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The BIOsignal Analysis for Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Group (BIOART) is an officially recognized research group by the Generalitat de Catalunya and belongs to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

It is part of the Biomedical Signals and Systems Division, which belongs to the Department of Automatic Control (ESAII) and that is also part of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) of the UPC.

The group applies engineering techniques to the medical field to improve rehabilitation processes and clinical therapies. These are evaluated and monitored through multichannel biosignal processing. Algorithms are efficiently designed so that the same techniques adapt and apply to respiratory, neuromuscular and neurological studies.

 

Main research objectives:

 

  • To develop quantitative tools to monitor muscular activity and fatigue tendency, as well as developing central nervous system control strategies for the muscular activation during rehabilitation exercises.
  • To provide new aid tools to clinicians for the assisted ventilation of severe respiratory insufficiency patients and for monitoring ventilatory disorders by studying the respiratory muscles.
  • To improve the detection and characterization of the brain’s activity and connectivity to evaluate it in the context of neuronal and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as in the drug therapy interaction with brain activity and its effects during sleep and wake.