A Continuum Body Force Sensor Designed for Flexible Surgical Robotic Devices

Noh, Yohan ;   Secco, Emanuele Lindo ;   Sareh, Sina ;   Wurdemann, Helge Arne ;   Faragasso, Angela ;   Back, Junghwan ;   Liu, Hongbin ;   Sklar, Elizabeth I. ;   Althoefer, Kaspar

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

This paper presents a novel three-axis force sensor based on optical photo interrupters and integrated with the robot arm STIFF-FLOP...

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Analysis of Dual-Task Elderly Gait Using Wearable Plantar-Pressure Insoles and Accelerometer

Howcroft, Jennifer Dawn ;   Lemaire, Edward ;   Kofman, Jonathan ;   McIlroy, William E.

Tags New sensing techniquesBody sensor networks and telemetric systemsWearable systems

Dual-task gait allows assessment of impaired executive function and mobility control in older individuals, which are risk factors of falls. This...

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Android-Based Video Game Task for Objective Fatigue Monitoring

Apker, Gregory ;   Doty, Tracy Jill ;   Canady, Jonroy ;   Kellihan, Bret ;   McDowell, Kaleb

Tags Physiological monitoringNew sensing techniques

Objective measurement of an individual's fatigue level can be difficult as surveys and questionnaires can be monotonous and potentially...

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Calibration of a 3D Endoscopic System based on Active Stereo Method for Shape Measurement of Biological Tissues and Specimen

Furukawa, Ryo ;   Aoyama, Masahito ;   Hiura, Shinsaku ;   Aoki, Hirooki ;   Kominami, Yoko ;   Sanomura, Yoji ;   Yoshida, Shigeto ;   Tanaka, Shinji ;   Sagawa, Ryusuke ;   Kawasaki, Hiroshi

Tags New sensing techniquesOptical and photonic sensors and systems

For endoscopic medical treatment, measuring the size and shape of the lesion, such as a tumor, is important for the improvement of diagnostic...

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Development of a Diagnostic Device to Detect Different Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Phenotypes in Medically Relevant Contexts

Ward, Andrew C ;   Tucker, Nicholas P ;   Connolly, Patricia

Tags Chemo/bio-sensing techniquesNew sensing techniquesBiological sensors and systems

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, widely present in the environment, is well known for its ability to cause infection in immune compromised individuals....

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Development of New Muscle Contraction Sensor to Replace sEMG for Using in Muscles Analysis Fields

Zhang, Di ;   Matsuoka, Yusuke ;   Kong, Weisheng ;   Imtiaz, Usama ;   Bartolomeo, Luca ;   Cosentino, Sarah ;   Zecca, Massimiliano ;   Sessa, Salvatore ;   Ishii, Hiroyuki ;   Takanishi, Atsuo

Tags New sensing techniquesBiological sensors and systemsBody sensor networks and telemetric systems

Nowadays, the technologies for detecting, processing and interpreting bioelectrical signals have improved tremendously. In particular, surface...

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Dielectrophoresis-Based Classification of Cells Using Multi-Target Multiple-Hypothesis Tracking

Dickerson, Samuel J. ;   Chiarulli, Donald ;   Levitan, Steven ;   Carthel, Craig ;   Coraluppi, Stefano

Tags New sensing techniquesBioelectric sensing methodsMicrototal analysis and lab-on-chip systems

In this paper we present a novel methodology for classifying cells by using a combination of dielectrophoresis, image tracking and...

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Estimating Surgical Needle Deflection with Printed Strain Gauges

Hammond, Frank L. ;   Smith, Michael ;   Wood, Robert

Tags Mechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

The ability to track surgical needle deflection during procedures such as therapeutic drug delivery, biopsies, and medical device implantation...

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Fundamentals of Plasmonic Communication for in Vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks

Jornet, Josep Miquel

Tags New sensing techniquesBody sensor networks and telemetric systemsBio-nano technology

In vivo wireless nanosensor networks (iWNSNs) consist of nanosized communicating devices, which can operate inside the human body in real...

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Internet of Personal Monitoring Things

Abraham, Jose

Tags Wearable systemsNew sensing techniquesWireless sensors and systems

Internet of Personal Monitoring Things (IoPMT) is evolving as a network of intelligent wearable sensors that monitor human health and...

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Leveraging Intensive Longitudinal Data to Better Understand Health Behaviors

Timms, Kevin ;   Martin, Cesar ;   Rivera, Daniel ;   Hekler, Eric ;   Riley, William

Tags New sensing techniquesWearable systemsPhysiological monitoring

Behavioral scientists have historically relied on static modeling methodologies. The rise in mobile and wearable sensors has made intensive...

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Measurement of Signal Use and Vehicle Turns As Indication of Driver Cognition

Wallace, Raymond Bruce ;   Goubran, Rafik A. ;   Knoefel, Frank-Dietrich

Tags Physiological monitoringNew sensing techniquesIntegrated sensor systems

This paper uses data analytics to provide a method for the measurement of a key driving task, turn signal usage as a measure of an...

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Miniaturization of Photoacoustic Cell for Smart Endoscope to Improve Sensitivity

Wadamori, Naoki

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

Ultrathin endoscopes, such as transnasal endoscopes, have been developed to alleviate discomfort during diagnosis and therapy. However, their...

