Biomedical engineering is, by its nature, a way for engineers to improve the human condition--an embodiment of the phrase 'service to society.' Biomedical engineers are constantly improving the state of healthcare and making new, important advances in disease detection and treatment.
Duke's BME educational program features several truly distinctive opportunities for our students to engage in hands-on learning and to make a difference--even as a student.
Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory at Duke
Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory (The DHT-Lab) is dedicated to understanding, creating and disseminating healthcare technology to the world's neediest. We have classes, trips, design challenges and many more opportunities for you to make a difference right now. Specific offerings include:
- The Engineering World Health Summer Institute
- BME 262 - Design for the Developing World
- NAE Grand Challenge Scholars
- Pratt Fellows
- Duke Engineering World Health Chapter
BME 260 Devices for People with Disabilities
BME 260, a capstone design course, is offered to engineering students at Duke University. Students are paired with health care professionals to build custom assistive, recreational, or therapeutic devices for people with disabilities in the local community. For example, students modified a bike to allow a woman who was injured in an automobile accident to ride again. The course is taught by Larry Bohs, Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg.