nBio, the Biomedical Neuroengineering Unit focuses its research interests on medical and surgical robotics, rehabilitation and assistive devices, artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine, visual neuro-prostheses, medical image, human-robot interaction, development of devices capable of two-way interaction with the nervous system (recording and stimulation), in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility studies, neuroimaging and brain plasticity and service robotics.
The group is a multidisciplinary group composed of specialists in various fields such as engineering, computer science, robotics, medicine, etc. Its main aim is the design and development of intelligent devices and robotic systems that may help to improve the cognitive and communicative ability, the health and physical ability of people suffering from motor and sensory disabilities. In particular, nBio has long-term expertise in surgical robotics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, analysis and processing of biosignals, multimodal interfaces, including brain-machine interfaces, service robotics and artificial intelligence algorithms.
The research group is the coordinator of multiple European and national projects related with the development of devices capable of two-way interaction with the nervous system, rehabilitation robotics, human-machine interfaces, surgical robotics, multimodal interfaces, brain machine interfaces and control and design of robotic devices.


The Institute of Bioengineering of the Miguel Hernández University has different groups of Biomedical Engineering:

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence group of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche is a multidisciplinary group formed by specialists in different disciplines such as medicine, engineering, computer science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc. The distinctive character of the group lies in the synergic contribution of all its members to be able to face with guarantees of success the study of the complex interactions between living systems and artificial systems. Our main objectives are focused on: 1) the design and development of novel advanced robotic rehabilitation systems that improve the motor and cognitive recovery of people who have suffered acquired brain damage; 2) the development of robotic systems that assist elderly people or people with different abilities in performing activities of daily living; and 3) the application of developments in robotics and artificial intelligence to other fields, such as industry, medicine, the service sector, etc.

Medical Robotics

The medical robotics group is a muldisciplinary team dedicated to the development of robotic technology in the field of health and surgery. Experts in the development of wearable electronics for monitoring biometric parameters and in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques for early diagnosis of pathologies and / or the improvement of quality of life of users. In the field of surgery we work on the development of new intraoperative medical imaging systems, based on RF and US, for application to imaging-guided robotic surgery.

Biomedical Neuroengineering

We are a multidisciplinary group made up of specialists in various fields such as engineering, biology, computing, robotics, medicine, etc. Our main objective is basic and applied research in visual pathologies, optogenetics, study of therapies against visual neuropathies, the design and development of robotic devices and systems that help improve cognitive and communicative capacity, health and physical capacity of people with motor and sensory disabilities.