Virtual Medical Worlds Community - Member Profile Pages



What you can find in this section

full article In the VMWC profile pages, you can find the essential contact information and description of hospitals, companies and research centres which are member of VMWC.


Bucharest Emergency Hospital - Gastroenterology Department

full article Bucharest Emergency Hospital has a very extensive clinical activity, with more than 40.000 inner patients every year, and offers specific medical services to a large geographic area of Romania.


Leeds General Infirmary - Department of Neurosurgery

full article Leeds General Infirmary is a large teaching hospital with all general medical specialities and some regional and supra-regional ones.


Sports Training Technologies S.L.

full article Computational Mechanics Applications (CMP) and Sports Training Technologies (STT) are private Spanish companies, located in San Sebastian, in the North of Spain, and strongly related with research activities and the development of computer applications in the field of information technologies. Actually, STT is a spin-off company of a research centre, which also is a shareholder of the company. The companies are participated by a group of local investors. The staff of these companies is composed of highly specialised people. Most of them have got a doctor's degree or engineering degree and have participated in the development of research and applied projects in collaboration with companies like the European Space Agnecy, FIAT, MATRA-DATAVISION, SIEMENS, PSA, Piaggio, VOLVO, MDI, etc.


Oy CR-Net Ltd.

full article CR-Net is a telematic systems integrator, based in Joensuu. CR-Net has built Intranet and Extranet systems for social and health services, as well as tourism. Its references include an Intranet system for organisations and families involved in the care for mentally handicapped children for the Honkalampi Foundation.



full article The starting point of Erevnon, a newly established company, has been the fact that many small and medium enterprises as well as public institutions do not have adequate resources to perform their own research and development. However, they all recognise that R&D is extremely important for their success - in whichever specific terms they define success, for example improvement of the competitive position for a private company or better service to the citizen for a public organisation. The objective of Erevnon is to provide its clients with their own outsourced R&D department. As time goes on, the company covers more and more R&D areas (either alone or through selected national and international cooperations).


Genias Benelux

full article Genias Benelux is a computer consultancy and software company, providing solutions, project management and implementation services. The areas of expertise range from High Performance Computing to Internet Web site realization.


GIUNTI Interactive Labs S.r.L.

full article Interactive Labs S.r.l. (Giunti Publishing Group) is the professional publishing, courseware design and development facility of the Giunti Publishing Group (Giunti), Italian leader in the Educational Publishing sector which ranks among its authors illustrious names in the world of contemporary culture (e.g. Le Goff, Vlad, Bernstein, Rubbia, Rita Levi Montalcini, Calvesi, Lavin, Argan, Dulbecco, Hodgkin, Muti) and Professor A. Ruberti, previous EEC Research Commissioner, as Group President.


Innovart S.A.

full article Innovart SA is a dynamic and innovative player in the European multimedia, Internet and 3D animation market providing a wide range of services. It employs highly specialised personnel in computer science and engineering, human computer interaction, advertising, graphic design and 3D animation, and also maintains collaborations with experts from diverse domains such as psychology, archaeology, history of art, education, art and film direction. Innovart S.A. has established a network of collaborations in key areas including CD replication and packaging, printing shops and Web hosting. It was founded in 1998 and is based in Maroussi, a suburb of Athens, Greece.


IVD-net GmbH

full article In May of 1998, IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC NET was started, which is organized as a virtual community. The resonance that was found in the market was great and the community is growing daily. IVD-net is a distributor of in-vitro diagnostics.


Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Medizinische Informatik

full article The Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Medizinische Informatik is a technology transfer center for medical informatics - located in the Heidelberg Technology Park. It is a subsidiary of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Promotion (Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung), Stuttgart, Germany.


LBMI - Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics

full article The Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics in involved in research and consultancy activities, embarking on design and development of medical instrumentations. These activities are mainly conducted in the areas of medical technology for the government sectors and international organisations, such as The European Commission and The World Health Organisation in Geneva.


Medis - Medis Medical Imaging Systems

full article MEDIS Medical Imaging Systems is recognised as a leader in the development, implementation, validation and commercialisation of medical analytical software packages, in particular in cardiovascular imaging. These developments have been carried out in close cooperation with the Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Image Processing (LKEB), a division of the Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in the Netherlands. The LKEB is directed by Prof. Johan H.C. Reiber, Ph.D.


e-Med Company

full article e-Med Company was founded in August 1999 in response to the market needs in Poland. During the last years, the number of Internet users steadily has increased. It is now estimated that there are about 3 million Internet users in Poland. The growing number of medical professionals and patients is searching for medical Internet resources. There is also the pressure from the medical environment oriented for use and development of professional services in the Internet.


