Medical Technology Laboratory

The work of the Medical Technology Laboratory is now carried out by the Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

The Medical Technology Laboratory hosted research projects that aimed to promote early diagnosis and improve monitoring of a range of medical conditions.

The main focus of the laboratory was to tackle the problem of poorly measured respiratory rate by development of low cost and scalable devices for measurement of this vital sign. The importance of this is that the breathing rate commonly changes early when a patient’s condition deteriorates.

Projects also included early detection and confirmation of the onset of labour in childbirth, cuffless measurement of blood pressure and the assessment of coronary artery disease using MRI scan images, which was undertaken by an undergraduate student who won a Royal Society of Biology prize for best project.

The laboratory promoted and hosted projects that arose from the ideas of undergraduate students.

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