Events

"New Healthcare Delivery Models using Remote Presence and Telemedicine"

Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO, InTouch Health

April 26th (Friday), 3:00pm
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 1001

Yulun Wang, PhD, is the Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health based in Goleta, CA. In 2002, Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health, a telemedicine company which pioneers remote presence robot systems that enable healthcare professionals to provide more effective and efficient healthcare by allowing them to “be in two places at once”. InTouch Health received Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award as well as Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500/5000 award rankings in 2008, 2010, and 2011. In 1989, Dr. Wang founded Computer Motion, the company which pioneered the surgical robotics market. Computer Motion went public in 1997 and merged with Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) in 2003 for one third of the resulting company.

Dr. Wang will speak on how telemedicine is raising the quality and accessibility while reducing the costs of healthcare across the world through remote presence robotics. Dr. Wang will touch on healthcare challenges that we face today and how they can be lessened by technology advances in healthcare informatics, remote diagnostic and therapeutic tools, telecommunications, and robotics.

About Yulun Wang:

photo of yulun wang Dr. Wang has more than 50 publications and over 100 patents in the areas of robotics and computers. Dr. Wang is a member of the University of California Santa Barbara’s Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Board of Directors, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Board of Directors, and the National Academy of Engineering. Ernst & Young recognized Dr. Wang as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Dr. Wang also received the Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Wang is frequently invited to speak at noteworthy meetings and events, has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, in the New York Times and various other print and televised interviews. Dr. Wang has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specializing in Robotics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Hosted by: Jerry Gibson, ECE Chair and Professor