China’s 13th Five-Year Plan Offers Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering (BME) and the medical device industry show a remarkable rise in China, perhaps as a result of previous five-year plans which have emphasized these areas. According to the data of 2015 China Blue Book of Development of Medical Device Industry, during the 12th five-year plan, China focused intently on nurturing medical companies and developing medical equipment, regarding it as an emerging industry.
Novel Neuromodulation Techniques
Neuromodulation techniques using magnetic fields and electrical stimulus date back to before the 19th century. Presently, neuromodulation is achieved with various modes of physical stimulation including magnetic, electrical, acoustic, optical, and even thermal stimulation to neural systems.
Rehabilitation engineering has evolved from traditional mechanical assistive devices and training systems into applications for the disabled based on new physiological findings.
Interdisciplinary research involving biomedicine, engineering and the physical sciences is critically important. Indeed, Dr. Susan Hockfield—President of MIT—has suggested that the third revolution of life sciences
BME Trends Around the World
Last year, IEEE Pulse surveyed the scene in biomedical engineering to determine what new and developing trends were expected to dominate in the coming year
Reflections on the First IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering – Shanghai, China
The inaugural IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE) was held in at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China on 7-14 July 2013. ISSNE’13 is the fifth summer school hosted by IEEE EMBS and featured biannually. This first edition was locally organized by the IEEE EMBS Shanghai Chapter and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and was co-sponsored by IEEE EMBS, Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Municipal Education Committee, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Correlates of Residual Limb Pain: From Residual Limb Length and Usage to Metabolites and Activity in Secondary Somatosensory Cortex
Most recent studies attribute residual limb pain to peripheral pathological changes of the stump. However, in this paper, we focus on its associations with the residual limb length, usage, as well as the metabolic and functional alterations of the brain.
Enhanced Effective Connectivity in Mild Occipital Stroke Patients With Hemianopia
Plasticity-based spontaneous recovery and rehabilitation intervention of stroke-induced hemianopia have drawn great attention in recent years…