July/August 2017

Electromagnetics in Medicine

Electromagnetics in Medicine

Author(s): Akimasa Hirata
Electromagnetics in Medicine 618 371 IEEE Pulse

In August 2015, Akimasa Hirata, Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan, received a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society for “his contribution to computational…

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Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism

Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Worldwide, at least one in 100 people has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number at one in 68…

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The Virtual Human Project

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
The Virtual Human Project 618 371 IEEE Pulse

What if there were a way to optimize cancer treatments, design safer and more efficient noninvasive brain and spinal cord treatments and assess the hazards of implanted medical devices without…

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Cardiac Pacemakers

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Cardiac Pacemakers 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Ma nun me lassà, Nun darme stu turmiento. Damme un pacemaker … Famme campà! The Gulf of Naples and its surrounding area have served as a beautiful, historic, and romantic…

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The Quantified Patient Checks In

The Quantified Patient Checks In

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
The Quantified Patient Checks In 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Larry Smarr Like eight-year-olds who can’t let go of a good joke, Larry Smarr’s nurses and doctors kept coming to him with the same question: “Have you passed gas yet?”…

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A Data-Rich Longitudinal Wellness Study for the Digital Age

A Data-Rich Longitudinal Wellness Study for the Digital Age

Author(s): Gustavo Glusman
A Data-Rich Longitudinal Wellness Study for the Digital Age 618 371 IEEE Pulse

We live in an age of plentiful information, collected continuously by pervasive gadgetry, distributed through digital and social networks, and mined deeply by ever-more- powerful analytics systems. And yet, one of…

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Taking on the Obesity Epidemic

Taking on the Obesity Epidemic

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Taking on the Obesity Epidemic 618 371 IEEE Pulse

If obesity were tied only to too much food or too little physical activity, the cure would be a simple matter of counting calories or keeping track of steps with…

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Sniffing for Cancer

Sniffing for Cancer

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Sniffing for Cancer 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Nearly two decades ago, Hossam Haick was working on a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology when terrible news hit: his friend and officemate…

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Rise of the Nanorobots

Rise of the Nanorobots

Author(s): Stanislav Tsitkov, Henry Hess
Rise of the Nanorobots 618 371 IEEE Pulse

In 1988, a Scientific American article by A.K. Dewdney [1] on the work of nanotechnologist K. Eric Drexler spurred public interest in the nascent field of nanotechnology and its potential…

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