|With the aid of engineering and information technology, biomedical engineering has emerged as a high-tech field generating innovation in such areas as medical imaging, bioinformatics, MEMS and nanotechnology, new biomaterials, and sensors. Scientists and engineers in this field have recently been working towards advances in conducting telemedicine, performing surgeries with robots, creating a laboratory-on-a-chip, and so on. |
This special edition of ETRI Journal deals with the main issues of IT-BT convergence research in hopes of making a significant contribution to the development of IT-BT convergence technology. Among the broad research topics of biomedical engineering, studies regarding biomedical devices, molecular bioengineering, biomedical imaging, healthcare technology, and topics related to IT-BT convergence technologies will be included in this issue.
We welcome submission of papers that present new technologies and techniques that can be applied to real products and thus lead to new business opportunities. We encourage the submission of papers that include the presentation of an implemented prototype which would give readers a better understanding of the new techniques and technology in relation to existing research. Papers to be submitted should be focused on, but not limited to, one of the following areas: