Throughout human history, light has played an important role in medicine. New optical technologies are revolutionising many fields. Applications of such optical technologies to medicine might be described as in an adolescent stage, where their power and potential can be recognised but are still developing rapidly, and much is yet to come. The development of optical sensors is a current
strength of the UK. The focus of this presentation will be mainly in the application of optics in the development of medical sensors. The talk will cover examples of application areas including real-time analysis. Mathematical modelling of optical propagation in tissue, as well as signal-processing techniques, also lie within the scope of the presentation.
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Panicos Kyriacou is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at City University London.