About my secondment: Viswadeep Sarangi

About Viswadeep’s secondments

Viswadeep is a PhD student in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York, exploring the applications of cutting edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to improve healthcare.

He aims to break the wall of communication between doctor and patient by teaching a computer to analyse data the same way as a doctor.

Viswadeep took two secondments: at Addenbrooke’s Hospital to observe and learn from the way doctors diagnose and monitor patients afflicted with gait-impairing diseases; and Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences to access a combination of cognition and machine perception and its measurements in real time, to refine and extend the artificial intelligence capabilities under development at York.

Translate MedTech’s Secondment Scheme provides an opportunity for successful applicants to develop new medtech innovation skills and/or progress a medical technology towards clinical application by embedding themselves within a host organisation that’s seperate from their own.

The scheme is open to;

  • Researchers to temporarily take up a role in a complementary organisation, or
  • Academics and researchers to host clinicians, industrialists or innovation specialists.