Engineering themes

Bioengineering/Medical

A total of 77 items listed.

Robotic assistance

Geoff Watts

Engineering researchers are developing robotic systems that are assisting doctors during surgery, helping to make procedures more efficient and reducing the time that patients have to spend in the operating theatre.

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Responding to a global pandemic

Rachel Jones

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt around the world. Engineers and engineering businesses across the UK have responded quickly to help address the challenges it has caused.

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Bioelectronic devices

Professor Tim Denison

Implantable medical devices continue to drastically improve the lives of people with long-term health conditions.

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Wheelchairs that access all areas

Dominic Joyeux

A former toolmaker for Formula 1 has used his engineering expertise to engineer bespoke wheelchairs that are lightweight, high-tech and allow users to travel over a wider range of terrains.

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Engineering an artificial pancreas

Geoff Watts

Engineers and researchers are making significant developments in technologies that are helping people with diabetes to monitor and treat the condition more efficiently, with the ultimate goal being an artificial pancreas.

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MacRobert award 2017

Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers

The 2017 finalists are Darktrace, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Vision RT.

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Solving a historical mystery

Sarah Griffiths and Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng

The discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a Leicester car park made headlines around the world. Forensic engineering science helped researchers find out how he died.

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Robotics and AI – driving the UK’s industrial strategy

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang CBE FREng sets out how investment in robotics and AI could improve innovation in the UK and secure our place as a world leader in the technologies.

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Intelligent prosthetics

Richard Gray and Professor Saeed Zahedi OBE FREng

Blatchford has been awarded the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for its prosthetic limb with smart robotics

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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Francis Crick Institute, London

Hugh Ferguson, Steve Berry and Rob Patridge

How the challenges of designing and building this world-leading centre for biomedical research and innovation were overcome

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Mike Polson

The writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts talked to Mike Polson, Engineering Director of Magstim Company Ltd, about the history and potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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