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A method to identify which part of a penile prosthesis is leaking air. 

Context: when an inflatable penile prosthesis fails, it is difficult to know which of the various parts is leaking air, and most often the whole system is removed. Placing a new prosthesis can be challenging, due to various factors, such as the presence of connective tissue that had formed around the first prosthesis.
A method to identify which part must be replaced would reduce the invasiveness of the replacement surgery.

Research idea: the student will device a plan to evaluate if the impedance across a leaky membrane is significantly different from a non-leaky one, under all circumstances likely to arise in situ.  This requires a basic understanding of electronics, a willingness to conduct actual experiments in a lab (these would not be experiments with participants, but tests on the bench, measuring impedances).

 

Please note that this is an unpaid internship opportunity.

Supervisor: Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe, for information email a.vanhoest@ucl.ac.uk

 

Date available: we are looking to recruit an intern, available for 3 to 6 months, between April and October.