SPECIAL BISC Seminar, 19 Sep 1997, 2-3:00pm, 320 Soda Hall

Michael Lee (leem@cs.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 14:47:59 +0200 (MET DST)

SOFT COMPUTING AND PATIENT CARE

SPECIAL BISC Seminar

Senen Barro, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Computer Science Division, University of California at
Berkeley
Professor of Computer Science
Head of Department of Electronics and Computer Science
Director of the Intelligent Systems Group
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
e-mail: elsenen@usc.es; senen@cs.berkeley.edu

19 September 1997
320 Soda Hall
2:00-3:00pm

Abstract:

This talk will briefly introduce the main research lines, on Fuzzy Logic,
Neura l Networks, Knowledge-based Systems, and Mobile Robotics, of the
Intelligent Systems Group of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Then
it will focus on patient follow-up in Intensive and Coronary Care Units
(ICCUs) and on the role of soft computing in that context.

Advances in the health sciences and information technology have led to
increases in applied knowledge, the number of signals, and the amount of
data available for patient monitoring and evaluation in ICCUs. As a result,
the monitoring and follow up of patients interned in these units has become
extremely complex and requires the development of more intelligent
monitoring systems. Intelligent systems for intensive and exhaustive follow
up of patients interned in ICCUs need to deal with very different tasks
ranging from low level signal processing, alarm generation and management,
diagnosis to therapy advise. Very often it is necessary to mimic, as much as
possible, the way in which the human experts operates to deal with the
complexity of the tasks, and the impresicion, uncertainty and partial truth,
both in data and knowledge.

Soft computing is a very useful consortium of methodologies well suited for
addressing many of the complex issues, such as impresicion, uncertainty and
partial truth, found in the rich domain of ICCUs. The domain of ICCUs is an
almost endless source of inspiration for developing new ideas in the soft
computing domain and a very good field to test them.

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