Embedded systems and its application in medical and biomedical field
Embedded systems are power full processors with high speed, but not recognizable to people as computer. Nevertheless, they are embedded to many objects that surround us and help our daily life. Some years before application areas of embedded systems strongly focused to industrial area. One visible example is the all type of cars. In our days, it is difficult to find car, which not included embedded system inside.
However, time is changed. Nowadays we can find embedded systems everywhere not only in technical area. One of the major application field of embedded system is medical and biomedial fields. For example: Glucose Test set, Xray, Ultrasound, Scanning equipment - MRI, CT Scan, ECG or EKG - cardiac and monitoring system patient monitoring (remote cases as well - enabled via IoT and sensors) and etc. Further important directions to use embedded systems in medical field are, clinical care, remote partient monitoring and early intervention with the help pf self-monitoring.
New type of nano materials, fast and small sensors, image processing algorithms with high speed performance, opportunity to use big and cheap memory all together enables to researcher to apply embedded systems in medical fields. Wearable devices with many embedded systems helps to improve monitoring and serving of patients in medicine. Small sized robots uses inside of human body to support treatments against different type of cancers.
To apply embedded system in medical field in medical equipment’s researchers are facing to many problems. For example: human reactions may be to slower with comparing speed of embedded system in nano materials or in medical robots.
How will be look embedded systems in medical field in future? We can have great fantasy about this. May be every newborn baby will have some kind of little electronic stamp in scan of body and in this stamp we can include all necessary sensors to observe biometric parameters of baby. These data can see and monitor not only medical doctors it can be accessible to their parents, too. Of course here we will be use all opportunity of IoT and smartphones apps! For short in a few decades from now we can expect that nanorobots will be help to do many difficult surgical procedures by easy way. They are will be best assistant to medical doctors, in future.
Therefore, current issue of our e-journal invites all type of papers, articles relating to application of embedded systems in medical and biomedical fields.