From the Editor

On the Hippocratic Oath

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
On the Hippocratic Oath 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Controversy surrounding the Hippocratic oath is not new. Taken by doctors around the world before starting to practice medicine, the oath, which is more than 2400 years old, establishes a…

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Beyond Longevity: Healthy Aging as a Universal Goal

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Beyond Longevity: Healthy Aging as a Universal Goal 150 150 IEEE Pulse

What is the difference between life span and health span? The first reflects longevity measured by the number of years lived, while the second represents the ability to enjoy a…

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The Year in Review

Author(s): Cynthia Weber, Max Valentinuzzi
The Year in Review 150 150 IEEE Pulse

As we look back over 2016 at IEEE Pulse, we can proudly say that our efforts to bring you up-to-date and informative articles that span the EMB spectrum have paid…

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Vendor-Neutral Electronic Health Records

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Vendor-Neutral Electronic Health Records 150 150 IEEE Pulse

On 28 February 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association and IEEE Pulse hosted a one-day symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, concurrent with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems…

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Virtual Reality

Author(s): Shanbao Tong
Virtual Reality 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Rehabilitation engineering refers to the development and application of techniques, devices, and protocols for restoring function following disability. Although in most cases the concept relates to motor functions (e.g., training…

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Mirror Image

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Mirror Image 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Throughout time, the eyes have been viewed as a portal— to the soul, to the mind, to what lies hidden. In this issue of IEEE Pulse, authors explore similar terrain…

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3-D Printed Pills: A New Age for Drug Delivery

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
3-D Printed Pills: A New Age for Drug Delivery 150 150 IEEE Pulse

A critical and often underappreciated step in the development of a new small-molecule drug is its manufacture into a pill for oral delivery. It is critical to maintain the biochemical potency…

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The Genie Is Out of the Bottle

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
The Genie Is Out of the Bottle 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In my July/August 2014 editorial in IEEE Pulse [1], I opined on the very real possibility of genetic editing of human embryos with the newly discovered CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system.…

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Biomedical Research in Italy

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Biomedical Research in Italy 150 150 IEEE Pulse

From the Colosseum to the Roman aqueducts, Italy has historically been admired, envied, and imitated for its feats in advanced engineering. Beginning with Leonardo da Vinci’s military tanks and extending…

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