Posts Categorized: February 2014

February 2014 eNewsletter

A system for active compensation of motion artifacts in non-contact ECG sensing

By Guochen Peng and Mark F. Bocko
Non-contact ECG monitoring is an attractive option for a number of applications such as long-term ambulatory health monitoring. Subject-electrode relative motion is a source of spurious signals and significant signal distortion. Our group has developed a non-contact ECG sensing …

Innovative systems for drug monitoring in personalized therapy

By C. Baj-Rossi, G. De Micheli and S. Carrara
A simple and versatile electronics device designed to perform, even simultaneously, electrochemical detection of different drugs and metabolites may represent an innovative solution for personalized medicine that could improve the efficacy of a drug therapy. High versatility, …

Welcome to the February 2014 IEEE Life Sciences eNewsletter

By Nitish Thakor
If you weren’t at the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) in Rotterdam on October 31 to November 2 last year, you missed an excellent conference in a great setting! This month we bring you an overview of the conference, some photos …

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February 2014 Contributors

Mohamad SawanMohamad Sawan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sherbrooke University, Canada. He joined Polytechnique Montréal in 1991, where he is currently a Professor of microelectronics and biomedical engineering. His interests are the mixed-signal circuits and Microsystems. Read more

Camilla Baj-RossiCamilla Baj-Rossi is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Laboratory of Integrated Systems, EPFL. Her current research interests include the development of a point-of-care biosensor based on multi-walled carbon-nanotubes and cytochrome P450 to detect drugs in biological fluids. Read more

Giovanni De MicheliGiovanni De Micheli received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. He is a Professor and the Director of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and the Integrated Systems Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the Program Leader of the Program. His current research interests include emerging technologies, networks on chips and 3-D integration, and heterogeneous platform design, including electrical components and biosensors, as well as data processing of biomedical information. Read more

Sandro CarraraSandro Carrara is a Scientist and Lecturer with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a former Professor of optical and electrical biosensors at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Biophysics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, and Former Professor of nanobiotechnology at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. His current research interests include electrical phenomena of nano bio structured films and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor design of biochips based on proteins and DNA. Read more

Guochen (Benjamin) PengGuochen (Benjamin) Peng is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester. His research interests include VLSI mixed signal design, biomedical sensor electronic devices and signal processing, and precision measurements. Read more

Mark F BockoMark F Bocko received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Currently, he is Full Professor of the Department of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Rochester. His research interests span a number of areas, including sensors and integrated sensor systems, audio and music signal processing, precision measurements, superconducting electronics quantum noise, and quantum computing. Read more