Dr. Warsito Purwo Taruno, M.Eng.


Abstract. In a recent article published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) electricity has been forecasted to become the next big wave of medicine. The electricity, in the level of tens to hundreds of millivolts, has been known for centuries as the basic mechanism of biophysics in human body that governs the electrical activity of the brain and the whole neuron system within the body, and literally differentiates between life and death of a living body. The low-level electricity in the form of capacitive sensing today has also became the friendliest communication media between human body and devices: i.e. the widespread use of touchscreen technology in smartphones that has led to social media revolution. The low-level electricity has enabled a smooth integration and communication between human body and computers or other devices, opening the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite of its extremely important role, however, the use of electricity in medicine is extremely limited. In the past decade, we have applied the low-level energy source-based sensing technology, combined with mathematical computing algorithm to develop a new imaging technique that enables a real time and volumetric imaging of electrical activity of the human body. The imaging system has been applied to human body to detect cancer and to monitor human brain activity in real time and three-dimensional. The capacitive sensor technology has also been applied to transmit electric field signal to human body to generate local stimulations within the body to activate the local tissue or to cause electric field disruption within cancer tissue leading to cancer treatment. In the future, the capacitive technology may enable a dynamic integration of the human body with electronic devices connected to the computer and/or the Internet for diagnosing and treating illness and to develop a full connectivity of the human body and mind with computer and the Internet. In this presentation the principles and the methods of the low-level electro-capacitive technique will be highlighted, along with some examples of the applications of technology for diagnosis and treatments.

Biography. Dr. Warsito graduated from Shizuoka University for his bachelor (1992), master (1994) and doctor al (1997) degrees, specialized in tomography techniques and instrumentations. After completing his post-doctoral research at the Ohio State University from 1999—2006, where he invented the electrical capacitance volume tomography (ECVT, US Patent, 2006), he established a research-based company, namely C-Tech Labs Edwar Technology Company in 2007 in Indonesia, and invented capacitive technology for cancer treatment, namely electro-capacitive cancer therapy (ECCT, Indonesia Patent, 2017). He published more than 150 articles in international journals and conferences. His research interests include tomography, cancer biophysics, image reconstruction and sensor technology.

Faculty of Science Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Kampus 4 UAD Jl. Ring Road Selatan, Tamanan, Banguntapan, Bantul
Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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