Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

ENTC

Annual biomedical field visit to Colombo North Teaching Hospital and Technomedics Pvt Ltd

Technomedics Pvt Ltd and Colombo North Teaching Hospital Ragama Offered a comprehensive field visit for the Biomedical Engineering Batch of 2015 as a part of module BM2900. 

Technomedics Pvt Ltd field visit was held on 19th December 2017 under the guidance of Dr. Anjula de Silva. The Technomedics staff conducted the field visit as a series of lectures which covered a number of medical devices such as ventilators, defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, anaesthetic machines, medical imaging devices, CPAP machines, Breathing Analysers, Sterilizers and many more. The undergraduates had a unique opportunity in getting to know the mechanisms of the devices, the different applications of the devices and handling the devices. Staff members from respective divisions conducted these presentations and the undergraduates could involve in fruitful dialogs with the staff members about the medical devices that were demonstrated. It was a great opportunity for the BME undergraduates to have a good insight on the workings of the medical devices, the loopholes of the device and how as engineering they can cater to those issues. Lt.Col. Terrance Subasinghe, General Manager of Innovations and Special Projects and the staff at Technomedics Pvt Ltd were instrumental in organizing this field visit.

Colombo North Teaching Hospital - Ragama field visit was held on the 22nd December 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Anjula De Silva. This was conducted for the third consecutive year exposing students to procedures and devices in the Paediatric ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Endoscopy Room, CT Scan Area and EEG Section.

Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Prof. Shaman Rajindrajith was instrumental in organising this educational visit followed by Dr. Meranthi Fernando, Dr. Tharindi Suriapperuma,Dr. Phirarthana Kamalanathan, Dr. Kanchana Uyangoda and Dr. Dananjaya Gunathilake who contributed in spending time with students sharing their expert knowledge.

Bio medical field visit 1

 

Bio medical field visit 2

Guest Lecture on Medical device regulation and Overview to FDA Approach

Design and development of medical devices occupies a significant portion in electronics manufacturing industry. Compared to general consumer electronic devices, medical devices are subjected to stricter regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the users. Among many regulating standards, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards of medical device regulation are considered as comprehensive guidelines by medical device manufacturers throughout the world.  Therefore, it is a timely need for undergraduates aspiring to enter the medical device manufacturing industry to be aware of this background.

The guest lecture on medical device regulation and overview was successfully held on the 23rd of November 2017 in the premises of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Moratuwa with the participation of undergraduate students from several universities. The lecture was facilitated by resource personnel from Synergen Technology Labs, a leading Sri Lankan technology firm specializing in IOT and healthcare devices. Ms. Nuwanthika Rajapaksha and Ms.Udari De Alwis, both research engineers at Synergen Technology Labs, conducted the session.

The lecture session provided detailed insight into the subject of medical device regulation. Starting from the formal definition of medical devices, the lecture encompassed a wide range of topics including the need for regulation, premarket and post market requirements, FDA product classification and FDA guidance documents and best practices.

As a globally recognized standardizing benchmark, FDA compliance is one of the highest standards to which a medical device can be standardized. As budding inventors and designs it is of critical importance to pay attention to the quality aspect of device manufacturing at the early stages of product design and development. The lecturers provided clear guidance on the process of successfully obtaining FDA approval for a device that they would design in the future. This is quite beneficial for undergraduates who have the potential to design novel medical devices to also enter the medical device manufacturing industry as entrepreneurs.

The event was organized by the IEEE Engineering and Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS) Student Branch Chapter of University of Moratuwa. IEEE EMBS is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The Student Branch Chapter of University of Moratuwa acknowledges the support provided by the academic staff of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication in making the event a success.

Guest Lec

Final year project from department of electronics and telecommunication Engineering wins the Manamperi Engineering Award 2017

The final-year project of Didula Dissanayake, Amila Silva, Chathurika Amaratunga, and Namasivayam Piranavaruban titled “Light Field System for Image Based Rendering of Ancient Artifacts” won the prestigious Manamperi Engineering Award 2017, awarded by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) for the best engineering final year undergraduate group project carried out in a Sri Lankan university in 2016.

The light field rendering system comprises an end-to-end system that automatically acquires images of an artifact kept on a rotating table, makes the 3-D reconstruction, and renders the reconstruction using color information from images. A user can then interact with this high-quality
digital archive of the artifact using a mobile device or otherwise, or make a 3-D print.

The project was co-supervised by Dr. Chamira Edussooriya and Dr. Ranga Rodrigo.

Manamperi Winning team

 

Results - 3D Reconstruction

 

1st place in IEEE maker fair 2017 won by a team from University of Moratuwa

A team of three undergraduate students and one post graduate student from Dpt. of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering and Dpt. of Chemical & Process Engineering won the 1st place in IEEE maker fair 2017 held at Vardaman college of engineering, Hydrabath, India, for their exhibit “Life Saving Drone”. For this competition more than 100 teams from 10 countries including India, Nepal and Malaysia were participated. The team members are,

Insaf Ismath, Janith Kalpa Gunarathna, Ama kalpani and Samith Ashan.

Award

Student Best Paper Award won by a Student in Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

Mr. Nilesh Suriyarachchi from the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa won the “Student Best Paper Award” at the 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017 http://2017.iccas.org/) held in Jeju, S. Korea during Oct 18~21, 2017. His research addresses the problem of 3D Pose Tracking for GPS-denied Terrain Rovers by proposing a novel Fast State Variable Extension and Enhanced Motion Model. This work was conducted for the EN4922 Research Project module under the supervision of Dr. Peshala Jayasekara.

Research Paper Details:
Title: 3D Pose Tracking for GPS-denied Terrain Rovers by Fast State
Variable Extension and Enhanced Motion Model
Authors: Nilesh Suriyarachchi (Moratuwa), Peshala G. Jayasekara
(Moratuwa) and Takashi Kubota (Tokyo)

ICCAS with award

Certificate ICCAS

Figures: With Award, Certificate