Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Artificial intelligence, neural networks, lasers, optical fibre systems, x-ray diagnosis … all this and many more technical innovations like these come under the purview of Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is a discipline concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies. It is more concerned with biological, safety and regulatory issues than other forms of engineering. It may be defined as “the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field”.

Biomedical Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary and upcoming field of technology. Being an integrating medium for two dynamic professions – Medicine and Engineering, this discipline has the broad objective of assisting in the struggle against illness and disease by providing tools and techniques for research, diagnosis and treatment. It combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care. It is a branch of engineering in which knowledge and skills are developed and applied to design and solve problems in biology and medicine. Biomedical Engineers may be called upon to design instruments and devices, to bring together...

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