Biomedical and Bioengineering Innovation

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Author(s): Jim Banks
The Human Touch 618 372 IEEE Pulse

We live in a time when science fiction can quickly become science fact. Within a generation, the Internet has matured from a technological marvel to a utility, and mobile telephones…

read more

Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Nuclear medicine has come a long way in a short time. Over the past three decades alone, it has taken two major steps forward and is now on the precipice…

read more

On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Of the key technologies listed as “ready to propel industries and transform our world” in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under…

read more

Technology You Can Swallow

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Technology You Can Swallow 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Around 6 p.m. each evening, the streets of Boston’s suburbs come alive with the physically fit and those aspiring to be. They are runners, bikers, walkers, and scooter riders of…

read more
Micro- and nanorobots prepare to advance medicine.

Tiny Conveyance

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tiny Conveyance 618 371 IEEE Pulse

In the science-fiction classic Fantastic Voyage [1], a shrink-ray zaps a submarine and the crew within it, and the resulting microscopic vehicle ventures inside a human body to destroy a…

read more

Automated Insulin Delivery

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Automated Insulin Delivery 620 372 IEEE Pulse

For individuals with Type 1 or insulin-requiring Type 2 diabetes, new technology may offer something they desperately need, but is now nigh impossible: the ability to maintain ideal blood glucose…

read more
New biological markers may mean more targeted treatments are just over the horizon.

Imaging Depression

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Imaging Depression 618 371 IEEE Pulse

On a balmy evening in mid-May 2017, Chris Cornell, the legendary head of the internationally renowned rock band Soundgarden, strummed his last chord at the Fox Theater in Detroit and…

read more
A new initiative is bringing industrial-scale engineering approaches to the biomedical world.

ARMI Tackles Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): David L. Chandler
ARMI Tackles Regenerative Medicine 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Martine Rothblatt Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder. But when prominent entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt (Figure 1, right), founder of Sirius radio, learned in the 1990s that…

read more
Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices

Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices

Author(s): Lori Pennington
Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Six companies presenting innovative medical device solutions that address significant unmet needs in pediatric health were awarded a total of US$250,000 in grant money in San Jose, Calif. at the…

read more