The Biomedical Engineering Research Unit at Aston University focuses on new medical devices that meet the needs of clinicians in practice. Current investigations are on innovative smart tools for surgery, smart bio-sensing systems, cell processing, new implants, patient monitoring and well-being assessment, mechanical cardiac support including left ventricular assist devices and on the underlying mechanics of blood flow needed to produce safe and effective solutions. The research is led by a professional team of clinicians and engineers who are producing innovative solutions in practice.
The research integrates new approaches to sensing, embedded hardware technologies; information technology and micro-manufacturing processes to produce pragmatic and cost-effective solutions suited to the health environment, clinical and patient needs. Our suite of state-of-the-art laboratories enable leading edge investigations and solutions to be produced. We work with Research Councils, other international leading research groups, medical charities and industry, and are grateful for their support that has led to new solutions for precise therapy, efficient clinical techniques and cost effective devices that widen access to healthcare.