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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227996/a-novel-approach-for-chewing-detection-based-on-a-wearable-ppg-sensor
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Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos, Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos, Janet van den Boer, Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Lingchuan Zhou, Anastasios Delopoulos, Monica Mars, Christos Diou
Monitoring of human eating behaviour has been attracting interest over the last few years, as a means to a healthy lifestyle, but also due to its association with serious health conditions, such as eating disorders and obesity. Use of self-reports and other non-automated means of monitoring have been found to be unreliable, compared to the use of wearable sensors. Various modalities have been reported, such as acoustic signal from ear-worn microphones, or signal from wearable strain sensors. In this work, we introduce a new sensor for the task of chewing detection, based on a novel photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor placed on the outer earlobe to perform the task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227994/development-of-a-high-sensitivity-and-portable-cell-using-helmholtz-resonance-for-noninvasive-blood-glucose-level-measurement-based-on-photoacoustic-spectroscopy
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K Tachibana, K Okada, R Kobayashi, Y Ishihara, K Tachibana, K Okada, R Kobayashi, Y Ishihara, R Kobayashi, Y Ishihara, K Okada, K Tachibana
We describe the possibility of high-sensitivity noninvasive blood glucose measurement based on photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS). The demand for noninvasive blood glucose-level measurement has increased due to the explosive increase in diabetic patients. We have developed a noninvasive blood glucose-level measurement based on PAS. The conventional method uses a straight-type resonant cell. However, the cell volume is large, which results in a low detection sensitivity and difficult portability. In this paper, a small-sized Helmholtz-type resonant cell is proposed to improve detection sensitivity and portability by reducing the cell dead volume...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227872/detection-of-different-types-of-noise-in-lung-sounds
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A Leal, R Couceiro, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, R Paiva, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, A Leal, R Couceiro, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, R Paiva, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, R Couceiro, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, A Leal, R Paiva, J Henriques, N Maglaveras, I Chouvarda
Lung sound signal processing has proven to be a great improvement to the traditional acoustic interpretation of lung sounds. However, that analysis can be seriously hindered by the presence of different types of noise originated in the acquisition environment or caused by physiological processes. Consequently, the diagnostic accuracy of pulmonary diseases can be severely affected, especially if the implementation of telemonitoring systems is considered. The present study is focused on the implementation of an algorithm able to identify noisy periods, either voluntarily (vocalizations, chest movement and background voices) or involuntarily produced during acquisitions of lung sounds...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227868/middle-and-inner-ear-modelling-from-microct-images-to-3d-reconstruction-and-coupling-of-models
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N S Tachos, A I Sakellarios, G Rigas, V Isailovic, G Ni, F Bohnke, N Filipovic, T Bibas, D I Fotiadis, N S Tachos, A I Sakellarios, G Rigas, V Isailovic, G Ni, F Bohnke, N Filipovic, T Bibas, D I Fotiadis, A I Sakellarios, V Isailovic, D I Fotiadis, A Bibas, F Bohnke, G Ni, N Filipovic, G Rigas, N S Tachos
We present finite element (FE) modeling approaches of ear mechanics including 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the human middle and inner ear. Specifically, we demonstrate a semi-automatic methodology for the 3D reconstruction of the inner ear structures, a FE harmonic response model of the middle ear to predict the stapes footplate frequency response, a 2D FE slice model of the cochlea for the coupled response at the micromechanical level for either acoustic or electrical excitation and a coupled FE middle ear model with a simplified cochlea box model to simulate the basilar membrane velocity in response to acoustic excitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227794/a-numerical-and-experimental-study-of-acoustic-micromixing-in-3d-microchannels-for-lab-on-a-chip-devices
