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Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

ECE Bio-Engineering Research

Bio-Engineering research at the University of Wyoming encompasses a wide range of technologies from wheelchair controls to the treatment of retinal disorders to robotics assisted physical therapy.  Students graduating with a degree in Bio-Engineering from the University of Wyoming have gone on to work for the military, Microsoft, and GE Aviation, just to name a few. 

Dr. Cam Wright and Dr. Steve Barrett are frequently tapped by the U.S. government to do research on topics critical to improving military needs.  One of the most widely recognized is the biomimetic vision sensor, more commonly called “the fly eye”.  Researchers at UW have overcome the need for complicated front-end optical detectors, as well as alleviated much of the computational load required in real-time target tracking.  The state of Wyoming has a tremendous need for unsupervised physical therapy rehabilitation strategies. 

Dr. John McInroy and Dr. Domen Novak along with colleagues at UW is bringing together experts in computer vision, robotics, networks, virtual reality, visualization, and health science to develop a general approach for supervised robotic physical rehabilitation.  Forbes magazine ranks Bio-Engineering as the most valuable college major.  

With an expected growth rate of 62% from 2010-2020, it is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. 

 

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Dr. Steven Barrett, faculty member of the University of Wyoming's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Steven Barrett

Professor. Bio-Engineering.

Research: Muon imaging, biomimetics, custom assistive technology projects, retinal photocoagulation system

PhD: University of Texas at Austin.

> Visit Dr. Barrett's research page
Dr. John McInroy, faculty member of the University of Wyoming's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

John McInroy

Professor, Department Head.

Research: Rehabilitation robotics

PhD: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

> Visit Dr. McInroy's webpage

Dr. Novak

Domen Novak

Assistant Professor. 

Research: Human-robot interaction, particularly rehabilitation robotics

PhD: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

> Visit Dr. Novak's webpage

Dr. Cameron Wright, faculty member of the University of Wyoming's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cameron Wright

Professor, Director of WISPR Laboratory

Research:Biomedial sensors and instrumentation, signal and image processing

PhD: University of Texas at Austin

> Visit Dr. Wright's webpage


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