Appointment of Ramon Farré, Group leader
The application of the concepts and laws of physics to the human body is of great help for better understanding of how diseases change functioning, as well as to aid in designing better diagnostic and therapeutic devices

Current research

Problem

The application of advanced biophysical techniques is essential for improving diagnostic tools (especially those used for medical imaging), as well as to optimise therapeutic devices for respiratory diseases.

Approach

The group studies the biophysical mechanisms that determine respiratory function. It also develops models and methods for the processing of images and biomedical signals.

Impact

The group has provided some keys for a better understanding of certain respiratory diseases linked to hypoxia. It is also improving our diagnostic (medical imaging) and therapeutic (respiratory support) tools, such as systems for evaluating the quality of devices used to treat obstructive sleep apnoea.