Biomedical Engineering

I’ve always held an interest for the medical community, and in particular, how technology and health are working together today. Earlier, I talked about 3D printing, and how we’re using Bioink to print heart valves, livers, and other organs (this is doing wonders for those on the organ donor list). But biomedical engineering is a whole new beast. In technical terms, biomedical engineering applies the principles of engineering to the medical field. Through biomedical engineering, we’ve been able to create prosthetics, robots for laser surgery and laser surgery, systems to monitor vital signs, implanted organ devices (such as insulin pumps and pascemakers), and kidney dialysis. These are just a few of the wonderful things made possible by biomedical engineering. The history of this is nothing new. “Ear trumpets” were a popular hearing aid device in the early 20th The skills needed to be a biomedical engineer are mind blowing. Not only do you have to be well-versed in electronic, mechanical, and biological engineering, but they also have to know cardiology, physiology, and biology. That’s a lot of school! Biomedical engineers are important to furthering the development of useful medical technology for millions of people.



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