Medical Information and Network Technologies
Welcome to the MINT research centre at Kingston University. The centre was established in 2003 by Professor Robert S H Istepanian to conduct leading research on mobilising technology and innovation for the healthcare and life sciences areas and in particular in the areas of mobile health and e-health. The research of the centre include areas such as mobile chronic disease management, aging and independent living using smart mobile communication and network technologies.
MINT is one of Kingston University's key Centres of Research Excellence with an established track-record spanning a decade of successful grant funding and academic collaborations with leading institutions, industry links and NHS partnerships. These collaborations have enabled the Centre to flourish and achieve significant impact and global reputation.
The Centre leverages the knowledge, skills and innovation needed to promote cross faculty research areas that align with national and international initiatives within healthcare and life sciences disciplines.
The research focus of the centre is on new and evolving areas of:
- m-health, e-health and 4G health systems
- Mobile Chronic Disease Management
- Next Generation of Health Informatic Systems
- Mobile broadband wireless multimedia systems for healthcare
- Bio-information systems
- Network security
- Quality of service issues.
- Smart wearable and diagnostic systems
- Smart mobile technologies for Pharma applications (m-Pharma)
The centre works closely and is affiliated with St. Georges, University of London and their medical school and other NHS hospital trusts.
Prof Robert Istepanian
Associated Research Groups
- Digital Media for Healthcare
- Diabetes Research Group
- Wireless Multimedia and Networking Research Group
- Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care
- Quantitative Medical Imaging International Institute
- Longitudinal Statistics Group