Biomedical Instrumentation and Robotics Lab

The Biomedical Instrumentation and Robotics Laboratory research activities promote strong interdisciplinary collaboration between several branches of engineering and biomedical sciences. The research interests are centered on several foci:  

  • Robotic orthoses, prostheses and rehabilitation devices for people with disabilities
  • Medical robotics, especially novel robotic applications in Minimally Invasive, Natural Orifice, and Image Guided and Haptic Assisted Surgery
  • in vivo and in vitro measurement of mechanical properties of biological tissue, with emphasis on bone 

These foci touch upon fundamentals in analytical dynamics, nonlinear control of mechanical systems, computer aided design and virtual prototyping, applied mathematics, data acquisition, signal processing, and high performance actuators.