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Engineering in Medicine & Biology

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the largest professional organization of biomedical engineers in the world with over 9.000 members. EMBS has been serving the needs of biomedical engineers throughout the world since the early 1950's. Through its leadership, EMBS strives to develop new ways to serve its members with workshops, publications, conferences, and a distinguished lecture series.

IEEE EMBS aims at bridging the gap between the Engineering and the Medical domains by promoting an effective blend between technology and medicine. It is by far the largest international society for Biomedical Engineers. These two scientific variants, coupled together with the cognizance of basic social and ethical needs manifests itself to serve the humanity for a greater cause. Such a productive effort requires effective collaborations between various disciplines ranging from Biomedical instrumentation to image processing and from biomaterial/tissue engineering to medical micro/nano technologies. Such an effective heterogeneity of various multidisciplinary subjects is very much essential to nurture the budding blossoms of tomorrow with the appropriate technological fusion.


Areas of Technical Interest

EMBS members are focused on the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to provide new solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems. The field encompasses:


Diagnostic Systems

  • Conventional systems
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Imaging and other tests

Therapeutic Systems

  • Neuromuscular devices
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Cancer treatment
  • Drug delivery
  • Artificial tissues and organs

Healthcare and Bioinformation Systems

  • MIS
  • E-medicine
  • D2H2 (Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare)
  • Genomics, proteomics, and physiome
  • Tools in drug discoveries

Technologies & Methodologies

  • Biosignal processing
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Medical instrumentation and sensors
  • MEMS and nanotechnology
  • Neural engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Biorobotics
  • Biosystems modeling
  • Computational bioengineering and bioinformatics


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