Auburn engineers are developing unique technologies for more efficient and cost-effective health care. Biomedical and health-care technology research is being performed in multiple departments, and includes improvement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies, use of contact lenses for timed release delivery of medications, improvements in treatment regimens for heart failure and cutting-edge filters for emergency responders and buildings. Research on ways to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer and heart failure patients is also ongoing.


Related Centers

Thomas Walter MRI Research Center

The Walter MRI Center aims to leverage Auburn University's existing expertise in engineering, sciences, and veterinary medicine to improve healthcare through advanced magnetic resonance imaging. From cardiovascular research, brain imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, the Center is home to both 3T and 7T MRI units and works closely with regional medical providers to offer state-of-the-art medical imaging research.

Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Center

The Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention is home to two interdisciplinary training programs: the Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (OSE) program and the Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP). The programs are part of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The grants supporting the programs bring approximately $2 million to Auburn.