The Medical Technology and Audiovisual Group (GTMA) at the University Institute for Biomedical and Health Research (IUIBS)
The GTMA is an applied research group, whose mission is the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to biomedical research, education and practice. It is part of the University Institute for Biomedical and Health Research (IUBS) at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Moreover, GTMA provides technological support to IUIBS.
GTMA is formed by a multisciplinary team, where researchers from the different branches of engineering, medicine and basic sciences collaborate to address effectively its mission. In addition, the GTMA collaborates with many groups, centers and institutes, both at ULPGC and at other Spanish and international universities and research centers. Technology transfer to the society and enterprises is carefully tackled, in order to contribute to new solutions, business opportunities and public service.
The GTMA consists of an area of research and technology development, and another of audiovisual and multimedia production. GTMA director is Dr. Juan Ruiz-Alzola, the Imaging Technologies Full Professor in the area of knowledge of Signal Theory and Communications at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), and MACbioIDi project coordinator. Activities at GTMA are also led by Prof. Manuel Maynar Moliner, director of the Medical Technologies Chair at ULPGC, Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Florido and Dr. Luis Domínguez Quintana.
Among others, GTMA holds narrow collaboration with the following research groups and centers:
- IACTEC Center, CanaryIslands Institue of Astrophysics (IAC)
- Surgical Planning Lab (SPL), Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
- Image Processing Laboratory, University of Valladolid
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Biomedical Research, University of La Laguna
- Neurochemistry and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of La Laguna
- Medical Technologies Chair at ULPGC
- Signals and Communications Department,ULPGC: TV Production Lab and Digital Image Processing Lab..
- Multilingual Educative support for specific purposes, in the area of applied linguistics and ICTs (Pervasive-mobile Learning Environments). ULPGC
- Profs. Soraya García-Sánchez and Florence LoJacono, specialized in English and French, Foreign Language Education Through Applied Technologies and Intercultural Sensitivity (FLETATIS) Research Group.
- Ana Ruth Vidal Luengo, specialized in Arabic; member of the University Institute of Textual Analysis and Applications (IACTEXT).