How can you determine how stiff a piece of material, say, biological tissue, is? You may want to poke it, then check how much its shape is altered; or you may even want to cut off a small piece, then torture it by stretching, squeezing, or pressing, and then measure how much you can deform it.
JTEHM student editor Francesca Jarrett has built upon her experiences working with IEEE and EMBS to secure an internship with educational startup Edge of Space. Here, in an article for her college, she reflects on what the experience has meant to her.
When we come across the term ultrasound, what usually comes to mind is a gray-scaled fetal image. Ultrasound imaging is widely used in various medicine branches, including: cardiology, gynecology, and oncology. Although a less familiar application, ultrasound can also be utilized for tissue temperature elevation.
Ubiquitous devices like smartphones and the Apple Watch hold so much promise to revolutionize healthcare – especially when it comes to the relationship between patient and clinician. But before the revolution can become reality, there are major barriers to overcome.
Modern advances in social connectivity and information technology have redesigned how healthcare is delivered and practiced. The widespread prevalence of consumer mobile technology, in particular, promises to provide patients with direct, continuous access to healthcare systems…