January/February 2014

Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Ed.

Author(s): Paul King
Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Ed. 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Edward Beltrami, Academic Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-12-404624-5, xiii+266 pages, US$49.98 This 12-chapter text has the goal of showing how mathematics can illuminate fascinating problems drawn from society and biology. Each chapter takes a particular mathematical topic…

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Modeling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering: Applications in Cardiorespiratory Physiology

Author(s): Duane Patterson
Modeling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering: Applications in Cardiorespiratory Physiology 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Willem van Meurs, McGraw Hill, 2011. ISBN: 978-0071714457, US$100. Modeling and simulation have developed into indispensable disciplines in many fields including the physiological sciences; yet, there are few accessible texts available that teach the…

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High-Tech Sports is Here, but Needs Better Integration

Author(s): Mounir Zok
High-Tech Sports is Here, but Needs Better Integration 594 396 IEEE Pulse

If I were writing about technology in sports five years ago, I would have focused on various innovative measuring devices such as wearable technology, wireless sensors and heads-up displays. But…

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Spirometry: A Historical Gallery Up to 1905

Author(s): Richard Johnston, Max Valentinuzzi
Spirometry: A Historical Gallery Up to 1905 150 150 IEEE Pulse

“And the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7)…

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Faith in Science

Author(s): Art Johnson
Faith in Science 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Skeptics deny the validity of religious beliefs, as if science is completely reasonable and only religion depends on faith. They ignore or deny that scientific beliefs also require faith in…

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IEEE EMBS International Student Conference

Author(s): Ahmed Abdelhadi
IEEE EMBS International Student Conference 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The first IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC2013) was held 8-10 October 2013 at Cairo University, Egypt. The conference was intended to provide a forum for students to meet and…

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Preparing for Global Healthcare Innovation: Virtual Capstone Design Teams

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Preparing for Global Healthcare Innovation: Virtual Capstone Design Teams 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Global health care innovation requires collaboration between groups of people located in different parts of the world and is a growing trend in industry. Often, team members from various departments…

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Reflections on the First IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering – Shanghai, China

Author(s): Shanbao Tong, Yao Li, Cristian A. Linte
Reflections on the First IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering – Shanghai, China 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The inaugural IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE) was held at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, on 7–14…

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Frugal Innovations for Global Health

Author(s): Subhamoy Mandal
Frugal Innovations for Global Health 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Global health opens up a plethora of opportunities, yet it encompasses in itself myriad challenges. Biomedical engineering students should embrace these challenges and make the most out of them through…

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