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Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential at www.aycinena.com. She can be reached at peggy at aycinena dot com.

Great Circle: from ISQED to DATE

 
March 7th, 2013 by Peggy Aycinena

If you were lucky enough to be at the ISQED Poster Session in Silicon Valley on Tuesday afternoon, March 5th, you had a chance to speak with various university students presenting novel work, various industry researchers presenting new ideas, and Chi-Foon Chan, Co-CEO of Synopsys, whose long involvement with ISQED, and deep and abiding interest in the underlying technology, fueled lively conversations as he too visited posters being presented by academia and industry alike.

As well, you would have had a chance to speak with Prof. Daniela De Venuto from the Politecnico di Bari. She told me about her research into implanted devices which monitor rate of chemical absorption in the digestive tract, and ways in which the resulting data could impact our understanding of the biochemistry of drug delivery mechanisms.

She also told me about various fascinating sessions at the upcoming DATE 2013 conference in Grenoble, starting on March 18th. These sessions are of particular merit for anyone interested in the interface between biological systems, electronic systems, environmental systems, and all manner of collaborative research embracing them all.

On March 21st, Prof. De Venuto is chairing a session on Smart Health along with U.C. Berkeley Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. The session is part of a Special Day on Electronic Technologies for Smart Cities.

The session on Smart Health will address “fundamental technical and scientific advances that may change radically the way healthcare is conceived today.”

“Longer life expectancy, aging, obesity and pollution are among factors that pose severe challenges to healthcare and its sustainability. Wireless devices, brain-machine interfaces, and cognitive-process models may provide potential solutions to a vast array of problems involving clinical and human aspects, as well as economics and social issues. The presenters will introduce and discuss some aspects of devices and technologies that are essential in defining new approaches to healthcare and human well-being.”

Speakers will include researchers from Politecnico di Bari, IMEC, EPFL, and Berkeley, with talks entitled …

* Dr. Frankenstein’s Dream made Possible: Implanted Electronic Devices

* Addressing the Healthcare Cost Dilemma by Managing Health instead of Managing Illness – An Opportunity for Wireless Wearable Sensors

* Electronic Implants: Power Delivery and Management

* Cyborg Insects, Neural Interfaces and Other Things: Building Interfaces between the Synthetic and the Multicellular

Now come’on. Does it get any better than all of this?

Hop on a plane and follow the Great Circle – Silicon Valley to Grenoble, ISQED to DATE, Idea to Innovation, Chardonnay to Grenache Blanc!

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