Biomedical Engineering - Theses
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Ultra-low power, low-noise and small size transceiver for wearable and implantable biomedical devices and neural prosthesis
There is high demand for research into the innovation and development of miniaturized electronics devices for biomedical applications such as implantable medical devices (IMD), neural prostheses (NP), embedded neural ...
Modeling human neurogenesis in vitro using pluripotent stem cells: the evolution from 2D to 3D
Progress in stem cell technologies is based on fundamental research on exploring culture conditions that improve and optimize in vitro generation of human cell types and tissues. To date, there has been significant progress ...
Multiple compartment modelling and estimation in magnetic resonance imaging
The magnetic resonance (MR) signal encapsulates invaluable information about the structural and functional organization of an object of interest. In brain imaging applications, parametric models of the MR signal are designed ...
Adjusting the parameters of electrical stimulation of retinal ganglion cells to reduce neural adaptation and improve efficacy of retinal prostheses
Retinal prostheses aim to provide visual percepts through electrical stimulation of the retina to blind people affected by diseases caused by photoreceptor degeneration. Two challenges presented by current devices are a ...
Neural tissue electrical modelling at micro and macro scales
A better understanding of electrical stimulation of the retina by neural prostheses may be essential for progress to be made towards a viable mass-market design of such devices. Dividing the problem into electrode models, ...
Techniques for signal acquisition, reconstruction and analysis in sodium magnetic resonance imaging
Over the last decades, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has undergone a high-paced development rendering it an extremely versatile imaging technique with revolutionary impact on medical practice and research. Typically, ...
Epileptic seizures: mechanisms and forecasting
Seizure forecasting, like weather forecasting, was once considered the domain of charlatans and purveyors of science fiction. However, neuroscience has now advanced to the point of translating seizure forecasting research ...
Nano-scale design of cardiovascular biomaterials
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The development of blood-compatible biomaterials could relieve this burden by improving the performance of cardiovascular devices such assmall-diameter vascular ...
Acoustic beamforming analysis for wearable blind aid applications
The World Health Organisation estimates 36 million are blind worldwide; in addition, 217 million have severe or moderate visual impairment. Over the past decades, there has been substantial research in alleviating blindness ...
Development and validation of a novel marker tracking approach based on the low-cost Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor for assessing lower limb biomechanics during single-leg squat and treadmill gait
Pubescent females are twice more likely to suffer a non-contact ACL injury than their male counterparts. This disparity has been correlated with multiple concurrent factors, including biomechanical, anatomical and hormonal ...