January/February 2015

The Robot Will See You Now
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In a 2013 TEDxMidAtlantic talk, a robot wheels onstage, displaying the face of Henry Evans, a mute and paraplegic technology enthusiast located 3,000 miles away. In 2002, Evans, a former Silicon Valley executive, suffered a stroke at age 40 that left him unable to move or talk... Read more

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BME Trends Around the World

Last year, IEEE Pulse surveyed the scene in biomedical engineering to determine what new and developing trends we...

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Passing the Torch

One of the true honors of being the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society president is the opportunity to write the “President’s Message” for IEEE Pulse. I have greatly enjoyed having this platform to express my enthusiasm for the growing field of BME... Read more

Going Solar

Since 2008, the solar-generating capacity in the United States has increased by 1,200%, and the Johnson household is now one more. Last spring, we had solar panels installed on the roof of our house. Since then, sunny days have more meaning than before... Read more

A History of the Convolution Operation

For applied mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, there is no doubt of the usefulness and applications of the continuous convolution operation (CCO)... Read more

Are You Receiving the Mentorship You Need?

"Having good mentors early in one’s career can mean the difference between success and failure in any field”... Read more

Transitioning from the Lab Bench to Business

From Academia to Entrepreneur: Lessons from the Real World by Eugene Khor is an interesting, compact, reasonably priced, 13-chapter textbook conveying lessons learned by the author both during his time in academia and while in business... Read more

MedImage 2014 at the 9th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing

The 3rd edition of the day-long workshop MedImage 2014 was held December 2014 at the 9th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing organized at the Indian Institute of Sciences... Read more