September/October 2015

Zombies Invade the Local Middle School

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Zombies Invade the Local Middle School 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Turns out that studying zombie brains—among other age-appropriate topics—is a great way to engage and educate young students in the rudiments of brain science. It’s early morning and the fog…

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Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Pediatric Medical Device Innovators Win $100K in Awards 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Two pediatric medical device innovators, AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in the annual competition held by…

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Healthy Aging Hackathon at IIT Kharagpur

Author(s): Debdoot Sheet
Healthy Aging Hackathon at IIT Kharagpur 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The IEEE Student Branch, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Student Club and IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Student Branch of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur…

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Detection of Peritonitis in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis at Home

Author(s): ShuQi Wang, Fatih Inci, Utkan Demirci
Detection of Peritonitis in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis at Home 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above, Figure 1 – Monitoring infection in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients using a microchip. (A) Neutrophils, if present in waste dialysate, are captured on a PD microchip. Next, a shadow image of…

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Bringing a Modular Biosignal Toolkit to Market

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Bringing a Modular Biosignal Toolkit to Market 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Ahmed Morsy, Deputy EIC of IEEE Pulse, talks with Gregory Stern of PLUX about the challenges and rewards of bringing a low-cost innovative product to market Poor signal to noise…

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Wake Up and Smell the oPhone

Author(s): Lindsay Tucker
Wake Up and Smell the oPhone 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Standing in a cool dark room with 15 or so others, I close my eyes as the scent of fresh rain wafts across my face. The sound of droplets bouncing…

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IEEE and HKN – Perfect Together

Author(s): Nancy M. Ostin
IEEE and HKN – Perfect Together 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was founded in 1904 on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The vision of the founders was to create an organization to both recognize…

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It Is Diversity of Experience That Counts

Author(s): Art Johnson
It Is Diversity of Experience That Counts 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Isaac Asimov, the celebrated science fiction writer, once wrote an essay about creativity [1]. The truly creative mind, he wrote, is one that makes new connections between previously separated concepts.…

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Work in Living Systems

Author(s): Paul King
Work in Living Systems 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems Edited by Robert Levin, Simon Laughlin, Christina De La Rocha, and Alan Blackwell, MIT Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-262-…

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