Using patient experiences to improve medical engineering design

Throughout the world some of the latest designs of hip joint replacements are failing in their thousands and causing health problems for the people concerned.  This project will gather the views of people who have had hip joint replacements which have failed.  It will collect and collate their stories and use them to improve the engineering design of artificial hip joints.

It will also highlight the importance of medical engineering design in investigating the hip joint failures and provide up to date information for the public, health professionals and engineers.

This is a joint project between the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering and the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre.