Posts Categorized: July 2012

July 2012 eNewsletter

Featured Interview – Pierre E. DuPont

Pierre DuPont, PhD, is Staff Scientist, Cardiovascular Surgery; and Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering, at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA USA. From his own experience, he points out the importance of bringing together experts in biology and technology.

Development of An Integrated System for Restoring Over-ground Walking

By Kevin A. Mazurek, Bradley J. Holinski, Dirk G. Everaert, Richard B. Stein, Vivian K. Mushahwar, Ralph Etienne-Cummings
Recent research has demonstrated a control strategy and neural stimulation method that could ultimately lead to restoring over-ground walking capability to individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Now, Mobile Devices Learn Medicine

By IEEE Life Sciences Staff
You are most likely using apps every day on your iPad or your Android smartphone. But do you realize that a large proportion of medical professionals have embraced specialized applications in their practice?

Biomedical Applications of RF/Microwaves – A Perspective

By Rajeev Bansal
The field of biomedical applications of radio frequency (RF)/microwaves is robust! This is evident from the technical sessions and workshops devoted to biomedical imaging, sensors, and MRIs at the recently held IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Montreal. Furthermore, in spite of the …

Welcome, Readers!

By Nitish Thakor
Welcome to The July 2012 issue of the Life Sciences Newsletter! We hope that you have already subscribed or will subscribe to the Newsletter so you can receive our articles on a regular basis. We also urge you to inform your colleagues about …

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July 2012 Contributors

Pierre DuPontPierre DuPont is Staff Scientist, Cardiovascular Surgery; and Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering, at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA USA. Read more

Rajeev BansalRajeev Bansal received his PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1981. Since then he has taught and conducted research in the area of applied electromagnetics at the University of Connecticut. Read more

Kevin MazurekKevin Mazurek is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, working on his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. Read more

Bradley J. HolinskiBradley J. Holinski is currently a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He obtained a BSc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Albeta in 2007. Read more

Dirk G. EveraertDirk G. Everaert received his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1989. Read more

Richard B. SteinRichard B. Stein (DPhil, Physiology, Oxford University, Oxford UK, 1966) is currently a Research Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and co-director of the Rehabilitation Neuroscience Group. Read more

Vivian K. MushahwarVivian K. Mushahwar received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1991, and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1996. Read more

Ralph Etienne-CummingsRalph Etienne-Cummings received a B.Sc. degree in physics from Lincoln University, Oxford, PA, in 1988, and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Read more