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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228007/unit-with-fluidized-bed-for-gas-vapor-activation-of-different-carbonaceous-materials-for-various-purposes-design-computation-implementation
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Eugene Strativnov
We propose the technology of obtaining the promising material with wide specter of application-activated nanostructured carbon. In terms of technical indicators, it will stand next to the materials produced by complex regulations with the use of costly chemical operations. It can be used for the following needs: as a sorbent for hemosorption and enterosorption, for creation of the newest source of electric current (lithium and zinc air batteries, supercapacitors), and for processes of short-cycle adsorption gas separation...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
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/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/28227954/a-short-impulse-uwb-bpsk-transmitter-for-large-scale-neural-recording-implants
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M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, Leslie A Rusch, H Bahrami, B Gosselin, A Mirbozorgi
In this paper, a short-impulse ultra-wide band (UWB) transmitter is introduced to enable large-scale neural recordings within miniature brain implants including thousands of channels. The proposed impulse radio UWB transmitter uses a BPSK modulation scheme, the carrier signal of which uses only two delayed impulses to encode the transmitted signal. The proposed UWB transmitter has been implemented into a CMOS 180 nm technology. It occupies 300 μm × 230 μm, and consumes only 6.7 pJ/bit from a 1.8-V supply...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227939/effects-of-coplanar-shielding-for-high-field-mri
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Joseph V Rispoli, Matthew D Wilcox, Samantha By, Steven M Wright, Mary P McDougall, Joseph V Rispoli, Matthew D Wilcox, Samantha By, Steven M Wright, Mary P McDougall, Matthew D Wilcox, Steven M Wright, Samantha By, Mary P McDougall, Joseph V Rispoli
This work investigates the efficacy of "coplanar shielding," in which copper shields are oriented concentric and coplanar to the RF coils rather than implemented as a full ground plane behind them. Following FDTD simulations to determine optimal shielding parameters, two coil geometries were constructed: a circular loop surface coil and a half-volume five-element receive array. Each was evaluated using bench measurements with and without coplanar shielding. Imaging, including accelerated SENSE imaging, was performed with the shielded and unshielded receive arrays on a whole-body 7T scanner...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227938/integrated-rf-shim-coil-allowing-two-degrees-of-freedom-shim-current
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Jiazheng Zhou, Ying-Hua Chu, Yi-Cheng Hsu, Pu-Yeh Wu, Jason P Stockmann, Fa-Hsuan Lin, Jiazheng Zhou, Ying-Hua Chu, Yi-Cheng Hsu, Pu-Yeh Wu, Jason P Stockmann, Fa-Hsuan Lin, Pu-Yeh Wu, Jason P Stockmann, Fa-Hsuan Lin, Jiazheng Zhou, Ying-Hua Chu, Yi-Cheng Hsu
High-quality magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic measurements require a highly homogeneous magnetic field. Different from global shimming, localized off-resonance can be corrected by using multi-coil shimming. Previously, integrated RF and shimming coils have been used to implement multi-coil shimming. Such coils share the same conductor for RF signal reception and shim field generation. Here we propose a new design of the integrated RF-shim coil at 3-tesla, where two independent shim current paths are allowed in each coil...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227937/effects-of-tuning-conditions-on-near-field-of-mri-transmit-birdcage-coil-at-64-mhz
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Mikhail Kozlov, Elena Lucano, Leonardo M Angelone, Mikhail Kozlov, Elena Lucano, Leonardo M Angelone, Elena Lucano, Leonardo M Angelone, Mikhail Kozlov
This study investigates how the tuning conditions of a 64 MHz / 1.5 T radio frequency (RF) birdcage coil modeled with an RF circuit and 3D electromagnetic co-simulation affect the electric and magnetic near-field distribution. Four models were implemented with different tuning conditions and difference between numerical results and measurements was evaluated. The results show that the simulated near-field depends significantly on coil tuning conditions, especially in volumes close to the ASTM phantom walls...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227914/automated-classification-of-pathological-gait-after-stroke-using-ubiquitous-sensing-technology
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Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis, Elham Dolatabadi
This study uses machine learning methods to distinguish between healthy and pathological gait. Examples of multi-dimensional pathological and normal gait sequences were collected from post-stroke and healthy individuals in a real clinical setting and with two Kinect sensors. The trajectories of rotational angle and global velocity of selected body joints (hips, spine, shoulders, neck, knees and ankles) over time formed the gait sequences. The combination of k nearest neighbor (kNN) and dynamic time warping (DTW) was used for classification...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227913/online-learning-of-gait-models-for-calculation-of-gait-parameters
