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Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915105/variations-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-constrained-movements-increase-ankle-range-of-movement-while-maintaining-power-output-of-recumbent-cycling
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Puteri N F Hamdan, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Juliana Usman, Md Anamul Islam, Victor S P Kean, Ahmad K Abdul Wahab, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis
Previous research investigated recumbent cycle power output (PO) from the perspective of knee and hip joint biomechanics. However, ankle-foot biomechanics and, in particular, the effect of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO)-constrained movements on cycle PO has not been widely explored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether AFOs of a fixed position (FP) and in dorsi-plantarflexion (DPF)-, dorsiflexion (DF)- and plantarflexion (PF)-constrained movements might influence PO during voluntary recumbent cycling exercises...
September 15, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850542/assessing-regional-lung-mechanics-by-combining-electrical-impedance-tomography-and-forced-oscillation-technique
#2
Chuong Ngo, Sarah Spagnesi, Carlos Munoz, Sylvia Lehmann, Thomas Vollmer, Berno Misgeld, Steffen Leonhardt
There is a lack of noninvasive pulmonary function tests which can assess regional information of the lungs. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a radiation-free, non-invasive real-time imaging that provides regional information of ventilation volume regarding the measurement of electrical impedance distribution. Forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a pulmonary function test which is based on the measurement of respiratory mechanical impedance over a frequency range. In this article, we introduce a new measurement approach by combining FOT and EIT, named the oscillatory electrical impedance tomography (oEIT)...
August 29, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841568/extended-device-profiles-and-testing-procedures-for-the-approval-process-of-integrated-medical-devices-using-the-ieee-11073-communication-standard
#3
Armin Janß, Johannes Thorn, Malte Schmitz, Alexander Mildner, Jasmin Dell'Anna-Pudlik, Martin Leucker, Klaus Radermacher
Nowadays, only closed and proprietary integrated operating room systems (IORS) from big manufacturers are available on the market. Hence, the interconnection of components from third-party vendors is only possible with increased time and costs. In the context of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-funded project OR.NET (2012-2016), the open integration of medical devices from different manufacturers was addressed. An integrated operating theater based on the open communication standard IEEE 11073 shall give clinical operators the opportunity to choose medical devices independently of the manufacturer...
August 25, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822222/biomechanical-comparison-of-a-novel-monocortical-and-two-common-bicortical-external-fixation-systems-regarding-rigidity-and-dynamic-stability
#4
Patrick A Varady, Markus Greinwald, Peter Augat
AIM: To biomechanically compare a monocortical single frame external fixator (Orthofix UNYCO) with two bicortical fixator systems (dual frame: Stryker Hoffmann and single frame: Synthes LEF) with respect to system rigidity and stability under cyclic loading. METHODS: The fixator systems were assessed for axial rigidity under loads which would occur clinically during fixator application and dynamic stability (cyclic fatigue) under loads which would occur in the first week postoperatively...
August 19, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820729/head-phantoms-for-electroencephalography-and-transcranial-electric-stimulation-a-skull-material-study
#5
Alexander Hunold, Daniel Strohmeier, Patrique Fiedler, Jens Haueisen
Physical head phantoms allow the assessment of source reconstruction procedures in electroencephalography and electrical stimulation profiles during transcranial electric stimulation. Volume conduction in the head is strongly influenced by the skull, which represents the main conductivity barrier. Realistic modeling of its characteristics is thus important for phantom development. In the present study, we proposed plastic clay as a material for modeling the skull in phantoms. We analyzed five clay types varying in granularity and fractions of fire clay, each with firing temperatures from 550°C to 950°C...
August 18, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820728/radiostereometric-migration-measurement-of-an-uncemented-cerafit%C3%A2-femoral-stem-26-patients-followed-for-10-years
#6
Stefan Sesselmann, Yotung Hong, Frank Schlemmer, Isabell Hussnaetter, Lutz A Mueller, Raimund Forst, Franz Tschunko
Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) is the gold standard for evaluating micromotions of orthopaedic implants. The method is applied for identifying novel design weaknesses in endoprostheses. Current research frequently assesses relatively short time periods. Short-term RSA studies have been widely used for predicting the long-term stability of many hip prosthetic designs, but only a few studies have focused on uncemented hip implants, especially for extended periods. The purpose of this study was to analyse the migration pattern of the Cerafit® femoral stem within 10 years and to verify the predictive value of short-term RSA after 2 years for this uncemented femoral hip stem...
