Smart Medical Ship Launch Ceremony

It was Inaugurated! – Korean News

아마존 한국 IT병원선…인디오 질병 관리 / KBS뉴스(News)


Project in which I participated for two and a half years in South Korea.

A great honor to be a part of this.

A partnership between the Brazilian and Korean governments. A project that will save many lives and I am extremely happy to have been part of it, to know that many lives will be saved and that it contributes a little to the world in which I live.

This is science, working for the development of society.
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“Through the first Basic Unit of Intelligent Fluvial Health in Amazonas, families living in the Manacapuru River region will have access to medical, dental, prenatal, child health, vaccination, ultrasound, preventive exams, laboratories and various other services characteristic of Primary Health.
The expectation is that the project will be understood by other regions. Check out the structure of the health unit! “⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PHOTOS | Bruno Zanardo

# HealthAM
#South Korea

Master’s Degree Diploma


Finally, after two and a half years of hard working, I got my Master’s Degree Diploma from Yonsei University in South Korea.

I came back to Brazil 3 months ago, and I am really thankful for the chance to study abroad, learn new things, make friends and improve my career and personal skills.

That’s only one more step, much more is coming, and I will be always prepared to enjoy the opportunities that will show up. I am very proud getting this diploma, it means a lot for me. Special Thanks to Prof. Dr. Eduardo Enari and Prof. Dr. Yoon Young Ro for all the support in this pathway. And, for sure, to my family, which supported me with all love.

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Masters Degree COMPLETED!


Finally, Master in Biomedical Engineering by one of the world’s most reputed universities in Health Science – Yonsei University – South Korea.

It was a huge challenge, to deal with the distance of the family, with the daily workload from 9am to 11pm in the laboratory, a lot of research, study, weekends, evenings and holidays, always under a lot of pressure, Intelligent and in the subjects of the masters, many presentations and much homesickness.

Breaking the boundaries every day became mandatory, resilience and emotional control were put to the test.

A growth of immeasurable value, experience and acquired baggage that will accompany me throughout my life.

I will be eternally grateful to my family and friends, especially my wife who has always battled alongside me, overcoming limits with me always giving my support, my parents and my sister for the immense support they have always given me and with much love. I am very grateful to FAPETI / UNITAU for this great opportunity and for all the support that I have been given to participate in this project.

This is not my conquest, it is our conquest, and I hope to share it with many people and be able to help them in their achievements and to re-enter the world with this great opportunity.

My Last Semester at Yonsei University

This semester will be my last one on the Master Course in Biomedical Engineering and also my last semester in South Korea. After finish, I will go back to Brazil.


This image represent my performance in the Master Course at Yonsei University and my hard work as well. It was not a simple task to reach this point. I have completed 33 credits and now I have to take just a Map Study Class, which will help me with my master thesis about Brazil’s Regulatory Systems for Medical Devices issued by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency) supported by INMETRO and ANATEL.

I am very glad I took this until the end, and for the fact that I have been prepared to help my country in the Smart Medical Ship project and many other that will come.

It is not all finished yet, so I will preserve the thanks part for the end.

Thanks for following me here.  🙂

See you in the next post.

Medical Devices Training

Hello everyone.

Two weeks ago I posted that I visited 2 companies in Seoul, InBody and i-Sens and now  visited one more, Mediana in Wonju.

They will provide some medical devices which will equip the Smart Medical Ship  in which I work here in South Korea at Yonsei University in a partnership with Brazil’s Universities UNITAU – Universidade de Taubaté and State University of Amazonas and other institutions you can check bellow.


Check post:

The visit was recorded, and now, you can check the videos here and get detailed  knowledge about these devices.

For those who are Portuguese speakers, there are Portuguese subtitles in the video. It required a hard work, but it is very important to make this information accessible to Brazilians.

The first video is a full version about InBody and i-Sens, without any jump cut, therefore, is quite long video and this one specifically do not have subtitles.


The following videos videos are edited with the most important information about the devices and have Portuguese subtitles.

CareSens II – i-Sens Glucose Meter

i-Smart Pro 30 Electrolyte Analyzer – i-Sens


Mediana E40 – Electrocardiograph


Mediana M20 – Patient Monitor


Thanks for reading and watch.

Eduardo Martins.


Visit to i-sens and InBody – Seoul, South Korea.

Yesterday, I visited two Medical Devices Korean companies in Seoul, South Korea, i-sens and InBody. Both of them will provide some equipments that will operate in the Smart Medical Ship in Amazônia, Brazil. It was an amazing day of training, getting knowledge about how the devices work. We tested and learn about the i-Smart 30 Pro Electrolyte Analyzer, CareSens II Glucose Meter, and InBody products like the Body Composition Analyzer, Blood Pressure Monitor and Standiometer for automatic Height Measurement. These companies work with high technology which will improve the way people are diagnosed and treated.

i-sens website:

InBody website:

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My experience doing a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering in South Korea: Part 01

Hello Everyone. Today I would like to share a part of my experience as a Master Course student in Biomedical Engineering. How it happened? What is like to do a Master Degree program abroad? What is like to be far away from family, friends and face many hours of work and studies?

Well, I have to say that I´m quite sure that is difficult enough. Before I start, I need to give the context.

In 2015 I graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and worked in an undergraduate research about Radar Absorbing Structures (RAS) using carbon and glass fiber and thin films with metal deposition by plasma assisted process in vacuum chamber. I did this for two and a half year until I graduate.

At the same time I was Teacher of a technician course of Computer Graphics (during 4 years) and for 1 year after graduation worked as University Professor of design.

