Welcome to the home page of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Since more than 50 years we do research and teaching in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
In interdisciplinary projects together with medical doctors and medical industries we investigate new technical systems, that help to diagnose diseases earlier and more accurate and that make therapies more successful.
The main focus of the research program of Prof. Dr. Olaf Dössel is the analysis of biosignals from the heart (ECG and electrograms), the imaging of electrophysiological sources in the heart (ECG Imaging), computer modelling of the heart and numerical field calculation in human body.
A second focus is currently established by Prof. Dr. Werner Nahm: it’s the research on optical systems in medicine and life sciences, e.g. new intraoperative applications of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and confocal microscopy in neurosurgery.