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Biomedical Engineer

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By: Colleen Urbina Biomedical Engineering What does a biomedical engineer do? Biomedical Engineering is applying the engineering principles and material technology to healthcare to benefit society. Neural Engineering If you decide to be a biomedical engineer, here are some things you can do!(: biomedical electronics
biomechatronics
bioinstrumentation
biomaterials
biomechanics
bionics
cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering
clinical engineering
medical imaging
orthopaedic bioengineering
rehabilitation engineering
systems physiology
bionanotechnology
neural engineering Biomedical Electronics Biomechatronics Bioinstrumentation Biomaterials Biomechanics Bionics Cellular, Tissue And Genetic Engineering Clinical Engineering Medical Imaging Orthopaedic Bioengineering Rehabilitation Engineering Systems Physiology Bionanotechnology These people work closely with nurses, technicians and other hospital staff who use the medical electronics/equipment. They assure safe operation of the equipment as well as repair the equipment. Some of the electronics used are: infusion pumps, electronic thermometers, CT and MRI imaging systems, cardiac catherization suites, heart lung bypass machines, dialysis machines. Sometimes a BMET (biomedical electronicist) can specialize in a certain area of the hospital such as sleep labs, GI labs, and radiation oncology departments Biomechatronics combine computer controlled mechanical elements into the human body for therapy and augmentation. (enlarging something) Also known as Prosthetics. Biomechatronicists' research focuses on three areas: analyzing human motions, interfacing electronics with humans, and advanced prosthetics. If you're creating biomechatronic devices, you MUST understand how humans move and how the technology would fit into the human along with all the mechanics of the machine. Bioinstrumentation is the use of bioelectronical instruments for the recording or transmission of physiological information. Biomedical devices are a combination of biology, sensors, interface electronics, micro controllers, and computer programming. To do this, you should be familiar with biology, optics, mechanics, mathematics, electronics, chemistry, and computer sciences. bioinstrumentation teams gather engineers and turn devices into a more productive input with everybody's input. Bibliography http://www.prospects.ac.uk/biomedical_engineer_job_desciption.htm
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https://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2009b/091025GeddesObit.html "A biomaterial is any material, natural or man-made, that compromises whole or part of a living structure or biomedical device which performs, augments, or replaces a natural function. Biomaterials must be compatible with thee body, and there are often issues of biocompatibility which must be resolved before the product can be placed on the market or used in a clinical setting."

-Metallurgy For Dummies Biomechanics is basically studying the way biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs and cells function and their structures by the means of mechanics. Bionics is the study of how humans and animals perform certain tasks and solve certain problems, and of the application of the findings to the design of electronic devices and mechanical parts. "Tissue engineering is the ability to generate living tissue ex vivo for replacement or therapeutic applications through materials development, biochemical manipulations, cell culture, and genetic engineering." -Rochester
So, it's making tissue to put in the body and act like living tissue Clinical engineering is responsible primarily for applying and using medical technology for healthcare delivery. their roles include training and supervising biomedical equipment technicians. They serve as consultants for hospital staff: physicians, administrators. They also advise medical device producers. Medical Imaging is exactly what it sounds like! It's taking pictures of the human body and used for education and medical purposes. "Orthopaedic bioengineering is the application of engineering and computational mechanics to understand the function of bones, joints and muscles, and for the design of artificial joint replacements." - Johns Hopkins University
They study the joints, natural and artificial, to help make their own replacements for the human body. "Rehabilitation Engineering is the design of prosthetics and home, workplace, and transportation modifications to enhance of the capabilities and quality of life of individuals with physical and cognitive impairments." -Johns Hopkins University (desinging prosthetics) c; Systems physiology is pretty much the viewing and studying of the human body. Every function and move it makes, has been noted and recorded at some time and a systems physiologist will study every part of the human body, where it is, what it does, what affects it, EVERYTHING. If you break up "bionanotechnology", it sounds like biology and nanotechnolgy. Bionanotechnology is the combination of biology and nanotechnology, which is putting small microscopic technology into the body. A bionanotechnologist uses physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Neural engineering uses engineering to fix, understand, modify, repair, replace, or enhance the neural system. The neural system refers to the nervous system. in case you didn't know, is what helps you DO things. Education Requirements When it comes to biomedical engineering, you can be a biomedical engineer with different degrees from a bachelors degree all the way up to a masters or a Ph. D.
For the more education you go through, the more money you will make. Job Hunting
Here is a list of companies that hire biomedical engineers: Accellent
Baxter Healthcare
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
DFine
Exponent Inc.
