The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Since 1963, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has been working to advance medicine and biology through the application of engineering sciences and technology. Biomedical engineers take principles from applied science (including mechanical, electrical, chemical and computer engineering) and physical sciences (including physics, chemistry and mathematics) and apply them to biology and medicine. EMBS has over 10,000 members from everywhere and every walk of life.
One area of specialty for biomedical engineers is sports medicine. Sports medicine is a growing field, uniting biomedical engineers with sports medicine professionals; allowing the field to advance in materials with the creation of ergonomic prosthetics with biocompatible materials, monitoring systems for recovering injuries, mechanical bracing apparatus for weak joints, rehabilitation devices, and more. Biomedical engineers may lend their expertise in determining the mechanical causes of sport injuries to support the development of sports safety equipment and devices.
The IEEE EMBS Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems Technical Committee is comprised of members interested in promoting the field of wearable and implantable body sensors within the biomedical community. The Society is co-sponsoring the 12th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2015). The Conference will address Body Sensor Network research and offer participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions for sensors, communications, algorithms, systems, and applications.
The IEEE EMBS has a mentor program for students and others interested in the biomedical engineering profession. Open to all EMBS members, the mentor program gives participants access to experienced mentors who can provide valuable career guidance and advice, and contribute to their professional and personal development. Participants in the program will gain valuable insights from graduate students studying toward a degree in biomedical engineering or experienced biomedical engineering professionals working in the field.