May/June 2019

Save the Date: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Save the Date: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Global Young Professionals Addressing Today’s MedTec Challenges for a Healthier Tomorrow Please visit the conference website to learn more and to register!

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Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain

Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Virtual Reality Is Taking the Hurt Out of Pain 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Slip on a set virtual reality (VR) goggles and connected gloves, and you are transported to another world. For the entertainment industry, that kind of immersive VR may mean shoot-‘em-up…

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Virtual Reality Pioneer Tom Furness on the Past, Present, and Future of VR in Health Care

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Virtual Reality Pioneer Tom Furness on the Past, Present, and Future of VR in Health Care 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Back in the mid-1960s, rotary-dial telephones were the norm, music cassette tapes were brand new, and microwave ovens hadn’t made it into houses yet. That’s also when newly minted electrical…

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Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help

Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help

Author(s): Mary Bates
Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Say hello to Molly, Florence, and Ada—they’re just a few of the helpful, smart algorithm-powered chatbots taking their place in health care. Chatbots are computer programs designed to carry on…

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Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals

Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Access to health care has long been considered to be a human right. It was formally declared in 1946 when the heads of states wrote the constitution of the World…

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Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record

Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record

Author(s): Mark L. Braunstein
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record 620 375 IEEE Pulse

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast…

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Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life

Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life

Author(s): Abhishek Dutta
Cyborg Insects Could Someday Save Your Life 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A tiny cockroach no bigger than a large paper clip scurries across the floor of my bio-engineering lab at the University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT, USA. It is a robot-roach…

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EMBS' Next Generation Reflects on EMBC’18

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
EMBS' Next Generation Reflects on EMBC’18 150 150 IEEE Pulse

EMBC’18 was held from 17–21 July on the beautiful Waikiki beach of the Hawaiian island Oahu. Around 3,000 Biomedical Engineers participated in the annual meeting of IEEE Engineering in Medicine…

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Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Biomedical Big Data

Author(s): Paul King
Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Biomedical Big Data 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Ervin Sejdic and Tiago H. Falk, CRC Press, 2018, ISBN: 9781351061223, xviii+ 606 pages, $220 But for one flaw in the first printing of this text (to be detailed at…

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