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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227967/a-stimulation-driven-exoskeleton-for-walking-after-paraplegia
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Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo, Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo, Mark J Nandor, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, John R Schnellenberger, Sarah R Chang, Kevin M Foglyano, Lu Li, Ronald J Triolo
An untethered version of a stimulation-driven exoskeleton was evaluated for its ability to restore walking after paralysis from spinal cord injury. The hybrid neuroprosthesis (HNP) combined a passive variable-constraint exoskeleton for stability and support with functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) to contract the paralyzed muscles to drive limb movement. This self-contained HNP was operated by an onboard controller that sampled sensor signals, generated appropriate commands to both the exoskeletal constraints and integrated stimulator, and transmitted data wirelessly via Bluetooth to an off-board computer for real-time monitoring and recording for offline analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227916/development-and-pilot-clinical-evaluation-of-a-haptic-based-perception-empathy-biofeedback-device-for-gait-rehabilitation
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Kenta Saichi, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Yu Kitaji, Naomi Kaibuki, Hiroyasu Iwata, Kenta Saichi, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Yu Kitaji, Naomi Kaibuki, Hiroyasu Iwata
Recent studies have shown that haptic feedback on the body, either at or away from the desired gait parameter to be changed, can improve gait performance. Here we introduced a haptic-based biofeedback device to supplement the foot pressure information of a paretic foot with a wearable vibrotactile biofeedback device attached to the back. This system provides information regarding a patient's foot pressure pattern to the patient and physical therapist. Therefore, the biofeedback system can share information regarding abnormal gait patterns between patients and therapists...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227813/a-110-nw-in-channel-sigma-delta-converter-for-large-scale-neural-recording-implants
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M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, E Maghsoudloo, M Sawan, B Gosselin
Advancement in wireless and microsystems technology have ushered in new devices that can directly interface with the central nervous system for stimulating and/or monitoring neural circuitry. In this paper, we present an ultra low-power sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter (ADC) intended for utilization into large-scale multi-channel neural recording implants. This proposed design, which provides a resolution of 9 bits using a one-bit oversampled ADC, presents several desirable features that allow for an in-channel ADC scheme, where one sigma-delta converter is provided for each channel, enabling development of scalable systems that can interface with different types of high-density neural microprobes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227745/numerical-simulation-of-multipolar-configuration-and-prepulse-technique-to-obtain-spatially-reverse-recruitment-order
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Melissa Dali, Olivier Rossel, David Guiraud, Melissa Dali, Olivier Rossel, David Guiraud, Melissa Dali, Olivier Rossel, David Guiraud
In the context of functional electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves, the control of a specific motor or sensory functions may need selective stimulation to target the desired effect without others. In implanted stimulation, spatial selectivity is obtained using multipolar CUFF electrodes with specific spread of the current over each contact. Furthermore, electrical stimulation recruits large fibers before small ones, whereas the targeted function could be elicited by a specific fiber type i.e. fiber diameter...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227679/wildcard-a-wearable-virtual-reality-storytelling-tool-for-children-with-intellectual-developmental-disability
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Mirko Gelsomini, Franca Garzotto, Daniele Montesano, Daniele Occhiuto, Mirko Gelsomini, Franca Garzotto, Daniele Montesano, Daniele Occhiuto, Daniele Montesano, Franca Garzotto, Mirko Gelsomini, Daniele Occhiuto
Our research aims at supporting existing therapies for children with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). The personal and social autonomy is the desired end state to be achieved to enable a smooth integration in the real world. We developed and tested a framework for storytelling and learning activities that exploits an immersive virtual reality viewer to interact with target users. We co-designed our system with experts from the medical sector, identifying features that allow patients to stay focused on exercises to perform...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227667/evaluation-of-a-mixed-controller-that-amplifies-spatial-errors-while-reducing-timing-errors
