IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter

Introduction

The IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) Steering Committee held a full-day meeting on 8 November 2015 in Rockville, Maryland, to review their mission statement, reflect on 2015 accomplishments, and discuss strategies for growth and services to the life sciences community. The Steering Committee has been meeting regularly via teleconference since 2014, but for many of its members, this was the first time where they met face-to-face. Representatives from the seven member societies of LSTC—Circuits and Systems, Communications, Computer, Consumer Electronics, Control Systems, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and Signal Processing—were all present. Donna Hudson, Chair of LSTC in 2014 and 2015, facilitated the lively discussion throughout the day, and Carolyn McGregor AM, 2016 chair of LSTC, ended the day by providing her perspectives for the upcoming years.

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The Internet of Things at CES 2016

IEEE Member Peter Hoodie discusses how the Internet of Things—along with new technology—has the potential to influence daily life while attending CES 2016, the global consumer technology trade show, held 6-9 January 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Internet of Things (Everything!) and Health

by Nahum Gershon

The Internet of Things is already affecting the choices we make on a daily basis, including those related to our health. Yet challenges still remain in both the design and manufacturing of devices in order to improve accuracy and effectiveness. LSTC member Nahum Gershon weighs in.

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Rethinking "Patient Centricity": Using Technologies to Distribute Clinical Trial Results Direct to Patient

by Sujay Jadhav, CEO of goBalto Inc.

Recognizing the need for more patient centricity in clinical trials also requires that we acknowledge both the challenges and possibilities inherent in implementation. Understanding the boundaries between sharing information and privacy concerns will be crucial as initiatives progress, and emerging technologies for data sharing will make balancing these competing concerns even more complex.

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About the Newsletter

The IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter is a new initiative to bring forth interesting articles and informative interviews within the exciting field of life sciences every month. Please subscribe to the newsletter to receive notification each month when new articles are published.

Editor-in-Chief

Michael R. NeumanMichael R. Neuman former Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, passed away on 17 February 2016.
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February 2016 Contributors

Nahum GershonNahum Gershon is currently a member of the Life Sciences Technical Community. He has served in many capacities at the IEEE over the years and is a Senior Principal Scientist at the MITRE Corporation. Read more

Sujay JadhavSujay Jadhav has over 20 years of experience with leading Silicon Valley software providers with a life sciences focus. Read more