Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information System Tianjin Key Laboratory of Intelligent Robotics
Seminar Series：Advanced Robotics & MEMS
报告人： Prof Francis Tay Eng Hock
Mission Critical Wearable Embedded Systems for Elderly Care
摘要：The goal of the project is to build a wearable system (MEMSWear) by creating reliable, light weight, and smart systems which can predict and prevent falls among the elderly and minimize injuries where a fall is inevitable. Post-fall vital signs monitoring system is also developed to assess subject’s vital signs condition after fall. In this seminar, a wearable faint fall safety system capable of fall onset detection, injury minimization and airbag deployment for cushioning will be introduced. New technologies in post-fall vital signs monitoring will be discussed. Besides this project, a brief introduction on applying support vector machine (SVM) in rehabilitation area, e.g., to classify chronic lower back pain patients and to identify the range of the healthy people, will be conducted.
Francis Eng Hock Tay is an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 1995. Dr. Tay was the founding director of the Microsystems Technology Initiative (MSTI), and had established the Microsystems Technology Specialization. He had also served as the Technical Advisor, in the Micro and Nano Systems Laboratory, Institute of Materials Research Engineering (IMRE). His research areas including MEMS, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Wearable Devices, Fall Onset Detection, Vital Signs Monitoring, Body Sensor Network, Rehabilitation and Scoliosis. He is also the Principal Investigator for several projects under Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and one project under Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).