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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.

Organizations:

UConn School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering

http://www.bme.uconn.edu

References:

CNN Money- Biomedical Engineering

Bureau of Labor and Statistics- Biomedical Engineering