Discovery 2.0 - We Might Know How to Solve the Problem. In this program, James Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman of Patients Like Me, discusses the future of collaborative discovery and innovation in medicine."
James Heywood is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Patients Like Me.
Application of engineering principles and equipment to biology and medicine. It includes the development and fabrication of life-support systems for underwater and space exploration, devices for medical treatment (seedialysis, prosthesis), and instruments for monitoring biological processes. Development has been particularly rapid in the area of artificial organs, which culminated in the implantation of an artificial heart into a human being in 1982. Bioengineers also develop equipment that enables humans to maintain body functions in hostile environments, such as the space suits worn by astronauts during extravehicular maneuvers.