The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides instruction and opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the application of engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences to problems in medicineand the life sciences through M.Eng. and Ph.D. degree programmes. Currently active areas include: neuromuscular and postural control, muscle mechanics, the vestibular system, oculomotor control, the auditory system, joint prosthetics, biomaterials, artificial cells and organs and medical imaging. Staff members are also active in more applied research related to the development of quantitative analysis tools and instruments for biomedical research. Areas of activity here include signal analysis, system identification, modelling, simulation and parameter estimation, image processing, pattern recognition, ultrasound and biorobotics.