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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227944/classification-of-squat-quality-with-inertial-measurement-units-in-the-single-leg-squat-mobility-test
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Rezvan Kianifar, Alex Lee, Sachin Raina, Dana Kulic, Rezvan Kianifar, Alex Lee, Sachin Raina, Dana Kulic, Alex Lee, Sachin Raina, Dana Kulic, Rezvan Kianifar
Many assessment and diagnosis protocols in rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine rely on mobility tests like the Single Leg Squat (SLS). In this study, a set of three Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) were used to estimate the joint pose during SLS and to classify the SLS as poor, moderate or good. An Extended Kalman Filter pose estimation method was used to estimate kinematic joint variables, and time domain features were generated based on these variables. The most important features were then selected and used to train Support Vector Machine (SVM), Linear Multinomial Logistic Regression, and Decision Tree classifiers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227837/progressive-abduction-loading-therapy-targeting-flexion-synergy-to-regain-reaching-function-in-chronic-stroke-preliminary-results-from-an-rct
#2
Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, Stuart Traxel, Julius P A Dewald, Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Justin Drogos, Stuart Traxel, Julius P A Dewald, Stuart Traxel, Michael D Ellis, Carolina Carmona, Julius P A Dewald, Justin Drogos
Reaching function is impaired following stroke due to abnormal coupling of shoulder abduction and elbow flexion. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as flexion synergy, loss of independent joint control, or impaired joint individuation. We have been successful in treating individuals with chronic stroke with moderate to severe motor impairments through the employment of targeted rehabilitation robotics and identified progressive abduction loading as a key element to the rehabilitation of reaching. Here we expand upon the investigation of progressive abduction loading therapy by testing two variants of the exercise in a larger sample and including a 3-month follow-up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227645/myoelectric-intuitive-control-and-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-of-the-forearm-for-vibrotactile-sensation-feedback-applied-to-a-3d-printed-prosthetic-hand
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Enrique I Germany, Esteban J Pino, Pablo E Aqueveque, Enrique I Germany, Esteban J Pino, Pablo E Aqueveque, Enrique I Germany, Pablo E Aqueveque, Esteban J Pino
This paper presents the development of a myoelectric prosthetic hand based on a 3D printed model. A myoelectric control strategy based on artificial neural networks is implemented on a microcontroller for online position estimation. Position estimation performance achieves a correlation index of 0.78. Also a study involving transcutaneous electrical stimulation was performed to provide tactile feedback. A series of stimulations with controlled parameters were tested on five able-body subjects. A single channel stimulator was used, positioning the electrodes 8 cm on the wrist over the ulnar and median nerve...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227562/improving-modified-tardieu-scale-assessment-using-inertial-measurement-unit-with-visual-biofeedback
#4
Seoyoung Choi, Jonghyun Kim, Seoyoung Choi, Jonghyun Kim, Seoyoung Choi, Jonghyun Kim
Reliable spasticity assessment is important to provide appropriate intervention for spasticity. Modified Tardieu scale (MTS) assessment is simple and convenient enough to be used in clinical environment, but has poor or moderate reliability due to irregular passive stretch velocity and goniometric measurement. We proposed a novel inertial measurement unit (IMU)-based MTS assessment with gyroscope-based visual biofeedback to improve the reliability of MTS by providing regular passive stretch velocity. With five children with cerebral palsy and two raters, the IMU-based MTS assessment was compared with conventional MTS assessment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227340/mechanomyography-signals-in-spastic-muscle-and-the-correlation-with-the-modified-ashworth-scale
#5
E L Santos, M C Santos, E Krueger, G N Nogueira-Neto, P Nohama, E L Santos, M C Santos, E Krueger, G N Nogueira-Neto, P Nohama, G N Nogueira-Neto, M C Santos, E Krueger, E L Santos, P Nohama
The modified Ashworth scale (MAS) is the most widely used measurement technique to assess levels of spasticity. In MAS, the evaluator graduates spasticity considering his/her subjective analysis of the muscular endurance during passive stretching. Therefore, it is a subjective scale. Mechanomyography (MMG) allows registering the vibrations generated by muscle contraction and stretching events that propagate through the tissue until the surface of the skin. With this in mind, this study aimed to investigate possible correlations between MMG signal and muscle spasticity levels determined by MAS...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227314/objective-assessment-of-listening-effort-effects-of-an-increased-task-demand
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Corinna Bernarding, Farah I Corona-Strauss, Ronny Hannemann, Daniel J Strauss, Corinna Bernarding, Farah I Corona-Strauss, Ronny Hannemann, Daniel J Strauss, Ronny Hannemann, Farah I Corona-Strauss, Corinna Bernarding, Daniel J Strauss
In demanding listening situations the individual has to exert an increased listening effort to process interesting auditory signals correctly. Especially people with hearing loss are particularly affected and require more effort to identify sounds compared to those with normal hearing. So far, a suitable objective estimate of listening effort is still not available. In previous studies, we presented an objective estimate of listening effort (OLEosc), which is based on the instantaneous phase distribution of the ongoing EEG activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227303/age-related-neuromuscular-changes-in-semg-of-m-tibialis-anterior-using-higher-order-statistics-gaussianity-linearity-test
#7
Ariba Siddiqi, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Ariba Siddiqi, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Ariba Siddiqi, Dinesh K Kumar, Sridhar P Arjunan
Age-associated changes in the surface electromyogram (sEMG) of Tibialis Anterior (TA) muscle can be attributable to neuromuscular alterations that precede strength loss. We have used our sEMG model of the Tibialis Anterior to interpret the age-related changes and compared with the experimental sEMG. Eighteen young (20-30 years) and 18 older (60-85 years) performed isometric dorsiflexion at 6 different percentage levels of maximum voluntary contractions (MVC), and their sEMG from the TA muscle was recorded. Six different age-related changes in the neuromuscular system were simulated using the sEMG model at the same MVCs as the experiment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227301/an-adapted-double-threshold-protocol-for-spastic-muscles
#8
Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima, Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima, Pedro M Vieira, Joao F Ferreira, Pedro R Gomes, Carlos S Lima
The onset of muscle contraction has been an important element in the understanding of human motor control system as well as in the development of medical devices. This task is problematic in the study of spasticity using surface Electromyography (sEMG). In fact, spasticity is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that can be seen as both, a non-stationary background if they are weak or a severe non-stationary EMG signal if they are strong. In other hand, these sEMG signals present a very low signal to noise ratio, beyond the added noise that contaminates this signal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227297/features-of-cerebral-oxygenation-detects-brain-injury-in-premature-infants
#9
John M O'Toole, Mmoloki Kenosi, Daragh Finn, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene M Dempsey, John M O'Toole, Mmoloki Kenosi, Daragh Finn, Geraldine B Boylan, Eugene M Dempsey, Daragh Finn, Eugene M Dempsey, Mmoloki Kenosi, John M Otoole, Geraldine B Boylan
Babies born prematurely can develop brain injury within days after birth. Early identification of high-risk infants enables appropriate clinical care to mitigate potential lifelong disabilities. Near infra-red spectroscopy is an established technology that can provide continuous measurements of cerebral oxygen saturation (rcSO2) over this critical period. We develop a feature set of the rcSO2 signal for the purpose of detecting brain injury. Our feature set contains amplitude, spectral, and fractal dimension features within 5 frequency bands...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227142/assessing-the-population-representativeness-of-colorectal-cancer-treatment-clinical-trials
#10
Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori, Jiang Bian, Zhe He, Zhiwei Chen, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori, Bian, Zhiwei Chen, Zhe He, Thomas J George, Gloria Lipori
The generalizability (external validity) of clinical trials has long been a concern for both clinical research community as well as the general public. Results of trials that do not represent the target population may not be applicable to the broader patient population. In this study, we used a previously published metric Generalizability Index for Study Traits (GIST) to assess the population representativeness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment trials. Our analysis showed that the quantitative eligibility criteria of CRC trials are in general not restrictive...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227052/an-empirical-study-on-the-effect-of-imbalanced-data-on-bleeding-detection-in-endoscopic-video
#11
Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba
In biomedical applications including classification of endoscopic videos, class imbalance is a common problem arising from the significant difference between the prior probabilities of different classes. In this paper, we investigate the performance of different classifiers for varying training data distribution in case of bleeding detection problem through three experiments. In the first experiment, we analyze the classifier performance for different class distribution with a fixed sized training dataset. The experiment provides the indication of the required class distribution for optimum classification performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227046/design-and-development-of-an-aac-app-based-on-a-speech-to-symbol-technology
#12
Elena Radici, Stefano Bonacina, Gianluca De Leo, Elena Radici, Stefano Bonacina, Gianluca De Leo, Gianluca De Leo, Stefano Bonacina, Elena Radici
The purpose of this paper is to present the design and the development of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that uses a speech to symbol technology to model language, i.e. to recognize the speech and display the text or the graphic content related to it. Our app is intended to be adopted by communication partners who want to engage in interventions focused on improving communication skills. Our app has the goal of translating simple speech sentences in a set of symbols that are understandable by children with complex communication needs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227013/pan-cancer-analysis-for-studying-cancer-stage-using-protein-and-gene-expression-data
#13
Sameer Mishra, Chanchala D Kaddi, May D Wang, Sameer Mishra, Chanchala D Kaddi, May D Wang, Sameer Mishra, Chanchala D Kaddi, May D Wang
Pan-cancer analyses attempt to discover similar features among multiple cancers to identify fundamental patterns common to cancer development and progression. A pan-cancer analysis integrating both protein expression and transcriptomic data is important because it can identify genes that are linked to proteins potentially responsible for a patient's status. This study aims to identify differentially expressed (DE) genes between early and advanced cases of multiple cancer types through the usage of RNA sequencing data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226908/s2ni-a-mobile-platform-for-nutrition-monitoring-from-spoken-data
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Niloofar Hezarjaribi, Cody A Reynolds, Drew T Miller, Naomi Chaytor, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Niloofar Hezarjaribi, Cody A Reynolds, Drew T Miller, Naomi Chaytor, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Cody A Reynolds, Naomi Chaytor, Niloofar Hezarjaribi, Drew T Miller
Diet and physical activity are important lifestyle and behavioral factors in self-management and prevention of many chronic diseases. Mobile sensors such as accelerometers have been used in the past to objectively measure physical activity or detect eating time. Diet monitoring, however, still relies on self-recorded data by end users where individuals use mobile devices for recording nutrition intake by either entering text or taking images. Such approaches have shown low adherence in technology adoption and achieve only moderate accuracy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226676/quantitative-evaluation-of-alveolar-bone-resorption-on-dental-panoramic-radiographs-by-standardized-dentition-image-transformation-and-probability-estimation
#15
Chisako Muramtsu, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuro Hayashi, Takeshi Hara, Tatsumasa Fukui, Akitoshi Katsumata, Hiroshi Fujita, Chisako Muramtsu, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuro Hayashi, Takeshi Hara, Tatsumasa Fukui, Akitoshi Katsumata, Hiroshi Fujita, Akitoshi Katsumata, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuro Hayashi, Takeshi Hara, Chisako Muramtsu, Tatsumasa Fukui, Hiroshi Fujita
