Posts Categorized: September 2012

September 2012 eNewsletter

Featured Interview – Thomas Schmitz-Rode

Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Dipl.-Ing., Dr.med., is Director of the Applied Medical Engineering department of the Helmholtz Institute, RWTH Aachen University. Interviewed at the recent 2nd Annual IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium, he discusses the obstacles to the application of new ‘Smart Medicine’ technologies, and the benefits …

Computational Biology Corner

By Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
In his continuing column, this month Dr. Vidyasagar discusses how the variability of biological data, derived from different commercial platforms, impedes the application of engineering methodology.

Attend the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference!

At press time, there are still seats available for the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference, October 4-5 in Washington, DC. Meet leading innovators and thought leaders, and participate in identifying and exploring the Grand Challenges in engineering life sciences and healthcare.

What’s In This Issue?

By Nitish Thakor

How soon can Personalized Medicine and new ‘Smart Healthcare Networks’ move into clinical practice?
What are the emerging technologies that will drive medical practice in the next decade?
How is lack of standardization impeding progress in Computational Biology?

Read on to hear what experts have to …

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September 2012 Contributors

Thomas Schmitz-RodeThomas Schmitz-Rode is Chairman, Applied Medical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He received a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1982. Read more

Atam DhawanAtam P. Dhawan, Ph.D., obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, in Electrical Engineering. Read more

Mathukumalli VidyasagarMathukumalli Vidyasagar received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1965, 1967 and 1969 respectively. Read more