What we investigate

Our core competence is the development of new sensors and measurement methods in biomedical engineering. In particular, we are experienced in skin science and technology: artificial skin models mimicking real skin properties, computer simulations, development of new sensors. We benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure allowing the development of demanding clinical-grade prototypes.

biomedical sensors, optics, thermal imaging, thermal sensors

The Sensors and Measurement Systems group develops innovative products in the field of skin science and technology.
The Sensors and Measurement Systems group develops innovative products in the field of skin science and technology.
Our research in more detail

With a small team of talented ZHAW engineers and scientists, we have been applying well-established and emerging engineering methods to relevant medical and biological problems for almost ten years. As a team, we are dedicated to creating impact by cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and thinking beyond academic publishing, focusing on technology transfer from the laboratory to the industry.

We have been investigating thermal imaging and thermal sensor-based techniques as the basis for potential new diagnostic methods in dermatology. We use computer simulations and experimental measurements on custom, laboratory-made skin phantoms to validate the developed technology.

In parallel, we are offering our engineering expertise for the design, implementation and clinical validation of state-of-the-art optoelectronics devices.

Prof. Mathias Bonmarin

Prof. Mathias Bonmarin
Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
School of Engineering / Sensors and Measuring Systems
Technikumstrasse 71
8400 Winterthur

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Selected publications

SKINTEGRITY.CH Principal Investigators are in bold:

  • Drexelius, Amy; Fehr, Daniel; Vescoli, Vincent; Heikenfeld, Jason; Bonmarin, Mathias, 2022. A simple non-contact optical method to quantify in-vivo sweat gland activity and pulsation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 69(8), pp. 2638-2645. Available from: doi 10.1109/TBME.2022.3151938
  • Bonmarin, Mathias; Läuchli, Severin; Navarini, Alexander, 2022. Augmented and virtual reality in dermatology : where do we stand and what comes next?. Dermato. 2(1), pp. 1-7. Available from: doi 10.3390/dermato2010001
  • Kirsch, Christoph; Fehr, Daniel; Babity, Samuel; Polomska, Anna; Detmar, Michael; Bonmarin, Mathias; Brambilla, Davide, 2022. Development of a diffusion-weighed mathematical model for intradermal drainage quantification. Drug Delivery and Translational Research. 12(4), pp. 897-905. Available from: doi 10.1007/s13346-021-01114-1
  • Polomska, Anna; Gousopoulos, Epameinondas; Fehr, Daniel; Bachmann, Andreas; Bonmarin, Mathias; Detmar, Michael; Lindenblatt, Nicole, 2021. Development and clinical validation of the LymphMonitor technology to quantitatively assess lymphatic function. Diagnostics. 11(10), pp. 1873. Available from: doi 10.3390/diagnostics11101873