Sydney University Biomedical Engineering students presented their research at the Sydney Spine Institute on Tuesday 8 December 2015. The students are working on clinical problems such as novel ways to monitor brain pressure, regenerative spinal discs and rapid manufacturing of custom built body implants.
Biomedical PhD and Honours students under the supervision of Dr Philip Boughton, biomedical engineering program manager and lecturer at Sydney University, collaborate with neurosurgeon Associate Professor James van Gelder and physiotherapist Tamer Sabet to identify real world clinical problems and solutions. The students’ research involves use of laboratory methods, manufacturing techniques and mathematical modelling. This collaboration allows direct application of biomedical innovations to clinical neurosurgery.
Biomed Innovations II Invitation
A series of innovation projects were presented from senior students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (University of Sydney) on Wednesday 10 December at the last Sydney Spine Institute Meeting for 2014.
The projects were co-supervised by Dr Philip Boughton (A/Lecturer & Program Manager, Biomedical Engineering, University of Sydney) and A/Prof. James van Gelder (Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon).
Here is a list of projects presented:
- A Neurosurgical aid (Biomed design team)
- Patient specific implant templating (David/Jeremy)
- A novel anatomic fusion cage & biomaterial solution (Alex)
- A Non-invasive ICP monitoring system (Brendan/Corinne/Cary)
- A novel volume-controlled shunt system (Amanda)
- A Frozen Shoulder treatment (Mouna) co-supervised by Mr Tamer Saber (Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)