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Modeling the Magnetic Disturbance of Pulsatile Blood Flow in a Static Magnetic Field

Atalla, Ashraf ;   Nagarkar, Kaustubh ;   Ashe, Jeffrey

Tags New sensing techniquesMagnetic sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoring

Non-invasive continuous monitoring of blood flow may be particularly valuable for early detection of different anomalies such as hypovolemia...

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Modelling and Design of a Capacitive Touch Sensor for Urinary Tract Infection Detection at the Point-Of-Care

Rodrigues Barbosa, C├ítia Sofia ;   Dong, Tao

Tags New sensing techniquesBioelectric sensing methodsPhysiological monitoring

Due to great use of touchscreens in mobile telephones and other electronic devices, there has been great evolution in this technology. Its...

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Multi-Channel LED Light Source for Fluorescent Agent Aided Minimally Invasive Surgery

Ren, Jiacheng ;   Venugopalan, Janani ;   Xu, Jian ;   Kairdolf, Brad ;   Wang, May D.

Tags New sensing techniquesPortable miniaturized systems

Cancer is one of the most common and deadly diseases around the world. Amongst all the different treatments of cancer such as surgery,...

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Multimodal Flexible Sensor for Healthcare Systems

Ho, Van ;   Imai, Sho ;   Hirai, Shinichi

Tags Smart textile and clothesNew sensing techniquesMechanical sensors and systems

This paper describes potential applications of our previously developed fabric sensor into wearable healthcare or nursing systems based on...

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MWCNTs-Like Protection Layer Formation on Bacterial Cellulose Bundles As a Potential Material for Suspended Resonator

Lee, Yin Tung ;   Qiu, Xing ;   Yung, Pun To

Tags Micro- and nano-technologyMicro- and nano-sensorsNew sensing techniques

Suspended carbon naotubes (CNTs) resonator is a sensitive detector for chemical and biological applications. Small sizes of CNTs can enhance...

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New Heart Rate Sensing in Sleep Using the Flexible RF Resonator

Kim, Sung Woo ;   Hong, Seung Bum ;   Kim, Deok Won ;   An, Yong-Jun ;   Yook, Jong Gwan

Tags Wearable systemsNew sensing techniquesPhysiological monitoring

A novel technology of the wrist pulse detection was suggested in this study. It was based on electromagnetic near field variation of the...

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Non Invasive Method to Detect the Changes of Glucose Concentration in Whole Blood Using Photometric Technique

Rajan, Shiny Amala Priya ;   Towe, Bruce

Tags Biological sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

A non-invasive method is developed to monitor rapid changes in blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. The system depends on an optical cell...

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Non-Invasive Mechanical Characterization of Adherent Cells

Park, Kidong ;   Bashir, Rashid

Tags New sensing techniquesMechanical sensors and systemsBiological sensors and systems

Mechanical properties reflects various cellular properties and it is of primary concern to characterize them with high-throughput. In this...

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Production of Demonstration Machine of a Practical Use-Oriented, Electrically Powered Prosthesis Using Flex Sensor for Amputated Upper Limb

Mito, Misaki ;   Mori, Takahiko ;   Tanaka, Yuya ;   Yoshikawa, Kenichi ;   Katane, Daisuke ;   Torishima, Hiroyuki ;   Shimizu, Yukiyo ;   Hara, Yuki

Tags Biological sensors and systemsBioelectric sensing methodsNew sensing techniques

A practical use-oriented, electrically powered prosthesis using the technology of the aviation part manufacturer has been built with a view to...

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Single-Phase Dielectrophoretic and Electrorotation Studies Using Three Dimensional Electrodes for Cell Characterization

Taruvai Kalyana Kumar, Rajeshwari ;   Cherukuri, Kavya ;   Prasad, Shalini

Tags Micrototal analysis and lab-on-chip systemsMicrofluidic techniques, methods and systemsNew sensing techniques

A novel electrokinetic approach using single-phase electrorotation for the label-free manipulation and characterization of biological cells is...

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The Kunming CalFit Study: Modeling Dietary Behavioral Patterns Using Smartphone Data

Seto, Edmund ;   Hua, Jenna ;   Wu, Lemuel ;   Bestick, Aaron ;   Shia, Victor ;   Eom, Sue ;   Han, Jay ;   Wang, May ;   Li, Yan

Tags Physiological monitoringMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

Human behavioral interventions aimed at improving health can benefit from objective wearable sensor data and mathematical models....

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Tongue-Supported Human-Computer Interaction Systems: A Review

Khan, Masood Mehmood ;   Sherazi, Hammad Iqbal ;   Quain, Rohan

Tags New sensing techniquesWearable systemsOptical and photonic sensors and systems

The tongue can substitute human sensory systems and has been used as a medium of input to help impaired patients communicate with the...

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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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Viscosity Effect on the Brownian Relaxation Based Detection for Immunoassay Applications

Wu, Kai ;   Yu, Lina ;   Zheng, Xiqian ;   Wang, Yi ;   Feng, Yinglong ;   Tu, Liang ;   Wang, Jian-Ping

Tags Biological sensors and systemsBioelectric sensing methodsNew sensing techniques

Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) coated with Protein-G have been a model system to be used in different antibodies binding study. It is highly...

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Wireless Impedance Measurements for Monitoring Peripheral Vascular Disease

Celinskis, Dmitrijs ;   Towe, Bruce

Tags New sensing techniquesLow power, wireless sensing methodsAcoustic sensors and systems

Wireless microdevices powered by ultrasound energy have been fabricated to measure and telemeter tissue impedance spectrums for...

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