Biomedical Engineering

Healthcare professionals need a firm understanding of technology in order to treat patients with the latest and most innovative devices and equipment.

Our biomedical engineering research involves the application of scientific knowledge and engineering techniques to medical and surgical treatments, rehabilitation procedures and the design of assistive and diagnostic tools.

The School of Engineering Science’s world-renowned faculty is pioneering the latest technological advances in neuroscience, medical electronics, biomedical imaging and biophotonics. Our researchers work closely with faculty members in SFU's Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology – as well as with local hospitals, healthcare providers and research institutions around the world.

Research topics:

  • Computational anatomy
  • Non-rigid registration of medical images
  • Shape analysis
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Microscopy
  • Low-coherence interferometry
  • Micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems
  • Postural stability and balance
  • Osteoporosis and hip fracture prevention
  • Orthopedic biomechanics
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • BioMEMS; dynamics and control of human movement
  • Statistical atlas of anatomical shapes and parallel computing applications to medical image computing