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Every year, Doris’s primary care physician sends her to see a neurologist to check on her hand tremor, which has increasingly worsened over the past 20 years.
Above: Depicted, from left to right: Chris Voigt, Ben Gordon, Rob Nicol. Photo by Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering.
Living organisms are amazing feats of engineering: By following instructions encoded entirely in DNA, living systems can sense and respond to their environment, build intricate structures
Will new technologies substantially change the way subjective complaints are measured in clinical trials, and, if so, by how much? Depending on the expert consulted, the answer ranges from a little to a lot.
Tom Knight may laugh when someone calls him the “godfather of synthetic biology,” but his ideas have helped spur a worldwide movement to look at biology with an engineer’s eye.
Traditional genetic engineering has for several decades enabled the cutting and pasting of DNA from one place to another, allowing for all kinds of developments: giving bacteria the ability to make insulin, making crops pesticide- resistant, and increasing the size of food animals, to name but a few.
In the field of wearable biomedical sensors, the convergence revolution is more than a fanciful, utopian view of the way innovation should be done…
IEEE Pulse speaks with Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., a professor in the Media Laboratory and the director of affective computing research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Sometime over the last few years, wearable electronics have become the norm. Whether it’s a cell phone attached to a holster at the hip, a smart watch on the wrist, or sensors on and sometimes woven into clothing, these technologies are part of everyday life.
Clinical decision support is about making the right thing to do the easy thing to do. And it’s about putting into place a process that will systematically guide decisions and actions toward the most effective and appropriate ones
Today’s dentist’s offices are getting a new look, thanks to digital technologies that are designed to provide better oral care