Laboratories of BME
Biomechanics and Biofluid Mechanics Laboratory
The lab is intended to cover a wide variety of projects relating principles of engineering mechanics and fluid dynamics in the human body to investigate clinically challenging issues.
The biomechanics part of the lab aims to study human gait through the mechanical and neuromuscular characterization of human motion. With the collective effort with physicians, physical therapists and coaches, the gait analysis study will improve the recovery time of patients and will also improve the performance of our athletes. The study of gait analysis will also be backed up with the study of joint mechanics and musculoskeletal modeling.
The biofluid mechanics part of the lab aims to study the role of blood flow phenomenon and its relationship with our major organs and its associated diseases. This study will definitely help us to address the pathophysiological processes of our vital organs like the heart, lungs, kidney and liver, and thereby enable us to detect the associated disease early and/or develop low cost relevant medical device for our country.
Anatomy and Physiology Lab
This lab is intended to lay a foundation on terminology and concepts essential to the understanding of human anatomy and physiology. The experiments in this lab are designed to learn about what human body is and how it works, such that a student can understand the clinical needs and smartly develop engineering solutions.
The lab is intended to synthesize and characterize a new generation of biomaterials for various applications including tissue regeneration, drug delivery, and wound healing. Our interest includes but not limited to (i) synthesizing and characterizing a new generation of biomaterials, (ii) biomechanical testing of the biomaterials and/or implants, and (iii) design and develop fixation devices.
Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
The lab is intended to develop and clinically validate novel assistive and therapeutic tool to rehabilitate the disabled. The focus of this lab will be on the design and development of prosthetic for amputates. The lab will also extend its research to understand the control mechanism of neuromuscular system in normal and neurologically disordered persons, which will help develop assistive devices for neurologically disordered person.
Medical Imaging Lab
The medical imaging lab will provide access to modern imaging equipment for undergraduate and graduate studies. The research focus of this lab will be in developing novel imaging techniques and image signal processing methods for early diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. The lab will also contribute to our local healthcare industry by helping them in maintaining the standard of the medical equipment.
Mobile Health and Telemedicine Lab
Mobile Health (mHealth) lab focuses on design and development of various wearable medical devices to collect physiological parameters and process them in real-time using a smartphone platform for a wide range of applications including health monitoring, early diagnosis of diseases, telemedicine, and analysis of mental health.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
The lab is intended to develop functional grafts/tissues that have the ability to direct the cellular response favorably and restore the functionality of the host tissue. The lab will also evaluate the effects of the processing conditions, such as decellularization, sterilization and biomimetic coating on the properties of the biological grafts/tissues. Controlled and targeted drug delivery through the developed grafts and scaffolds will another important area of research of this lab.
Implants and Biomanufacturing Lab
This lab is intended to design and fabricate biocompatible implants, scaffolds, and/or devices. This lab will be equipped with various types of 3D printers and other state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to develop such implants/scaffolds. The lab focuses on cost-effective implants/scaffolds development for orthopedics and orthodontics area and cell and organ printing.
System Biology Lab
The lab is intended to develop computational tools to understand human health and disease. The focus will be on the construction of mathematical and/or statistical tool to have a better overview of what is going on the molecular level of a healthy and diseased human body.
Translational Neural Engineering Lab
This lab is intended to develop a better understanding of how the human nervous system works, and thereby, develop effective neurotechnologies to restore sensorimotor functions in the people affected by different types of neural disabilities.
This lab is intended to introduce students to various computational and simulation skills which are essential for a BME graduate. The experiments in this lab are project based to facilitate the learning and implementation for biomedical applications. The lab is also equipped with a small 3D printing machine to help students make a prototype. Eventually, in this lab a student will learn to innovate, implement, collaborate and build a computational and/or physical model to address a healthcare issue.