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March 10th 16 - 18 - Seminars: on Tiba Vent team of Ventilators innovators from Kenyatta University - winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award

Tiba Vent team from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) will present a mechanical ventilator named Tiba vent.

This group is the winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award

This mechanical ventilator was designed, developed and prototyped during the first wave of COVID-19 when the whole world was entering local lockdowns.

A multidisciplinary team comprising biomedical engineers, medical doctors, software and electronic engineers teamed up to create the first ever made patient ventilator in Kenya.

Tiba vent, currently under clinical ventilation, was designed taking into consideration international standards and standards from the Kenya Bureau of standards, as well as the world health organisation’s guidelines.

This webinar presented the team of students from Kenya, as well as the innovative medical device they prototyped.

Oct 31st - 8.00 - 10.00 - World Laureate Forum 2020 - Young Scientist Forum 8 - Artificial Intelligence Session I

dr Leandro Pecchia has been invited as Young Scientist in the World Laureate Forum 2020 - Young Scientist Forum 8 - Artificial Intelligence Session I

Artificial intelligence and innovation information technologies are now ubiquitous, and they are growing in importance in almost every discipline. Young scientists from the U.S.A., Singapore, China will present applications of artificial intelligence in smart cities and new infrastructure, tailing mining industry, laboratory automation, and the social media experience. There is also discussion of robots to support commercial and emergency scenarios, as part of a smarter future.



① Joseph Sifakis, 2007 Turing Award

② Takeo Kanade, 2016 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology

Young Scientists

① Hartwig Anzt, Helmholtz Young Investigator Group leader, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

② Michal Feldman, Full Professor of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University

③ Jiashi Feng, Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

④ Olga Fink, Assistant Professor of Intelligent Maintenance Systems, ETH Zürich

⑤ Leandro Pecchia, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Warwick, School of Engineering, Chairman

⑥ Simone Schuerle, Assistant professor in Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich

⑦ Zion Tse, Professor & Chair of Medical Engineering, Royal Society Wolfson Fellow, University of York

The session will be recorded.

Further details here:

Tue 20 Oct 2020, 09:00 | Tags: WLF2020, Young scientists, World laureate forum