Laboratory of Signal and Image Processing (INSERM)
INSERM has expertise in electrophysiological signal analysis and development of brain models. This also includes forward problem (relationship between the sources of activity – neuronal networks - and signals collected on sensors – EEG, MEG, intracerebral EEG -).
This expertise is relevant in the context of HIVE as 1) some methods developed for analysing EEG activity in the context of epilepsy can be readily used or adapted for analysing EEG activity recorded in normal subjects, 2) some already-developed models (entorhinal cortex) can be adapted to provide a model for neocortical activity. INSERM will be devoted to the development of biophysical and neurophysiological models.
The Laboratory of Signal and Image Processing (LTSI) is a Joint Research Unit of University of Rennes 1 and INSERM. It was founded 40 years ago and is a leading research structure in the field of technologies applied to health. Since 2000, the laboratory is a recognised research Unit of Inserm, the French public government institute devoted to health and medical research. The laboratory includes 50 permanent people (full-time researchers, associate professors and professors). The core research lines are organised around computational modelling, signal processing image analysis and image-guided interventions and virtual reality. It is composed of four multidisciplinary teams conducting researches on neurological, cardiac, vascular and cancer diseases”.