NetHealth Workshop

Workshop Date: Friday, 11 January 2019

Theme: Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare

Network Health is a yearly conference that offers all stakeholders in the healthcare system a platform to learn, share and connect. Every year, the NetHealth Workshop brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from across the healthcare spectrum to share their ideas and break the conventional silos that exist in this field.

Net Health is centred around people and technology that are changing the face of healthcare. This year’s NetHealth will cover healthcare specific topics like Artificial Intelligence, Bio-entrepreneurship, Tele-medicine, 3D printing, and Investment & Incubation opportunities as well as groundbreaking academic research.

This day-long workshop is for those working within the sphere of healthcare, be it clinicians, students, engineers, designers, innovators, policymakers or regulators, industry experts or anyone else working in support of healthcare.

There are bursaries available for student presenters (Kindly reach out to the co-chairs to know more)

Tentative schedule & speakers




9:00 to 10:15

Paper Presentation Session 1

10 mins each

Paper 1: ShishuPoshan application: ICT to solve issues of high social importance at scale

Sanjay Madhukar Kimbahune (Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India); Sujit Shinde (Tata Consultancy Services, India); Karan Bhavsar (Team Lead, India); Kamaxi Bhate (KEM Hospital, India); Prashant Gangal and Sunita Shanbhag (MBPC, India); Mridula Solanki and Pawan Sable (KEM, India); Harsh Vishwakarma (Team lead, India)

Paper 2: Virtual Reality in Rehabilitating Amputees Suffering from Phantom Limb Pain

Adaikkammai S, Manan Singhal, Evangeline Smita and Abhishek Appaji (B M S College of Engineering, India); Suhas Seeni (RX Digi Health Platform Pvt. Ltd., India)

Paper 3: Implementation of Conventional Air - Oxygen Blending in Multi-Powered Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Device

Basava Kumar Mukkundi (COEO LABS PVT LTD, India); Goutham Prasad (Coeo Labs, India); Yaagyanika Gehlot (COEO Labs, India); Nitesh Kumar Jangir (Coeo Labs, India); Nachiket Deval (COEO LABS PVT LTD, India); Sujay Shetty (COEO Labs, India); Abu Tauheed (InnAccel, India); Gopikrishnan G Babu (COEO Labs, India); Nageshwaran AS (Coeo Labs, India); Vimal Kakani (Coeo Labs Pvt Ltd, India)

Paper 4: IOT Solutions for Hospitals

Aditi Patade, Hetvi Gandhi and Nidhi Sharma (D. Y. Patil School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, India)

Paper 5: Manual to Digital Transition of Partogram in Labour - Existing Gaps and Solution

Vishruth Cavale, Dheeraj N and Abhishek Appaji (B M S College of Engineering, India)

Paper 6: An Improved and Secure Visual Secret Sharing (VSS) scheme for Medical Images

Nikhil Mhala (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Manglore, India); Alwyn Roshan Pais (NITK, Suratkal, Mangalore India, India)

10:15 to 10:45

Keynote - Six Blind Men of Indostan: Information Fusion for Today’s Healthcare

Prof. Pramod Varshney, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University

10:45 to 11:15

Networking over Tea / Coffee

11:15 to 11:45

Special Invited Paper and Keynote: mHealth - An open-source Wrist worn platform for research & education

Prof. David Kotz, Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

11:45 to 13:00

Paper Presentation Session 2

10 Mins each

Paper 7: Fabrication of Microfluidic Impedance Cytometer for Leukocytes Analysis

Prakhar Jain (MicroX Labs, India); Prasanta Chowdhury (National Aerospace Laboratories, India); Usama Abbasi, Subham Banerjee and Sasikala Subramaniam (MicroX Labs, India)

Paper 8: Blood Viscosity based Heart Disease Risk Prediction Model in Edge/Fog Computing 
 Latha R (VIT University Chennai Campus & VIT, India); Vetrivelan P (VIT University, India)

Paper 9: Technical Evaluation of an AI based Secretion and Oral Hygiene Management System for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

Abu Tauheed (InnAccel, India); Nitesh Kumar Jangir (Coeo Labs, India); Yaagyanika Gehlot (COEO Labs, India); Nachiket Deval (COEO LABS PVT LTD, India); Sujay Shetty and Gopikrishnan G Babu (COEO Labs, India); Nageshwaran AS (Coeo Labs, India); Basava Kumar Mukkundi (COEO LABS PVT LTD, India); Goutham Prasad (Coeo Labs, India)

Paper 10: An Empirical Evaluation of the COTS Air Pollution Masks in a Highly Polluted Real Environment

Anupama Balotra (VMware & IIIT-Delhi, India); Mukulika Maity (IIIT Delhi, India); Vinayak Naik (BITS Pilani, India)

Paper 11: PRIMA- A device for minimally invasive breast cancer surgery

Shruti G A, Anvitha Rao and Medha B N, Abhishek Appaji (B M S College of Engineering, India)

