November/December 2015

Minor Invasions

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Minor Invasions 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: Alexis Hazen, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University, conducts a hair transplant. In a quickly produced YouTube video shot at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health outside…

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Mining Social Media Big Data for Health

Author(s): Altug Akay, Andrei Dragomir, Bjorn-Erik Erlandsson
Mining Social Media Big Data for Health 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Advances in information technology (IT) and big data are affecting nearly every facet of the public and private sectors. Social media platforms are one example of such advances: its nature…

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Marco Donnarumma

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Marco Donnarumma 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Man-machine interfacing is one of the most interesting areas of research in biomedical engineering. The aim of such interfaces is to collect information from and present information to the human…

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Technological Acceleration: A Few Musings

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Technological Acceleration: A Few Musings 150 150 IEEE Pulse

After five years of “Retrospectroscope” columns (since January 2011) covering subjects more or less related to biomedical engineering—always from a historical perspective, but also bringing a few recent viewpoints and…

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Mirror Image

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Mirror Image 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Throughout time, the eyes have been viewed as a portal— to the soul, to the mind, to what lies hidden. In this issue of IEEE Pulse, authors explore similar terrain…

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Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight

Author(s): Art Johnson
Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Shopping is not my favorite activity, but when I do have that opportunity, usually when on vacation, I often find myself in shops catering to tourists. Of course, the shop…

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Linking Engineering and Medical Training

Author(s): George Tolomiczenko, Terry Sanger
Linking Engineering and Medical Training 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Medical students are attracted by the prospect of a meaningful addition to their clinical work. Engineering students are excited by a unique opportunity to learn directly alongside their medical student…

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The Saudi Human Genome Program

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
The Saudi Human Genome Program 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Oil wells, endless deserts, stifling heat, masses of pilgrims, and wealthy-looking urban areas still dominate the widespread mental image of Saudi Arabia. Currently, this image is being extended to include…

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Incubating Innovation

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Incubating Innovation 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, launch pads. Everyone defines the idea a bit differently, but, generally, these infrastructures refer to a subsidized space where fledgling companies get support—a combination of mentorship,…

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