Bio Medical Engineering
Biomedical engineers combine their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices to develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems. That is, biomedical engineers try to answer medical challenges by helping design and develop new equipment or methods.
Biomedical engineers help develop a wide variety of medical instruments and devices. For example, the heart-lung machine takes over the body's job of pumping and oxygenating the blood during surgery. Special lasers are used in delicate eye surgery. Sonar, or sound waves, can be used to measure diseased organs and detect tumors. Tiny radio transmitters that send out signals about changes in body temperature, internal bleeding, and digestion can be worn or swallowed.
Biomedical engineers also work to improve equipment, such as artificial limbs, heart valves, and kidney machines. They contribute to the development of such devices as heart pacemakers, which can be implanted in a patient's body to improve the heart's functioning. Read more: Biomedical Engineer
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