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CAVE2 at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

Star Trek in Real Life: How Close Are We?

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Star Trek in Real Life: How Close Are We? 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Above: CAVE2 at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago. “Space. The final frontier.” With this and other iconic phases, a legacy was born. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary…

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Minor Invasions

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Minor Invasions 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: Alexis Hazen, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University, conducts a hair transplant. In a quickly produced YouTube video shot at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health outside…

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Zombies Invade the Local Middle School

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Zombies Invade the Local Middle School 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Turns out that studying zombie brains—among other age-appropriate topics—is a great way to engage and educate young students in the rudiments of brain science. It’s early morning and the fog…

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Voices for the Voiceless: Rupal Patel is Creating Personalized Prosthetic Voices

Author(s): Mary Bates
Voices for the Voiceless: Rupal Patel is Creating Personalized Prosthetic Voices 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Maeve Flack is a spunky, spirited 8-year-old. She also has cerebral palsy and communicates with a speech synthesizer, using her eye gaze to control what she says. Her mother, Kara,…

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Building a Better Breast Pump

Author(s): Summer Allen
Building a Better Breast Pump 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Right now thousands of women are connected to a machine. This machine is essentially a vacuum, but these women aren’t housecleaning: they’re pumping breast milk for their babies. Breast pumps…

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Hacking Away

Author(s): Summer Allen
Hacking Away 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: Bryan Ranger and collaborators at 2014 MedTech hackathon in Mbarara, Uganda (photo credit Lina A. Colucci). Imagine a room filled with hundreds of highly accomplished people. There are doctors, engineers,…

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The Robot Will See You Now

The Robot Will See You Now

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
The Robot Will See You Now 618 370 IEEE Pulse

In a 2013 TEDxMidAtlantic talk, a robot wheels onstage, displaying the face of Henry Evans, a mute and paraplegic technology enthusiast located 3,000 miles away. In 2002, Evans, a former…

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What is an Intelligent Hospital?

Author(s): Paul Frisch
What is an Intelligent Hospital? 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Simply put, an intelligent hospital is one that works better and smarter. It’s better because it’s resourceful, creative, and perceptive about what patients and doctors need, and it’s smarter because…

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Weaving Innovation: Technical Textile Applications in Healthcare

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Weaving Innovation: Technical Textile Applications in Healthcare 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Technical Textiles is a term that is growing in popularity both within the textile industry and the research community. With several other alternatives (like smart textile, intelligent textile, and performance…

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