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Biomedical engineering



Biomedical engineering is an area in which knowledge, methods, and techniques from engineering, mathematics, computation, physics, and chemistry are used to solve problems in biology and medicine. The main objectives of biomedical engineering are to improve knowledge about biological and biomedical systems and to develop new methods and technologies for the benefit of society. This specialty has made substantial contributions to biomedicine and the exact sciences by applying technology to solve biomedical problems. Research in this area primarily takes place at the USP Engineering School’s Biomedical Engineering Laboratory.

In its most broad sense, biomedical engineering has points of overlap with multidisciplinary knowledge areas such as medical physics, biomathematics, and medical informatics.


Lines of Research

  • Biomedical Instrumentation, Sensors, and Transducers
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Human Neurophysiology in Motor Control
  • Respiratory Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Development, Standardization, Testing, and Certification of Medical Equipment and Other Health Products
  • Biological Signal Processing
  • Analysis, Synthesis, Identification, and Control of Biological Systems and Linear and Nonlinear Biomedical Systems.