The mission of the Medical Physiology research domain is to improve diagnostics, therapy, prevention and management of cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological diseases with translational research at the interface of science, engineering and medicine.
Our research groups consist of multi-disciplinary teams of technical and biomedical engineers, physicists, clinicians, biologists and clinicians. There is close collaboration with several teaching hospitals, academic medical centres, homecare organizations and companies, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Many of our researchers also work in hospitals as (technical) physicians in various fields, like neurology and cardiology. Students of our programs in Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine are also involved in these groups.
Our common theme is the systematic approach to physiology. The interaction of the control systems in the human body is complex. We aim to further our understanding of normal and pathological function by biophysical and computational modeling, simulation and advanced measurements. This allows us to develop technological solutions which improve healthcare and, ultimately, the daily life of patients.
The following research groups of the University of Twente are involved in the TechMed domain Medical Physiology:
- Clinical Neurophysiology (CNPH)
- Cardio Respiratory Physiology (CRPH)
- Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS)
- Biomedical Fluid Mechanics (BFM)
- Advanced Analysis (AA)
- Hybrid Systems (HS)