It is with some pride that I introduce you here the official opening of the Biomedical Electronics Foundation.
The Biomedical Electronics Foundation aims at the improvement of education, research and valorization in the field of biomedical electronics, the discipline of electronic engineers, who, in close collaboration with doctors, hospitals, manufacturers and industry, work on the next generation of devices for medical diagnostics, monitoring and therapy. Examples of such devices are:
- monitoring systems for adequate diagnosis, e.g., the readout of ECG, EEG or EMG;
- pacemakers and defibrillators for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias;
- cochlear implants to enable (renewed) hearing for the deaf;
- neurostimulators for the treatment of a broad range of brain related disorders, like tinnitus, Parkinson, OCD, Tourette’s syndrom, manic depression, cluster headache, etc.;
- neurostimulators for the treatment of disorders of the central or peripheral nervous system, like chronic pain, phantom pain, etc.
Important medical breakthroughs in the 21st century are the results of improved medical devices and thereby better insight into the workings of the human body and better diagnosis and treatment methods. The Biomedical Electronics Foundation aims at speeding up the development of medical devices and the development of the field of biomedical electronics by, a.o.:
- offering scholarships to talented students in the field of biomedical electronics;
- offering travel grants to talented students and junior scientists to attend a leading conference or workshop in the field of biomedical electronics;
- supporting students and junior scientists in the valorization of their greatest idea in the field of biomedical electronics;
- supporting students and junior scientists in publishing scientific papers;
- offering tools to students and junior scientists;
The Biomedical Electronics Foundation has been registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK No. 45288517) and is being supported by donations, gifts and legacies.
The most direct way to support our work is by making a donation to bank account no. 555947203, attn. St. Biomedische Elektronica, Leiden.
Please visit the web site at: http://stichtingbme.nl