BME 228/428 - Physiological Control Systems
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: Physiological Control Systems - is an undergraduate course for juniors in Biomedical Engineering in the Instrumentation Track which focuses on the application of control theory to physiological systems. Any senior in Biomedical Engineering that has taken BME230 may also participate in this course. Graduate students will also be allowed to take the class and will be required to do more homework problems and do a final project. Lectures present modern control theory in the context of physiological systems that utilize feedback mechanisms. Lectures begin with an overview of linear systems analysis including: Laplace Transforms and Transfer functions. The response dynamics of open- and closed-looped systems such as the regulation of cardiac output and level of glucose are discussed. Weekly exercises apply these concepts and are further evaluated utilizing LabView. Other topics include: stability analysis and identification of physiological control systems.
BME 295/296 - Senior Design
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: The Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Program (BME 295/296) at the University of Rochester introduces students to a systematic, customer-driven design and problem solving approach resulting in development of prototype medical devices or research instruments.
Adjustment Mechanism for the Transfer to Adaptive Cycles. (2012).
J.E. (Johnny) Fahner-Vihtelic, Office of Technology Transfer, , University of Rochester Medical Center
Jayne Gavrity, Cassandra Gorman, Simon Kim, Caitlin O’Connell
Computerized battery of self-tests provides Auditory Fitness for Duty screening for the Armed Forces to detect individuals with diminished hearing ability. (2012).
Anne E. Luebke, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology & Anatomy,, University of Rochester Medical Center
Brian Schwartz, Daniel Shedd, Jonathan Isaacs, Andrew Matsushima
A novel life-sized robot to model standing human sway with variable anthropometry to advance the Balance Engineering Equilibrate Balance Assessment System. (2011).
Michael Compisi, President,, Balance Engineering
Ben Freedman, Sarah Howard, Kirsten Ross, Emily Willis
Wheelchair Seating Evaluation System
A device to assess the proper fit for people requiring a wheelchair (2010).
Aaron Anderson, PTA, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, St. Mary’s Hospital
Kyle Kentch, Siu Lung Lo, Elise Morrison, John Walsh
MicroEZmix by Pocket Dose
Apparatus/procedure to aid in mixed dosing of injectable drugs (2009).
Sarah Szucs, URMC
Tristan Barrueco, Mark DeAngelo, Nicole Ruszczak
Device to dispense and cut medication for persons (2008).
Kathy Sweetland, University Intercessor, Provost's Office, RERC, Rochester Disability Cluster
John DiRaddo, Pete vanHoff, Zach Oshlag, Bobby Milenovici, Boston Nyer
John D. Enderle, Ph.D., Director of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut and Kathy Sweetland, University of Rochester Coordinator of Disabilities Resources and Chair of the Rochester Disabilities Cluster were interested in devising a way to ensure people with disabilities take the correct amount of medication at the correct time. The solution needs to address mobility-, sensory-, and cognitive-based disabilities, and to allow patients to easily set it up by using the existing container used by the pharmacy.
The prototype pill cap is entirely contained in a cube, seven inches on each side. User-specified dispending preferences are entered into a simple interface on a laptop computer, and the medication container is placed upside down on top of the box. The process is then automated from there, dispensing medication pill by pill through our device where it is held and cut if needed. The laptop, which must be attached to the prototype in order for it to function, is programmed to trigger moving floors, which control the flow of medication. The laptop then triggers a speaker and LED which alert the user that their medication is ready, and can be easily be accessed if the user can pick up and replace a standard medicine cup.
Personally Adjustable Hearing Loss Simulator (2005).
Dr. Robert Pollard, Department of Psychiatry, Deaf Wellness Center
Rebecca Hickman, Yue-Houng Hu, Michael Mancini, Sarah Zimet
- Somatosensory context alters auditory responses in the cochlear nucleus. J Neurophysiol. 105, 1063-70. (2011 Mar 01).
- Monaural spectral processing differs between the lateral superior olive and the inferior colliculus: physiological evidence for an acoustic chiasm. Hear Res. 269, 134-45. (2010 Oct 01).
- On the role of the wideband inhibitor in the dorsal cochlear nucleus: a computational modeling study. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 9, 506-20. (2008 Dec 01).