The National Academies’ Report “Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions” cites various possibilities that help to enhance the health and wellbeing. Definitely, advancement in technology is one important opportunity for engineers to work on that make these steps possible. For example, instrumentation research for better patient diagnostic is an important up-to-date research problem that is being addressed nowadays. All provided advanced technological solutions should ensure low cost, short time and accurate diagnosing.
Three publications in the last two years were reported that tackle this research problem.
The Faculty of Engineering is convinced by the important role of technology in providing healthy and decent lives. For that, the faculty was able to initiate a new engineering program Biomedical Engineering that is integrated within the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The establishment of this program is a step towards addressing this important matter. Other short term plans of the faculty is to invest in this domain by hiring faculty members in this domain who will enrich researches in technology to serve the Health and Wellbeing of the society in Lebanon and the Middle east region.