In This Issue
Engineering for Women's Health
April 25, 2022 Volume 52 Issue 1
The articles in this issue describe the latest technologies for detection of breast and other cancers, approaches to reduce the incidence of premature births, and remote monitoring for pregnancy, a development of particular interest as the pandemic discouraged many people from going to a doctor’s office or hospital.
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    Just over a year ago, the 50th anniversary issue of The Bridge was released.[1] Fifty years is a long time, and all that has transpired in our now technologically intense world over the past 5 decades is remarkable by any standard.

    When I was a teenager, I was very impressed with Dick ...

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    AuthorDonald C. Winter

    Last October the NAE Council approved a new ­strategic plan for the academy, developed by a team led by our executive officer, Al Romig.[1] It is a concise statement of the vision and mission of the NAE, building on the objectives set forth in the original charter for the NAS, signed by ...

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    AuthorAlexa Baumer, Alexis Gimovsky, Michael Gallagher, and Megan C. Leftwich

    Engineering models can enhance understanding of reproductive biomechanics and improve the care provided to pregnant women.

    Most research into pregnancy and childbirth has historically been done through a clinical framework, relying on large-scale statistical studies. This process makes ...

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    AuthorJessica R. Walter, Shuai Xu, Jeffrey S. Stringer, and John A. Rogers

    A wearable sensor ecosystem is essential to reduce health disparities and maternal mortality.

    To maintain access to health care while mitigating the risk of in-person exposure during the covid-19 pandemic, digital and mobile health care expanded as did rapid acceptance by patients, physicians, ...

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    AuthorRidhi Tariyal and Stephen K. Gire

    The availability of accessible, objective, and precise diagnostics is critical for delivery of adequate female reproductive care.

    A lack of accessible, precise diagnostic tools in women’s health significantly impacts the lives of female-born individuals and hampers the delivery of care by ...

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022
    AuthorNicole Danos

    Improved health outcomes for women are associated with improved life outcomes for all.

    It may seem puzzling that engineers have a social and ethical responsibility to improve women’s health. But although there is talk about Industry 4.0, efforts to address women’s health are not even ...

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    AuthorPaul Drumheller

    RON LATANISION (RML): Good afternoon, Paul. When we read of your experiences as a whisky educator and connoisseur,[1] we decided we had to talk to you.

    CAMERON FLETCHER (CHF): We got your name from Janet Hunziker—you attended one of the early Frontiers of Engineering symposia.

    PAUL ...

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    AuthorSimil Raghavan

    As the NAE’s EngineerGirl celebrates its 20th year, I am thinking about how far we have come and how much there is still to do. In 2000 only 9 percent of the US engineering workforce identified as women despite gains in female involvement in other professions.[1] Women now account for 16 ...