A welfare scheme efficient at different levels (patient care, organization, etc) and accessible for everybody is an important issue.
Four areas of excellence at INSA Lyon are identified to cover the whole health chain.
Biomolecules, biomaterials, biomechanics
Study of inert systems, and of their interaction with living tissues and cells: biologically-issued molecules and materials, drug-delivery systems, implantable materials and devices, biocidal molecules and materials, mechanics applied to living tissues and to implantable devices.
Biomedical instrumentation: sensor, signal, image, information processing and management
Design, simulation and fabrication of signal and image acquisition systems taking into account the biomedical constraints.
Development of new methods for signal and image processing methods in order to extract biomedically relevant information, and management of this information on dedicated information systems.
Systems biology and bioengineering: from molecules to ecosystems
Comprehensive analysis and use of the biological dynamics and processes in relation to their biotic and abiotic environment: human physiopathological mechanisms, integrative biology, mechanisms behind the effects of biomolecules, interaction functions (adaptation, symbiosis, pathogeny) of microorganisms with their biological partners (host plants, insects, …), ecological engineering, environmental biotechnology.
Global study of the healthcare systems taking into account their technical, human, economical and societal aspects.
Management and optimization of healthcare systems in terms of organization (logistics, electronic medical record, privacy…), human considerations for practitioner (training, assistance for gesture and diagnostics) and patient (behavior, equipments, home assistance, auto-diagnostics and health watch…), and social issues (epidemiology, economical aspects of health, etc).