General Objective: to develop an innovative ecosystem that promotes Macaronesia as a node (hub) of regional confluence, relying on ICTs, the information society, and existing capacities, to value our R & D socioeconomically with:
1) new products and biomedical services
2) new training models in the use and innovation of medical technologies
3) new global business opportunities of medical technologies
4) Generation of scientific, technological and innovative knowledge.
Members: the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the University of La Laguna (ULL), Madeira Innovative Technology Institute (M-ITI), Universidade participate da Madeira (UMA), Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) CheikhAnta Diop University (UCAD, Senegal) Université de Sciences de Technologie et de Médecine (USTM, Mauritania), as well as international collaborators: Surgical PlanningLab, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women'sHospital (Boston), Research in Virtual Environments & RehabilitationServicesLab, RutgersUniv (N Jersey).
Specific objectives: Identify applications of astrophysics technology in medicine. Advancing in neuroscience, promoting the development of neuro-methods. Develop new neuro-rehabilitation systems. Build virtual anatomical atlases for medical education innovate in training systems. Minimally invasive surgery, and in new intervention procedures. Promote new training models for the use of medical technologies, making use of ICTs to its implementation. Share all of this in Macaronesia and eligible African third countries in INTERREG-MAC (Cape Verde, Mauritania and Senegal).