On 21st January 2020, IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a seminar titled “Optical Fiber Sensing for Healthcare” in collaboration with IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, AIUB Student Branch Chapter and Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. The seminar was conducted by Ms. Nadia Afroze, PhD Student, Optics and Photonics Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.

The seminar was inaugurated by the opening remarks from Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch who talked about the importance of Optical Fibers and how its properties and structures have progressed significantly in recent times for the betterment of mankind. He discussed some of the useful properties of Optical Fibers along with its wide range of applications in recent times.

After that, the speaker Ms. Nadia Afroze took the stage and initiated the session by talking about Optical Fiber Sensors and its benefits compared to other sensors. She talked about a health issue known as Pressure Ulcers in details along with the sensor used for determining the presence of Pressure Ulcers. Later, she elaborately discussed the sensing mechanism, fabrication & calibration processes of such sensors. In addition, she discussed various environmental factors and health issues that cause variations on the performance of Optical Fiber CO2 Sensors. The speaker ended the discussion with a question and answer session.

After that, Dr. Mohammad Hasan ImamCounselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, AUIB Student Branch Chapter; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB delivered the concluding speech where he discussed about the wide range of applications of Optical Fibers in the Healthcare sector. He motivated the participants to consider Optical Fiber Systems for higher education due to its promising future. Later, Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam presented a token of appreciation to Ms. Nadia Afroze. A group photo session was carried out which marked the end of the seminar. The seminar was graced by the presence of Ms. Tasnuva Tasneem, WIE Coordinator and Motivator, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB and Ms. Susmita Afroz, Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB.

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