Engineering for Health

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We seek to improve human health and healthcare at all levels.

We track the spread of cancer with biomechanical modeling, which is used to measure the forces between cells, as well as the force cells require to migrate and move.

We explore viruses on the particle level to separate the cell from the contaminants, which can be applied to things like vaccine stability for broader distribution.

We design microfabrication techniques to protect cartilage cells from stress, allowing cells to regain, maintain, or regenerate their cellular properties after an injury.

Advancements at Michigan Tech range from tissue engineering to imaging.

  • 109
    times the energy efficiency using neuromorphic chips
  • 6M
    individuals are affected by atrial fibrillation in the US
  • 40K
    diagnostic tests for COVID-19 at Michigan Tech
  • 6.5M
    people in the US have an unruptured brain aneurysm
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Michigan Tech Researchers Develop ‘Smart’ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at Michigan Technological University are applying neuromorphic computing to improve the effectiveness and energy efficiency of deep brain stimulation systems used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Chunxiu (Traci) Yu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, in collaboration with Hongyu An, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are working with their research teams to develop strategies using neuromorphic computing, or neuroscience-powered artificial intelligence.