Sadiel S.A.

full article SADIEL S.A. is a Spanish company which covers a very wide range of activities and services, in Telecommunications and Information Technologies. Sadiel has played a leading role within the European Commission projects in the Telematics Applications Programme and has been project leader for some Health Telematics projects such as HECTOR, PROREC and LABORTEL. In turn, it has been partner of WETS, PACE, EEVE and others.


Serco Usability Services

full article Serco Usability Services comprises a small team of 6 consultants who offer expert consultancy in the design and evaluation of interactive systems, such as web sites and multi-media products. All the consultants have at least 5 years experience in designing and evaluating interactive systems, as well as post-graduate qualifications in Human-Computer Interaction.


Sistemas y Tratamiento de Informacion SA

full article STI is a Spanish software company created in 1981. STI staff is composed essentially of people with high degree education in mathematics, computer science, or engineering.


Synkronix Incorporation Ltd.

full article Synkronix Incorporation Ltd. specialises in the advanced uses of Virtual Reality and 3D across the Internet/Intranets and creation of Shared Virtual Worlds.


Virtual Presence Limited

full article Virtual Presence is one of the most experienced and longest-standing VR companies in the world. The company?s London-based headquarters focuses on third-party hardware/software distribution (including immersive projection technologies) and applications development, notably in the areas of medical simulation, corporate marketing, visitor centre integration, special film and media productions and financial data visualisation. VP?s award-winning Manchester division (based in Sale, Cheshire) focuses on consultancy and development projects in retail, engineering, defence, heritage, education and human factors. The Paris-based Sim Team mirrors the activities of its British counterparts on the continent, with all 3 divisions often conjoining as contributors to European collaborative projects. Virtual Presence has received numerous international accolades and awards for its VR research, development and applications work. The company is also a founding member of the UK Government?s VR Forum (Department of Trade & Industry) and the new Institute of Nanotechnology and is involved with many world-wide VR initiatives, from World Heritage and UNESCO to consultancy projects supporting experimental research efforts in West Virginia, USA, to the activities of Japan?s Virtual Systems & Multi Media (VSMM) organisation.


University of Patras - Computer Technology Institute

full article The Computer Technology Institute (CTI) was founded in 1985 as a non-profit organization (presidential decree 9/1985) under the auspices of the General Secretarial of Research and Technology of Greece, with its head office in Patras. It is a financially and administratively independent research institution, currently supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.


Glasgow Caledonian University - Health Faculty

full article Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is one of the developing, "new Universities" within the UK, taking a dynamic approach to learning and information transfer. The university has a firm commitment to the advancement of high performance computing and communications technologies and recently, for example, acquired consortium grants of £600 K to develop new approaches to distance learning.



full article CINECA is an Inter-University Consortium founded in 1969 to make the most advanced tools for scientific calculation available to academic users and public and private researchers. Since then, the consortium acquired the most powerful and state-of-the-art high-performance computer systems to be found on the market.


Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna

full article CRS4 (Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia) is an interdisciplinary applied research center developing advanced simulation techniques and applying them, by means of High Performance Computing, to the solution of large scale computational problems, and conducting research, development and innovative applications in the field of the Information and Communications Technology.


Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología

full article The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is the youngest among the six public universities in Madrid. It was opened in 1997 with the objectives of improving the standards of research and education within the region and the country. Being a newly created university, the URJC is structured so far in three departments: Experimental Sciences and Technology, Health Sciences, and Law and Economics.


IGD - Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

full article Fraunhofer-IGD (Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung), headed by Prof. Dr. h.c. Dr.-Ing. José L. Encarnação, was founded in 1987, at first as a provisional working group with the support of the German State of Hessen and the Fraunhofer Society (FhG). In 1992, the working group became a full Fraunhofer Institute. The Fraunhofer-IGD is one of 48 research institutes of the Fraunhofer Society. The IGD is closely connected with the GRIS Group of the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Computer Graphics Center (ZGDV).


Fundación Intras

full article Fundación Intras is a private Spanish foundation of which the main activity consists in R&D for the social and health sector. The Intras Foundation is composed of a multidisciplinary team from several areas of professional activities like psychiatry, psychology, management, computers, engineering and statistics, which permits a wide setting in investigation and social-health application areas.


Jagiellonian University - II Department of Medicine

full article II Department of Medicine is part of the University Hospital of Jagiellonian University. It is one of the most advanced medical centres in southern Poland, specialised in the field of internal medicine, with special focus on chest disorders. It acts as referential site for a considerable number of peripheral hospitals of the region.


Centre for Intelligent Systems in Medicine, Lund University

full article The telemedical research group at Lund University consists of 15 researchers from the Departments of Clinical Physiology, Theoretical Physics, Cardiology, and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The URL is The partners in the group combine expertise in medicine, artificial intelligence, image analysis, and web-technologies.