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Laura Marchal-Crespo, Tanja Baumann, Daniela Fichmann, Steve Maassen, Jaime E Duarte, Robert Riener, Laura Marchal-Crespo, Tanja Baumann, Daniela Fichmann, Steve Maassen, Jaime E Duarte, Robert Riener, Robert Riener, Steve Maassen, Tanja Baumann, Laura Marchal-Crespo, Daniela Fichmann, Jaime E Duarte
Previous results suggest that haptic guidance enhances learning of the timing components of motor tasks, whereas error amplification is better for learning the spatial components. In this paper we evaluate a novel mixed guidance controller that combines haptic guidance and error amplification to simultaneously promote learning of the timing and spatial components. The controller is realized using a saddle-like force field around the desired movement position. This force field has a stable manifold tangential to the trajectory that guides subjects in velocity related aspects...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227651/adaptive-control-of-powered-transfemoral-prostheses-based-on-adaptive-dynamic-programming
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Yue Wen, Ming Liu, Jennie Si, He Helen Huang, Yue Wen, Ming Liu, Jennie Si, He Huang, He Helen Huang, Yue Wen, Ming Liu, Jennie Si
In this study, we developed and tested a novel adaptive controller for powered transfemoral prostheses. Adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) was implemented within the prosthesis control to complement the existing finite state impedance control (FS-IC) in a prototypic active-transfemoral prosthesis (ATP). The ADP controller interacts with the human user-prosthesis system, observes the prosthesis user's dynamic states during walking, and learns to personalize user performance properties via online adaptation to meet the individual user's objectives...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227638/simulation-of-fluid-environment-using-a-robotic-orthosis-on-human-lower-extremity-for-therapeutic-purposes
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Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop
Rehabilitation under water is a viable physical rehabilitation option, but it has some limitations in terms of adapting to needs of each patient. In addition, its facility requirements are relatively high. Simulating the fluid environment using a robotic system would enable therapists adjust various parameters so that the therapy is tailored to the patient's unique state. Also, using a robotic system instead might be less costly and easily reachable. In this study, human lower extremity movement in fluids is modeled...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227627/computation-offloading-for-real-time-health-monitoring-devices
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Haik Kalantarian, Costas Sideris, Tuan Le, Anahita Hosseini, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Haik Kalantarian, Costas Sideris, Tuan Le, Anahita Hosseini, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Costas Sideris, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Anahita Hosseini, Tuan Le, Haik Kalantarian
Among the major challenges in the development of real-time wearable health monitoring systems is to optimize battery life. One of the major techniques with which this objective can be achieved is computation offloading, in which portions of computation can be partitioned between the device and other resources such as a server or cloud. In this paper, we describe a novel dynamic computation offloading scheme for real-time wearable health monitoring devices that adjusts the partitioning of data between the wearable device and mobile application as a function of desired classification accuracy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227440/graphene-neural-interfaces-for-artifact-free-optogenetics
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Hongming Lyu, Xin Liu, Nick Rogers, Vikash Gilja, Duygu Kuzum, Hongming Lyu, Xin Liu, Nick Rogers, Vikash Gilja, Duygu Kuzum, Nick Rogers, Vikash Gilja, Xin Liu, Duygu Kuzum, Hongming Lyu
Light-induced artifacts in metal-based microelectrodes significantly limit simultaneous use of electrophysiology with optogenetics or optical imaging. In this work, we systematically investigate light-induced artifacts in Au and transparent graphene electrodes fabricated in the same batch. We demonstrate that the Au electrodes show light artifacts resembling genuine local field potentials, while graphene electrodes are free of light-induced artifacts. With its other desirable properties including high mechanical strength, good conductivity, transparency, and biocompatibility, graphene electrodes show great promise for combining electrical and optical modalities in the same experiment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227415/ultrasound-transducer-positioning-aid-for-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring
