Of all the sectors served by robotics, healthcare promises to the the most life-changing. With interest in assistive, surgical, and medical robotics growing, so does the need for developers and healthcare providers to collaborate. The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum in two weeks is intended to help engineers advance their careers and the state of healthcare systems.
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum will be on Dec. 9-10, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Here are some reasons for engineers, healthcare technologists, and practitioners to attend this inaugural event:
1. See keynotes by world-class tech leaders
These keynote speakers from cutting-edge healthcare and technology organizations will share their insights and explain how they are working to improve the delivery and quality of care.
- Rich Mahoney, co-founder and CEO of wearable technology provider Seismic, will explain how healthcare robotics research and commercial development can deliver social benefits in addition to improving clinical outcomes and controlling business costs.
- Corey Ryan, manager of medical robotics at KUKA Robotics, will discuss how collaborative robots can serve as a developmental platform for promising new healthcare applications.
- Gary Mulcahy, chief technology officer at Astrodyne TDI, will examine challenges for ensuring that robotic surgical systems have continuous power and meet standards for safety and reliability.
- Ken Goldberg, professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the University of California, Berkeley, will describe how machine learning and data collected from surgical robots can be used to “learn” robot control policies for common surgical tasks.
- Naysahn Saeed, global director of healthcare services at CSA Group, will talk about how medical robotics providers can navigate the many challenges related to standards, regulatory approval, and product access to global markets.
- Carla Pugh, professor of surgery and director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will look at how technologies including analytics, haptics, sensing, and simulation, as well as evolving medical practices, can transform healthcare.
2. Sit in on informative sessions and panels
The forum will include informative sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities for attendees to ask questions. The programming at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum is tailored to the people building commercial systems for healthcare applications.
Four tracks will cover enabling technologies, tools and platforms, design and development, and business management and opportunities.
3. Learn how to advance healthcare robotics
From designing a precise system that serves a clinical need and obtaining FDA approvals to Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) models, the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum covers the entire lifecycle of healthcare systems.
The full agenda will also include sessions on surgical robotics, motion control, therapeutic systems, autonomous mobile robots and manipulation, and control technologies.
4. Meet robotics providers at the expo
Developers of intelligent systems for healthcare need best-in-class components, software, and connections to other systems.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Elmo Motion Control, Harmonic Drive, and Performance Motion Devices, among other exhibitors and leading providers of robotics products and services.
5. Networking and career development
The Mix at 6 will be a chance for attendees and speakers to meet their peers, relax, compare notes, and share opportunities in Silicon Valley and beyond.
In addition, discounts are available for academics, association members, groups, and members of the press.
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum is co-located with DeviceTalks West, which focuses on medical devices. The events are produced by WTWH Media LLC, which also produces The Robot Report, Collaborative Robotics Trends, and the Robotics Summit & Expo, which more than doubled in attendance over last year.
Join other healthcare and robotics leaders driving innovation at this international event in Santa Clara, Calif. Register today!
For more information about the forum, including sponsorships, contact Dan Kara, vice president of robotics at WTWH Media, at (508) 341-7585, dkara[AT]wtwhmedia[DOT]com.
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