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Adjunct Faculty
Biomedical Informatics



Assistant Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Dr. Kanav Kahol is an assistant professor in School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He also holds a position in Department of Biomedical Informatics in Arizona State University.  He is affiliated with Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix as a research faculty in simulation education and training center (SimET Center). He is also affiliated with Center for Sustainable Health working with Dr Lee Hartwell and Dr Michael birt in Biodesign institute ASU and is the manager of the Human Machine Symbiosis Lab. Dr Kahol also holds an adjunct professor appointment in Mayo Clinic. 

Dr. Kanav Kahol's primary research interest lies in development of human-machine symbiotic entities in the area of medical education and health and wellness engineering. Dr Kahol has developed several virtual reality based simulators for training clinical professionals and the research has been funded by National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. Dr Kahol has also been working on developing engineering solutions to promote health and wellness in the area of diabetes management. By using gaming and virtual reality Dr Kahols system aim to make persuasive environments that enable large amount of behavioral, psychomotor and physiological data collection which when coupled with clinical and genetic data, can reveal intriguing insights into the human body. Finally Dr Kahol also focuses on improving human technology interface by developing tools for device designers to make intelligent choices that promote health and longevity in humans. For example a NSF funded project explores how to enable designers to make intelligent choice of device parameters as pertaining to multitouch interaction.

Dr. Kahol's teaching interest revolves around health and wellness engineering, multimedia information systems, human computer interaction, pattern recognition, virtual reality and simulation environments. Dr. Kahol has published in several journals and conferences. He has guest edited a special issue in IEEE Multimedia magazine on haptic user interfaces in multimedia systems, an IEEE transactions on Haptics special issue on Ambient Haptics and a special issue in Journal of Biomedical Informatics on Cognitive Complexity in Critical Care. He has organized the haptics in ambient systems (HAS) workshop in Feb 2008. He and his students have won 9 best paper awards (current September 2010).


Health and Wellness Engineering- Multimedia - Human computer interaction - Surgical simulation- medical education - Assistive and rehabilitation systems


2006, Ph. D., Arizona State University


Research Interests

Health and Wellness Engineering- Haptic user interfaces - Multimedia - Human computer interaction - Surgical simulation - Assistive and rehabilitation systems

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Kahol K., Leyba M., Deka M., Deka V., Mayes S., Smith M., Ferrara J., Panchanathan S.. Effect of Fatigue on Psychomotor and Cognitive Skills. American Journal of Surgery (2008).

  2. Kahol K., Crews D.. Linguistic Analysis of Golf Movement: Towards motor plan driven analysis and instruction. In Crews D, Lutz R, eds. Science and Golf V. Tempe, Arizona: Ironwood Lithographers (2008).

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  1. Kanav Kahol Pervasive Healthcare. International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management,. (Dec 2009).
  2. Kanav Kahol Towards over the counter Rehabilitation. ASU BNI Symposium. (Mar 2009).
  3. Kanav Kahol Over the counter rehab. Conference on Neurotechonology for aging. (Jan 2009).
  4. Kanav Kahol Pre-Operative Warmup: Science, Theory and Implications on Policy and Practice. Panel at International Conference on medicine Meets virtual reality 2009. (Jan 2009).
  5. Kanav Kahol "Ambient Haptics: A Clinical Scenario", Kanav Kahol, Arizona State University, USA. IEEE International Workshop on Haptics and Audio Visual Environments. (Aug 2008).
  6. Kanav Kahol, Vincent Haywards Haptics in Ambient Systems. Workshop. (Feb 2008).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Kahol,Kanav * , Kahol,Kanav * , . Cognitive Complexity in Critical Care. UT Health Science Ctr.-Houston (11/1/2010 - 7/11/2011).
  2. Smith,Brian * , Jindrich,Devin , Jindrich,Devin , Kahol,Kanav , . HCC:Medium: A toolkit to Evaluate the Effect of Multitouch Interaction on the Musculoskeletal System and Design Safe Multitouch Systems. NSF-CISE (4/1/2010 - 10/31/2012).
  3. Kahol,Kanav * . WORKSHOP: Doctoral Consortium at the MMVR 2010 Conference. NSF-CISE (2/1/2010 - 1/31/2011).
  4. Li,Baoxin * Kahol,Kanav Liu,Huan . III-Medium: A Machine Learning Approach to Computational Understanding of Skill Criteria in Surgical Training. NSF-CISE (7/15/2009 - 9/30/2013).
  5. Fridsma,Douglas Brian Fridsma,Douglas Brian Kahol,Kanav Kahol,Kanav . Socially Relevant Knowledge Based Telemedicine. BANNER HEALTH (9/15/2008 - 2/28/2013).
  6. Patel,Vimla * Cohen,Trevor Alan Kahol,Kanav . Cognitive Aspects of Mental Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care. SFAz (7/1/2008 - 8/31/2009).
  7. Patel,Vimla * Cohen,Trevor Alan Kahol,Kanav . Cognitive Complexity and Error in Critical Care. MCDONNELL (JAMES S) FDN (1/1/2008 - 1/1/2013).
  8. Panchanathan,Sethuraman * Homa,Donald L Kahol,Kanav . Investigation of Spatial Memory Formation and Retention in Patients with Early Alzhiemer's Disease. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008).

* principal investigator

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