Biomedical engineers improve the quality of people's lives and patient care by designing solutions to problems in health and medicine. Biomedical engineers may design prosthetics, artificial organs, medical devices, cutting-edge diagnostic machinery, and even software programs.
Biomedical engineers apply engineering techniques and analysis to problem-solving in medicine and the biomedical sciences. This can involve researching, designing and developing medical products and systems to maintain and enhance life - such as hearing aids, joint replacements or robotic surgical instruments. It can also involve designing or modifying equipment for clients with special needs in a rehabilitation setting, or managing the use of clinical equipment in hospitals and the community.
Biomedical engineers are employed by health services, medical equipment manufacturers and research departments or institutes. Job titles vary depending on the exact nature of the work. As well as biomedical engineer, other terms that are used are bioengineer, design engineer and clinical scientist (in a hospital setting or clinical situation).