Medical devices have become such a vital part of modern healthcare that practically no diagnosis or treatment is possible without them. According to the World Health Organization, there are about 1.5 million medical devices available today, ranging from low cost devices like the thermometer and stethoscope to expensive, highly sophisticated devices like MRI and chemotherapy machines. With the increasing complexity and connectivity of medical devices, the role of medical device software development is becoming more crucial. Medical bioengineers are important in many facets of engineering and science. Most medical devices require software to function. Developing and maintaining that software is an important job of the medical bioengineer. Software bioengineers are important in the clinical setting, developing systems that aid the clinician in medical records, patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, and clinical decision making.

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