Looking Back at EMBC 2014: Students’ Voices
The 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’14) was held from 26-30 August 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Making Health Care Universally Accessible
In the past few decades, hospitals have become smarter, safer, and more sophisticated, which has accentuated health care costs and generated a rural-urban health care divide. Telemedicine has stepped in as an instrument to bridge the gaps
Connecting Through Conferences
The last few months have been exciting times for IEEE EMBS student members across the world, and we are all set to carry forward the momentum into the IEEE EMBS International Conference 2014 in Chicago
Broadening the Horizons of Student Involvement
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biological Society student activities have evolved over time, gaining new heights as years pass. The year 2013 was very important for us as we reached out more effectively into new geographical regions and also enhanced our scientific endeavors
Frugal Innovations for Global Health
Global health opens up a plethora of opportunities, yet it encompasses in itself myriad of challenges. Biomedical engineering students should embrace these challenges and make the most out of them through innovative projects aimed at solving real world problems. An interesting observation when one sees the whole domain of biomedical innovations is that, many innovations have been stemming out of emerging economies, rather than only from the richly-funded laboratories of the developed nations. As it has been said, “necessity is the mother of invention,” so the lack of crucial infrastructure and technologies often gives rise to local inventions that solve local problems, and healthcare has been no exception. Many grassroots innovations are often termed “frugal innovations,” developed by below-the-radar innovators representing low cost solutions using home grown or self-created technologies, often born out of dire need.