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Drishty Sobnath

Dr Drishty Sobnath PhD, MBCS, AFHEA

Postdoctoral Researcher

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 3858 ext. 3858 Room no. RM201

Biography

Drishty is a postdoctoral researcher and developer in artificial intelligence. She was awarded her PhD in Software Engineering from Kingston University, London. Her research focused on the design and evaluation of m-health systems for patients with chronic conditions.

Drishty has been working on the WELCOME EU funded project (2013-2017), which aimed at providing an integrated care platform to support COPD patients suffering from different comorbidities in five EU countries as part of her doctoral thesis. Her work included implementation and testing of IoT solutions, wearables and mobile application development to improve lifestyle and self-management of the chronic condition. She has also developed an Android application (CANAdvice) to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to self-manage their side effects and receive real-time advice from the platform.

Drishty is a member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE Global Communications (Globecom 2018) and a member of the British Computer Society. She has presented her work at several local and international conferences.

Research interests

Drishty’s research interests lie in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning), Internet of Things (IoT), user experience and usability testing methods, m-health, behavioural change management, decision support systems in the health sector.

Further information

  1. Projects and awards

    Follow the link below to find out more about Drishty's recent projects and awards.

    Projects

    • Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care to COPD Patients with Comorbidities WELCOME EU Project (2013-2017)
    • Mobile Health Project- Fusion Collaborative Awards FCA Project, collaboration work with Kingston University and Mobile Health Ltd (2013-2014)
    • CANAdvice Project (2012-2013)

    Awards

    • Best Paper Award, paper title: An Informal Carer Hub to support carers looking after COPD patients in UK and Netherlands, International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (2018)
    • Finalist for Best Student Paper Award and Rapid-Fire Talks, paper title: Cancer Support & Advice m-health system for home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving oral chemotherapy treatment, MobiHealth (2014)
    • Kingston University International Scholarship
  2. Recent publications

    Follow the link below for a list of Drishty's recent published works.
    • Sobnath, Drishty, and Philip Nada. 2018. “An Informal Carer Hub to Support Carers Looking after COPD Patients in UK and Netherlands.” In 5th International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications, INDIA (2018), Mauritius: Springer (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) Series)
    • Sobnath, Drishty, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani-gebara, Barbara Pierscionek, Anouk W Vaes, Martijn A Spruit, and Evangelos Kaimakamis. 2017. “Features of a COPD Patient Support Mobile Application : Review of the Literature and Analysis of Current Applications.” Journal of Medical Internet Research MHealth and UHealth 5 (2). https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.4951
    • Sobnath, Drishty, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, Barbara Pierscionek, and Andreas Raptopoulos. 2016. “Mobile Self-Management Application for COPD Patients with Comorbidities: A Usability Study.” In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016, 1–6. Munich: IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749502.
    • Sobnath, Drishty, Nada Philip, Reem Kayyali, and Shereen Elnabhani. 2014. “Cancer Support & Advice (CANadvice) m-Health System for Home Monitoring and Symptom Management of Patients Receiving Oral Chemotherapy Treatment.” In 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies (MOBIHEALTH), 136–40. Athens: IEEE.
    • Philip, Nada, Talal Butt, Drishty Sobnath, Reem Kayyali, and Barbara Pierscionek. 2014. “Design of a RESTful Middleware to Enable a Web of Medical Things.” In 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies (MOBIHEALTH), 361–64. Athens: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257408
    • Nabhani-gebara, Shereen, Reem Kayyali, Nada Philip, Barbara Pierscionek, Drishty Sobnath, Eleni Perantoni, John Chang, et al. 2014. “WELCOME Project : What Do Stakeholders Want ? In Depth Analysis of COPD Patients , Carers and Healthcare Professional Views.” In 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies (MOBIHEALTH), 365–68. Athens: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257405
    • Chouvarda, Ioanna, Nada Y Philip, Pantelis Natsiavas, Vasilis Kilintzis, Drishty Sobnath, Reem Kayyali, Jorge Henriques, et al. 2014. “WELCOME – Innovative Integrated Care Platform Using Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for COPD Patients with Comorbidities.” In 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3180–83. Chicago: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944298.
    • Ghafoor Shilan, Kayyali Reem, Nabhani Shereen, Sobnath Drishty and Philip Nada. (2013) Evaluating patients’ acceptability of alternative means of support for oral chemotherapy counselling and side effect management using a smartphone application. Int. J. Pharm. Practice; 21(2): 27-28. (In abstract form)