August 18, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809745/a-hybrid-active-force-control-of-a-lower-limb-exoskeleton-for-gait-rehabilitation
#7
Zahari Taha, Anwar P P Abdul Majeed, Amar Faiz Zainal Abidin, Mohammed A Hashem Ali, Ismail Mohd Khairuddin, Abdelhakim Deboucha, Mohd Yashim Wong Paul Tze
Owing to the increasing demand for rehabilitation services, robotics have been engaged in addressing the drawbacks of conventional rehabilitation therapy. This paper focuses on the modelling and control of a three-link lower limb exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation that is restricted to the sagittal plane. The exoskeleton that is modelled together with a human lower limb model is subjected to a number of excitations at its joints while performing a joint space trajectory tracking, to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed controller in compensating disturbances...
August 15, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802098/response-time-of-indirectly-accessed-gas-exchange-depends-on-measurement-method
#8
Jakub Rafl, Filip Kulhanek, Petr Kudrna, Vaclav Ort, Karel Roubik
Noninvasive techniques are routinely used for assessment of tissue effects of lung ventilation. However, comprehensive studies of the response time of the methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the response time of noninvasive methods for monitoring of gas exchange to sudden changes in the composition of the inspired gas. A prospective experimental study with 16 healthy volunteers was conducted. A ventilation circuit was designed that enabled a fast change in the composition of the inspiratory gas mixture while allowing spontaneous breathing...
August 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796636/effect-of-tms-coil-orientation-on-the-spatial-distribution-of-motor-evoked-potentials-in-an-intrinsic-hand-muscle
#9
Victor Hugo Souza, Taian Martins Vieira, André Salles Cunha Peres, Marco Antonio Cavalcanti Garcia, Claudia Domingues Vargas, Oswaldo Baffa
Previous reports on the relationship between coil orientation and amplitude of motor evoked potential (MEP) in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) did not consider the effect of electrode arrangement. Here we explore this open issue by investigating whether TMS coil orientation affects the amplitude distribution of MEPs recorded from the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) muscle with a bi-dimensional grid of 61 electrodes. Moreover, we test whether conventional mono- and bipolar montages provide representative MEPs compared to those from the grid of electrodes...
August 10, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771428/a-novel-ceramic-tibial-component-is-as-safe-as-its-metal-counterpart
#10
Klemens Trieb
Failure rates of 2-10% provide evidence for further development in knee arthroplasty. The purpose of our study was to examine the safety of the tibial component of a novel all-ceramic total knee replacement (TKR) (BPK-S Integration ceramic) consisting of BIOLOX®delta ceramic. The standards ISO 14879-1 and ASTM F1800-07 describe the test set-up for the experimental strength verification with a significantly increased maximum load of 5300 N (900 N are required) and post-fatigue burst strength testing. All specimens were able to prove their mechanical strength against fracture in the alternating load test...
August 3, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763292/quantifying-the-dynamics-of-electroencephalographic-eeg-signals-to-distinguish-alcoholic-and-non-alcoholic-subjects-using-an-mse-based-k-d-tree-algorithm
#11
Lal Hussain, Wajid Aziz, Sharjil Saeed, Saeed Arif Shah, Malik Sajjad A Nadeem, Imtiaz Ahmed Awan, Ali Abbas, Abdul Majid, Syed Zaki Hassan Kazmi
In this paper, we have employed K-d tree algorithmic based multiscale entropy analysis (MSE) to distinguish alcoholic subjects from non-alcoholic ones. Traditional MSE techniques have been used in many applications to quantify the dynamics of physiological time series at multiple temporal scales. However, this algorithm requires O(N2), i.e. exponential time and space complexity which is inefficient for long-term correlations and online application purposes. In the current study, we have employed a recently developed K-d tree approach to compute the entropy at multiple temporal scales...
August 1, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734113/openice-medical-device-interoperability-platform-overview-and-requirement-analysis
#12
David Arney, Jeffrey Plourde, Julian M Goldman
We give an overview of OpenICE, an open source implementation of the ASTM standard F2761 for the Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) that leverages medical device interoperability, together with an analysis of the clinical and non-functional requirements and community process that inspired its design.
July 22, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734112/fused-multivariate-empirical-mode-decomposition-memd-and-inverse-solution-method-for-eeg-source-localization
#13
Pegah Khosropanah, Abdul Rahman Ramli, Kheng Seang Lim, Mohammad Hamiruce Marhaban, Anvarjon Ahmedov
EEG source localization is determining possible cortical sources of brain activities with scalp EEG. Generally, every step of the data processing sequence affects the accuracy of EEG source localization. In this paper, we introduce a fused multivariate empirical mode decomposing (MEMD) and inverse solution algorithm with an embedded unsupervised eye blink remover in order to localize the epileptogenic zone accurately. For this purpose, we constructed realistic forward models using MRI and boundary element method (BEM) for each patient to obtain results that are more realistic...
July 22, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723609/failure-analysis-of-eleven-gates-glidden-drills-that-fractured-intraorally-during-post-space-preparation-a-retrieval-analysis-study
#14
Youssef S Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Sara M Al Taweel, Spiros Zinelis
The purpose of this study was to determine the failure mechanism of clinically failed Gates Glidden (GG) drills. Eleven retrieved GG drills (sizes #1 to #3) which fractured during root canal preparation were collected and the fracture location was recorded based on macroscopic observation. All fracture surfaces were investigated by a SEM. Then the fractured parts were embedded in acrylic resin and after metallographic preparation, the microstructure and elemental composition was evaluated by SEM and EDS. The Vickers hardness (HV) of all specimens was also determined...
July 19, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704177/morphology-and-contractile-gene-expression-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-short-term-cyclic-uniaxial-strain-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#15
Neda Rashidi, Mohammad Tafazzoli-Shadpour, Nooshin Haghighipour, Mohammad-Mehdi Khani
Previous studies have shown smooth muscle induction in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) caused by long-term cyclic stretch. Here we examined the capability of the short-term straining with time steps of 4, 8, 16 and 24 h alone or combined with TGF-β1 on smooth muscle induction of rabbit ASCs. Alterations in cell morphology were quantified through the cell shape index and orientation angle, and expression levels of α-SMA, SM22-α, h-caldesmon and calponin3 markers were examined using the real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
July 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678733/preparation-characterization-and-blood-compatibility-assessment-of-a-novel-electrospun-nanocomposite-comprising-polyurethane-and-ayurvedic-indhulekha-oil-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#16
Manikandan Ayyar, Mohan Prasath Mani, Saravana Kumar Jaganathan, Rajasekar Rathanasamy
Electrospun polyurethane based nanocomposite scaffolds were fabricated by mixing with indhulekha oil. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) portrayed the nanofibrous nature of the composite and the average diameters of the composite scaffold were smaller than the pristine scaffolds. The fabricated scaffold was found to be hydrophobic (114°) due to the inclusion of indhulekha oil, which was displayed in contact angle measurement analysis. The fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) results indicated that the indhulekha oil was dispersed in PU matrix identified by formation of hydrogen bond and peak shifting of CH group...
July 5, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675748/a-preliminary-study-for-the-assessment-of-hypertension-using-static-and-dynamic-ir-thermograms
#17
Jayanthi Thiruvengadam, Anburajan Mariamichael
Structural changes in blood vessels occur due to prolonged hypertension. Early detection of blood pressure (mm Hg) is essential for disease prevention. The aim of this work is to propose a computer-aided diagnostic (CADx) model for the diagnosis of hypertension using variables derived from non-contact static and dynamic thermal imaging in comparison with the pulse wave velocity (PWV)-derived parameters. Static and dynamic infrared (IR) thermograms of selected skin areas of the body from known hypertensive (n=14) and age- and sex-matched normal subjects were captured...
July 4, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865202/poster-session-15-radiation-therapy-ii
#18
Patrick Rauwald-Josephs, Martin Böttcher, Hilke Vorwerk, Klemens Zink, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865201/session-55-irradiation-of-thoracic-tumours-in-particle-therapy-motion-and-modulation
#19
Christian Graeff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865200/poster-session-35-radiation-therapy-vi
#20
Petra Härtl, Oliver Koelbl, Barbara Dobler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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