Maximizing output power of a CFPG micro-energy harvester, Dr. Kamran Sayrafian
Dr. Sayrafian talks about the next big thing in our lives, wearable and implantable sensors, used mainly in mobile health. He explains how we can power them with energy from microharvesters that exploit the natural movement of our body, producing energy proportional to their size, and reveals a user-centric and quite challenging vision for health future: patients and seniors living better at home and away from the hospital, yet better monitored and cared of. Thanks to modern health services that follow them everywhere. Interviewed by Yannis Rizopoulos for Tech Talks Central.
Kamran Sayrafian, Dr.
Senior Researcher, Information Technology Lab, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Dr. Kamran Sayrafian is a program manager at the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He leads several strategic projects that are focused on pervasive healthcare technologies. Dr. Sayrafian is an active contributor to several standard organization committees such as IEEE802.15.6 international standardization on medical body area networks and ASTM 2761. Prior to joining NIST, he was the cofounder of Zagros Networks, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company based in Rockville, Maryland where he served as President and senior member of the architecture team. He has also experience as a Principle design engineer in the telecom market and he is co-inventor/ inventor of four U.S. patents. He has served as invited member of technical program committee and co-chair of many international conferences and workshops. His research interests include medical body area networks, mobile sensor networks and interference analysis/coexistence. He has published over 50 conference and journal papers, and book chapters in these areas. He was the recipient of the IEEE PIMRC 2009 & SENSORCOMM 2011 best paper awards. Dr. Sayrafian holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Maryland, Villanova University and Sharif University of Technology, respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE and an adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland.
Specialties: Pervasive information technology, Sensor networks, Simulations
Interviewed at the MOBIHEALTH 2014, the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies", that took place in Athens, Greece, November 3–5, 2014