September/October 2017

Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods

Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Above, Figure 1: 2. Seth Pedersen, a graduate student from Rice University, wades into a flooded street to collect water samples after Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, TX. Photo Credit: Ya He.…

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Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices

Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices

Author(s): Lori Pennington
Awards Presented for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Six companies presenting innovative medical device solutions that address significant unmet needs in pediatric health were awarded a total of US$250,000 in grant money in San Jose, Calif. at the…

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Our Next Generation's Reflections of EMBC'17

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Our Next Generation's Reflections of EMBC'17 150 150 IEEE Pulse

EMBC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. EMBC’17 was held from 11-15 July on the gorgeous Jeju Island of South Korea. The…

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Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering

Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering

Author(s): Sherif Elbasiouny
Cross-Disciplinary Medical Advances with Neuroengineering 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Neuroengineering brings tools and techniques from the engineering fields into neuroscience to create new approaches for investigating the central nervous system (CNS). This fusion of disciplines is advancing our knowledge…

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On the Verge of Neuro-Motion

On the Verge of Neuro-Motion

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
On the Verge of Neuro-Motion 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Chad Bouton, director of the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine and vice president of advanced engineering at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, which serves as the research arm of one…

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Reading Minds

Reading Minds

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Reading Minds 618 371 IEEE Pulse

When you see or think about an object, your brain engages in a unique pattern of activity tied specifically to that object. That’s how you know a cat is a…

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Moving Objects with Your Mind

Moving Objects with Your Mind

Author(s): Jim Banks
Moving Objects with Your Mind 618 371 IEEE Pulse

The best ideas are often simple in nature, though complex in detail, and great in potential. The stentrode is a perfect example, combining the familiar off-the-shelf technologies of a stent…

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Exciting Times

Author(s): Art Johnson
Exciting Times 150 150 IEEE Pulse

What an exciting time to be a bio-based engineer! Biology is the new frontier of technological progress, and it is difficult to fathom how much is going on. Bioengineers, biomedical…

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Roach Biobots

Roach Biobots

Author(s): Tahmid Latif, Alper Bozkurt
Roach Biobots 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Imagine a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, causing residential buildings to collapse and trapping the people in- side underneath the rubble. Over the following days, first responders spend a…

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