Economical & Societal Impact

The goal of developing biomedical sensing devices has been to aid the diagnosis of diseases and the detection of various biomedical phenomena. Interaction between biomedical engineers and medical doctors has become part of the development process. Once these devices are adopted by the practice of medical doctors and hospitals, decisions have to be taken to incorporate them in a more general health care system. At this stage, in addition to the medical requirements, insurance policies and budget constraints come into play.

In addition to the pharmaceutical achievements, the appearance of various electronic biomedical devices brings more options to sustain and improve human lives. As many monitoring devices become smaller and smarter, the healthcare can take advantage of technological progress. For example, with appropriate mobile health monitoring, many patients or elder people can stay home and remain active, which not only can contribute to the convenience of individual lifestyles but can also impact the healthcare industry.