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Biomedical Instrumentation

The Biomedical Instrumentation division (BIT) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Linköping University, advances theoretical and experimental research that relates to biomedical engineering systems for future diagnosis and therapy. BIT was established in 1987 by professor Gert Nilsson. Activities include modelling and simulation, signal acquisition and processing, experimental in-vitro and in-vivo prototype development as well as method and instrumentation performance evaluation in clinical settings. The projects are typically driven by clinical needs and in close collaboration with industry and clinical researchers.

An area of particular interest is biomedical optics including models for light-tissue interaction, laser Doppler flowmetry, spectroscopy, microscopy and photo physics. The main application areas are: skin engineering where methods to analyse and interpret skin data captured from tumours, skin reactions and ulcers are developed and renewed. Cardiovascular applications include methods for perfusion and oxygenation measurements on the myocardium on the beating heart. In the neuro-engineering field the applications are directed towards instrumentation in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery using optical, thermal and electrical methods.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering is another strategic area of research at IMT/BIT aimed at developing bioengineered materials and devices as implantable and interactive scaffolds for various medical needs including ocular and cardiovascular applications and regenerative medicine

Research groups:
Biomedical Instrumentation & Neuro Engineering: Professor Karin Wårdell