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Colloquium: Machine Diagnostics and Rehabilitation - the Humaine Touch, Prof. Vered Aharonson (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-13:00 EET.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Machine Diagnostics and Rehabilitation - the Humaine Touch


Speaker: Prof. Vered Aharonson
Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 12:00-13:00 EET
Host: Andreas Pitsillides (cspitsil-AT-cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2018.aharonson

The ideal of individualized, patient-centered health care, eHealth which can alleviate the burden from health care institutions necessitate technologies that could provide qualitative, as well as simple and low-cost diagnosis, monitoring and rehabilitation. These technologies today often neglect the user/patient’s experience where patients feel intimidated by the device and therefore are less cooperative. This lecture presents several studies that explored the feasibility of these concepts in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Speech, hand movement and gait were extracted, from non-invasive low cost sensors implemented in “everyday things”. The usability, portability and accuracy performance were studied on large cohort of patients.

Short Bio:
Vered Aharonson received the BSc and MSc degrees in physics the Technion, Israel and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from The Tel Aviv University, Israel. She was research fellow at the Eaton Peabody Lab, Harvard University, Boston and a professor at Afeka, Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, as well as the founder and CEO of NexSig LtD, which developed biometric signal based Neurological Examination Technologies. She is currently a professor at the school of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her primary research interest lies in speech and biomedical signals processing.

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