Electromagnetic tracking system for the gut


   Auckland Bioengineering Institute

  Dr Recep Avci  Monday, December 30, 2024  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

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When gut function is impaired, nutritional support and diagnostic interventions often require the insertion of catheters, typically performed without visual guidance. This presents numerous risks, including death resulting from misplacement. Therefore, there is a clinical need for a new and reliable technology to guide and confirm catheter placement in real-time. This project will develop a 'GPS system' for the gut employing state-of-the-art technology and optimisation techniques for efficient, reliable, and accurate confirmation, enhancing the safety of procedures. This new technology will be low-cost and easy-to-use, allowing procedures to be performed at the bedside and easily deployed in rural locations without requiring specialised healthcare professionals.

Desired skills:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, preferably in electrical engineering.
  • Strong foundation and keen interest in electronics, instrumentation, and circuitry.
  • Thorough comprehension of electromagnetic fields and their applications.
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB and C programming.
  • Familiarity with computer-aided desing, optimisation techniques, and mobile app development.
  • Previous research experience with scientific writing is preferred.

Funding is from HRC ERFG.

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