How virtual reality can enhance systems engineering

Systems engineering requires a “cradle to grave” view of system creation, integration, support, sustainment and retirement. This approach espouses a holistic and methodical view of the system through its life cycle. System engineering also considers the business and technical needs of the customer to provide a quality product – the system. The global expansion of many businesses has caused a shift in how systems engineers collaborate as a team and with others.
By Stephanie G. Fussell

Detecting mental disorders with sensor-based virtual reality

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has been stressful for people. The fear and anxiety about the disease are overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. People respond to stressful situations in different ways depending on a variety of factors such as background, age and the community an individual lives in.
By Faisal Aqlan and Hui Yang

OPEX startup as an alternative to the lean startup method

Traditional management is still widely adopted throughout organizations today despite of their nature and size. In this kind of management, a great deal of resources in the form of time and cash are spent in the planning phase of a product or service before the first launch.
By Jiju Antony, Alexandre Fonseca Torres, Marcelo Machado Fernandes and Willem Salentijn

Using artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer

Cancer is an ensemble of diseases with gigantic molecular miscellany between the tumors of afflicted patients. Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), also known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma or carcinoma of no special type (NST), is characterized by hard lumps with asymmetrical borders. The IDC lump typically feels firmer than that of a benign breast protuberance. Invasive breast cancers spread from the origin (either the milk ducts or the lobules) into the adjoining breast tissue. These constitute approximately 70% of all breast cancer cases, and have inferior prognoses compared to the in-situ sub-types.
By Avishek Choudhury

Measuring risk by asking: Is it worth it?

There is risk in everything we eat, even if it is “healthy.” There is risk in everything we do, even if it is deemed “safe” by someone. There is risk in everything we say, even if we use manners and are polite. So when is risk “too much?” Who decides when the risk is “OK” or “too high?”
By Douglas R. Handy