The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is an interdisciplinary research centre, based in Barcelona, that conducts excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences in order to generate new knowledge by putting together fields like nanomedicine, biophysics, biotechnology, tissue engineering and the applications of health information technology.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Ministries of Innovation, Universities and Enterprises and Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). Today, IBEC’s relationship with the UB and UPC researchers continues to operate under a framework agreement signed in 2008.

The institute currently has 19 research groups and 250 researchers and staff from 20 different countries. The location of IBEC in the Parc Científic de Barcelona offers a highly stimulating biomedical environment in which the institute can work closely with organisations from the public and private sector interested in the biomedical application of nanotechnology.

IBEC is part of a new wave of research initiatives set up in the last decade, with shared interests and points of view concerning how to advance the frontiers of knowledge in experimental science to benefit clinical and biomedical research. The common denominator shared by these new initiatives is their focus on the enormous challenge of how to make life science quantitative on any scale, taking full advantage of the unprecedented power of the convergence between nano, bio and ICT.

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Enviaments recents

  • Análisis de la intensidad de los sonidos respiratorios para el diagnóstico de la parálisis frénica unilateral 

    Lozano, Manuel; Fiz Fernández, José Antonio; Jané Campos, Raimon (2014)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    El análisis acústico de la intensidad de los sonidos respiratorios (ISR) es una medida indirecta y no invasiva de la función respiratoria, que permite comparar la actividad en los dos hemitórax de los pacientes con parálisis ...
  • Disassembling bacterial extracellular matrix with DNase-coated nanoparticles to enhance antibiotic delivery in biofilm infections 

    Baelo, Aida; Levato, Riccardo; Julian, Esther; Crespo, A.; Astola, Jose; Gavalda, Joan; Engel López, Elisabeth; Mateos Timoneda, Miguel Ángel; Torrents, Eduard (2015-07-10)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Realitzat a/amb:  Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
    Infections caused by biofilm-forming bacteria are a major threat to hospitalized patients and the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. There is an urgent necessity for novel therapeutic ...
  • Classification of patients undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation using the coherence between heart rate variability and respiratory flow signal” 

    Arcentales Viteri, Andrés Ricardo; Caminal Magrans, Pere; Diaz, Ivan; Benito Vales, Salvador; Giraldo Giraldo, Beatriz (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015-05)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Weaning from mechanical ventilation is still one of the most challenging problems in intensive care. Unnecessary delays in discontinuation and weaning trials that are undertaken too early are both undesirable. This study ...
  • Time-varying signal analysis to detect high-altitude periodic breathing in climbers ascending to extreme altitude 

    Garde, Ainara; Giraldo Giraldo, Beatriz; Jané Campos, Raimon; Latshang, T.D.; Turk, A.J.; Hess, T.; Bosch, M.M.; Barthelmes, D.; Merz, T. M.; Pichler Hefti, J.; Schoch, O.D.; Bloch, Konrad E. (2015-03)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This work investigates the performance of cardiorespiratory analysis detecting periodic breathing (PB) in chest wall recordings in mountaineers climbing to extreme altitude. The breathing patterns of 34 mountaineers were ...
  • A multi-robot cooperation strategy for dexterous task oriented teleoperation 

    Hernansanz Prats, Alberto; Casals Gelpi, Alicia; Amat Girbau, Josep (2015-06-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The use of multiple robots working cooperatively in a redundant way offers new possibilities in the execution of complex tasks in dynamic workspaces. The aim of this work is to increase the range of applicability of ...
  • An adaptive control strategy for postural stability using a wearable robot 

    Rajasekaran, Vijaykumar; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia; Pons, Jose Luis (2015-11)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Wearable robots are expected to expand the use of robotics in rehabilitation since they can widen the assistance application context. An important aspect of a rehabilitation therapy, in terms of lower extremity assistance, ...
  • Autoadaptive neurorehabilitation robotic system assessment with a post-stroke patient 

    Morales Vidal, Ricardo; Badesa Clemente, Francisco Javier; García Aracil, Nicolás; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia (2015-01-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    This paper presents a new rehabilitation system that is able to adapt its performance to patient's psychophysiological state during the execution of robotic rehabilitation tasks. Using this approach, the motivation and ...
  • A new relational geometric feature for human action recognition 

    Vinagre Ruiz, Manuel; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia (Springer, 2015-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Pose-based features have demonstrated to outperform low-levelappearance features in human action recognition. New RGB-D cameras provide locations of human joints with which geometric correspondences can be easily calculated. ...
  • An interactive robotic system for human assistance in domestic environments 

    Vinagre Ruiz, Manuel; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia (2014)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    This work introduces an interactive robotic system for assistance, conceived to tackle some of the challenges that domestic environments impose. The system is organized into a network of heterogeneous components that share ...
  • Recovering planned trajectories in robotic rehabilitation therapies under the effect of disturbances 

    Rajasekaran, Vijaykumar; Aranda López, Juan; Casals Gelpi, Alicia (2014-09)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Robotic rehabilitation is an emerging technology in the field of Neurorehabilitation, which aims to achieve an effective patient recovery. This research focusses on the control strategy for an assistive exoskeleton aiming ...
  • Synergy analysis as a tool to design and assess an effective stroke rehabilitation 

    Urra, Oiane; Casals Gelpi, Alicia; Jané Campos, Raimon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    The poor rehabilitation success rate, including the cases of ineffective and detrimental adaptations, make stroke a leading cause of disability. Thus, it is essential to recognize the mechanisms driving healthy motor ...
  • Study of synergy patterns during the execution of stroke rehabilitation exercises 

    Urra, Oiane; Casals Gelpi, Alicia; Jané Campos, Raimon (2014)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    Stroke is a leading cause of disability, being motor impairments its major consequence. Despite rehabilitation, more than 60% of the patients report upper-limb motor dysfunction. The design of novel rehabilitation strategies ...

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