University of Maribor - Laboratory for System Design

full article The University of Maribor is the second largest University in Slovenia. There are 14,128 students enrolled at the University of Maribor in this academic year. The number of degrees awarded so far is 36,703 after two-year courses of study; 9,910 at the end of four-year undergraduate university studies; 755 master's and 182 doctoral degrees. In the academic year 1997-1998, 47 undergraduate and 26 graduate study programmes were offered by the nine faculties and the University College of Nursing Studies. The university is employing 1,047 people: 692 faculty and 355 staff members. The University of Maribor is highly active in regional Rectors' Conferences of Alps-Adria, the Danube region, the European Rectors' Conference and others.


Victoria University of Manchester - Manchester Visualisation Centre and University Department of Surgery

full article The Manchester Visualization Centre (MVC) provides visualisation, computer graphics, multimedia and image processing services to the University of Manchester, and the UK academic community. Additionally MVC undertakes a diverse program of research and development funded both by industry and by a variety of agencies including the EU, and UK research Councils. MVC also hosts the International AVS Centre, a centre for independent user support funded by Advanced Visualization Systems Inc.

As well as its contribution to regional health care, the University Department of Surgery at Manchester's Royal Infirmary has pioneered many innovative surgical techniques. The Department's most recent achievement (in partnership with Virtual Presence Limited) was MISTVR - a system which evolved from an earlier research grant from the UK Department of Health and the Wolfson Foundation.


NTUA ICCS - National Technical University of Athens

full article NTUA-ICCS has been established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education in order to carry research and development activity in the fields on all diverse aspects of telecommunications systems and techniques, computer systems and their applications in variety of implementations such as electric power systems, software and hardware engineering, control systems and biomedical engineering.


"Politehnica" University of Bucharest

full article "Politehnica" University of Bucharest is a state educational institution providing higher technical training, at both undergraduate (engineering studies - 5 years, college - 3 years) and graduate level (advanced studies - 6th year, doctoral-Ph.D. studies).


QUB: Queen's University Belfast - Institute of Telemedicine and Telecare

full article The Institute of Telemedicine and Telecare is the first such establishment in the UK. Its prime functions are to promote research, development and education in the newly emerging disciplines of telemedicine and telecare.


University of Reading, Department of Cybernetics

full article The University of Reading, Department of Cybernetics has established an international reputation for cutting-edge research with funded research sponsored by the national research councils, the EC and industry. The department has thirteen full-time members of academic staff, along with distinguished visiting professors and researchers. A full complement of technical and secretarial support staff has underpinned the quality of the department's research results.


University of Salford - Centre for Virtual Environments

full article The Centre for Virtual Environments (CVE) was established by the University of Salford to execute a focused programme of research, teaching and technology transfer activities to support the effective introduction of virtual environments and simulation technologies into industry to improve competitiveness.


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Informatics and Telematics Institute

full article The Informatics and Telematics Institute, situated at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is a Greek Research Institute which is funded very well (500.000 euros per year for equipment purchase alone) by the Greek government and is independent from the University of Thessalonki, but has close links with its personnel.


University of Udine

full article The Institute of Anatomic Pathology, part of the Department of Medical Morphological Research of the University of Udine (UNIUD) is active on the research, education and health care services sides. Main research interests include cardiopathology, breast pathology, quantitative pathology (including morphometry, static and flow cytometry, structure analysis), telemedicine (telepathology, medical hypermedia, Internet applications), oncopathology.


Vytautas Magnus University

full article The beginnings of higher education in Lithuania go back to the 16th century when, in 1579, the college founded by Jesuits in Vilnius became a higher school of education: "Academia et Universitas Vilnensis". In 1832 Czar Nicholas I closed the university. However, in 1918, with the establishment of the independent Republic of Lithuania, the State Council decided to re-establish the University of Vilnius. Since Vilnius occupied and the Lithuanian government transferred to Kaunas, this decision was not put into effect.


ZGDV - Zentrum für Graphische Datenverarbeitung

full article The Zentrum für Graphische Datenverarbeitung was established in Darmstadt in 1984, as a European platform for leading application oriented training, for research, and for developments in the field of computer graphics. As a link between scientific research and business practice, the ZGDV contributes considerably to the technology transfer between universities and industry. In addition, the transfer of knowledge and experience among industrial, trade, and research groups is realised by joint R&D projects. The use of computer graphics as a tool for future training and education is being advanced by the ZGDV, together with its partners from several countries and with GRIS. Special software allows the direct use of computers in support of post-professional education.


What you can find in this section

full article In the VMWC profile pages, you can find the essential contact information and description of hospitals, companies and research centres which are member of VMWC.