Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Biomedical Engineering Research

Code: TR-1000.0850

Programs that conduct research which focuses on the application of engineering principles to health care and the development of devices and instruments that can be used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of people with medical problems or disabilities. Examples of biomedical engineering and its subdiscipline, rehabilitation engineering, include the design and manufacture of cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, artificial limbs and joints, prosthetic blood vessels, hearing aids and other similar assistive technology devices; computer systems to monitor patients during surgery or intensive care; advanced imaging systems; computer-assisted diagnostic tools; and laser tools for use in surgery.

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