A Fast Tractography Visualization Tool using Modern OpenGL

Bonometti, Danilo ;   Osorio, Ignacio Javier ;   Duclap, Delphine ;   Lebois, Alice ;   Poupon, Cyril ;   Mangin, Jean-François ;   Guevara, Pamela

Tags Image visualizationDiffusion-tensor and diffusion-spectrum imaging

We present an application using modern OpenGL for tractography visualization allowing a fast and interactive manipulation. Different shading...

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A Low Cost 15-Day Body Temperature Monitoring Device

Mahdi, Sammy ;   Casson, Alexander James

Tags Thermal sensors and systemsWearable systemsPortable miniaturized systems

This paper describes a low cost 15-day body temperature monitoring device. Experimental results from a prototype device are presented, and...

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A Low-Cost Biomarker based SAW Biosensor Design for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

Okur, Bilal ;   Sisman, Alper

Tags Acoustic sensors and systems

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A Multisensory Mobile Integrated Insole System for the Early Detection of the Diabetic Foot

Al Shaibani, Fahad ;   Alangari, Haitham M. ;   Khalaf, Kinda

Tags Physiological monitoring devicesDevice alarm, alert, and communication systemsHealth technology management and assessment

Diabetic Foot, one of the most common and debilitating manifestations of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower...

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A Prototype Access Control System for the Integrated Clinical Environment

Bagshaw, Dylan ;   Arney, David ;   Krishnan, Shankar ;   Goldman, Julian

Tags BME undergraduate research

There is a need for increased medical device security to better protect patient safety, preserve privacy, and enable compliance with patient...

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A Systems Engineering Approach to Coronary Heart Disease

Mathews, Marc John ;   Mathews, Edward Henry

Tags Cardiovascular system modelingCoronary artery disease

An integrated systems engineering model of coronary heart disease (CHD) is developed. It leads to better insight into CHD and could be the...

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BMFLC Adaptive Filter for Detecting SSVEP in Noisy EEG Recordings

Mahdi, Sammy ;   Spasov, Simeon ;   Casson, Alexander James

Tags Adaptive filtering

Low-cost BCI systems often display poor SNR thus introducing a need for further signal conditioning. This paper presents a BMFLC...

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Body Area Network for Monitoring Physiological Condition of Human Body with Mobil Application

Gentry, Derek ;   Sabouni, Abas

Tags Mobile healthBody sensor networksMobile and wearable technologies for elderly

This senior design project explores the idea of implementing a new type of Body Area Network (BAN) that would allow smartphone users...

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Classification of Sitting Position by the IMU Built-In Neckband to Prevent Incorrect Posture

Oh, Hyuntaek ;   Ma, SangYong ;   Cho, Woo Hyeong ;   An, Hong-Sub ;   Shim, Hyeon-min ;   Lee, Sang Min

Tags Decision support methods and systemsPersonal health systemsPersonal/consumer health informatics

In this paper, an algorithm to classify sitting positions with PCA-SVM are proposed. Subjects wore the IMU built-in neckband. The changes on...

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Comparative Assessment of Methods for Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping on a Clinical Magnetic Resonance Data Set

Palombit, Alessandro ;   Castellaro, Marco ;   Tonietto, Matteo ;   Silvestri, Erica ;   Calabrese, Massimiliano ;   Bertoldo, Alessandra

Tags MR neuroimagingBrain image analysis

Different methods for quantitative susceptibility mapping were evaluated using 3T magnetic resonance images (MRI) obtained with two different...

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Detection of Foam Cells in Atherosclerotic Plaques via Entropy Analysis of IVOCT

Delao-Arevalo, Luis ;   Jo, Javier Antonio ;   Bojorges-Valdez, Erik Rene ;   Campos-Delgado, Daniel U.

Tags Optical coherence tomographyImage classification

This study introduce entropy ratio, obtained from Intra Vascular Optical Coherence Tomography, as a variable to characterize lipids and...

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Distinguishing Healthy Physiological from Parkinson's Tremor

Spasov, Simeon ;   Ozanyan, Krikor

Tags Adaptive filteringNonstationary processing of biomedical signals

Spectral classification methodologies have been employed to extract data from Parkinson’s tremors. However, the benefits of isolating healthy...

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Electromyography Analysis of the Effects of Chair Massage on the Back Musculature

Ezquerro García, Santiago ;   Morales, Ricardo, Ricardo ;   Díez Pomares, Jorge ;   Badesa, Francisco Javier, Javier ;   Sabater-Navarro, Jose Maria ;   Garcia-Aracil, Nicolas

Tags Health technology management and assessmentPhysiological monitoring devicesProduct development process

This paper presents an experimental study of the effects of a comercial massage chair in three different back muscles: cervical, dorsal and...

