Since Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA, the pace of scientific discovery in life sciences has grown exponentially. This is partly due to the amazing development of technologies, especially in the areas of data acquisition and data analysis.
The advent of microarray technologies, nanotechnology and DNA sequencing techniques have generated massive amounts of data, which would have taken lifetimes to be processed without the power of computers. It has been said that life sciences will be the most computer-intensive scientific field of the 21st century.
The challenges to analyze such data may be recent in the field of life sciences, but tools and solutions already existed in the fields of engineering, mathematics, statistics and computer science. Presented here is a small subset of examples that show how several engineering fields can come together to bring solutions for life sciences' challenges.
Incorporating a Robot into an Autism Therapy Team
By Michael A. Goodrich, Mark Colton, Bonnie Brinton, Martin Fujiki, J. Alan Atherton, and Lee Robinson, Brigham Young University, Daniel Ricks, US Air Force Flight Test Center, Margaret Hansen Maxfield, Intermountain Health Care, Aersta Acerson, Alpine School District
Celebrating the Centennial Year of Publication of the Proceedings of the IEEE
Proceedings of the IEEE is celebrating its centennial year of publication during 2012. Many exciting features and events are being planned to mark this wonderful occasion! A Centennial Special Issue was published in May 2012, in honor of the founding and election of officers of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), a predecessor engineering societies, on 13 May 1912.
Biosensor Technologies for Augmented Brain-Computer Interfaces in the Next Decades
By Lun-De Liao, Member IEEE, Chin-Teng Lin, Fellow IEEE, Kaleb McDowell, Senior Member IEEE, Alma E. Wickenden, Member IEEE, Klaus Gramann, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Senior Member IEEE, Li-Wei Ko, Member IEEE, and Jyh-Yeong Chang, Member IEEE
New Directions in AI for Public Health Surveillance
By Daniel B. Neill
Body Sensors Applied in Pacemakers: A Survey
By Wei Vivien Shi and MengChu Zhou
Advances in Medical Devices and Medical Electronics
By Michael R. Neuman, Gail D. Baura, Stuart Meldrum, Orhan Soykan, Max E. Valentinuzzi, Ron S. Leder, Silvestro Micera, and Yuan-Ting Zhang
Recent Recognition of IEEE Members in Life Sciences
We want to extend our congratulations to IEEE members who have recently been recognized for their achievements in the Life Sciences!
Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
By Matthew Dunbabin and Lino Marques
Brain-Computer Interfaces: Beyond Medical Applications
By Jan B.F. van Erp, Fabien Lotte, and Michael Tangermann
Ultrasound? Fetal Monitoring? Spectrometer?
There's an App for That!
By Leslie Mertz