Biomedical engineering is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. This is evident throughout healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and has entered the public conscience though the proliferation of implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers and artificial hips, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering and the 3-D printing of biological organs. Engineering itself is an innovative field, the origin of ideas leading to everything from automobiles to aerospace, skyscrapers to sonar. Biomedical engineering focuses on the advances that improve human health and health care at all levels.
Biomedical engineers differ from other engineering disciplines that have an influence on human health in that biomedical engineers use and apply an intimate knowledge of modern biological principles in their engineering design process. Aspects of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science and engineering are all integrated with human biology in biomedical engineering to improve human health, whether it be an advanced prosthetic limb or a breakthrough in identifying proteins within cells.
There are many sub disciplines within biomedical engineering, including the design and development of active and passive medical devices, orthopedic implants, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, tissue and stem cell engineering, and clinical engineering, just to name a few.
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biomedical engineering is just like a tree with many branches. There arguably more carrier choices attached to it.
Bioinstrumentation involves designing and developing tools and equipment that are used to diagnose and treat diseases. Most of these technologies are advanced electronic devices that function cooperatively with a computer.
Biomaterials professionals are tasked with designing and developing materials that are suitable for use within the human body. These implant materials must be completely safe for patients, and that means the absence of carcinogenic properties and toxins. Implant materials also need to be structurally sound so that they can last a lifetime and chemically stable and inert. Some biomaterials make use of living cells for better assimilation into body.
This sub-field deals with the body's movements. Engineers who specialize in biomechanics focus on designing and developing products that aid with motion within the body. Artificial heart valves and joint replacements are examples of biomedical products that assist with the flow of blood and motor functions, respectively.
Cellular, Tissue, and Genetic Engineering
Biomedical professionals who specialize in this area work on the microscopic level to find solutions for bigger problems. Concentrating on cellular activity makes it easier to understand the progression of diseases and develop ways to remedy or halt them before it's too late.
Clinical engineers find uses for medical products in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They work alongside physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel to help them implement and operate the technologies.
Biomedical engineers who work in medical imaging design and develop devices that allow healthcare professionals to see inside the human body.
Orthopedic bioengineers design and develop products that deal with the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. These products mainly comprise of implants that assist with movement. The implants may work in conjunction with the surrounding tissues, or they may completely replace certain bones, muscles, joints, or ligaments.
The primary focus of these engineers is to design and develop prosthetics so that people can regain normal function in damaged body parts.
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Hmmm, I'm so highly impressed at this write-up, and it even gets better on the second post.
Sir, if this were to be a project research, and I were to be your project supervisor, it's a sure A grade for you my man.
We'll, that's just by the way, and on a lighter note, but, it doesn't take away the fact that this is a first-class writing.
Along the line as I read in-between the lines, i am reminded about my own course of study. I studied Polymer and Textile Engineering, it's a course that's not too common to a large few.
Another word for polymer is plastic, lol. So sometimes, when students who are in the know wants to make jest of us, they call us "waterproof" engineering.
Now my point. Polymer is plastic like I said and it has no connection to electricity, to a large number of people then and even me, but as I progressed along my study, I got to know that the polymer which are seen as strictly for insulators can also be used as conductors too, you might not believe but, we even had a course then titles conducting polymers.
Now the point again is that we have now been taught about the connections between medicine and engineering, it's a beautiful one, and like I said earlier a first-class one.
**Don't be a good student and a bad teacher.**
Well said bro...
Wow, this is incredible! So educative and so engaging. I have never heard of that aspect of engineering before, but thanks to you, I can't say something about it in public now.
Trust you must be an engineer. Thanks for sharing this piece really! And if you have more, please don't hesitate to pass on the knowledge.