Controversy surrounding the Hippocratic oath is not new. Taken by doctors around the world before starting to practice medicine, the oath, which is more than 2400 years old, establishes a number of ethical principles in medicine.
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.
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,
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.
In this issue of IEEE Pulse, authors explore similar terrain by examining recent research into the eye as a means to gauge health and well-being, diagnose and monitor disease, as well as open new frontiers in artificial intelligence (AI).
A critical and often underappreciated step in the development of a new small-molecule drug is its manufacture into a pill for oral delivery. It is critical to maintain the biochemical potency that makes the drug a desirable therapeutic while simultaneously building in the physicochemical properties needed to meet the pharmacokinetic profile required for optimal clinical results
Junjiu Huang, a researcher at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, reported recently on his team’s attempt to edit mutations with the CRISPR/Cas9 system
From the Colosseum to the Roman aqueducts, Italy has historically been admired, envied, and imitated for its feats in advanced engineering
In today’s clinical practice, human vision remains the major diagnostic imaging tool that can capture the shapes and colors of tissue surfaces. Similarly, a very popular manmade device, the camera, can copy what our eyes can see and store the images in memory. The reason