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Paul Hamelmann, Alex Kolen, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Libertario Demi, Judith van Laar, Jan Bergmans, Paul Hamelmann, Alex Kolen, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Libertario Demi, Judith van Laar, Jan Bergmans, Alex Kolen, Judith Van Laar, Paul Hamelmann, Libertario Demi, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans Van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Jan Bergmans
Fetal heart rate (fHR) monitoring is usually performed by Doppler ultrasound (US) techniques. For reliable fHR measurements it is required that the fetal heart is located within the US beam. In clinical practice, clinicians palpate the maternal abdomen to identify the fetal presentation and then the US transducer is fixated on the maternal abdomen where the best fHR signal can be obtained. Finding the optimal transducer position is done by listening to the strength of the Doppler audio output and relying on a signal quality indicator of the cardiotocographic (CTG) measurement system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227412/development-of-a-real-time-lumbar-ultrasound-image-processing-system-for-epidural-needle-entry-site-localization
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Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Philip Tildsley, Ban Leong Sng, Kok Kiong Tan
A fully-automatic ultrasound image processing system that can determine the needle entry site for epidural anesthesia (EA) in real time is presented in this paper. Neither the knowledge of anesthetists nor additional hardware is required to operate the system, which firstly directs the anesthetists to reach the desired insertion region in the longitudinal view, i.e., lumbar level L3-L4, and then locates the ideal puncture site by instructing the anesthetists to rotate and slightly adjust the position of ultrasound probe...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227387/detecting-cell-division-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteria-from-bright-field-microscopy-images-with-hidden-conditional-random-fields
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Lee-Ling S Ong, Xinghua Zhang, Binu Kundukad, Justin Dauwels, Patrick Doyle, H Harry Asada, Lee-Ling S Ong, Xinghua Zhang, Binu Kundukad, Justin Dauwels, Patrick Doyle, H Harry Asada, Binu Kundukad, Lee-Ling S Ong, Xinghua Zhang, Justin Dauwels, Patrick Doyle, H Harry Asada
An approach to automatically detect bacteria division with temporal models is presented. To understand how bacteria migrate and proliferate to form complex multicellular behaviours such as biofilms, it is desirable to track individual bacteria and detect cell division events. Unlike eukaryotic cells, prokaryotic cells such as bacteria lack distinctive features, causing bacteria division difficult to detect in a single image frame. Furthermore, bacteria may detach, migrate close to other bacteria and may orientate themselves at an angle to the horizontal plane...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227355/automatic-recognition-of-pertrochanteric-bone-fractures-in-femur-using-level-sets
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Ling Wang, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Yingjie Zheng, Kainan Li, Ling Wang, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Yingjie Zheng, Kainan Li, Ling Wang, Yingjie Zheng, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Kainan Li
Femur fracture is one of the common diseases in the elderly. In this paper, an automatic and efficient classification method of femoral pertrochanteric fractures is proposed based on image segmentation techniques. The types of femoral pertrochanteric fracture are defined firstly according to the difference of fracture parts. To reduce the computational complexity, only four directions images are used in each 3D femur, i.e. the anterior, the anterolateral, the posterior and the posterolateral images of a femur...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227299/evaluation-of-the-low-frequency-components-in-surface-electromyography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Elvira Maranesi, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Alessandro Mengarelli
The surface electromyogram (SEMG) is a signal noninvasively (through electrodes located on the body surface) acquired for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. In thoracic acquisitions, SEMG is typically affected by the electrocardiographic (ECG) signal, representing the electrical activity of the heart. SEMG and ECG power spectra mainly fall within 5-450 Hz and 0.05-50 Hz, respectively. Consequently, SEMG and ECG components overlap in the 5-50 Hz range. Although removing SEMG low spectral components, high-pass linear filtering (LF) with a cut-off frequency of 20 Hz remains the standard technique to clean SEMG from ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227282/development-of-matlab-software-to-control-data-acquisition-from-a-multichannel-systems-multi-electrode-array
#16
Erik Messier, Behnaz Ghoraani, Erik Messier, Erik Messier, Behnaz Ghoraani
A Multichannel Systems (MCS) microelectrode array data acquisition (DAQ) unit is used to collect multichannel electrograms (EGM) from a Langendorff perfused rabbit heart system to study sudden cardiac death (SCD). MCS provides software through which data being processed by the DAQ unit can be displayed and saved, but this software's combined utility with MATLAB is not very effective. MCSs software stores recorded EGM data in a MathCad (MCD) format, which is then converted to a text file format. These text files are very large, and it is therefore very time consuming to import the EGM data into MATLAB for real-time analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227280/a-low-power-level-crossing-adc-for-wearable-wireless-ecg-sensors
#17
Zhenzhen Tian, Rendong Ying, Peilin Liu, Guoxing Wang, Yong Lian, Zhenzhen Tian, Rendong Ying, Peilin Liu, Guoxing Wang, Yong Lian, Yong Lian, Peilin Liu, Guoxing Wang, Zhenzhen Tian, Rendong Ying
Ultra-low power consumption is desired in most wearable biomedical devices. The event-driven based Analog-to-Digital converter (ADC) could be an excellent candidate for low power system because of the reduction in sampling points for biosignals. In the existing event-driven based ADC architectures, two or more high precision comparators are utilized to sample the input signal. In this paper, we propose a new scheme utilizing only one high precision comparator to genertate samples with the assistance of a low precision one...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227236/a-wheelchair-with-lever-propulsion-control-for-climbing-up-and-down-stairs
#18
Kai Sasaki, Yosuke Eguchi, Kenji Suzuki, Kai Sasaki, Yosuke Eguchi, Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Yosuke Eguchi, Kai Sasaki
This study proposes a novel stair-climbing wheelchair based on lever propulsion control using the human upper body. Wheelchairs are widely used as supporting locomotion devices for people with acquired lower limb disabilities. However, steps and stairs are critical obstacles to locomotion, which restrict their activities when using wheelchairs. Previous research focused on power-assisted, stair-climbing wheelchairs, which were large and heavy due to its large actuators and mechanisms. In the previous research, we proposed a wheelchair with lever propulsion mechanism and presented its feasibility of climbing up the stairs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227232/itk-snap-an-interactive-tool-for-semi-automatic-segmentation-of-multi-modality-biomedical-images
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Paul A Yushkevich, Yang Gao, Guido Gerig, Paul A Yushkevich, Yang Gao, Guido Gerig, Yang Gao, Paul A Yushkevich, Guido Gerig
Obtaining quantitative measures from biomedical images often requires segmentation, i.e., finding and outlining the structures of interest. Multi-modality imaging datasets, in which multiple imaging measures are available at each spatial location, are increasingly common, particularly in MRI. In applications where fully automatic segmentation algorithms are unavailable or fail to perform at desired levels of accuracy, semi-automatic segmentation can be a time-saving alternative to manual segmentation, allowing the human expert to guide segmentation, while minimizing the effort expended by the expert on repetitive tasks that can be automated...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227223/bringing-hemodynamic-simulations-closer-to-the-clinics-a-cfd-prototype-study-for-intracranial-aneurysms
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Philipp Berg, Samuel Vos, Mathias Becker, Steffen Serowy, Thomas Redel, Gabor Janiga, Martin Skalej, Oliver Beuing, Philipp Berg, Samuel Vos, Mathias Becker, Steffen Serowy, Thomas Redel, Gabor Janiga, Martin Skalej, Oliver Beuing, Steffen Serowy, Martin Skalej, Oliver Beuing, Thomas Redel, Philipp Berg, Gabor Janiga, Mathias Becker
Computational Fluid Dynamics enables the investigation of patient-specific hemodynamics for rupture predictions and treatment support of intracranial aneurysms. However, due to numerous simplifications to decrease the computations effort, clinical applicability is limited until now. To overcome this situation a clinical research software prototype was tested that can be easily operated by attending physicians. In order to evaluate the accuracy of this prototype, four patient-specific intracranial aneurysms were investigated using four different spatial resolutions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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