Medical Engineering

The Medical Engineering groups aim is to develop and apply Engineering and Technology to help solve current problems in medicine and biology.

Examples of current research areas include:

  • Biomechanical Engineering
    • Design and preclinical feasibility assessment of an active Fontan assist device
    • Biomechanical clinical assessment
  • Biomedical Imaging and Visualisation
    • Virtual reality and computer vision for Alzheimers diagnosis
    • Vision based medical features for diagnosis and treatment
    • Optical properties of the eye lens
    • Intraocular lens implants
    • Medical image analysis and visualisation
    • Assessment of solid state nuclear track detectors
  • Medical Signal Processing
    • Analysis of infant respiratory data
    • Extraction of respiratory data from pulse oximetry waveforms
    • Analysis of neonatal neuro-electrophysiological signals
  • Biomedical data modelling
    • Finite element analysis of hip bone
    • Advanced natural fibre composite for biomedical applications
  • Biomedical Sensors
    • Fibre optic medical sensors including respiration
  • Telemedicine
    • M-Health and E-Health
    • Remote monitoring of infant physiological data

For general enquiries, please contact the Theme Leader, Prof David Wertheim.