Session 2 – AI for Biotech & Healthcare
Date: 24 July (Wednesday) 14:00 – 18:00 Venue: 3F, Bldg. A, CTBC Financial Park, Ballroom B
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Prof Ang Wei Tech graduated with a PhD degree in Robotics from the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA in 2004, and M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NTU in 1999 and 1997 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU, and concurrently as the Executive Director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore, a joint collaboration by NTU, A*STAR and National Healthcare Group. Prof Ang’s research focuses on robotics technology for biomedical applications, which include surgery, cell micromanipulation, rehabilitation and assistive technology. His work has been well funded, published and cited, and also resulted in several inventions licensed to the industry and spin-off companies.
Session Speech Title & Synopsis: Data-driven Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
This talk introduces the key research themes in data-driven rehabilitation and assistive technology at the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore (RRIS): (i) Ability Data – an Asian-centric biomechanical database on rehabilitation patients and healthy subjects; (ii) Precision Rehabilitation – data-driven approaches to patient-centric personalized rehabilitation assessments and interventions; (iii) Intelligent Assistive Robotics – data-drivenhuman-robot interface for targeted and adaptive assistance.