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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic).

What do Biomedical Engineers do?

Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
The MRI, the pacemaker, artificial joints – biomedical engineers have helped make them the wonders they are today. BMEs, as they’re called, work to design, create and improve medical devices such as prosthetics, artificial organs, and bioengineered skin.


  • Engineering the Human Circulatory System
  • Oh Phalanges
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • DNA
  • Biomimicry
  • Regeneration of Broken Bones
  • Joint Replacements
  • Prosthetic Upper Limb
  • Prosthetic Hands
  • DNA and Engineering


UConn School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering