July/August 2016

Cover Story

As a growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States can attest, pain, and how to treat it effectively and without serious side effects, is one of the foremost challenges in medicine today. ... Read more

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Co-Ops and Capstone Design: Are They Interchangeable?

Many engineering schools in the United States provide opportunities for their undergraduate students to gain practical, ...

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Sleep Quality Assessment

Physical recreation, hormone secretion, immune systems, memory functions, and mood are all related to sufficient and restorative sleep. As biomedical engineers, we would like to quantify this ultimate “sleep quality,” but how can we assess it?... Read more

Student Management Teams

It may seem like letting the fox in to guard the henhouse when students are asked to help with the way a class is taught, but it can be valuable to learn directly about student perceptions of course presentations. Having students help direct your course teaching is not such a bad idea.... Read more


The origins of convolution and its further and rather complex historical development were dealt with in detail in a previous article. We saw there that it can be traced back to the middle of the 18th century; however, its modern form and use are not more than 50 or 60 years old.... Read more

An Overview of In Vivo Macroscopic Imaging

This three-editor, 13-contributor, seven-chapter text, per the preface, is written for the researcher interested in using imaging techniques to accomplish in vivo imaging.... Read more