Bioengineering

Motion analysis in bioengineering Bioengineering strengths include biotribology, biomaterials, musculo-skeletal modelling, motion analysis, and nanotechnology, rapid prototyping and robotic solutions. We have a focus on the maintenance and optimisation of mobility, which is of particular relevance to the health of the ageing population.

Areas of specialist expertise include:

  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Movement analysis
  • Musculoskeletal and neurological development and deterioration and the effect on movement
  • Biotribology
  • Design and longevity of joint replacements
  • Haptic and robotic approaches to rehabilitation
  • MEMS for biological and medical sensing applications
  • Medical imaging
  • Personalised medical and assistive devices

This research area is based on strong collaborations with our Medical School, Agriculture Department, and with the NHS and leading medical charities.

The Bioengineering group has an element of public engagement. Prof Tom Joyce has been awarded a grant for patient-centred public engagement work about failed hip replacements: you can find more information at "metalhip".