launches biomedical engineering option
What do you get when you cross engineering with biology and medicine?
State-of-the-art technology and one of the hottest fields of the
early 21st Century – biomedical engineering.
A new biomedical engineering
option in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering gives students
expertise in the design of components for potentially life-saving
medical procedures. Applications include critical-care monitoring,
diagnostics, implantation and remote surgery.
medical devices – small in size, low in power and with the
ability to sense, process and control electrical signals –
will evolve and replace defective biological parts in the human
predicts Robert Bowman, professor and department head of electrical
engineering. Modern, integrated, microelectronic technology
is ideal for engineering solutions to an array of human medical
studies are usually offered at the graduate level, Bowman adds,
making RITs option for undergrads unusual. Students will
take courses in
biomedical sensors and transducers, fundamental electrophysiology,
biomedical signal processing, and biorobotics/cybernetics.
engineering department also is developing a biomedical engineering
option that will include multidisciplinary courses in electrical
engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and courses offered
through the College of Science. In industrial and systems engineering,
students study ergonomic design and predict physical and cognitive