July/August 2015

An Eye Toward Improving

Author(s): Biswarup Mukherjee, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam
An Eye Toward Improving 620 372 IEEE Pulse

In ophthalmic anesthesia administration prior to surgeries for problems such as cataracts or glaucoma, the training of new doctors, as in other surgical specialties, is based on a model in…

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A Model of Health

Author(s): Alberto Redaelli
A Model of Health 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Models are crucial in the biomedical sciences since they provide information that is not otherwise accessible and help in discriminating among possible schemes of interpretation of complex phenomena. Italian research…

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Research in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Research in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Author(s): Maurizio Ventre, Filippo Causa, Paolo A. Netti, Riccardo Pietrabissa
Research in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Research on biomaterials and related subjects has been active in Italy. Starting from the very first examples of biomaterials and biomedical devices, Italian researchers have always provided valuable scientific contributions.…

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Multidimensional Processes

Author(s): Anna M. Bianchi, Giuseppe Baselli, Fabio Babiloni, Giovanna Rizzo
Multidimensional Processes 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Biomedical studies, both in research and in clinical applications, deal with the management of large amounts of data. Different sensors and transducers, advances in technologies, and the availability of innovative…

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The Raving

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Raving 150 150 IEEE Pulse

[In the early days of my teaching, when I taught a graduate-level instrumentation systems course in the department, I used to find means to challenge my students in unconventional ways…

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A Model Approach

A Model Approach

Author(s): Claudio Cobelli, Mauro Ursino
A Model Approach 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Mathematical modeling of physiological systems is a fundamental milestone of biomedical engineering. Models allow for the quantitative understanding of the intimate functions of a biological system, estimating parameters that are…

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Moving Along

Moving Along

Author(s): Eugenio Guglielmelli, Silvestro Micera, Francesco Migliavacca, Antonio Pedotti
Moving Along 620 372 IEEE Pulse

In Italy, biomechanics research and the analysis of human and animal movement have had a very long history, beginning with the exceptional pioneering work of Leonardo da Vinci. In 1489,…

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An Italian Education

An Italian Education

Author(s): Pamela Reynolds
An Italian Education 620 372 IEEE Pulse

From Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for ball bearings to the incredible engineering wizardry behind the Ferrari, the inventive, inquisitive, and ingenious spirit of the engineer has always lived—and thrived—in Italy.…

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Physiological Records Projected on a Screen

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Physiological Records Projected on a Screen 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Every day, in teaching classrooms and large conference auditoriums and on operating room monitors, scientists and medical professionals make use of in vivo physiological projections that allow the audience to…

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