September/October 2014

Weaving Innovation: Technical Textile Applications in Healthcare

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Weaving Innovation: Technical Textile Applications in Healthcare 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Technical Textiles is a term that is growing in popularity both within the textile industry and the research community. With several other alternatives (like smart textile, intelligent textile, and performance…

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Notes from India: Fuzzifying Biomedical Engineering Education

Author(s): Debdoot Sheet
Notes from India: Fuzzifying Biomedical Engineering Education 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Biomedical engineering (BME) is a bit of a rebel academic discipline. Though many students and young professionals believe in its binary compartmentalization [1], evidence from academia and experiences shared by…

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Tutorial: Is Your Health Care Innovation Commercially Viable?

Author(s): Regina Herzlinger
Tutorial: Is Your Health Care Innovation Commercially Viable? 618 372 IEEE Pulse

When it comes to health care technology-based ventures, the emperor’s new clothes syndrome is well known: Enthusiastic engineers develop a promising new technology only to discover that the new technology…

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What Architecture and Bioengineering Have in Common

Author(s): David Brown
What Architecture and Bioengineering Have in Common 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: The Fab Tree Hab by Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona and Lara Greden presents a sophisticated methodology to grow homes from living native trees. The 100% living habitat is prefabricated…

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How’s My Sleep?

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
How’s My Sleep? 620 372 IEEE Pulse

When it comes to health and fitness, there’s an app for just about everything. Want to track how many steps you’ve taken today? There’s an app for that. Want to…

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Polysomnography

Author(s): Max Hirshkowitz
Polysomnography 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Hans Berger published the first human electroencephalograph (EEG) recording in 1924 [1]. He used a device called the string galvanometer to record brain waves on a light-sensitive plate. The fluctuating…

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Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with cancer and have discussed treatment options with your oncologist. Twenty years ago, there would only be a limited number of unattractive treatment…

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Sleep On It

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Sleep On It 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Every night, around the world, 7 billion people lie down to sleep. Their eyes close, their bodies relax, and their brain waves begin to smooth from the chaos of wakefulness…

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Balancing Engineering and Biology in Bioengineering

Author(s): Bruce Wheeler
Balancing Engineering and Biology in Bioengineering 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For most of my career, I have heard rumors that engineering comprises a set of silos, with each discipline narrowly defined by a strict set of its own coursework and practices. Indeed,…

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