BDPA IT Showcase: Robotics and Bioinformatics in Healthcare IndustryPresentation Transcript
Ahmed H. Mahamad University of Minnesota BDPA Southern Minnesota
My goal is to expose the general audience to the impact of computer science, robotics and their applications in medicine.
What is Bioinformatics?
Bioinformatics is a branch of science and medicine and is the process of by which we gather information, validate information, and translate it into useful medical process and practices.
The Human genome project was a 13 year project coordinated by the U.S department of energy and the National Institutes of health.
In the past robots were thought of as science fiction.
Today's robots are part of our daily lives: R2D2, Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
The one robot that could have an impact on your well being is known as the Di Vinci Robot. This robot is used in the aid of surgery. It helps the surgeon make precise cuts, resulting in smaller scars.
The Divinci Robot has four major parts
Patient side cart
Endo Wrist Instrument
Insite Vision System.
The Surgical Console
The surgical console seamlessly translates the surgeons hand movements into precise real time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient.
Patient Side Cart
The patient side cart contains robotic arms that directly contact the patient.
These arms located on the patient side cart are enhanced with the function to move 1-2 cm . Thus eliminating the use of the patient’s body wall for leverage and minimizing tissue damage.
Endo Wrist Instruments
The Endo wrist instruments provide the doctor with interchangeable instruments that act as the doctors hands.
It also provides the doctor with more options rather than limitations.
Insite Vision System
this is the camera unit that shows the images of the patient
This system eliminates background noise and prevents fogging of the lens.
Electronic health records
Real time communication
Faster access to electronic health records
To understand how people think about the future of technology and medicine
What will be the effect computers will have on the job market for doctors by 2020?
Would you trust your doctor to use a robot in assisting with surgery?
Bioinformatics is the use of computer science, mathematics, and information theory to model and analyze biological systems, especially systems involving genetic material. Using this knowledge how do you think the job market for the health care industry will look like in the year 2020?
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