Biomedical Engineering - Theses
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Low power transmitter for implanted bio-devices
With today’s aging population and the rising number of people suffering from chronic diseases, demand for implantable medical devices is expected to grow. Many of these devices need wireless data communication between the ...
Modelling and experimental study of auxetic sandwich structures for protection against impact and blast loadings
Novel lightweight structures are becoming increasingly important in the defence and automotive industries for various applications, such as protection against blast and impact loadings. Auxetic structures, i.e. characterised ...
Decoding upper-limb kinematics from electrocorticography
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are technologies for assisting individuals with motor impairments. Activity from the brain is recorded and then processed by a computer to control assistive devices. The prominent method ...
Quantifying interactions between nanoengineered particles and cells
Nanoengineering has recently emerged as a promising technology for the understanding, treatment, and diagnosis of disease. One of its most compelling potential uses is in the design of particles with controlled interactions ...
An investigation of spatial receptive fields of complex cells in the primary visual cortex
One of the main concerns of visual neuroscience is to understand how information is processed by the neural circuits in the visual system. Since the historic experiments of Hubel and Wiesel, many more aspects of visual ...
Decoding calcium signalling crosstalk in cardiac hypertrophy
The concentration of calcium ions (Ca2+) within a cell is important for governing many different processes across a range of cell types. In heart muscle cells, proper calcium handling is critical for maintaining the ...
Continuous wave nuclear magnetic resonance: estimation of spin-system properties from steady-state trajectories
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful imaging modality, widely used in routine clinical practice and as an investigational tool in basic science. The contrast in MRI is related to both the underlying tissue ...
Tracking the changes of brain states during epileptogenesis by probing
Epilepsy affects around 50 million people worldwide. Brain injuries and lesions, such as traumatic brain injury, central nervous system infection and stroke, are associated with higher risk of developing epilepsy. It is ...
Musculoskeletal modelling in the evaluation of shoulder muscle and joint function
Evaluation of the muscle forces generated during shoulder motion is critical in our understanding of shoulder disease and injury prevention, prosthesis design and rehabilitation. Since non-invasive muscle force measurement ...
Prediction and shaping of visual cortex activity for retinal prostheses
Retinal prostheses are a promising treatment for blindness caused by photoreceptor degeneration. Electrodes implanted in the retina deliver electrical stimuli in the form of current pulses that activate surviving neurons ...