>>>Introduction to Biomedical Engineering from Yale :

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This is a collection of free video lectures by Mark Saltzman of Yale, hosted on the Academic Earth website. He covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. His lectures serve as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for science and non-science majors.

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Selection Biomedical Engineering  Search Areas :


> 1.Advanced Computing in Medicine
> 2.Biomechanics and Rehabilitation engineering:
> 3.Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering
> 4.Tissue engineering
> 5.Drug Delivery System
> 6.Biomedical Nanotechnology
> 7.Biomedical Sensors
> 8.Signal Processing
> 9.Image Processing
> 12.Neuroengineering
> 13.Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
> 14.Neuroengineering
> 15.Regenerative Medicine
> 16.Personalized Medicine

> 17.Modern Medical Device


Biomedical Engineering Areas:

It is clear that bioengineers  for the future  will have tremendous impact on the quality of human life. The full potential of this specialty is difficult to imagine. Typical pursuits include the following:

1.   Development  of improved  species of plants and animals for food production
2.   Invention  of new medical diagnostic tests for diseases
3.    Production of synthetic vaccines from clone cells
4.    Bioenvironmental engineering  to protect  human,  animal,  and  plant  life from toxicants  and pollutants
5.    Study of protein-surface interactions
6.    Modeling  of the growth kinetics of yeast and hybridoma  cells
7.    Research in immobilized enzyme technology
8.   Development  of therapeutic proteins  and monoclonal antibodies

The term biomedical engineering appears to have the most comprehensive  meaning. Biomedical engineers  apply electrical,  chemical,  optical, mechanical,  and other  engineering  principles  to  understand, modify,  or  control  biological  (i.e.,  human  and animal) systems. Biomedical engineers working  within  a hospital  or clinic are more properly  called clinical engineers,  but this theoretical  distinction  is not  always observed  in  practice,  and  many  professionals  working  within  U.S. hospitals  today continue  to be called biomedical engineers.

The  breadth   of  activity  of  biomedical   engineers  is  significant.  The  field  has moved from being concerned  primarily with the development of medical devices in the 1950s and 1960s to include a more wide-ranging  set of activities. The  field of biomedical  engineering  now  includes  many  new  career areas.

These areas include;

1.   Application  of engineering  system analysis (physiologic modeling,  simulation, and control  to biological problems
2.    Detection,  measurement, and monitoring of physiologic signals (i.e., biosensors and biomedical instrumentation)
3.    Diagnostic interpretation via signal-processing techniques  of bioelectric data
4.   Therapeutic and    rehabilitation   procedures    and    devices   (rehabilitation engineering)
5.    Devices for replacement  or augmentation of bodily functions (artificial organs)

6.    Computer analysis of patient-related data  and  clinical  decision  making  (i.e., medical informatics  and artificial intelligence)
7.    Medical imaging; that is, the graphical display of anatomic detail or physiologic function
8.    The creation  of new biologic products  (i.e., biotechnology and tissue engineering)

Typical pursuits of biomedical engineers include:

1.    Research in new materials for implanted  artificial organs
2.    Development of new diagnostic instruments  for blood analysis
3.    Writing software for analysis of medical research data
4.    Analysis of medical device hazards for safety and efficacy
5.    Development of new diagnostic imaging systems
6.    Design of telemetry systems for patient  monitoring
7.    Design of biomedical sensors
8.    Development of expert systems for diagnosis and treatment of diseases
9.    Design of closed-loop  control  systems for drug administration
10.   Modeling of the physiologic systems of the human body
11.   Design of instrumentation for sports medicine
12.   Development of new dental materials
13.   Design of communication aids for individuals with disabilities
14.   Study of pulmonary  fluid dynamics
15.   Study of biomechanics of the human body
16.   Development  of material to be used as replacement  for human skin

Source: Bronzino ,John D.Enderle et al.,Introduction to Biomedical Engineering.

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