The need for fast diagnostics and treatment has made it necessary to implement ICT in the field of medicine. For healthcare, technological developments have much to offer; substantially improved medical tools which are more cost-effective and allow to provide better treatment to patients.

There is no doubt that these developments greatly improve the quality of life. Many technologies are relevant to the field of medicine, the most important ones include big data, cloud computing and mobile technology, which are used to monitor the vital signs of patients from their own home and which send information to different centres, this is commonly called eHealth.

The BISITE Research Group has numerous projects in this line of research, including Aescolapius (a wheelchair that can be controlled with the voice, through a Smartphone or even with a helmet that reads the signals from the brain), ALTAIR (calculates the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases through the observation of retinal vessels), CHUPACHUPS KIT: “we can be heroes” (prevents secondary effects of chemotherapy in people suffering from cancer), EKG MOBILE (monitoring of electrocardiograms in mobile devices), HOME CARE (controls house automation with the television),  and many other projects which you can find here.

All those projects demonstrate the strong link between new technologies and the progress of modern medicine. It is already impossible to understand one without the other and this precisely makes the development of research in this field fundamental.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.