Keynote Speaker


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Naresuan University

Title: A Medical Consultation System Incorporating Haptic Imagery and Augmented Reality Displays

Abstract: The medical consultation system developed by researchers and physicians at Naresuan University Faculty of Medicine and Naresuan University Hospital was developed to provide an e-consultation facility to enable specialist medical, surgical and ICU personnel to participate in crisis situations at remote hospitals and medical centres where such specialist knowledge was unavailable. The system, known as the NU MEDICAL e-Consultation System was first developed to incorporate the Microsoft Hololens® device and Augmented Reality software technology to provide ‘heads-up’ full communication facilities between the central Naresuan University Hospital and Buddhachinaraj Hospital in Phitsanulok and participating District and SubDistrict Hospitals.

A further development project was undertaken to overcome the limitations inherent in the first version of the system by providing full communication facilities and simultaneous image viewing on smartphones and tablet computers incorporating haptic device controllers together with simultaneous viewing and manipulation of Augmented Reality imagery. Particularly, these facilities were developed to allow remote e-consultations involving ultrasound imaging manipulated by a consultant using the haptic controller, allowing the consultant to have a virtual presence in the ultrasound processing of pre-natal diagnoses of in utero foetuses and during birthing where this was occuring at a remote hospital. Collaborative development and testing involving researchers, physicians and programmers was undertaken, with followup full sytem testing and Satisfaction Surveys indicating a high level of satisfaction in the resultant system.

Keywords: haptic devices, augmented reality, remote medical consultations, e-consultation


PAISARN MUNEESAWANG received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1996, the M.Eng.Sci. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 1999, and the Ph.D. Degree from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney. He was a PostDoctoral Research Fellow with Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, from 2003 to 2004, and an Assistant Professor with the College of Information Technology, University of United Arab Emirates, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, from 2005 to 2006. He has been a Visiting Professor with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, since 2012, and Ryerson University, Toronto, since 2013. He was the Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand, where he is currently a Professor and the Dean of the Graduate School. He has co-authored Multimedia Database Retrieval: A Human-Centered Approach (Springer, 2006), and Unsupervised Learning—A Dynamic Approach (Wiley–IEEE Press, 2013), and Multimedia Database Retrieval: Technologies and Applications (Springer, 2014), and also co-edited Advances in Multimedia Information Processing-PCM 2009 (Springer, 2009) and Visual Inspection Technology in the Hard Disk Drive Industry (Wiley–ISTE, 2015). His current research interests include multimedia signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning. He has served as the Registration CoChair for the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2006. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2009.


Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Japan

Title: The Future of energy system and community

AbstractThe megatrends of the future society are carbon-free and data-driven. The environment surrounding electric power utility will be changing faster and more drastically which is driven by five drivers under the megatrends in Japan. These drivers will change the electricity business and society. With the penetration of variable renewable energy, the issues concerning the stabilization of the power system have become apparent. In addition, the resilience of power systems against severe natural disasters is required. The future of the energy system and community, Japan’s efforts to address the issues associated with the penetration of renewable energy, and the severe damage caused by recent natural disasters and how to prepare for them, will be presented.


Shuichi ASHIDATE received his B.Eng, M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1986, 1988 and 1992, respectively. He jointed Tokyo Electric Power Company. He is currently a General manager of Engineering Management Office, Engineering Strategy Unit in Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc..

Dr. Shuichi ASHIDATE is the Vice-President of Power and Energy Society of Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.

Prof.Dr. Prayoot Akkaraekthalin

King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Title: Innovative Electromagnetic-based Sensor Technology

Abstract: This tutorial focuses on the innovative sensors using electromagnetic sensing principles and sensor systems for various applications in industry and agriculture. Several new materials and techniques have been applied to increase the sensor system performances. Our presented sensors include metamaterial-based gas sensors, waveguide sensors for material characterisation, radio frequency moisture content sensor systems, chipless RFID sensors, and ground penetrating radar for classifying buried objects. The structures and designs for all of these sensors will be given in details. Also, some applications of the sensors will be demonstrated.


Professor Prayoot Akkaraekthalin received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand, in 1986 and
1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Delaware, Newark, USA, in 1998. From 1986 to 1988, he worked in the Microtek Co.Ltd., Thailand, as a research and development engineer. In 1988, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at KMUTNB, as an instructor and researcher. His current research interests include passive and active microwave circuits, telecommunications, and innovative sensor systems. Dr. Prayoot is the author and co-author of over 50 papers in international journals, over 300 conference papers, and four books/ book chapters. He is members of the IEEE, IEICE Japan, EEAAT and ECTI Thailand. He was the Chairman for the IEEE MTT/AP/ED Thailand Joint Chapter during 2007 and 2010. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the ECTI Transactions from 2011 to 2013. He was the vice President of EEAAT association, Thailand from 2012 to 2013 and served as the vice President and the President for the ECTI Association, Thailand from 2012 to 2015. He is now the leader of TRF Senior Research Scholar Project of “Innovative Sensor Technology for Thailand Development” granted by the Thailand Research Fund, Thailand.

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