November/December 2016

Brain and Circuits Take the Focus at BioCAS2016

Author(s): Guoxing Wang, Timothy Constandinou
Brain and Circuits Take the Focus at BioCAS2016 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The 12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) took place in Shanghai, China, in October 2016. Serving as a premier international forum for researchers and engineers to present their…

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Nikola Tesla

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi, Martin Hill Ortiz, Daniel Cervantes, Ron S. Leder
Nikola Tesla 150 150 IEEE Pulse

La vita percorre sempre; mentre noi spesso ci diventiamo cose quasi perduti nel mezzo del camin. [Life keeps going on; in the meantime, we often become things almost lost in…

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A Survey of Medical Device Technology

Author(s): Paul King
A Survey of Medical Device Technology 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Biomedical Device Technology: Principles and Design, 2nd Ed. By Anthony Y.K. Chan, CC Thomas Publisher, 2016. ISBN 978-0-398- 09083-8, viii + 748 pages, US$85.95. According to the preface, this text…

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
One Size Does Not Fit All 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In June 2016, I attended the 2016 Capstone Design Conference in Columbus, Ohio. It was the fifth in a series of conferences starting in 2007 that focus on all aspects…

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Interviewing Well

Author(s): Art Johnson
Interviewing Well 150 150 IEEE Pulse

So, why do you want to work for our organization? The answer to that question could cement your position in that company, or, maybe not, and so, like all the…

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Hearing Focused E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon

Hearing Focused E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon

Author(s): Mehrnaz Shoushtarian
Hearing Focused E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon 618 372 IEEE Pulse

On Saturday 17th September, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Women in Engineering (WIE) and RMIT University WIE held a e-sewing/wearable technology hackathon with a focus on assisting…

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Tackling Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates

Tackling Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Tackling Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: Panelists and moderators at the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenge Conference held in Abu Dhabi in early 2016. The United Arab Emirates is dealing with many of the same healthcare…

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Women’s Health Is Personal

Women’s Health Is Personal

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Women’s Health Is Personal 618 372 IEEE Pulse

One fall day in Boston, Ridhi Tariyal sat on an examination table in her primary care doctor’s office. Her doctor sat across from her, hurriedly transcribing notes as Tariyal responded…

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'Target Malaria' Has a Killer in Its Sights

'Target Malaria' Has a Killer in Its Sights

Author(s): Jim Banks
'Target Malaria' Has a Killer in Its Sights 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The mosquito is the deadliest animal in the world (Figure 1). It is the main carrier of parasites that cause malaria, which is a bigger killer than any other disease…

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