Biomedical Sensors Group
The work of the group addresses the identified societal need to revolutionize current Healthcare provisio; changing from the traditional, hospital-based care to one more appropriate to the management of the ever increasing number of patients suffering from chronic disease. The group’s work encompasses fundamental research on biosignals and the properties of biological tissues (electrical, thermal, mechanical, etc.), the development of novel sensor transduction mechanisms, as well as the design of innovative, clinically-viable sensors and devices which enable the non-invasive and robust remote monitoring of patients, the elderly, etc. It this way, the group is helping to introduce the necessary disruptive technologies which will enable the healthcare revolution, through the introduction of the more personalized healthcare (pHealth) approach envisaged by local, national and international HealthCare agencies (e.g. the World Health Organisation and the EU). The appropriate design of discreet, functional, robust sensors is a key factor in, and stumbling block to, the successful monitoring of patients under real conditions over prolonged periods. It is therefore vitally important to develop a new generation of “sensor-driven” technologies to address this need.
Keywords: Sensors, Transducers, Electrodes, Impedance, Embedded electronics, Wireless body sensor networks, Health.