The Healthcare Technologies (at its foundation: Biomedical Engineering) Knowledge Centre of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME EMT) was established on 1 July 2007 by the decision of the Senate of the University. Its founders are:
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, BME,
- Co-operative Research Center for Biomechanics, BME,
- Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, BME,
- Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, BME.
Its gestor is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of BME. Members of the EMT can be independent organisations or their organisational units, such as faculties, departments, research centres and independent research groups of BME, the research groups at BME of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, other educational institutes and research units or their organisational units, other public institutions, enterprises, financial organisations, non-profit organisations.
The EMT is a virtual institution: it consists of education and research groups operating more or less independently at the co-operating organisations. An organisation becomes member of EMT when it expresses its intention by the filling out and signing the "Co-operation Declaration", and the Council of Representatives of the EMT accepts it. The nomination and contracting of the researchers who will co-operate with the EMT is the task of the member organisation.
The tasks of EMT in the area of biomedical engineering research and education include:
- joint representation,
- relation building and networking,
- fund raising,
- awareness activities,
- information dissemination.
The main research areas are:
- electrical- and biosensoric
- illness prevention
- health monitoring
- medical image processing
- motion analysis
- genomik, bioinformatik
- ambient assisted living
- innovative interfaces
- mental state analysis
- serious games
The portfolio of BME EMT (in Hungarian)