As part of a diverse group of engineers and scientists partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital clinicians and researchers, Sri Krishnan uses non-invasive sensors and technology to collect, clean, and interpret signals and sounds given off by the body.
The external,Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) is a unique partnership between Ryerson University and St. Michael’s that brings together Ryerson’s engineering and science strengths with St. Michael’s biomedical research and clinical expertise to translate research concepts into real and testable health-care solutions
Krishnan takes the data collected by these sensors and applies complex algorithms to ‘clean’ it – make it easier to interpret and learn from. Doctors and other health professionals then use that feedback to learn more effectively, make more informed decisions and plan for better outcomes – ultimately transforming their life-saving work.
As co-director of iBEST, a position he shares with Michael Kolios (Ryerson) and Dr. Ori Rotstein (St. Michael’s), Krishnan is able to take learning out of the classroom and into the state-of-the-art labs and infrastructure at St. Michael’s. Through this unique setting, Ryerson students have the opportunity to conduct research that has a real and beneficial impact on patients. Students learn to use technology from experts, giving them the opportunity to deliver higher quality research and solutions.
This unique collaboration not only transforms the way health professionals and students collaborate, it leads to better and more effective ways to treat illness and disease.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Co-Director and Researcher, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology