Several developed countries are facing serious problems in medical environments owing to the aging society, and extension of healthy lifetime has become a big challenge. Biomedical engineering, in addition to life sciences and medicine, can help tackle these problems. Innovative technologies concerning minimally invasive treatment, prognosis and early diagnosis, point-of-care testing, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine need to be developed to realize a healthy aging society.
This book presents cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering from materials, devices, imaging, and information perspectives. The contributors are senior members of the Research Center for Biomedical Engineering, supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. All chapters are results of collaborative research in engineering and life sciences and cover nanotechnology, materials, optical sensing technology, imaging technology, image processing technology, and biomechanics, all of which are important areas in biomedical engineering. The book will be a useful resource for researchers, students, and readers who are interested in biomedical engineering.
About the Author
Akihiro Miyauchi received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1995. He worked for Hitachi Ltd. from 1986 to 2017 and was a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, from 1995 to 1996. He has been working in semiconductor process, nanoimprint, and biomimetics. The related books were published by Jenny Stanford Publishing. Since 2018, he is a professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.Yuji Miyahara received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1985. He worked for Hitachi Ltd. from 1985 to 2002 and National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, from 2002 to 2010. Since 2010, he is a professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He has been working in the field between electronics and biotechnology for more than 35 years. Based on the semiconductor technology, he has developed several types of biosensors and sensing technologies for life science and medical fields.