Tuesday, July 31, 2012

workshop will cater to all your needs of Biomedical Signal Processing.

Dear Students, Cardea Labs - Engineering Success has decided to organize a workshop on 

Biomedical Signal Processing in Hyderabad. This workshop will cater to all your needs of 

Biomedical Signal Processing. Starting from scratch, we will go to the advanced concepts 

step-by-step with the goal to prepare you for Research, MS and jobs in allied areas. I 

request you to inform your friends, seniors, juniors or anyone who wants to 'learn' and 

make a mark in this world of Biomedical Engineering. Happy Learning!

A registration page is under construction and should be up within 24 hrs. It will be available 

on the website of Cardea Labs. 

in the mean time 

Students interested to join can send a mail to 

info@cardeabiomedical.com (main)

Monday, July 23, 2012

BIOYANTRA’ a National Level Technical Event Dept of Bio Medical Engineering SRM University, Kattankulathur- 603 203, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Event Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Department has organized a series of ‘BIOYANTRA’ a National Level Technical Event in the yester years. With the success story of the event, this year it is organized with the theme: “Improved Patient Health Care Delivery by Connecting Biomedical Industry, Academia and Hospital”.
Health related problems are increasing every year. Also, the longevity of the general population has increased significantly. This increases the demand of health care services. In order to deliver better health care delivery to all, medical professionals require newer sophisticated medical devices/equipments in almost all the specializations of medicine, surgery, and therapy. This requirement may be fulfilled by the biomedical engineer by designing and fabricating the prototype of the same. This is usually supported by an industry. After finishing several trails, and validation, the technology may be patented and commercialized. The academia, who is offering Biomedical Engineering (BME) Course, takes an effort to deliver the knowledge to the budding engineer in order to meet the requirements of both hospital and biomedical industry. Biomedical engineer ensures quality control of all diagnostic as well as therapeutic equipments. But, there is a knowledge gap between these three groups that will hamper the better health care delivery. Hence, this event is an attempt to bridge the gap between biomedical industry, engineer, and hospital. Ultimately, the society is benefited out hopefully. It also provides a platform for exposure to latest innovations in medical equipment and its regulations.
• Brings academic, hospital and industrial biomedical engineering communities together
• Connects students/academic community to real world commercial opportunities
• Focus on entrepreneurship
• Promote and support experiential educational opportunities in product design, innovation, and entrepreneurship
All the lectures will be delivered by eminent Biomedical Industrialist, Physicians, Surgeons, and other experts from academic institutions in India, who are working in this field. An interesting demo of various medical devices/equipments will be arranged.
We invite to all biomedical industries to showcase their existing as well as new arrivals of biomedical devices/equipments in this event. In order to facilitate it, facilities are available near the conference venue to install stalls on prior request. Kindly contact the organizers to know about the details of the stall.
• Medical device/equipment manufacturers, sales/service professionals
• General Medical Professionals
• Biomedical engineers
• Hospital Administrative staffs
• Biomedical Researchers/Faculties
• Biomedical Technologists
– Experience with multidisciplinary teams
– Clarification of biomedical market needs
– Academia/ Hospital
• exposure of design program
• supplement to entrepreneurial programs
• promotes translational research/technology transfer
– For Industry
• increased involvement with academia and medical professional
• access to new technologies/devices for technology transfer
• promotion of biomedical devices/equipments
– For Students
• experiential learning
• exposure to industry (employment)
Category By August 15th,2012:
Medical Professional Rs.1000
Industry Rs.800 Rs.1000
Faculty: Rs 500
Student: 300
• Registration fee is to be paid through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of ‘BIOMEDICAL SRM’, payable at Chennai. Once paid, the fee will not be refunded.
• The fee includes souvenir, kit, lunch and snacks, but excludes accommodation.
• No travel assistance of any kind will be given.
• Student delegates must obtain the signature and seal from HOD/Head of the Institutions, without which the registration form will not be accepted
Deadline for Registration: August 15th 2012
Stall Request: August 15th 2012
Advertisement submission for Souvenir: August 20th 2012
• Dr T P Ganesan Auditorium (5000 seating capacity), SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai. PIN:603203, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ms. S.P. Angeline Kirubha
Org. Secretary–Bioyantra Med Expo’12
Assistant Professor, cc
Email: srmbiomedical@gmail.com

