Book Reviews

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

Author(s)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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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Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Biomedical Big Data

Author(s)3: Paul King
Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Biomedical Big Data 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Ervin Sejdic and Tiago H. Falk, CRC Press, 2018, ISBN: 9781351061223, xviii+ 606 pages, $220 But for one flaw in the first printing of this text (to be detailed at…

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Biothermodynamics: Principles and Applications

Author(s)3: Paul King
Biothermodynamics: Principles and Applications 150 150 IEEE Pulse

By Mustafa Ozilgen and Esra Sorgüven, Taylor & Francis, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-4665-8609-3, xi+ 399 pages + CD, $128 This reviewer has taught undergraduate thermodynamics to mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering students.…

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Design Control for the Medical Device Industry, 2nd ed.

Author(s)3: Paul King
Design Control for the Medical Device Industry, 2nd ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse

By Marie B. Teixeira, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-1-138-07371-5, xi+ 193 pages, $210 I have spent more than 30 years in the medical device industry. During this time, I have…

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