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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227918/longitudinal-wearable-tremor-measurement-system-with-activity-recognition-algorithms-for-upper-limb-tremor
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Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim
Assessments of tremor characteristics by movement disorder physicians are usually done at single time points in clinic settings, so that the description of the tremor does not take into account the dependence of the tremor on specific behavioral situations. Moreover, treatment-induced changes in tremor or behavior cannot be quantitatively tracked for extended periods of time. We developed a wearable tremor measurement system with tremor and activity recognition algorithms for long-term upper limb behavior tracking, to characterize tremor characteristics and treatment effects in their daily lives...
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
#2
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/28227862/effects-of-high-frequency-rtms-on-sleep-deprivation-a-pilot-study
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D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, A Garcia-Quintanar, L Jimenez-Angeles, R Santana-Miranda, J Azpiroz-Leehan, D P Martinez-Cancino
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a neurostimulation technique which has the potential to serve as a unique research tool for investigating a wide variety of fields in cognitive neuroscience. TMS has been approved by the FDA to serve as a treatment to depression and has also been used to evaluate its effects among several conditions such as Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, chronic pain and stroke. High frequency TMS has been previously used with the intention to measure and modulate the negative effects of sleep deprivation in cognitive performance, but there is no consensus about the ideal protocol yet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227721/doorstep-a-doorbell-security-system-for-the-prevention-of-doorstep-crime
#4
Andrew Ennis, Ian Cleland, Timothy Patterson, Chris D Nugent, Federico Cruciani, Cristiano Paggetti, Gareth Morrison, Richard Taylor, Andrew Ennis, Ian Cleland, Timothy Patterson, Chris D Nugent, Federico Cruciani, Cristiano Paggetti, Gareth Morrison, Richard Taylor, Gareth Morrison, Richard Taylor, Ian Cleland, Federico Cruciani, Timothy Patterson, Chris D Nugent, Cristiano Paggetti, Andrew Ennis
Safety and security rank highly in the priorities of older people on both an individual and policy level. Older people are commonly targeted as victims of doorstep crime, as they can be perceived as being vulnerable. As a result, this can have a major effect on the victim's health and wellbeing. There have been numerous prevention strategies implemented in an attempt to combat and reduce the number of doorstep crimes. There is, however, little information available detailing the effectiveness of these strategies and how they impact on the fear of crime, particularly with repeat victims...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227568/system-to-induce-and-measure-embodiment-of-an-artificial-hand-with-programmable-convergent-visual-and-tactile-stimuli
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Heather L Benz, Talia R Sieff, Mahsa Alborz, Kimberly Kontson, Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Eugene F Civillico, Heather L Benz, Talia R Sieff, Mahsa Alborz, Kimberly Kontson, Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Eugene F Civillico, Kimberly Kontson, Heather L Benz, Talia R Sieff, Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Eugene F Civillico, Mahsa Alborz
The sense of prosthesis embodiment, or the feeling that the device has been incorporated into a user's body image, may be enhanced by emerging technology such as invasive electrical stimulation for sensory feedback. In turn, prosthesis embodiment may be linked to increased prosthesis use and improved functional outcomes. We describe the development of a tool to assay artificial hand embodiment in a quantitative way in people with intact limbs, and characterize its operation. The system delivers temporally coordinated visual and tactile stimuli at a programmable latency while recording limb temperature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227559/design-and-pilot-evaluation-of-competitive-and-cooperative-exercise-games-for-arm-rehabilitation-at-home
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Maja Gorsic, Domen Novak, Maja Gorsic, Domen Novak, Domen Novak, Maja Gorsic
People with chronic arm impairment should exercise intensely at home after completing their clinical rehabilitation program, but frequently lack motivation. To address this issue, we present a home rehabilitation system that motivates patients by allowing them to perform arm exercises together with friends or relatives in competitive and cooperative games. Inertial sensors are used to track the patient's arm and control the game. The system was tested with seven adults with arm impairment as well as their friends or spouses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227553/transfer-learning-with-large-scale-data-in-brain-computer-interfaces
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Chun-Shu Wei, Yuan-Pin Lin, Yu-Te Wang, Chin-Teng Lin, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Chun-Shu Wei, Yuan-Pin Lin, Yu-Te Wang, Chin-Teng Lin, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Yuan-Pin Lin, Yu-Te Wang, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Chin-Teng Lin, Chun-Shu Wei
Human variability in electroencephalogram (EEG) poses significant challenges for developing practical real-world applications of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). The intuitive solution of collecting sufficient user-specific training/calibration data can be very labor-intensive and time-consuming, hindering the practicability of BCIs. To address this problem, transfer learning (TL), which leverages existing data from other sessions or subjects, has recently been adopted by the BCI community to build a BCI for a new user with limited calibration data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227544/tolerance-of-neural-decoding-errors-for-powered-artificial-legs-a-pilot-study
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Fan Zhang, Ming Liu, He Huang, Fan Zhang, Ming Liu, He Huang, He Huang, Ming Liu, Fan Zhang
Neural-machine interface (NMI) decoding errors challenge the clinical value of neural control of powered artificial legs, because these errors can dangerously disturb the user's walking balance, cause stumbles or falls, and thus threaten the user's confidence and safety in prosthesis use. Although extensive research efforts have been made to minimize the NMI decoding error rate, none of the current approaches can completely eliminate the errors in NMI. This study aimed at improving the robustness of prosthesis control system against neural decoding errors by introducing a fault-tolerant control (FTC) strategy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227543/fmg-based-body-motion-registration-using-piezoelectret-sensors
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Xiangxin Li, Qifang Zhuo, Xu Zhang, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Zeyang Xia, Xiaoqing Zhang, Peng Fang, Guanglin Li, Xiangxin Li, Qifang Zhuo, Xu Zhang, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Zeyang Xia, Xiaoqing Zhang, Peng Fang, Guanglin Li, Xu Zhang, Guanglin Li, Zeyang Xia, Peng Fang, Qifang Zhuo, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Xiaoqing Zhang, Xiangxin Li
Body motion registration can provide plenty of muscle activity information of human beings, which is applicable in the control of human-computer interfaces or real devices. Forcemyography (FMG) is a method to register real-time body motions by measuring the radially directed force distributions that are generated by muscle contractions. In this work, we recorded FMG maps by using a novel type of sensor, the polymer-based piezoelectrets. With five piezoelectret sensor units attached on the surface of thigh muscles, four basic lower-limb motions, leg-raising, leg-dropping, knee-extension, and knee-flexion, were properly captured on four able-bodied subjects...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227536/a-pilot-study-on-the-neurometric-evaluation-of-effective-and-ineffective-antismoking-public-service-announcements
#10
Giulia Cartocci, Enrica Modica, Dario Rossi, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Elena Corsi, Fabio Babiloni, Giulia Cartocci, Enrica Modica, Dario Rossi, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Elena Corsi, Fabio Babiloni, Enrica Modica, Isotta Venuti, Giulia Rossi, Fabio Babiloni, Anton Giulio Maglione, Dario Rossi, Elena Corsi, Giulia Cartocci
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and smoking-related illness worldwide. Research has shown that antismoking advertising may help reduce this habit. Nowadays, public service announcements (PSAs) are considered "Effective" or "Ineffective" on the base of official reports concerning behavioral/attitudinal changes toward healthier patterns and health-related savings following the exposure to the PSA. In this pilot study, we described the results of the use of three neurometric indexes for the evaluation of the efficacy of a couple of antismoking PSAs in a reduced sample of voluntary participants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227504/classification-of-pilot-induced-oscillations-during-in-flight-piloting-exercises-using-dry-eeg-sensor-recordings
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Clara A Scholl, Yu Mike Chi, Michael Elconin, William R Gray, Mark A Chevillet, Eric A Pohlmeyer, Clara A Scholl, Yu Mike Chi, Michael Elconin, William R Gray, Mark A Chevillet, Eric A Pohlmeyer, Yu Mike Chi, Mark A Chevillet, William R Gray, Eric A Pohlmeyer, Michael Elconin, Clara A Scholl
Pilot-Induced Oscillations (PIOs) are potentially hazardous piloting phenomena in which a pilot's control-inputs and the aircraft control-responses have (for any of a number of possible reasons) become out of phase. During PIOs, aggressive over-controlling on the part of the pilot in order to overcome a perceived lack of control can lead to complete loss of aircraft control. This study shows data recorded from a Cognionics dry electrode system during actual flight exercises can be used on a second-to-second basis to classify whether a pilot was undergoing a PIO event or if a PIO was imminent...
