Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Physiological Monitoring


Jaundice detection with digital photography

We are working with the UCLH Neonatal Care Unit  (Dr Judith Meek) on screening newborn babies with severe jaundice. Our technique uses a smartphone to capture an image of the baby's eye and analyse the colour of the sclera (which part of the eye) to determine the jaundice level of the enwborn baby. In collaboration with the University of Ghana (Dr Christabel Enweronu-Laryea) we are exploring the potential of this technique in local hospitals and communities. We also have a joint project with Royal Free Hospital (Dr Raj Mookerjee) to further develop this technique to monitor the jaundice level of cirrhosis patients.

Nasal obstruction analyser

In collaboration with Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (Mr Peter Andrews) and Integrated Technologies Ltd, we are developing a new type of nasal obstruction analyser to assess the nasal conditions of patients suffering from pathologies such as chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinits and deviated nasal septum. In comparison to the existing Nasal Inspiratory Peak Flowmeter, the new device has the advantage of being able to monitor iinspiratory and expiratory breathing in both sides of hte nose individually and simultaneously.