Promotes engineering research in minimally invasive biomedical
technology that results in reduced risk and morbidity, lowered
healthcare costs, faster recovery, less time lost from work and
activities, and improved quality of life.
Advances four major objectives: (1) diagnosis of diseases and
disorders with minimal harm to healthy tissues, (2) diagnosis of
diseases and disorders with minimal exposure to toxic agents, (3)
treatment of illness by targeting therapies directly to the affected
site without acting on unaffected sites, and (4) monitoring physiology
and health with minimum affect on the body.
Some topics in which affiliated faculty conduct research:
Biosensors, biomedical instruments, patient monitoring equipment, and
microcomputer-based medical instruments; molecular engineering for
localized drug delivery; radiological engineering and imaging-guided
treatment; biomechanics, musculoskeletal injuries, and instruments and
devices for arthroscopic and laparoscopic surgery; rehabilitation
engineering and design for disabilities.