Applies knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Biotechnology Research and Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Conducts research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
- Designs and develops medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
- Teaches biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about the field through writing or consulting.
- Researches new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
- Develops models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
- Adapts or designs computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
- Diagnoses and interprets bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
- Designs and delivers technology to assist people with disabilities.
- Evaluates the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
- Manages teams of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.
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