Biomedical devices designed in Osmania
The Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed a number of medical instruments of immediate use to doctors, building on its close interactions with local hospitals.
For instance, the Department has successfully modified electro medical equipment such as bedside monitors, blood-gas analysers and auto analysers of corporate hospitals.
Faculty members at the Department have also designed and developed computer-assisted prescription system (CAPS) that caters to the needs of doctors at primary health centers and district hospitals, helping them in the diagnosis and treatment of about 100 common diseases that afflict Indian populace.
They also successfully developed import-substitute instruments such as peripheral nerve stimulators, apnea monitors, bone growth stimulators and dry steam sterilizers.
The Department operates an electro-oculographic laboratory at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), as well as a biomedical instrumentation centre for serving complex medical equipment. The Department has designed and developed a microcontroller based saccadic stimulator for the Department of Clinical Therapeutics and Pharmacology at NIMS. Vacuums / pressure-monitoring systems were also developed for NIMS’ Department of Plastic Surgery.
For the next few years, the Department has identified several thrust areas such as biomedical signal and image processing, nanotechnology, and medical instrumentation. Some of the ongoing projects in the Department include:
- GPS-GPRS based emergency patient transportation system and evaluation of physiological parameters
- Deep Brain Stimulation as a therapy of Parkinson’s disease
- EOG signal analysis for the Diagnosis of various ocular disorders
- Analysis of Sleep EEG for the diagnosis of neurological disorders
- FDTD analysis of Medical Images
- Hyperthermia application of Nano materials for the cancer therapy
- ECG analysis by using wavelets transforms
- Independent Component analysis of Physiological signals
- Syncope detection technique in emergency
- Non invasive beat to beat BP monitoring system by using PWTT
First in the country
Osmania University is the first University to start Biomedical Engineering at undergraduate level in the country in 1982. The Department has been engaged in research and consultancy projects. It received research grants from various government agencies such as AICTE, UGC, DST, TEQIP (Phase I & II) etc. The Department established a Biomedical Instrumentation Centre (BMIC) to cater to the needs of medical profession.
The B.E. (BME) course has been accredited by the NBA for the five years with effect from August 2013. A special appreciation was given by the visiting expert team. The Department has also started Post Graduate course in Biomedical Electronics in the year 2006-07.
The total floor space of 10,800 sft. houses classrooms, laboratories and other amenities. The department has well equipped laboratories that can support ideas include Biomedical Equipment Lab / Medical Instrumentation Lab; Medical Sensors Lab; Biomedical Signal Processing Lab; Electronics Lab; Medical Embedded systems Lab; Computer Programming Lab.
The faculty of the department is involved in research collaboration with various organisations such as Emergency Management Research Institute, NIMS and Research and Training Unit for Navigational Electronics. The department along with other departments of Osmania University is part of UPE project.