Fink Brings Intelligent Algorithms to Biomedical Engineering

Wolfgang Fink, who holds a joint appointment with the department of biomedical engineering, displays a "smart ophthalmoscope." Photo by Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association.Joint professor Wolfgang Fink equips machines to make judgments ordinarily entrusted to people. One of his recent projects, a "smart ophthalmoscope," allows rural clinicians to submit detailed images of patients' eyes to a remote diagnostic system. The device could be commercially available within two years.

“It brings quality health care to the patient rather than the patient to the health care,” he says.

Learn more about why Fink finds working in biomedical engineering so rewarding in the latest issue of Arizona Alumni Magazine.

Photo by Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association  

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