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The EMB Standards Committee (EMB-SC) is a standing Committee within the EMB Society and recommends standards of engineering practices.

About the Standards Committee

The EMB Standards Committee (EMB-SC), also known as EMB/StdsCom, is a standing Committee within the EMB Society and recommends standards of engineering practices to be followed in the field of Engineering in Medicine and Biology by the electrical, electronic, and allied industries, and by health care providers. In relevant areas this Committee shall coordinate its activities with the IEEE Standards Board and other appropriate standards committees.

This Committee is responsible for the development and coordination of standards projects, including their maintenance after their approval as standards by the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (IEEE-SASB) for which EMB-SC has been identified or assigned as either the sole technical sponsor or the primary sponsor to oversee its standards Working Groups. (An IEEE-SA Sponsor is not a financial sponsor.) The scope and activities of the Committee shall conform to the operations and principles of the IEEE, IEEE-SA, and IEEE EMBS.

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COVID-19

Sharing Analytics: Developing A Standard To Employ High Impact Analytics Without Stressing Networks

Since the recent outbreak of COVID-19, clinical researchers, drug manufacturers, economists, social scientists, and other experts have sought access to data for analytics. Much of the data resides in disparate networks and within organizational boundaries. It takes considerable time and effort to obtain permission to acquire this data, to gain authorization from ethics committees or institutional review boards (IRBs) to use it, and to transfer it across overstressed networks. Most researchers would prefer to spend the precious time consumed by these rather tedious tasks on analysis. A more efficient approach would be to have a directory that says what data is where and what it contains, and then develop analytics to leverage the data in a way that preserves privacy and minimizes latency.

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IEEE Standards for Responding to Global COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

IEEE is providing no-cost public access to important IEEE standards, used by technologists, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency. Click “Access Standards” to access and download a PDF of the standards relevant to the global health pandemic.  Several of the standards were developed by the EMB Standards Committee Working Groups. See EMB Published Standards.

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COVID-19 and Beyond: New IEEE 2791-2020 Standard Uses Bioinformatics to Speed Drug Development

Genome sequencing has enormous potential for personalized medicine, mitigating the next pandemic, and more. But it can’t live up to that potential if researchers don’t have a standardized way to communicate and share genome data analysis methods.

Today, there are dozens of platforms, scripts, and tools for analyzing genome data, used by tens of thousands of researchers worldwide—an abundance that reflects the burgeoning nature of the genomics field. But it also creates barriers to exchanging all of the key information that other researchers, as well as regulators such as the FDA, need to understand the results and replicate the tests.This lack of “information interoperability” undermines their ability to quickly and effectively respond to emerging pandemics such as COVID-19. Even during normal times, it creates unnecessary delays and expenses every step of the way, from drug discovery to treatment delivery.

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News & Updates

NEW RELEASE!!! IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for the Quality Management of Datasets for Medical Artificial Intelligence 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

NEW RELEASE!!! IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for the Quality Management of Datasets for Medical Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Ying Fang, Greg Orekhov, Zachary F. Lerner The recommended practice promotes quality management activities for datasets used for artificial intelligence medical device(AIMD). The document highlights quality objective for dataset…

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DIGITAL HEALTH INFORMATICS WORKSHOP, Oct 17, 2022 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

DIGITAL HEALTH INFORMATICS WORKSHOP, Oct 17, 2022

Author(s): Ying Fang, Greg Orekhov, Zachary F. Lerner The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is sponsoring a workshop on building Requirements for Digital Health Data Informatics & Interoperability.  Digital Health data is…

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Cardiovascular Health Tech Conference, February 14-16, 2022 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

Cardiovascular Health Tech Conference, February 14-16, 2022

The Cardiopulmonary Systems and Physiology-Based Engineering TC is hosting an online Cardiovascular Health Tech Conference in February 2022.  Academic experts, major company directors, company CEOs, and clinical opinion leaders will…

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[Call for Participation] IEEE P2725.1, Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular or Functional Medical Imaging Device Safety 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

[Call for Participation] IEEE P2725.1, Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular or Functional Medical Imaging Device Safety

 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the Working Group for IEEE P2725.1™, Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular or Functional Medical Imaging Device Safety. WHY GET INVOLVED This standard…

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IEEE Standard 1752.1 is now published !!! 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

IEEE Standard 1752.1 is now published !!!

IEEE 1752.1-2021 – IEEE Standard for Open Mobile Health Data–Representation of Metadata, Sleep, and Physical Activity Measures is published and please visit here for details on how to access /…

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FDA List on AI/ML-Enabled Medical Devices Publicly Available 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

FDA List on AI/ML-Enabled Medical Devices Publicly Available

As technology continues to advance every aspect of health care, software incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), and specifically the subset of AI known as machine learning (ML), has become an important part of…

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Congratulations to Atam Dhawan, EMB Standards Committee Member, who is the 2021 recipient of the IEEE EMB William J Morlock Award 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

Congratulations to Atam Dhawan, EMB Standards Committee Member, who is the 2021 recipient of the IEEE EMB William J Morlock Award

William J Morlock Award Atam Dhawan (New Jersey Institute of Technology) “For pioneering development and translation of low-angle transillumination imaging devices for healthcare applications and leadership in point-of-care technologies.”

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IEEE WAMIII Presents “Solving Health Tech Challenges Lies with Females” : Meet the Women Leading Global Standards Development, 14 September 2021 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

IEEE WAMIII Presents “Solving Health Tech Challenges Lies with Females” : Meet the Women Leading Global Standards Development, 14 September 2021

The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a…

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IEEE EMBS Public Forum on Healthcare Tech Industry Trends, Virtual, August 25-28, 2021 150 150 Standards Community (SC)

IEEE EMBS Public Forum on Healthcare Tech Industry Trends, Virtual, August 25-28, 2021

The IEEE EMBS Public Forum on Healthcare Tech Industry Trends will be held on August 25-28, 2021 and aims to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities of the healthcare…

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Chair

Esteban Pino

Dr. Esteban J. Pino

Esteban J. Pino is Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department in the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. He was director of the undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Pino was a research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, working on remote patient monitoring. His research interests include physiological monitoring using unobtrusive sensors and medical devices for Point of Care Testing (POCT). He is currently the director of the Engineering for Life Center of the Engineering school, whose goal is to translate research into practical solutions to improve life quality.