Biomedical Engineering Institute

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Institute is to create and apply advanced decisions for health care using electronics, telecommunications and IT growing fields. All that could be used for researches, diagnostics, therapy, health monitoring and prevention.

Institute's conference: Biomedical Engineering 2016

K. Baršausko St. 59,
Kaunas, Lithuania
phone: +370 (37) 407 119
email: bii@ktu.lt

biomedicine.ktu.edu

1975 Were started investigations in the field of ultrasonic biomedical engineering at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).
1991 Scientists researching in this topic formed a research group.
1994 That group have served as the basis for the foundation of a scientific laboratory in the Faculty of Telecomunications and Electronics.
1995 Was founded biomedical engineering laboratory - the base for students and doctors of philosophy studies with help of academic laboratory and Theoretical Radio Engineering Department.
1996 In collaboration with Lithuanian Society of Biomedical engineering organized the first International Conference of Biomedical Engineering.
1999 Was founded Biomedical engineering institute of KTU.
2001 Organized the 5-th International Conference of Biomedical Engineering.
2006 Organized the 10-th International Conference of Biomedical Engineering.
2011 Organized the 15-th International Conference of Biomedical Engineering.
2014 In case of changes of KTU main logo, no longer used the logo of Biomedical engineering institute.
2014 Were founded four different research fields laboratories.

Multimodal biosignals laboratory, responsible dr. Andrius Petrėnas.
Medical images and information processing laboratory, responsible assoc. prof. Darius Jegelevičius.
Biomedical electronics and sensors laboratory, responsible dr. Saulius Daukantas.
Medical diagnostics and ultrasonic technologies laboratory, responsible dr. Rytis Jurkonis.

2014 Biomedical Engineering institute on July 2, move on to national open access Researches and Experimental Development (RED) Center - Santaka Valley

 
 
 
 

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Research Fields

Physiological and biomechanical information sources and sensor investigation – new medical and biomechanical information sources, intelligent sensors and transducers and their wireless networks for physiology, movement analysis and ultrasonic (as well as nonlinear interactions) tissue for diagnosis, development and research.

Biosignals processing methods researching – adaptive and model-based parallely registered biomedical signals processinhg and applications for monitoring and diagnostics.

Research of medical image processing methods and algorithms – medical images processing based on models and parameterization for increasing a clinical value.Ultrasound methods and technologies for tumor diagnosis and treatment

  • Ultrasound expert system: Intraocular tissue differentiation.
  • Tuning ultrasound exposure in sonoporation.

Knowledge extraction and appliance in the fields of e.Heatlh and telemedicine systems

Projects

  • Common project of Kaunas University of Technology with Gruppo Fos Company and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences „Biomedical electronic equipment for post-stroke monitoring – StrokeMonitor“ (contract No. 01.2.1-LVPA-K-823-01-0004) (2016-2018).

  • Grant No. MIP-088/2015 from the Research Council of Lithuania “Automatic algorithms for atrial fibrillation risk prediction after acute myocardial infarction“ (2015-2017).  

  • Common project of Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Investigation of elastic properties of liver tissue based on ultrasonic assessment of endogenous deformations (HepaCare III)“ (2017).


