Bio-X builds on RIT's core technical strengths to address biological, health-care, and medical challenges of the 21st century through interdisciplinary research.
Assistive Technologies Research Group
Based in the department of mechanical engineering, the assistive technologies research group focuses on the development of assistive devices using a systems approach to address the three primary areas of physical therapy: cardiopulmonary, neurological, and musculoskeletal therapies.
Research Areas: Robotics, respiratory biomechanics, assistive devices, kinematic analysis, artificial muscles, electroactive polymers, propulsion mechanisms, tactile sensing, multi-scale physiological systems, modeling, analysis, cardiovascular assist devices
Bioengineering Systems Research Group
The Bioengineering Systems group focuses on a diverse set of research challenges, including biomechanics, biomaterials, and biofluidics.
Research Areas: Soft tissue mechanics, biomaterials, lung deposition modeling, artificial organ engineering, medical device testing, bio-fluids, cellular transport, modeling, experimentation, physiological systems modeling and microcirculatory phenomena
Biomechatronic Learning Laboratory
The Biomechatronic Learning Laboratory works to advance biomechatronic and rehabilitation robotic research to address health and lifestyle issues affecting individuals with physical disabilities; and develop the next generation of biomechatronic and rehabilitation robotic engineers.
Research Areas: Biomechatronic, electromyography, rehabilitation, robotics, physical disabilities, prosthetics, wireless robotics
Biomedical and Material Multimodal Imaging Laboratory
The Biomedical and Material Multimodal Imaging Laboratory is focused on the development of innovative ways to visualize, analyze, and characterize biological tissues and synthetic materials using multimodal medical imaging devices.
Research Areas: Medical imaging system characterization, ultrasound tissue characterization, digital image processing, non-destructive evaluation techniques
Center on Access Technology
Based at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the Center on Access Technology investigates, evaluates, and reports on the most effective and efficient use of access technologies and trains individuals in their use to accelerate the widespread implementation of best practices within deaf education at the postsecondary level.
Research Areas: Classroom access technologies, captioning, text display systems, online and distance access technologies, audio and sound technologies, mobile technologies
Center for Bioscience Education and Technology (CBET)
The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology (CBET) is the Northeast region's hub for medical-related academic programs, workshops, and summer sessions for K-12 teachers and students, and customized workforce training and professional-development services for the biosciences industry.
Research Areas: Biotechnology, genomics, biomanufacturing, bioinformatics, immunology, microbiology, management of clinical trials, ultrasound, ecocardiography, fitness and exercise science, anatomical studies
Chemical Analysis Laboratory
The Chemical Analysis Laboratory performs externally funded chemical analysis projects utilizing research instrumentation and students from the Chemistry department. All projects are carried out under the supervision of the lab director with a standardized research services agreement to facilitate collaboration inside and outside of RIT.
Research Areas: Atomic Absorption, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermal Gravimetric Analysis, Differential Mechanical Analysis, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy, Rheometry, Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Devoted to solving real world problems with magnetic resonance, the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory develops hardware, algorithms, and novel resonators for magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging.
Research Areas: NMR, MRI, resonator, single-turn solenoids, tissue classification algorithm, near-surface MRI, low frequency ESR, anthropogenic objects, multispectral tissue classification and segmentation, phantoms, contrast agents, spin-lattice relaxation rate, diffusion coefficient measurement, Earth's field NMR
Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory
The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory (MVRL) at RIT is an active center for undergraduate and graduate research focused on the use of eyetracking to study visual perception, cognition, and human performance. Innovations in instrumentation and active collaborations among faculty and students from the Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Information Sciences and Technologies, Psychology, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering provide unique research opportunities for students from across campus.
Research Areas: Eye tracking, visual perception, content-based image retrieval, consumer behavior, oculomotor behavior, complex tasks
NTID Department of Research and Teacher Education
The Department of Research and Teacher Education's research program strives to improve the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people through research that can be applied in the classroom, workplace, and society.
Research Areas: Deaf, hard of hearing, access technologies, support technologies, learning environment, c-print, cochlear implants, support services, literacy