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The Biomedical Engineering Research Group

The BERG is dedicated towards the research & development of innovative medical solutions and advancing medical science through fundamental research. BERG is housed within the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, but the research activities stretch much wider. BERG recognises the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering and works closely with all the other engineering disciplines, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and industry. BERG’s excellent collaborative partnerships within Stellenbosch University, nationally in South Africa, and internationally is a big strength and has been pivotal in the tremendous growth of the group since its inception.

We organise our Research activities in five main research areas:

Biomedical Signal Processing

Research in Biomedical Signal Processing concerns the measurement and analysis of signals and images related to living beings.

Biomedical Technologies

Biomedical technology is a broad term that refers to the application of engineering and technology principles to the domain of living or biological systems, with an emphasis on problems related to human health.

Injury Biomechanics

Injury Biomechanics is an essential field in the prevention or management of trauma related to injury of the human body.

Neural Engineering

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and is responsible for our every thought, action, memory, feeling and subjective experience.

Orthopaedic Engineering

Developing solutions for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is a challenging yet exciting field of research.