The main research focus is the development and application of modern signal, imaging, computing, electronics and other technologies in biomedicine, especially in three areas: biomedical imaging, biosignal processing, and therapeutic technologies. Examples include but are not limited to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and molecular imaging, ultra-high speed biophotonic imaging, ultrasound strain and shear wave imaging, therapeutic ultrasound, bioinformatics, neural engineering, computational neuroscience, extraction and detection of weak evoked potential signals, artificial neural network filters and wavelet methods, and blind signal method for biosignal estimation.
Background and Motivation
The Group originated in 2009. with the aim of promoting research in the emerging field of Biomedical Engineering, a profession that applies the principles of the science of physics/engineering directly to the design and operation of the complex medical devices used in the diagnosis and treatment of the sick and injured. The group has close collaborations with scientists and clinicians with world-renowned academic and clinical institutions.
The main research activities of the Biomedical Research Group are primarily focused on the understanding, development, and applications of instrumentation, sensors and physiological measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease or the rehabilitation of patients. The research pushes the frontiers of current optical and electronic technologies and demonstrates how such technologies can be used as medical "tools".
Challenges from various clinical specialties are being addressed, leading to interdisciplinary applications of advanced and novel technologies.
Moreover, the aim of this research group is to propose and develop a strategic framework for the development of biomedical engineering area in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That will be achieved through implementation of projects in cooperation with non-governmental and governmental bodies in our countries and international conferences.
The vision of the group is twofold. Firstly, in a more fundamental way, is to provide further basic knowledge in the interaction of light with biological tissue which will have a direct impact on the understanding of so far unexplained pathophysiological phenomena and processes. Secondly, in a more applied way, to create a center of excellence in the area of design, development and evaluation of novel medical instrumentation. The output of such developments will lead in the commercialisation of novel technologies that will be used in the hospital or homecare setting.