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/28227326/detection-of-binaural-interaction-in-free-field-evoked-auditory-brainstem-responses-by-time-scale-representations
#13
Erik Schebsdat, Horst Hessel, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss, Erik Schebsdat, Horst Hessel, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss, Horst Hessel, Erik Schebsdat, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss
The so called β-wave of the binaural interaction component (BIC) in auditory brainstem responses (ABR) has been shown to be an objective measure for binaural interaction (BI). This component is the arithmetical difference between the sum of the monaurally evoked ABRs and the binaurally evoked ABR. Unfortunately, these neural responses are known to be very fragile and as a result the calculated BIC. An additional issue is, that the findings of this measurement are predominantly needed in people with hearing loss who may use hearing devices like hearing aids (HA) or cochlear implants (CI), thus they are not able to use headphones (like in conventional ABR measurements) during the detection of possible BI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227241/changes-in-st-qt-and-rr-ecg-intervals-during-acute-stress-in-firefighters-a-pilot-study
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Joana S Paiva, Susana Rodrigues, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Joana S Paiva, Susana Rodrigues, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Susana Rodrigues, Joana S Paiva
Firefighting is a stressful occupation. The monitoring of psychophysiological measures in those professionals can be a way to prevent and early detect cardiac diseases and other stress-related problems. The current study aimed to assess morphological changes in the ECG signal induced by acute stress. A laboratory protocol was conducted among 6 firefighters, including a laboratory stress-inducer task - the Trier Social Stress Task (TSST) - and a 2-choice reaction time task (CRTT) that was performed before (CRTT1) and after (CRTT2) the stress condition...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227154/teaching-cardiopulmonary-auscultation-in-workshops-using-a-virtual-patient-simulation-technology-a-pilot-study
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D Pereira, P Gomes, S Faria, R Cruz-Correia, M Coimbra, D Pereira, P Gomes, S Faria, R Cruz-Correia, M Coimbra, P Gomes, R Cruz-Correia, S Faria, M Coimbra, D Pereira
Auscultation is currently both a powerful screening tool, providing a cheap and quick initial assessment of a patient's clinical condition, and a hard skill to master. The teaching of auscultation in Universities is today reduced to an unsuitable number of hours. Virtual patient simulators can potentially mitigate this problem, by providing an interesting high-quality alternative to teaching with real patients or patient simulators. In this paper we evaluate the pedagogical impact of using a virtual patient simulation technology in a short workshop format for medical students, training them to detect cardiac pathologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227108/analysis-of-spontaneous-eeg-activity-in-alzheimer-s-disease-using-cross-sample-entropy-and-graph-theory
#16
Carlos Gomez, Jesus Poza, Javier Gomez-Pilar, Alejandro Bachiller, Celia Juan-Cruz, Miguel A Tola-Arribas, Alicia Carreres, Monica Cano, Roberto Hornero, Carlos Gomez, Jesus Poza, Javier Gomez-Pilar, Alejandro Bachiller, Celia Juan-Cruz, Miguel A Tola-Arribas, Alicia Carreres, Monica Cano, Roberto Hornero, Celia Juan-Cruz, Carlos Gomez, Alicia Carreres, Jesus Poza, Monica Cano, Roberto Hornero, Javier Gomez-Pilar, Alejandro Bachiller, Miguel A Tola-Arribas
The aim of this pilot study was to analyze spontaneous electroencephalography (EEG) activity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by means of Cross-Sample Entropy (Cross-SampEn) and two local measures derived from graph theory: clustering coefficient (CC) and characteristic path length (PL). Five minutes of EEG activity were recorded from 37 patients with dementia due to AD and 29 elderly controls. Our results showed that Cross-SampEn values were lower in the AD group than in the control one for all the interactions among EEG channels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227103/inspection-of-short-time-resting-state-electroencephalogram-functional-networks-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Javier Escudero, Keith Smith, Hamed Azami, Daniel Abasolo, Javier Escudero, Keith Smith, Hamed Azami, Daniel Abasolo, Javier Escudero, Keith Smith, Daniel Abasolo, Hamed Azami
Functional connectivity has proven useful to characterise electroencephalogram (EEG) activity in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, most current functional connectivity analyses have been static, disregarding any potential variability of the connectivity with time. In this pilot study, we compute short-time resting state EEG functional connectivity based on the imaginary part of coherency for 12 AD patients and 11 controls. We derive binary unweighted graphs using the cluster-span threshold, an objective binary threshold...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227067/computational-estimation-of-the-severity-of-coronary-lesions-with-intravascular-ultrasound-images-a-pilot-study
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Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Michail I Papafaklis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Lampros K Michalis
The fast and accurate hemodynamic functional assessment of the coronary vasculature is of utmost importance in clinical practice due to the fact that Cardiovascular Diseases have become the leading cause of death globally. In this work we propose a novel method that combines two of the most efficient methods of hemodynamic status assessment of coronary arteries, Intravascular UtraSound and virtual Functional Assessment Index, an index that correlates well to the measured Fractional Flow Reserve. One Left Anterior Descending segment was reconstructed both in a straight manner (using only IVUS images) as well as using the actual 3D geometry of the vessel (using IvUS images combined with the respective coronary angiographic images [2])...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226979/quantitative-assessment-of-arm-tremor-in-people-with-neurological-disorders
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Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim
Abnormal oscillatory movement (i.e. tremor) is usually evaluated with qualitative assessment by clinicians, and quantified with subjective scoring methods. These methods are often inaccurate. We utilized a quantitative and standardized task based on the Fitts' law to assess the performance of arm movement with tremor by controlling a gyration mouse on a computer. The experiment included the center-out tapping (COT) and rectangular track navigation (RTN) tasks. We report the results of a pilot study in which we collected the performance for healthy participants in whom tremor was simulated by imposing oscillatory movements to the arm with a vibration motor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226959/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
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Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Natalie Baddour, Edward D Lemaire
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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