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Biomedical Engineering Research

At C-BER our main goals are the creation of interdisciplinary knowledge enabling innovation and technology transfer with economic impact; and also the development of products, tools and methods for the prevention and early detection of different types of diseases, aging-related impairments, or for human rehabilitation, physical therapy or functional assessment.

We also seek to contribute to the development of advanced neuro-technologies at the frontier of engineering and neurology, and to promote strategic partnerships with clinical partners, research institutes, and fostering international cooperation.

Our R&D activity is developed in three different areas: BioInstrumentation, Biomedical Imaging and NeuroEngineering.

Latest News
Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC organises photographic exhibition that combines art and technology

“Olha e Vê. Sente e Vive” and “Outros Retratos e Auto-retratos” (in English “Look and See. Sense and Live” and “Other Portraits and Self-Portraits”) are the captions that map an initiative organised under the project SCREEN-DR, a computational platform for the diabetic retinopathy screening, coordinated by INESC TEC’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER).

30th January 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

Article on diabetic retinopathy wins Best Paper Award in the USA

The article "MedAL: Accurate and Robust Deep Active Learning for Medical Image Analysis", in which three INESC TEC’s researchers are co-authors, namely Pedro Costa and Adrian Galdran, collaborators of the Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) on the date of the paper, and Aurélio Campilho, current coordinator of C-BER and Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, received a “best paper award” at ICMLA 2018 - 17th Conference on Machine Learning and Application.

28th January 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

Seizure Journal highlights INESC TEC article in the area of epilepsy

João Paulo Cunha and Hugo Miguel Choupina, coordinator and researcher, respectively, of INESC TEC'S Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) are part of the team of authors of the most relevant article of August for the Seizure Journal, a reference in the epilepsy area.

21st September 2018

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC organises conference on image analysis and recognition

ICIAR 2018 is an international conference on Image Analysis and Recognition organised by INESC TEC's Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER). It took place on 27 and 29 June in Póvoa de Varzim.

25th July 2018

Networked Intelligent Systems

International magazine on medical image analysis recognises INESC TEC’s researcher

Aurélio Campilho, coordinator and researcher of INESC TEC’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) was awarded with the honour «Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing» by the «Medical Image Analysis» magazine.

18th July 2018

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Featured Projects

LUCAS

Lung cancer screening - A non-invasive methodology for early diagnosis

2018-2021

PERFECT

Perceptual equivalence in virtual reality for authentic training

2018-2020

TexBoost

Less Commodities more Specialities

2017-2020

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Laboratories

Biomedical Imaging Laboratory

Neuroengineering and Advanced Human Sensing Laboratory

BioInstrumentation Lab

Publications

C-BER Publications

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2018

Innovative analysis of 3D pelvis coordination on modified gait mode

Authors
Rodrigues, C; Correia, MV; Abrantes, JMCS; Nadal, J; Rodrigues, MAB;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics

Abstract
This study presents innovative analysis at the time, frequency and phase domain of the pelvis angular oscillation at transverse (T), sagittal (S) and coronal (C) planes, assessing its coordination during stiff knee gait (SKG) and slow running (SR) comparing it to normal gait (NG). Case study is considered of an adult male 70 kg mass and 1.86 m height. Computer vision is used with 8 Qualysis 100 Hz cameras tracking position of right and left anterior and posterior superior iliac spine (RAsis, LAsis, RPsis, LPsis) including one complete stride during NG, SKG and SR. 3D position coordinates are obtained from 2D image coordinate of multiple camera image using direct linear transformation (DLT). Inverse kinematics is performed using cartesian position data of RAsis, LAsis, RPsis, LPsis and scaled model to subject dimension. The angles, angular velocities and angular accelerations coordination of the pelvis oscillation at T, S, C planes were assessed using linear and cross correlation analysis (LCA, CCA), fast Fourier transform (FFT) and phase space analysis (PSA). Results point for important complementary analysis on entire series of time, frequency and phase analysis of human movement such as the pelvis coordination assessment on different gait modes. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

2018

Sclinico: Usability study

Authors
Pavão, J; Bastardo, R; Covêlo, M; Pereira, LT; Oliveira, P; Pedrosa, C; Silva, A; Costa, V; Martins, AI; Queirós, A; Rocha, NP;

Publication
HEALTHINF 2018 - 11th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2018

Abstract
The use of electronic health records (EHR) to support clinical practices is widespread worldwide, due to the need to optimize health care delivery. Therefore, the usability assessment of EHR systems is crucial. The objective of this study was to perform a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the usability of SClinico, the most used EHR system within the Portuguese National Health Service. This observational study to assess SClinico usability took place in several clinical services of the Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. The results show that SClinico has some usability issues that influence the clinical practice and, therefore, need to be improved. Copyright

2018

Optical Fiber Tips for Biological Applications: from Light Confinement, Biosensing to Bioparticles Manipulation

Authors
Paiva, JS; Jorge, PAS; Rosa, CC; Cunha, JPS;

Publication
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects

Abstract

2018

Single Particle Differentiation through 2D Optical Fiber Trapping and Back-Scattered Signal Statistical Analysis: An Exploratory Approach

Authors
Paiva, JS; Ribeiro, RSR; Cunha, JPS; Rosa, CC; Jorge, PAS;

Publication
Sensors

Abstract

2018

Skin temperature of the foot: A comparative study between familial amyloid polyneuropathy and diabetic foot patients

Authors
Seixas, A; Vilas Boas, MD; Carvalho, R; Coelho, T; Ammer, K; Vilas Boas, JP; Vardasca, R; Silva Cunha, JPS; Mendes, J;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics

Abstract
Skin temperature regulation is dependant of the autonomic nervous system function, which may be impaired in patients with neuropathy. Studies reporting thermographic assessment of patients with established diagnosis of Diabetic Foot (DF) are scarce but this information is completely absent in patients suffering from Transthyretin Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). The aim of this study is to compare skin temperature distribution in patients with DF and TTR-FAP. Thermograms of the dorsal and plantar surfaces were compared. Skin temperature was higher in the diabetic foot group and differences were statistically significant (p < 0.05) in both regions of interest. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

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2016

0Concluded PhD theses

2016

161National R&D Programmes (k€)

2016

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