What kind of final year projects are done by the BME Department?

I’m interested about the biomedical products/projects done by the department…

There are many different projects done by the Biomedical Department. Since it is part of the electronics department, these projects will be related to fields like electronics, signal processing, robotics, machine learning, image processing, AI, mechanics etc. but with applications in biomedical engineering.

eg -

  1. Brain Computer Interfaces for Analysis and Control
  2. Bionic Hands and Control Mechanisms
  3. Biomedical Imaging techniques and devices
  4. Biomedical diagnostic devices
  5. Bio-signal processing with ECG EMG and EEG
  6. Neural Networks and Machine Learning in Biomedical Enigneering related projects
  7. Actually - anything except biochemsitry is possible at ENTC!!

You can meet some current students to ask them about ongoing FYP’s.

Hey @kavii,

If you like working in the areas of Biomedicine, Computer Science and Electronics, the BME program would be able to deliver your expectations. You’d get to be familiar with Electronics, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Genomics, Human Anatomy and Physiology through out the program and get involved in projects that would provide a concrete platform for you to apply what you have learnt in theory.

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) are a hot topic in the technological community currently and the departments has the resources (openBCI setups, EEG amplifiers) and the expertise to let you pursue a project related to BCIs. In the recent years, there have been final year projects related to BCIs such as measuring the degree of VR immersion using EEG, Designing EEG electrodes to be used in epilepsy screening, using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) to assist speech aids etc. You’d get to learn about EEG signal processing, electrode design principles and learning algorithms used in EEG pattern recognition.

Medical Imaging is another area of projects that our undergraduates work in. You’d be learning the theoretical concepts behind imaging modalities like Magnetic Resonance (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) etc, and applying various computer vision techniques to interpret medical images. For example, previous final year projects have focused on automated lung cancer nodule detection , evaluating the diabetic retinopathy using the retinal fundus images, automated white blood cell counters etc.

Bionic Arms are also an area that the department is offering projects. To know more about them, you can contact me or @kithmin personally.

In terms of medical instrumentation, there have been projects which have focused on Non-Invasive Blood Glucometry, Cuffless blood pressure measuring techniques, pressure based evaluations of diabetic foot ulcers etc. In medical instrumentation, you have the opportunity to learn about electrode design, digital design, micro controller programming, machine learning etc.

Apart from the above, you can be exposed to cutting edge researches and projects during your industrial internships. In the recent years, our undergraduates were able to secure internships in international institutes such as National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Melbourne, A*STAR – Singaporean Bio-Imaging Consortium, CSIRO (Australia), Centre for Advanced Imaging (Brisbane), INFOSYS (Bangalore) etc where they have worked in projects such as video based gait analysis, automated brain hemorrhage detection from CT volume images, EEG analysis, pipelines for MRI processing and recognition, characterizing genetic mutations using micro-electrode array signals (invasive tapping in to neural signals in the brain), phase-denoising in quantity susceptibility mappings etc. And our undergraduates have worked in pulse oximetry, retinal hemorrhage detection etc during the internships at local companies such as Synergen Labs and Jendo Innovation.

Hope this answers your question :slight_smile:
Let us know if you have further doubts. And like @kithmin mentioned earlier, it’d be great if you can meet and talk about projects with the senior students from ENTC / BME to know more if you are still keen.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

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