July/August 2018

Can AI Truly Transform Health Care?

Can AI Truly Transform Health Care?

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Can AI Truly Transform Health Care? 618 372 IEEE Pulse

As scholars have predicted and researchers have now shown, we are entering an age of global artificial intelligence (AI) convergence. Health care is just one area in which AI is gaining…

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Controlling Seizures with Technology

Controlling Seizures with Technology

Author(s): Mary Bates
Controlling Seizures with Technology 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Mike McKenna was tired of epilepsy controlling his life. For years, he tried different medications and therapies to no avail; his seizures, which occurred every three to six days, dictated…

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Toward Better Treatment for Women’s Reproductive Health

Toward Better Treatment for Women’s Reproductive Health

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Toward Better Treatment for Women’s Reproductive Health 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Although women and men share many similar health challenges throughout their lifetimes, women are not necessarily healthier. Some conditions that only women experience—such as pregnancy, ovarian cancer, or the abnormal…

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The Many Textures of Robotics

The Many Textures of Robotics

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The Many Textures of Robotics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Innovative researchers are employing flexible, rather than rigid materials in combination with new design approaches as part of the emerging field of biomedical soft robotics. The idea is to generate…

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Call for Pediatric Cardiovascular Devices: $100K Competition Now Accepting Proposals

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Call for Pediatric Cardiovascular Devices: $100K Competition Now Accepting Proposals 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Children’s National Health System is now accepting proposals for its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. New this year, the competition is focused on pediatric cardiovascular devices…

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Patient Technology for Tracking Movement Disorders

Patient Technology for Tracking Movement Disorders

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Patient Technology for Tracking Movement Disorders 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: Examples of 3-D-printed prototypes of the PDMonitor wearable devices. (Image courtesy of PD Neurotechnology Ltd.) PD Neurotechnology specializes in an innovative medical device, the PDMonitor, designed to assist patients…

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Engineering Opportunities in Cancer Immunotherapy

Engineering Opportunities in Cancer Immunotherapy

Author(s): David A. Zaharoff
Engineering Opportunities in Cancer Immunotherapy 617 374 IEEE Pulse

More than a century ago, the American surgeon William Coley noticed a correlation between cancer remissions and postoperative infections: some patients who had battled an infection also experienced a regression…

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Self Driving and Self Diagnosing

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Self Driving and Self Diagnosing 617 374 IEEE Pulse

Advances in automobile technology have made headlines over the last few years, and not always for good reasons. In March 2018, an Uber self-driving car ran over a pedestrian in…

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Music Therapy and the Planets’ Consonances

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Music Therapy and the Planets’ Consonances 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Music has been prevalent in different societies and cultures since ancient times. It is an expression of human deeds, identity, wishes, understanding of the world, the culture and norms of…

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