The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. The Centre focuses on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation, resulting in direct patient benefits with global impacts. Hamlyn is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environmental, social and economic changes.
The Centre is one of the several research centres that make up the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI). Focusing on improving global health and healthcare through evidence-based innovation, IGHI is one of Imperial’s six global challenge institutes.
The Centre has a long history of developing new medical imaging techniques, transforming them from a primarily diagnostic modality into an interventional and therapeutic platform facilitated by advances in minimal access and robotic assisted surgery.
This area focuses on engineering developments and clinical applications of wearable and implantable sensors for Body Sensor Networks, as well as technologies in ultra-low power ASIC design, autonomic sensor networks and light-weight communication protocols.
The Centre's research in medical robotics covers a range of surgical procedures; micro-nano robots for targeted drug delivery and therapy; and the development of novel human-robot interface techniques under the general direction of perceptual docking.