Engineering provides the systems and devices that help to alleviate suffering and prolong lifespans. Demographic changes, with people living longer and so more likely to suffer chronic illness, put pressure on healthcare systems and facilities.
This demands greater investment in monitoring and measurement technologies for use by individuals and healthcare professionals. Engineering is tackling the challenge of customisation and personalisation of medical treatments to meet individual needs. Regenerative medicine is now engineering replacement body parts and tissues, with the growing challenge of customisation and personalisation of treatments to meet individual needs.