May/June 2018

Introducing OBPM – The Optical Revolution for Blood Pressure Monitoring

Measuring Pressure

Author(s): Josep Sola, Mattia Bertschi, Jens Krauss
Measuring Pressure 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Above: A possible visualization of the aktiia bracelet that will deploy oBPM technology for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of hypertension. The final form factor of the bracelet and its…

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Blockchain Potential

Hospital CIO Explains Blockchain Potential

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Hospital CIO Explains Blockchain Potential 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Work is already underway to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry, and hospital administrators are trying to figure out what it can do for them, their clinicians, and their…

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Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves

Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Maintaining sterility in emergency and operating rooms can be challenging, especially in cases of highly infectious disease outbreaks or toxic spills. A simple nick in a surgical glove under such…

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PULSE On Stage: Can Healthcare Be Artificially Intelligent Yet Naturally Smart?

PULSE On Stage: Can Healthcare Be Artificially Intelligent Yet Naturally Smart?

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
PULSE On Stage: Can Healthcare Be Artificially Intelligent Yet Naturally Smart? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Concurrent with EMBC18, IEEE Pulse on Stage hosted industry experts to explore the challenges and opportunities artificial intelligence holds for healthcare and research. Presenters included Michael Taborn, Chief Architect, IOTG…

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Does Schopenhauer’s Epistemology Back Up Current Bioengineering and Biotechnology Trends?

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi, Jorge Saltor
Does Schopenhauer’s Epistemology Back Up Current Bioengineering and Biotechnology Trends? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The Present is Now and, in fact, as soon as “it is,” it becomes “it was,” so much that one feels it did not exist, as a continuum. Not only…

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The Shaming of the True

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Shaming of the True 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For a change of pace, I am presenting, here, “The Shaming of the True,” something I have given as a final examination in a graduate instrumentation systems course (ENBE 601).…

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The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft

The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft 618 372 IEEE Pulse

When soft robotics first emerged, it was defined (as breakthroughs often are) by what it was that its traditional counterparts were not, i.e., soft. A decade in, the nomenclature remains apt.…

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The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Author(s): Jim Banks
The Human Touch 618 372 IEEE Pulse

We live in a time when science fiction can quickly become science fact. Within a generation, the Internet has matured from a technological marvel to a utility, and mobile telephones…

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(Block) Chain Reaction

(Block) Chain Reaction

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
(Block) Chain Reaction 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Electronic health records may have digitized patient data, but getting that data from one clinician to another remains a huge challenge, especially since patients often have multiple doctors ordering tests,…

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