Healthcare Technologies

The Healthcare Technologies research theme includes researchers developing, applying and evaluating new technologies for improving patient care. We work across a wide range of scales from the whole person to the nanoscale, and are interested in diagnosis, treatment and management of clinical problems.

The theme comprises clinicians, scientists, engineers and mathematicians with a broad range of expertise from modelling to experiment to application. Theme members work across the following research areas:


We hold occasional seminars to encourage cross-disciplinary networking within the theme, and to provide a forum for supporting research students and staff. Please see the ISTM Events Calendar for details; all welcome.

Healthcare Technologies Theme Lead: Dr Ed Chadwick

Full list of theme members

Latest News


Personalised approach to restoration of upper limb movement in spinal cord injury

Posted on 14 May 2018 A project aiming for a personalised approach to the restoration of arm function in people with high-level spinal cord injury has been awarded £387k of funding by the EPSRC. The project, led by Dr Ed Chadwick of ISTM, will focus on developing new methods to optimise technology interventions such as functional electrical stimulation to enable people with paralysis of their arms to move again.
Fraser Philp - PhD viva with Jens Bo Nielson, Jaap Buurke and Anand Pandyan  

PhD success for Fraser

Posted on 20 February 2018 Fraser Philp successfully passed his PhD viva on Friday, with only minor corrections! Well done Fraser!

Keele academics invited to Rehab Week

Posted on 01 August 2017 Professor Pandyan from the School of Health and Rehabilitation and Dr Chadwick from the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine joined Mr Simon Pickard from the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) to present an invited session entitled "Recent advances in surgical rehabilitation and functional restoration for the upper limb in spinal cord injury" at Rehab Week 2017.

Rehabilitation research: join the revolution

Posted on 21 March 2017 Dr Ed Chadwick gave an invited talk at a fascinating Keele event on 21 March 2017 headlined: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution – what every business needs to know”.

Control and feedback potential for prosthetic devices

Posted on 02 February 2017 Dr Ed Chadwick gave the first ISTM 2017 seminar, on control and feedback for prosthetic devices.