Networked Healthcare Technology (NetHealth) Workshop

Workshop Date: January 9, 2016 (See detailed schedule)

Have an innovative technology that you want to showcase? Contact us!

Accepted papers have been announced. Click here to see the list.


Over the past few years, India has seen a rapid boost to the startup ecosystem driven by factors such as massive funding opportunities, evolving technology, enterpreunureal mindset and a burgeoning domestic market.

It is projected that in the year 2020, India will have over 10,000 Start up companies from the present scenario of about 3500 startups in 2015. This much-needed change will drive the startup ecosystem in India to revolutionize the future of innovations in our country. This will eventually benefit the healthcare ecosystem in India by increasing the opportunity for affordable and accessible innovations in healthcare.  

Keeping this growth in mind, the NetHealth Workshop 2016 focuses to bring together leading clinicians, MedTech stalwarts, mobile health pioneers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to a common platform to network and build a strong healthcare innovation platform. The aim is to build synergies among the multidisciplinary participants to help in the development of healthcare technologies for India.

The event will include paper presentations on recent healthcare innovations ranging from mobile health, medical devices, healthcare IT solutions. It will also include key-note speeches from eminent leaders within the healthcare community along with an array of talks and panel discussions on challenges, opportunities and future of healthcare innovations in India. A showcase of new technologies will be the highlight of the event.

We invite research papers, research demos, product presentations and position papers that present novel ideas for networked computing technology in support of healthcare, and which are likely to invoke thoughtful discussion at the workshop. Both academia and corporate contributions are highly welcome and encouraged. Of interest, though not exclusively, are the following topics:

  • Mobile and wearable medical sensing applications
  • Emerging low-cost medical devices
  • Remote diagnosis and remote consultation
  • Assistive medical technology
  • Clinical applications of mobile or networked healthcare
  • Design of wearable and home-care health devices
  • Sensor networks for public health monitoring and surveillance
  • Security and privacy in networked healthcare
  • Experience from technology deployments
  • Usability of mobile health applications and devices
  • Cost-efficient and energy-efficient networking for remote healthcare
  • Remote access to electronic health records
  • Assistive robotics and prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive rehabilitative technology

Innovations Showcase

The innovation showcase will exhibit 10 unique technologies by companies and startups. If you wish to showcase your technology, send us a 2 page abstract of the demo via email on [email protected].

The abstract document should be in PDF format and should capture the following details:

  • Motivation for the problem
  • The solution approach
  • Results (if any)
  • Brief description of the technology demonstration

Program Committee

  • Sujay Deb, IIIT-Delhi, India

  • Mamta Sood, AIIMS, Delhi, India

  • Mona Duggal, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

  • Ravi C Nayar, HCG hospital, India

  • A Vijayarajan, InnAccel, India

  • Zainul Charbiwala, Tricog Health, India

  • Sanjay Sood, C-DAC Mohali, India

  • Pushpendra Singh, IIIT-Delhi, India

  • Jagdish Chaturvedi, InnAccel, India

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file.
  • All papers must be electronically submitted via the NetHealth Workshop submission site on EDAS.
  • Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission.
  • Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on IEEE Website.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Submission Portal

Papers can be submitted through this  submission link.

  • The paper formatting and submission instructions are the same as for the main conference.
  • All Workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) WILL appear in IEEE Xplore.

