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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227970/combining-a-hybrid-robotic-system-with-a-bain-machine-interface-for-the-rehabilitation-of-reaching-movements-a-case-study-with-a-stroke-patient
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F Resquin, J Ibanez, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Brunetti, I Dimbwadyo, S Alves, L Carrasco, L Torres, Jose Luis Pons, F Resquin, J Ibañez, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Brunetti, I Dimbwadyo, S Alves, L Carrasco, L Torres, Jose Luis Pons, S Alves, Jose Luis Pons, F Brunetti, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Resquin, I Dimbwadyo, L Carrasco, L Torres, J Ibanez
Reaching and grasping are two of the most affected functions after stroke. Hybrid rehabilitation systems combining Functional Electrical Stimulation with Robotic devices have been proposed in the literature to improve rehabilitation outcomes. In this work, we present the combined use of a hybrid robotic system with an EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface to detect the user's movement intentions to trigger the assistance. The platform has been tested in a single session with a stroke patient. The results show how the patient could successfully interact with the BMI and command the assistance of the hybrid system with low latencies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227945/an-adaptive-and-robust-online-method-to-predict-gait-events
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Stefan O Schrade, Yvonne Bader, Michael R Tucker, Camila Shirota, Roger Gassert, Stefan O Schrade, Yvonne Bader, Michael R Tucker, Camila Shirota, Roger Gassert, Camila Shirota, Stefan O Schrade, Roger Gassert, Yvonne Bader, Michael R Tucker
Accurate timing of interventions during the gait cycle are critical for optimal efficacy of assistive devices, e.g., to reduce the metabolic cost of walking. However, timing control generally relies on methods that can neither account for changes in the stride duration over time due to different walking speeds, nor reject isolated abnormal strides, which could be caused by stumbling or obstacle avoidance for example. In order to address these issues, a method, named the Gait Phase Estimator (GPE), is proposed to predict temporal gait events and stride duration...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227845/high-performance-wearable-two-channel-hybrid-bci-system-with-eye-closure-assist
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Yubing Jiang, Hyeonseok Lee, Gang Li, Wan-Young Chung, Yubing Jiang, Hyeonseok Lee, Gang Li, Wan-Young Chung, Wan-Young Chung, Gang Li, Hyeonseok Lee, Yubing Jiang
Generally, eye closure (EC) and eye opening (EO)-based alpha blocking has widely recognized advantages, such as being easy to use, requiring little user training, while motor imagery (MI) is difficult for some users to have concrete feelings. This study presents a hybrid brain-computer interface (BCI) combining MI and EC strategies - such an approach aims to overcome some disadvantages of MI-based BCI, improve the performance and universality of the BCI. The EC/EO is employed to control the machine to switch in different states including forward, stop, changing direction motions, while the MI is used to control the machine to turn left or right for 90° by imagining the hands grasp motions when the system is switched into "changing direction" state...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227823/smartphone-based-swallowing-monitoring-and-feedback-device-for-mealtime-assistance-in-nursing-homes
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Naomi Kuramoto, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Kikue Hidaka, Kenji Suzuki, Naomi Kuramoto, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Kikue Hidaka, Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Kikue Hidaka, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Naomi Kuramoto
As many of the elderly are prone to dysphagia, preventing aspirations during mealtime assistance is a huge concern, especially for institutions operated with limited staff. Two of the main course of actions that are taken usually to prevent aspiration are the altering of bolus consistency and altering of the swallowing posture. To assist prevention of pneumonia, we have been developing a smartphone-based wearable technology that can evaluate swallowing ability in real-time. In this paper we will introduce modified version of Swallwoscope adding a posture detection system and a remote swallowing activity visualisation system to our previous work...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227820/evaluating-respiratory-muscle-activity-using-a-wireless-sensor-platform
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Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Leonardo Sarlabous, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Leonardo Sarlabous, Raimon Jane, Raimon Jane, Luis Estrada, Leonardo Sarlabous, Abel Torres
Wireless sensors are an emerging technology that allows to assist physicians in the monitoring of patients health status. This approach can be used for the non-invasive recording of the electrical respiratory muscle activity of the diaphragm (EMGdi). In this work, we acquired the EMGdi signal of a healthy subject performing an inspiratory load test. To this end, the EMGdi activity was captured from a single channel of electromyography using a wireless platform which was compared with the EMGdi and the inspiratory mouth pressure (Pmouth) recorded with a conventional lab equipment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227807/ecog-data-analyses-to-inform-closed-loop-bci-experiments-for-speech-based-prosthetic-applications
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Tejaswy Pailla, Werner Jiang, Benjamin Dichter, Edward F Chang, Vikash Gilja, Tejaswy Pailla, Werner Jiang, Benjamin Dichter, Edward F Chang, Vikash Gilja, Vikash Gilja, Werner Jiang, Tejaswy Pailla, Benjamin Dichter, Edward F Chang
Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) assist individuals with motor disabilities by enabling them to control prosthetic devices with their neural activity. Performance of closed-loop BCI systems can be improved by using design strategies that leverage structured and task-relevant neural activity. We use data from high density electrocorticography (ECoG) grids implanted in three subjects to study sensory-motor activity during an instructed speech task in which the subjects vocalized three cardinal vowel phonemes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227735/tracking-driver-s-heart-rate-by-continuous-wave-doppler-radar
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Kwang Jin Lee, Chanki Park, Boreom Lee, Kwang Jin Lee, Chanki Park, Boreom Lee, Chanki Park, Kwang Jin Lee, Boreom Lee
Developing driving safety system with medical assistance devices for preventing accidents has become a major social issue in recent year. These devices have been developed using electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG) for measuring the heart rate (HR). However, driver should directly contact with the sensor for monitoring the HR. Recently, non-contact system based on continuous-wave Doppler radar has widely studied for monitoring HR. The periodogram by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) was used for estimating HR...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227718/a-home-automation-based-environmental-sound-alert-for-people-experiencing-hearing-loss
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Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke
Different assistive technologies are available for deaf people (i.e. deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing). Besides the well-known hearing aid, devices for detection of sound events that occur at home or at work (e.g. doorbell, telephone) are available. Despite the technological progress in the last years and resulting new possibilities, the basic functions and concepts of such devices have not changed. The user still needs special assistive technology that is bound to the home or work environment. In this contribution a new concept for awareness of events in buildings is presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227717/audis-wear-a-smartwatch-based-assistive-device-for-ubiquitous-awareness-of-environmental-sounds
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Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke
A multitude of assistive devices is available for deaf people (i.e. deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing). Besides hearing and communication aids, devices to access environmental sounds are available commercially. But the devices have two major drawbacks: 1. they are targeted at indoor environments (e.g. home or work), and 2. only specific events are supported (e.g. the doorbell or telephone). Recent research shows that important sounds can occur in all contexts and that the interests in sounds are diverse. These drawbacks can be tackled by using modern information and communication technology that enables the development of new and improved assistive devices...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227672/robot-assisted-microsurgical-forceps-with-haptic-feedback-for-transoral-laser-microsurgery
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Nikhil Deshpande, Manish Chauhan, Claudio Pacchierotti, Domenico Prattichizzo, Darwin G Caldwell, Leonardo S Mattos, Nikhil Deshpande, Manish Chauhan, Claudio Pacchierotti, Domenico Prattichizzo, Darwin G Caldwell, Leonardo S Mattos, Darwin G Caldwell, Leonardo S Mattos, Nikhil Deshpande, Domenico Prattichizzo, Manish Chauhan, Claudio Pacchierotti
In this paper, a novel, motorized, multi-degrees-of-freedom (DoF), microsurgical forceps tool is presented, which is based on a master-slave teleoperation architecture. The slave device is a 7-DoF manipulator with: (i) 6-DoF positioning and orientation, (ii) 1 open/close gripper DoF; and (iii) an integrated force/torque sensor for tissue grip-force measurement. The master device is a 7-DoF haptic interface which teleoperates the slave device, and provides haptic feedback in its gripper interface. The combination of the device and the surgeon interface replaces the manual, hand-held device providing easy-to-use and ergonomic tissue control, simplifying the surgical tasks...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227644/evaluation-of-a-wrist-orthosis-on-lofstrand-crutch-assisted-gait
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Deen Farooq, Omid Jahanian, Brooke A Slavens, Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler, Deen Farooq, Omid Jahanian, Brooke A Slavens, Elizabeth T Hsiao-Wecksler
Lofstrand, or forearm, crutches are a common assistive mobility device for those with functional impairments. However, repeated loading of the wrist and palmar region and continual hyperextension of the wrist during Lofstrand crutch usage may cause wrist strain, pain, and secondary injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. In order to reduce risk of injury, a novel wrist orthosis was developed with the intent of improving wrist posture and reducing/redirecting palmar loads from the carpal tunnel region to the adductor pollicis area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227642/building-blocks-system-for-a-prosthesis-training-of-a-child-with-congenital-amputee
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Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi, Kenji Suzuki, Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi, Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi
Our objective is to provide a novel habilitation experience using play to children with special needs, in particular to those with congenital defects of the upper limbs. Our concept is a device-assisted motivational training session using tangible building block devices. In order to verify the feasibility of our concept with used bioToys in a clinical training session with occupational therapists. Our participant was a one-year-old girl with congenital amputation of the right upper limb. We verified that bioToys could be used in clinical training for a prosthesis, and could assist with both playful training and quantitative therapeutic evaluation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227557/sudden-changes-in-walking-surface-compliance-evoke-contralateral-emg-in-a-hemiparetic-walker-a-case-study-of-inter-leg-coordination-after-neurological-injury
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Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis
Gait impairment due to neurological disorders is a significant problem around the world. Despite the growing interest in using robotic devices for gait rehabilitation, their widespread use remains limited as there is no clear evidence that robot-assisted gait therapy is superior to traditional treadmill-based therapy. This work is a case study that focuses on investigating the existence of mechanisms of inter-leg coordination after neurological injury, and based on that, proposing novel methods for gait rehabilitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227545/corticomuscular-coherence-variation-throughout-the-gait-cycle-during-overground-walking-and-ramp-ascent-a-preliminary-investigation
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Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Fangshi Zhu, Justin Brantley, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow
Recent designs of neural-machine interfaces (NMIs) incorporating electroencephalography (EEG) or electromyography (EMG) have been used in lower limb assistive devices. While the results of previous studies have shown promise, a NMI which takes advantage of early movement-related EEG activity preceding movement onset, as well as the improved signal-to-noise ratio of EMG, could prove to be more accurate and responsive than current NMI designs based solely on EEG or EMG. Previous studies have demonstrated that the activity of the sensorimotor cortex is coupled to the firing rate of motor units in lower limb muscles during voluntary contraction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227540/a-preliminary-study-for-quantitative-assessment-of-upper-limb-proprioception
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Sara Contu, Asif Hussain, Lorenzo Masia, Domenico Campolo, Sara Contu, Asif Hussain, Lorenzo Masia, Domenico Campolo, Asif Hussain, Lorenzo Masia, Sara Contu, Domenico Campolo
Proprioception, or sense of position and movement of the body, strongly correlates with motor recovery of the hemiplegic arm. The evaluation of the awareness of the location of joints in space involves measuring the accuracy of joint-angle replication. Robotic devices allow an accurate manipulation of joint movements necessary to assess proprioceptive status. This study evaluated the proprioceptive performance of healthy subjects by mean of the H-Man, a planar robot designed for upper-limb rehabilitation to gather preliminary normative data for neurorehabilitation applications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227481/identi-wheez-a-device-for-in-home-diagnosis-of-asthma
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Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Ramesh Raskar, Krithika Ramchander
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. In this work, we present a child-friendly wearable device, which allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope) at any location in the lungs volume by sound refocusing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227467/a-simplified-state-space-model-of-biventricular-assist-device-cardiovascular-system-interaction
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Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Boon Chiang Ng, Einly Lim, Vivian C A Koh, Nigel H Lovell, Yong Kuen Ho
A simplified state-space model of biventricular assist device (BiVAD)-cardiovascular system (CVS) interaction is presented. The state-space equations includes a six-compartments CVS model incorporating the ventricles, the pulmonary and systemic circulations as well as the non-linear behavior of the valve flow, together with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) component. The left and right pump speeds serve as the input variables for the state-space model. The model is simulated with three operational modes, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227463/hemodynamic-effects-of-synchronizing-an-intra-aortic-vad-in-reverse-rotation-control-with-left-ventricle-a-mock-loop-study
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Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Richard A McMahon, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith
The IntraVAD is an intra-aortic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to be located in the ascending aorta. In order to enhance unloading and promote coronary flow for the left ventricle (LV), an operating mechanism, reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode, has been developed for the IntraVAD and tested in vitro in a mock circulation loop (MCL). The RRc mode consists of forward rotation (FR) and reverse rotation (RR). The synchronization between the IntraVAD and the LV was studied to offload the ventricle more effectively and to improve myocardial perfusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227311/two-microphones-spectral-coherence-based-speech-enhancement-for-hearing-aids-using-smartphone-as-an-assistive-device
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Chandan K A Reddy, Yiya Hao, Issa Panahi, Chandan K A Reddy, Yiya Hao, Issa Panahi, Issa Panahi, Chandan K A Reddy, Yiya Hao
In this paper, we present a new Speech Enhancement (SE) technique capable of running on a smartphone, as an assistive device for hearing aids (HAs). The developed method incorporates the coherence between the speech and noise signals to obtain a SE gain function which is used in conjunction with the gain function obtained by Spectral Subtraction using adaptive gain averaging. SE using coherence based gain function is found to suppress the background noise well, while inducing speech distortion. On the other hand, SE using Spectral Subtraction improves speech quality with tolerable speech distortion, but introduces background musical noise for certain noise types...
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
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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
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