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Utepils Brewery Tour and Roving Social - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 26-April-2017

Join us for a Brewery Tour and social with IEEE! This latest Roving Social (Roving - meaning that we rotate around the Twin Cities) will be at Utepils Brewery in Minneapolis. Join us for a private tour of Utepils Brewery to see the brewing process and tools of the trade.

Then join us for some free drinks and food while we talk with other professionals from around the Twin Cities. Yeah free! As a benefit to our members.

Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP so we can order the correct amount of food and plan our purchase of drinks. Click "Register Now" under the "Registration" section.

Utepils Brewery Information


Utepils is a Norwegian word that encapsulates “the longing and anticipation for the first beer enjoyed in the sunshine.” As Minnesotans, we know the feeling of longing for the end of winter hibernation. There’s nothing like stepping outside with a good beer to celebrate spring and renewal of life. That’s the Utepils moment. (And with the right beer and the right people, a Utepils moment doesn’t have to wait until spring—it can happen any time.)

Posted on: 4/4/2017 08:06:44 AM


Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Communication System for Medical Applications and Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) System - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 24-May-2017

Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) technologies have become promising options for wireless medical applications. However, increased body loss at the ISM frequencies utilized in a BLE communication system and common interference sources, including Wi-Fi, IoT, wireless power charging, microwave-ovens, etc. present challenges for medical applications. MBAN frequencies are also quite close to the ISM frequency band. In this seminar, both BLE medical system & MBAN system analysis will be presented. System and interference testing will be discussed. User-hand effects on the system performance and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) will also be examined.  The seminar will include material presented on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices at the FDA.

Location and Registration information can be found HERE.

Biography: Dr. David Nghiem is the Founder, President and CEO of Global Wireless Technology (GWT), Inc. Dr. Nghiem has spent many years in the telecommunication and medical industries, including Harris Corporation, Qualcomm, USA Wireless and Medtronic, and has become an industry leader in medical wireless telemetry systems. He was an Assistant Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, and a Director of the Telecommunication Center at the University of Houston. Dr. Nghiem is also a senior IEEE member. He was the Chairman of the IEEE-MTT-S Twin Cities chapter. In 2016, Twin Cities IEEE Section has honored Dr. Nghiem’s outstanding engineering career with the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award. On February 10th, 2017 Dr. David Nghiem also gave a seminar on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices: Issues & Solutions at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories - U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Posted on: 3/24/2017 12:54:23 AM


An Integrated Approach for Implantable Medical Devices Fatigue Reliability Test - TWIN CITIES RL07 CHAPTER on 13-June-2017

Implantable Medical Devices Fatigue Reliability Test

Posted on: 2/6/2017 07:04:29 AM


Design of Experiments and Reliability - TWIN CITIES RL07 CHAPTER on 16-May-2017

Design of Experiments and Reliability

Posted on: 2/6/2017 07:00:45 AM


2017 IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) - TWIN CITIES IM09 CHAPTER on 08-May-2017



You are invited to submit papers for the 12th Annual IEEE International Symposium on MeMeA (Medical Measurements and Applications) to be held at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The symposium will include papers that advance the science of measurement and instrumentation as related or applied to medicine. This includes electrical, chemical and physiological sensors and systems which deliver measurement data for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

Symposium Topics

  • Sensors for medical systems / Sensor fusion and calibration
  • Biosignal processing
  • Imaging and communication
  • Measurement and quality control for medical products
  • Environmental medicine and home automation for disability, disease, and aging
  • Patient safety
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in medicine
  • Medical and Instrumentation uncertainty

Tutorials are proposed for May 7th


Please see http://memea2017.ieee-ims.org/ for more details.

Posted on: 8/9/2016 01:59:39 PM