Co-chairing CINC2016

From September 11-14th 2016, BERC directors and members helped with organizing Computing in Cardiology 2016 conference in Vancouver, Canada.  Dr. Kouhyar Tavakolian was the co-chair of this year’s conference.

SmartSealz Venture Grant

A venture grant (100k) was approved by ND department of commerce to develop SmartSealz: A Headset for Pilot/Operator Navigation Augmentation and Physiological Monitoring. The PI was Kouhyar Tavakolian and Co-PIs were Reza Fazel-Rezai and Nicholas Wilson (School of Aviation) Feb 3rd 2016.    

Challenges in Commercializing Medical Devices

Dr William New gave a talk at UND “Challenges in Commercialization of Medical Devices” Thursday, Nov. 19, in 130 Gamble Hall. Abstract Application of engineering hardware and software to human illness and wellness creates products and services that range from drugstore consumer devices to complex diagnostic and therapeutic medical tools for surgery and critical care.  However, […]

Diagnostic Potentials of Modern Precordial Vibrations Technologies

  Dr Samuel E Schmidt is associate professor at Aalborg University, Denmark, in Biomedical Engineering & Informatics. He received his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University in 2005 and in 2011 he defended his PhD thesis in biomedical signal processing at Aalborg University. He gave a talk at BERC on November 10th on “Diagnostic potentials of modern precordial […]

ND Venture Grant: Remote Patient Monitoring System

Dr Arash Nejadpak, an adjunct member of BERC, was successful in getting a North Dakota Venture Grant Phase I ($100K) to develop  a Remote Patient Monitoring System – VitaWiPSTM. The Co-PIs are Dr Rezai, Dr Tavakolian, Dr Noghanian and Dr Akhbardeh.       “The goal of this project is to develop and commercialize a wireless heart […]

Patient Monitoring Using Ballistocardiography

Dr Zvika Shinar and Roman Karasik, from Earlysense LTD, gave a talk at EE department on the patient monitoring device developed   by the company which is based on Ballistocardiography.

Cardiac Vibration Signals: New Tricks for Old Devices

Dr Kouhyar Tavakolian gave a talk at Qualcomm on Oct 19th titled:    Title: Cardiac Vibration Signals: New Tricks for Old Devices   Abstract: With every heartbeat the body is set to a series of vibrations that can be recorded unobtrusively, using different sensing technologies and from different sites on the body.  The techniques for […]

Challenges in Commercialization of Seismocardiography

Dr. Geoff Houlton the CEO of Heart Force Medical Inc. gave a talk at EE department. Abstract: The requirements for success in any commercial venture are largely based on the supremely delicate balance between the technology, the management style and the sources of capital. These elements are seldom aligned throughout the complete product life cycle. […]