Fourth Industrial Revolution for Healthcare Innovation
Healthcare is a basic need of human. However, it is the biggest challenge in developing country like Bangladesh, where many people are not getting better healthcare due to lack of systems and resources. On the other hand, healthcare is about to enter a period of rapid transformation by utilizing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Longevity and the advance of new technologies and discoveries – as well as innovative combinations of existing ones – are among the many factors pushing patient empowerment, which is fundamentally changing how we prevent, diagnose and cure diseases. Rapid growth of digital technology playing big role in healthcare system and help to predict future health consequence and utilize preventive measure to protect it and improve quality of living. The talk will discus on Digital Health Inclusion for achieving Universal Health Coverage towards SDG in Bangladesh. It will also highlight on research, innovation and commercialization experiences on healthcare problem and solution as well as implementation in Bangladesh.
Khondaker A. Mamun received his Ph.D. in Computer and Biomedical Engineering from University of Southampton, UK. After that he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the PRISM Lab with joint appointment from Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Since October 2014, he is working as an Associate Professor and then Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Prof. Mamun is the Founder and Director of Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) at UIU, where his team actively performs research on the applications of 4IR technologies like, artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things in healthcare, disabilities, brain computer interface (BCI) and education. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed international journal and conference articles. He has invented and implemented a number of digital healthcare and rehabilitations service delivery model and mobile based solutions for developing countries. He also hold a number of patents. His research and innovation has also been featured in a number of local and international news outlets including New Scientist and BBC. His contribution in the innovation and sustainable development is recognized internationally and by the government of Bangladesh. Currently, Prof. Mamun is leading more 10 research project in his lab.
Prof. Mamun is the founder of CMED Health (www.cmed.com.bd), a startup that commercialized from research of AIMS Lab, UIU and focuses on health inclusion by enabling preventive and primary healthcare through digital platform. CMED Health is the winner of National ICT Award 2017 and 2019; APICTA Award 2019 (Vietnam); Bangladesh Business Innovation Award 2018 and 2019; DBS-NUS Social Innovation Award 2018 (Singapore); SeedStarWorld Global Innovation Award 2018 (Switzerland); Startup Challenge 2017, and GP Accelerator 2016 Award. He also received National ICT Award 2017 and APICTA Award 2017 for Autism Barta (Smart Phone App for Autism Screening) and Bolte Chai (Smart Phone App for enhancing communications for nonverbal children).
He is the organizer and general chair of the first medical engineering conference, MediTec 2016 (International Conference of Medical Engineering, Health Informatics and Technology) in Bangladesh supported by IEEE EMBS. He is also the organizer and chair of the first and second International Neuroscience School (IBRO APRC 2017 and 2019) to develop future neuroscience researcher in Bangladesh, sponsored by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). With the IBRO support, Prof. Mamun has introduced first Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s patients in Bangladesh in collaboration with National Institute of Neuroscience and Hospital and Prof. Tipu Z. Aziz, University of Oxford, UK. Prof. Mamun is also the contributor and topic driver of WHO/ITU Focus Group on AI for Health (FG-AI4H) and Technical Working Group member for developing Digital Health Strategy 2020-2025 for the Government of Bangladesh.