The work of engineers helps people every day. But if you want to work in a field of engineering where you can save or transform people’s lives then medical engineering is the job for you.
If you worked as an engineer in prosthetics you could make artificial limbs to replace body parts that aren't working as they should. Today, they can be so sophisticated, they allow people to take part in world class athletics.
Engineering inventions also allow us to see inside the body so doctors can diagnose if things are going wrong. An endoscope is a long tube which allows a camera to look at people’s internal organs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging allows us to learn about the brain!
All these are made by biomedical engineers who help people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Read more about careers in this area below:
He knows what you’re thinking
When Michael Chappell says he ‘knows what you’re thinking’ he’s being entirely literal. Michael looks at the ‘engineering’ in the brain to try and work out what makes us tick and to work out what we can do if something goes wrong.
The human machine
As people we're all subject to wear and tear. But who do you turn to when things go wrong? Welcome to the world of medical engineering.
Making it better
Technology has transformed healthcare beyond recognition, making quicker and more accurate diagnoses and treatment possible. We spoke to Sarah Cowan from Siemens to find out how we can now enjoy healthier and longer lives, and how you could get involved.