About EMBS

Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

Your global connection to the world of biomedical engineering.

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The organization’s 10,000 members reside in some 97 countries around the world. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas, and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest-growing fields in science.

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Our members design the electrical circuits that make a pacemaker run, create the software that reads an MRI, and help develop the wireless technologies that allow patients and doctors to communicate over long distances. They’re interested in bioinformatics, biotechnology, clinical engineering, information technology, instrumentation and measurement, micro and nanotechnology, radiology, and robots. They are researchers and educators, technicians, and clinicians—biomedical engineers are the link between science and life science, creating innovations in healthcare technology for the benefit of all humanity.

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Field of Interest

The EMBS field of interest is the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to biology, medicine and health sciences to provide effective solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems. The field encompasses the development of mathematical theories, physical, biological and chemical principles, computational models and algorithms, devices and systems for clinical, industrial and educational applications.

Mission Statement

The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE advances the application of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology, promotes the profession, and provides global leadership for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development, and recognizing excellence.

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IEEE 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
  • Therapeutic Systems
  • Healthcare and Bioinformation Systems
  • Technologies & Methodologies

IEEE EMBS is the leading publisher of original research in biomedical engineering. We have 11 technical journals and transactions, including the award-winning IEEE PULSE Magazine, which attracts a broad readership, with its general and technical articles.

IEEE 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:

  • 98 EMBS Chapters
  • 36 Joint Chapters
  • 88 Student Branch Chapters
  • 17 Student Clubs