Informatics and Technology

With the world’s population increasing and humans living longer, models of treatment delivery are changing rapidly and many of the decisions behind those changes are driven by data. ASU is looking at ways to manage and utilize Big Data, the large and rapidly growing volume of information that to date, remains untapped by existing data warehousing systems and analytical applications. Big Data is integral to health care and preventative health approaches, as it is used to predict epidemics, cure disease, improve quality of life and prevent death. 

Other research in the areas of health informatics and technology at ASU range from understanding the causes behind Alzheimer’s disease, improving methods for predicting epileptic seizures, designing smart phone applications that track and reward heathy behaviors, to developing advanced biosensors, bioassays and lab-on-a-chip devices for clinical diagnostics. Recruited faculty bring a breadth of knowledge in the areas of novel biological materials, neural engineering, biomedical informatics, drug-delivery systems, health care systems analysis and modeling, health monitoring devices and human rehabilitation technologies.

ASU is a leader in biomedical diagnostics and biomedical informatics offering research, teaching, service and innovative solutions to improve individual and populations health with a global reach.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics fosters research and education in informatics, computer science, bioscience and mathematical statistics for the health professions.
Center for Adaptive Neural Systems scientists and engineers use technology to offset the effects of spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.
Center for Health Information and Research serves as a resource, tool and collaborator for individuals and organizations that need comprehensive health care information and data analytics for public, private and research uses.
ASU-Mayo Clinic Imaging Informatics and Analytics Laboratory's goal is to improve patient care by analyzing and managing information in radiology images and databases.
The National Biomarker Development Alliance creates standards to successfully develop biomarkers needed for precision medicine.
The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory works to better understand the intricate sensory and cognitive connections between the brain and the hands and advance robotics technology.
Project HoneyBee is supported by the Pathfinder Center in ASU’s Biodesign Institute, designed to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs of care by validating wearable biosensors for clinical use.
Biological and Health Systems Engineering applies engineering principles and methods to understand, define and solve problems in medicine, physiology and biology.
Public interest technology activities are distributed widely across the university and a priority for ASU as it considers health impacts.
The Pathfinder Center conducts research where education, health, technology and sustainability converge.
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