Rehabilitation engineering has evolved from traditional mechanical assistive devices and training systems into applications for the disabled based on new physiological findings.
Two books are reviewed: Guide to Health Informatics, 3rd ed., and The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable—and How We Can Get There.
Three different texts are reviewed this issue.
Michael R. Neuman, M.D., Ph.D., former editor of IEEE Pulse Magazine and an IEEE Fellow, passed away on 18 February 2016. Michael Neuman was a friend and mentor to many, an accomplished researcher and academic as well as a dedicated and tireless member of EMBS for many decades. He will be remembered by those whose lives he touched for his intellect, leadership, guidance, grace, and good humor.
The second IEEE EMBS International Students Conference of Egypt (ISC-Egypt’15), held 21-22 October 2015, was a scientific “by-students and for-students” gathering with a focus on biomedical and healthcare technologies…
As a former design instructor, the title of this text interested me because I had not personally used the term contextual inquiry in my teaching, nor had I read it in literature.
Man-machine interfacing is one of the most interesting areas of research in biomedical engineering. The aim of such interfaces is to collect information from and present information to the human body in order to enable and streamline interactive processes involving human users. But one artist/researcher
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).
This text, primarily authored by W. David Lee, is a straightforward argument that there are many instances with a period of 40 or so years from the discovery of a technology (for example, X-rays and associated equipment) to the development and utilization of such equipment in the biologists’ laboratory such that DNA analysis could be performed.
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.