A new era in disease diagnosis

12 April, 2018 News

The innovative contact lens developed by Zeev Zalevsky’s team allows people with low vision to “see” – or to be accurate, to feel the visuals by tactual technology.

This is why Forbes magazine chose this innovation amongst the most promising technologies that can change the lives of people with disabilities. Similarly, the optical oscilloscope developed by researchers at the Bar-Ilan Nano-Photonics Centre in Israel has also been awarded a similar distinction.

Specialising in biomedical optics, biomedical imaging, nano-photonics and silica optics, Professor Zeev Zalevsky will talk about the power of light and the ways that is can be used in addition to what we see. Now, light can be used to help us  “hear” and “feel” and can revolutionise home care.

In particular, Zeev Zalevsky will explain how a laser-based detection technology can “listen” to body nano-vibrations and use the changes in the characteristics of these sounds in order to diagnose pathologies and health problems, even remotely. Indicatively, the sensor developed by the Zalevsky team has the ability to monitor many biochemical parameters simultaneously, such as heart rate and its sound, sounds coming from the lungs, from breathing, from blood pressure, from hematology and hemodynamics, and many other biophysical conditions.
Zeev Zalevsky research focuses on the high speeds of light, while in his spare time he trains for endurance races as he runs and swims in long-distance races.

Title: The power of light in bio-medical sensing || Date & Time: 27 April, 18.00- 18.50
With the support of the Embassy of Israel in Athens.