[Seminar] 'Development of optical remote imaging, spectroscopic diagnostic and treatment monitoring for a diverse patient population' by Prof Douplik


Monday, March 6, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00


E48, Level E, Lab 4


Title:  Development of optical remote imaging, spectroscopic diagnostic and treatment monitoring for a diverse patient population

Speaker: Dr. Alexandre (Sasha) Douplik
Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Scientist, iBEST, Keenan Research Centre of the LKS Knowledge Institute, St. Michael Hospital

My reserach group at Toronto Metropolitan University develops an imaging remote modality for diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases and cancer making the proposed engineering technology work at the close level of accuracy for a diverse patient population considering different skin tone, age, and sex/gender and overcoming the problem of a limited depth (a few mm only) of light penetration into biotissue. One of the research foci  is a contactless optical monitoring, a novel technological modality that provides observations for patients who should avoid any physical contact with sensors (e.g., diabetic wounds, massive skin burns, transplantations), remote monitoring for security purposes (e.g., airports, car drivers, pilots) or telemedicine (e.g., remote clinical consulting, outpatients’ monitoring). The technology also aims facilitating monitoring or selfmonitoring of vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, level of stress, and even forecasting stroke or heart attack using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Alexandre (Sasha) Douplik is a Professor, Head of Ryerson Photonics Group in Physics Department at Toronto Metropolitan University since 2011, and a Scientist of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, specialized in Advanced Optical Biomedical Imaging and Laser Surgery and Therapy, author of more than 65 peer-reviewed papers, 70 conference papers, 6 book chapters and 15 patents. In 2008-2011 he was a contract (non-tenure-track) Research Professor/Habilitant of Nuremberg-Erlangen University, Germany where he defended his Biomedical Engineering Habilitation (Dr. of Science degree) in 2011. Before 2007 Dr. Douplik was a Scientific Associate at Biophysics/Bioimaging Division in Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto (2006-2007) and Senior Researcher of Xillix Technologies Corp., Vancouver (2002-2006).


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