What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering (BME) encompasses a wide spectrum of activities where knowledge and tools used in traditional engineering disciplines are applied to the development of devices and systems for clinical diagnosis and therapy and to the investigation of the physiological and biological basis of human diseases. With the rise in life expectancy and the importance of the quality of life in the developed countries, there is an increasing demand for high-level health-related products and services. To meet these needs, the biomedical industry has been developing at an accelerated pace and is currently one of the leading sectors of the high-tech industries.