Society Spotlight
EMBS Digital Media Ambassador
Transforming EMBS Social Media
My name is Khanita and I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering (International Program) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand. I'm also a clinical pharmacist.

It's my pleasure to have an opportunity to work with the EMBS team in New Jersey. My assignment is to help improve the engagement rates amongst EMBS social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It' been an interesting and unique challenge for me to run online campaigns and try to get more people to participate in our online activities.

As an EMBS member living on another side of the world, I know what kind of response I would want to get, what type of online activities worldwide members can participate in, and what type of media could capture more audience attention.
I'm here to make sure that everyone can feel that they are part of EMBS and that they can contribute to EMBS, and I'm going to make sure that EMBS is here to support you. #IAMEMB
ISBI 2018
Keynote Speakers  

Sam Achilefu

Peter Basser 
Anne Carpenter
Laura Waller
Surgical Glasses and Probes for Image-guided Cancer Surgery
Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound

Imaging Microstructure and Dynamics with MR: From Macro to Nano
Tackling World Health Problems Through High-throughput Microscopy Imaging and Analysis
Computational Imaging for 3D Microscopy

The  symposium  will have 5 exciting  plenary talks , a number of  tutorials   challenges , and  special sessions in addition to the regular oral and poster sessions. For the first time, we will also have two workshops - one organized by the   FDA  and a second by the  NIH .
Please be sure to  register for the symposium and check for available  hotel rooms.
US Travel Grant
ISBI 2018 announces availability of Ten (10)  $1,000 travel awards made available through a grant from the US National Institutes of Health to US-based students, postdoctoral trainees, and young faculty (who have completed their Ph.D. within the last 5 years) at a US Institution. These awards will be distributed based on merit and need. If interested, please follow the instructions below.

Note: Travel awards are only limited to first authors of accepted Oral papers.

Application Deadline:   March 23, 2018.

The awards will be made available after  April 1, and upon completion of the application approval and reimbursement process. I t is likely that funds will be disbursed subsequent to completion of the conference. 

Application Form: To download the travel support application form please  click here.

How to Submit an Application: Please complete the application form and upload the form as a new submission by following the submission link next to the  ISBI listing on

EMBC 2018
 1 Page Research Poster Paper DEADLINE is April 18, 2018 
1 Page Research Posters
At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate full conference rate (Member, Non-member, Student member, Student non-member) in order to upload the final paper. If complete payment of a registration fee is not received, authors will not be able to proceed with uploading their final manuscript. While any author of the paper may be registered, only the designated "corresponding author" may upload the final paper. Once a manuscript has been uploaded, the registration fees cannot be refunded. Please be sure that the attending author completes payment and uploads the final paper. This means that they must be the "corresponding author".
Housing now OPEN for EMBC 2018
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki 
Beach Resort

Approximately 15 minute walk to Hawaii Convention Center

2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel:  +1-808-949-4321 

Click here to book at EMBC discounted rates, before June 13, 2018.

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
Are you interested in a sponsorship opportunity at EMBC 2018? Find out more HERE
Q&A with Dr. Emery Brown, IEEE Fellow
 Episode 3 of the IEEE Brain Initiative Podcast Series Now Available
Over 60,000 people in the United States undergo anesthesia every day which makes Dr. Emery Brown's research on the effects of anesthesia on the brain pertinent and relevant in today's world. 

Not only is Dr. Brown a Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Medical Engineering at MIT, Professor of Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, he is also an IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE EMBS Scientific Advisory Board. In this IEEE Brain podcast episode, Dr. Brown shares how he started working in this field, his goals in researching anesthesia, how IEEE is contributing to understanding the brain and much more.
Congratulations to Our Paper and Poster Award Winners
 BHI-BSN 2018
Announcing Paper and Poster Awards for BHI & BSN 2018

BHI Best Paper: "Behavioral Analysis of Turbulent Exhale Flows"
Authors: Choi Min-Hyuung, Shane Transue, Sayed M. Reza &
Ann Halbower

