The 12th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2019) is intended to provide an international forum where researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in the advances in, and applications of, biomedical engineering can exchange the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas through presentation and discussion.
Message from General Chair
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the 12th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2019). The BMEiCON is the main annual international conference organized by the Thai Biomedical Engineering Association (ThaiBME) which had been held in famous cities around Asia including Chiang Mai, Sapporo, Luang Prabang, Pattaya, Fukuoka, Krabi, Ubon Ratchathani, Kyoto, Phuket, and Bangkok since its inaugural event. This year, the BMEiCON is once again held in Ubon Ratchathani which is the easternmost province of Thailand bordered by Laos to the east and Cambodia to the south. Ubon Ratchathani is famous for the candle festival, a strong buddhist tradition, and natural beauties. The mission of BMEiCON is to advance the application of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology, and to promote the profession for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development and recognizing excellence. Conferences are important activities and provide a valuable platform for the exchanging of ideas, reporting the latest results in R&D efforts, and debating up-to-date topics. The organizing committee of BMEiCON2019 has developed an extensive and fascinating program. The program is originally enriched by keynote speeches to be delivered by a list of renowned and well-respected researchers including Prof. Kagayaki Kuroda, Asst. Prof. Ananya Dechakhamphu, Prof. Kenji Yamada, and Assoc. Prof. Nuntachai Thongpance. Also, the technical program is comprised of contributed papers from around the world covering a wide spectrum of research topics in biomedical engineering. All papers submitted to BMEiCON2019 were peer-reviewed by technical program committee and reviewers. In addition, BMEiCON2019 is definitely accomplished by the dedication and the assistance of the organizing committee and all staffs. I would like to express my gratitude to all committee members and staffs for their hard-works. I am also grateful for the contributions provided by our keynote speakers, the authors, and participants who join to advance research in biomedical engineering and its related fields. I hope that you will find BMEiCON2019 a great forum for exchanging your ideas and research, and also building up your research network. Wish you all a great success at BMEiCON2019 and a pleasant stay in Ubon Ratchathani. Best regards, Suparerk Janjarasjitt BMEiCON2019 General Chair Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand Chuchart Pintavirooj BMEiCON2019 General Co-chair King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang
Message from Technical Program Chair
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 12th Biomedical Engineering International Conference –BMEiCON2019, held in Ubonratchathani, Thailand.
BMEiCON2019 has attracted contributions from over 8 countries including Thailand, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, Peru, Malaysia and Iran, covering research topics in a wide range of Biomedical Engineering areas. Paper submissions and reviews were organized in 7 regular tracks. A total of 109 manuscripts were received. After being thoroughly reviewed, 74 manuscripts were accepted for regular papers accounting for an acceptance rate of 71%. All the accepted papers will be presented in the oral format (in 15 oral sessions) spread over the two days of Nov19th-22nd, 2019.I would like to specially thank our technical program committees and reviewers for their dedicated work in the entire process of reviewing and selecting the papers in the final program. I am very much grateful to our keynote speakers, Prof. Kagayaki Kuroda, Asst. Prof. Ananya Dechakhamphu, Prof. Kenji Yamada for accepting my invitation, the publication chair , Dr. Adisorn Leelasantithum for dealing with IEEE Explore and Scopus indexing. I especially thank Prof. Suparerk Janjarasjitt, the general chair, and Prof. Sarinporn Visitsattapongse, the Financial chair and other organizing committees for organizing the BMEiCON2019 conference in in Ubonratchathani, Thailand. Finally, we thank the authors, attendees and session chairs for your continued support of the BMEiCON 2019 conference. We hope all of you enjoy the excellent conference program at BMEiCON 2019 as well as the scenic beauty and attractions of the conference venue at Ubonratchathani, Thailand. Technical Program Chair Chuchart Pintavirooj
Message from President of Thai Biomedical Engineering Societies
It is my great honor to welcome all the participants to the 12th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2019), an annual international conference series, which is held in cooperation with ThaiBME, IEEJ , IEEE and Ubon Ratchathani University between November 19, 2019 and November 22, 2019 in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. BMEiCON mission is to advance the application of engineering, science and technology to medicine and biology, and to promote the profession for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development and recognizing excellence. Conferences are important activities and provide a valuable platform for the exchanging of ideas, reporting the latest results in R&D efforts, and debating up-to-date topics. As the local host of BMEiCON2019, I would like to welcome you all to Ubon Ratchathani which is a large province in the Northeast of Thailand, dating back to more than 200 years old. The city of Ubon Ratchathani has been a well established community for hundreds of years. Relatively unknown to the most tourists, the province boasts a number of natural wonders, cultural and historical attractions and historical national parks. Finally, I wish that all participants will achieve what you aim for, gain a great experience, and build up your research connection here at BMEiCON2019. I also hope that you will have a pleasant stay in our lovely city of Ubon Ratchathani. Thank you. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha President of Ubon Rachathani University
