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Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758975/design-of-liver-functional-reserve-monitor-based-on-three-wavelength-from-ir-to-nir
#1
Fuli Ye, Huimiao Zhan, Guilian Shi
BACKGROUND: The preoperative evaluation of liver functional reserve is very important to determine the excision of liver lobe for the patients with liver cancer. There already exist many effective evaluation methods, but these ones have many disadvantages such as large trauma, complicated process and so on. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is essential to develop a fast, accurate and simple detection method of liver functional reserve for the practical application in the clinical engineering field...
May 4, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758971/effects-of-dancesport-on-walking-balance-and-standing-balance-among-the-elderly
#2
Jeehoon Sohn, Sung-Ha Park, Sukwon Kim
BACKGROUND: Dancesport is a popular activity among older adults who look for fun and fitness in Korea. Studies reported positive sociological and psychological effects of dancesport. But, little studies were performed to evaluate the effects of dancesport on balance performances. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of dancesport for 15 weeks on walking balance and standing balance of older adults. METHODS: Older adults regularly participated in the dancesport program 3 times a week for 15 weeks...
May 4, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758970/effects-of-an-intra-ventricular-assist-device-on-the-stroke-volume-of-failing-ventricle-analysis-of-a-mock-circulatory-system
#3
Shidong Zhu, Lin Luo, Bibo Yang, Kai Ni, Qian Zhou, Xinghui Li, Xiaohao Wang
BACKGROUND: A novel intra-ventricular assist device (iVAD) was established as a new pulsatile assist device to address various disadvantages, such as bulky configuration and reduced arterial pulsatility, observed in conventional ventricular assist devices. OBJECTIVE: Analyzed the native left ventricular stroke volume (SV) after iVAD support in vitro. METHODS: The SV of iVAD was examined in a home-designed mock circulatory system (MCS) at different heart rates and drive pressures and the SV of a failure ventricle was examined with iVAD at 75, 90, 120 bpm and 120-180 mmHg drive pressure after iVAD support...
May 4, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758979/developmental-screening-tool-accuracy-and-feasibility-of-non-invasive-anaemia-estimation
#4
Raja Muthalagu, Vijayan Thulasi Bai, Doreen Gracias, Sheila John
Anaemia is predicted as one of the serious communal health issue in the world. The deficiency exists most common among children and women. A substantial issue prevails in providing quality healthcare services to rural communities, which remains a challenge to health service providers throughout the world. Traditionally physician and health workers recognized anaemia from certain clinical findings, such as pallor of the conjunctivae, nail beds, lips, tongue, and oral mucosa. Confirmation of anaemic condition through physical examination of Dorsum of a tongue or lower bulbar conjunctiva is a subjective analysis...
April 30, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758978/analysis-of-foot-kinematics-wearing-high-heels-using-the-oxford-foot-model
#5
Meizi Wang, Yaodong Gu, Julien Steven Baker
Wearing high heels is thought to lead to various foot disorders and injuries such as metatarsal pain, Achilles tendon tension, plantar fasciitis and Haglund malformation. However, there is little available information explaining the specific mechanisms and reasons why wearing high heels causes foot deformity. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the foot kinematics of high heel wearers and compare any differences with barefoot individuals using the Oxford Foot Model (OFM). Fifteen healthy women aged 20-25 years were measured while walking barefoot and when wearing high heels...
April 29, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758977/evaluation-of-plantar-pressures-in-people-with-hallux-valgus-using-principal-component-analysis
#6
Kanako Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Mitsunori Tada, Masaaki Mochimaru
BACKGROUND: Foot deformities are serious problems in the elderly as they increase the risk of falling. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between foot plantar pressure during gait and hallux valgus (HV). METHODS: Foot-pressure data were recorded using an F-scan II system. We analyzed the entire waveform of plantar pressure during gait from 37 healthy adults using principle component analysis (PCA), conducted using a 370 × 357 matrix of time-normalized plantar data of 7 areas during gait (5 gait trials × 2 (both feet) of 37 participants × 51 data points × 7 plantar areas)...
