July/August 2014

Machines That Dance

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
Machines That Dance 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Artist Arthur Ganson describes his kinetic sculptures as a cross between mechanical engineering and choreography. And if you’ve had a chance to see one of his works, you’ll understand why.…

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The Changing Face of Diagnostic Technologies for Sleep Disorders

Author(s): David L. Chandler
The Changing Face of Diagnostic Technologies for Sleep Disorders 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Five of the top researchers in the field of sleep research, diagnostics and treatment were invited by IEEE Pulse to discuss recent developments in the field, including where the technology…

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IEEE and the Life Sciences — What's the Connection?

Author(s): Donna L. Hudson
IEEE and the Life Sciences — What's the Connection? 618 181 IEEE Pulse

Since its inception in 1963, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has been focused on the intersection of engineering and health. EMBS members have embarked on amazing feats…

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Global Responsibility for a Global Organization

Author(s): Muhammad H. Zaman
Global Responsibility for a Global Organization 618 372 IEEE Pulse

EMBS is the world’s largest community of biomedical engineers or, more appropriately, of researchers interested in biomedical engineering problems. Although it exists within IEEE, many EMBS members come from fields…

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Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research 618 373 IEEE Pulse

When someone thinks about Chicago, the first thing that comes to mind might be its picturesque skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan; its tantalizing Chicago-style hotdogs or deep-dish pizza;…

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Surgical Robots in Space: Sci-Fi and Reality Intersect

Author(s): David Drajeske, Jacob Rosen, Blake Hannaford
Surgical Robots in Space: Sci-Fi and Reality Intersect 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: RAVEN on the set of Ender’s Game, portraying a teleoperated robot on an orbiting station. In the recent movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game, a key character undergoes…

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Biomedical Innovation in 2014

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Biomedical Innovation in 2014 618 372 IEEE Pulse

In just a few weeks time, the EMBS will be meeting in Chicago for EMBC 2014. Each year we enjoy several days of thought-provoking discussion. In preparation, we spoke with…

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The Brave New World of Reproductive Health

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
The Brave New World of Reproductive Health 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In our January article on hot trends in biomedical engineering for 2014 [1], we predicted the CRISPR/Cas system to become a transformative and powerful tool for gene editing. The simplicity, precision, speed, and low cost…

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Why Space?

Why Space?

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Why Space? 618 372 IEEE Pulse

To do experiments in space, scientists must carefully think out and prepare their experiments long ahead of time, wait for an available launch window to get their projects up to the laboratories on…

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