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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/28227942/unified-phase-variables-of-relative-degree-two-for-human-locomotion
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Dario J Villarreal, Robert D Gregg, Dario J Villarreal, Robert D Gregg, Robert D Gregg, Dario J Villarreal
A starting point to achieve stable locomotion is synchronizing the leg joint kinematics during the gait cycle. Some biped robots parameterize a nonlinear controller (e.g., input-output feedback linearization) whose main objective is to track specific kinematic trajectories as a function of a single mechanical variable (i.e., a phase variable) in order to allow the robot to walk. A phase variable capable of parameterizing the entire gait cycle, the hip phase angle, has been used to control wearable robots and was recently shown to provide a robust representation of the phase of human gait...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227790/experiences-of-a-general-practitioner-in-the-daily-practice-about-digital-health-literacy-the-real-needs
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M Traver, I Basagoiti, A Martinez-Millana, C Fernandez-Llatas, V Traver, M Traver, I Basagoiti, A Martinez-Millana, C Fernandez-Llatas, V Traver, M Traver, C Fernandez-Llatas, V Traver, I Basagoiti, A Martinez-Millana
Digital Health Literacy (DHL) is a key element to promote patient empowerment. This position paper presents the lessons learnt from the daily activities of a General Practitioner interacting with patients. General Practitioners have a main role in each stage on individual digital health literacy process. They are the first meeting point between patients and the medical knowledge; in the search phase, they are who can prescribe and validate health information; in the comprehension phase, they lead to a full understanding; and in the adoption phase, they assist in the own personal application...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227759/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-cfc%C3%AE-states-from-eeg-recordings-during-resting-state-and-mental-arithmetic-tasks
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Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The functional brain connectivity has been studied by analyzing synchronization between dynamic oscillations of identical frequency or between different frequencies of distinct brain areas. It has been hypothesized that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between different frequency bands is the carrier mechanism for the coordination of global and local neural processes and hence supports the distributed information processing in the brain. In the present study, we attempt to study the dynamic evolution of CFC at resting-state and during a mental task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227758/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-from-resting-state-meg-an-application-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marios Antonakakis, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Michalis Zervakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, George Zouridakis, Marios Antonakakis, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Michalis Zervakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, George Zouridakis, Michalis Zervakis, Marios Antonakakis, George Zouridakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, Stavros I Dimitriadis
Recent studies have investigated the possible role of dynamic functional connectivity and the role of cross-frequency coupling (CFC) to provide the substrate for reliable biomarkers of brain disorders. In this study, we analyzed time-varying CFC profiles from resting state Magnetoencephal-ographic recordings of 30 mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) patients and 50 normal controls. Interactions among sensors at specific pairs of frequency bands were computed via estimation of phase-to-amplitude couplings. We then computed time-varying functional connectivity graphs that were described in terms of segregation (local efficiency, LE) and integration (global efficiency, GE) and mapped those graphs to time series of GE/LE estimates...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227722/alzcare-an-information-system-for-screening-management-and-tracking-of-demented-patients
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Vasilios Protopappas, Konstantinos Tsiouris, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Christos Tsironis, Spiridon Konitsiotis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Vasilios Protopappas, Konstantinos Tsiouris, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Christos Tsironis, Spiridon Konitsiotis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Spiridon Konitsiotis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Vasilios Protopappas, Konstantinos Tsiouris, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Christos Tsironis
The ALZCARE project aims at assisting people at risk or already suffering of dementia, their family and health professionals in the dementia care pathway by providing an integrated ICT-enabled information System. The system consists of a mobile platform for screening people at risk, a Clinical Information System and a satellite-based patient tracking system. The system is currently on the evaluation phase focusing on addressing the needs of citizens of the cross-border areas of Greece and Albania.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227650/real-time-gait-event-detection-for-lower-limb-amputees-using-a-single-wearable-sensor
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H F Maqbool, M A B Husman, M I Awad, A Abouhossein, P Mehryar, N Iqbal, A A Dehghani-Sanij, H F Maqbool, M A B Husman, M I Awad, A Abouhossein, P Mehryar, N Iqbal, A A Dehghani-Sanij, M A B Husman, M I Awad, N Iqbal, P Mehryar, H F Maqbool, A Abouhossein, A A Dehghani-Sanij
This paper presents a rule-based real-time gait event/phase detection system (R-GEDS) using a shank mounted inertial measurement unit (IMU) for lower limb amputees during the level ground walking. Development of the algorithm is based on the shank angular velocity in the sagittal plane and linear acceleration signal in the shank longitudinal direction. System performance was evaluated with four control subjects (CS) and one transfemoral amputee (TFA) and the results were validated with four FlexiForce footswitches (FSW)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227597/long-term-vital-sign-measurement-using-a-non-contact-vital-sign-sensor-inside-an-office-cubicle-setting
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T Hall, N A Malone, J Tsay, J Lopez, T Nguyen, R E Banister, D Y C Lie, T Hall, N A Malone, J Tsay, J Lopez, T Nguyen, R E Banister, D Y C Lie, T Hall, J Lopez, N A Malone, T Nguyen, J Tsay, D Y C Lie, R E Banister
Heart and respiration rates can be wirelessly measured by extracting the phase shift caused by the periodic displacement of a patient's chest wall. We have developed a phased-array Doppler-based non-contact vital sign (NCVS) sensor capable of long-term vital signs monitoring using an automatic patient tracking and movement detection algorithm. Our NCVS sensor achieves non-contact heart rate monitoring with accuracies of over 90% (i.e, within ±5 Beats-Per-Minute vs. a reference sensor) across a large number of data points collected over various days of the week inside a typical office cubicle setting at a distance of 1...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227456/a-morphological-approach-to-detect-respiratory-phases-of-seismocardiogram
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N Alamdari, K Tavakolian, V Zakeri, R Fazel-Rezai, A Akhbardeh, N Alamdari, K Tavakolian, V Zakeri, R Fazel-Rezai, A Akhbardeh, V Zakeri, N Alamdari, K Tavakolian, R Fazel-Rezai, A Akhbardeh
This paper presents a new approach to identify the respiratory phases of heart cycles from acceleration signals (i.e., seismocardiogram) recorded from the sternum, in back to front direction. The acceleration signals were recorded simultaneously with a single lead electrocardiogram (ECG), and the respiratory signal (using a chest band strain gauge) from 20 healthy subjects. Two accelerometer-derived respiration (ADR) signals were computed by computing the lower and upper envelope of the accelerometer signal...
