Dr Venki Balasubramanian
Keynote Speaker Talk:
Venki Balasubramanian received his PhD in body area wireless sensor network (BAWSN) for remote healthcare monitoring applications. He is the pioneer in building remote patient monitoring application for pregnant women for New South Wales (NSW) healthcare department in 2008 as part of his PhD. Over the last ten years, Balasubramanian has focused mainly on applying body area wireless sensor networks for continuous remote monitoring for elderly and critical care patients. He founded Anidra Tech Ventures Pty Ltd to commercialise remote patient monitoring research over several years. The technology processes blood pressure, heart rate, ECG, breath rate and body temperature data from patients’ sensors to detect deterioration. The company has completed clinical trials in major hospitals and the Defence Research and Development Organisation, India (DRDO) as a client. He has published 24 peer-reviewed high-quality articles on remote patient monitoring and healthcare cloud. He was awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarship (NordSecMob – Program in Security and Mobile Computing, Aalto University, Finland for the academic year 2011 -2012) to supervise research students in wireless sensor networks. He contributed immensely in eResearch software for data curation, research and development that uses cloud-based infrastructure and software architect for the project sponsored by Nectar (nectar.org.au) – Australian research cloud provider.