Research & Design

Our research and design team develops biomedical engineering projects based on the interests of our members with the goal of strengthening our members’ skills in a variety of areas. Previous projects have included designing and building a modified video game controller for children with physical limitations, creating an app that quantified patient twitch responses for anesthesiologists, and constructing and programming a biosensor bracelet.

All skill levels are welcome! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Director of Research & Design, Taylor Harrell, at taylorharrell@ufl.edu or (863) 944-9418.

Current R&D Project

Construction of a blood pressure monitor that measures mean arterial pressure (MAP) and approximates systolic and diastolic pressures.

The monitor inflates and deflates the blood pressure cuff in order to determine the mean arterial pressure. It then roughly approximates the diastolic and systolic pressures based on the mathematically relationship between mean arterial pressure, diastolic, and systolic pressures. The results are then displayed on the LCD screen.

Meetings are every Wednesday from 3:00PM-4:00PM in MAE 339. All materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome. Our first meeting was September 12, 2018, but you're definitely welcome to join us at any point.