Biomedical Engineering: Research and Development Capabilities

Associate Professor Walt Besio patented sensors that can predict seizures.
Associate Professor Walt Besio patented sensors that can predict seizures.

To make big changes in health care, we must fully understand the human physiology. By combining expertise in electronics, sensors, chemistry and nanoparticles, researchers at the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering are innovating new ways to detect and treat illnesses.

Our Capabilities

  • Biosensors
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical image and signal analyses: algorithm and software development
  • Customized assistive technologies
  • Electrophysiological measurements and controls
  • Embedded medical systems
  • Microbial culture
  • Microfluidics and lab-on-chip
  • Medical devices: innovation, development and evaluation
  • Mobile devices for biomedical applications
  • Modeling and simulation of physiological systems
  • Nanotechnologies for biomedical applications

Specialized Equipment

  • Microelectrode instrumentation for neurophysiology
  • Development tools for embedded medical systems
  • Instron material testing system

Specialized Laboratories

  • Assistive Technology Lab
  • Biomaterials Lab
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  • Biomicrofluidic Lab
  • Bionanotechnology Lab
  • Electrophysiological Lab
  • Multidisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Lab
  • Neurorehabilitation Lab
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering Lab
  • R.I. Consortium for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Thermomechanics and Tribology Lab
Professor Sun works to improve quality of living.
Professor Sun works to improve quality of living.

Our Research

  • Assistive technology
  • Aerosol deposition patterns in the human respiratory tract
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical image analysis
  • Biomedical instrumentation and signal processing
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biotribology
  • Body Area Sensor Networks
  • Cardiac physiology and engineering
  • Drug delivery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Embedded medical systems
  • Environmental material deterioration and waste recovery
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Finite element method applications in biological tissues
  • Flows near deformable boundaries in biology, bedicine and biotechnology
  • High-performance computational approaches for biological modeling
  • Integrated models of propagation in actively deforming soft tissues
  • Microfluidic technologies
  • Modeling and simulation of physiological systems
  • Nanomedicine
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuromodulation
  • Sleep apnea diagnostics
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Wearable biosensors

Our Partners

  • BioPac
  • Brain Vision
  • Cognionics
  • Critical Path Institute / PSTC
  • Cyberonics
  • Electrical Geodesics Inc.
  • Guger Technologies
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Medtronic
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Natus – Grass Technologies
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Neuroscience Tools
  • Nunnery Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies
  • Phillips
  • Providence VA Medical Center
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Samsung
  • Stanford Hospital
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