April 29, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758976/the-6th-international-conference-on-biomedical-engineering-and-biotechnology
#7
Carlos Gómez, Severin P Schwarzacher, Huiyu Zhou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758974/emotion-recognition-from-multichannel-eeg-signals-using-k-nearest-neighbor-classification
#8
Mi Li, Hongpei Xu, Xingwang Liu, Shengfu Lu
BACKGROUND: Many studies have been done on the emotion recognition based on multi-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the influence of the emotion recognition accuracy of EEG signals in different frequency bands and different number of channels. METHODS: We classified the emotional states in the valence and arousal dimensions using different combinations of EEG channels. Firstly, DEAP default preprocessed data were normalized...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758973/the-pulmonary-damage-caused-by-smoking-a-longitudinal-study
#9
Yan Li, Yongliang Dai, Youmin Guo
BACKGROUND: Smoking for a long period is known to cause several harms to the human body, chiefly associated with serious pulmonary damage. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference in the pulmonary damage between current smokers and ex-smokers, through measuring the bronchial parameters and the extent of emphysema, in order to further illustrate the harm of smoking and the need to stop smoking. METHODS: Using the FACT-Digital lung TM software quantitatively analysis of CT images, including the WT, WA%, LD, LV, PD, and %LAA-950 was performed...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758969/human-emotion-classification-based-on-multiple-physiological-signals-by-wearable-system
#10
Xin Liu, Qisong Wang, Dan Liu, Yuan Wang, Yan Zhang, Ou Bai, Jinwei Sun
BACKGROUND: Human emotion classification is traditionally achieved using multi-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) signal, which requires costly equipment and complex classification algorithms. OBJECTIVE: The experiments can be implemented in the laboratory environment equipped with high-performance computers for the online analysis; this will hinder the usability in practical applications. METHODS: Considering that other physiological signals are also associated with emotional changes, this paper proposes to use a wearable, wireless system to acquire a single-channel electroencephalogram signal, respiration, electrocardiogram (ECG) signal, and body postures to explore the relationship between these signals and the human emotions...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758968/temperature-dependent-of-viscoelasticity-measurement-on-fat-emulsion-phantom-using-acoustic-radiation-force-elasticity-imaging-method
#11
Peng Xie, Mengke Wang, Yanrong Guo, Huiying Wen, Xin Chen, Siping Chen, Haoming Lin
During the past two decades, tissue elasticity has been extensively studied and has been used in clinical disease diagnosis. But biological soft tissues are viscoelastic in nature. Therefore, they should be simultaneously characterized in terms of elasticity and viscosity. In addition, the mechanical properties of soft tissues are temperature dependent. However, how the temperature influences the shear wave dispersion and the viscoelasticity of soft tissue are still unclear. The aim of this study is to compare viscoelasticity of fat emulsion phantom with different temperature using acoustic radiation force elasticity imaging method...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758966/comparison-of-gait-patterns-in-elderly-fallers-and-non-fallers
#12
Moon-Seok Kwon, Yu-Ri Kwon, Yang-Sun Park, Ji-Won Kim
Gait is associated with an important risk factor of falls in the elderly. It is important to find differences of quantitative gait variables between fallers and non-fallers. The aim of this study was to investigate gait patterns in elderly fallers and non-fallers. Thirty-eight fallers and 38 non-fallers of similar age and height participated in this study. Subjects walked across the GaitRite walkway at self-selected comfortable speeds. Spatio-temporal gait variables were measured to characterize gait patterns...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758962/association-between-serum-magnesium-and-common-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Yiyan Zhang, Qin Li, Yi Xin, Weiqi Lv, Chuanbin Ge
BACKGROUND: Magnesium ion, as important cation in the human body, involved in various enzymatic reactions, glucose transport and insulin release. Now diabetes mellitus and diabetic complications have become important public health problems around the world. OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the association between concentration levels of serum magnesium and common complications and comorbidities of diabetes mellitus and other biochemical indexes. METHODS: There are 1217 eligible patients selected from 14,317 cases of diabetic hospitalization patients from January 2010 to December 2011...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758961/exploration-of-genetics-commonness-between-bladder-cancer-and-breast-cancer-based-on-a-silcio-analysis-on-disease-subtypes
#14
Wenbin Xu, Hong Xia, Wei Liu, Weiying Zheng, Lin Hua
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Muscle-invasive bladder cancers (MIBCs) are heterogeneous cancers and can be grouped into basal-like and luminal subtypes that are highly reminiscent of those found in breast cancer. Like basal-like breast cancers, basal-like MIBCs are associated with advanced stage and metastatic disease. However, the biological and clinical significance of molecular subtypes of MIBCs remain unclear. Therefore, we implemented a serious of bioinformatics methods to explore genetic similarities between bladder and breast cancers...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758960/biomechanical-investigation-of-orthodontic-treatment-planning-based-on-orthodontic-force-measurement-and-finite-element-method-before-implementation-a-case-study
#15
Jianlei Wu, Yunfeng Liu, Jianxing Zhang, Wei Peng
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment planning (OTP) is primarily depended on clinical experiences of orthodontists at present, while equivocal OTP would increase the possibility of treatment failure. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to investigate a methodology for quantitatively evaluating OTP, using theoretical analyses, orthodontic forces measurement (OFM) and finite element method (FEM). METHODS: An OTP was theoretically designed based on a clinical case and forces on incisors in OTP were measured on a specialized platform...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758956/prediction-of-human-gait-trajectories-during-the-ssp-using-a-neuromusculoskeletal-modeling-a-challenge-for-parametric-optimization
#16
Mohammadali Rahmati Seyed, Rostami Mostafa, Beigzadeh Borhan
The parametric optimization techniques have been widely employed to predict human gait trajectories; however, their applications to reveal the other aspects of gait are questionable. The aim of this study is to investigate whether or not the gait prediction model is able to justify the movement trajectories for the higher average velocities. A planar, seven-segment model with sixteen muscle groups was used to represent human neuro-musculoskeletal dynamics. At first, the joint angles, ground reaction forces (GRFs) and muscle activations were predicted and validated for normal average velocity (1...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758955/fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-device-using-condenser-microphone-sensor-validation-and-comparison-to-standard-devices
#17
Husna Azyan Binti Ahmad, Ismail M El-Badawy, Om Prakash Singh, Rozana Binti Hisham, M B Malarvili
BACKGROUND: Fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring device is highly demanded to assess the fetus health condition in home environments. Conventional standard devices such as ultrasonography and cardiotocography are expensive, bulky and uncomfortable and consequently not suitable for long-term monitoring. Herein, we report a device that can be used to measure fetal heart rate in clinical and home environments. METHODS: The proposed device measures and displays the FHR on a screen liquid crystal display (LCD)...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758958/the-non-contact-biometric-identified-bio-signal-measurement-sensor-and-algorithms
#18
Chan-Il Kim, Jong-Ha Lee
In these days, wearable devices have been developed for effectively measuring biological data. However, these devices have tissue allege and noise problem. To solve these problems, biometric measurement based on a non-contact method, such as face image sequencing is developed. This makes it possible to measure biometric data without any operation and side effects. However, it is impossible for a remote center to identify the person whose data are measured by the novel methods. In this paper, we propose the novel non-contact heart rate and blood pressure imaging system, Deep Health Eye...
April 25, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758957/non-invasive-continuous-blood-pressure-measurement-based-on-mean-impact-value-method-bp-neural-network-and-genetic-algorithm
#19
Xia Tan, Zhong Ji, Yadan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive continuous blood pressure monitoring can provide an important reference and guidance for doctors wishing to analyze the physiological and pathological status of patients and to prevent and diagnose cardiovascular diseases in the clinical setting. Therefore, it is very important to explore a more accurate method of non-invasive continuous blood pressure measurement. OBJEVTIVE: To address the shortcomings of existing blood pressure measurement models based on pulse wave transit time or pulse wave parameters, a new method of non-invasive continuous blood pressure measurement - the GA-MIV-BP neural network model - is presented...
April 25, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758964/the-effect-of-sitting-posture-on-the-loads-at-cervico-thoracic-and-lumbosacral-joints
#20
Yuri Kwon, Ji-Won Kim, Jae-Hoon Heo, Hyeong-Min Jeon, Eui-Bum Choi, Gwang-Moon Eom
BACKGROUND: The sitting in an awkward posture for a prolonged time may lead to spinal or musculoskeletal disease. It is important to investigate the joint loads at spine while sitting. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint moment and antero-posterior (AP) reaction force at cervico-thoracic and lumbosacral joint for various sitting postures. METHODS: Twenty healthy males participated in this study. Six sitting postures were defined from three spinal curvatures (slump, flat, and lordosis) and two arm postures (arms-on-chest and arms-forward)...
April 24, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
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