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Jamie L S Waugh, Anton Trinh, Ryan R Mohammed, William E McIlroy, Dana Kulic, Jamie L S Waugh, Anton Trinh, Ryan R Mohammed, William E McIlroy, Dana Kulic, Jamie L S Waugh, Dana Kulic, Anton Trinh, William E McIlroy, Ryan R Mohammed
This paper proposes a novel approach for gait analysis from wearable sensing, based on an adaptive periodic model of any gait signal. The proposed method learns a model of the gait cycle during online measurement, using a continuous representation that can adapt to inter and intra-personal variability by creating an individualized model. Once the algorithm has converged to the input signal, key gait events can be identified relative to the estimated gait phase; these events can then be used to calculate gait parameters...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227911/an-implementation-for-the-simulation-of-cells-on-micro-post-arrays
#10
Duy T Truong, Christian Bahls, Barbara Nebe, Ursula van Rienen, Duy T Truong, Christian Bahls, Barbara Nebe, Ursula van Rienen, Duy T Truong, Christian Bahls, Ursula van Rienen, Barbara Nebe
The mechanical interaction between cells and their underlying substrates is important in understanding the processes that take place at an interface between biological tissue and the surface of implants. There have been numerous studies that examine these interactions both by experimental and numerical modeling. The bio-chemo-mechanical model for cell contractility by Deshpande et al. [1] has numerous applications and advantages. This work shows a way to implement this model in COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS® so it can be easily modified or extended...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227901/identifying-montages-that-best-detect-the-electroencephalogram-power-spectrum-alteration-during-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Quynh Tran Ly, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Nghia Nguyen, Rifai Chai, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Hung T Nguyen, Quynh Tran Ly, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Nghia Nguyen, Rifai Chai, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Hung T Nguyen, Nghia Nguyen, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Hung T Nguyen, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Quynh Tran Ly, Rifai Chai
Our research team has previously used four Electroencephalography (EEG) leads to successfully detect and predict Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, it remained to be determined whether these four sensor locations that were arbitrarily chosen based on their role in motor control are indeed the most optimal for FOG detection. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the most optimal location and combination of sensors to detect FOG amongst a 32-channel EEG montage using our EEG classification system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227886/development-of-an-open-source-cosimulation-method-of-the-knee
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Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan, Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan, Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan
Rigid body dynamics and soft tissue loads are solved simultaneously in a cosimulation framework to couple musculoskeletal dynamics and tissue mechanics. The goal of this work was to implement a validated, open-source cosimulation framework of the knee to determine how this coupling affects computed cartilage loads. The kinematic knee joint of a generic whole body model in the open-source software OpenSim was replaced by a previously developed discrete element knee model that consisted of a six degree of freedom (dof) tibiofemoral joint and one dof patellofemoral joint...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227885/orthodontic-force-simulation-of-tooth-pdl-bone-complex-under-archwire-loading
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Xinwen Zhou, Zeyang Xia, Yangzhou Gan, Dongxia Zhang, Jing Xiong, Peng Fang, Guanglin Li, Qunfei Zhao, Xinwen Zhou, Zeyang Xia, Yangzhou Gan, Dongxia Zhang, Jing Xiong, Peng Fang, Guanglin Li, Qunfei Zhao, Zeyang Xia, Peng Fang, Xinwen Zhou, Dongxia Zhang, Yangzhou Gan, Guanglin Li, Jing Xiong, Qunfei Zhao
Orthodontic force simulation is very important for the guidance of clinical orthodontic treatment. Previous works were mainly conducted by directly loading the force on a single or a few teeth. However, in clinic, the orthodontic force is provided by loading orthodontic appliances, and there currently is no appropriate way to measure the force on the teeth provided by the loaded appliances. This study presents a method to simulate the orthodontic force of a whole Tooth-Periodontal Ligament-Bone Complex (TPBC) by directly loading the archwire to the dentition applying the finite element method...
