Dr Matthew Pepper
Senior Lecturer in Electronics and a Consultant Clinical Scientist, Medical Physics Dept, Kent and Canterbury Hospital. His research interests are mainly in the area of Medical Instrumentation, in particular, in the fields of: Neonatology, Gait Analysis, Cardiology and Rehabilitation Engineering. Current projects include: Measurement of the development of neonatal lung function; Development of an in-shoe triaxial shear transducer utilising piezoelectric copolymer film; Development of a portable force vector visualisation system with a single camera and a matrix of triax1al transducers for use in Gait clinics; Analysis of foot pressure data using neural networks, Analysis of in-shoe step-to-step vertical force patterns; Integration of Electronic Assistive Technology for independent mobilty, communication and environmental control.
- Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
- Member and Chairman of IPSM Rehabilitation Engineering Topic Group (1989-1992)
- Member IPSM Scientific Committee (1991-1992)
- Member IPSM Scientific Steering Group (1991-1992)