Matlab GUI to fill form in matlab to excel -Can be incorporaed with any project

function gui_excel()
%MATLAB example to demonstrate the GUI and export the values to spreadsheet.
%The sample registration form will get the data and store it in a excel sheet.
%NOTE: Do not open sample.xls while executing because data inconsistency may occur.
%While executing, a warning message will appear to notify the user that
%addition of new spreadsheet by name SAMPLE FORM is created.
%Delete the file if exists already.
    delete sample.xls;
%To clear all the values present in the global varibles.
clear all;
global file_handler  file_string  Nxt  dd  mm  year  age_today;
%Export the column names to the excel sheet.

%Here sample.xls is created and it will be in the MATLAB current directory
xlswrite('sample.xls',A,'SAMPLE FORM','A1');%filename, matrix,sheetname and the range is specified
figure('units','pixels','position',[250 100 500 450],'menubar','none','numbertitle','off',...
            'name','Fill the form @abhi','resize','off');
        title('Database @abhi','fontsize',10,'fontname','Time New Roman','color','r');
        axis off;
        Rform();%call the function Rform to fill the form
    function Rform(source,eventdata)
 uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 380 150 30],...
                 'fontsize',8,'string','ENTER YOUR NAME');
 uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 300 150 30],...
                 'fontsize',8,'string','DATE OF BIRTH');
  uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 250 150 30],...
  uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 200 150 30],...
  uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 100 150 30],...
                 'fontsize',8,'string','EMAIL ID');
  uicontrol('style','push','units','pixels','position',[15 50 150 30],...
                 'fontsize',8,'string','PHONE NUMBER');

   uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[200 380 250 30],...
             uicontrol('style','text','position',[200 340 50 20],'fontsize',9,'string','DD');
 uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[200 300 50 30],...
             uicontrol('style','text','position',[280 340 50 20],'fontsize',9,'string','MM');
        uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[280 300 50 30],...
             uicontrol('style','text','position',[360 340 50 20],'fontsize',9,'string','YYYY');
             uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[360 300 90 30],...
 uicontrol('style','text','units','pixels','position',[200 250 250 30],...
 uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[200 150 250 80],...
  uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[200 100 250 30],...
  uicontrol('style','edit','units','pixels','position',[200 50 250 30],...

   %writing to the excel sheet
    function phone_call(source,eventdata)
       xlswrite('sample.xls',pnum,'SAMPLE FORM' ,strcat('F',file_string));

function email_call(source,eventdata)
       xlswrite('sample.xls',e,'SAMPLE FORM' ,strcat('E',file_string));
    function add_call(source,eventdata)
       xlswrite('sample.xls',add1,'SAMPLE FORM' ,strcat('D',file_string));
    function  age_call(source,eventdata)

    function dob_call1(source,eventdata)
    function dob_call2(source,eventdata)

        function dob_call3(source,eventdata)
           dob=strcat(dd,'-', mm,'-', year);
     xlswrite('sample.xls',b,'SAMPLE FORM' ,strcat('B',file_string));

    function nam_call(source,eventdata)
     xlswrite('sample.xls',nam1,'SAMPLE FORM',strcat('A',file_string));

    function finish(source,eventdata)

%Pushbutton NEXT calls the Rform to fill another form
    function next_call(source,eventdata)
        file_handler=file_handler+1;%handle is incremented to point the next position in the excel sheet

%calcute the age automatically
    function age_calculator()
        dv=datevec(now);% date vector returns in yyyy mm dd format
       if(mm_diff <= 0)
           if(dd_diff <= 0)
       uicontrol('style','text','units','pixels','position',[200 250 250 30],...
       xlswrite('sample.xls',age1,'SAMPLE FORM' ,strcat('C',file_string));

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MAtlab code coming up :) :) wait for it at my MAthworks account

GLCM features
GLRM features
GLDM features
NGTDM  features
TAMURA features

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What after Medicine???? ...To all thos who think what happened to the dream of becoming "DOCTOR"

If you wanted to be a doctor.tried hard but could'n here is something to cheer about....Even engineering  will provide you the relatively same career....."something actually more"

Advances in biomedical engineering and technology have led to evolution of several biomedical devices and critical care equipment. It is estimated that the medical device industry in India is worth US 1.5 billion dollars. At present over 80% of the market is being met by import. Various academic and research organisations as well as private entrepreneurs now have started taking active interest in the development and production of medical devices. Several important devices such as Heart Valve, Orbital Implants, Coronary Stent, Oxygenator, Cardiac Catheters, Eye Lasers, External Cardiac Pacemaker and Critical Care Ventilator have emerged as high technology research spin off from organisations like Research Laboratories such as CSIR, DRDO, DST, etc.  A lot of products are also at advanced stages of development/clinical evaluation. Successes in this field, if they could be sustained, are impressive.

Biomedical devices are technology based, have a shorter life span in the market and are not similar to drugs as they do not achieve any of their primary intended purposes/uses (intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man) through chemical action within or on the body by pharmacological/chemical/immunological means, or by being metabolised within the body. The regulatory affairs on their safety, health protection and performance, characteristics and authorisation procedures also differ from country to country.

The US FDA has a separate wing to evaluate and regulate medical and radiological devices, which in itself, is an extensive establishment with enormous staff and financing. In the European model, the safety and efficacy of the product and its quality assurance is the responsibility of the manufacturers themselves. If a third party certification is required, the manufacturers have the choice between different procedures and routes to obtain the certificate. Quality system certification and product testing approach are considered legally equivalent. Entry of a product in a market is treated as conformity of its safety and quality through the EU directives. Having avoided the pitfalls and drawbacks of the US FDA system, the European Regulatory model has evolved into one for the most effective and efficient systems in the world today. The onus of quality assurance is on the producers and any infringement in quality control leads to judicial penalisation as in the US FDA. However, from the point of view of the device manufacturer, the European system appears to be more expensive than the US approach.

There is an acute need for a regulatory control on biomedical devices in India to ensure that our public is not exposed to poor quality products or unscrupulous elements of society. Also, the advantages of having a device regulation to the various segments of the developmental chain-the R&D groups, the manufacturer, the clinicians and finally the patients have to be clearly elucidated. There is no doubt that medical device regulation will be advantageous to one and all, provided that it is well implemented and administered. It is neither feasible nor probably desirable, to create a centrist structure like FDA here in India. The solution lies in creating a financially self-sustaining regulatory body, which can handle administration of medical devices without creation of a big infrastructure, and without transgressing on the work-area of other existing agencies. In essence, the body needs to take on the responsibility of CRDH (excluding work undertaken by pre-existing agencies) with basic minimum financial back-up and other resources unlike its US counterpart. It is recommended that a regulatory body for biomedical devices be created by Govt. of India. Indian Medical Devices Regulatory Authority (IMDRA) will be the apex body responsible for implementation of the country’s medical devices regulations.

It is obvious that the IMDRA model has to have roots in the European model due to cost considerations, lack of infrastructure, flexibility of the system, and finally minimal bureaucratic control. However, in India, manufacturers are generally not as technically competent and are generally mere investors. If the European model was to be incorporated as such, it shall act as a damper for medical device industry because QC, which is often very critical and a costly affair, is simply out of reach of most prospective manufacturers. Suitable changes, therefore, need to be introduced in the model to adapt it for Indian conditions. But by allowing technical elaboration to take place in the standards field, this system frees the requirements from the bureaucratic burdens and enables them to draw on expertise that’s available in the world rather than just in an individual European state.

Existence of disparities in regulatory procedures of different country creates barriers to trade, and there is also a need to harmonize national standards in order to minimize regulatory barriers, facilitate trade and improve access to new technologies. Harmonisation also reduces the cost of implementing regulations for government and local industry. India should play an important role in AHWP and should take advantage of the harmonisation. This will help in marketing and will ensure that we are not behind in theRACE