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Issue 4 • Date July 2013

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Staff listing

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  • Congratulations 2013 EMBS Awards

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • Biomaterials: Considering Breadth and Depth [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 6 - 51
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  • 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 7
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  • The Many Flavors of Bio, Medical, and Health Informatics [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 8 - 9
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  • Fearless [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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  • IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 11
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  • Independence Day [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 12
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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Mentor Program

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 13
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  • What Is Biocompatibility?: A New Definition Based on the Latest Technology

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 14 - 15
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    Biomaterials have been evolving for a number of decades, and it is about time that better categorizations of biocompatibility were devised to describe them. At least that is the view of Buddy Ratner, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, and Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization at the University of Washington, as well as director of University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB), the university's engineered biomaterials program. View full abstract»

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  • Biocompatible Medical Devices: Raise the Bar for Health Care

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 16 - 20
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    From pacemakers to hip replacements, sophisticated sensors to catheters, medical devices are helping millions of patients live far better and even much longer lives. The possibilities are nearly endless, provided the new devices are biocompatible. In other words, they must not have harmful consequences for the patient, but they must also play some role and function well within the immensely complicated and not completely understood human body. View full abstract»

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  • Multifaceted Biomaterials Extend to Multiple Uses: New Developments in Biocompatibility

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 21 - 25
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    In research laboratories around the world, scientists and engineers are taking newly reported insights about how the human body works, contributing new insights themselves, and then combining that new knowledge with innovative approaches to materials development. The result is a collection of biomaterials that promise to make a vast range of medical devices biocompatible and to increase the level of biocompatibility of those devices that are already considered biocompatible. View full abstract»

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  • The Cortical Mouse: A Piece of Forgotten History in Noninvasive Brain–Computer Interfaces

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 26 - 29
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    Early research on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) was fueled by the study of event-related potentials (ERPs) by Farwell and Donchin, who are rightly credited for laying important groundwork for the BCI field. However, many other researchers have made substantial contributions that have escaped the radar screen of the current BCI community. For example, in the late 1980s, I worked with a brilliant multidisciplinary research group in electrical engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, headed by Dr. Donald Childers. Childers should be well known to long-time members of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society since he was the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering in the 1970s and the recipient of one of the most prestigious society awards, the William J. Morlock Award, in 1973. View full abstract»

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  • Considering Endoscopic Design: A Snakebot Prototype

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 30 - 35
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    Endoscope design is at the intersection of many disciplines, including robot design, computer science, material science, and medical devices. When considering design features, it is important to ensure that the device safely navigates the patient's body and, once in position, performs the task required by the surgeon. Whether surgical access is achieved through existing orifices or by small incisions, the goal is to provide the surgeon with a stable platform within the patient from which to cut, suture, and grasp, while transmitting a clear image. The device described in this article can generate force at the tip of the snakebot in any direction without pressing against interstitial tissue to redirect the applied force. View full abstract»

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  • Aspire to Greatness [State of the Art]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 36
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  • International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 37
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  • Cardiac Risk Assessment: When and Who? [Retrospectroscope]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 38 - 48
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    Think about the above lines taken from the Old Testament: At 130 years of age, Adam begat a son and at 800 he kept going, quitting this earthly life at 930. These numbers surpass by far the limits our current experience teaches us, however, perhaps a life span into the hundreds of years is ? What if, in the future, science were to do away with disease? What then would cause people to die: accidents, killings, wars? How old would old age be? Aging has always been a hot topic for research (with considerable quackery, too). For example, animals with a slow metabolism tend to live longer than those with a fast metabolism. Compare the average life span of a mouse with that of a turtle. Apparently, meditators are able to slow their metabolism down [1]. View full abstract»

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  • Congratulations 2013 Outstanding Paper Awards

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 49
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  • Increase your Knowledge at EMBS Summer Schools [Continuing Education]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 50 - 51
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  • Advances in Therapeutic Engineering (King, P.H., Ed.) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 52
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  • Call for Nominations IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturers Program

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 53
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  • [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 54
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  • Call for Papers IEEE JTEHM

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 55
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IEEE Pulse covers both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence

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