Posts Categorized: Portal Updates

Testing the Nation’s Healthcare Information Infrastructure: NIST Perspective

Testing the Nation’s Healthcare Information Infrastructure: NIST Perspective
A part of the effort in the US to reign in healthcare expenses, a major effort has been initiated to move to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), from the previous paper-based records. Various government agencies have been charged with …

Measurement Technologies to Sense Users in the Environment

Measurement Technologies to Sense Users in the Environment
This article reviews a variety of technological support in Assisted Ambient Living (AAL), that can help a Visually Impaired (VI) person to achieve greater independence of movement in public environments.
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A Digital Health Solution for Using and Managing Medications

A Digital Health Solution for Using and Managing Medications
Researchers at Proteus Digital Health, Inc. have developed a digital health technology that determines when medications have been ingested and can wirelessly provide this information in a confidential way to patients and designated caregivers, health providers, and …

Engineering Challenges in Cochlear Implants

Engineering Challenges in Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implants (CIs) have a long history of development and deployment. This article presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the cochlea and the implications for CIs. One important concept is the spectral analysis of incoming sound that is …

The Future Looks Bright for Biotech

The Future Looks Bright for Biotech
BTHS is the newest member of the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s (MCVSD) Career Academy Division. MCVSD Academies are a collection of theme-based public schools that are open to all 8th grade students who want to apply in Monmouth County, …

People in Control

People in Control
In this interview, Sagar mentions how he more-or-less happened to take a class in control theory, because of a scheduling conflict as an undergraduate. He discovered that he was attracted to the field because of its mathematical elegance. His distinguished career, while generally …

Sight Restoration Comes into Focus

Sight Restoration Comes into Focus
By late 2012, the Argus II visual prosthesis may be approved for sale in the United States. Already available in Europe, the first commercially available device of its kind has caused excitement.
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Does the Brain Work Logarithmically?

Does the Brain Work Logarithmically?
In a new IEEE Spectrum “Techwise Conversations” video presentation, Steven Cherry interviews Dr. Lav Varshnev of IBM, who points out that new research has found a neurobiological basis for understanding logarithmic compression in the brain. The concept has been around for …

Visualizing Cells and Humans in 3D

Visualizing Cells and Humans in 3D
The authors of this paper draw a comparison between two case studies in biological imaging which seem far different in scope and technique. The two studies used quite different techniques, and the ratio of the physical sizes of the biological …

Hearing Is Believing

Hearing Is Believing
An extensive review of feature extraction methods for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) related to hearing and sound perception processes in humans and other mammals. It provides insight into the signal processing that takes place in the cochlea and autory nerve, brain stem and …

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