What is the difference between life span and health span? The first reflects longevity measured by the number of years lived, while the second represents the ability to enjoy a reasonably healthy condition throughout most of those years.
Just as Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” It is also hard to innovate and profit from inventions relating to biodesign.
The 12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) took place in Shanghai, China, in October 2016. Serving as a premier international forum for researchers and engineers to present their state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research and development activities at the frontiers of medicine, life sciences, and engineering,
Biomedical Device Technology: Principles and Design, 2nd Ed.
By Anthony Y.K. Chan, CC Thomas Publisher, 2016. ISBN 978-0-398- 09083-8, viii + 748 pages, US$85.95.
According to the preface, this text is “written for engineers and technologists who are interested in understanding the principles, design, and applications of
Above: Panelists and moderators at the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenge Conference held in Abu Dhabi in early 2016.
The United Arab Emirates is dealing with many of the same healthcare challenges faced in other regions of the world, including problems with injury, obesity and diabetes. These
As we look back over 2016 at IEEE Pulse, we can proudly say that our efforts to bring you up-to-date and informative articles that span the EMB spectrum have paid off. IEEE Pulse began the year with a comprehensive look at what’s new in wearables,
Review of Lab Girl, a 2016 memoir of Hope Jagren, and Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms: Design and Applications, providing discourses on the current state of the art in several areas of wireless medical system development and related algorithm developments.
This three-editor, 13-contributor, seven-chapter text, per the preface, is written for the researcher interested in using imaging techniques to accomplish in vivo imaging.
While it is not hard to reach agreement about how we got to this point of major struggle with nationwide EHR implementation, it is a lot harder to agree on a vision that can move us beyond this challenging situation.
Rehabilitation engineering has evolved from traditional mechanical assistive devices and training systems into applications for the disabled based on new physiological findings.