On September 6-7, Imperial College London hosted BioMedEng18, the UK’s largest gathering of biomedical engineers, medical engineers and bioengineers. The conference included presentations, workshops, and talks on developments and challenges within the biomedical engineering field, including medical devices and diagnostics, cardiovascular bioengineering, personalised medicine, imaging, robotics, AI, and machine learning.
The CME sponsored two awards: the Early Career Researcher Award, and Best Student Talk. Prof Reza Razavi, Director of CME, said:
“The ultimate aim of the Centre is to improve the care of patients through exceptional research, particularly in the important area of medical engineering. As such we are delighted to support the work of new researchers by sponsoring these awards.”
CME also works closely with other sponsors of BioMedEng18 such as the British Heart Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and EPSRC.
Professor Razavi presented the Early Career Researcher Award, and Best Student Talk to the winners, Peter Charlton (King’s College London) and Ugur Tanriverdi (Imperial College London) respectively. Charlton’s research focused on creating a valuable database for developing pulse wave analysis algorithms, while Tanriverdi’s talk spoke to the development of a soft robotic liner (SRL) for prosthetics.
Dr Jordi Alastruey of the Biomedical Engineering Department of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science (BMEIS) at King’s chaired a session on reduced-order modelling and pulse wave analysis. Dr Alastruey, and Head of the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences School at King’s, Seb Ourselin, both sit on the conference’s Scientific Committee.