Bioengineering is an extensive field that focuses on the combination of engineering principles together with medical sciences in order to produce useful, precise, and economically workable medical devices and tools for the healthcare sector. Bioengineers over the globe have crafted multiple life-saving devices right from pacemakers to artificial hearts as well as heavy-duty apparatus like surgical robots, MRI, and more for the betterment of healthcare services.
The founder of the NTL group Dr. Curtis Cripe has a devoted contribution to the bioengineering industry over the decades. He is also the initiator of Crossroads Institute and feels proud about the way bioengineers have nurtured the quality of healthcare. In his version, he has focused on a few medical devices and equipment that are used widely in the medical industry.
Ultrasound and Imaging Medical Devices
MRI, an acronym for magnetic resonance imaging involves a test process using a powerful magnetic field, and high-frequency radio waves alongside a computer to generate or scan images of the inside of a human body. It is extensively used for diagnosing ailments and injuries and is highly useful to evaluate the damage of blood vessels, brain injury, bone infection, cancer tumors, and a magnitude of other diseases and wounds.
Its ultrasound is used to detect issues with organs, tissues, and vessels without having to undergo a surgical session. Given that ultrasound doesn’t use radiation, it has been the most preferred means for imaging the condition of a fetus in the term of pregnancy. According to Dr. Cripe, ultrasound, MRI, and imaging tools have made it easy and seamless to detect lethal diseases earlier and accordingly treat or manage them.
The dialysis machine is among the remarkable inventions in the field of bioengineering. It works identically to an artificial kidney which takes blood out of a person with kidney damage to eliminate excess solutes, water, and toxins from the bloodstream which passes through an array of membranes for filtering the impurities.
Needless to say that the introduction of pacemakers has been a boon for millions of heart patients to let them live a longer life. This is a tiny electrical medical tool that is placed inside the chest for controlling irregular heartbeats either too fast or too slow. Once irregular heartbeats are detected by the pacemaker, it sends a pulse to control the rhythm of the heart.
While talking about artificial organs, Dr. Curtis Cripe says it is an outcome of untiring research and trials of highly knowledgeable bioengineers and scientists specialized in tissue engineering. According to him, the artificial organ is a great breakthrough that has augmented the quality of living for people with damaged organs or tissues as it gets them back to a normal life once the organ is implanted. These days, artificial organs include the heart, liver, ear, eye, lungs, pancreas, lungs, and even ovaries.
Artificial and Bionic Prosthesis
As per medical terminology, the prosthesis is basically an artificial device, employed for replacing lost or damaged body parts including the knee, foot, or hand. With the evolving technological means and ideas nowadays prostheses are found in a wide variety of such as robotic prosthetics, bionics, myoelectric prosthetics, and more. Similar to artificial organs bionic prostheses are assisting millions of people who have lost body parts due to injury or disease. The invention of these devices has helped people to regain a certain degree of their functionality that aids them to lead a comfortable life.