Throughout human history, light has played an important role in medicine. New optical technologies are revolutionizing many fields.
Applications of such technologies are primarily focused upon the understanding, development and applications of instrumentation, sensors and physiological measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease or the rehabilitation of patients.
Optical sensors in medicine might be described as being in an adolescent stage, where their power and potential can be recognized but are still developing rapidly.
The development of optical sensors is a current strength of the UK.
This talk will mainly focus on the application of optics in the development of medical sensors and will demonstrate how such technologies can be used as medical "tools".
Examples of challenges from various clinical specialities will be presented.
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