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Biomedical Devices and Bio-Information Systems
Medical information systems, medical devices, and telemedicine are undergoing a remarkable convergence. For the Philippines, the promise of this movement is that state-of-the art medical practice and even the skills of expert practitioners can be brought to remote sites.

The research in Biomedical devices and Bio-Information systems focuses on combining communications technology with low cost diagnostics. Telemedicine will require that test procedures such as ECG, urinalysis, and cancer monitoring be done remotely. Moreover, the patient's information may be held in personal medical databases that will enable the transportability of medical records.

To promote these goals, the research projects focus on applying electronics systems to medical devices, performing medical tests using networking devices like cell phones, performing medical treatment at a distance, and maintaining personal medical records of individuals.

The Department is committed to making Undergraduate Research an important part of the student based learning. The main thrusts of the research are: Pain management, GSM updatable medical databases, and networked biomedical devices and subsystems.

Lab:

* Biomedical Engineering Lab (F-308)

Recent Publications of the Students and Staff

C. Ramos, R. Arjona, S. Bragais, Analysis of Color-Based Assays for Urinalysis, to be presented PAHCE, Long Beach, California Feb. 2007

C. Ramos, J. Llagas, J. Cabalona, Assessment of Wound Healing Using Frequency Response, Pan American Health Care Exchange, PAHCE, California, to be presented February 2007.

G. Tangonan, N. Libatique, T. Calasanz, C. Ramos, L. Guico, Wirelessly Updateable Personal Medical Information, PAASE Conference, to be presented February 2007.

G. Tangonan, , N. Libatique, T. Calasanz, C. Ramos, L. Guico, Online Medical Record Repository, presented at the ECCE Conference, Dec. 2006, Metro Manila

M. Leonora Guico, J. Guerrero, C. D. Lleva, Ma. Rhodessa, A. D. Mapa, Gregory L. Tangonan, Color Correction of Digital Images for Telemedicine, Pan American Health Care Exchange, PAHCE, California, to be presented February 2007.

M. Leonora Guico, Benjamin Intal, A. Sabado, Gregory L. Tangonan, Dynamic Personal Medical Database, Pan American Health Care Exchange, PAHCE, California, to be presented February 2007.





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