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SBM has extensive expertise in system conceptual design and modeling. These tasks include, but are not limited to: abstract concept studies and feasibility analysis, requirements definition, cost analysis, cost-performance tradeoffs, regulatory compliance, preliminary planning, and the evaluation of alternative technical approaches.   SBM scientists and engineers use modeling, and computer-aided design tools such as COMSOL®, MATLAB®, and LabVIEW®, to evaluate system design concepts. and experiment with new approaches.  SBM has completed studies in the areas of:

  • Analysis and modification of surface properties of an injection molded device for clinical hematology.
  • Exploration of new concepts for device design and manufacturability for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
  • An Infrared (IR) bolometer feasibility and concept development
  • Feasibility  and concept development of a Bluetooth-compatible “lost and found” RFID tag  application
  • Feasiblity   analysis, concept development, prototype development and commercialization of   a continuous in vivo biosensor for detecting and monitoring biochemical of   interest with an aptamer-functionalized electrochemical sensor
  • Benchtop   proof-of-concept of sample handling for rapid detection with an   antibody-based biosensor
  • Modelling  and test of a fully implantable hearing aid system