Model-Based Disease Treatment: A Control Engineering Approach

  • Levente KovácsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 8)


Computer engineering opens new ways in healthcare including a more exact treatment possibility of different diseases. By modeling the disease and using control engineering methods it is possible to refine the treatment, but also to seek for optimal solutions/therapies. The current work summarizes the results of model-based disease treatment researches in the field of physiological modeling and control carried out at the Physiological Controls Group of the Obuda University. The developed and presented optimal algorithms and strategies focus on three diseases with high public health impact: diabetes (the artificial pancreas problem), obesity (predicting obesity-related risks) and cancer (antiangiogenic therapy). The studies are done in strong collaboration with different Hungarian hospitals, from where measurement data were obtained.


Model Predictive Control Antiangiogenic Therapy Angiogenic Inhibition Absolute Monocyte Count Robust Control Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John von Neumann Faculty of InformaticsÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary

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