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.
Isaac Asimov, the celebrated science fiction writer, once wrote an essay about creativity . The truly creative mind, he wrote, is one that makes new connections between previously separated concepts. This new connection can only come from the mind of an isolated individual; a new
Introducing the Authors
When the stream is driven by a powerful pump, the running waters can take you to the unknowns of the mind.
—Max E. Valentinuzzi
Elisa Pérez was born in San Juan, Argentina, in 1978. She graduated as a bioengineer from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan
The ability to identify unmet needs and new product opportunities is an important skill for biomedical engineering students planning a career in the medical device industry. Most biomedical engineering graduates will work in industry where many projects will not be defined for them. They will
Once within my research meeting, while my thoughts were weak and fleeting
Signals from inside the body are the organ’s scriptures with messages telling what they do and how they feel
A recent issue of IEEE Pulse (March/April 2015) featured an article by Shannon Fischer entitled “Inside Tract: Can Deep Brain Stimulation Survive Its Reputation for Success?” Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been a well-accepted therapeutic intervention for Parkinson’s disease for many years. Recently, it has
In a local survey of Harford County, Maryland, public school teachers, 90% of the approximately 630 respondents indicated that they did not feel valued and respected by the school system
Lectures in capstone design courses provide an opportunity to present information needed by students to properly execute their projects and/or prepare them for their careers. They can be used to supplement reading assignments or introduce new material not presented elsewhere in the course or biomedical