Measurement setup of the lung project

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME)


The main area of research at the BME are biomedical instrumentations, ultrasaound, imaging, biosignal detection and processing focused on applications and improvements in medical healthcare.

Research topics

  • Respiratory Diagnostics
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation
  • Imaging and Image Processing 
  • Bioimpedance
  • Biosignals Measurement and Processing
  • Cardiovascular Monitoring
  • Physiological Models
  • Therapeutical Ultrasound
  • Medical Physics


Health and Technology
Founding Editor: Joachim H.Nagel
Editor-in-Chief: Lodewijk Bos; Luis Kun
ISSN: 2190-7188 (print version)
ISSN: 2190-7196 (electronic version)
Springer Journal no. 12553 

Health and Technology is the first truly cross-disciplinary journal on issues related to health technologies addressing all professions relating to health, care and health technology. The journal constitutes an information platform connecting medical technology and informatics with the needs of care, health care professionals and patients. Thus, medical physicists and biomedical/clinical engineers are encouraged to write articles not only for their colleagues, but directed to all other groups of readers as well, and vice versa. Health and Technology is jointly published by Springer and the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Series in Biomedical Engineering
Editor: Nagel, Joachim H.
ISSN: 1864-5763
Book Series (IFMBE/Springer)

This book series describes the applications of physical science, engineering and mathematics in medicine and biology. The books are written for graduate students and researchers in many disciplines including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, radiotherapy and clinical research. The Series in Biomedical Engineering is the official book series of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and is published by Springer.

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BIOMEDEA (Biomedical Engineering Education, Accreditaion and Certification)

Publikationen (Editor: Joachim H. Nagel)

  • Guidelines for harmonized higher BME education, and international BME programs
  • Criteria for the accreditation of academic programs in BME,
  • Criteria for certification and registration of clinical engineers,
  • Criteria for continuing education (life-long learning) in BME (specifically clinical engineering),
  • Strengthening of European BME Education and human resources in a competing global environment.


  • J.H. Nagel, Biopotential Amplifiers, Medical Devices and Human Engineering, the second volume of The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 4th edition, (Ed) J.D. Bronzino and D.R. Peterson, CRC, Boca Raton, pp.9.1-9.16, 2014
  • J. Nagel, Durch Blutdruck und Pulsfrequenz angetriebene und gesteuerte, implantierbare Medikamenteninfusionspumpe, Deutsches Patent Nr. 102 10 211.2, 2013
  • J.H. Nagel, BIOMEDEA – Biomedical Engineering in the European Higher Education Area, S. Tabakov et al (Eds), Medical Physics and Engineering Education and Training, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, pp. 110-116, 2011
  • O.J. Escalona and J.H. Nagel, Tendencies and Initiatives in the Regulation of Clinical Engineers in the European Region, Proceedings of the ICEE International Conference on Engineering Education, Belfast 2011
  • J.H. Nagel, B. Remmelzwaal,  Indicators to assess the performance of Healthcare Infrastructure and Technology Management, Luxembourg-WHO Project Technical Document, WHO, 18 pages, 2010
  • J.H. Nagel and M. Nagel, Indicators for Evaluating and Measuring the Impact of Healthcare Infrastructure and Technology Management on Investments, Service Delivery and Quality of Care, O. Dössel and W.C Schlegel. (Eds.): WC 2009, IFMBE Proceedings 25/XII, pp. 397–400, 2009
  • J.H. Nagel, The Regulation of the Clinical Engineering Profession as an Important Contribution to Quality Assurance in Health Care, O. Dössel and W.C Schlegel. (Eds.): WC 2009, IFMBE Proceedings 25/XII, pp. 376–378, 2009
  • B. Kuebler, R. Gruber, C.. Joppek, J. Port, G. Passig, J.H. Nagel, and G. Hirzinger, Tactile Feedback for Artery Detection in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery – Preliminary Results of a New Approach, O. Dössel and W.C Schlegel. (Eds.): WC 2009, IFMBE Proceedings 25/XII, pp. 299-302, 2009
  • J.H. Nagel, Bioengineering and Biotechnology: A European Perspective, Guruprasad Madhavan, Barbara Oakley, Luis Kun (eds), Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Springer Verlag, pp. 21-32, 2008
  • WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, 2008
  • Nagel JH, Slaaf DW, Barbenel J: Medical and biological engineering and science in the European higher education area. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag; 2007 May-Jun;26(3):18-25
  • J.H.Nagel, Second Global Patient Safety Challenge: Safe Surgery Saves Lives, IFMBE News June 2007, No.84, open access magazine p.5, 2007
  • J.H. Nagel, Appropriate Health Technologies for Developing Countries, IFMBE News June 2007, No.84, open access magazine p.10-13, 2007
  • Top 10 Solutions for Patient Safety, WHO, 2007
  • WHO Resolution on Health Technologies (Document WHA60.29, 2007)



Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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