting data related to two new hypothesis concerning autism spectrum disorders. One is the Predictive Impairment Hypothesis, and refers to the work she is currently doing with P. Sinha’s group at MIT, and the other one is the Excitatory/Inhibitory imbalance hypothesis, and refers to work I have been doing in my lab and that we are also now conducting with the GNC.

Nouchine Hadjikhani is Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the Neurolimbic Research Laboratory. She is also an Assistant in Radiology at Mass General Hospital and Visiting Professor at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, GNC, Gothenburg University. She is an author of 93 peer-review articles and 9 books chapters and other publications.

In her work Nouchine has employed neuroanatomy, histology, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) as well as behavioral methods, including eye-tracking, to study the normal and the diseased brain.

In her study she discovered and characterized the area of the brain that is responsible for color vision with use of fMRI. She also showed that the aura of migraine was a phenomenon similar to cortical spreading depression and has since studied the long-term effects of migraine on the brain. In the field of autism, she demonstrated that “low level” visual processing is normal in individuals with autism, ruling out a bottom-up deficit. She was also the first to provide data disproving a popular theory stating that individuals with autism are lacking the brain area devoted to face identification (the “fusiform face area”, or FFA). Anatomical and functional studies conducted by her team have evidenced the presence of abnormalities in the so-called “mirror neuron” areas (which enable us to mimic and mentally simulate the emotions, behavior and movement of others) of young adults with high-functioning autism. Her current work is dedicated to understand the neural bases of the deficits of social instinct in ASD, and to develop neural biomarkers that will help to objectify the effect of therapeutic approaches, both behavioral and pharmacological. Most recently, she demonstrated that affective empathy is preserved in individuals with autism. She published the first functional study on the perception of body expression of emotion in normal subjects. In her current research she is using this new model of emotion perception to examine neurodevelopmental disorders and intend to explore this aspect of emotional cognition in autism, together with the influence of gaze in face processing.

For her outstanding research in the field of autism she received Niclas Öberg Life Watch Award in 2016 and The Leenaards Award in 2010.

Nouchine´s profile at GNC>>

If you register before 13:00 pm on Wednesday 7 June, you will be served a light lunch after the seminar.

When? 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch) Monday 12 June 2017
Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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VERY WELCOME TO THE LAST MTW SEMINAR BEFORE SUMMER!

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Master thesis presentation by Fredrik Boldizar and Una Slipac on 30 May

On Tuesday 30 May, Fredrik Boldizar and Una Slipac will be presenting their master thesis with the title “Optimizing design of on-scalp MEG systems” here at MedTech West. Supervisors: Justin Schneiderman and Bushra Riaz.

Where: Conference room, MedTech West, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Röda stråket 10B
When: Tuesday May 30, 10:00

Welcome!

Abstract
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a non-invasive functional neuroimaging method. The advantages of MEG include high spatial and temporal resolutions which give precise, detailed information about the neurological activity in the brain. State-of-the-art MEG systems use low critical temperature superconducting quantum interference device (low-Tc SQUID) sensors.

A major limitation of commercial MEG related to the low-Tc sensors on which it relies is the need for an insulation space of ∼20mm between the sensors and the scalp of the subject,which in turn increases the distance to the magnetic sources under study, i.e. neural currents in the brain. The insulation also decreases the flexibility of the system, so much so that anything other than a rigid helmet design is impractical. New advances in sensor technology such as the more precise high-Tc SQUIDs have made it possible to significantly reduce this insulation between sensor and scalp, from a few cms down ∼1 mm. This allows for new MEG system designs that are flexible and more suitable for different head sizes and shapes. The aim of this project is to evaluate different configurations of on-scalp MEG sensor layouts that may be viable alternatives to a rigid helmet system which are more adaptable for different subjects.

The layouts were simulated on four different subjects, two primary and two secondary subjects. Simulations were done using matlab, python and C, with software toolkits MNE-C and MNE-Python. Within this project, 8 different on-scalp layouts were simulated and compared to one another, the commercial Elekta Neuromag system, and the four on-scalp layouts previously done by Riaz et. al. The metrics used to evaluate the new MEG arrays were total information capacity (Itot) and Spatial Information Density (SID) maps. Two different sensor noise levels were chosen, an optimistic one (10 fT/Hz) and a conservative one (50fT/Hz). There were two approaches used when designing the new layouts: sets of similar layouts based on a simple geometrical shape and then distributed around the head and segmentation of a helmet design into parts. These shapes were then covered with sensors using a Chebyshev net algorithm.

Itot results indicate the Elekta system does not perform as well as most of the high-Tc layouts. This held true for both the optimistic and conservative noise levels. However, SID-maps provide evidence for the high-Tcs only being viable when using the optimistic sensor noise level of 10 fT/Hz. Out of these results, the square-shaped cryostats and the segmented helmet were noteworthy, both of which ranked at the top according to all metrics.

