Medical devices and assistive technologies

This is a rapidly growing research area within the theme of bio-engineering. The focus is on development of new devices as well as the improvement of existing technologies. 


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Our PhD projects available 

Research focus

This area of research explores:

  • the effect of mechanical properties of cuff used in blood pressure monitoring.
  • the development of smart clothes using MR fluids.
  • smart ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).
  • the development of surgical adhesive strips for wound closure.
  • use of Ilizarov frames for the correction of clubfoot.


Academic Staff: Dr Partha Mandal, Dr Lei Ren, Dr Zhenmin Zou, Dr Andy Weightman

Please contact one of the academic staff for further details of current research activity.

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