Earl E. Bakken
IEEE Life Fellow, Inventor of the First Wearable, Battery-Powered Pacemaker, and the Co-founder of Medtronic
Niilo Saranummi left a tremendous impact on the lives of many of us who work on the crossroads of health and ICT. His formal CV speaks for itself. To name but a few items: Fellow of FACTE, IAMBE, AIMBE, IEEE, EAMBES and HL7, President of IFMBE, IUPESM, and EAMBES, co-founder of HL7 Finland, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions of Information Technology in Biomedicine (now IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics) and recipient of the Otto Schmitt Award.
EMBS Thailand Chapter would like to pay condolence to the passing of Associate Professor Dr. Somsak Choomchuay on 27th August, 2018. He was the 1st EMBS Thailand Chapter Chair. We were saddened by this immeasurable loss to his family and those who are close to him.
Fellow of the IEEE, Editor-in-Chief of the EMB Magazine (2002-2008), 2004 EMBS Service Award Recipient, Past-President of the IEEE-EMBS, and EMBS Conference Chair for the 22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS and World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in 2000.
Founding Fellow of BMES (2004), AIMBE Fellow (1997), and EMBS Distinguished Lecturer 2012-2013.
Past President of IEEE EMBS. Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to modeling in electrophysiology and cardiopulmonary systems, and was cited as one of the leaders in bioengineering in the Houston area.
André Dittmar has been very active within the French and International BME community. He was a pioneer in the field of micro and nano technologies in life sciences and health technologies, and known worldwide for his innovative contributions to wearable sensors and systems.
Michael Neuman was a friend and mentor to many, an accomplished researcher and academic as well as a dedicated and tireless member of EMBS for many decades. He will be remembered by those whose lives he touched for his intellect, leadership, guidance, grace, and good humor.