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Susana O Catarino, Vania C Pinto, Paulo J Sousa, Rui Lima, Joao M Miranda, Graca Minas, Susana O Catarino, Vania C Pinto, Paulo J Sousa, Rui Lima, Joao M Miranda, Graca Minas, Joao M Miranda, Paulo J Sousa, Susana O Catarino, Rui Lima, Vania C Pinto, Graca Minas
This paper reports a numerical and experimental study of acoustic streaming and micromixing in polydimethylsiloxane microchannels. The mixing between two fluids flowing in microchannels was evaluated through the following conditions: (1) using a 28 μm thick β-poly(vinylidene fluoride) (β-PVDF) as a piezoelectric transducer actuated with a 24 Vpp and 40 MHz sinusoidal voltage; (2) using different flow rates. The results suggest that the mixing length increases as the flow rate increases and that the acoustic streaming phenomenon leads to a reduction on the mixing length...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227737/development-of-bone-conduction-mobile-phones-assessment-of-hearing-mechanisms-by-measuring-psychological-characteristics-and-acoustical-properties-in-the-outer-ear-canal
#6
Seiji Nakagawa, Takuya Hotehama, Kazuhito Ito, Tomohiro Inagaki, Seiji Nakagawa, Takuya Hotehama, Kazuhito Ito, Tomohiro Inagaki, Seiji Nakagawa, Tomohiro Inagaki, Kazuhito Ito, Takuya Hotehama
We have been developing novel mobile phones using bone conduction, with flat-panel loudspeakers that convey speech sound by vibrating the pinna. In bone conduction via the pinna, i.e., pinna conduction, it is thought that speech sounds are conveyed via both air- and bone-conduction pathways. To obtain useful information for further development of bone-conduction mobile phones, peripheral mechanisms of the pinna conduction need to be clarified. In this study, hearing thresholds, sound field in the outer ear canals, and vibrations of the inner wall of the outer ear canals were measured while normal-hearing participants used pinna-conduction mobile phones...
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/28227697/simultaneous-evaluation-of-prepulse-inhibition-with-emg-and-eeg-using-advanced-artifact-removal-techniques
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Francisco J Fraga, Claudemiro V Noya, Maria I Zimiani, Milton A Avila, Rosana Shuhama, Cristina M Del-Ben, Paulo R Menezes, Rodrigo S Martin, Cristiane Salum, Francisco J Fraga, Claudemiro V Noya, Maria I Zimiani, Milton A Avila, Rosana Shuhama, Cristina M Del-Ben, Paulo R Menezes, Rodrigo S Martin, Cristiane Salum, Francisco J Fraga, Paulo R Menezes, Claudemiro V Noya, Rosana Shuhama, Milton A Avila, Cristina M Del-Ben, Cristiane Salum, Rodrigo S Martin, Maria I Zimiani
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) consists of a reduction of the acoustic startle reflex (SR) magnitude (measured with EMG) when a startling stimulus is preceded by a non-startling one. This behavior has been extensively investigated in studies related to schizophrenia, since sensory-motor deficit plays a central role in its pathophysiology. However, the same auditory stimuli that trigger the SR also provoke intense auditory evoked responses (AEP), which can be measured with EEG. Comparing these two types of responses, acquired simultaneously, is a great opportunity to investigate the dependence and interdependence of their neural pathways...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227601/photoacoustic-spectroscopy-that-uses-a-resonant-characteristic-of-a-microphone-for-in-vitro-measurements-of-glucose-concentration
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Joo Yong Sim, Chang-Geun Ahn, Eunju Jeong, Bong Kyu Kim, Joo Yong Sim, Chang-Geun Ahn, Eunju Jeong, Bong Kyu Kim, Bong Kyu Kim, Chang-Geun Ahn, Eunju Jeong, Joo Yong Sim
Glucose measurements using photoacoustic spectroscopy have been highlighted to be a modality for non-invasive glucose monitoring. Previous photoacoustic spectroscopy for glucose measurements have used a resonant acoustic cell with a broadband capacitive microphone to increase sensitivity. However, a resonant characteristic of a microphone has not been investigated yet due to the working frequency range much lower than the resonance frequency of the microphone membrane. We, here, present a photoacoustic spectroscopy system that utilizes an ultrasound resonance of a microphone to increase sensitivity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227363/3d-gabor-wavelet-based-vessel-filtering-of-photoacoustic-images
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Israr Ul Haq, Ryo Nagoaka, Takahiro Makino, Takuya Tabata, Yoshifumi Saijo, Israr Ul Haq, Ryo Nagoaka, Takahiro Makino, Takuya Tabata, Yoshifumi Saijo, Ryo Nagoaka, Yoshifumi Saijo, Takahiro Makino, Takuya Tabata
Filtering and segmentation of vasculature is an important issue in medical imaging. The visualization of vasculature is crucial for the early diagnosis and therapy in numerous medical applications. This paper investigates the use of Gabor wavelet to enhance the effect of vasculature while eliminating the noise due to size, sensitivity and aperture of the detector in 3D Optical Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy (OR-PAM). A detailed multi-scale analysis of wavelet filtering and Hessian based method is analyzed for extracting vessels of different sizes since the blood vessels usually vary with in a range of radii...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227330/changes-in-inhaler-inhalation-acoustic-features-during-induced-bronchoconstriction-a-pilot-study
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Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly, Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly, Richard B Reilly, Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease affecting millions of people worldwide, and is consequently a major issue for global health. Exacerbations are acute events involving the worsening of asthma's primary respiratory symptoms and are a major cause of morbidity in asthma patients, largely due to the unpredictability of their onset. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between changes in acoustic features of inhaler inhalations and changes in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) that occur during a simulated exacerbation, a bronchial challenge test (BCT)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227312/improving-quality-and-intelligibility-of-speech-using-single-microphone-for-the-broadband-fmri-noise-at-low-snr
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Chetan Vahanesa, Chandan K A Reddy, Issa M S Panahi, Chetan Vahanesa, Chandan K A Reddy, Issa M S Panahi, Chetan Vahanesa, Issa M S Panahi, Chandan K A Reddy
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is used in many diagnostic procedures for neurological related disorders. Strong broadband acoustic noise generated during fMRI scan interferes with the speech communication between the physician and the patient. In this paper, we propose a single microphone Speech Enhancement (SE) technique which is based on the supervised machine learning technique and a statistical model based SE technique. The proposed algorithm is robust and computationally efficient and has capability to run in real-time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227290/pre-clinical-investigations-of-multi-path-propagation-in-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-flow-phantom
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Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Stuart Parks, Cheng-Xiang Wang
There are various practical situations in medical applications when pre-clinical investigations must be performed using a simulation environment or test bench prior to human studies. One example is the analysis of propagation channels in Transcanial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound (US), a signal processing challenge requiring the analysis of data from US waves scattered in three dimensions (3D). When examining the effects of scatterers in such channels, it is common to use a data acquisition test bench and a Doppler flow phantom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227283/a-method-to-detect-tortuosity-of-vessel-using-non-imaging-ultrasound-approach-in-carotid-structure
#14
Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairments. The typical screening mechanism is to measure localized Peak Systolic Velocity (PSV) and diagnose impending risk associated with stoke by characterizing the PSV values. However, an accurate measurement of PSV using Doppler ultrasound is affected due to the tortuous nature of carotid artery in elder population group as the angle at which acoustic beam strikes the vessel is over or under estimated resulting in improper measure the blood flow velocity. Hence, the proposed approach estimates the degree of tortuosity of the carotid vessel and includes this as calibration parameter to compute an accurate PSV...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227259/detection-of-patients-considering-observation-frequency-of-continuous-and-discontinuous-adventitious-sounds-in-lung-sounds
#15
Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga, Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga, Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga
We propose an improved approach for distinguishing between healthy subjects and patients with pulmonary emphysema by the use of one stochastic acoustic model for continuous adventitious sounds and another for discontinuous adventitious sounds. These models are able to represent the spectral features of the adventitious sounds for the detection of abnormal respiration. However, abnormal respiratory sounds with unclassifiable spectral features are present among the continuous and discontinuous adventitious sounds and mixing noises...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227201/can-we-discriminate-between-apnea-and-hypopnea-using-audio-signals
#16
M Halevi, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, M Halevi, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, M Halevi, E Dafna
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 14% of the population. OSA is characterized by recurrent apneas and hypopneas during sleep. The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is frequently used as a measure of OSA severity. In the current study, we explored the acoustic characteristics of hypopnea in order to distinguish it from apnea. We hypothesize that we can find audio-based features that can discriminate between apnea, hypopnea and normal breathing events. Whole night audio recordings were performed using a non-contact microphone on 44 subjects, simultaneously with the polysomnography study (PSG)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227200/obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-estimation-fusion-of-speech-based-systems
#17
D Ben Or, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, D Ben Or, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, E Dafna
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder. Previous studies associated OSA with anatomical abnormalities of the upper respiratory tract that may be reflected in the acoustic characteristics of speech. We tested the hypothesis that the speech signal carries essential information that can assist in early assessment of OSA severity by estimating apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). 198 men referred to routine polysomnography (PSG) were recorded shortly prior to sleep onset while reading a one-minute speech protocol...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227192/acoustic-evaluation-of-pirfenidone-on-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-emphysema-syndrome
#18
Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo
The combined pulmonary fibrosis emphysema syndrome (CPFES) overall has a poor prognosis with a 5-year survival of 35-80%. Consequently, to evaluate possible positive effects on patients of novel agents as pirfenidone is relevant. However, the efficacy of pirfenidone in CPFES patients is still not well-known. In this study we propose an alternative to evaluate the effects of pirfenidone treatment on CPFES patients via acoustic information. Quantitative analysis of discontinuous adventitious lung sounds (DLS), known as crackles, has been promising to detect and characterize diverse pulmonary pathologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227177/real-time-activity-classification-in-a-wearable-system-prototype-for-knee-health-assessment-via-joint-sounds
#19
Hakan Toreyin, Hyeon Ki Jeong, Sinan Hersek, Caitlin N Teague, Omer T Inan, Hakan Toreyin, Hyeon Ki Jeong, Sinan Hersek, Caitlin N Teague, Omer T Inan, Sinan Hersek, Caitlin N Teague, Omer T Inan, Hakan Toreyin, Hyeon Ki Jeong
An algorithm for performing activity classification for a joint health assessment system using acoustical emissions from the knee is presented. The algorithm was refined based on linear acceleration data from the shank and the thigh sampled at 100 Hz/ch and collected from eight healthy subjects performing unloaded flexion-extension and sit-to-stand motions. The algorithm was implemented on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based processor and has been validated in realtime on a subject performing two minutes of activities consisting of flexion-extension, sit-to-stand, and other motions while standing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227128/boundary-element-simulation-of-ultrasonic-backscattering-during-the-fracture-healing-process
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Vassiliki T Potsika, Konstantinos N Grivas, Theodoras Gortsas, Vasilios C Protopappas, Demosthenes K Polyzos, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Vassiliki T Potsika, Konstantinos N Grivas, Theodoras Gortsas, Vasilios C Protopappas, Demosthenes K Polyzos, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Theodoros Gortsas, Vasilios C Protopappas, Vassiliki T Potsika, Konstantinos N Grivas, Demosthenes K Polyzos
Competent fracture healing monitoring and treatment requires an extensive knowledge of bone biology and microstructure. The use of non-invasive and non-radiating means for the monitoring of the bone healing process has gained significant interest in recent years. Ultrasound is considered as a modality which can contribute to the assessment of bone status during the healing process, as well as, enhance the rate of the tissues' ossification. This work presents boundary element simulations of ultrasound propagation in healing long bones to investigate the monitoring potential of backscattering parameters...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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