Graduate student Alex Jiao and Undergraduate Seniors Jon…

Graduate student Alex Jiao and Undergraduate Seniors Jon McMichael and David Frolov are having an animated conversation about where some of the mysterious devices they brought today are used in the body. They also brought a game, for kids to match devices to their uses.

They all hail from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, where the slogan is “Inventing the future of medicine.”

Department of Bioengineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Washington :: Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

Have you actually seen the bits that make up a total knee replacement? Or heard what’s in it — titanium, or cobalt -chrome  — metal mostly, and they’re getting into ceramics. With a totally replaced knee, you can get back in a swimming pool, or on the golf course.

Department of Bioengineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Washington :: Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

About the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington

For more about the Department of Bioengineering, see http://depts.washington.edu/bioe/about/about_index.html.

About the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Washington

The society serves as a central hub by uniting graduate and undergraduate students interested in bioengineering with other students, faculty members, and local and national community members and professionals. For more, see http://students.washington.edu/bmesuw/.

By Brian Glanz for NWABR. Please reuse and remix! We share with a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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