University of Technology Sydney

43022 Advanced Biomedical Engineering Studio B

12cp; 8hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): (41162 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio A AND 41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B AND (49261 Biomedical Instrumentation OR 42001 Bioinformatics))



This advanced studio subject introduces students to emerging areas of clinical biomedical engineering research. Students select one studio project stream from the following two research project streams:
Project Stream 1: Origami engineering and spinal implants
Project Stream 2: Electroencephalography classification using artificial intelligence

Project Stream 1 students explore the application of origami engineering in the field of biomedical engineering. In particular, they use the art of origami engineering to develop a flat-foldable spinal implant to address an unmet clinical problem: low back pain. This project stream allows students to prepare a paper-based spinal implant model, perform foldability analysis (ORIPA, Origami Simulator, and Origami Editor software), conduct engineering approaches (AutoCAD and SolidWorks), perform computational modeling and finite element analysis (Solid Works simulation), and prototype their implant model (additive manufacturing techniques: 3D printing or laser cutting). They were exposed to a range of techniques currently in use in the industry.

Project Stream 2 introduces Electroencephalography (EEG) classification using artificial intelligence. Motor imagery technology allows people to use their brains to control machines, which is convenient for people with movement disorders. Students learn to extract features from EEG signals and build an effective classifier to recognize the imaginary actions based on the features. Students are trained in EEG data collection, signal processing, feature extraction and classifier design. The system can be used to classify basic instructions, including left-hand imagination movement, right-hand imagination movement and tongue imagination movement.

At the completion of this subject, students have developed skills in project design, problem solving, stakeholder analysis and acquired various technical skills associated with emerging biomedical engineering areas.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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