Robots are being developed to serve in a variety of roles within the medical environment.
Bionics includes the development of neural prostheses that address a range of sensory and neurological disorders, through artificial stimulation of neurons.
Neural interfaces are artificial materials that interact with neurons of the body, for example the electrodes of a neural prosthesis or biomaterials that release drugs.
Integrated medical devices are a window to the body that allow digital personalised health monitoring, and management from point-of-care testing to in vivo monitoring.
The biomechanics of human movement, investigates a person’s physical performance.
Biosensing refers to sensing signals from the body using a human-machine interface. The signals can range from the activity of thousands of neurons to specific chemicals present in the blood and brain.
Advanced imaging technologies, supported by bioinformatics and big data extraction, allow images from the most inaccessible environments of the living body to be turned into reliable scientific findings.
Computational modelling is a powerful tool used to simulate complex physiological systems and their interaction with medical devices.
Telemonitoring is the use of information technology to monitor patients remotely, providing health care services without using hospital beds, and addressing the needs of an ageing population.
Cell technologies includes the production, reprogramming or genetic editing of cells for the development of cell therapies or therapeutics produced by cells.
Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering aim to restore, maintain or improve tissue and organ function lost due to age, disease, injury, or congenital defects.
Biomaterials are substances engineered to interface with the body for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
Working at the interface of chemistry and physics, we are pioneering new and exciting approaches to targeted and triggered therapeutics and cancer-specific imaging.
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