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.
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Neurology and Physiology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Design Lead
Electrical Design Lead
Modeling neuronal functionality in PSPICE.
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.
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.
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.
We partnered with Circle-K on volunteering in the local community, building biomedical instruments and devices to aid veterinarians and dogs alike.