Alveolar bone resorption, which can be observed on dental panoramic radiographs (DPRs), is one of the most important signs of the progression of periodontal disease. However, quantitative and consistent evaluation of alveolar bone resorption is labor intense, because of a large number of DPR examinations performed each year. In our previous study, we developed an automated scheme for detection of three lines, corresponding to an occlusion line, an alveolar line and a root apex line, to measure the alveolar bone ratio (ABR), which may be useful to dentists in early detection of periodontal disease...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226635/relationship-between-dynamical-characteristics-of-sit-to-walk-motion-and-physical-functions-of-elderly-humans
#16
Shengyun Liang, Yunkun Ning, Gaosheng Xie, Lei Wang, Xing Gao, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Shengyun Liang, Yunkun Ning, Gaosheng Xie, Lei Wang, Xing Gao, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Yingnan Ma, Yunkun Ning, Shengyun Liang, Xing Gao, Gaosheng Xie, Guoru Zhao, Lei Wang
Sit-to-walk (STW) motion is essential for daily activities. Falls frequently occur, when there is impaired ability to perform STW movements. This study investigated the relationships between the dynamical characteristics of STW motion and physical functions of elderly people. 128 elderly (51 males and 77 females, above 65 years) participated in this study. Participants were instructed to perform STW motion at comfortable state and classified into four groups (normal, mild, moderate and severe group) based on physical function, which evaluated with functional reach test and dynamic gait test...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226491/effect-of-self-monitoring-clusters-on-weight-and-hemoglobin-a1c
#17
Nikhil S Padhye, Jing Wang, Nikhil S Padhye, Jing Wang, Jing Wang, Nikhil S Padhye
We investigated whether participants with higher adherence to smartphone or paper-based self-monitoring of diet, physical activity, blood glucose, and body weight have a beneficial impact on their body weight and hemoglobin A1c measures over a 3-month period. Data were combined from two intervention studies that recruited overweight or obese participants with type 2 diabetes. Three clusters of adherence to self-monitoring were identified. Participants in a cluster with high adherence to self-monitoring of diet and moderate adherence to glucose self-monitoring were found to have the biggest reductions in weight and hemoglobin A1c, as compared to clusters with either high or low adherence to self-monitoring of all four factors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226407/relationship-between-functional-and-structural-retinal-changes-in-myopic-eyes
#18
Zafer Fahiem Ismael, Amany Abd El-Fattah El-Shazly, Yousra Ahmed Farweez, Marwa Mahmoud Mohammed Osman
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the retinal structure in different grades of myopia and correlate it with the functional changes detected with multifocal electroretinogram (mf-ERG) and try to show the most important determining factors. METHODS: The study included 80 participants divided into four groups according to their spherical equivalent refractive error, namely, emmetropia (within ± 0.50 D), mild myopia group (greater than -0.50 to -3...
February 22, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226391/closed-form-reml-estimators-and-sample-size-determination-for-mixed-effects-models-for-repeated-measures-under-monotone-missingness
#19
Yongqiang Tang
We derive the closed-form restricted maximum likelihood estimator and Kenward-Roger's variance estimator for fixed effects in the mixed effects model for repeated measures (MMRM) when the missing data pattern is monotone. As an important application of the analytic result, we present the formula for calculating the power of treatment comparison using the Wald t-test with the Kenward-Roger adjusted variance estimate in MMRM. It allows adjustment for baseline covariates without the need to specify the covariate distribution in randomized trials...
February 22, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226359/-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-no-8p-lymph-node-metastasis-in-cases-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
#20
Luchuan Chen, Shenhong Wei, Zaisheng Ye, Yi Zeng, Qiuhong Zheng, Jun Xiao, Yi Wang, Changhua Zhuo, Zhenmeng Lin, Yangming Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors and prognosis of No.8p lymph node metastasis in cases with advanced gastric cancer. METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 790 cases with advanced gastric cancer undergoing gastrectomy (including No.8p lymphadenectomy) from October 2003 to October 2013 in Fujian Provincial Tumor Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. Patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy were excluded. Associations of No.8p lymph node metastasis with clinicopathological characteristics and metastasis in other regional lymph node were analyzed...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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