November/December 2016

Improving Rural Health

Improving Rural Health

Author(s): Suhas Gondi, Kavita Patel
Improving Rural Health 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The United States is hailed as providing the most advanced health care the world has to offer. With cutting-edge medical devices, groundbreaking procedures, and innovative technologies, our hospitals and medical…

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Tying Tech to Care

Tying Tech to Care

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tying Tech to Care 618 372 IEEE Pulse

People can do an incredible range of things remotely today. From a chair at the office or under an umbrella at the beach, they can adjust lights and appliance settings…

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Toward a Comprehensive Cure

Toward a Comprehensive Cure

Author(s): Debdoot Sheet
Toward a Comprehensive Cure 618 372 IEEE Pulse

How would you provide effective and affordable health care in a country of more than 1.25 billion where there are only 0.7 physicians for every 1,000 people [1]? The Revised…

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Emotional Matters

Emotional Matters

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Emotional Matters 618 372 IEEE Pulse

In 1872, Charles Darwin published The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, in which he argued that mammals show emotion reliably in their faces. Since then, thousands of…

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Image-Guided Interventions

Image-Guided Interventions

Author(s): Cristian A. Linte, Ziv R. Yaniv
Image-Guided Interventions 618 372 IEEE Pulse

While the term “image-guided surgery” has gained popularity fairly recently, the use of imaging for medical interventions dates as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. Dr. George…

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New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery

New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery

Author(s): Michele Solis
New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Over the past 30 years, robots have become standard fixtures in operating rooms. During brain surgery, a NeuroMate robot may guide a neurosurgeon to a target within the pulsing cortex.…

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Measuring Human Energy Intake and Ingestive Behavior

Author(s): Adam Hoover, Edward Sazonov
Measuring Human Energy Intake and Ingestive Behavior 150 150 IEEE Pulse

From the Technical Committees According to the World Health Organization, more than half of the people in the world are overweight (39%) or obese (13%). Obesity is associated with increased…

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The Year in Review

Author(s): Cynthia Weber, Max Valentinuzzi
The Year in Review 150 150 IEEE Pulse

As we look back over 2016 at IEEE Pulse, we can proudly say that our efforts to bring you up-to-date and informative articles that span the EMB spectrum have paid…

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mHealth to the Rescue

mHealth to the Rescue

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
mHealth to the Rescue 618 372 IEEE Pulse

In rural areas, it is not unusual for patients to travel 50 miles or more to reach their doctors’ offices or for doctors to refer patients to specialists whose offices…

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