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/28227251/robust-extraction-of-the-n1-effect-in-dichotic-listening-using-hardy-space-mappings-of-auditory-late-single-trials
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Farah I Corona-Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Farah I Corona-Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Farah I Corona-Strauss, Daniel J Strauss
It is known that signs of (early) auditory selective attention are reflected in the N1-wave of auditory late potentials. In recent years, we have analyzed this N1-effect using multiscale neurofunctional modeling and (instantaneous) phase synchronization measures of Hardy space mapped data. To acquire the electroencephalographic data in dichotic listening, we repeated the seminal experiment of Hillyard et al. which first described the N1-effect. Here we apply for the first time phase synchronization measures to these dichotic data and compare the results to the conventional time-domain analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227117/altered-viscoelastic-properties-of-stroke-affected-muscles-estimated-using-ultrasound-shear-waves-preliminary-data
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Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer, Sabrina S M Lee, Ghulam Rasool, Sabrina S M Lee, Allison B Wang, William Z Rymer
As a result of a brain injury such as stroke, the skeletal muscles may undergo numerous structural and functional alterations. These abnormal changes are linked to muscle weakness, joint contracture, and abnormal muscle tone and eventually, result in motor impairment. A subset of these alterations affects passive muscle stiffness, i.e., viscoelastic properties. However, in vivo estimation of changes in viscoelastic properties is a challenging task. Here, we used the shear wave velocity, estimated through ultrasound SuperSonic imaging (SSI), as a surrogate for viscoelastic properties...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226982/measurement-of-electrical-impedance-in-different-ex-vivo-tissues
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Davide Meroni, Dario Bovio, Pietro A Frisoli, Andrea Aliverti, Davide Meroni, Dario Bovio, Pietro A Frisoli, Andrea Aliverti, Dario Bovio, Andrea Aliverti, Davide Meroni, Pietro A Frisoli
Bioimpedance allows living tissues characterization and detection of pathological states. Although in previous years several methods have been proposed to assess bioimpedance, many instruments used in studies of living tissues characterization are commercial devices designed for the measurement of components or electronic circuits and therefore the measurement of biological tissues can be affected by electrical polarization. In order to test if electrical impedance spectroscopy may be helpful in providing further information about the structure and the properties of tissues, an impedance meter for living-tissues, able to avoid polarization, was developed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226960/a-robotic-exoskeleton-to-treat-crouch-gait-from-cerebral-palsy-initial-kinematic-and-neuromuscular-evaluation
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Zachary F Lerner, Diane L Damiano, Thomas C Bulea, Zachary F Lerner, Diane L Damiano, Thomas C Bulea, Diane L Damiano, Zachary F Lerner, Thomas C Bulea
A robotic exoskeleton was designed for individuals with crouch gait caused by cerebral palsy with the intent to supplement existing muscle function during walking. The aim of this study was to evaluate how powered knee extension assistance provided during stance and swing phases of the gait cycle affect knee kinematics, and knee flexor and extensor muscle activity. Muscle activity and kinematic data were collected from four individuals with crouch gait from cerebral palsy during their normal walking condition and while walking with the exoskeleton under stance, swing, and stance & swing assistance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226843/comparison-of-mean-frequency-and-median-frequency-in-evaluating-muscle-fiber-type-selection-in-varying-gait-speed-across-healthy-young-adult-individuals
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C K Chan, G Fu Timothy, C H Yeow, C K Chan, G Fu Timothy, C H Yeow, C K Chan, C H Yeow
The preferential slow and fast twitches fiber involvement in varying gait speed has not been thoroughly investigated. Attempt to classify fiber type in changing speed should be closely investigated and scrutinized as the histochemical-related experiments are cumbersome and time consuming. In addressing this issue, electromyography (EMG) is utilized to extract the muscle fiber type features by altering the muscle fatigue indices, namely mean frequency (MNF) and median frequency (MDF). Recently, there are no universal indices to determine the muscle type...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226673/a-phases-subtype-detection-using-different-classification-methods
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Fatima Machado, Cesar Teixeira, Clara Santos, Conceicao Bento, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado, Fatima Machado, Cesar Teixeira, Clara Santos, Conceicao Bento, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado, Clara Santos, Fatima Machado, Conceicao Bento, Cesar Teixeira, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado
