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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 2 • Date April 2012

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • We are all in it for the long haul [From the Editor's Bench]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • Developments in relevant activities [President's Perspectives]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 6
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  • Continuous and automated measuring of compliance of hand-hygiene procedures using finite state machines and RFID

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 12
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    Health care associated infections (HAIs) affect up to one in twenty hospitalizations or 1.7 million persons annually in the U.S., exceeding four billion dollars in costs [1] and resulting in approximately 100,000 deaths. In Europe, there are an estimated five million annual cases of general nosocomial infections, infections acquired in a hospital, with 2.7% of cases (135,000 annually) being a cont... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 13
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  • Recent advances in MEMS sensor technology-mechanical applications

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):14 - 24
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    This is the second of a three-part series on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology. In the first part, a general introduction to MEMS sensing was given, including its underlying principles [1]. Biomedical MEMS sensors were also described by reviewing the principles of bio-sensing and describing a typical set of biologically inspired sensors. In this part, mechanical sensors for ... View full abstract»

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  • [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 25
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  • The reality of generating and transmitting ultrahigh voltage power, Part 1

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 31
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    While we admire the precision of atomic clocks and GPS satellites, we tend to forget the fundamental tools used in creating civilization. Flash back to the old Egyptians and their primitive yet effective instrumentation for surveys of their fields in the wake of the yearly flooding by the Nile. Or Eratosthenes of Syene's (today's Assuan) measurements of the Earth's circumference with no other tool... View full abstract»

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  • Environmental sensor networks using existing wireless communication systems for rainfall and wind velocity measurements

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 38
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    The microwave links that form a wireless communication network (WCN) for a cellular network infrastructure can be considered for an environmental sensor network (ESN). Every radio link that connects a base station to the core network is a sensor. For such an ESN, the key challenge is to develop algorithms to estimate the intensity of weather effects that impair communication performance - first ra... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE I&M Society Technical Committee Listing

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  • Learning-from-signals on edge devices

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):40 - 44
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    Machine learning tools are being developed that support increasingly complex learning-fromsignals on "edge" devices to meet the challenges of decentralized decision making. Edge devices in this context include any electronically enabled device that can sense, process and make decisions based on locally integrated information. Component systems that use algorithms and other technologies are require... View full abstract»

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  • Noise and visual perception [Instrumentation Notes]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):45 - 48
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    The inability to read text and to distinguish images is a primary complaint of people with visual impairments. Several attempts have been made to develop methods (simple and complex) of enhancing images and videos for the visually impaired. The first approaches used dedicated spatial filtering to enhance those spatial frequencies that are not detectable by a depressed preceptor at their naturally ... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of time measurement, Part 5: radio controlled clocks [Recalibration]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):49 - 55
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    Frustrating as it is to time metrologists, a group of independent clocks can't keep the exact same time. To prove this, synchronize a group of wristwatches and then check them again a month later. You'll likely find that they disagree with each other by at least a few seconds. If you attempt the same exercise with a group of cesium clocks, the time differences will be tiny, nanoseconds instead of ... View full abstract»

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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 61
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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 62
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  • The 2011 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 63
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  • The 2011 IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 64
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