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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 3 • Sept. 1989

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  • Status and trends in biomedical engineering education

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):9 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    An overview of graduate and undergraduate programs is given, including a brief history of each. With respect to undergraduate studies, the issues of accreditation, department status versus option programs, employment, registration, and medical and professional school opportunities are examined. Enrollment trends are examined. A survey of biomedical engineering textbooks and a bibliography containi... View full abstract»

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  • Research directions in biomedical engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):18 - 26
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    The role of biomedical engineering and developments that affect it are outlined. Research areas that the authors believe will be of major importance at the beginning of the next century are discussed. They are: systems science and integrated biology; biomedical engineering in the cardiovascular system; biomaterials (metals, ceramics, and polymers); artificial organs; instrumentation and sensors; m... View full abstract»

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  • The medical device industry and the biomedical engineer: current status and future trends

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):27 - 32
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    The role of new and existing technology in the development of medical devices is examined. The impact of competition and economic and regulatory pressures is assessed. The identification of clinical needs is discussed. These include the needs to reduce liability, find less invasive alternatives to surgery, improve the quality of life, and prevent disease. Career opportunities are considered in som... View full abstract»

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  • Regulatory and other public policy issues

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):33 - 40
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    Regulatory and other public policy issues in the future of biomedical engineering, as they relate to the development and use of medical devices, are discussed. At the federal level, agencies that directly influence the application of medical technology include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with its clinical trials and premarket and regulatory authority, and the Health Care Financing Admi... View full abstract»

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  • Chaos theory for the biomedical engineer

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):41 - 45
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    A brief introduction to chaos theory is provided. Definitions of chaos and attributes of chaos and fractals are discussed. Several general examples are examined, and fractals are introduced with a brief look at the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. Biomedical examples of chaotic behaviour and fractals are presented.<> View full abstract»

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  • Biological effects of power frequency electric and magnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):46 - 47
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    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has made an analysis of six recent major scientific committee reports dealing with the biological effects of exposure to electric and magnetic fields associated with electric power distribution and utilization. The conclusions drawn from these committee reports are presented in this summary.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering and the law-the wages of sin: preventing punitive damages

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):50 - 51
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    The author discusses the common themes in several recent cases holding medical device manufacturers liable for punitive damages. He points out that current medical device design and manufacturing standards prevent clearly dangerous products from staying in the marketplace, creating the legal expectation that devices should be risk-free. A court that expects devices to be risk-free may misunderstan... View full abstract»

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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