R&D Our R&D Programmes
Computational Imaging:
Quantifying and integrating multimodal structural and functional data

We are aiming to develop techniques for high throughput computerised assessment of cellular, tissue and organ structure and function, based on images and multimodal integration. In this programme we develop technologies for image analysis and processing, pattern recognition and classification, statistical pattern modelling, computer-assisted diagnostics, decisions support system, image reconstruction, interventional guidance, and model personalisation.

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Computational Physiology:
Interpreting what we sense and predicting what we cannot measure

In this programme we develop and apply numerical modelling and simulation techniques for predicting pathology evolution, response to particular therapeutic interventions, and to assist in the integration and interpretation of medical images describing human pathophysiology. Our developments span fundamental methods for computational biomechanics, through in silico modelling of human physiology, to personalised models for device and implant behaviour and organ interaction.

Biomedical Information Management:
Integrating all Relevant Information for Patient Management

The aim of this programme is to develop methods, architectures and standards to assist the integration of available information on patient and pathology in a way that can be analysed, structured and eventually used to improve healthcare. It adopts a special focus on hospital information and radiological systems (HIS and RIS) so as to link information from medical records with the radiological and non-radiological image. We hope to explore and to make contributions towards developing techniques for managing and mining data, ontologies and clinical application standards; we also hope to explore the integration of data from body sensors and the results of clinical data postprocessing.

Software Systems and Components:
From new ideas and applied research to innovative clinical prototypes

In this development and innovation programme, we aim to create a professional procedure for developing software to transform research derived from previous programmes in demonstrations that will give tangible results by testing concepts using precompetitive demonstrators and prototypes. As part of this programme we will also innovate components and systems in terms of architecture and development procedure.

Clinical Science and Translation:
Transforming our understanding and management of disease through medical technologies

This programme has two essential missions. First, we propose to develop clinical research projects with the aim of comprehending human pathophysiology using medical technologies as a research tool. This research is aimed at bringing us closer to the clinical world by acquiring knowledge and sharing a working culture with leading clinical professionals with whom we can develop new ideas. Our second proposal for this programme is to contribute to the translation and assessment of medical technologies developed in the centre within a clinical context. This will also afford a direct impact on patient care and demonstrate the added value of our results. We are convinced that this clinical translation goes hand in hand with industrial translation, which is directly promoted through this programme.