TRL researchers in the Life Sciences Annex
Making adjustments to a biomechanics simulator
Experimental work in the Terry Research Laboratory at UNL
In-plane biaxial biomechanical characterization testing of small intestine tissue
Removing a custom-made part from the 3D printer.
Testing video on a new laparoscopic surgical tool.
Novel sensor for measuring in situ the contractile strength of the small intestine.
Testing the function of a new laparoscopic surgical tool.
Testing a novel, remotely actuated laparoscopic video camera.
Piotr Slawinski and Alfred Tsubaki
Novel vision system to facilitate single site laparoscopic surgery.
Apparatus for simulating the radial contact force of the GI tract on a bolus.
Testing the adhesive properties of mucosa.
Laparoscopic surgical trainer.
Apparatus for quantifying video performance of surgery cameras.
Manufacturing latex components for a novel in vivo sensor.
Environmental chamber and equipment for simulating the in vivo environment of the GI tract.
Preparing test devices for implantation in live subjects.
Custom apparatus for testing the strain response of tissue to stress.
Custom apparatus for characterizing a novel sensor.
The Terry Research Laboratory is located in the Walter Scott Engineering Building (SEC) room 360 in UNL’s
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. The objectives of the TRL are to:
Solve essential biomedical challenges through exceptional research and engineering
Provide industry-relevant research opportunities for UNL engineering students
Collaborate with local primary education to enhance K12 interest in STEM
Our expertise is in:
Medical therapeutics, devices, and surgical tools
Intuitive, ambulatory biosensors
Biomechanical behavior of tissues and organs
Commercial applications of biomedical technology
Meet the researchers!
To accomplish the above objectives in these areas of expertise, the IBL has significant research and development tools for rapid prototyping, fabrication, and testing of biological materials. Through our collaboration with the UNL East Campus,
we have rich partnerships with world-class surgeons and medical personnel.