Artificial Organ Engineering (3 Credits)

Professor Poh Foong LEE, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Univ Tunku Abdul Rahman

Artificial Organ Engineering (3 Credits)
Class: 1-4 PM, M-F, July 2–20, 2018
The impact of artificial organs on human life is overwhelming! Every year, they affect the lives of some 25 million people worldwide. The commonly accepted definition of an artificial organ is that of an engineered tissue, organ or device. It is implanted into or integrated with a living body for a specific function to enable the recipient a return to a normal or enhanced life, or to continue living on either a temporary or permanent basis. Examples of artificial organs being deployed include enhancing a person’s ability for self-care (artificial limb), interacting normally with society (glasses – yes, these too), improving physical appearance (cosmetic restoration after cancer surgery), providing life-support (awaiting transplant), increasing competitiveness and/or survivability (exoskeleton), etc. The aims of the course are three folds: distinguish various and current state-of-art technologies for artificial organs, describe the functions of artificial heart valves, artificial heart, cardiac assist devices, pacemaker, artificial kidney and artificial heart, neuroprothesis and discuss design considerations of bio artificial organs that includes a fundamental mathematical modeling of artificial kidney and artificial lung.
Suitable for Year 3 &4 & Graduate Students