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  • Date and time: Wednesday 15 June 2022, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Tempest Anderson Hall, Museum Gardens (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join Medical Robotics Professor Zion Tse of the University of York to find out how digital health has been developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist the currently overwhelmed healthcare system in the UK, and how the pandemic has accelerated the development of the healthcare ‘internet of things’.

Glimpse the future of mobile health, learn about the roles doctors and patients may come to play, and discover the state-of-the-art technologies nearly or already on the market, including the prototypes being created in ongoing research projects.


About the speaker

Zion Tse, Ph.D, FIET, SMIEEE is Professor and Chair in Medical Robotics at the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York. Prior to his current appointment, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Associate Director for the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems at the University of Georgia, USA. Before that, he was a research fellow at Harvard University. His PhD degree in Mechatronics in Medicine was received from Imperial College London. Most of his academic and professional experience has been in Medical Mechatronics, Surgical Robotics and Medical Imaging. He has been developing and testing a broad range of medical robots and clinical devices in his career, most of which have been applied in clinical patient trials. His research bridges Engineering and Medicine, connecting multidisciplinary teams of medical doctors, robotics researchers and electronics engineers.

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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible