In this research, the development of a wearable device with a new Radio Frequency based sensor will be investigated for future biomedical imaging applications. The proposed wearable device aims to provide constant monitoring of people’s health condition via wireless connection.
Gradient compression garments are widely used in medicine (for embolism prevention and burns recovery) and in sports clothing, but their efficacy has not been rigorously scrutinised. This lack of information is due partly to the absence of a suitable pressure sensing system, capable of reliably mapping the low pressures exerted by such clothing, whilst being practical enough (i.e. low-cost, flexible, small, with minimal wiring) to be used in clinical or sporting environment.
A research position is available in a three year Innovate UK project working in conjunction with Kromek PLC, to produce a proof of concept demonstrator for a new generation of radiation detectors based on emerging digital single photon detector technology developed by the University of Edinburgh.
The ideal candidate will join the team of the Principal Investigator working in the design and fabrication of MEMS and embedment of nanomaterials into MEMS. The primary focus of the project is to design and develop fabrication processes to make force sensor and test its performance. The successful candidate will also perform finite element analysis for optimizing the sensor’s design.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 125, and with a body of ca.