Control engineering (in the broad sense of the term) has become an important enabling technology in many areas of medicine. Prominent examples include the artificial pancreas, closed-loop anesthesia, and personalized drug dosing strategies in neurology, oncology, endocrinology, and psychiatry. It is a testament to the power of control systems that allow individualizing treatment by providing mechanisms for linking treatment goals to treatment regimens, thus achieving a desired therapeutic effect. Consequently, the arrival of control systems engineering to the clinic enables the visionary concept of 'treat the patient, not the disease' technologically and economically feasible.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering