Development of new highly intelligent medical devices brings urgent need to train and educate new skilled technicians and engineers in the area of biomedical technology. The participants of the conference Trends in Biomedical Engineering pointed this out. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Health Studies of the Technical University of Liberec.
The conference takes place every two years. The Technical University of Liberec hosted it for the very first time. Experts from eight universities spoke at the conference of Czech and Slovak scientific workplaces in the area of biomedical engineering.
“New intelligence is constantly being implemented into medical devices. As a consequence, it becomes more and more demanding to operate such devices. Both hospitals and medical facilities cannot do without technical specialists. It is beyond the capability of doctors to know all the highly sophisticated complex systems, which have its own intelligence. It is not possible, in such cases, to rely on support of the technicians of the manufacturers of the devices. The education and training of new specialists in the area of biomedicine is therefore more and more urgent, as such specialists are scarce.” said Aleš Richter, the Vice-Dean for Science and Research at the Technical University of Liberec.
“Healthcare facilities nowadays contain more and more sophisticated devices. The progress in the last decade was literally explosive and this trend continues. The importance of medical technology for diagnostic and treatment processes is paramount. I can say that technology is not adequately used at many healthcare facilities, as doctors lack their adequate partner, who would be able to work with the information provided by the devices. Technicians and engineers in the area of biomedicine need not worry about the future of their careers. There will be more and more work for them,” added Karel Cvachovec, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies at the Technical University of Liberec.
The conference is a forum facilitating exchange of information and experience in the area of new biomedical trends as well as in teaching students. Moreover, it provides space for mutual cooperation for specialists in the area of biomedicine. “It is of great importance for us, for instance, that we are able to show simulation systems, which we use as part of training for our students,” added the Vice-Dean Richter. Faculty of Health Studies of the Technical University of Liberec provides the following study programmes: Nursing, Biomedical Technology, Paramedic Science and Biomedical Engineering. The study programme Radiology Assistance was opened in 2020.