Designing a fully adaptable MEG sensor layout that is still viable performance-wise is a difficult task, and can be done in a number of ways. If using a large number of commonly shaped cryostats, then a square shape is preferred. When using the optimistic sensor noise level, a segmented helmet design was found to be most efficient regarding number of sensors and total information.

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May
19
2017
MedTech West and Chalmers seminar with Dr. Kateryna Arkhypova from Ukraine
Time 14:00
Location ES51, Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers Johanneberg

NOTE! Important changes have been made to this seminar when it comes to both time and location.

kateryna_photoWelcome to a seminar with the title “What Makes Microwave Dielectrometry Valuable for In Vitro Diagnostics” with Dr. Kateryna Arkhypova, O.Y. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics NAS of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Ukraine).

Where? Landahlsrummet, Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers Johanneberg
When? 10:30 at 19 May, 2017

Abstract
Different cellular malfunctions provide the basis of most common diseases, which are failed to detect in the early stages. One of the possible ways to evaluate the defect is to monitor receptor-membrane activity of different cells, the red blood cells, for example.
The advances in microwave technologies have contributed to their widespread usage from industry and engineering to healthcare. Being contactless, label-free, and reasonably inexpensive, microwave-based techniques are particularly attractive for biomedical applications.
The presentation will focus on the concept of microliter dielectric sensing of human blood samples by waveguide technique at microwave frequency (39.5 GHz). It will be presented the summarized results of the 5-year research on developing a multidisciplinary approach to the characterization of erythrocytes dielectric response, in parallel with biochemical studies of their receptor-membrane activity, obtained within the scope of a case-control study for in vitro diagnostics of acute and chronic neurological conditions.

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May
8
2017
WiSE seminar 8 May: Virpi Tuunainen
Time 11:30-13:00

Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto-yliopisto, Aalto University, Econ, School of Economics, 2011

At this WiSE seminar professor Virpi Tuunainen will present her research in the field of Information Systems Science (ISS), which is a discipline combining business and technology.

Typically residing in business schools, the ISS scholars are essentially trying to understand how we can change the world with ICT, and ICT enabled or supported services. We are not software engineers or computer scientists, but not quite business scholars (as in marketing, management, economics, finance, etc), either. Our interest focuses on technology related issues and phenomena that we attempt to make sense, learn from and provide advice for with theories and tools adapted from business disciplines and social sciences. Overall, we are a bit “too techy” for other business school scholars, but also “too soft” for colleagues in engineering fields. Yet, being “in between” is useful in many ways, for example, in making it possible for us to be able to “speak the same language” with a wide range of practitioners in firms and other organisations. In this presentation, Virpi will discuss some of the opportunities as well as challenges of ISS research.

Virpi Tuunainen is a professor of information systems science at the Department of Information and Service Economy of Aalto University School of Business, and past director of Aalto University Service Factory (2010-2015). She’s a Jubilee Professor at the Department of Applied IT in Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg in 2017. Earlier, she has been a visiting professor/researcher in University of Hong Kong, University of Texas at Austin, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Auckland, Roskilde University and Copenhagen Business School. Virpi´s current research focuses on ICT enabled or enhanced services, customer and community digital innovation, and creative use of ICT.

NOTE! During the seminar, WiSE will serve lunch to participants that have registered before 11.00 am on Friday 5 May.

When?11:30-13:00 on Monday 8 May, 2017
Where?Landahlsrummet, Maskingränd 2, vån 7Ö, Chalmers Johanneberg

VERY WELCOME!

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WiSE aims at creating a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology.

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May
11
2017
MedTech West lunchseminar: Wearable Sensors
Time 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Location Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

wearIT_group1At this lunchseminar Kristina Malmgren, professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, and Jan Wipenmyr, senior project manager at RISE Acreo, will tell us about the wearITmed project.

The overall objective of the project is to develop a novel wearable sensor system with advanced signal processing and sensor fusion that utilises textiles as an active component to overcome problems related to signal artefacts emanating from sensor-patient interface and to provide patient comfort. This sensor system aims to monitor the symptoms of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson´s disease and stroke.

Specific goals are to develop a wearable sensor system demonstrator, including both integrated gyros/accelerometers and textile sensors, useful for the evaluation of clinically relevant movement patterns and other physiological parameters, and further to establish disease discriminating and treatment responsive objective variables.

There is a need for easy-to-use wearable sensors with the possibility of continuous measurement, both at hospital and at home making it possible to improve diagnosis, monitor disease progression or improvement and tailor treatments.

Professor Kristina Malmgren, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, is the principal investigator for the wearITmed project and Jan Wipenmyr is senior project manager at RISE Acreo.

The five year project is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning) and include the MedTech West partners Sahlgrenska Academy/University of Gothenburg and University of Borås together with RISE/Acreo and Swerea/IVF.

If you register before 13:00 pm on Monday 8 May, you will be served a light lunch after the seminar.

When? 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch) 11 May 2017
Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

VERY WELCOME!

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