Because of my work in the Materials Laboratory with RAS at UNITAU I was invited to be part of a project of a Smart Medical Ship (SMS) that is being developed by Yonsei University (Wonju – South Korea) and Taubaté University (Taubaté – SP – BR). This SMS will operate in the city of Manacapuru – AM – Brazil and it will be used to improve the health care of the riverside population, what is already an amazing motivation to enter the program and do something good for my country.

So then, I started to prepare myself, all the documents, prepare for the TOEFL Test, which is necessary to enter Yonsei University Master Course program, rent my house in Brazil, I just got engaged with my wife and I had to leave without her and my family, and it was a very difficult part, so I had to be emotionally prepared.

So, what is like to study abroad in a completely different culture at the opposite side of the planet and entering in a new area?

I came to Korea on March 15th of 2017 to start this journey, and the first step was the Korean Language Course.

It was a really complex language course because after came here I never saw even the Korean alphabet in my whole life, so it was whole different new world for me. I did 4 month of course, from Monday to Friday, during five hours a day, and the course really flies, the rhythm is very fast. I had many tests and exams and I had do adapt to this new life. The course time was from 9 am to 1h50 pm and after this I usually had lunch and go to Bio Signal Process Laboratory where I work at the Medical Industry Techno Tower, inside Yonsei University.

The default workload of the Lab is from 9h30 am to 11pm from Monday to Friday and 9h30 am to 6 pm on Saturdays, so it is hard work but I will talk about this later.

The Korean course was pretty difficult since I did not had any contact with this language before, but with many studies, today it is possible for me to handle a basic Korean.

I used to take many notes on my handbook to get trained to write in Korean, and I did many writing exercises on a homework book, which was crucial to develop my Korean skills.

Take a look at some pictures of my studies:

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The main purpose of this course for me was to get more involved in the language and Korean culture to be easier to adapt to the new life. Most of the students of my classes was Chinese and most people here in Korea does not speak English which make it even more challenging.

To prevent this post to be too long and boring to read, I will divide in sections and continue in another post. Thanks for visiting my website and see you in the next post.

Medical Image Processing

Hello everyone. Today I want to share a little project of Medical Image Processing (MIP). This project was proposed by the MIP professor here at Yonsei University as a homework on my Master course class, and I decided to do it using a GUI in MatLab instead do only the code and generate figures, I think is more organized to use the GUI. I am able to share the code, if you want this project to study, send me a message by the contact form in this website, it will be a pleasure to send the files.

The task is:

Image manipulation 

  1. Choose any kind of image and set the image size as 256*256.
  2. Divide the above image into 8 pixel x 8 pixel blocks, calculate the average of each block and make a 32 x 32 image using the average.
  3. Reduce the contrast of the image to ½.
  4. Change R,G,B components of the image to 255-R , 255-G, 255-B.
  5. Change the color components to RB, GR, B
  6. Change the color image to a gray image.
  7. Change right and left of the image like a mirror.
  8. Rotate the image 15 degree.

Medical Device Box Patent

First Korean Patent application due to a Medical Device Box Project that will be used by the crew of the Smart Medical Ship in Manacapuru – Amazônia – Brazil, helping to improve the outside attendance to the riverside population. Developed with the Bio signal Processing Laboratory team at Yonsei University – South Korea. The Korean government investment in this project will help to save many lives and improve Brazilian people healthcare. This is a model that can be replicated to other remote areas which does not have good healthcare assistance. I am very proud to be part of this project. A partnership between UNITAU (Taubaté University – BR) and Yonsei University (KR). #medicaldevices #universities #research #healthcare #Brazil #biomedicalengineering


Design Concept:

Concept Development speed video:

Paper discussion: An Intelligent Microfluidic Processor for Biomedical Detection

Hello everyone, how are you guys?

Today I want to share a very interesting experience that I had developing this presentation on a scientific paper in the area of BioMEMs, which means Biomedical Microelectromechanical Systems.

It was a very challenging task, because one thing is to do some research in some papers to add information to your research, or to develop a project completely by your own, from the first concepts to the final product, another is to study a complex paper to make a presentation about a research that was not developed by you, and this is the great challenge.

When you have to present something developed by you, you have a complete knowledge of what was done, you know all the sources, the whole process, every stage through which you went through the development, until you get a conclusion, it means, you have the complete knowledge of the presented informations.

All of these presentations I have made at the Master’s degree here at Yonsei University have helped me to grow significantly, both improving my way of setting and planning them, and improving my English and my way to present the information.

In case you don´t know, my mother language is Portuguese, and here I highlight two important points in relation to these presentations.

1) Presenting in a language in which you are not a native speaker is already a great challenge, because you often end up putting some language addiction in Portuguese, no matter how fluent you are in english, and sometimes even one word or another comes out in your native language.
2) Talk about a subject that you did not participate in the project. For this, it is necessary to study the article very well until the whole development process and concepts are very clear for you, making it possible to structure a good presentation giving due relevance to the subjects addressed in the paper.

In the midst of so many challenges of getting a master’s degree abroad, we must always focus on both the studies and the presentation. I have no doubt that the best recipe for a good presentation is always BE PREPARED. One of the things that helps me learn the most is to write notes on the whole content, so that it is easier to understand the processes and create connections in the mind that will be extremely valuable and indispensable in the presentation.

Check bellow the presentation Slides:

Paper information: Paper discussion: An Intelligent Microfluidic Processor for Biomedical Detection Authors: Kelvin Yi-Tse Lai | Yu-Tao Yang | Chen-Yi Lee Received: 24 February 2014 | Accepted: 23 July 2014 | Published Online: 9 August 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014⁎

What about you? What is your experience? Leave a comment.
Thank you!