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/28227869/simea-a-framework-for-simulating-neurons-on-multi-electrode-array
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Vafa Andalibi, Timo Aaltonen, Francois Christophe, Tommi Mikkonen, Vafa Andalibi, Timo Aaltonen, Francois Christophe, Tommi Mikkonen, Timo Aaltonen, Vafa Andalibi, Tommi Mikkonen, Francois Christophe
A Multi-Electrode Array (MEA) is a practical device for recording the extracellular activity of in-vitro biological culture. Such culture - for instance neurons - is prone to mistakes leading to irrelevant recordings or no recording at all. Additionally, with the expenses generated by in-vitro culture, minimizing risks is a must. This paper proposes a framework designed and implemented for simulating the spatial positioning of neuronal cultures on a MEA. The framework serves as a sandbox for researchers to simulate the model of their MEA experiments before its eventual in-vitro implementation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227849/smartphone-based-real-time-speech-enhancement-for-improving-hearing-aids-speech-perception
#16
Yu Rao, Yiya Hao, Issa M S Panahi, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Yu Rao, Yiya Hao, Issa M S Panahi, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Yu Rao, Issa M S Panahi, Yiya Hao, Nasser Kehtarnavaz
In this paper, the development of a speech processing pipeline on smartphones for hearing aid devices (HADs) is presented. This pipeline is used for noise suppression and speech enhancement (SE) to improve speech quality and intelligibility. The proposed method is implemented to run in real-time on Android smartphones. The results of the testing conducted indicate that the proposed method suppresses the noise and improves the perceptual quality of speech in terms of three objective measures of perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ), noise attenuation level (NAL), and the coherent speech intelligibility index (CSD)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227836/exerciser-for-rehabilitation-of-the-arm-era-development-and-unique-features-of-a-3d-end-effector-robot
#17
Marie-Helene Milot, Mathieu Hamel, Philippe-Olivier Provost, Julien Bernier-Ouellet, Maxime Dupuis, Dominic Letourneau, Simon Briere, Francois Michaud, Marie-Helene Milot, Mathieu Hamel, Philippe-Olivier Provost, Julien Bernier-Ouellet, Maxime Dupuis, Dominic Letourneau, Simon Briere, Francois Michaud, Philippe-Olivier Provost, Dominic Letourneau, Maxime Dupuis, Marie-Helene Milot, Francois Michaud, Mathieu Hamel, Julien Bernier-Ouellet, Simon Briere
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Consequently, many stroke survivors exhibit difficulties undergoing voluntary movement in their affected upper limb, compromising their functional performance and level of independence. To minimize the negative impact of stroke disabilities, exercises are recognized as a key element in post-stroke rehabilitation. In order to provide the practice of exercises in a uniform and controlled manner as well as increasing the efficiency of therapists' interventions, robotic training has been found, and continues to prove itself, as an innovative intervention for post-stroke rehabilitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227822/a-wrist-worn-spo2-monitor-with-custom-finger-probe-for-motion-artifact-removal
#18
S P Preejith, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, S P Preejith, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Akshay S Ravindran, Rohan Hajare, Sp Preejith, Jayaraj Joseph, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam
Continuous monitoring of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) level and heart rate is critical in surgery, ICUs and patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. Pulse oximeters which compute SpO2 using transmittance photoplethysmography (PPG), is widely accepted for continuous monitoring. Presence of motion artifacts in PPG signals is a major obstacle in the extraction of reliable cardiovascular parameters, in real time and continuous monitoring applications. In this paper, a wrist worn device with a custom finger probe with an integrated accelerometer to remove motion artifacts is presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227816/a-wide-range-and-high-sensitivity-four-channel-compact-electrochemical-biosensor-for-neurotransmitter-detection-on-a-microfluidic-platform
#19
Elnaz Ghodsevali, Hamza Landari, Mounir Boukadoum, Benoit Gosselin, Amine Miled, Elnaz Ghodsevali, Hamza Landari, Mounir Boukadoum, Benoit Gosselin, Amine Miled, Benoit Gosselin, Amine Miled, Elnaz Ghodsevali, Mounir Boukadoum, Hamza Landari
We present a four-channel, high-sensitivity and linearity electrochemical biosensor for neurotransmitter (NT) detection and measurement. Using a multi-channel microfluidic platform makes this biosensor capable of detecting NT-related currents going from nanoamperes to milliamperes, with a sensitivity of the order of picoamperes. Moreover, by using a fully differential potentiostat architecture, the biosensor offers a high common-mode rejection ratio (90 dB), making it appropriate for low-noise and high-sensitive applications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227814/embedded-cmos-basecalling-for-nanopore-dna-sequencing
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Chengjie Wang, Junli Zheng, Sebastian Magierowski, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Chengjie Wang, Junli Zheng, Sebastian Magierowski, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Junli Zheng, Chengjie Wang, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Sebastian Magierowski
DNA sequencing based on nanopore sensors is now entering the marketplace. The ability to interface this technology to established CMOS microelectronics promises significant improvements in functionality and miniaturization. Among the key functions to benefit from this interface will be basecalling, the conversion of raw electronic molecular signatures to nucleotide sequence predictions. This paper presents the design and performance potential of custom CMOS base-callers embedded alongside nanopore sensors. A basecalliing architecture implemented in 32-nm technology is discussed with the ability to process the equivalent of 20 human genomes per day in real-time at a power density of 5 W/cm(2) assuming a 3-mer nanopore sensor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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