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International Journal of Design Engineering
International Journal of Design Engineering


Special Issue on: "Biomedical Engineering Design"

Guest Editor:
Anthony Crabbe, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Biomedical engineering is a fast emerging field which is drawing together disciplinary approaches found in engineering, medicine and the life sciences in the interests of improved healthcare provision. The aims of this special issue are to look at how engineering methods and methodologies are applied in the biomedical field and to consider what kind of new disciplinary insights are acquired by both engineers and clinicians.

Of particular interest will be new equipment designed for diagnosis, monitoring and therapeutic uses. The equipment design is also likely to involve the investigation of new synthetic materials, which may offer uses beyond the clinical. The proving of these designs may also set new challenges for demonstrating product efficacy, particularly in respect of winning medical device accreditation for novel concepts. The editors therefore invite the submission of papers that will illustrate and expand these themes for the benefit of all those engaged in this field, including engineers, clinicians, bioengineers and quality assurance experts.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design of new medical devices, including disposable ones
  • Design of new surgical equipment and associated surgical processes
  • Design of new medical monitoring equipment
  • Design of new medical imaging and diagnostic equipment
  • Design of new bionic devices and prostheses
  • Design of new patient-managed healthcare products and systems
  • Design of artificial organs using synthetic materials
  • Design of new inorganic materials for biomedical applications
  • Adaption of biomedical materials for non-clinical applications
  • Methods for improving the management of biomedical engineering
  • Methods for testing and proving medical device efficacy

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 November, 2014

Notification to authors: 9 January, 2015

Final versions due by: 16 March, 2015