IHTC Program

Friday 3rd December

The IEEE IHTC 2021 Program incorporates a mix of plenary presentations, thematic sessions and workshops.

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11:00 Plenary 2:Humanitarian Activities in Africa, Middle East and Europe
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Antonio Luque, IEEE Region 8 Director (2021 – 2022)
11:15 Health 1: Supporting Diagnosis and Treatment
Chair: Mona Ghassemian, Interdigital, United Kingdom
Technology Supporting Infection Prevention and Control Training in Africa
Chair: Mona Ghassemian, Interdigital, UK
Gerard Lacey (Maynooth University, Ireland; Buyiswa Lizzie Sithole and Anna Vorndran (Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), South Africa)
Implementing Open Data Kit Integrating Barcode-based Client Identification in HIV Testing and Linkage to Care: A User-centered Design
Paul Macharia, David Katz, (University of Washington, USA), George Otieno, (PATH, Kenya) Monisha Sharma, Beatrice Wamuti, (University of Washington, USA), Harrison Lagat, (PATH, Kenya), Sarah Masyuko, (University of Washington, USA), Chris Obong’o, (PATH, Kenya), Carol Levin, (University of Washington, USA), Rose Bosire, (Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya), Mary Mugambi, (Ministry of Health, Kenya), Edward Kariithi, (PATH, Kenya), Bryan Weiner, Carey Farquhar, (University of Washington, USA)
Mathematical Analysis of Diabetic Foot Healing after Applying SUS and Rapha Protocols
Beatriz Freitas Calheira, Marcos Augusto Moutinho Fonseca, Sylvia de Sousa Faria, Rafael Pissinati de Souza and Suelia S. R. F. Rosa (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
Reliable Long-range Communication for Medical Cargo UAVs using Low-cost, Accessible Technology
Yan Han Lau, Huachen Wang, Rumesh Sundhaharan, Dani Purwadi, Lingke Ding, Zhen Lee Tee, Ivan-Darien Sian Hern Tan, Tarasvin Pan and Zhi Min Sim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
12:45 Lunch Break
13:30 Health 2: Medical Technology
Chair: Abel Nyamapfene, University College, London
Cost-reduced Engineering of Functional Biomedical Products in Kenya: A case study on Electrocautery Pens
Finlay MacNeilage, Phoebe Douglas, John Ekale Aruma, Stanley Simiyu Sitati and Parvez Alam (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Portable Digital Stadiometer for Assessing the Degree of Childhood Malnutrition in Low-Income Countries
Stefano Bonaldo, Federico Dal Lago (University of Padova, Italy); Giovanni Putoto (Doctors with Africa CUAM, Italy); Lorenzo Dal Lago (Italy); Enrico Griggio (Mabix Srl, Italy) and Alessandro Paccagnella (University of Padova, Italy)
Haptic Glove for Braille Interpretation for People With Acquired Dual Sensory Loss (ADSL)
Angélica María Abad, Xavier Esteban Mendieta and Omar Alvarado Cando (Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador)
A Manually Actuated Robotic Supernumerary Finger to Recover Grasping Capabilities
Leonardo Franco (Università degli studi di Siena, Italy); Domenico Prattichizzo and Gionata Salvietti (University of Siena, Italy)
15:00 Break
15:05 Plenary 3:Region 7 2021 Humanitarian Activities and Future Plan
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Jason Gu, IEEE Region 7 Director (2020 – 2021)
15:25 Break
15:30 Health 3: Supporting Healthcare Delivery
Chair: Bessie Malila, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Leveraging Technology to Improve the Health Outcomes of People Living With Hypertension in Middle and Low Income Communities in Nigeria
Onyinye Okafor, Ayoposi Ogboye, Kendra Njoku, K M Jawadur Rahman, Jonas Akpakli, Tochi Ebere and Nneka Mobisson (mDoc Healthcare, Nigeria)
Redesigning the Sputum Sample Container for TB Diagnosis to Minimize Aerosol Release and Decrease Manufacturing Material
Midori Sanchez, Jennifer Wong (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru); Antonella Delgado (Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Peru); Yerko Hinostroza and Fanny Casado (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru)
Remote Monitoring System for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation and Pilot Study Results in a High Altitude Population
Juan Jose Sanchez-Huaman, Jose Luis Flores-Vasquez (Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru); Paolo Gabriel Cachi-Delgado (Virginia Commonwealth University, Peru); Franklin Cardeñoso-Fernandez, Jack Ezequiel Charalla-Cutipa and Luis Jimenez-Troncoso (Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru)
Early Identification of Potentially Low Performing Community Health Workers in India using an Ensemble Classification Model
Ajil Joseph (Tattva Foundation, India); Girdhari Bora and Amod Kumar (Indian Institute of Management, India)
Exploring Health Data at Birth in parallel with Environment Indicators
Doris Kosminsky, Renato Mauro, Lucas Barcellos Oliveira, Júlia Giannella (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Annette Hester (TheHesterView Inc., Canada); Saint Clair Gomes Junior (Fiocruz, Brazil); Claudio Esperança (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); and Ximena Illarramendi (Fiocruz, Brazil)
17:20 Break
17:25 Agriculture and Food Security
Social Small-scale Aquaculture: An Alternative for “Mbokaja’i” Guaraní Indigenous Community
Chair: Roberto Murphy, INAOE, Mexico
Stefanny Karina Córdova Rangel (Universidad Iberoamericana, Paraguay), Alexandra María Cáceres Delgado, Romina Maria Villalba González (IEEE Paraguay SIGHT) and Fátima María Raquel Ferreira Mendieta (IEEE Paraguay Section)
Structural Analysis of Potato Market Behavior using Neural Network Modelling in Peru
José Machicao (Universidad Continental, Peru) and Eduardo Zegarra (GRADE, Peru)
18:20 End of Day