Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:49:00 BST
Is it time for a data-focused approach to medical technology?
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:30:00 GMT
Mucus is highly underestimated. It's not just snot.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:20:00 GMT
The need to (importance of) test medical devices; stages and types of testing (simulations; subcomponents – mechanical functionality, fatigue/strength; benchtop – complexity?; ex vivo; cadaver; in vivo).
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:36:00 GMT
It is rewarding to conceive an idea, sketch it, discuss it with colleagues, model it, fabricate it and then hold it in your hands, or better yet, see it in action!
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:39:00 GMT
Magnets can be used to manipulate capsules within the GI Tract
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:18:00 GMT
The ultrasound transducer is one of the core parts in capsule ultrasound devices. The addition of ultrasound imaging in capsule endoscopy carries great potential in early detection of GI diseases through analysis of the GI subsurface features. My main role in Sonopill is to develop ultrasound transducers to suit this purpose. The challenges in prototyping these transducers are making my life interesting.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:09:00 GMT
Power is the biggest challenge in running a multimodal capsule. How can we do this without wires?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:04:00 BST
How do you implement Quality Management in a university setting?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:08:00 BST
The Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) lies at the heart of the Sonopill capsule. ASIC development is a slow process.
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:35:00 BST
My Journey in the Sonopill project started off as developing a subsystem level solution for wireless delivery of data and power.
Thu, 04 May 2017 14:30:00 BST
I could write a blog about how fast the last few years of my PhD has gone, or the trials and tribulations along the way, but instead I’ve chosen to write about something that I have found particularly cool during my project. My topic of choice is 3D printing.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:03:00 BST
Of course in terms of ideas and goals, I always think big. But, in terms of microelectronics for biomedical implantable or minimally invasive devices, I always think small.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:41:00 GMT
The human gut is a relatively inaccessible area of the human body. Exploring inside the body has been one of my major research interests for a long time.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:01:00 GMT
Admittedly I am bit tardy in producing my contribution to the Sonopill blog. This is not from lack of desire but rather a lack of words.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:04:00 GMT
Dundee became the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK in November 2014, a prestigious award that recognises the huge contribution the city has made to design worldwide. It was chosen along with Helsinki (Finland), Bilbao (Spain), Curitaba (Brazil), and Turin (Italy).
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:47:00 GMT
In the Sonopill project, as in most fields of research, everything starts with an exciting idea that addresses a clinical need and/or a fundamental engineering constraint, for which you then spend hours upon hours in an effort to bring it to life.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:50:00 GMT
As one of the few biologists involved in SONOPILL, I used to feel a little like a Martian amongst the others.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:53:00 GMT
This blog is about the Sonopill project from the view of a PhD student: “the pressure is on!”
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:54:00 GMT
Hi everyone! My name is Lola. I was a visiting PhD student from Spain. During the 4 months of my visit, I have done my research at the University of Glasgow, included in the Sonopill programme.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:58:00 GMT
The IEEE has for slogan: “Technology for the benefit of humanity”; these few words are all the more appropriate for what Sonopill is trying to achieve.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:59:00 GMT
At the end of my 1st year of Medical School I was fortunate to be granted an opportunity to undertake an 8 week attachment in the Ninewells Ultrasound Lab, working on the Sonopill programme.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:00 GMT
One of the most interesting aspects of working on the Sonopill project for me has been the opportunity, and even the need, to work with clinical staff on a daily basis.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:02:00 GMT
“No man is an island” (John Donne) and neither are sub-system components of a larger, more complex system. As with most every device in the world today, there is more to things than just simple parts that fit together with ease and harmony, coming together to complete a simple task.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:03:00 GMT
We are getting to the stage in the Sonopill programme where parts of the project are beginning to coalesce.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:08:00 GMT
It’s a real pleasure finally to write about progress on the Sonopill programme.
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Sandy Cochran, Professor of Ultrasound Materials and SystemsMIU: Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