January 17, 2021
Tag: biomedical engineering
In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile.
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Pretty cool to see a internal view of a beatboxer with a laryngoscope through the nose.
👓 The microscopic structure of a cat’s tongue helps keep its fur clean | The Economist
The secret is in the grooves
👓 Pioneering scientist Murray Sachs, who led biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins for 16 years, dies at 77 | JHU Hub
His research on how the brain receives, processes sound paved the way for the development of cochlear implants
Murray Sachs Obituary
Murray Sachs, of Arlington, MA, formerly of Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Merle (Diener) Sachs. Devoted father of Benjamin Sachs & his wife Lisa, and Jonathan Sachs & his wife Kate. Loving grandfather of Talia, Aviva, Zoe, Zander, Jonah, and Miriam. Loving uncle of Nancy Colier and Steven Shainberg. Murray was a renowned scientist who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from MIT (B.S. ’62, M.S. ‘64, Ph.D. ‘66). He worked in the field of biomedical engineering, in particular using mathematics to model the way sound is received, transmitted, encoded, and comprehended between the ear and the brain, laying groundwork for advances such as the cochlear implant. He served as the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University. Murray was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his scientific contributions and his leadership in biomedical engineering education. Murray is remembered as having a gentle soul, and as being a calm leader and generous mentor. He was a loving husband, beloved father, doting grandfather, and a deeply devoted colleague and friend. He will be profoundly missed. Services at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton, MA on Monday, March 5 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Saddened to hear about the passing of one of my college professors and a lion in the field of biomedical engineering. I’ve heard that there are forthcoming obituaries in the JHU Hub as well as the Baltimore Sun.
👓 Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers’ movements | The Guardian
Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a different direction.
The biomedical engineer in me sees this patent and thinks, “This sounds like it might also be the greatest sex toy invention ever. Millions of women will be buying them for clueless boyfriends for their birthdays and the holidays. Amazon wins again!”