Completed

  • 7 FP "Personalized patient empowerment and shared decision support for cardiorenal disease and comorbidities" (CARRE) (2014-2016).
  • "System of intelligent wearable sensors for human health monitoring" (iMON) (contract No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-10-V-02-004) (2013-2015).
  • Common project of Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences "Research of transcranial sonography biomarkers for diagnostics of Parkinson disease"( NEUROSONO) (2014).
  • „Microsensors, microactuator and controllers for mechatronic systems(Go-Smart)“ (finance and administrative contract No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-08-K-01-015, Faculty of mechatronics, KUT). Works R. Jurkonis.
  • Grant No. MIP-034/2011 from the Research Council of Lithuania “Investigation of the parameters of microbubble stable and inertial cavitation for efficient sonoporation“.  Works R. Jurkonis.
  • "Counteracting brain drain and professional isolation of health professionals in remote primary health care through tele-consultation and tele-mentoring to strengthen social conditions in remote Baltic Sea Regions" (PrimCare IT) (2011-2014).
  • Contract No. 8661. "Multichanel, physiological and biomechanical signals registrator". 2012. Contract with Gambro Lundia AB, Sweden.
  • "Development of the Sensor System Technology to Monitor and Evaluate Human Physiological Data Employing MEMS, IT and Smart Textiles Technologies". MITA project (2011-2013).
  • “Strengthening social capacities for the utilisation of e.Health technologies in the framework of ageing population“(ICT for Health) (2007-2013).
  • "Application of transcranial ultrasound for diagnostics of  neurodegenerative diseases", LIG-28/2010, (2010-2011),
  • "The method creation and investigation of contour features identification and three-dimensional aray of pixels forming, using processed DICOM images" (UAB ELINTA 2010),
  • "Empowering Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering SMEs to promote participation in FP7 projects". (SM-BIO-POWER) (2008-2011).
  • EUROSTARS program project E!4297 – NICDIT. “A Non-Invasive Expert System for Diagnosis of Intraocular Tumours”. prof. R. Kažys, prof. A. Lukoševičius. (2008–2011).
  • “Speeding collaborations in the Life Science and Health domain of the European Research Area and beyond”. (SPIDERA FOR LIFE). (2007-2009).
  • "Information technology tools of clinical decision support and citizens wellness for e.Health system". (InfoSveikata).  Project of High technologies development, supported by LVMSF. KUM coordinator prof. A. Paunksnis, responsible executer of KUT prof.A.Lukoševičius. (2007-2009).
  • "Development of monitoring methods and software for active human movement". (VitaActive) Project of high technologies development, supported by VMSF. Prof. V. Ostaševičius, prof. A. Lukoševičius. (2007–2009).
  • Contract with Anyksciai Agriculture School swimming sports club “Aquarius”. "Creation and research of underwater monitoring system for swimmers movements". (2008-2009).
  • Project of EU - COST B21: “Physiological Modelling of MR Image Formation”. Funded by Agency of Lithuania International Programmes (ALIP). (2007).
  • EVICAB - project of EU. European Virtual Campus for Biomedical Engineering. (2006–2007). 
  • "Ultrasound dissemination in medical particles of contrast agents research and modelling". Project supported by Swedish institute and Linköping University, project No. PA010928. Supervisors: prof. A. Lukoševičius (KUT), prof. P. Ask (Linköping University).
  • "Signal processing of otoacoustic emission". Project supported by Swedish institute and Lund University, project No. TETT-8043-SE. Supervisors: prof. A. Lukoševičius (KUT), prof. L. Sörnmo (Lund University). 
  • "Systems and software of swimming workout effect analysis creation and researches". Order No. U8434. Supervisor dr. V. Marozas.
  • Contract No. 8367 "Systems and software of swimmers competition activities analysis creation and researches". Commissioned by the public institution of Recreation, Tourism and Sport science Park. (2006). 
  • Contract No. 8396. "Movements characteristics evaluation systems creation and researches". Customer Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education. (LAPE). (2006).
  • "BIOMEDEA" – Project of EU.  Here participated KUT BMEI with Biomedical engineering master program and successfully consolidate practically all Biomedical engineering education programs of Europe universities, which one of the basic aims is the researches. (2005).
  • International Interreg IIIC project “Network for Future Regional Health Care” (Future Health) No. 2N0038N. (2004 – 2006).
  • Project supported by LVMSF. “Information technologies for human health – clinical decision support (e.Health)” (IT HEALTH) (code C -03013). (2003-2006). 
  • Project supported by LVMSF. ”High technologies and equipment for human health” (Homotech). (code B - 03010). (2003–200)
  • „Computed tomography images automatic analysis algorithms evaluation methodology creation and researches". Customer AB Alna Research work No. 8301 (2005). 
  • LITMED2 – information technologies and telemedicine software installation at clinical pathology department (2002-2004).
  • „Sąlygų ir metodologijos sukūrimas sveikatos telematikos žinių ir patirties perdavimui ir sklaidai naujose Europos sąjungos narėse“ (Pro - Access). (2002-2004).

Studies

Bachelor Studies

Biomedical Engineering Institute is a coordinator of studies program "Biomedical electronics". These studies are carring out at the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Masters Studies

"Biomedical Engineering". A graduate has multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in biophysics, human physiology, methodology of biomedical engineering, medical electronics, clinical engineering, digital processing of biomedical signals and images, biomedical visualization systems, and medical informatics, and is able to integrate the acquired interdisciplinary knowledge and problem solving skills when designing and implementing systems of biomedical diagnostics and therapy in clinical practice, is able to plan and develop an experiment and prepare its mathematical model, control tools of mathematical modelling, and to interpret and critically asses the results obtained.

 

Partners

  • Lithuania Health Sciences univesity (Lithuania)
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Lithuanian Sports University (Lithuania)
  • Lund University (Sweden)
  • Linkoping University (Sweden)
  • Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos (Lithuania)
  • UAB Baltec CNC Technologies (Lithuania)
  • GAMBRO LUNDIA AB (Sweden)
  • DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE (Greece)
  • THE OPEN UNIVERSITY (United Kingdom)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE (United Kingdom)
  • INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTOMATION AND MEASUREMENTS (Poland)

Director – Professor Vaidotas Marozas, DSc

phone: +370 (37) 407 118
email: vaidotas.marozas@ktu.lt