started as a research group specialised in different areas dedicated to basic research and to the development of biomedical applications. The members of this group possess a considerate amount of experience and a strong presence both in national as well as international academical communities. Since 1993, research at the Department of Computing Technology and Data Processing has been carried out within the field of the development of biomedical applications. The research within the field of biological control began in 1997, in particular focusing on the neural control of the lower urinary tract and the modelling of the pancreas. The field of research has ever since expanded with the incorporation of new members in the group.
The work areas of the group are mainly directed towards 5 objectives:
- Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2).
- Cybernetics and Bionics. Modelling and simulation of biological systems, such as the system of the human body. The lower urinary tract and the pancreas have especially been studied.
- Bioinstrumentation and rehabilitation. The development of biomedical devices able to improve the lives of patients.
- Medical Computing. Use of artificial intelligence techniques and visions within the field of medicine. These techniques have been applied in order to improve diagnosis and classifications of biomedical applications. Applications aimed at improving medical procedures both for accessibility and security aspects have been developed. Aspects concerning telemedicine and ubiquitous computing are being looked into.
Apart from the members of the group, external partners such as specialised doctors and other similar professionals are equally cooperating actively in these projects. The group therefore forms a working group with many professional backgrounds able to carry out research tasks of both basic and applied nature.