Mar 252017
 

Arvind talks about new research findings about Lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, Lipid Disorder, Cardio Vascular Disease where Insulin Resistance is possibly the root cause for all of them.

Lifestyle diseases have become biggest threat to health. Understanding science behind these disorders in an unbiased manner can remove many misconceptions and give leads on what to do, especially how to prevent these disorders. He tries to explain generally unknown but very important scientific facts about these disorders with an underlying theme that it is the insulin resistance (IR), which is the root cause for all these diseases, which are all clubbed under what is called metabolic syndrome.

He talks about Diabetes 2 in detail and explain how our body gives us a warning about possible diabetes nearly 15 years BEFORE we actually become diabetic. He discusses how diabetes 2 develops and how its origin is in excess and not deficit in Insulin production.

Nov 192016
 

Pramod Phadke spoke about fat and cholesterol from a chemical engineer’s perspective. We hear so many terms and recommendations from various sources that a lay person gets more confused than enlightened. Pramod starts with definitions of various terms and significance of those parameters for good health, inter-relationships of various chemicals in the body, their formation etc. Some recommendations are discussed with the logic behind them, and others are contested.

Pramod Phadke is a 1967 IITB alumnus in Chemical Engineering. He subsequently did his MTech & worked in Consulting organizations. From 1977 operated as Consulting Chemical Engineer. He was involved in designing distillation columns & other chemical equipment. He has a keen interest in mathematical puzzles & has a website www.knightstour.in

Feb 262016
 

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Dr Aniruddha Joshi to talk on digitising Nadi Parikshan. (www.atreyaonline.com)

Aniruddha is a PhD in CS from IITB in 2011. His specialization is data analysis and biomedical signal processing. He received a CSIR fellowship during his PhD, and a further grant to a develop a prototype from his thesis concept to digitize the wrist Pulse. He has formed a company to develop a new-age wearable technology by combining ancient personalized medical science with modern approaches. He has two patents and more than 15 papers in international journals and conferences.

Aniruddha shared the motivation and technology behind the development of healthcare gadget for lifestyle disorders and wellness indications. How the concept was taken shape into the current form, salient features of the gadget and its future scope.