Research in Health Technologies at ÉTS: To Prevent, Diagnose and Treat More Efficiently
In Quebec, as in all industrialized countries, health costs are exploding due to the aging population. Research in the field of health technologies – or in Biomedical Engineering – could be a game changer, either by creating innovations that prevent health problems, diagnose them or treat them more effectively. ÉTS biomedical engineering researchers are working on these and many other down-to-earth issues.
Strategic Directions in Health Technologies at ÉTS
At ÉTS, research in health technologies and biomedical engineering is based on a group of more than 20 faculty members attached to four different departments along with seven research chairs. Faculty researchers in biomedical engineering work closely with industrial partners and clinicians. In some cases, the collaboration between clinicians and our researchers is so closely coupled that research laboratories are located directly within Montréal hospital centres.
Research directions in health technologies at ÉTS
- Medical imaging and deep neural learning; neuroimaging;
- Virtual and augmented reality in the field of rehabilitation engineering and virtual reality for the cognitive training of athletes;
- Speech recognition;
- Modelling of physical and biological systems;
- Surgical simulation;
- Decision and diagnostic assistance;
- Design of orthopaedic implants;
- Virtual ergonomics, autonomy, mobility, exoskeletons and biomimicry;
- Personalized medicine.