Biomedical Engineering

The staff members active in this area are:

Assoc. Prof. Hamid GholamHosseini

Dr Hamid GholamHosseini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Auckland University of Technology. He completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Flinders University of Australia in 2002 and fulfilled his MSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. His current research and development work combines areas of expertise ranging from remote patient monitoring, falls detection and falls risk assessment, diagnosis of melanoma from skin images, embedded and reconfigurable systems, tele-olfactory systems and e-Health for applications related to smarter healthcare. Dr GholamHosseini holds honorary and visiting Professorships at Mälardalen University, Sweden and Guangdong University of Technology, China and has published more than 130 book chapters, journal papers and conference publications. He is senior member of IEEE and Chapter Chair of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of IEEE New Zealand North Section.

Active PhD Projects:

Shereen Moataz AfifiAn optimized hardware architecture towards an efficient embedded system for support vector machine classification

H. GholamHosseini, R. Sinha

Solmaz MansouriA novel approach for ubiquitous and continues blood pressure monitoring using reliable and wireless devices

H. GholamHosseini, A. Lowe

Recent and Active Research Grants:

  • Leading a Precision Driven Health (PDH) project with approximately $159,413 fund on “Vital Signs Monitoring and Decision Support System" in collaboration with Waitemata District Health Board, Orion Health, University of Auckland and AUT, 2017.
  • License fee, royalty and commercialization with a total of $100,000+ fund from an Australian Company, GP2U, for the developed algorithms related to melanoma detection and skin image segmentation, 2016.

Jeff Kilby

My research activity is in the fields of biomedical instrumentation, signal processing and wireless sensor technology related to Surface Electromyography.  My research students and collaborators are the fields of Wireless Sensor Technology within the School of Sports and Recreation network (a) Objectively Measure Physical Activity in Children using a Novel Pressure Sensor and (b) A Novel Solution for Collecting Surface Electromyography Signals using Wireless Technology.  I submitted and was accepted to an international conference to IEEE Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, Wuhan, China (September 2011) paper title was “Wireless Data Collection of Surface Electromyography Signals”. I am presented writing my PhD Thesis titled “Signal Analysis and Classification of Surface Electromyography Signals” with the aim of completing it this year. I am also presently working with Mighty River Power (Geothermal) to setup a possible research project to carry out a feasibility study into using heat exchanger systems for heating a school or schools in the Rotorua area.