Cyclic alternating patterns (CAPs) occur during normal sleep, but higher CAP rates are associated with abnormal conditions, such as epilepsy. Efficient automatic classification of CAP A-phase sub-types would be of remarkable importance for the consideration of CAP as a disease bio-marker. This paper reports a multi-step methodology for the classification of A-phases subtypes. The methodology encompasses: feature extraction, feature ranking, and classification (Support Vector Machine (SVM), k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) and Discriminant Analysis (DA))...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226590/delta-space-plot-analysis-of-cardiovascular-coupling-in-vasovagal-syncope-during-orthostatic-challenge
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S Reulecke, S Charleston-Villalobos, A Voss, R Gonzalez-Camarena, M Gaitan-Gonzalez, J Gonzalez-Hermosillo, G Hernandez-Pacheco, T Aljama-Corrales, S Reulecke, S Charleston-Villalobos, A Voss, R Gonzalez-Camarena, M Gaitan-Gonzalez, J Gonzalez-Hermosillo, G Hernandez-Pacheco, T Aljama-Corrales, S Reulecke, S Charleston-Villalobos, G Hernandez-Pacheco, M Gaitan-Gonzalez, J Gonzalez-Hermosillo, A Voss, T Aljama-Corrales, R Gonzalez-Camarena
In this work, a graphical method to study cardiovascular coupling, called delta space plot analysis (DSPA), was introduced. The graphical representation is susceptible to be parameterized in shape and orientation. The usefulness of this technique was studied on cardiovascular data from patients with vasovagal syncope (VVS) and from controls. The study included 15 female patients diagnosed with VVS and 11 age-matched healthy female subjects. All subjects were enrolled in a head-up tilt (HUT) test, breathing normally, including 5 minutes of supine position (baseline) and 18 minutes of 70° orthostatic phase...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226517/phase-to-amplitude-coupling-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-creative-ideation-an-eeg-study
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Mina Marmpena, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Mina Marmpena, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Mina Marmpena, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The most consistent finding of creative ideation in the neuroscientific study of creativity is the increment of EEG α power. However, the majority of existing studies focused only on ERP experimental paradigms while only a few analyzed time-related changes of EEG α power patterns during the time unlocked creation of ideas. Here, we designed an experimental paradigm where the participants were asked to generate alternative uses of everyday objects (AU task). For the control task, we adopted an Object Characteristics (OC) task, for which participants were asked to list typical characteristics or properties of an object...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226480/eeg-based-image-encryption-via-quantum-walks
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N Rawat, Y Shin, I Balasingham, N Rawat, Y Shin, I Balasingham, I Balasingham, N Rawat, Y Shin
An electroencephalogram (EEG) based image encryption combined with Quantum walks (QW) is encoded in Fresnel domain. The computational version of EEG randomizes the original plaintext whereas QW can serve as an excellent key generator due to its inherent nonlinear chaotic dynamic behavior. First, a spatially coherent monochromatic laser beam passes through an SLM, which introduces an arbitrary EEG phase-only mask. The modified beam is collected by a CCD. Further, the intensity is multiply with the QW digitally...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226332/responsible-safe-and-effective-prescription-of-opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-american-society-of-interventional-pain-physicians-asipp-guidelines
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Adam M Kaye, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Heath McAnally, Konstantin Slavin, Andrea M Trescot, Susan Blank, Vidyasagar Pampati, Salahadin Abdi, Jay S Grider, Alan D Kaye, Kavita N Manchikanti, Harold Cordner, Christopher G Gharibo, Michael E Harned, Sheri L Albers, Sairam Atluri, Steve M Aydin, Sanjay Bakshi, Robert L Barkin, Ramsin M Benyamin, Mark V Boswell, Ricardo M Buenaventura, Aaron K Calodney, David L Cedeno, Sukdeb Datta, Timothy R Deer, Bert Fellows, Vincent Galan, Vahid Grami, Hans Hansen, Standiford Helm Ii, Rafael Justiz, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Yogesh Malla, Annu Navani, Kent H Nouri, Ramarao Pasupuleti, Nalini Sehgal, Sanford M Silverman, Thomas T Simopoulos, Vijay Singh, Daneshvari R Solanki, Peter S Staats, Ricardo Vallejo, Bradley W Wargo, Arthur Watanabe, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015. Recent data show a continuing increase in deaths due to natural and semisynthetic opioids, a decline in methadone deaths, and an explosive increase in the rates of deaths involving other opioids, specifically heroin and illicit synthetic fentanyl...
February 2017: Pain Physician
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