Book Reviews

Smartphone-Based Medical Diagnostics, 1st ed.

Author(s): Paul King
Smartphone-Based Medical Diagnostics, 1st ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse
This reviewer has an interest in the use of smartphones for various tasks, such as documentation of device failures (photography), inspection of parts (use of borescopes), thermal imaging (attachments for infrared imaging), personal health monitoring (step counting, heart rate monitoring, stress monitoring), and the like. read more

Organ-on-a-Chip Engineered Microenvironments for Safety and Efficacy Testing

Author(s): Paul King
Organ-on-a-Chip Engineered Microenvironments for Safety and Efficacy Testing 150 150 IEEE Pulse
The need to improve testing platforms for current and new pharmaceuticals has helped generate studies involving “organs-on-a-chip” technologies in recent years. This text, aimed at a readership including biomedical engineers, entrepreneurs, design engineers, new drug investigators, etc., attempts to survey the current state of the art in this area of endeavor. read more

A Comprehensive Physically Based Approach to Modeling in Bioengineering and Life Sciences,1st ed.

Author(s): Paul King
A Comprehensive Physically Based Approach to Modeling in Bioengineering and Life Sciences,1st ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse
When this reviewer opted to receive and review this text, it was hoped that it would present as a complementary text to those of Drs. Carson and Cobelli [Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine (2013) and Introduction to Modeling in Physiology and Medicine, 2nd ed. (2019)]. This was not to be the case. read more

Applied Human Factors in Medical Device Design, 1st ed.

Author(s): Paul King
Applied Human Factors in Medical Device Design, 1st ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse
If you aspire to be involved in the proper design, development, testing, documentation, sales, or manufacture of (improved) medical devices, this text offers a comprehensive overview of the many standards and methodologies involved in the process of applying human factors analysis in the medical device design process. To a large extent, its many chapters offer guidelines and examples of various aspects specific to recommended U.S. and European design documentation standards and requirements. read more

Biomechatronics

Author(s): Paul King
Biomechatronics 150 150 IEEE Pulse
This text is an interesting and useful overview of the general field of biomechatronics, representing the contributions of the primary author and 27 coauthors to what appears to be a significant expansion of Dr. Popovic’s earlier textbook Biomechatronics and Robotics (CRC Press, 2013). It is one of the few textbooks available currently covering this entire field of endeavor. read more

Fundamentals of Solid-State Lighting: LEDs, OLEDs, and Their Applications in Illumination and Displays

Author(s): Paul King
Fundamentals of Solid-State Lighting: LEDs, OLEDs, and Their Applications in Illumination and Displays 150 150 IEEE Pulse
Although this book is aimed primarily at electrical and electronics engineers, it can also be useful for all technical professionals who, in one way or another, are interested in lighting issues, especially those related to recent advances in light-emitting diode (LED) and organic-LED (OLED) technologies. This includes biomedical, civil, and industrial engineers, as well as architects, who may consider skipping some of the most specialized chapters of the book and focus on the (largely self-contained) sections devoted to LED and OLED lighting applications. read more

Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

Author(s): Paul King
Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Edited by Pedro Encarnação and Albert M. Cook, CRC Press, 2017, ISBN: 9781498745727, xvi + 382 pages, $65.95 This book is an excellent guide for all those who want to…

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The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation: Accelerating the Journey

Author(s): Paul King
The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation: Accelerating the Journey 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Bonnie Clipper, Mike Wang, Paul Coyne, Vince Baiera, Rebecca Love, Dawn Nix, Wayne Nix, and Brian Weirich, Superstar Press, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-60773-124-5, viii+ 108 pages, $19.95 I recently obtained a…

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Physics in Biology and Medicine

Author(s): Paul King
Physics in Biology and Medicine 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Paul Davidovits, Academic Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780128137161, xviii+ 358 pages, $85 From the book back cover copy: “Paul Davidovits’ Physics in Biology and Medicine provides a high-quality and highly relevant…

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