EMBS presents

What We Do

Our Mission

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society benefits both humanity and its members by:

  • advancing medicine, biology, healthcare and well-being through the application of engineering and data sciences and technology
  • promoting the profession of biomedical engineering, fostering professional development and recognizing excellence
  • presenting conferences that bring together scientists, engineers and physicians from multiple disciplines to disseminate knowledge and solve complex problems
  • establishing technical standards
  • providing global leadership for the profession

Areas of Technical Interest

EMBS members are focused on the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to provide new solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems. The field encompasses:

Diagnostic Systems

  • Conventional systems
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Imaging and other tests

Therapeutic Systems

  • Neuromuscular devices
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Cancer treatment
  • Drug delivery
  • Artificial tissues and organs

Healthcare and Bioinformation Systems

  • MIS
  • E-medicine
  • D2H2 (Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare)
  • Genomics, proteomics, and physiome
  • Tools in drug discoveries

Technologies & Methodologies

  • Biosignal processing
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Medical instrumentation and sensors
  • MEMS and nanotechnology
  • Neural engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Biorobotics
  • Biosystems modeling
  • Computational bioengineering and bioinformatics

Global Activities

Local Events

EMBS provides global opportunities for activities from local Chapters for students or general members. From these Chapters, members can network, attend a workshop or tutorial, listen to a guest lecture or present their research at a regional conference. With over 144 EMBS Chapters, 52 Student Branch Chapters and 76 Student Clubs, wherever you are in the world you can participate in EMBS activities.


EMBS sponsors several scientific conferences throughout the year. EMBS Conferences provide an opportunity for members and non-members to publish peer-reviewed abstracts and articles (some indexed in PubMed), present and share research information, receive feedback, create networking and employment opportunities and learn about the emerging technologies that will influence future advances in biomedical engineering and healthcare technology.

Recognition and Promotion of Biomedical Engineering

EMBS identifies and recognizes the accomplishments and technological excellence of our members. This helps to demonstrate to the world—and educate the public about—the importance of Biomedical Engineering while creating interest in the profession as a career.

Technical Communitties

  • Technical Community on Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Technical Community on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP)
  • Technical Community on Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Technical Community on Cardiopulmonary Systems
  • Technical Community on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems
  • Technical Community on Neuroengineering (TCNE)
  • Technical Community on Therapeutic Systems and Technologies
  • Technical Community on BioRobotics
  • Technical Community on Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS
  • Technical Community on Translational Engineering and Healthcare Innovation

For questions or more information, contact us @ emb-exec@ieee.org.