Posts Categorized: April 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

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Editor’s Comment

By Tobias Cibis
Life science is sometimes more present in different research areas as you may think. To accurately cover the large scope, the IEEE Life Science Community and the Editorial Team explore new ways of collaboration with other IEEE Societies and Communities.

Chair’s Comment

By Stefan Mozar
Dear Readers, Welcome to the second edition of the resurrected newsletter. As an initiative to further establish and develop our LSTC community we have submitted our intent to convert the newsletter to a magazine to IEEE publications.

Wearable Medical Devices: Challenges and Self-Aware Solutions

By Nima Taherinejad
The number of wearable health-care systems is proliferating exponentially, however, they still face several systematic challenges. Some of these challenges include the battery life-time, the accuracy of these devices, the adversities coming with the movement of the subjects and the vast variations in the environment in which these devices should perform.

Innovation Through Standards: See How it is Done and Get Involved!

By Carole C. Carey
Emerging technologies in medicine, biology, life sciences and engineering are focusing more than ever on innovative products in delivering safe effective medical devices, novel therapeutic treatments, and efficiency of health care systems around the world. The aim is for patients to have early access to innovative devices as well as reduction in costs of medical products.

On Brain-Computer Interface Standards

By Luigi Bianchi
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) allow people to interact with the environment for either communicating or controlling external devices without using the natural pathways of nerves and muscles. By inducing endogenously or exogenously recognizable brain states, a user intention can be deduced by a special machine that can then drive an external peripheral.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming conferences of interest to the Life Sciences community.

Life Science at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

By Luis Kun
The 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) took place in Washington, D.C., at the George Washington University hosted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science during November 13 and 14, 2018. This is the flagship conference for Technology and Society and the IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).

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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.