BHI Best Poster: "Inferring Physical Agitation in Dementia Using Smartwatch and Sequential Behavior Models"
Authors: Alam Ridwan, Martha Anderson, Azziza Bankole &
John Lach

BSN Best Paper: "An Ergonomic Wearable Core Body Temperature Sensor"
Authors: Louis Atallah, Calina Ciuhu, Edwin Bongers,
Gerrit J. Noordergraaf, Igor Paulussen,
Tom Bloom & Chao Wang

BSN Best Poster: "Fully-Automated Ventricular Ectopic Beat Classification for Use with Mobile Cardiac Telemetry"
Authors: Michael McRoberts & Benjamin Teplitzky 
Apply now for the 13th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging,14-22 June 2018, Saint-Jacut de la Mer, Emerald Coast, Brittany, France
 Chairs: Christian Roux, Elsa Angelini,
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Jean-Louis Coatrieux

Founded in 1994, the IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging - EMBS flagship summer school - has become over the year the worldwide reference in the field and is proud of his 500 alumni.

It is resolutely international (around 45 participants from more than twenty countries have participated to the previous editions) and accessible to young scientists. It is an open yet privileged place for exchanges and discussions of major on-going work. Informal and warm, at a location where the sea and the land merge in a time varying relation, this school brings together, every other year for ten days, the world's greatest researchers and teachers in biomedical imaging. The participants are PhDs, post-doctoral students, engineers from industry, and already involved in some area of biomedical imaging.
Life Sciences Conference
The 2nd IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC) will be held in Montreal, Canada 28-30 October 2018. The IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community (LSTC), which is supported by multiple IEEE member societies, is the sponsor of the conference. As such, the conference will cover diverse topics within the theme.

MNMC 2018
Publications Spotlight
Automated Insulin Delivery
For individuals with Type 1 or insulin-requiring Type 2 diabetes, new technology may offer something they desperately need: the ability to maintain ideal blood glucose levels all day, every day. One problem is that glucose levels can fluctuate minute by minute, but patients only measure blood glucose levels a few times a day. However, technology developed by Bigfoot Biomedical aims to offer a simple and accessible insulin delivery and dosing system that takes some of the uncertainties out of diabetes management by using AI and machine learning algorithms, a smartphone app, and groundbreaking no-finger-stick glucose-monitoring technology  

Remote, Depth-Based Lung Function Assessment
Vahid Soleimani ;  Majid Mirmehdi ;  Dima Damen ;  James Dodd ;  Sion Hannuna ; 
Charles Sharp ;  Massimo Camplani ;  Jason Viner
The authors propose a remote, noninvasive approach to develop pulmonary function testing (PFT) using a depth sensor.  After generating a point cloud from scene depth values, they constructed a three-dimensional model of the subject's chest. Then, by estimating the chest volume variation throughout a sequence, they generated volume-time and flow-time data for two prevalent spirometry tests: forced vital capacity (FVC) and slow vital capacity (SVC). Tidal volume and main effort sections of volume- time data were analyzed and calibrated separately to remove the effects of a subject's torso motion. After automatic extraction of key points from the volume-time and flow- time curves, seven FVC (FVC, FEV1, PEF, FEF25%, FEF50%, FEF75%, and FEF25-75%) and four SVC measures (VC, IC, TV, and ERV) are computed and then validated against measures from a spirometer. 

A dataset of 85 patients (529 sequences in total), attending respiratory outpatient service for spirometry, was collected and used to evaluate the proposed method. Results: High correlation for FVC and SVC measures on intra-test and intra-subject measures between the proposed method and the spirometer. Conclusion: The proposed depth-based approach is able to remotely compute eleven clinical PFT measures, which gives highly accurate results when evaluated against a spirometer on a dataset comprising 85 patients. Significance: Experimental results computed over an unprecedented number of clinical patients confirm that chest surface motion is linearly related to the changes in volume of lungs, which establishes the potential toward an accurate, low-cost, and remote alternative to traditional cumbersome methods, such as spirometry.

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