Title: Biomedical engineering: a brief survey into current challenges and a proposed research roadmap

Authors: Gehan Abouelseoud

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to direct the readers' attention to the main challenges facing some of the most active research areas in biomedical engineering. These include brain machine interface (BMI), telemedicine, biomedical microrobotics, virtual experimentation and comfortable vehicles' design. Moreover, the paper discusses some research directions that can be pursued to overcome these challenges in the near future.

Keywords: biomedical engineering; brain machine interface; microrobots; ANN; artificial neural networks; robots; robotics; biomedicine; research roadmaps; telemedicine; biomedical microrobotics; virtual experimentation; comfortable vehicles; vehicle design; R&D; research and development; healthcare technology; healthcare management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2012.048971

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.13 No.1/2/3, pp.1 - 31

Available online: 05 Sep 2012

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