PhD student received two awards at Europe's largest biomedical engineering conference
Kyle Edmunds is a PhD student in biomedical engineering at RU's School of Science and Engineering. At the prestigious Medicon conference held in Cyprus recently, Kyle received two awards, the MEDICON2016 First Place Honorarium and the Springer Scientific Young Investigator Award. The conference is the largest in Europe in the field of medical and biological engineering and computing.
Kyle received the 1st price in the student competition, among 250 PhD and post-doc participants, with the work titled: Multimodal Quantitative Assessment for Pre-Operative Prosthesis Selection in Total Hip Arthroplasty.
The research, conducted in cooperation with Landspitali university hospital, focuses on a new system of assessment for patients in need of total hip arthroplasty. The aim is to develop a safe and simple system that will in time improve medical services, lower cost and establish best practice procedure for this type of surgery.