BMEiCON 2019 Keynote
Prof. Kagayaki Kuroda
Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Heat and Mass Transfer
School of Information Science and Technology, Tokai University, Japan Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University, Japan Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Heat and Mass Transfer. Abstract: Body temperature is determined by the balance between the heat generation due to metabolism and/or external energy, heat conduction, and heat transfer by body fluids such as blood. Thus, heat transfer and mass transfer are tightly connected to each other. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool for imaging such heat and mass transfer phenomena in biological bodies. From this point of view, we have been focusing on imaging temperature, heat transfer by blood perfusion, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. For temperature imaging, techniques for imaging temperature of water-fat mixed tissue has been developed mainly for breast HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound). In the brain, dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI) has been applied to map heat transfer in the brain under laser surgery of tumor. For CSF motion, we are working on characterizing respiration- and cardiac-pulsation-driven CSF motion based on real-time asynchronous phase contrast (PC) imaging in conjunction with S-transform and correlation mapping techniques. In this lecture, these latest research topics are introduced with explanatory contents.
Asst. Prof. Ananya Dechakhamphu
Title: Traditional Thai Medicine System in Kingdom of Thailand
Program of Thai Traditional Medicine, Faculty of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Thailand Title: Traditional Thai Medicine System in Kingdom of Thailand Abstract: Traditional medicine was evidenced to use for treatment of diseases and health promotion in Thailand for more than 700 years. Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM) is based on Thai wisdom and Buddhism philosophy which divided the body composition into four elements including earth, water, wind and fire. The etiology of disease is therefore based on the imbalance of these four elements. The essence of TTM treatment is the holistic healthcare. The treatment of TTM can be divided into four practice areas including therapeutic, pharmacy, midwifery and massage. Nowadays, TTM plays a major role in health promotion and rehabilitation in healthcare system of Thailand. TTM was included in the national policy and national strategy. The establishment of clinical researches and higher education system promotes TTM to improve acceptance from health personnel and the public. The incorporation of TTM into national healthcare system will not only to improve the quality of traditional medicine but also to promote the “Sufficiency Health System” in Thai society. From 1987 to 1995, he belonged to Toshiba Cooperation and was engaged in the development of an extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripter. In 1995, he acquired the position of Research Associate in Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University and became Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University in 2009. His research interest is application of ultrasound and optical techniques for medical engineering. He is a board member of the Japan Society on Ultrasound in Medicine. He has roles as associate editor of IEEE trans. on UFFC and area editor of Journal of Medical Ultrasonics.
Prof. Kenji Yamada
Title: Nursing Engineering and Japan Biodesign Program
Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Biomedical Engineering Center, Osaka City University, Japan Title: Nursing Engineering and Japan Biodesign Program Abstract: Nursing Engineering started at Osaka University in 2010. Pursuing to conduct research to develop new medical devices and basic technologies that incorporate nursing perspectives, and to relieve establishment of social structures and systems that support and spread those developments. Also, Biodesign was launched by Dr. Paul Yock and other members of Stanford University in 2001 as a development and training program for talents who will lead innovations in medical devices based on Design-Thinking approach. The program develops solutions to various problems, using the needs in the clinical site as the starting point while verifying the perspective of commercialization from the initial stages of development, and is characterized by approaches that make innovation a reality. Japan Biodesign was launched in October 2015, based on the Stanford University Biodesign program, with the goals of developing medical devices based on the needs at the clinical site, and educating and training the next generation of leaders capable of leading from identifying needs to commercialization. Osaka University, The University of Tokyo and Tohoku University concluded program-development partnership with Stanford University in order to establish Japan Biodesign.
