Electronics and Instrumentation Group

About us


The Electronics and Instrumentation Group is focused on researching highly original and innovative solutions to real-world problems involving information / signal capture and processing. Current projects (amongst others) include:

  • MRI image enhancement
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography for non-radiation based body imaging
  • biomedical signal artefact minimisation using digital signal processing and artificial intelligence techniques
  • driver distraction monitoring using computer vision and artificial intelligence
  • an artificial intelligence based road sign recognition system for autonomous vehicles
  • removal of patient movement generated artefacts in electrocardiogram systems using a novel electrode arrangement

Circuit board

Leadership

Khaled Hayatleh

Professor Khaled Hayatleh

Professor of Electronic Engineering

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Steve Barker

Dr Steve Barker

Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering

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Membership

Staff

Name Role Email
Mohamed Ben-Esmael Lecturer in Electronics Engineering ben.esmael@brookes.ac.uk
Philip Hughes Associate Lecturer
Nabil Yassine Research Fellow in Future of Transport nyassine@brookes.ac.uk

Featured research: Electrical Impedance Mammography

The project is aimed at developing an alternative technique for breast cancer detection based on electrical impedance imaging. 

The advantages (portability, low cost, little or zero patient discomfort, no known patient risk and no known side effects) of an impedance imaging system over traditional X-ray mammography make this technology a welcome addition to the tools available in the fight against breast cancer. 

The research is devoted to the design, construction and testing of a novel and optimised electrical impedance mammographic sensor which meets all requirements for CE (European Conformity) certification and to the development and adjustment of a computationally efficient image reconstruction algorithm which could be used to detect the size and the location of breast tumours in real time.

Sensing head of the latest mammographic sensor
Sensing head of the latest mammographic sensor
Transmission of data from electrodes to the circuit board
Transmission of data from electrodes to the circuit board
Operating principle
Operating principle
Layout of the electrode array of the Mainz EIT device
Layout of the electrode array of the Mainz EIT device
2D reconstructions
2D reconstructions
2D reconstructions
2D reconstructions
3D reconstructions
3D reconstructions