Engineering students scoop top prizes

MSc Mechatronics and Robotics student Jun Kow has won the best overall poster prize at the MEIbioeng15 conference, the largest ever UK gathering of biomedical engineers and bioengineers.

Pouyan Mehryar, also a student in the Faculty, came second in the robotics poster category.

Jun’s poster, titled 'Towards Self-Tuning Lower Limb Prosthesis' describes the research aimed at designing an intelligent control system that is capable of calibrating the parameters for a semi-active powered prosthetic knee. The poster showcased a number of sections based on the project, including the conceptual design of the overall control system, the designed and developed gait detection algorithm and the control approach and the designed and developed intelligent algorithm.

He commented, "I was completely shocked by winning the first place for the rehabilitation robotics category. I am delighted to have been awarded the overall winner out of 100 over presented research. As a master student, this experience has certainly inspired me to go into further research. I would also like to thank my supervisors who gave me the opportunity to present my work."

The MEIbioeng15 conference brought together the former Centres of Excellence in Medical Engineering in the UK and The Bioengineering Society Annual Conference, with participants from leading academic centres and the MedTech industry. Attendees enjoyed unequalled opportunities for networking, collaboration, new partnerships, and shaping the future of this exciting and challenging field.

The conference took place on 7-8 September 2015 at the University of Leeds.