PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Mission


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is an internationally recognized technical society under IEEE, servicing the largest community of biomedical engineers in the world. The mission of EMBS is to focus on the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to provide new solutions to medical and biological problems. Its members apply concepts and methods of physical engineering and life sciences to issues in the rapidly expanding fields of medicine and biology. Since 1952, international EMBS has incubated global leaders and problem solvers from a host of backgrounds capable of addressing modern challenges.

The Purdue student chapter was founded in September 2015 and is the youngest committee within Purdue IEEE. It consists of a group of dedicated students who share a common passion for transforming and revolutionizing future medicine and healthcare. This society exposes its members to the people, practices, information, and ideas necessary for success in biomedical and related careers. It regularly conducts social events, seminars and tours through assistance of faculty and industry supporters; befitting a technical society, Purdue IEEE EMBS members diligently contribute to research initiatives, participate in competitions, attend conferences, and organize technical workshops for the cultivation of shared knowledge.

Contact us for more information at: info-embs@purdueieee.org

Officers


Barnabas Obeng-Gyasi

Barnabas Obeng-Gyasi

Chair
Neurology and Physiology
Senior

Allison Yee

Allison Yee

Vice Chair
Biological Engineering
Sophomore

Landon Lindsay

Landon Lindsay

Correspondence Liaison
Electrical Engineering Technology
Senior


Luke Fillenwarth

Luke Fillenwarth

Industrial Liaison
Biomedical Engineering
Junior

Ryan Donoghue

Ryan Donoghue

Mechanical Design Lead
Electrical Engineering
Sophomore

Swagat Bhattacharyya

Swagat Bhattacharyya

Electrical Design Lead
Electrical Engineering
Sophomore



Hosted Presentations


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Dr. Harold Sabbagh

Modeling neuronal functionality in PSPICE.

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Dr. Rocky Clancy

Engineering Ethics.

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Dr. Amy Brewster

Neuroethics.

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Dr. Yujia Song

Biomedical Ethics.

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Dr. Riyi Shi

Parkinson's Disease.



Past Projects


PD


PD Resting Tremor Mitigation Device

We are currently working on a glove to mitigate resting tremors, which are widespread in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Featuring an electromyogram (EMG) and an inertial measurement unit (IMU), this device would function as an 'active dampener' for tremors.



echo


Echolocation Device

We created a headset that can be used by the blind to perceive the distance to objects around them. This headset works by low-pass filtering distance reeadings from two ultrasonic sensors and converting these distances to short acoustic tones.



EEG


Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An EEG can be used to interpret the brain's neural activity at a low resolution for both clinical diagnostics and to develop assistive devices.



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Dog Shelter

We partnered with Circle-K on volunteering in the local community, building biomedical instruments and devices to aid veterinarians and dogs alike.