Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern Engineering


Finite-Element (FE) Modeling of the Acoustic Reflex Test

We are developing an FE model of the middle ear in order to simulate the acoustic reflex test which our clinical colleagues are using to understand central processing disorders. Such a model would allow us to explore the effects of confounding variables that hamper interpretation of the test. There are several projects that are suitable for potential graduate students:

Virtual reality for surgical training

We have developed a surgical simulator for training on ear surgery. We are continually refining the simulator and testing the validity of each new component. We have the following projects in this area:

Medical image processing and analysis

We are developing software for image-assisted surgical placement of cochlear implants and for implantation of bone conduction devices. We have the following projects in this area that require expertise in image processing/analysis: