May/June 2015

Biomedical Engineering Education in Japan

Author(s): Toshiyo Tamura
Biomedical Engineering Education in Japan 618 370 IEEE Pulse

This year, IEEE Pulse has been examining biomedical engineering education around the world. This month, we take a look at biomedical engineering education in Japan. Biomedical engineering education in Japan…

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Information Processing for Neonatal Health Care

Author(s): Jayanta Mukherjee
Information Processing for Neonatal Health Care 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Health care for newborn babies, in particular in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), poses various challenges in defining and coordinating critical decision making processes involving their treatment and the…

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Leonardo da Vinci, Artist-Engineer

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Leonardo da Vinci, Artist-Engineer 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Dr. Domenico Laurenza In August at EMBC15 in Milan, Dr. Domenico Laurenza, of bgC3, Kirkland-Seattle, USA and the Museo Galileo, Florence, Italy, will deliver a keynote speech entitled “Machines and…

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Building a Better Breast Pump

Author(s): Summer Allen
Building a Better Breast Pump 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Right now thousands of women are connected to a machine. This machine is essentially a vacuum, but these women aren’t housecleaning: they’re pumping breast milk for their babies. Breast pumps…

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Ethical Considerations for Deep Brain Stimulation

Author(s): Bernard Allan Cohen
Ethical Considerations for Deep Brain Stimulation 150 150 IEEE Pulse

A recent issue of IEEE Pulse (March/April 2015) featured an article by Shannon Fischer entitled “Inside Tract: Can Deep Brain Stimulation Survive Its Reputation for Success?” Deep brain stimulation (DBS)…

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Changing the Calculus of Pediatric Product Development

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Changing the Calculus of Pediatric Product Development 618 370 IEEE Pulse

First, Deliece Hofen drops the pill into hot water to soften the outside coating. Then, she slices through the center of the pill with an X-ACTO knife and squeezes the…

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Author(s): David L. Chandler
The Heart of the Matter 618 370 IEEE Pulse

The smooth, powerful muscles of a newborn baby’s heart are pulsing normally, squeezing in and letting go rhythmically as a 3-mm-wide catheter-like tube snakes its way through, entering via an…

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Light Plus Sound

Light Plus Sound

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Light Plus Sound 618 370 IEEE Pulse

In just a decade, optoacoustic or photoacoustic imaging has become one of the fastest growing areas of biomedical technology, exploding from just a handful of research groups in the late…

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Listening to Light and Seeing Through: Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging

Author(s): Chulhong Kim, Daniel Razansky
Listening to Light and Seeing Through: Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In today’s clinical practice, human vision remains the major diagnostic imaging tool that can capture the shapes and colors of tissue surfaces. Similarly, a very popular manmade device, the camera,…

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