Autonomous System for Continuous Measurement of Ph for the Assessment of Cancer Cell Proliferation

Arafa, Hany ;   Kreigh, Lisa ;   Blain Christen, Jennifer

Tags Biolelectric sensors and sensor systemsMicrototal analysis and lab-on-chip systemsMicrofluidic techniques, methods and systems

An autonomous system was designed for the in-situ measurement of pH. A BeagleBone Black development platform was used in conjunction with a...

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Biofluid Dynamics of Human Rectal Vault

VanRiper, Tina ;   Rague, Brian ;   Zhang, Yong

Tags Biomechanics modelingMedical device modelingParameter estimation

In this project, the fluid flow and fluid-structure interaction are studied for the human lower gastrointestinal (GI) region. An in silico model...

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Design of a Flexible Probe for Simultaneous Measurement of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Electrocorticography and Thermometry

Esaki, Shun ;   Yamakawa, Toshitaka ;   Niwayama, Masatsugu

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoringBioelectric sensing methods

In this research, a flexible device for simultaneous measurement of hemodynamics, electrocorticography (ECoG), and brain surface temperature...

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Design of a Small Scale Device for Minimally Invasive Transoral Surgery

Hall, Stephen ;   Rathbone, Daniel ;   Kini, Rahul ;   Guertler, Charlotte ;   Duchesneau, Randall ;   Paskhover, Boris ;   Zinter, Joseph ;   Fan, Richard

Tags Design and developmentInnovationHuman factors

We present the design of a novel surgical device for minimally invasive transoral surgeries. The device is intended for procedures at the base...

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Development of Far-Field RF Energy Harvesting Systems

Newman, Olivia ;   Mei, Henry ;   Irazoqui, Pedro

Tags Implantable systemsImplantable technologiesWireless sensors and systems

This study explores three antennas and two rectifier designs for far-field RF powering for use in implantable devices to enable...

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Development of IVIM for Perfusion Measurement in Thermal Therapies

Ranmuthu, Shalini ;   Fahrenholtz, Samuel

Tags Diffusion-tensor and diffusion-spectrum imaging

This study aims to find a feasible method of deriving relevant perfusion parameters from image data taken using Intravoxel incoherent motion...

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Effects of Pore Size on Mechanical Properties and Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Behavior in Bioglass Composite Scaffolds

Vissers, Caroline

Tags Functional biomaterialsFabrication of cell seeded scaffoldsStem cells and tissue morphogenesis

Composite scaffolds incorporating minerals such as hydroxyapatite (HA), ?-tricalcium phosphate (TCP), or bioactive glass (Bioglass 45S®, BG)...

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Electrical Impedance Tomography by a Small Electrode Array Sheet

Kobayashi, Masayuki ;   Harano, Masahiro ;   Uto, Sadahito

Tags Electrical impedance imaging techniquesElectrical source imaging techniquesCardiac imaging and image analysis

Previously, an electrode array sheet was produced and an electrocardiogram (ECG) mapping was performed by it. The 45 commercial electrodes...

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HRV Responses of Negative Emotion for Social Network User

Chiu, Mian-Jhong ;   Hsieh, Dai-Ling ;   Hsiao, Tzu-Chien ;   Yip, Bak-Sau

Tags Signal processing in physiological systemsTime-frequency analysis of biosignalsBiomedical signal classification

This research investigated the relationship between Internet addiction, social interaction for example, and physiological signals. Some studies...

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Integrated Effects of Meal and Exercise Type on a Novel Blood Glucose Regulation Model: Implications for Diabetes Control

Schunk, Sofie ;   Winters, Jack

Tags Physiological systemsModeling of biomolecular system pathwaysMass transfer

A novel nonlinear model for blood glucose regulation is presented consisting of 3 compartments for glucose (blood, muscle tissue, non-muscle...

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Mimicking Light Transmission in the Eye: Photochromic Contact Lens

Szlachta, David ;   Shareef, Farah ;   Contreras, Genesis ;   Chen, Andrew ;   Cho, Michael

Tags Surface modification of biomaterialsFabrication of cell seeded scaffoldsCell seeding in engineered scaffolds

The human iris dynamically controls the amount of light reaching the retina for sight. Patients with iris conditions suffer from glare, light...

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Mobile System for Self-Monitoring of Asthma

Ou, Teresa Y. ;   Amoh, Justice ;   Khurana, Malika ;   Yadav, Vibhu ;   Odame, Kofi

Tags Acoustic sensors and systemsLow power, wireless sensing methodsWearable systems

A wearable device for self-monitoring of asthma symptoms is introduced. Experimental results from an early prototype show that the proposed...

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MR Image Enhancement Via Adaptive Guided Filtering

Liang, Kai-Wen ;   Wu, Yen-Chen ;   Huang, Yun-An ;   Chen, Jyh-Horng ;   Wang, Yu-Chiang Frank

Tags Contrast-enhanced dynamic MRIImage enhancementImage filtering

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On the Optimization of a Non-Linear Bayesian Filter for Surface EMG Drive Estimation

Tahmasebzadeh, Alireza ;   Nazarpour, Kianoush

Tags Nonlinear filteringAdaptive filteringData mining in biosignals

This paper reports results of optimization of the non-linear Bayesian filter proposed in [1] to estimate the neural drive that generates...

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OpenMP NPAG Algorithm

Keeter, S. Elliott ;   Neely, Michael ;   Yamada, Walter Mas

Tags Algorithms and techniques for systems modelingPK/PDParameter estimation

The non-Parametric Adaptive Grid (NPAG) algorithm is a nonlinear nonparametric maximum likelihood method for estimating population...

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Pupillometry Based System for ADD/ADHD Pharmacotherapy

Johnson, Austin ;   Morford, Michael ;   Hirsh, Robert ;   Head, Linda ;   Izzetoglu, Meltem

Tags Physiological monitoring devicesDesign and developmentProduct development process

In the present state of the art, there is no convenient, non-invasive, cost-effective way to quantify the pharmacodynamic effects of a...

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The Study of RSA and Mouse Expression of Positive Emotion

Chen, I-Fan ;   Hsieh, Dai-Ling ;   Hsiao, Tzu-Chien ;   Yip, Bak-Sau

Tags Connectivity measurementsTime-frequency analysis of biosignalsCoherence in biomedical signal processing

This research investigated the relationship among RSA, mouse expression, and positive emotion. Two groups of participants' facial expressions...

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Undetectable Force Sensors for Characterizing the Clinical Breast Exam

Laufer, Shlomi ;   Rasske, Kristen ;   Stopfer, Lauren ;   Kurzynski, Clair ;   Platner, Megan ;   Webster, John ;   Pugh, Carla

Tags Smart textile and clothesNew sensing techniquesBiolelectric sensors and sensor systems

In this study force sensors were developed and embedded in a clinical breast exam trainer. The sensors developed are very soft and flexible...

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