A primary motivation of our research is the monitoring of physical, physiological, and biochemical parameters - in any environment and without activity restriction and behaviour modification - through using miniaturised, wireless Body Sensor Networks (BSN). Key research issues that are currently being addressed include novel sensor designs, ultra-low power microprocessor and wireless platforms, energy scavenging, biocompatibility, system integration and miniaturisation, processing-on-node technologies combined with novel ASIC design, autonomic sensor networks and light-weight communication protocols. Our research is aimed at addressing the future needs of life-long health, wellbeing and healthcare, particularly those related to demographic changes associated with an ageing population and patients with chronic illnesses. This research theme is therefore closely aligned with the IGHI’s vision of providing safe, effective and accessible technologies for both developed and developing countries.

Some of our latest works were exhibited at the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.


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@article{Saso:2018:10.4155/fsoa-2018-0017,
author = {Saso, S and Tziraki, M and Clancy, NT and Song, L and Bracewell-Milnes, T and Jones, BP and Al-Memar, M and Yazbek, J and Thum, M-Y and Sayasneh, A and Bourne, T and Smith, JR and Elson, DS and Ghaem-Maghami, S},
doi = {10.4155/fsoa-2018-0017},
journal = {Future Science OA},
pages = {FSO324--FSO324},
title = {Use of Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis during pelvic surgery in a uterine transplantation model},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4155/fsoa-2018-0017},
volume = {4},
year = {2018}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - Aim: Uterine transplantation (UTx) is proposed for treatment of uterine factor infertility. Our aim was to assess whether Endoscopic Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis (eLASCA) could evaluate pelvic blood flow at anastomotic sites required for sheep and rabbit UTx. Results/methodology: eLASCA detected blood flow in rabbit UTx #7 and #9. In sheep UTx #2, #3 and #5, the results allowed us to conclude that blood flow was present in the uterine graft following transplantation; and post-UTx, the animal had heart and respiratory rates, and oxygen saturation compatible with a normal hemodynamic status. Conclusion: These preliminary results establish the potential of Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis as noncontact and real-time tool for observation of spatially-resolved blood flow from which other parameters can be derived.
AU - Saso,S
AU - Tziraki,M
AU - Clancy,NT
AU - Song,L
AU - Bracewell-Milnes,T
AU - Jones,BP
AU - Al-Memar,M
AU - Yazbek,J
AU - Thum,M-Y
AU - Sayasneh,A
AU - Bourne,T
AU - Smith,JR
AU - Elson,DS
AU - Ghaem-Maghami,S
DO - 10.4155/fsoa-2018-0017
EP - 324
PY - 2018///
SN - 2056-5623
SP - 324
TI - Use of Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis during pelvic surgery in a uterine transplantation model
T2 - Future Science OA
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.4155/fsoa-2018-0017
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30112192
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/61843
VL - 4
ER -