May/June 2016

Healthcare, Hacked

Healthcare, Hacked

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Healthcare, Hacked 618 372 IEEE Pulse

It could be as simple as a hospital worker downloading an app on a personal cell phone during a lunch break. That phone—or the hundreds of other unsecured devices in…

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Finger-pointing to reduce accidents

Finger-Pointing to Reduce Accidents

Author(s): Md. Shoaib Bhuiyan, Haruki Kawanaka, Koji Oguri
Finger-Pointing to Reduce Accidents 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Above: Figure 1: The way of “Finger Pointing and Calling” Those who have been on a Japanese train might have observed a neatly uniformed employee, standing on the platform, making…

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A Living Lab in Florida

Author(s): David Metcalf, Barbara Truman, Melinda Gomez, Sharlin T.J. Milliard
A Living Lab in Florida 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Above: The Lake Nona Intelligent Home Living Laboratory. Orlando, Florida, has always been known as the epicenter for simulation, with a robust ecosystem of supporting engineering and communication technology. Recently, a…

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Vendor-Neutral Electronic Health Records

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Vendor-Neutral Electronic Health Records 150 150 IEEE Pulse

On 28 February 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association and IEEE Pulse hosted a one-day symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, concurrent with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems…

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Virtual Reality

Author(s): Shanbao Tong
Virtual Reality 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Rehabilitation engineering refers to the development and application of techniques, devices, and protocols for restoring function following disability. Although in most cases the concept relates to motor functions (e.g., training…

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The U.K. Pushes the Boundaries of Bionics

Author(s): Jim Banks
The U.K. Pushes the Boundaries of Bionics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Using state-of-the-art technology, athletes at the Paralympic Games achieve great feats of physical prowess, but for most people using assistive and rehabilitative technologies (ART), even simple tasks can present huge…

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A Better View

A Better View

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
A Better View 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Approximately 2% of Americans have a visual disability— vision that cannot be corrected even with the strongest prescription—and in developing countries where infectious disease or untreated cataracts are more common,…

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Taking on Essential Tremor

Taking on Essential Tremor

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Taking on Essential Tremor 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Every year, Doris’s primary care physician sends her to see a neurologist to check on her hand tremor, which has increasingly worsened over the past 20 years. Year in and…

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The “Jaipur Foot”

The “Jaipur Foot”

Author(s): Harish Mysore
The “Jaipur Foot” 618 372 IEEE Pulse

It is 8 a.m. on a December morning in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The day has just begun at Bhagawan Mahavir Vikalanga Sahayata Samithi (BMVSS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fitting…

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