Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering is a comprehensive text for biomedical engineering courses. It is the most widely adopted text across the BME course spectrum, valued by instructors and students alike for the authority, clarity and broad coverage in a single volume that its renowned authors bring. Biomedical engineers need to understand a wide range of topics, which are covered in detail in this text, and which includes new chapters on hot topics including tissue engieering, enhanced pedagogy, and features, and improved links to the modeling and simulation tools students of BME will use.

Table of Contents



Contributors to the Third Edition

Contributors to the Second Edition

Contributors to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Biomedical Engineering

1.1. The Evolution of the Modern Health Care System

1.2. The Modern Health Care System

1.3. What Is Biomedical Engineering?

1.4. Roles Played by the Biomedical Engineers

1.5. Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering

1.6. Professional Status of Biomedical Engineering

1.7. Professional Societies

Chapter 2. Moral and Ethical Issues

2.1. Morality and Ethics: A Definition of Terms

2.2. Two Moral Norms: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

2.3. Redefining Death

2.4. The Terminally Ill Patient and Euthanasia

2.5. Taking Control

2.6. Human Experimentation

2.7. Definition and Purpose of Experimentation

2.8. Informed Consent

2.9. Regulation of Medical Device Innovation

2.10. Marketing Medical Devices

2.11. Ethical Issues in Feasibility Studies

2.12. Ethical Issues in Emergency Use

2.13. Ethical Issues in Treatment Use

2.14. The Role of the Biomedical Engineer in the FDA Process

Chapter 3. Anatomy and Physiology

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Cellular Organization

3.3. Tissues

3.4. Major Organ Systems

3.5. Homeostasis

Chapter 4. Biomechanics

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Basic Mechanics

4.3. Mechanics of Materials

4.4. Viscoelastic Properties

4.5. Cartilage, Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle

4.6. Clinical Gait Analysis

4.7. Cardiovascular Dynamics

Chapter 5. Biomaterials

5.1. Materials in Medicine: From Prosthetics to Regeneration

5.2. Biomaterials: Types, Properties, and Their Applications

5.3. Lessons from Nature on Biomaterial Design and Selection

5.4. Tissue–B


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About the authors

John Enderle

John Enderle is among the best known biomedical engineers in the world. He is the incoming president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

Joseph Bronzino

Joseph Bronzino is one of the most renowned biomedical engineers in the world. He is a former president of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and well-known educator. He is editor-in-chief of the Biomedical Engineering Handbook from CRC Press, and is currently editor of the Academic Press Series in Biomedical Engineering. He is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Affiliations and Expertise

Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA