November/December 2016

News and Notes November/December 2016
Brain and Circuits Take the Focus at BioCAS2016
The 12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) took place in Shanghai, China, in October 2016. Serving as a premier international forum for researchers and engineers to present their state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research and development activities at the frontiers of... Read more
Retrospectroscope November/December 2016
Nikola Tesla
La vita percorre sempre; mentre noi spesso ci diventiamo cose quasi perduti nel mezzo del camin. [Life keeps going on; in the meantime, we often become things almost lost in the middle of the road]. —Max E. Valentinuzzi Jeden Tag denke ich unzählige... Read more
Book Reviews November/December 2016
A Survey of Medical Device Technology
Biomedical Device Technology: Principles and Design, 2nd Ed. By Anthony Y.K. Chan, CC Thomas Publisher, 2016. ISBN 978-0-398- 09083-8, viii + 748 pages, US$85.95. According to the preface, this text is “written for engineers and technologists who are interested in understanding the... Read more
Senior Design November/December 2016
One Size Does Not Fit All
In June 2016, I attended the 2016 Capstone Design Conference in Columbus, Ohio. It was the fifth in a series of conferences starting in 2007 that focus on all aspects of capstone design courses. More than 200 attendees representing 76... Read more
State of the Art November/December 2016
Interviewing Well
So, why do you want to work for our organization? The answer to that question could cement your position in that company, or, maybe not, and so, like all the other answers you give during an interview, they need prior... Read more
Society News November/December 2016
Hearing Focused E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon
On Saturday 17th September, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Women in Engineering (WIE) and RMIT University WIE held a e-sewing/wearable technology hackathon with a focus on assisting individuals with hearing impairment and preventing hearing loss. The event began... Read more
News and Notes November/December 2016
Tackling Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates
Above: Panelists and moderators at the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenge Conference held in Abu Dhabi in early 2016. The United Arab Emirates is dealing with many of the same healthcare challenges faced in other regions of the world, including problems with... Read more
Feature November/December 2016
Women’s Health Is Personal
One fall day in Boston, Ridhi Tariyal sat on an examination table in her primary care doctor’s office. Her doctor sat across from her, hurriedly transcribing notes as Tariyal responded to the doctor’s questions. It was the end of Tariyal’s... Read more
Feature November/December 2016
'Target Malaria' Has a Killer in Its Sights
The mosquito is the deadliest animal in the world (Figure 1). It is the main carrier of parasites that cause malaria, which is a bigger killer than any other disease in history; in fact, some blame malaria for the deaths... Read more
Feature November/December 2016
Improving Rural Health
The United States is hailed as providing the most advanced health care the world has to offer. With cutting-edge medical devices, groundbreaking procedures, and innovative technologies, our hospitals and medical centers define what the global community sees as modern biomedicine.... Read more