Investigation and utilization of personal food computers for research in drug development and biomedicine

Almog Boanos, Anitha Sri Mothukuri, Kaitlin A. Goettsch, Dhundy K. Bastola

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Abstract

With the development of civilization into urban areas, agriculture has been forced to adapt to less space and limited resources. Developments in urban farming and robotics have produced the personal food computer, a device producing a controlled environment for hydroponic plant growth. As many pharmaceuticals originate from chemicals found in plants, investigation of chemicals relevant to human health can be economically performed using this controlled environment. Advances to the food computer which aid in this research include a cloud-based system for collecting data across multiple devices, weather simulation recipes supported by global weather data and artificial intelligence techniques, and automated plant monitoring and reporting. Several devices have been built to work with these systems and research is underway in a variety of projects including preventative medicine and drug development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
EditorsIllhoi Yoo, Jane Huiru Zheng, Yang Gong, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Chi-Ren Shyu, Yana Bromberg, Jean Gao, Dmitry Korkin
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2229-2231
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030491
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2017Nov 16 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period11/13/1711/16/17

Keywords

  • Personal Food Computer OpenAg
  • biomedicine
  • health
  • plant monitoring
  • systems development
  • urban farming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Boanos, A., Mothukuri, A. S., Goettsch, K. A., & Bastola, D. K. (2017). Investigation and utilization of personal food computers for research in drug development and biomedicine. In I. Yoo, J. H. Zheng, Y. Gong, X. T. Hu, C-R. Shyu, Y. Bromberg, J. Gao, & D. Korkin (Eds.), Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017 (pp. 2229-2231). (Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM.2017.8218006