Center for Health and Wellness Technologies(WellTech)

Center for Health and Wellness Technologies(WellTech)

About

The new center shall create a culture of achievement, the Center promotes Academic Excellence via Securing competitive research grants; Providing infrastructures and shared facilities; Attracting promising new faculty; Nurturing young talents; Publishing high-impact/cutting-edge researches. Outreach Excellence via Partnering with academic bodies, enterprises, and public health sectors and Translational Excellence via Seeking opportunities for commercialization and startups and working closely with AIT EC.

 

Vision and Mission

The Center for Health and Wellness Technologies (WellTech) at the Asian Institute of Technology will be a leading interdisciplinary academic organization in Thailand dedicated to advancing, applying and providing real-world industry-relevant health and wellness technologies solutions that are backed by strong research backgrounds, delivering social impact across local communities/regions and internal forums.

Mission.   To create a culture of achievement, the Center promotes:

  • Academic Excellence via
    • Securing competitive research grants
    • Joining faculty efforts
    • Providing infrastructures and shared facilities
    • Attracting promising new faculty
    • Nurturing young talents
    • Publishing high-impact/cutting-edge researches
  • Outreach Excellence via
    • Partnering with academic bodies, enterprises, and public health sectors to identify new opportunities and to access potential financial, human, and data resources, enabling industry-relevant achievements and delivering social impact worthy of a mention
  • Translational Excellence via
    • Seeking opportunities for commercialization and startups
    • Working closely with EC during the entire phase of ideation, design, implementation and deployment

Focus Areas

Based on the team expertise and the aforementioned global challenges, we identify the following focus areas:

  1. FA1: Assistive Technology – provides assistive or rehabilitative devices such as haptic devices or robotics for people with disabilities, elderly people, or disadvantaged people.
  2. FA2: Public Health and Wellness – improves general well-being by using geographical approaches such as nutrition analysis and using technological interventions such as wearables that are grounded on strong theoretical medical evidence. Vaccine research.
  3. FA3: Health & Wellness Sensing and Diagnostics, Signal Processing, Machine Learning – utilizes sensing technologies such as fMRI, NIR, EEG, EKG, vision-based systems/spectrophotometers, biosensors, biochips or nanotechnologies together with machine learning/AI to non-invasively monitor, track, and predict health statuses.
  4. FA4: Health Informatics Systems/Platforms – integrate health data from various sensing sources in the forms of images, audio, numeric records etc., then store, analyze, visualize, and manage for the purposes of notifications, monitoring and tracking, and improving workflow/process of health delivery service.
  5. FA5: Technology Acceptance – understands patients’ usage, adaptation, and overall reception of contemporary technologies and provides design recommendations and guidelines.

Expertise

Competitive Advantage.  Discussing the unique competitive advantages of the Center:

Services Offered

These are the following activities of the Center.

The following activities contribute to the mission of Academic Excellence:

The following activities contribute to the mission of Outreach Excellence:

The following activities contribute to the mission of Translational Excellence:

Leadership

The founding team of the center are: Dr. Chaklam Silpasuwanchai; Prof. Dieter Trau; Prof. Manukid Parnichkun; Prof. Matthew N. Dailey; Prof. Mongkol Ekpanyapong; Prof. Nitin Tripathi; Dr. Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn; Dr. Chutiporn Anutariya; Dr. Tanujjal Bora; Dr. Vatcharaporn Esichaikul and Raffaele Rico. 

Center Directors: The founding directors of the center shall be Prof Dieter Trau as Director and Dr. Chaklam Silpasuwanchai as Deputy Director.
Members
Internal AIT Members
NameDepartment/SchoolRoleFocus Areas
Prof. Dieter TrauISE/SET
AIT Entrepreneurship Center
DirectorFA2, FA3
Dr. Chaklam SilpasuwanchaiICT/SETDeputy DirectorFA3
Prof. Manukid ParnichkunISE/SETMemberFA1
Prof. Matthew N. DaileyICT/SETMemberFA3, FA4
Prof. Mongkol EkpanyapongICT/SETMemberFA3
Prof. Nitin K. TripathiICT/SETMemberFA2
Dr. Attaphongse TaparugssanagornICT/SETMemberFA1, FA3
Dr. Chutiporn AnutariyaICT/SETMemberFA4, FA5
Dr. Tanujjal BoraISE/SETMemberFA3
Dr. Vatchaporn EsichaikulICT/SETMemberFA4, FA5
Dr. Raffaele RiccoISE/BNMSEMemeberFA1, FA3
Confirmed External Members
Name/OrganizationContributionFocus AreasContact Point
Department of Physical Therapy, Mahidol UniversityHelps with mobility researchPhysical Therapy and RehabilitationMatthew Dailey
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228Public Health vaccinationRNA based genetic therapyDieter Trau