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Biomedical engineering applies knowledge from technical sciences into medicine and biology, with a purpose of improving diagnostical and therapy procedures in medicine. Biomedical engineeers ar co- of the research and the development of the new devices and procedures irreplaceable in a modern medicine. The market of the health sector is predicted to increase up to the value of 3 trillions USD before 2015. A particular contribution belongs to investing into home healthy care systems, health informatics systems and telemedicine. The more the expected life of the population increases, the need for the healthcare services will grow simultaneously.

Main areas of biomedical engineering are biomedical data and signal processing, biomedical instrumentation and sensors, evaluation of medical technologies, informatics and communication technologies in medicine and healthcare systems, biomedical imaging and image processing, biomaterials and biomechanics.

University of Zagreb has a long tradition of education and research in the area of biomedical engineering. A number of units of the University is active in research and teaching activities, including Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Faculty of Science, School of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Kinesiology and Faculty of Civil Engineering.

These pages provide a review of teaching and research activities in the field of biomedical engineering at University of Zagreb.