Biomechatronics Research and Development
(combining "biology", "mechanics", and "electronics")
2. The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.
3. The study of body movements and of the forces acting on the musculoskeletal system.
4. The application of mechanics to the structures of living animals; especially, to the forces on the skeleton caused by the muscles, gravity, and resulting movements of the locomotor system.
Biomechanics is a curious blend of mechanical engineering and biology. It was born of the recognition that parts of a living organism may be viewed as mechanical devices to which engineering concepts; such as, fluid pressure, mechanical stress and friction can be applied.
2. The applications of various aspects of biology, mechanics, and electronics.
3. The use of biomedical knowledge for the development and optimization of mechatronic systems.
Interactivity of biological and electromechanical devices
This covers bionics (biology for engineering) as well as biomedical engineering and its related (engineering for biology).
Biomechatronics focuses on the interactivity of biological organs (including the brain) with electromechanical devices and systems.
- Universities and research centers worldwide have taken notice of biomechatronics in light of its potential for development of advanced medical devices and life-support systems.
- Primitive biomechatronic devices have existed for quite awhile.
- The heart pacemaker and the defibrillator are examples.
- More advanced-pragmatic biometchatronic possibilities that scientists foresee in the near future include:
- Pancreas pacemakers for diabetics.
- Mentally controlled electronic muscle stimulators for stroke and accident survivors.
- Cameras that can be wired into the brain allowing blind people to see.
- Microphones that can be wired into the brain allowing deaf people to hear.