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Society News May/June 2020
JTEHM: The EMB Journey to Open Access
The ultimate goal of engineering in medicine and biology (EMB) researchers is to improve medical care for patients and communities all over the world by providing a collaborative environment for engineer–scientists and clinicians. In order for this collaboration to occur,... Read more
Society News September/October 2019
Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
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 a $25,000 award and the opportunity to participate in NCC-PDI’s... Read more
Society News September/October 2019
What is it Like to Be an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer?
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 lectures would be of great value to the international community... Read more
Society News May/June 2019
Save the Date: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference
Global Young Professionals Addressing Today’s MedTec Challenges for a Healthier Tomorrow Please visit the conference website to learn more and to register!... Read more
Society News September/October 2018
Using 3-D Printers and Microvolunteering to Improve Healthcare Access
With fewer than 800,000 doctors to meet the needs of a population of 1.3 billion people, India is confronting an immense healthcare challenge. Simply put, how can more people get access to quality, affordable medical care in whatever state or... Read more
Society News July/August 2018
Can AI Truly Transform Health Care?
As scholars have predicted and researchers have now shown, we are entering an age of global artificial intelligence (AI) convergence. Health care is just one area in which AI is gaining a foothold, as evidenced by two parallel conferences held in... Read more
Society News July/August 2018
Spotlight on Francine Kaufman
In 2009, I left my position as a Distinguished Professor at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California to become the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical, Medical... Read more
Society News September/October 2017
Our Next Generation's Reflections of EMBC'17
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 conference attracted around 2,802 participants representing 64 countries. More than... Read more
Society News May/June 2017
2nd Annual EMBSCT '17 in Istanbul, Turkey
The 2nd Annual Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Turkey Chapter (EMBSCT’17) was held in Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey on May 6-7, 2017. The aim of the conference was to foster collaborations among various disciplines such as... Read more
Society News November/December 2016
Hearing Focused E-Sewing/Wearable Technology Hackathon
On Saturday 17th September, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Women in Engineering (WIE) and RMIT University WIE held a e-sewing/wearable technology hackathon with a focus on assisting individuals with hearing impairment and preventing hearing loss. The event began... Read more
Society News September/October 2015
Healthy Aging Hackathon at IIT Kharagpur
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 along with the IEEE Kharagpur Section and IEEE Women in... Read more
Society News September/October 2015
IEEE and HKN – Perfect Together
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 the scholastic success of students, and to help electrical engineering... Read more
Society News July/August 2015
Open for Comments: "Rehabilitation Engineers, Technologists, and Technicians: Vital Members of the Assistive Technology Team"
RESNA’s Rehabilitation Engineer and Technologist Professional Specialty Group (PSG 4) is requesting public comments on a draft white paper that seeks to define the current roles and responsibilities of the following AT practitioners: Rehabilitation Engineers, Rehabilitation Technologists, and Rehabilitation Technicians. Rehabilitation... Read more
Society News March/April 2015
Call for Papers: IEEE EMBS International Student Conference
ISC 2015 – Call for Papers 1st IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC) Welcome to the 1st International Student Conference organized by IEEE EMBS, the first in our series of conferences organized by the students, for the students. This first edition will... Read more
Society News September/October 2014
IEEE Ceremony Honors Excellence in Engineering
CAPTION: Pictured above, from left to right, Robert de Marca, IEEE President, Leroy Hood, recipient of the 2014 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, Donna Hudson, past EMBS president and current chair of the IEEE Lifesciences Technical Community and... Read more
Society News July/August 2014
IEEE and the Life Sciences — What's the Connection?
Since its inception in 1963, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has been focused on the intersection of engineering and health. EMBS members have embarked on amazing feats of engineering, such as developing sophisticated sensors in clothing capable... Read more
Society News March/April 2014
2014 Elected EMBS Fellows
The IEEE Board of Directors approved the newly elevated Fellows for 2014. Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this prestigious accomplishment! Martin Buss Technische Universitaet Muenchen for contributions to haptic telepresence systems and autonomous robots Branko Celler Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations... Read more
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Safety First: The IEEE EMBS Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR)
As a Technical Committee of EMBS, the primary focus of the Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) is in the area of biological effects of nonionizing electromagnetic energy, from power line through microwave frequency ranges. The main goal of the... Read more
Society News January/February 2014
IEEE EMBS International Student Conference
The first IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC2013) was held 8-10 October 2013 at Cairo University, Egypt. The conference was intended to provide a forum for students to meet and exchange experiences at the local, regional, and international levels, as... Read more