The pace of technological progress has been very slow for most of human history. In the past, a person could have lived a lifetime without witnessing any significant changes in terms of tech advancement. Men of those times used surreal explanations for everyday natural phenomena encountered in their daily life, they lived in a realm of myth or supernatural interventions.
Now, an observer of our time witnesses radical changes over a short period of time in the field of technology. In some areas, these radical changes can occur in under 10 year period of time. One of these areas is the medical engineering or biomedical engineering, a multidisciplinary domain that generates activities with a clear understanding of how the human subject functions when it is healthy, sick or injured.
Joint replacement, pacemaker, medical imaging systems, survival, medical robots and medical lasers are just some examples of the results of medical engineering activity.
Enjoy the following presentation on Biomedical Engineering performed by W. Mark Saltzman, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Physiology at Yale University.