By Nitish Thakor
This month we bring you news on advances in the application of microwaves and RF to Life Sciences, and particularly to medicine. We thank Jung-chih Chiao and Mohammad-Reza Tofighi for serving as Guest Editors for this special issue. Their work has been invaluable in bringing together this set of articles.
IMS-2013 focussed the spotlight on promising new ways that microwaves and RF are finding application in medicine. In their lead article, Jung-chih Chiao and Mohammad-Reza Tofighi provide an introduction to the activities in IMS-2013 that featured this work.
In our video interview, we asked Bill Saltzstein of connectBlue Inc. to explain the benefits of Low Power Bluetooth for mobile monitoring applications.
We feature four original articles relating to presentations made at IMS-2013:
1. “Non-invasive microwave spectroscopy-based biosensor for single cell analysis: toward early diagnostic and personalized medicine” by Katia Grenier, David Dubuc, Mary Poupot and Jean-Jacques Fournié by Katia Grenier, David Dubuc, Mary Poupot and Jean-Jacques Fournié.
2. “Microwave-based Noninvasive Sensors for Biomedical Applications” by G. Guarin, M. Hofmann, G. Fischer, R. Weigel, and D. Kissinger
3. “Microchamber for Broadband Electrical Detection of Biological Cells” by Cristiano Palego, Caterina Merla, Yaqing Ning, Caroline Multari, Xuanhong Cheng and James C. M. Hwang
4. “Biomedical Radar for Contactless Health Monitoring” by Marco Mercuri, Ping Jack Soh, and Dominique Schreurs.
We hope you will find these of great interest, and we always welcome your feedback and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.