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Ben Hanson

Dr Ben Hanson

Mechanical Engineering

020 7679 3894 (Ext.33894)

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Ben Hanson’s research involves biomedical applications of engineering, system-modelling and analysis. His research in mechatronics developed self-sensing techniques which enable force and position to be estimated from small motorised devices without the need for separate sensors.  These techniques are now being applied to create miniature devices to measure rheology (flow properties) of fluids in clinical environments, in-situ.  Dr Hanson is particularly interested in the flow properties of foods and drinks, and how they can be modified to manage disordered swallowing (“dysphagia”) which can seriously impact on health and quality of life.

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