Karthik Vasanth - General Manager, Texas Instruments Medical Business Unit
Please join Dr. Babak Fahimi in Electrical Engineering for our Distinguished Speaker on Energy Series on Thursday, April 24, 2:00pm in the TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102. (This talk was postponed from March 6 due to the campus wide power outage.)
Dr. Vasanth will be speaking on the very important role that medical electronics play in improving the quality of health care in the form of prevention, diagnosis and therapy of illness. The success of such devices depends on the ability to measure and interpret the wide variety of signals linked to the underlying condition. This talk will cover the range of process and design techniques to meet these requirements with the relevant power constraints.
There is a tradeoff between power, noise, linearity, reliability and cost in medical applications. Examples of ultrasound, CT and implantable systems will be discussed to illustrate the design challenges faced with the limited power budgets available. Future trends of medical devices could include direct measurements of biological signals and self powered devices. The illustrations will show the evolution of low power design and integration techniques.
There will also be time for group Q&A and then one-on-one questions with refreshments.
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