The Biomedical Engineering Group (GIB) is a multidisciplinary research group. It is a research group of the Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), a Consolidated Research Unit (UIC-060) of the Junta de Castilla y León and a Recognized Research Group (GIR) of the University of Valladolid. It is mainly formed by Engineers and Medical Doctors specialized in various areas, such as neumology, neurology, neurophysiology, psychiatry and ophthalmology, that collaborate in different research lines. Aimed at integrating this research lines, the efforts of the GIB are focused on the analysis of a large amount of heterogeneous and unstructured data (Big Data), with the aim of finding predictive models that help in the detection and diagnosis of different pathologies.

The main objectives of this group are:

  • Research and development of methods for the analysis of biomedical signals (EEG, MEG, EMG, oxygen saturation, etc) to help in the diagnosis of different pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, schizophrenia, epilepsy or sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS).
  • Research and development of eye fundus image analysis techniques to automatically detect characteristic clinical signs of diabetic retinopathy: hard exudates, cotton wool spots, hemorrhages and microaneurysms.
  • Design and development of assistance systems for disabled people or people with speech and language impairments by means of Brain Computer Interface (BCI).