The founder and CEO of Atheenapandian private limited DR.Atheena Milagi Pandian gave a presentation on Innovations of biomedical technology. In the presentation, he presented about the past, current and future innovations of biomedical technology. Nowadays biomedical engineers plays an important role in innovating many number of biomedical equipments. Also the biomedical engineers plays more number of roles like servicing the equipments, they might design software to run medical equipment or computer simulations to test new drug therapies.
He explained how the medical equipments innovated in 1970s. Health care was a critical concern in America in the 1970s. Although the medical and health industries grew rapidly during the decade to become second only to the military in size and cost, many Americans still lacked access to basic health care. Technological advances in other industries made their way into the medical field, resulting in revolutionary devices such as computerized axial tomography (CAT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. These and other scientific breakthroughs helped improve medical care and extended the lives of many people.
He also presented the innovations in biomedical equipments in 20th century. New discoveries in biochemistry and physiology opened the way for more precise diagnostic tests and more effective therapies, and spectacular advances in biomedical engineering enabled the physician and surgeon to probe into the structures and functions of the body by noninvasive imaging techniques such as ultrasound (sonar), computerized axial tomography (CAT), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). With each new scientific development, medical practices of just a few years earlier became obsolete.
In the 20th century, ongoing research concentrated on the nature of infectious diseases and their means of transmission. Increasing numbers of pathogenic organisms were discovered and classified. Some, such as the rickettsias, which cause diseases like typhus, are smaller than bacteria; some are larger, such as the protozoans that engender malaria and other tropical diseases. The smallest to be identified were the viruses, producers of many diseases, among them mumps, measles, German measles, and polio.
There was still little to be done for the victims of most infectious organisms beyond drainage, poultices, and ointments, in the case of local infections, and rest and nourishment for severe diseases. The search for treatments was aimed at both vaccines and chemical remedies. Thus he inculcate the students about innovations of biomedical equipments and to know more about the importance of improvising skills regarding innovations.