Assoc. Prof. Nuntachai Thongpance
Title: The TRICOLOR 2019 Project
Title: The TRICOLOR 2019 Project College of Biomedical Engineering, Rangsit University, Thailand Abstract: Nowadays, biomedical engineers are very important to the health care of the people of each country, including Thailand. Normally, the important role of the production of brain power in the country is not only the role of the faculty and the university but also requires the role of professional associations to oversee and promote standards as well.
Thailand has produced graduates in the field of biomedical engineering, including in the diploma’s degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate for more than 30 years, with the Thai Biomedical Engineering Association and the Thai Association for Medical Instrumentation support and promote standards for graduates' production by establishing a certification process for competencies of Thai Biomedical Engineers. In addition, it also promotes academic strength by organizing academic conferences at both the national and international levels with organizations that are certified to international standards.
The TRICOLOR 2019 Project is an extension of the Research Networking Event of the annual BMEiCON of the Thai Biomedical Engineering Association which has contributed to the College of Biomedical Engineering of Rangsit University to have close cooperation with the Tokai University Hospital in Japan. As a result of this relationship, many projects and activities have occurred at both the university and international levels, such as academic staff exchange activities, cooperative activities for teaching and practical training of students, as well as a project to develop medical device skills for Thai biomedical engineers.
The Project is 1 year with the main objective for developing of Thai clinical engineering profession and medical device skills for Thai biomedical engineers under the cooperation of three sectors: College of Biomedical Engineering, Rangsit University, Thailand, School of Medicine Tokai University and Affiliated Hospital ( Japan) with Japanese Medical Device consortium companies under a grant from the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) and through the bureau of International Health Cooperation of National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan. The Executive committee of this project is the Tokai University Hospital, Japan and Biomedical Engineering College, Rangsit University, Thailand. In this project, 10 attendees will join in this training project. The main requirement is they are working as biomedical engineers in Thailand Hospitals and passed the examination to receive the Biomedical Engineer Competency Certificate from the Thai Biomedical Engineering Association under the accreditation of Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (Public Organization) and ISO 17024.
The training place will be in Thailand and Japan which separated into 2 batches, with 5 participants per batch, each of which will be 7 days in Thailand, 7 days in Japan starting from September 2019, ending the project in December 2019.I am sure that this project will be the flagship for Thai and Japanese biomedical Engineers and professionals to share and disseminate their invaluable experiences in as much as to strengthen and expand existing partnership and foster new collaborations in the future.
Research Networking Event
RNE is one of the important programs of BMEiCON. One of the main objectives of RNE is to create BME Network among BMEiCON delegates. BMEiCON 2019 Research Netwoorking Event is as follow:
November 21, 2019 8:00 AM Leave Sunee Grand Hotel & Convention Center 9:30 AM Visit Wat Sirindhorn Wararam aka Wat Phu Prao, Ubon Rachathani, Thailand 10:20 AM Get acros to Laos through Chong Mek Immigration Control and Visit Chong Mek Markets & Duty Free Shops 10:45 AM Travel to , Laos 12:30 PM Lunch 14:00 PM Visit Tad Fane & Tad Yuang Waterfalls 18:00 PM Arrive at Arawan Riverside Hotel, Pakse, Laos 19:00 PM Conference Banquet at Arawan Riverside Hotel
November 22, 2019 8:45 AM Get across to Thailand through Chong Mek Immigration Control and Visit Chong Mek Markets & Duty Free Shops 10:00 AM Visit Pha Taem Nation Park, Ubon Rachathani,Thailand 10:40 AM Visit Soi Sawan Waterfall/Sang Chan Waterfall, Ubon Rachathani, Thailand 13:00 PM Lunch 17:00 PM Arrive at Sunee Grand Hotel & Convention Center