Bioengineering for Surgery The Critical Engineer Surgeon Interface

by Walid A. Farhat, James Drake

Bioengineering for Surgery The Critical Engineer Surgeon Interface Synopsis

Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles to address challenges in the fields of biology and medicine encompassing the principles of engineering design to the full spectrum of living systems. In surgery, recent advances in minimal invasive surgery and robotics are the culmination of the work that both engineers and surgeons have achieved in the medical field through an exciting and challenging interface. This interface rests on the medical curiosity and engineering solutions that lead eventually to collaboration and development of new ideas and technologies. Most recently, innovation by surgeons has become a fundamental contribution to medical research in the surgical field, and it is through effective communication between surgeons and biomedical engineers and promoting collaborative initiatives that translational research is possible. Bioengineering for Surgery explores this interface between surgeons and engineers and how it leads to innovation processes, providing clinical results, fundraising and prestige for the academic institution. This book is designed to teach students how engineers can fit in with their intended environment and what type of materials and design considerations must be taken into account in regards to medical ideas.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780081001233
Publication date: 29th September 2015
Author: Walid A. Farhat, James Drake
Publisher: Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 238 pages
Categories: Surgical techniques, Biomedical engineering, Medical research,

About Walid A. Farhat, James Drake

Dr Walid Farhat is a Paediatric Urologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr James Drake is the Head of Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada and is also a Professor at the University of Toronto.

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