Paper 12: Personalised Emotion Recognition Utilising Speech Signal and Linguistic Cues

Ramya H Raghunandan and Mahabaleswara Ram Bhatt (BMS College of Engineering, India)

Paper 13: Smart Automated Health Machine using IoT to Improve Healthcare in Rural Areas

Akshay Madguni (Srishti i2i Biz Solutions, India); Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan (City, University of London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Rajesh Babu Vasu (Srishti i2i Biz Solutions, USA); Sharanya Rajan (Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust, India)

13:00 to 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 to 14:30

3D Printing in Healthcare

Dr Daya Prasad, Aarogya Seva

14:30 to 14:55

Tele-ICUs – Changing Critical Care

Dr Dhruv Joshi, Cloud Physician

14:55 to 15:20

Addressing Women’s Health with Technology – An Entrepreneur’s Journey

Dr Geeta Manjunath, Niramai

15:20 to 15:45

Academia & MedTech

Dr Manish Arora, IISc

15:45 to 16:15

Networking over Tea / Coffee

16:15 to 16:45

Building an inclusive MedTech ecosystem

Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, CEO & Co-Founder HiiiH Innovations

16:45 to 17:15

Smart Nanosystems for Cancer Theranostics

Dr Aravind Kumar Rengan M.B.B.S, Master of Nanomedicine, PhD. Indian Institute of Technology -Hyderabad.

17:15 to 18:30

Paper Presentation Session 3

10 Mins each

Paper 14: Novel Evaluation Methodology for Machine Learning Algorithms through API Creation

Soumya Amrita Kirthi and Kantha Lakshmi Krishna Kumar (Philips Innovation Campus, India); Dr HN Suma (BMSCE, India)

Paper 15: Design of Low Resource 3-Way Actuated Medical Centrifuge System for Blood Pathology Tests

Sudeep S Rao, Jayanth Ramesh, Ramalingeshwar Huliyappa, Zubair War and Bluff Srinivas Anil Kumar (B. N. M Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India); Abu Tauheed and Rohan D'Souza (InnAccel, India)

Paper 16: Wearable ECG for Real Time Complex P-QRS-T Detection and Classification of Various Arrhythmia

Biswajit Mishra (DAIICT, India); Neha Arora and Yash Vora (DA-IICT, India)

Paper 17: A Portable Color sensor based Urine Analysis system to detect Chronic Kidney Disease

Sumir Ramesh Mukkunda (MVJ College Of Engineering, India); Gahan Ganesh (BMS College of Engineering, India); Rohan D'Souza (InnAccel, India); Jagdish Chaturvedi (HiiiH Innovations Pvt Ltd, India); Abu Tauheed (InnAccel, India); Nikhil Thomas and Pratiksha Umesh (MVJ College Of Engineering, India); Rahul Udupa (BMS College of Engineering, India); Lakshmi Priyanka (MVJ College Of Engineering, India)

Paper 18: Foetal Acoustic Simulator

Amrutha B, Sidhesh Kumar, Raveesh Sinha and Manish Arora (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Paper 19: Leveraging Social Media Towards Understanding Anti-Vaccination Campaigns

Uddipta Bhattacharjee (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India); Srijith P. k. (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India); Maunendra Sankar Desarkar (IIT Hyderabad, India)

18:30 onwards

Young Professionals Meetup - Networking Cocktail Mixer for all


The Young Professional meetup is for members and volunteers of the IEEE Bangalore Section working in Healthcare Technology and Humanitarian Technology. The emphasis is on providing members with an opportunity to expand their personal and professional network. This meet-up is organized in conjunction with COMSNETS - NETHEALTH 2019 workshop..

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file. A minimum number of 3 pages are required.
  • 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 register and present their papers at the workshop.
  • Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Submission Link

Go to the EDAS new paper submission page for the workshop:

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission 12th November 2018
Notification of Acceptance 30th November 2018
Camera-ready Submission 14th December 2018
Workshop Date 11th January 2019

Technical Programme Committee Members

  1. Dr Manish Arora, IISc, India
  2. Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, HiiiH Innovations Pvt Ltd, India
  3. Nitesh Kumar Jangir, Founder, Coeo Labs
  4. Vibhav Joshi, CEO, Sattva MedTech
  5. Pooja Kadambi, InnAccel, India
  6. Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni, Aarogya Seva, USA
  7. Shaunak Patel, InnAccel, India
  8. Dr Sharanya Rajan, Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust, India & UK
  9. Dr Shyam Vasudeva Rao, EHE health, India
  10. Dr H N Suma, BMSCE, India
  11. A Vijayarajan, InnAccel, India

NetHealth Workshop Co-Chairs

Dr. Rohan Dsouza

Dr. Rohan Dsouza

InnAccel, India

Abhishek Appaji

Abhishek Appaji

B.M.S College of Engineering, India

Workshop Sponsors