Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more
Smartphone Apps for World Health
Two TED talks describe projects already or nearly deployed in the field, which help save the lives of people living in situations remote from medical care. Using only smartphones with special apps and simple interface gear, remarkable diagnostic results are available. First is Saving Lives, One Phone at a Time, featuring a continuous wearable ECG monitor, including some diagnostic capabilities, which is targeted at the burgeoning cardiac disease problem in India. The second is Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone, which aims to detect and prevent curable eye diseases in rural areas of Kenya. Take a look at these inspiring videos!
Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.
Three previous updates of the Life Sciences Portal have presented information on employment trends and opportunities for bioengineers, taken from our IEEE Life Sciences Study, which we commissioned from McKinley Advisors.
• Part 1 (Employment Opportunities in the Life Sciences Industry) provided an analysis by industry types.
• A view of opportunities across relevant occupations was the focus of Part 2 (Life Sciences Employment Trends by Occupation).
• The educational environment for Life Science training were explored in Part 3 (Life Sciences Educational Trends).
Our final installment (Life Sciences Future Outlook) looks at historical growth trends in the global and US Life Sciences industry, with an eye to projecting future growth. We hope you have found this report series useful and interesting. We invite you to send your comments and your suggestions for future educational/career topics to us at LSPortal@ieee.org.