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Issue 5 • Date Sept. 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • [Staff listing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • Mentoring [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3 - 8
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  • If Academia Could Learn One Thing from Industry [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • Medicine in research [Perspectives on Graduate Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 9
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  • Sight Restoration Comes into Focus: Versions of Visual Prostheses

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 16
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    The first visual prosthetic is on the commercial stage now, and a variety of new retinal and cortical implants are in the wings. When it won the European stamp of approval last year, the Argus II became the first commercially available visual prosthesis. Now Second Sight Medical Products Inc. of Sylmar, California, the company behind the Argus II, hopes to receive approval to sell the device in th... View full abstract»

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  • Role of the Hippocampus in Memory Formation : Restorative Encoding Memory Integration Neural Device As a Cognitive Neural Prosthesis

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):17 - 22
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    Remind, which stands for “restorative encoding memory integration neural device,” is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-sponsored program to construct the first-ever cognitive prosthesis to replace lost memory function and enhance the existing memory capacity in animals and, ultimately, in humans. Reaching this goal involves understanding something fundamental about ... View full abstract»

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  • A Digital Health Solution for Using and Managing Medications: Wirelessly Observed Therapy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):23 - 26
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    Several approaches are currently used to assess medication taking. The most reliable method is directly observed therapy (DOT), which consists of a clinician observing and documenting the date and time of the patient's swallowing each dose of medication. In some cases, this is done by video recording of the patient taking the medication. Other indirect methods for monitoring adherence include pati... View full abstract»

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  • Realities of Biomedical Product Liability Suits and the Role of Junk Science: From Breast Implants to TASER Weapons

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):27 - 32
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    In the summer of 2006, manufacturers of a simple respirator mask costing US$1 told the U.S. Congress that Americans would find a shortage of these masks if there was another flu pandemic. The reason for this was that suing the makers of these dust masks became a major business for trial lawyers. By 2006, there had been more than 326,000 lawsuits filed. It has been reported in many cases that the l... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Clinical Engineering in Italy: Results of a Survey Conducted by the AIIC

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):33 - 39
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    This article presents the outcomes of a survey developed and conducted by the Italian Association of Clinical Engineers (AIIC) in 2010. The AIIC, affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) since 2003, conducted this in-depth survey to investigate the educational profile of clinical engineers (CEs) as well as the activities and organization of clinic... View full abstract»

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  • Veterans Day [State of the Art]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 40
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  • Call for Papers New Open Access Journal in 2013

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 41
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  • Standards in Capstone Design Courses and the Engineering Curriculum [Senior Design]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 44
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    In 1990, I was the group leader of Research and Development for Surgitek, a urological device manufacturer in Racine, Wisconsin, which was the market leader in ureteral stents. I recognized the need for an industry standard for ureteral stents, felt that taking a leadership role in the development of a new standard would be a good professional development activity, and volunteered to serve as the ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE EMBS Technical Achievement Awards

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 43
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  • IEEE EMBS Chapter Awards

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 45
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  • Ludwig: The Physiologist [Retrospectroscope]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 59
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    The thought reproduced in the above epigraph is taken from an article by Thurau et al. [1], who attribute it to Arthur Schopenhauer (17881860), an outstanding philosopher and author of the far-reaching piece Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (The World as Will and Representation). In German, it would perhaps read as etwas denken, das niemand vorher gedacht hat, während etwas sehen, was jed... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE EMBS Achievement and Service Awards

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 47
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  • 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 49
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  • IEEE EMBS Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 51
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  • 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 53
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  • Signal Analysis Techniques (Blinowska, K.J. and Zygierewicz, J.; 2012) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 60
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  • [Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 62
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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. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government. 

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