AI Could Help Increase the IVF Success Rate

AI Could Help Increase the IVF Success Rate

More than 8 million people have been born worldwide with the help of in vitro fertilization since 1978. In IVF, an egg is fertilized by sperm in the lab; the resulting clump of cells is transferred into a patient’s uterus.Although IVF techniques have advanced significantly in recent decades, the average success rate is still fairly low: around 45 percent. The percentage steadily declines as women age; a 40-year-old woman has a likely success rate of about 12 percent, according to Pregnancy…

Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets

Cloud Software Cuts Through Biomedical Data Thickets

Biomedical researchers have a tough task in managing the massive amounts of data they collect. Although programs do exist to help, including off-the-shelf spreadsheets and downloadable open-source solutions, they typically require an IT background, which many researchers lack. Startup SciosHub, which launched in 2020, aims to solve the problem. The company’s flagship product is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and informatics platform that automates and simplifies the back-end data-management process.“Scientists should be focusing on their science, not how to make IT work for…

GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

GeeRemit App Moves Money and Saves It Too

Mobile money-transfer apps are now bigger in developing countries than just about anywhere else. In Kenya, for example, mobile transactions last year were up by about 20 percent over 2020, according to Capacity.
For a fee, people send money to friends and family, pay bills, and buy groceries using a mobile wallet app. The transactions are made through cellular service providers, although the funds held in a mobile money account are protected by local financial regulations.
That’s important, because most of the apps’…

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

On a visit to Pakistan with his parents, 7-year-old Aadeel Akhtar met a girl his age who was missing her right leg. That was the first time he had met a person with a limb difference. The girl’s family could not afford the cost of getting her a prosthetic leg, so she used a tree branch as a crutch to help her walk. From that encounter, Akhtar decided that one day he would develop affordable artificial limbs.
Twenty-one years later,…

Paige's AI Diagnostic Tech Is Revolutionizing Cancer Diagnosis

Paige’s AI Diagnostic Tech Is Revolutionizing Cancer Diagnosis

Artificial intelligence was not on Leo Grady’s mind when he was applying for college in the early 1990s. The IEEE member was interested in human interaction, linguistics, and psychology, and he initially chose the unusual double major of anthropology and physics.
But his desire to understand how the human brain works led him to switch from physics to electrical engineering and ultimately to pursue signal processing at the University of Vermont.
“All of this eventually led me to AI,” Grady says….

Powered By IEEE Program Saves Startups Money

Powered By IEEE Program Saves Startups Money

Running a startup isn’t cheap. Many founders bootstrap their company to survive. IEEE is helping members who are entrepreneurs save money through its new Powered by IEEE program.The program, developed by the IEEE Entrepreneurship initiative, includes discounts to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and IEEE DataPort. Participants receive a US $10,000 credit toward the purchase of software from Freshworks, which provides customer-relationship management tools. In addition, startups receive free mentoring from other entrepreneurs through IEEE’s Founder Office Hours program.There are now…