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Fuzzy Logic Recommendation Application for Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Estimation

Nguyen, Thi Anh Dao ;   Byun, Kihoon ;   Kim, Kyu-Sung ;   Lee, Sang Min ;   Kwon, Jang Woo ;   Kim, Dae Young

Tags Design and developmentSimulation, learning and trainingClinical testing/clinical trials

Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is an important biological reflex that controls eye movement to ensure clear vision while the head is in motion....

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Glucose Sensors for Diabetes Management: No Need of 24h Warm-Up Time by use of Bayes Estimation

Acciaroli, Giada ;   Vettoretti, Martina ;   Facchinetti, Andrea ;   Sparacino, Giovanni ;   Cobelli, Claudio

Tags Signal processing in physiological systems

Continuous glucose monitoring sensors for diabetes management still suffer from accuracy problems, especially in the first 24h of monitoring....

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Human Machine Interfaces by Means of Muscle Control

Werbiska, Andrews ;   Cardoso Rodrigues, Bruno Daniel ;   Julião, Univ.o ;   Lemes Ignêz, Lucas ;   Prado, André ;   Parro, Vanderlei C. ;   Lucchi, Julio C. ;   Castro, Maria Claudia F.

Tags Neuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applicationsRehabilitation - Wearable systems

This project aims the development of a Human Machine Interface (HMI) muscle control system. The HMI can vary from entertainment to medical...

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Identification of the Hyperelastic Material Properties of Intact Intervertebral Discs

Nazemzade, Nogol ;   Nikkhoo, Mohammad ;   Parnianpour, Mohammad ;   Wang, J.L. ;   Khalaf, Kinda

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsApplied tissue and organ models and motion analysis

The objective of this study was to determine the relevant hyperelastic properties of intact intervertebral discs under quasi-static...

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Improving the kNN Method for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Palacios Pawlovsky, Alberto ;   Akiyoshi, Takumi ;   Hasegawa, Junja ;   Asanuma, Akihiro

Tags Clinical engineering

Our work shows the results of applying data normalization to a kNN (k Nearest Neighbor) implementation for breast cancer diagnosis that...

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Influence of Bone Tissue Microstructure on Spatially-Resolved Optical Measurement

Toyoba, Atsushi ;   Niwayama, Masatsugu

Tags Physiological monitoring devicesHealth technology management and assessmentSafety

In this paper, we examined the effect of tissue microstructure on the spatially-resolved optical measurement estimation of bone health. As a...

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Look, Blink, Concentrate, and Control: A Simple Smart House Controller Composed of a Simple BCI, ECHONET Lite and a Smart Glass with a Function of Object Recognition

Otsuka, Yuya ;   Ishii, Genki ;   Saeki, Shunichi ;   Imanara, Shohei ;   Horie, Ryota

Tags Brain-computer/machine interfaceRehabilitation - Wearable systemsBrain functional imaging - EEG

To realize Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) working in smart houses, fuss-free targeting of control objects becomes a key point, because a...

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Low Cost Instrumentation for Electrical Impedance Tomography in Biomedical Applications

Wu, Hancong ;   Jia, Jiabin ;   Smith, Stewart

Tags Biolelectric sensors and sensor systemsBioelectric sensing methodsBiological sensors and systems

This paper reports the design, implementation and testing of a portable and inexpensive bio-impedance measurement system intended for...

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Measurement of Wide-Range Optical Properties for Biological Tissue using Laser Rangefinder and Reflectance Profile

Kitagawa, Kazuki ;   Niwayama, Masatsugu

Tags Biological sensors and systemsBiolelectric sensors and sensor systemsAcoustic sensors and systems

We developed optical properties measurement system using spatially-resolved methods and optical path length measured with laser rangefinder....

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Multi-Agents based Architecture for Designing Visual Intelligent Healthcare Monitoring System

Ellouzi, Hamdi ;   Ltifi, Hela ;   Ben Ayed, Mounir

Tags Medical decision makingStructured data visualizationMining clinical data

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Myoelectric Dynamic Orthosis for the Elbow

Alves, Wandyr da Silva ;   Castro, Maria Claudia F.

Tags Rehabilitation - Wearable systemsRehabilitation - RoboticsNeuromuscular systems - EMG processing and applications

This project aims to develop a dynamic elbow orthosis controlled by myoelectric signal. The mechanical system was constructed based on a 3D...

