ICICI BME 2017: Integrate Engineering and Health Practitioners

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School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (STEI) and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) held International Conference on Instrumentation, Communication, Information Technology and Biomedical (ICICI BME), with general theme “Science and Technology for A Better Life” on Monday – Tuesday (6-7 / 11/2017) at East Hall (Aula Timur) ITB, Jalan Ganesha, Bandung.

ICICI BME held once every two years. This year, the conference featured a handful of International eynote speakers. They are Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia), Prof. Hong Joo Kim (Kyungpook National University, Korea), Prof. Christophorus Nikou (University of Ioannina, Greece), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jakrapong Kaewkhao (Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand), and Assoc. Prof. Suchart Kothan (Chang Mai University, Thailand).

“We are consistently holding this conference and on this occasion we are trying to unify various institutions such as ITB, UGM, UI, UNAIR, UNHAS, and other universities. We also invite practitioners from hospitals because they are the technology users we create. For the first time, a design thinking method,” said Prof. Dr. Tati LR. Mengko.

This time, ICICI BME invited health practitioners to discuss together about helath technology. In 3rd ICICI BME, they held an IT System workshop for midwives, and almost 200 midwives participated. On the occasion, socialization was held on technology that has been made so that the midwife can directly apply the system.

According to Prof. Tati, it would be good when all the elements are met. In addition to the academic aspect of research development, this conference also aims to have various disciplines meet each other.

Every conference always had improvisation from the previous conference. In addition to the conference, there are also workshops and paper competition. There are 62 papers participating. Speakers on the Professional Development Workshops are Bryan Ranger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Dr. Gianfranco Giuntoli (Social Policy Research Center, UNSW Sydney, Australia), Dr. Allya P Koesoema, and Dr. Yoke Saadia Irawan (IEEE SIGHT Indonesia Section, Biomedical Engineering Research Group, ITB).

Bryan explains that design thinking method consists of Identify problem, break it down, build it up, and make it better.

Fauziah Maulani via itb.ac.id

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