January/February 2016

Feature January/February 2016, March/April 2016
PULSE On Stage: Electronic Health Records
The first IEEE PULSE On Stage event on electronic health records happened February 28th, 2016, in Las Vegas. Couldn’t Attend? See the Highlights Now Electronic health records (EHR) held the promise of allowing better, secure information sharing, and helping practitioners to provide... Read more
In Memoriam January/February 2016, March/April 2016
In Memoriam: Michael R. Neuman
Michael R. Neuman, M.D., Ph.D., former editor of IEEE Pulse Magazine and an IEEE Fellow, passed away on 18 February 2016. Michael Neuman was a friend and mentor to many, an accomplished researcher and academic as well as a dedicated... Read more
Cover Story January/February 2016
Star Trek in Real Life: How Close Are We?
Above: CAVE2 at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago. “Space. The final frontier.” With this and other iconic phases, a legacy was born. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek television show, which painted a captivating vision... Read more
Feature January/February 2016
Bloom Technology
Above: Expecting mom in bed with Belli. There are two parts to the sensor, a reusable sensor and disposable patch. The sensor communicates to a smartphone app where mom can get need to know information about her body and her baby.... Read more
Feature January/February 2016
The Best We Can Be
Above: Best We Can Be after-school program at AITE High School, Stamford, CT with Jeanne Lauer, Business/Technology Teacher (Photo courtesy of TCR, Inc.) Teresa Piliouras, CEO & Founder, TCR The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE) is a college preparatory, public magnet... Read more
Feature January/February 2016
Visions of a Bionic Eye
Most of our everyday experiences arise through interaction with our environment as well as through socialization with people; be they loved ones, friends, or colleagues. Being able to experience and recognize sensations is critical for effective functioning and communication. Arguably,... Read more
Challenges and Opportunities, January/February 2016, March/April 2016
Challenges in Patient-Specific Computer Simulations of Image-Guided Therapies
For many therapeutic interventions, imaging has become an essential component of initial diagnosis, as well as the monitoring of treatment progress and outcome. Imaging data can now be acquired in real-time, which has led to the emergence of image-guided interventions... Read more
Student's Corner January/February 2016
IEEE EMBS International Students Conference of Egypt (ISC-Egypt 2015)
The second IEEE EMBS International Students Conference of Egypt (ISC-Egypt’15), held 21-22 October 2015, was a scientific “by-students and for-students” gathering with a focus on biomedical and healthcare technologies. It was a continuation of the ISC 2013, the first international... Read more
Book Reviews January/February 2016
Analyzing How Devices Are Used
Edited by Mary Beth Privitera, Academic Press, 2015, ISBN 9780128018521, xxii + 284 pages, US$106 paperback. As a former design instructor, the title of this text interested me because I had not personally used the term contextual inquiry in my teaching,... Read more
State of the Art January/February 2016
The Hygiene Hypothesis
Some call it the five-second rule, some extend that to five minutes, and some don’t care. This is the amount of time people are comfortable with picking up and eating food that has dropped to the floor. Of course, a... Read more