July/August 2015

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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New Dental Tech Says a Mouthful

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New Dental Tech Says a Mouthful 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Above: Dentistry has evolved considerably, first with digital dental radiography, then cone beam computed tomography, and now intraoral scanning, which includes scans made with lasers, a series of LED lights, or…

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Talking Sense

Author(s): Summer Allen
Talking Sense 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Above: Nicholas Constant wearing the Big Ears. A man with a strange contraption behind his right ear paces a hallway. Wires trail from his ear to a battery pack tucked…

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Open for Comments: "Rehabilitation Engineers, Technologists, and Technicians: Vital Members of the Assistive Technology Team"

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Open for Comments: "Rehabilitation Engineers, Technologists, and Technicians: Vital Members of the Assistive Technology Team" 150 150 IEEE Pulse

RESNA’s Rehabilitation Engineer and Technologist Professional Specialty Group (PSG 4) is requesting public comments on a draft white paper that seeks to define the current roles and responsibilities of the…

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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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Fidelity and Validity in Medical Simulation

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Fidelity and Validity in Medical Simulation 620 372 IEEE Pulse

The girl looks about 10 years old. She lies quietly on the emergency room exam bed, her eyes wide. Half an hour ago she was swinging—a little too wildly—from monkey…

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Making it Real

Author(s): Roy Phitayakorn, Wilton Levine, Emil Petrusa, Bethany Daily, Ersne Eromo, Denise Gee, Maureen Hemingway, Rebecca Minehart, May Pian-Smith, James A. Gordon
Making it Real 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Simulation is any artificial construct that represents a real-world process. Technology-enhanced simulation in modern health care is growing exponentially, but the basic concept of “practice” to enhance real-world performance in…

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A Different View

Author(s): Nadya Anscombe
A Different View 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Over the years, air safety has improved greatly because the skills of pilots, and the ability of teams to work together in a crisis, are regularly reinforced through simulator-based training…

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