Bio-Medical Engineering and Modern Healthcare System
When we go through the major events that shaped our history, we often hear stories of epidemics and pandemics like Black Death, Spanish Flu, HIV/AIDS, Antonine Plague to recent menace of Malaria, Brain Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya, and the list is ever growing. At the same time, we are also familiar with or at least heard from our grandparents the legendary stories of plastic surgeries in ancient India or Mummy preservation in ancient Egypt. However, post-industrial revolution, technological innovation and development has progressed rapidly and now it has become part of our everyday life. In the field of medicine and healthcare, tremendous progress has been made in terms of how the diseases are diagnosed delivery of medications, invasive and non-invasive procedures, instrumentation and measurements. Healthcare delivery is currently involves an amalgamation of diverse field such as Medical science, engineering, social sciences and psychology. Engineering is chiefly involved with designing tools such as biosensors, biomaterials, image processing and artificial intelligence. The blending of medicine and engineering gave rise to a relatively new field of Bio-Medical Engineering.
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