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Our healthcare technologies capabilities

Frankie Rawson with reflection in bench

Across Engineering, Science and the Medical disciplines, our researchers are working together to tackle some of the key challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Our key areas of expertise are shown below, with case studies of how we are applying these to clinical specialities in collaboration with clinicians.

picture of emergency equipment

Medical device design and manufacture

  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Biomechanical evaluation
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Human-centric design and evaluation
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Workflow design and automation

baby with equipment

Sensing and imaging

  • Biophotonic sensing and imaging
  • Electrochemical sensing
  • Image analysis for diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nanoscale sensing and imaging
  • Optical fibre sensing
  • Quantum sensing

computer modelling

Modelling, analysis and decision support

  • Data analysis for diagnosis and decision support
  • Healthcare systems modelling
  • Image analysis for diagnosis
  • Injury mechanisms and tolerance
  • Mathematical modelling of diseases and treatment
  • Modelling human decision making

 porous microspheres

Scaffolds and biomaterials for treatment

  • Biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Scaffolds for tissue regeneration


skull with add man implant


  • Biomaterials for implants
  • Customised Implants
  • Functionalised surfaces and coatings
  • Development support and evaluation

 Gestation foot baby app

Digital health

  • Mobile phone apps and games for patient support
  • Digital devices for clinician support
  • Wearable monitoring devices
  • Ethical data gathering from patients