Here’s a sample of books that focus on technologies for improving people’s quality of life. All are available free to members from the IEEE eBook Classics collection. To view the e-books, log in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE member Web account (make sure to sign out of your institutional account first, if you’re using one). Click on Books in the left-hand navigation menu, then click on the Classics tab to browse the titles. Once you find a book you’re interested in, click on the title to go to its home page, which has an abstract, a bibliography, the table of contents, and the cover image.
Next Generation of Data-Mining Applications
Edited by Mehmed Kantardzic and Jozef Zurada (2005)
Explains how to analyze large amounts of data and connect key pieces of information spread across several servers and databases. Data-mining techniques for several fields are covered, including business, health care, and science. The book’s 25 chapters cover applications in bioinformatics and biotechnology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, security, and Web and text mining.
Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Physiological Systems
By Vasilis Z. Marmarelis (2004)
Nonlinear modeling of physiological systems from stimulus-response data is a long-standing challenge in such areas as biomedical engineering, signal processing, medical imaging, and robotics and automation. Presented here are practical yet mathematically rigorous methods for constructing dynamic models of physiological systems. The book discusses various approaches, including the Volterra and Wiener, parametric, modular, and connectionist models. Also presented are applications in neural and sensory systems, cardiovascular and renal systems, and endocrine and metabolic systems.
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
By Andrew G. Webb (2003)
Covers biomedical imaging from an engineering viewpoint. Readers can learn the fundamentals and applications of four techniques for primary medical imaging: magnetic resonance, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and X-ray/computed tomography. Topics begin with physical principles and go on to include instrument design, data acquisition strategies, image reconstruction techniques, and the clinical applications of each method. Also covered are multislice spiral computed tomography, harmonic and subharmonic ultrasonic imaging, multislice positron emission tomography, and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Bio-Medical Telemetry: Sensing and Transmitting Biological Information From Animals and Man
By R. Stuart MacKay (1993)
This second edition describes tools used in biomedical telemetry, the remote monitoring of humans or animals for vital signs. Ways to study subjects without interfering with their behavior are presented, along with the application of transducers, ultrasonic radio telemetering, and satellite and underwater tracking. Also described is the development and application of the first ingestible radio transmitter, which can be tracked as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract.