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Beng100chapter1 - BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Professor Mark Saltzman Chapter 1 SUMMARY Life expectancy and quality of life has

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1 BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Professor Mark Saltzman Chapter 1 SUMMARY • Life expectancy and quality of life has increased for people in most nations of the world during the last century; the development of reliable, safe, and inexpensive medical technology by biomedical engineers has played an important role in this enhancement. • Emergency rooms, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and homes contain medical instruments and products that resulted from 20 th century biomedical engineering. • Biomedical engineering is the use of application of science, mathematics, and engineering design principles to improve human health. • Human physiology is the foundational science that distinguishes biomedical engineering from other forms of engineering; throughout history, advances in our understanding of physiology has led to new biomedical engineering technology. • Biomedical engineering is growing in interest among students, and opportunities for biomedical engineers to find productive work and contribute to society are increasing
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course BENG 100 taught by Professor Marksaltzman during the Spring '08 term at Yale.

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Beng100chapter1 - BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Professor Mark Saltzman Chapter 1 SUMMARY Life expectancy and quality of life has

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