Farm Design Inc
Genzyme
Microsoft
Snapfish Scheduling A biomedical engineer can have almost any shift they want. They can choose from first, second, and third shifts to work. As a worker in the medical field, the person can be called to come in at outrageous times for emergencies. They generally have good vacation days (2 paid weeks out of the year. Generally a biomedical engineer can have one or two days off in the week. Places A biomedical Engineer can work in various places. They can work in research centers or they can work in hospitals, they can work in offices, and they can work for companies. Clothes!!!!! The clothes you can wear are...anything! You (obviously) have to be professional-looking but, generally you can add your own style. Unless your company requires dress code. Then you have to wear dress code. BUT otherwise, you can have your own style. You can wear a lab coat if you'd like to c': Tools Some of the tools Biomedical Engineers use are:
computers
microscopes
incubators (containers)
cyrogenic equipment
cameras
lasers Wasting Away Your Day "Daily, Biomedical Engineers design prosthetic limbs, and artificial organs or regenerate tissue. They create drug formulations, drug pharmaceuticals or collect and analyze biological date among other work." -CNN And obviously they have way too much time on their hands.... NOTE: this can also mean that since they had enough time to do all of that, why wouldn't you? Being a biomedical engineers, you can have enough time to make awful videos and post them on youtube....just a thought One Thing Nobody Likes: Bosses -_- Like everybody else, Biomedical Engineers have bosses. They are human after all(: Biomedical Engineers will have a boss unless they are a self-sufficient biomedical engineer, where they don't have bosses...and might possibly starve to death because they don't have a secure pay...ANYWAYS. A biomedical engineer's boss will be the people who own the company the biomedical engineer works for and the people under them, who are above the biomedical engineer. The head of the company will map out goals they want to achieve in the biomedical engineering field and try to get their employees to accomplish them. Teamwork!<3 Biomedical Engineers work with other biomedical engineers (who are in the same specialization of course) and they will help each other out when they do Biomedical Engineering things, previously listed. Staying In One Place A biomedical engineer will keep their work at work. They can think about ideas for their job at home but that would be like a McDonald's worker thinking about chicken nuggets at home...it just doesn't happen. The Biomedical Engineer will keep their work in the office or lab (Depending where they work)
The work is researching, analyzing, studying, creating new ideas. They design mechanical things and apply it to the human body in ways that benefit it. From x-rays to a prosthetic leg. Annual Salary $86,960 -median* *They can make up to $139,450 annually or as low as $52,600 annually. Are You Ready For It? Unfortunately, you can't have this job yet. Don't worry, neither can I. You would have to go to college and get an education in Biomedical Engineering. At the very least, you would need a Bachelors Degree. You can go all the way up to a Ph.D if you want to (you could make more money wink wink c;) How Devoted Are You? To classes and homework, I personally would put 9 hours a day every day into getting my education to be a Biomedical Engineer..........more or less. AT MOST i would put in 10 years of my life. If i haven't succeeded by then, i'll chose an easier career. Me Well....personally, I want to be a bionanotechnologist. To attain that, I would need a PhD in Bionanotechnology. "Would you consider taking a lower level position for which you do qualify and studying part time in order to advance?" YES. 'lower level positions are like internships. Internships = money. While I'm making money, should i be studying? Yeah. So, yes- I would definitely consider it. "How will you support yourself while attending school? Will you need loans? Will you need to work part-time? Will you need to study part-time? All of the above. I'd get as many loans as i qualify for AFTER getting as many scholarships as possible. I'm broke, I can't pay for college easily. I would probably have to work part-time to make ends meet. That
means it would cut back on my study
time but I can live with that. Meet James J. Collins BACKGROUND Born June 26, 1965. Male, 48
years old. He was a teacher.
He received many awards for
what he did, he's a biomedical
engineer. so let's see what
he's famous for.... * FAME * James J. Collins is famous for reprogramming organisms. The organisms he's programming is Bacteria. He changes the bacteria so they perform different tasks. Those tasks can be attacking tumors and guiding stem cells. Mr. Collins is very important when it comes to antibiotics because he comes up with new ways to keep us healthy! :D His inventions and programming can lead to better antibiotics, cheaper drugs, and greener fuels. He founded a field called synthetic biology, which he works in. Meet Leslie A. Geddes Background: Born May 24, 1921. Died
October 25, 2009. He was 88 when he died. He was born in Scotland and he died in Indiana.
He graduated from McGill University & Baylor College of Medicine. * FAMOUS * Leslie A. Geddes is famous for teaching biomedical engineers. He was an outstanding teacher who helped build the people who make our lives simpler today. Because of Mr. Geddes, hundreds of biomedical engineers were prepared for life's challenges. Geddes won the IEEE Edison medal and was elected to the National Academy Of Engineering among other accomplishments, those were just a few. The End(:
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