Biomedical and Bioengineering Innovation

The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine

The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine

Author(s)3: Kristina Grifantini
The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine 620 375 IEEE Pulse

From Ant-Man to the Incredible Shrinking Machine, society has long envisioned developing devices tiny enough to enter human cells. Such nanotechnology could revolutionize the diagnosis of diseases like cancer and…

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Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream?

Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream?

Author(s)3: Max Valentinuzzi
Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A biological pacemaker is one or more types of cellular components that, when implanted into certain regions of the heart, produce electrical stimuli that mimic that of the body’s natural…

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Robotic Pets: A Senior’s Best Friend?

Robotic Pets: A Senior’s Best Friend?

Author(s)3: Mary Bates
Robotic Pets: A Senior’s Best Friend? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

We are in the midst of a demographic phenomenon known as the graying of society. In more affluent countries, the population is aging. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the…

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Virtual Reality Pioneer Tom Furness on the Past, Present, and Future of VR in Health Care

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
Virtual Reality Pioneer Tom Furness on the Past, Present, and Future of VR in Health Care 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Back in the mid-1960s, rotary-dial telephones were the norm, music cassette tapes were brand new, and microwave ovens hadn’t made it into houses yet. That’s also when newly minted electrical…

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Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life

Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life

Author(s)3: Abhishek Dutta
Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A tiny cockroach no bigger than a large paper clip scurries across the floor of my bio-engineering lab at the University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT, USA. It is a robot-roach…

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Will Biotechnology Stop Aging?

Will Biotechnology Stop Aging?

Author(s)3: Sarah Campbell
Will Biotechnology Stop Aging? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Could biotechnology stop aging? The answer may be yes, no, or something in between, depending on who is being asked and what it means to “stop” aging. For those at…

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The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors

The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors

Author(s)3: Kenneth R. Foster, John Torous
The Opportunity and Obstacles for Smartwatches and Wearable Sensors 620 375 IEEE Pulse

In September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a striking announcement. Transforming its current regulatory practice for approving and certifying medical devices—the FDA announced a bold new…

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New multidisciplinary approaches yield thinner, stronger, better stents.

Opening Act

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
Opening Act 618 372 IEEE Pulse

When an artery is blocked, stents are often the best way to open up the vessel. A mesh stent is tightly crimped over a tiny balloon and guided to the…

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imaging intelligence

Imaging Intelligence

Author(s)3: Subhamoy Mandal, Aaron B. Greenblatt, Jingzhi An
Imaging Intelligence 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have influenced medicine in myriad ways, and medical imaging is at the forefront of technological transformation. Recent advances in AI/ML fields have made…

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