The keynote sessions at the inaugural Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum will emphasize how robotics technologies are improving the delivery and quality of healthcare services and clinical outcomes. The speakers will also share emerging commercial opportunities for healthcare robotics solutions with attendees. The international event, which is designed for developers of healthcare robotics products and services, takes place on Dec. 9-10, 2019, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Keynote speakers to see at the forum
The following people will be delivering keynotes at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum:
Rich Mahoney, co-founder and CEO of Seismic, will open the forum. Seismic develops Powered Clothing to augment human strength and provide mobility to muscles and joints. Mahoney will explain how healthcare robotics research and development deliver social benefits in addition to improved 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.
Naysahn Saeed, global director of healthcare services at CSA Group, will describe how medical robotics providers can navigate the many challenges related to standards, regulatory approval, and product access to global markets.
“Drawing on their deep expertise and varied experiences, the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum keynote speakers are perfectly positioned to reveal to attendees the many benefits of healthcare robotics solutions, along with how to overcome the challenges of developing and deploying them,” said Dan Kara, vice president of robotics at WTWH Media. “They can also provide insight into commercial opportunities for the next generation of healthcare robotics products and services, and how they will transform the healthcare sector, as well as the world at large.”
Carla Pugh, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center at Stanford University School of Medicine, will describe how advanced technologies, coupled with evolving medical practices, are transforming healthcare and dramatically improving clinical workflows. She will highlight how new surgical approaches incorporating simulation, analytics, haptics and sensing are being used to empower surgeons, reduce surgical risks and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Pugh will also comment on the clinical necessity for embracing and incorporating the same advanced approaches and technologies, with other classes of healthcare solutions.
Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Distinguished Chair of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, will describe how machine learning, coupled with data collected from surgical robots such as Intuitive’s da Vinci system, can be used to learn underlying robot control policies for common surgical tasks. He will also review recent research advances with applications to cutting, suturing, palpation, dissection, retraction, and debridement.
About the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum will feature expert speakers from leading healthcare and robotics providers. Their keynotes and sessions at the event are specifically structured to help attendees drive the design, development, and manufacture of commercial healthcare robots. The forum’s agenda is organized into the following tracks:
- Enabling Technologies
- Tools and Platforms
- Design and Development
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum also includes networking opportunities and an exhibit floor showcasing the latest products and services for building and using next-generation assistive, surgical, and medical technologies.
For information about Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please download the prospectus and contact Dan Kara, VP of robotics at WTWH Media, at dkara[at]wtwhmedia.com.
About WTWH Media
WTWH Media LLC is a business-to-business integrated media company serving engineering, business, and investment professionals through more than 50 websites, five print publications, and many other technical and business events. The “WTWH Network” includes The Robot Report, an online technical, business, and investment news and information portal focused on robotics and intelligent systems, as well as the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum and the Robotics Summit & Expo.