Learning at All Ages

Director's Message

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a research institute within the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Founded in 1965 as the "Bio-Engineering Institute", the Institute has evolved to become a world renowned, multi-disciplinary research unit involved in a broad spectrum of activities in biomedical engineering. The Institute's mandate is to further education, research and community service in biomedical engineering.

The Institute houses five full time research faculty, twelve support staff, and many graduate students. The Institute is a focal point for biomedical engineering research at UNB and provides facilities and resources to support faculty and students. This group investigates a broad range of topics, all related to designing systems and equipment that meet human physical requirements or medical needs.

The Institute has a Policy Board of twenty members from seven different faculties on the UNB campus, and an Advisory Council of fourteen members.

The IBME has provided a Clinical Engineering program for New Brunswick hospitals since 1972. This service has evolved to satisfy our provincial health care needs and currently focuses on consultation and inspection services for health care facility new construction and renovation activities. R&D of multi-function prostheses

Since 1982, the Institute has provided a limb fitting service for clients throughout Atlantic Canada. Our New Brunswick Limb Deficiency Clinic offers state-of-the-art upper-limb prosthetic hardware and a multidisciplinary team based approach providing novel solutions to myoelectric prosthetic fittings. The clinic team is also involved in providing clinical services to non-amputees with complex upper-limb pathologies.

I hope you find the information on our website informative and useful.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Kevin Englehart