Tuesday, May 24, 2022
HomeHealthRole of Engineers in Medical Technology

Role of Engineers in Medical Technology

Advertisements
Advertisements

Engineers can play a significant role in the development of medical technology. They have contributed tremendously to advancing various medical devices and technologies such as biomechanics and tissue engineering. Biomedical engineers are an essential and core part of the healthcare system.

Hospitals, research labs and care centres constantly need their expertise to manufacture, maintain and innovate medical devices. Not only that, but the rules of Newtonian mechanics and material sciences can successfully be applied to biological processes and systems.

This applied science has brought about significant developments in prosthetics and orthotics and helped improve the lifestyles of many amputees and paraplegic people. So, if you’re not a mechanical engineer, you might want to go through specific online certification courses for mechanical engineers to brush up on the basics of mechanics.

Advertisements

Role of Engineers in Medical Technology

An engineer can take on such a diverse range of roles and responsibilities in healthcare. From engineering for medical specialities such as cardiology, oncology and neurosurgery to disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment and engineering for allied health specialities to dental specialities, engineers are everywhere in healthcare. Do check out certificate courses on medical technology if you’re interested in this area.

Below are a few broad areas in healthcare that are dependent on engineers to function smoothly:

Medical Equipment

This is a manufacturing area that is reliant on engineers. Biomedical engineers and medical technologists apply their expertise and conduct in-depth research to develop, design and manufacture a range of medical devices from EEG MRI machines to prosthetics and pacemakers. Engineers in healthcare are responsible for manufacturing these devices and innovating and solving problems at a progressively efficient rate. Without engineering expertise, the development from crutches to near life-like prosthetic limbs wouldn’t have been possible.

Advertisements

Medical supplies

Engineers in healthcare are also responsible for researching medical supplies such as syringes, walkers and surgical instruments. The problem-solving skills of engineers to optimally manufacture these supplies, ensure quality audits and reduce costs with cutting edge technology and waste reduction.

Healthcare systems

Where anything needs manufacturing, building and finding solutions, there’s an engineer. Engineers in healthcare are directly involved in medicine and the construction of healthcare facilities, designing cooling and thermodynamic systems, etc. They also make sure industry standards and healthcare providers follow national regulations at all times.

Biotechnology

Biomedical engineering is an exciting area where cutting edge technologies like biomechanics for prosthetics and orthotics, tissue engineering for bioprinting and mechanobiology for effective drug delivery, sometimes using nanobots, are being developed and improved upon we speak. This involves innovation, design, quality control and years of research conducted by dedicated biomedical engineers.

Advertisements

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical companies employ engineers to perfect the manufacturing process through machine repair and maintenance. They are also responsible for the operation, process design and quality control.

Health Informatics

Patient data piles up on healthcare records of hospitals and research labs every day. Data science is essential to maintain, store, and analyse this data. Proper information systems and predictive analysis are necessary to find technological solutions to human pathologies.

Advertisements
Geeta Kumar
Geeta Kumar
Geeta Kumar is Our Digital Media Specialist at Spot News 18. She Manages our Digital Media Account Globally. She loves to be connected on Social Media.

Related News

LATEST NEWS

TMKOC: Dayaben Will Return In The Show, Asit Kumar Modi Confirms

For decades, the famous small-screen serial 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' (TMKOC) has entertained the audience. The show's character has made a special place...

Matke Ka Pani Benefits: Drink Water From The Pot Instead Of The Fridge

Matke Ka Pani Benefits: In the scorching heat, cold water gives great relief to the body. But often people drink cold water from the...

Scooty slipped once or twice in Phulera, got hurt, said Panchayat’s Rinki

After watching the first season of Panchayat, the biggest reason for waiting for its second season was Rinki, the daughter of Pradhan. This is...

‘Identity of Qutub Minar cannot be changed’, ASI opposes Hindu side’s plea

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has opposed the petition filed by the Hindu side demanding worship at Qutub Minar. The ASI has said in...

US Navy Spotted Spherical UFO Over Sea, Then Disappeared

Spherical UFO: UFOs have always been debated whether they happen or not. Recently, during a hearing in the US Parliament, it was told that...

STAY CONNECTED

1FansLike
0FollowersFollow
363FollowersFollow
137FollowersFollow