IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2014 IEEE Life Sciences eNewsletter

At the 2014 Healthcare information and Health Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida USA, last month, over 37,000 professionals heard presentations and viewed exhibits which cast light on how technological developments will impact the delivery of healthcare. In this month's issue we bring you an interview and three articles relating to presentations on Wearable Devices and Sensor Informatics at the conference.

IEEE Wearable Devices and Sensor Informatics at HIMSS 2014

By Surapa Thiemjarus and Jing Liu

The 2014 HIMSS Conference in Orlando, Florida, showcased an Intelligent Medical Home and a Connected Patient Gallery, along with keynote speeches and technical presentations. We bring you photos and highlights of the Conference.

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Cardiovascular Health Informatics: Wearable Medical Device and Flexible Biosensor for m-Health

By Xiao-Rong Ding, Jing Liu, Ni Zhao, and Yuan-Ting Zhang

Wearable sensors hold the promise of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The key technologies of miniaturization, intelligence, networking, digitalization, and standardization are disussed.

Read more: Cardiovascular Health Informatics: Wearable Medical Device and Flexible Biosensor for m-Health

Smart Implants for Surgery

By Henry Ip and Guang-Zhong Yang

Increasingly, "smart" implants which incorporate information processing components are coming into use. Long-term monitoring is now possible, as new power sources emerge.

Read more: Smart Implants for Surgery

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March 2014 Contributors

Surapa ThiemjarusSurapa Thiemjarus is a researcher from the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand. She received her PhD degree in Computing from Imperial College, UK. Her research interests include context-aware and pervasive sensing, body sensor networks and applications, sensor fusion, machine learning, pattern recognition, sound and signal processing, and assistive technologies. Read more

 

Jing LiuJing Liu is currently working as a short-term research assistant in Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. Meanwhile, she is a senior student of Wuhan University majoring in Computer Science and she is going to pursue her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at CUHK in the autumn of 2014. Her research interests include wearable medical device and physiological modeling. Read more

 

Xiao-Rong DingXiao-Rong Ding is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. Her research interests include wearable medical devices, CVD health informatics and physiological modelling. Read more

 

Ni ZhaoNi Zhao is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2008. Her research interest covers optoelectronic, electronic and electrochemical devices based on organic and nanostructured materials; spectroscopic characterization of the physical processes in nanostructured thin films, structures, and devices. Read more

 

Yuan-Ting ZhangYuan-Ting Zhang is currently the Director of Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China. He serves concurrently the Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS) at SIAT, Shenzhen, China. He is the founder and the first Director of the SIAT Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research spans several fields including wearable medical devices, flexible biosensors, BSN security, neuro-physiological modeling, CVD health informatics, and m-u-p-Heath technologies. Read more

 

Henry IpHenry Ip is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK. He is specialised in bio-inspired architectures for low-power Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), miniature amperometric ASIC arrays for subcellular electrochemical recordings and nano-power continuous-time filters. Read more

 

Guang-Zhong YangGuang-Zhong Yang is director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK. Professor Yang's main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, fellow of IEEE, IET, AIMBE and a recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award and listed in The Times Eureka 'Top 100' in British Science. Read more