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Unprecedented Collaboration in Pursuit of Diagnostics and Treatments to Fight COVID-19

The IEEE Grand Challenges Forum was held 12-15 November 2020, and speakers discussed topics related to the challenges and opportunities for screening, tracing, and treatment of COVID-19. The forum highlighted the unprecedented collaboration among biomedical engineers, clinicians, and healthcare industry leaders to fast track development of novel diagnostics and treatments to fight COVID-19 including the development of portable, rapidly deployable, and affordable diagnostic testing kits, personal protective equipment, mechanical ventilators, and data analysis and modeling tools.

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Working Toward Diversity and Inclusion in Neural Engineering
How do we begin to consider ways to broaden the reach of our field, both to engage younger students and also those from different ethnicities, classes, and socio-economic backgrounds? Where are the opportunities to make our research, our laboratory, our surrounding community more open, inclusive, and diverse? By what means can we increase outreach in our communities, providing avenues for diverse students to explore STEM topics and engage in research?... Read more

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Health
In late February 2020, a time when severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) still felt like an abstraction in the United States, New York City’s first infected patient was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room. Working a few doors down was Sean Pinney, the Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. Little did he know, but “that night was the beginning of hell,” he said... Read more
Stem Cell Update: Where Are We Now?
Since stem cells give rise to all the different cell types that make up our bodies, they have the potential to repair or replace cells that are missing or dysfunctional in a wide range of diseases and injuries. In recent years, an explosion of clinical trials involving stem cell therapies has inspired hope that such regenerative strategies may soon cure some of our most vexing diseases. Before that hope is realized, we will need a greater understanding of the fundamentals of stem cell biology as well as the specifics of different disease processes. Although the challenges seem daunting, stem cell research is rapidly advancing and ushering in a new era of regenerative medicine... Read more
Meeting the Green Health Challenge
Given the urgency of our climate change problem, a trip to the hospital can be more than just a bit disconcerting for what it reveals about waste. From disposable blood pressure cuffs and one-use plastic medical gowns to powerful air filtration systems that consume immense quantities of energy, waste seems rife. Hospitals might argue that many of these measures are necessary to tamp down hospital-acquired infections, and indeed the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has required that hospitals dial up their air purification systems to battle COVID-19... Read more

Journal Updates

The IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering Volume 29 has been published.
Transactions on

Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering

2021
VOLUME 29
ITNSB3
29
Continuous Gait Phase Estimation using LSTM for Robotic Transfemoral Prosthesis Across Walking Speeds
User gait phase estimation plays a key role for the seamless control of the lower-limb robotic assistive devices (e.g., exoskeletons or prostheses) during ambulation. To achieve this, several studies have attempted to estimate the gait phase using a thigh or... Read more
Eye Blink Artifact Detection with Novel Optimized Multi-dimensional Electroencephalogram Features
Accurate eye blink artifact detection is essential for electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis and auxiliary analysis of nervous system diseases, especially in the presence of the frontal epileptiform discharges. In this paper, we develop a novel eye blink artifact detection algorithm based... Read more
The IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine Volume 9 was recently published.
IEEE Journal of

Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

2020
VOLUME 9
IJTEHM
9
3D-Printed Ophthalmic Retrobulbar Anesthesia Simulator: Mimicking Anatomical Structures and Providing Tactile Sensations
Objective: A simulator for retrobulbar anesthesia administration mimicking the orbital anatomy and providing tactile sensation is proposed. Methods: The production process involves 3D modeling of anatomical structures on the basis of computerized tomography (CT) images, printing the models using a... Read more
Creation of an Automated Fluorescence Guided Tumor Ablation System
Objective: Create a device that improves the identification and extent of resection at the interface between healthy and tumor tissue; ultimately, using this device would improve surgical outcomes for patients and increase survival. Methods: We have created a contactless tumor... Read more