Biomedical Engineering: Technologies to Improve Health
The discipline of biomedical engineering lies at the forefront of the medical revolution. Advances in biomedical engineering are accomplished through interdisciplinary activities that integrate the physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences with engineering principles in order to study biology, medicine, and behavior.
Examples of research that might be conducted by a biomedical engineer include:
- The design and development of viable replacement tissues that are biologic rather than synthetic, as well as implantable artificial materials
- Automated technologies for patient testing and care
- Medical imaging systems
- Biological sensors capable of monitoring blood chemistry or environmental toxins or hazards
- Biomechanics of injury or wound healing
- Prosthetic development
- Novel systems for drug screening and development
The goal of bioengineering is to promote biomedical advances to diagnose and treat disease and to prolong a healthy and productive life.
Last Updated On 12/22/2006