Bioengineering and signal processing

Contact: Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Sch cardiac AOur main research focus is on the modelling and processing of signals from biological systems. Progress on the study of such systems advance in parallel with the development of sophisticated methods to process the data obtained.

Image left: Cardiac arrhythmias - the electrical activation of the heart is measured and studied in detail.

Signal Processing
Robot arm
Robotic arm for brain machine interface applications

A key area of our research is the development of signal processing techniques, with more intense research activities in Characterisation and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and in microprocessor-, microcomputer- and Digital Signal Processor-based systems.

Eye tracker
Eye-tracker recordings

Computational neuroscience, brain function modelling and analysis of neurophysiological data is another key area of our research. Fundamental questions of neuroscience are being addressed, namely, how information, behaviour and even consciousness emerges from the activity of single neurons in the human brain. To help us understand how information is represented by neurons in the brain we use electroencephalographic and eye-tracker recordings and a sophisticated robot arm to study potential clinical (Neuro-prosthetic) applications. Work is also progressing on understanding and applying models of neural mechanisms of sensory processing to real-world behaving artefacts.

Bioengineering Research Group

The Bioengineering group has an international reputation for the recording, analysis and modelling of physiological signals. Our basic research is complemented with industrial and clinical applications. The group includes the NeuroEngineering Lab, NeuroLab and Dr Schlindwein's Lab.

The Art of Visual Perception
Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is working on a collaborative project which uses Eye-tracker recordings and anthropological data to the study the underlying mechanisms of the visual perception of art in the museum environment. This project has been featured in a documentary on Channel 4.

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College of Science and Engineering
Physics Building
University of Leicester 
Tel: 0116 252 3497