IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 3 • May-June 2002

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  • From the editor - a look back, and forward

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 4
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  • The truth shall set you free [development of the polygraph]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):97 - 100
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    Originally called the "Lie Detector" and sometimes the "Lie Box," the polygraph does not detect lies, it detects emotional responses. In other words, the polygraph is a multichannel recorder that displays respiration, the pressure in a partially inflated arm cuff (which indicates a change in blood pressure and pulse rate), and a change in skin resistance. The history and the value of the polygraph... View full abstract»

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  • The case for large-size mutations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):101 - 106
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    Charles Darwin's (1809-1882) On the Origin of Species was published around 140 years ago. Is it possible that something has been overlooked despite the thousands of research reports (including legal briefs and pseudoscientific nonsense) that have appeared on the subject? In the present essay it is claimed that there has been a bias against "large-size" mutations. My purpose here is to show that la... View full abstract»

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  • The first accurate measurement of systolic and diastolic blood pressure

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):102 - 103
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    Poiseuille, known for his law of fluid flow, which is the analog of Ohm's law, introduced the units (mmHg) by which we measure blood pressure by using the mercury manometer, which he described in his medical school thesis in 1828. For 50 years, mean blood pressure was all that could be measured because of the long response time of the mercury manometer. It is true that the height of the mercury co... View full abstract»

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  • The "on-sale" defense

    Publication Year: 2002
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    What happens when a company starts to explore selling an invention before a U.S. patent application has been filed? That was the question before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the recent case of Group One v. Hallmark. The court rejected Hallmark's "on-sale" defense and held that Group One's patents were not invalid for violating the grace period. It thus sent the case back ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of "rotective devices" for cellular telephones - technical information statement

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):105 - 106
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  • Management of terrorist events involving radioactive material [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 107
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  • Accidental injury, biomechanics and prevention, second edition [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 107
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  • Voices of experience [biomedical engineering]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):48 - 89
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    Those who have played pioneering roles in biomedical engineering come from many fields. In these excerpts from the oral-history project, some of the pioneers tell of their involvement in shaping the discipline View full abstract»

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  • Stem cells: new hope for the therapy of lethal diseases?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 103
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    The supply of donated organs and tissue that are used to treat diseases and disorders is far outnumbered by the need. Recently, there has been a lot of interest in the use of stem cells to treat such disorders, because these cells have a large proliferative potential while they can differentiate into every cell in the body under the appropriate stimuli. Recent reports on applications to Duchenne M... View full abstract»

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  • From Einthoven's galvanometer to single-channel recording

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):90 - 96
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    This article discusses the innovations which made it possible to do single-channel recording and to study the release of chemical ions from a single channel in the cell membrane. Topics covered include: Herbert Gasser's use of electronics; Detlev Wulf Bronk as scientist and supporter of science; Hodgkin and Huxley probing inside the nerve; synaptic chemical transmission and quantum release; and in... View full abstract»

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  • Golden accomplishments in biomedical engineering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):17 - 47
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    The 50th anniversary of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is an appropriate time to look back at the origins and growth of both the field of biomedical engineering and the EMBS. The present account gives most attention to the aspects of biomedical engineering to which IEEE members (and, earlier, American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) members and Institute of Ra... View full abstract»

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