Creating biomedical technologies, from design to the patient.
The Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE) offers world-class research in state-of-the-art laboratories where engineers, scientists and healthcare experts work together to develop new medical technologies to solve some of the most urgent and challenging problems in healthcare.
The Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE) at City, University of London was founded in the mid-90s with the aim of pursuing research in the emerging field of Biomedical Engineering, a discipline that applies the principles of physics and engineering to the complex medical devices used in the diagnosis and treatment of the sick and injured.
The Centre occupies state of the art laboratories and has built a global reputation, offering world-class facilities and expertise to researchers and collaborators including scientists, engineers and clinicians from around the world.
Working in close partnership with leading hospitals and healthcare technology companies, researchers in the Centre develop medical devices, biosensors and signal and image processing techniques for applications across a wide range of medical specialities, addressing patients’ and societal needs including breakthroughs in diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of disease.
Our shared vision is to develop novel medical technologies to address some of the main challenges in global healthcare including:
- The early non-invasive screening of cardiovascular diseases
- Non-invasive blood and tissue biochemistry
- Diagnostic and monitoring technologies in mental health
- Technologies for improved clinical monitoring and management of neurodegenerative conditions.
The main areas of our research are:
- Biomedical optical sensing
- Optical and impedance spectroscopy
- Neural interfacing and neuroprosthetics
- Biomedical signal and image processing
- Biomedical instrumentation.