Current engineering applications in the medical arena are extremely progressive. On this occasion, the most frequently encountered and difficult problem must be an insufficient communication between engineers and medical practitioners. The reason is mainly due to the difference of their own cultures. Medical practitioners tend to think about everything based on their experiences episodically. They take it granted that medicine cannot be usually expressed in a strict manner. Another common obstacle is the safety of patients. On the other hand, engineers are usually trained to think about everything based on physical law expressed mathematically. In addition, engineers and medical practitioners cannot always understand one another’s jargon. It is therefore very hard though even not impossible to understand each other without special effort.
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Clinical Education for Engineers: ESTEEM Project
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Matsuki, N, Takeda, M, Yamano, M, Imai, Y, Ishikawa, T, & Yamaguchi, T. "Clinical Education for Engineers: ESTEEM Project." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 479-480. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206594
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