Technical Tour

Tour A

Thai Telecommunication Relay Service (TTRS)
TTRS was established as a national contact center for telecommunication relay service for people with hearing impairment and people with speech impairment in 2011. It aims to fill the telecommunication service gap under the Universal Service Obligation Plan of the office of National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission. It helps to connect the hearing people to the hearing impaired people and speech impaired people to communicate via the call agents in the TTRS. The center provides 3 ways of relay services: Text relay service, Video relay service and Speech relay service. TTRS also claims that its contact center is the most advanced contact center in Thailand.

Photo of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was testing service of Thai Telecommunication Relay Service (TTRS)
Photo of operator of Thai Telecommunication Relay Service (TTRS)

Sirindhorn School of Prothetics and Orthotics (SSPO)
SSPO had officially established on September 4, 2002 by collaboration between Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University with supporting from Nippon Foundation. The school aims to produce the prosthetist/ orthotist graduate who are compassionate and professional with bachelor degree at international standard level, to provide the excellent service for the changing of society with modern technology at international level, and to conduct the research for improving physically challenged people's quality of life.

Photo of device demonstration at Sirindhorn School of Prothetics and Orthotics (SSPO)
Photo of experimenter was testing device at Sirindhorn School of Prothetics and Orthotics (SSPO)

Tour B

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is an autonomous entity reporting to a Governing Board chaired by the Minister of Science and Technology. NSTDA is an umbrella organization that plans and executes the four mandated missions of research and development, technology transfer, human resources development and infrastructure development. Today, NSTDA comprises four national research centers: BIOTEC, MTEC, NECTEC, and NANO).

DentiiScan, jointly developed by Medical Devices Laboratory (MDL), MTEC and DentiPlan Project Team (CTI Lab), NECTEC is the first Thai-made cone-beam computed tomography machine for dental, maxillofacial and ENT applications. DentiiScan projects a three dimensional view of the main organs in the oral cavity, giving dentists more accurate diagnostic data and supporting them in planning for dental implant placement, oral and maxillofacial surgery, temporomandibular joints surgery and orthodontics. DentiiScan has been clinically validated. It has passed the radiation control from the Department of Medical Science, Ministry of Public Health, and the electrical and electronics safety from PTEC, Ministry of Science and Technology. DentiiScan generates less radiation than conventional x-ray machines and is cheaper than import scanners in the market. The technology has been installed in three clinical sites and used on over 1000 patients since 2011. Other imaging systems being co-developed by NECTEC and MTEC include MobiiScan (Mobile CT for head and brain imaging), BodiiRay (Digital Radiography) and Mini CT (for breast lesion specimens). Moreover, pre-operative planning software (DentiPlan) has been developed for treatment planning of dental implant placement to obtain the optimal location of implants without injury to nerves and sinuses. It is NECTEC’s long-term goal to develop advanced medical imaging systems in order to accumulate the technologies, reduce the system cost, and make the diagnosis available for all people in the country.

Thammasat University Hospital
Thammasat University Hospital has the capacity to provide, on average 2,000-3,000 people per day with comprehensive medical outpatient services and is able to accommodate inpatients in 541 beds. There are plans for expansion to 750 beds. Furthermore, the hospital also provides healthcare services to a large number of impoverished patients each year.

Photo of patient and DentiiScan machine.
Photo of Dental x-ray film.
Photo of DentiiScan machine.
Photo of doctor was showing dental scan on the monitor.

Local Organizer

Supported by

Australian Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Association or ARATA logoChina Association of  Assistive Products or CAAP logoHyogo Institute of Assistive Technology or HIAT logo /
Hyogo Rehabilitation Center or HRC logoHong Kong Occupational Therapy Association or HKOTA logoIndependent Living Centre New South Wales or ILCNSW logoRehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan or RESJA logoIndependent Living Services, New Zealand or ILSNZ logoKorean Association of Assistive Technology Professionals or KAATP logoNational Science and Technology Development Agency or NSTDA logo Taiwan Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society or TREATS logoUniversity of Shanghai for Science & Technology or USST logoUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia or UTM logoSTART Centre, Singapore logoTechclusive logo

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