Biomedical engineers apply engineering and scientific methods to find solutions to problems in medicine and the life sciences.
Duties & Tasks
Biomedical engineers may perform the following tasks:design new medical monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
set up and maintain medical equipment
specify equipment for particular purposes
test the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of equipment
plan data processing services and the development of associated computing programmes
analyse new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes
participate in medical or scientific procedures where biomedical skills are needed
design and deliver technology to assist people with disability
analyse and design prosthetic and orthotic devices
measure and monitor physiological systems
diagnose and interpret bioelectric data using signal processing techniques
provide computer analysis of patient-related data.
Biomedical engineers work in health care and must have a good theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, a sound understanding of medical sciences and the ability to combine the two.par Biomedical engineers usually work in multidisciplinary teams with other professionals, including anaesthetists, surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists and other medical specialists.
good communication skills
able to observe and take accurate measurements
patient and imaginative
aptitude for design
analytical and problem-solving skills.