Important Deadlines

Submission Due Nov 7, 2015 Nov 14, 2015
Notification of Acceptance Nov 30, 2015
Camera-ready Version Due Dec 15, 2015
Workshop Date Jan 9, 2016

Workshop Agenda

Time Sessions
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome address by Co-Chairs
09:14 - 09:45 Keynote address: Manish Gupta, VP and Director, Xerox Research Center India
09:45 - 10:15 Invited Talk: Importance of healthcare innovations in India

Dr. Ravi, C Nayar, Professor of ENT & Head & Neck surgery, Dean Academics HCG hospitals

10:15 - 11:15 Technical panel: Advances in MedTech and relevance to India

Session Chair: A Vijayarajan, CTO, InnAccel


  • Ravi Ramaswamy, Philips Medical, Bangalore
  • Gnanasekar, GE Healthcare, Bangalore
  • Ganesh Babu, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai
  • Sujay Deb, IIIT Delhi
11:15 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 11:55 Paper presentations (2 papers, 12 minutes each – 10 minutes+ 2 minutes Q&A)
  1. A Multi-Signal Acquisition System for Preventive Cardiology with Cuff-less BP Measurement Capability: Monika Jain, IIIT Delhi
  2. Efficient ECG Data Compression and Transmission Algorithm for Telemedicine: Chandan Kumar Jha, IIT Patna
11:55 - 12:30 Using the BIODESIGN process for healthcare innovations in India:

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, Director Clinical Innovations, InnAccel

12:30 - 12:55 Paper presentations (2 papers, 12 minutes each – 10 minutes+ 2 minutes Q&A)
  1. A Biodesign based study on Chronic Tinnitus and Evaluation of Adaptive Noise Cancellation Technology in its Management: Madhuri KR, BMS College of Engineering

  2. Streamlining Medical Image Transfer: I Prabhu, SEIMENS Bangalore
12:55 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:25 Paper presentations (2 papers, 12 minutes each – 10 minutes+ 2 minutes Q&A)
  1. PeopleSave: Recommending Effective Drugs Through Web Crowdsourcing: Rahul Majethia, Shivnadar University/Dartmouth college & University of Texas at Arlington
  2. Formation of Virtual Groups in WBAN for Health Care Monitoring: VIT University
14:25 - 15:15 Panel Discussion 2: Know your Healthcare innovation Ecosystem

Moderator: Dr. Pushpendra, Professor, IIIT, Delhi


  • Siraj Dhanani, CEO, InnAccel
  • Dr. Mohan Sivaprakasan, HTIC, Chennai
  • Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, CCAMP
  • Siraj Bagwan (Indiolabs: Medtech start up for liver biopsy)
  • Vibhav Joshi (Sattva Medtech: Start up for fetal monitoring)
  • Dr. Darshan Nayak (SIB Alumni and MedTech Enthusiast)
15:15 - 15:40 Paper presentations (2 papers, 12 minutes each – 10 minutes+ 2 minutes Q&A)
  1. The Importance of Including Carcinogenic Benzene in Real-Time Ambient Air Quality Data in Delhi: Arushi Baboota, IIIT Delhi
  2. A Method To Control Bionic Arm Using Galvanic Skin Response: Nitesh Jangir, Coeo Labs
15:40 - 16:25 Panel Discussion 3: Clinical panel
Bridging the chiasm between Clinicians and Engineers: Whats the ideal framework?

Moderator: Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, Clinical Director, InnAccel


  • Dr. Ravi Deshpande, Professor Nephrology, St Johns, Bangalore
  • Dr. Nabeel Shams, Orthopaedic surgeon, Fortis, Tumkur
  • Dr. Vimal Kishore, Trauma and Emergency, St Johns
  • Dr. Ranganath, Medical officer, PHC, Hiriyur
  • Dr. Vishal Rao, Head and Neck Surgeon, HCG Hospital
  • Dr. Deevish D, Plastic Surgeon and SIB alumni, SJMCH
16:25 - 16:50 Paper presentations (2 papers, 15 minutes each – 12 minutes+ 3 minutes Q&A)
  1. MYO Armband for Physiotherapy Healthcare: A Case Study Using Gesture Recognition Application: Sharanya Rajan, MVJ Medical college Bangalore/ University of Brighton
  2. Intravenous Drip Meter & Controller - Need Analysis and Conceptual Design: Raghavendra B, BMS College of Engineering/IISC Bangalore
16:50 - 18:00 Innovations showcase and Networking