IEEE PULSE
July/August 2019

Book Reviews July/August 2019
Physics in Biology and Medicine
Paul Davidovits, Academic Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780128137161, xviii+ 358 pages, $85 From the book back cover copy: “Paul Davidovits’ Physics in Biology and Medicine provides a high-quality and highly relevant physics grounding for students working toward careers in the medical and... Read more
State of the Art July/August 2019
There’s Nothing Like Real Experience: I
As the saying goes, the point on a pencil is the inspiration and the other end with the eraser is the experience. A pencil without an eraser is next to useless, as I have found out. Yes, I know that,... Read more
Feature July/August 2019
How a Tiny Electrical Current to the Brain Is Treating Medical Symptoms
The medical benefits of mild electrical stimulation of the cranium may seem like marketing hype, but decades of clinical research studies have verified that it does alleviate symptoms in a wide range of conditions. This method delivers very-low-frequency current to... Read more
Retrospectroscope July/August 2019
Old Age, Divine Age, Why Not?
Perceptions Quarante ans, c’est la vieillesse de la jeunesse, mais cinquante ans, c’est la jeunesse de la vieillesse. Forty is the old age of youth, while fifty is the youth of old age. Vierzig ist das höhe Alter der Jugend, während fünfzig ist... Read more
Cover Story July/August 2019
Brain AI: Deep Learning for Brain Stimulation
Other Languages Available: Ver en Español (Read Spanish Version) この記事の日本語翻訳を読む (Read Japanese Version) English A common application for brain stimulation is surgery planning used to identify brain regions before or during resection [1]. In addition, noninvasive brain stimulation has been becoming a common clinical... Read more
Feature July/August 2019
Robotic Pets: A Senior’s Best Friend?
We are in the midst of a demographic phenomenon known as the graying of society. In more affluent countries, the population is aging. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to... Read more
Feature July/August 2019
The Danger of Sleep Deprivation
Late one spring night in 1986, around 1:30 a.m., the residents of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city of 50,000 people at the northern tip of the Dnieper River, were shaken from sleep by a giant explosion originating in the nuclear reactor... Read more
Feature July/August 2019
Controlling Evolution: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
2019 was a revolutionary year in the field of chemistry as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 to three brilliant chemists (Figure 1): Dr. Frances H. Arnold—“for the directed evolution of enzymes”; Dr.... Read more
Feature July/August 2019
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 6: The Future of FHIR
This is the sixth and last article in a series on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. The first article provided... Read more