Australian Tele-health Research and Development Group (ATRDG)

Yogi Kanagasingam

Yogi Kanagasingam
Team Leader
Australian Tele-health Research and Development Group

The research focuses of the Australian Tele-health Research and Development Group are telemedicine, diagnostics and home based care.

The team based in Perth conducts research projects investigating the use of telemedicine to provide healthcare to metro, rural and remote Australia and to identify new screening methods for systemic diseases. The current focus is the development of novel diagnostic technologies in the form of non-invasive ocular imaging techniques for chronic diseases such as diabetes and neuro-degenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension and stroke).

Impact on the Health System
Our group aims to reduce the cost of delivery of care, reduce the need for travel and reduce the long wait list at public hospitals.

Our Solutions
The team recently developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) based disease screening for patients with diabetes and licensed the technology. This technology is used at GP clinics in Perth and is also being rolled out into GP clinics in Singapore.

The team also developed a telemedicine store-and-forward platform for various medical applications, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry and emergency medicine.

We also developed a Vessel Analysis Software Program (VASP) tool that measures more than 70 ocular biomarkers.

Case Studies

Team Members:

Yogi Kanagasingam

Shaun Frost

Cirous Dehghani

Maryam Mehdizadeh

Sajib Kumar Saha

Di Xiao

Janardhan Vignarajan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yogi Kanagasingam
Professor, has developed medical technologies from bench to bed and one of his inventions is used by NASA in the International Space Station. He was Australian of the Year finalist in 2014 for his contribution to Medical Sciences and prevention of blindness.

Shaun Frost
Senior Experimental Scientist, AADRF Dementia Research Fellowship NHMRC.

Cirous Dehghani
Postdoctoral Fellow, extending his research exploring ocular biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Maryam Mehdizadeh
Software Engineer, responsible for developing language and terminology standards and conventions for large, integrated multidisciplinary environmental science projects. Her research interests include applying informatics solutions for the integration of multidisciplinary scientific research, particularly for the consumption of, and uptake by, policy audiences.

Sajib Kumar Saha
Research Scientist, working towards the development of machine learning techniques for the automated detection and progression analysis of sight threatening eye disease, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Di Xiao
Research Scientist, led a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant project for diabetic retinopathy screening and implemented the project for commercialization.
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Janardhan Vignarajan
Lead Software Engineer overseeing all the telemedicine software and mobile health app development & deployment @ AEHRC Perth.
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