September/October 2019

Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, each receiving…

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What is it Like to Be an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer?

Author(s): Michael Friebe
What is it Like to Be an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

I was actually talked into considering a position as an EMBS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) by one of my Indian graduate students, who believed that some of my entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented…

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Microbial Treatments for the Mind

Microbial Treatments for the Mind

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Microbial Treatments for the Mind 620 375 IEEE Pulse

For $99, you can obtain a kit that includes two cotton swabs and instructions for properly collecting your own stool sample, along with oral and skin samples. Upon shipping those…

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Heart to Heart: Treating Heart Damage

Heart to Heart

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Heart to Heart 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A person who has had a myocardial infarction often gets excellent emergency treatment at a hospital, and is able to go home or even return to work in a matter…

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Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream?

Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream?

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Biological Pacemakers: Still a Dream? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

A biological pacemaker is one or more types of cellular components that, when implanted into certain regions of the heart, produce electrical stimuli that mimic that of the body’s natural…

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Attitudes Toward Failure in Capstone Design Projects

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Attitudes Toward Failure in Capstone Design Projects 150 150 IEEE Pulse

While working in industry during the 1980s and 1990s, project failures were to be avoided at all costs. For engineers in the medical device industry, these failures could be in…

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The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine

The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
The State of Nanorobotics in Medicine 620 375 IEEE Pulse

From Ant-Man to the Incredible Shrinking Machine, society has long envisioned developing devices tiny enough to enter human cells. Such nanotechnology could revolutionize the diagnosis of diseases like cancer and…

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Focus

Author(s): Art Johnson
Focus 150 150 IEEE Pulse

We, as a society, have become too easily distracted. We are all suffering these days from lack of focus, and it could get worse. “TMI” stands for “too much information,”…

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Giordano Bruno: Expander of the Copernican Universe

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Giordano Bruno: Expander of the Copernican Universe 150 150 IEEE Pulse

How many crimes were and are committed in God’s name? Combien de crimes ont été et sont commis sur le nom de Dieu? Wie viele Verbrechen wurden und werden auf…

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