Biomedical Physics

Applying physics to human biology

With many years of experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, we are now establishing complementary expertise in the development and application of optical imaging and vibrational spectroscopy. Physics relates to a wide range of fundamental questions in modern biology.

Our current activities range from studies of the cell membrane, through investigations of the ways in which cells sense and respond to physical signals, to integrative studies on touch perception. This work helps us to understand processes that may be involved in diseases ranging from diabetes to cancer, and hence to develop novel therapeutic approaches.


The HAPTEX project

HAPTEX was an EU-funded project on multimodal perception of textiles in virtual environments. Its main goal was to develop a complete virtual reality system for visuo-haptic interaction with virtual textiles