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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to biomedical engineering:

Biomedical engineering – application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.[1] Much of the work in biomedical engineering consists of research and development, spanning a broad array of subfields (see below). Prominent biomedical engineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biologicals.

What type of thing is biomedical engineering?[edit]

Biomedical engineering can be described as all of the following:

Branches of biomedical engineering[edit]

Development of devices which are used to enhance life processes, i.e. Kidney dialysis machines, Artificial heart etc
The use of engineering or physics principles to understand the performance of an organism, e.g. Gait analysis
The development and/improvement of imaging devices, e.g. X-ray, Magnetic resonance imaging
The development of sensors and data collection systems to monitor and provide feedback on human body process, such as DNA drug delivery system,
This is the developments of mechanism to regrow tissues, mostly through provision of environments in which tissues may grow, e.g. IVF treatment

History of biomedical engineering[edit]

Main article: History of biomedical engineering

General biomedical engineering concepts[edit]

Biomedical publications[edit]

Biomedical organizations[edit]

Persons influential in biomedical engineering[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Denis Enderle; Joseph D. Bronzino (2012). Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Academic Press. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-12-374979-6. 

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