-Engineering Your Health

-Engineering Your Health

GE1320 Engineering Your Health

Dr. SHI, Peng
Office: P6423, x9529
Email: pengshi@cityu.edu.hk

the health and
healthcare related technologies
that help to improve the quality
of life.
living systems with
basic concepts and tools of
science and engineering.

professional, social
and ethical responsibilities of
in health engineering.


Images from Google search

Health and Medicine

Images from Google search


Health & Medicine

What is Engineering?

What does an engineer do?

What is Engineering?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
a : the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter
and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people
b : the design and manufacture of complex products

Engineering Your Health:
Engineering that is applied to human health, involving not only our physical
bodies, but also the things that we put in/on our bodies.
A more general and typical name: Biomedical Engineering

Life Expectancy

Why People are living longer?
Simple Answer:
Because people are not dying in situations that were
previously fatal: childbirth, bacterial infections, etc…

A more relevant Answer (partial reason):

The growth of Biomedical Engineering is a major factor in this extension
of life and improvement of health. Biomedical engineering have
contributed to almost every field of medicine: from radiology to
obstetrics to cancer treatment.


PET (Positron Emission Tomography)

Heart and Lung Machine

Heart and Lung Machine

ECG (Electrocardiograph)

Cell Culture Technology

Cell Culture Technology: Artificial Skin

Artificial Heart

Artificial Heart Valve

Gene Chip Technology

Manufacturing Gene Chip

Evolution of the Engineering for Health& Medicine

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