Together, we will engineer solutions for health
Biomedical engineering has dramatically advanced health care and health-related research over the past half-century – for both human and animal populations.
It will have an even greater influence in the future.
Every day, biomedical engineering helps to extend lives, ensures safe food and water supplies and improves the quality of life.
The University of Calgary has a strong track record of great accomplishments in biomedical engineering, with a solid foundation of interdisciplinary research and training. It provides more effective options for front-line health care professionals.
Through the implementation of the Biomedical Engineering Research Strategy, we will leverage our accomplishments and investments to deliver innovative, sustainable biomedical engineering solutions for multifaceted health needs.
Our integrated teams will lead exciting new developments in biomedical devices, as well as technologies and strategies for the monitoring and prevention of diseases and injuries.
We are striving to continuously improve the health system.
Research outcomes to benefit society
Fuel transformational change
Study finds injury prevention can cut health costs
A new study by Cumming School of Medicine researchers published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that a neuromuscular training warm-up program can prevent injury in youth soccer. And it saves millions of dollars in health-care costs.
This study, focusing on youth soccer, is the first to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this type of injury-prevention program. It considers the reduction in terms of both costs and burden of injuries.
Easing the burden
UCalgary researcher Carolyn Emery aims to reduce injuries while benefiting the wider community.
Engaging sport associations, coaches, teachers and players to implement neuromuscular training warm-up programs in youth sport across the country will have a significant impact globally, she believes.
A Cumming School of Medicine study suggests training can help prevent injuries and reduce health-care costs by 43 per cent. A neuromuscular training prevention program in Alberta could save $2.7 million in one season of soccer.