IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter

Looking Ahead: Health in the Years to Come

With the holiday season upon us, we are reminded that in all the hustle and bustle it is important to remember our health and 'take care of ourselves'. The 2015 IEEE HealthCom conference, held 14-17 October in Boston, Massachusetts, was also a harbinger of what it may mean for health care to be more integrated into our daily lives. E-health promises to put more control into the hands and homes of individuals, whether through fitness trackers and digital health monitors worn on the body or through sophisticated, smart homes that provide the means to monitor our health while going about our daily activities (e.g., walking through the front door) as well as provide assistive care through monitoring movement and controlling heat and light.

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Your Virtual Assistant Will See You Now

One goal of the Aukland Face Simulator Project is to put a face on information technology—literally. Housed in the Laboratory of Animate Technologies, part of the Aukland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Aukland, New Zealand, the project is one of many efforts in artificial intelligence and computational models that simulate human characteristics and behaviors.

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Making Contact: New Lenses May Have the Potential to Monitor Chemical Composition of Tears

by Shannon Fischer

Non-invasive, conveniently ubiquitous, and in constant contact with tear fluid, contact lenses are one of the most appealing ways to monitor chemicals in tears.

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On the Clinical Frontlines: IEEE HealthCom 2015 LSTC Standards Panel

by Shannon Fischer

IEEE HealthCom 2015 wrapped up Saturday morning with a panel on standards, hosted by Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC) Standards Committee chair, Carole Carey, with co-chair Bruce Hecht of Analog Devices.

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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 is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University. His research interests are Biomedical sensors and instrumentation, Physiological measurements and perinatal medicine, Clinical applications of biomedical instrumentation, and Microfabrication technology.
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