Term Biomedical Engineering Research
Code TR-1000.0850
Definition Programs that conduct research which focuses on the application of engineering principles to health care and the development of devices and instruments that can be used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of people with medical problems or disabilities. Examples of biomedical engineering and its subdiscipline, rehabilitation engineering, include the design and manufacture of cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, artificial limbs and joints, prosthetic blood vessels, hearing aids and other similar assistive technology devices; computer systems to monitor patients during surgery or intensive care; advanced imaging systems; computer-assisted diagnostic tools; and laser tools for use in surgery.
Created 2/14/07
Changed 8/8/07
Use References Rehabilitation Engineering Research
See Also References Artificial Organs (LT-0750)
Assistive Technology Equipment (LH-0600)
Assistive Technology Equipment Provision Options (LH-0650)
Assistive Technology Information (LH-2700.0500)
Assistive Technology Training (LH-2700.0600)
Biomedical Engineering (LV-1000)
Evaluation for Assistive Technology (LF-4900.1900)
Pacemakers (LT-6500)
External Classification Terms Biomedical Engineering Research (NPC H03.02)
Biomedicine & Bioengineering Research (NTE H92)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (USA OT-600)
Research & Information (Health) (UW 2.4.03.01)
Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis (U) (NTE U05)
Related Concepts Disabilities
Physical Disabilities
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Comments
Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Biomedical Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos262.htm (visited May 05, 2004).

“Frequently Asked Questions: Biomedical Engineering”, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, http://www.bmen.tulane.edu/BMEFAQ/index.html NOTE: this document is no longer available.

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