SA Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Research, Teaching and Development

Who are we?
The Biomedical Engineering research team is part of SA Biomedical Engineering (SA BME). The team comprises of a pool of technical and engineering knowledge with more than 30 years' experience in the creation of new medical devices from original concept, through to clinical trials and prototype manufacture. With our extensive mechanical, electronic and programming resources, we are able to help find a technical solution to your problems or enable your vision for better healthcare. Our aim is to make things work better for you.
What do we do?
The team supports the healthcare and research work of SA Health and Flinders University Schools of Medicine.
With our extensive mechanical, electronic and programming resources, we are able to help find a technical solution to your problems or enable your vision for better healthcare. Our aim is to make things work better for your groups, to enable development of simple solutions to problems, right through to developing new medical devices. Our facilities enable us to take the development from original concept, through to animal and clinical trials and prototype manufacture. We also participate in collaborative research. Collaborators include clinicians, researchers and external groups. We are involved in supervision of Advanced Studies Research students from the Flinders Uni School of Medicine and engineering students from Flinders Uni School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

How do we do it?

We have:
  • Mechanical skills and resources: metal work, surgical instruments, plastics
  • Electronic skills and resources: electronic sensors, motion control, solar, optical
  • Software skills: computer, tablets and smartphone development
Biomedical Device Development examples
  • Redesign of a heal off loader for management of ulcers, Podiatry Department
  • Research into patient falls management and night lighting, Aged Care Unit
  • Manufacture of electrophoresis equipment, Immunology Dept.
  • Research into mitigation of Sonographers musculoskeletal injuries during scanning, Ultrasound Department
  • Investigation of causes of false occlusion alarms in neonatal feed pumps, Simon James, Neo-Natal Unit
  • Lower body negative pressure chamber to fit within an MRI for cardiac studies
  • Posture monitoring system for Physiotherapy assessment and back injuries
  • Modification of prams to fit oxygen bottles, Neo-Natal Unit
FBE Services
  • Biomedical Consultancy Services.
    A consultancy service utilising the skills and expertise of the Biomedical Engineering team to provide advice, training, and other services to the medical sector
  • Biomedical Equipment Calibration Services.
    Expertise and advice to calibrate biomedical equipment
  • Biomedical Product Research and Development.
    Taking concepts, ideas and prototypes through comercialisation to saleable products.

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