The Medical and Biological Systems focus area explicitly recognizes the growing importance of medical and biological systems within the Wright State University research community. Interdisciplinary research in this field uses principles of engineering, science and mathematics to solve problems in the medical community and healthcare industry that advance fundamental biomedical engineering knowledge and lead to innovative engineering design applications.

Examples of research projects include:

  • Development of new methods for bone mineral density evaluation to assess osteoporosis and other bone diseases
  • Assessment of bone microstructure
  • Biomechanical studies of implantable devices including total joint replacements (ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, fusion devices)
  • Modeling, development and testing of pneumatic muscles
  • Tissue engineering (skin, bone grafts, devices)
  • Modeling behavior of biomedical processes (bony in-growth)
  • Research into bio-nano-materials and coatings for various applications
  • Development and assessment of assistive technologies to aid persons with disabilities

Focus Area Chair: Dr. Tarun Goswami, Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering