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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227830/an-adaptive-model-approach-for-quantitative-wrist-rigidity-evaluation-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Sofia Assis, Pedro Costa, Maria Jose Rosas, Rui Vaz, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Sofia Assis, Pedro Costa, Maria Jose Rosas, Rui Vaz, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Maria Jose Rosas, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Sofia Assis, Rui Vaz, Pedro Costa
Intraoperative evaluation of the efficacy of Deep Brain Stimulation includes evaluation of the effect on rigidity. A subjective semi-quantitative scale is used, dependent on the examiner perception and experience. A system was proposed previously, aiming to tackle this subjectivity, using quantitative data and providing real-time feedback of the computed rigidity reduction, hence supporting the physician decision. This system comprised of a gyroscope-based motion sensor in a textile band, placed in the patients hand, which communicated its measurements to a laptop...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227244/towards-development-of-a-mobile-rf-doppler-sensor-for-continuous-heart-rate-variability-and-blood-pressure-monitoring
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Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat
The standard in noninvasive blood pressure (BP) measurement is an inflatable cuff device based on the oscillometric method, which poses several practical challenges for continuous BP monitoring. Here, we present a novel ultra-wide band RF Doppler radar sensor for next-generation mobile interface for the purpose of characterizing fluid flow speeds, and for ultimately measuring cuffless blood flow in the human wrist. The system takes advantage of the 7.1~10.5 GHz ultra-wide band signals which can reduce transceiver complexity and power consumption overhead...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226568/design-of-a-spring-assisted-exoskeleton-module-for-wrist-and-hand-rehabilitation
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Joel C Perry, Shawn Trimble, Luiz Gustavo Castilho Machado, Jeremiah S Schroeder, Aitor Belloso, Cristina Rodriguez-de-Pablo, Thierry Keller, Joel C Perry, Shawn Trimble, Luiz Gustavo Castilho Machado, Jeremiah S Schroeder, Aitor Belloso, Cristina Rodriguez-de-Pablo, Thierry Keller, Cristina Rodriguez-De-Pablo, Joel C Perry, Jeremiah S Schroeder, Aitor Belloso, Luiz Gustavo Castilho Machado, Thierry Keller, Shawn Trimble
This paper reports on the development of a low-profile exoskeleton module to enable training of the fingers and thumb in grasp and release tasks. The design has been made as an add-on module for use with the ArmAssist arm rehabilitation system (Tecnalia, Spain). Variable-position springs and adjustable link lengths provide adaptability to fit a variety of users. Additive manufacturing has been utilized for the majority of components allowing easy modifications. A few structural components were machined from aluminum or steel to produce a functional prototype with sufficient strength for direct evaluation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203542/robotic-trans-atrial-and-trans-mitral-ventricular-septal-resection
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W Randolph Chitwood
Localized ventricular septal hypertrophy, also known as idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis or idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic septal obstruction (IHSS), can create severe ventricular outflow obstruction. This often results in a high sub-aortic pressure gradient with potentially lethal symptoms. In 1960, Braunwald described the hemodynamic characteristics of IHSS, and thereafter, Morrow developed a trans-aortic approach to resect a large part of the ventricular septum, enlarging the outflow tract. The Morrow operation has remained the gold standard for surgically treating this pathology...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197087/the-association-between-work-related-rumination-and-heart-rate-variability-a-field-study
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Mark Cropley, David Plans, Davide Morelli, Stefan Sütterlin, Ilke Inceoglu, Geoff Thomas, Chris Chu
The objective of this study was to examine the association between perseverative cognition in the form of work-related rumination, and heart rate variability (HRV). We tested the hypothesis that high ruminators would show lower vagally mediated HRV relative to low ruminators during their leisure time. Individuals were classified as being low (n = 17) or high ruminators (n = 19), using the affective scale on the work-related rumination measure. HRV was assessed using a wrist sensor band (Microsoft Band 2). HRV was sampled between 8 pm and 10 pm over three workday evenings (Monday to Wednesday) while individuals carried out their normal evening routines...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166774/highly-wearable-cuff-less-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-monitoring-with-single-arm-electrocardiogram-and-photoplethysmogram-signals
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Qingxue Zhang, Dian Zhou, Xuan Zeng
BACKGROUND: Long-term continuous systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) monitors are of tremendous value to medical (cardiovascular, circulatory and cerebrovascular management), wellness (emotional and stress tracking) and fitness (performance monitoring) applications, but face several major impediments, such as poor wearability, lack of widely accepted robust SBP models and insufficient proofing of the generalization ability of calibrated models. METHODS: This paper proposes a wearable cuff-less electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG)-based SBP and HR monitoring system and many efforts are made focusing on above challenges...
February 6, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161107/exploration-of-force-myography-and-surface-electromyography-in-hand-gesture-classification
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Xianta Jiang, Lukas-Karim Merhi, Zhen Gang Xiao, Carlo Menon
Whereas pressure sensors increasingly have received attention as a non-invasive interface for hand gesture recognition, their performance has not been comprehensively evaluated. This work examined the performance of hand gesture classification using Force Myography (FMG) and surface Electromyography (sEMG) technologies by performing 3 sets of 48 hand gestures using a prototyped FMG band and an array of commercial sEMG sensors worn both on the wrist and forearm simultaneously. The results show that the FMG band achieved classification accuracies as good as the high quality, commercially available, sEMG system on both wrist and forearm positions; specifically, by only using 8 Force Sensitive Resisters (FSRs), the FMG band achieved accuracies of 91...
February 1, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139111/relationship-between-ice-hockey-specific-complex-test-and-maximal-strength-aerobic-capacity-and-postural-regulation-in-professional-players
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René Schwesig, Souhail Hermassi, Sebastian Edelmann, Ulrike Thorhauer, Stephan Schulze, Georg Fieseler, Karl S Delank, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed S Chelly
BACKGROUND: We aimed to examine the validity of an ice hockey-specific complex test (IHCT) and nonspecific off-ice tests for sports performance. METHODS: Eighteen professional athletes (27.4 ± 6.0 years) underwent the IHCT, maximal strength squat tests, an endurance cycling test (PWC 170) and posturography during in the first week of the pre-seasonal training. The IHCT included parameters of load (e.g., 10m and 30m sprint, transition and weave agility without and with puck, slap and wrist shots before and after the test)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073339/dermal-safety-assessment-of-arm-hammer-laundry-products-formulated-for-sensitive-skin
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Douglas M Frederick, Linda Vorwerk, Archana Gupta, Annahita Ghassemi
CONTEXT: The prevalence of sensitive skin among the general population in industrialized countries is reported to be over 50%. Sensitive skin subjects often report significant reactions to contact with cosmetics, soaps and other consumer products. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the overall skin compatibility and mildness program for a newly developed, lightly fragranced, colorant free laundry product (i.e. Arm & Hammer™ Sensitive Skin plus Skin-Friendly Fresh Scent), specially formulated for individuals with sensitive skin...
January 11, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055986/robust-heart-rate-estimation-using-wrist-type-photoplethysmographic-signals-during-physical-exercise-an-approach-based-on-adaptive-filtering
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Sibylle Fallet, Jean-Marc Vesin
Photoplethysmographic (PPG) signals are easily corrupted by motion artifacts when the subjects perform physical exercise. This paper introduces a two-step processing scheme to estimate heart rate (HR) from wrist-type PPG signals strongly corrupted by motion artifacts. Adaptive noise cancellation, using normalized least-mean-square algorithm, is first performed to attenuate motion artifacts and reconstruct multiple PPG waveforms from different combinations of corrupted PPG waveforms and accelerometer data. An adaptive band-pass filter is then used to track the common instantaneous frequency component (i...
January 5, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004392/a-critical-period-of-corticomuscular-and-emg-emg-coherence-detection-in-healthy-infants-aged-9-25%C3%A2-weeks
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Anina Ritterband-Rosenbaum, Anna Herskind, Xi Li, Maria Willerslev-Olsen, Mikkel Damgaard Olsen, Simon Francis Farmer, Jens Bo Nielsen
KEY POINTS: The early postnatal development of functional corticospinal connections in human infants is not fully clarified. Corticospinal drive to upper and lower limb muscle shows developmental changes with an increased functional coupling in infants between 9 and 25 weeks in the beta frequency band. The changes in functional coupling coincide with the developmental period where fidgety movements are present in healthy infants. Data support a possible sensitive period where functional connections between corticospinal tract fibres and spinal motoneurones undergo activity-dependent reorganization...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999537/nonlinear-coupling-between-cortical-oscillations-and-muscle-activity-during-isotonic-wrist-flexion
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Yuan Yang, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Mark van de Ruit, Frans C T van der Helm, Alfred C Schouten
Coupling between cortical oscillations and muscle activity facilitates neuronal communication during motor control. The linear part of this coupling, known as corticomuscular coherence, has received substantial attention, even though neuronal communication underlying motor control has been demonstrated to be highly nonlinear. A full assessment of corticomuscular coupling, including the nonlinear part, is essential to understand the neuronal communication within the sensorimotor system. In this study, we applied the recently developed n:m coherence method to assess nonlinear corticomuscular coupling during isotonic wrist flexion...
2016: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965146/movement-related-beta-oscillations-show-high-intra-individual-reliability
#13
Svenja Espenhahn, Archy O de Berker, Bernadette C M van Wijk, Holly E Rossiter, Nick S Ward
Oscillatory activity in the beta frequency range (15-30Hz) recorded from human sensorimotor cortex is of increasing interest as a putative biomarker of motor system function and dysfunction. Despite its increasing use in basic and clinical research, surprisingly little is known about the test-retest reliability of spectral power and peak frequency measures of beta oscillatory signals from sensorimotor cortex. Establishing that these beta measures are stable over time in healthy populations is a necessary precursor to their use in the clinic...
February 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934197/multifunctional-wearable-device-based-on-flexible-and-conductive-carbon-sponge-polydimethylsiloxane-composite
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Yuan-Qing Li, Wei-Bin Zhu, Xiao-Guang Yu, Pei Huang, Shao-Yun Fu, Ning Hu, Kin Liao
Wearable devices that can be used to monitor personal health, track human motions, and provide thermotherapy, etc., are highly desired in personalized healthcare. In this work, a multifunctional wearable "wrist band" which works as both heater for thermotherapy and sensor for personal health and motion monitoring is fabricated from a flexible and conductive carbon sponge/polydimethylsiloxane (CS/PDMS) composite. The key functional material of the wrist band, namely, the conductive CS, is synthesized from waste paper by a freeze-drying and high-temperature pyrolysis process...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916338/efficacy-of-a-forearm-band-in-addition-to-exercises-compared-with-exercises-alone-for-lateral-epicondylitis-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Takanobu Nishizuka, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shigeru Kurimoto, Michiro Yamamoto, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND: A forearm band is frequently used for lateral epicondylitis worldwide. However, evidence regarding its efficacy has been insufficient. The objective of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to analyze the effects of a forearm band for treatment of lateral epicondylitis at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. METHODS: Patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomly allocated into a band (n = 55) or non-band (n = 55) group. Patients in the band group were instructed to wear a forearm band for more than 6 h daily for at least 6 months...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900173/how-accurate-are-the-wrist-based-heart-rate-monitors-during-walking-and-running-activities-are-they-accurate-enough
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Sarah E Stahl, Hyun-Sung An, Danae M Dinkel, John M Noble, Jung-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) monitors are valuable devices for fitness-orientated individuals. There has been a vast influx of optical sensing blood flow monitors claiming to provide accurate HR during physical activities. These monitors are worn on the arm and wrist to detect HR with photoplethysmography (PPG) techniques. Little is known about the validity of these wearable activity trackers. AIM: Validate the Scosche Rhythm (SR), Mio Alpha (MA), Fitbit Charge HR (FH), Basis Peak (BP), Microsoft Band (MB), and TomTom Runner Cardio (TT) wireless HR monitors...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890491/neural-pattern-similarity-between-contra-and-ipsilateral-movements-in-high-frequency-band-of-human-electrocorticograms
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Yusuke Fujiwara, Riki Matsumoto, Takuro Nakae, Kiyohide Usami, Masao Matsuhashi, Takayuki Kikuchi, Kazumichi Yoshida, Takeharu Kunieda, Susumu Miyamoto, Tatsuya Mima, Akio Ikeda, Rieko Osu
The cortical motor areas are activated not only during contralateral limb movements but also during ipsilateral limb movements. Although these ipsilateral activities have been observed in several brain imaging studies, their functional role is poorly understood. Due to its high temporal resolution and low susceptibility to artifacts from body movements, the electrocorticogram (ECoG) is an advantageous measurement method for assessing the human brain function of motor behaviors. Here, we demonstrate that contra- and ipsilateral movements share a similarity in the high-frequency band of human ECoG signals...
February 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859579/sixty-hertz-stimulation-improves-bradykinesia-and-amplifies-subthalamic-low-frequency-oscillations
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REVIEW
Zack Blumenfeld, Mandy Miller Koop, Thomas E Prieto, Lauren A Shreve, Anca Velisar, Emma J Quinn, Megan H Trager, Helen Brontë-Stewart
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that attenuation of subthalamic nucleus (STN) alpha-/beta-band oscillations is causal to improvement in bradykinesia. METHODS: STN local field potentials from a sensing neurostimulator (Activa(®) PC+S; Medtronic, Inc.) and kinematics from wearable sensors were recorded simultaneously during 60- and 140-Hz deep brain stimulation (DBS) in 9 freely moving PD subjects (15 STNs) performing repetitive wrist flexion-extension...
November 8, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795550/circadian-timing-and-alignment-in-healthy-adults-associations-with-bmi-body-fat-caloric-intake-and-physical-activity
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K G Baron, K J Reid, T Kim, L Van Horn, H Attarian, L Wolfe, J Siddique, G Santostasi, P C Zee
INTRODUCTION: Disruption of circadian rhythms is one of the proposed mechanisms linking late sleep timing to obesity risk but few studies have evaluated biological markers outside of the laboratory. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between the timing and alignment of melatonin and sleep onset (phase angle) with body mass index (BMI), body fat and obesity-related behaviors. We hypothesized that circadian alignment (relationship of melatonin to sleep timing) rather than circadian (melatonin) timing would be associated with higher BMI, body fat, dietary intake and lower physical activity...
February 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792176/wrist-pulse-rate-monitor-using-self-injection-locked-radar-technology
#20
REVIEW
Fu-Kang Wang, Mu-Cyun Tang, Sheng-Chao Su, Tzyy-Sheng Horng
To achieve sensitivity, comfort, and durability in vital sign monitoring, this study explores the use of radar technologies in wearable devices. The study first detected the respiratory rates and heart rates of a subject at a one-meter distance using a self-injection-locked (SIL) radar and a conventional continuous-wave (CW) radar to compare the sensitivity versus power consumption between the two radars. Then, a pulse rate monitor was constructed based on a bistatic SIL radar architecture. This monitor uses an active antenna that is composed of a SIL oscillator (SILO) and a patch antenna...
October 26, 2016: Biosensors
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