School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Interdisciplinary research to support medical practice and improve quality of life

Bionic hand and eye

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary area of research. It encompasses a wide range of engineering and medical techniques including bioelectronics, biomechanics, biomaterials and biosensors. It is this fusion of engineering and healthcare that has led to exciting advancements in diverse areas of biomedical engineering including assistive technologies and magnetic resonance imaging.

We have a growing portfolio of biomedical engineering research including:

  • £1.44m EPSRC-funded develop technologies that will enable the next generation of assistive devices to provide truly natural control through enhanced sensory feedback (EP/M025977/1)
  • A Translational Alliance with Össur, an Icelandic company who work in the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions
  • Using patient experiences to improve medical engineering design for replacement hip joints
  • Retinal prosthetics and artificial corneas
  • Our role in the £5.6m EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices
SLIDER IMG: 3d printed corneas SLIDER IMG: Affordable ultrasound scans SLIDER IMG: Improving hip replacements SLIDER IMG: New treatment for epilepsy SLIDER IMG: The hand that sees