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Biomedical Engineering: Frontier Research and Converging Technologies

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  • Describes pioneering research and advanced methods in the broad field of biomedical engineering
  • Provides biomedical engineers with a fresh look at “old” questions
  • Covers a broad range of clinically-relevant topics, including nanotechnologies, regenerative medicine, biomechanics, disease modeling, advanced diagnostics, robotic rehabilitation, and many more

Part of the book series: Biosystems & Biorobotics (BIOSYSROB, volume 9)

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This book provides readers with an integrative overview of the latest research and developments in the broad field of biomedical engineering. Each of the chapters offers a timely review written by leading biomedical engineers and aims at showing how the convergence of scientific and engineering fields with medicine has created a new basis for practically solving problems concerning human health, wellbeing and disease. While some of the latest frontiers of biomedicine, such as neuroscience and regenerative medicine, are becoming increasingly dependent on new ideas and tools from other disciplines, the paradigm shift caused by technological innovations in the fields of information science, nanotechnology, and robotics is opening new opportunities in healthcare, besides dramatically changing the ways we actually practice science. At the same time, a new generation of engineers, fluent in many different scientific “languages,” is creating entirely new fields of research that approach the “old” questions from a new and holistic angle. The book reports on the scientific revolutions in the field of biomedicine by describing the latest technologies and findings developed at the interface between science and engineering. It addresses students, fellows, and faculty and industry investigators searching for new challenges in the broad biomedical engineering fields.

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

  2. Regenerative Medicine

  3. Organ-on-Chip

  4. Biomechanics, Mechanobiology and Disease

  5. Biomedical Devices and Imaging for Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Reviews

“This edited collection of timely review papers is by multidisciplinary researchers with strong clinical links and consequently is a significant addition to the comparatively sparse, when compared to older engineering disciplines, systematic literature in the field. … Academic readers of the book should be encouraged to take account of the regulations in each hot-topic area and how these are applied to product development and clinical evaluation.” (D. J. Williams, Computing Reviews, February, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, Atlanta, USA

    Hanjoong Jo

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

    Ho-Wook Jun

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Soft Biomechanics & Biomaterials Lab, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon (KAIST), Korea (Republic of)

    Jennifer Shin

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

    SangHoon Lee

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Biomedical Engineering: Frontier Research and Converging Technologies

  • Editors: Hanjoong Jo, Ho-Wook Jun, Jennifer Shin, SangHoon Lee

  • Series Title: Biosystems & Biorobotics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21813-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-21812-0Published: 04 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-36899-3Published: 15 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-21813-7Published: 23 July 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2195-3562

  • Series E-ISSN: 2195-3570

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 511

  • Number of Illustrations: 33 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Health Informatics, Neurosciences, Molecular Medicine, Systems Biology

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