Saudi Arabia has a high burden of genetic diseases, mostly due to the high rate of marriage of relatives (around 60% of the marriages). The genetic diseases show up in the form of severe inherited diseases, which manifest early in life, affecting 8% of births in the kingdom, and in the form of common genetic diseases, such as diabetes, that manifest later in life and affect over 20% of the population.
Two pediatric medical device innovators, AventaMed of Cork, Ireland and Prospiria, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in the annual competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System near Washington D.C.
Most biosignal acquisition systems in the market have price points way out of reach for most students. Plux-Wireless Biosignals, a start-up based in Lisbon, Portugal, realized this market gap and acted on it.
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 AT practitioners
From the Colosseum to the Roman aqueducts, Italy has historically been admired, envied, and imitated for its feats in advanced engineering
In August at EMBC15 in Milan, Dr. Domenico Laurenza will deliver a keynote speech entitled
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 take place at Universal Studios in sunny Orlando, Florida, on 6-8 November, 2015
Dr. Leroy Hood was among 20 professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to engineering during a Medals and Recognitions Ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands in August 2014. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the IEEE Sections Congress. IEEE President Roberto J. de Marca served as the Master of Ceremonies,
If you’ve ever wondered why science and math education lag in the United States, EMBS Executive Committee Member Barbara Oakley, has an idea. In part, it’s because students are never allowed a true mastery of science, technology, engineering and math subjects, otherwise known as STEM. This is the argument she makes in a Wall Street
In preparation of EMBC 2014, IEEE Pulse spoke with three keynote speakers from various arenas about key developments in their fields and where the future lies