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New Approaches to Design of Artificial Sphincters

Hammoudeh, Sarah ;   Al Zaabi, Lateefa ;   Abu Sal, Heba ;   Al Amri, Intissar ;   Alawi, Mulook ;   Hani, Saleh ;   Stefanini, Cesare ;   McGloughlin, Tim

Tags Prosthetic limbs, devices, and related appliances and aides

Urinary Stress Incontinence (USI) is a major quality of life issue for large numbers of both male and female sufferers. The most widely used...

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Noninvasive in Vivo Estimation of the Human Aortic Stress-Strain Relationship

Tzortzi, Marianna ;   Golemati, Spyretta ;   Li, Ronny ;   Russo, Cesare ;   Konofagou, Elisa

Tags Cardiovascular system modelingCardiovascular models

In this paper, the stress-strain relationship was estimated in 3 human aortas, using methods previously applied to murine arteries. Stress was...

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Optimal Probe Design of Spatially-Resolved NIRS for Stomach Tissues

Tomimatsu, Keisuke ;   Niwayama, Masatsugu

Tags Product development processDesign and developmentHuman factors

We examined optimal condition to measure stomach tissues by NIRS. The reflected light intensity distribution of the samples was measured by...

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Phase Type Survival Tree Analysis for Characterising the Weather Effects on the Patient's Length of Stay

Attard, Natasha ;   Garg, Lalit ;   Calleja, Neville ;   Distefano, Alexandra

Tags Decision support methods and systemsHealth information systems

The patients’ Length of Stay (LOS) depends on many factors, such as the changes in the weather. This study uses Coxian phase-type...

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Piezoelectric Non-Invasive Pulse Wave Analyzer

Madhusudana, Pavan ;   Gopal, Govind ;   Suresha, Pradyumna ;   S, Harisankar ;   Navaneet, KL ;   Vijayasenan, Deepu

Tags Low power, wireless sensing methodsPortable miniaturized systems

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Project of a Software Solution to Integrate Medication Adherance, Diet Recommendation, Physical Activity Support and Monitorisation of Vital Parameters in Order to Improve Survival and Quality of Life in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Plesoianu, Alexandru Florin ;   Ple?oianu, Carmen Elena

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingAssistive technology for the ageing population

In the global context of cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death worldwide, we propose a device that assists patients in the...

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Robotic Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation: Randomized Study as a Joint Tool to Inpatient Rehabilitation in Subacute Stroke

Ezquerro García, Santiago ;   Lledó Pérez, Luís Daniel ;   Díez Pomares, Jorge ;   Bertomeu-Motos, Arturo ;   Sabater-Navarro, Jose Maria ;   Garcia-Aracil, Nicolas ;   García Manzanares, María Dolores

Tags RehabilitationRehabilitation - RoboticsRehabilitation - Stroke

This paper presents an experimental study of the effects of the robot-aided neurorehabilitation therapies in the upper limbs with PUPArm...

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Simulation of External Pacing and Arrhythmia Management: A Novel Training Experience

Datsikas, Christopher ;   Carrillo, Alejandro ;   Emerson, Maxwell ;   Rockwood, Amy ;   Torres, Andrea ;   Sudikoff, Stephanie ;   Zheng, Ying ;   Zinter, Joseph

Tags Simulation for cardiac arrhythmiaPacemakers

Proper operation of a temporary external pacemaker is critical in treating patients who undergo open-heart surgery. However, an appropriate...

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Structural Breaks in Heart Rate Variability Time Series

Introini, Monica ;   Rocha, Ana Paula

Tags Heart rate variability

The detection of structural breaks in signal processing and time series analysis is a relevant problem in various biomedical applications. We...

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The Comparison of EEG between Element School Students with and without Mathematical Learning Disabilities

Liu, Shing-Hong ;   Huang, Jay ;   Wang, Jia-Jung

Tags Human performance - CognitionHuman performance - Attention and vigilanceBrain functional imaging - EEG

The goal of this study is to compare electroencephalogram (EEG) between the element school students whose age were 11 to 12 years with and...

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Time-Resolved Transmittance Measurement for Biological Tissues with a High Time-Resolution CMOS Lock-In Pixel Imager

Sobue, Keita ;   Seo, Min-Woong ;   Niwayama, Masatsugu ;   Kagawa, Keiichiro ;   Yasutomi, Keita ;   Kawahito, Shoji

Tags Near infra-red spectroscopyOptical imaging

We have been developed a time-resolved CMOS image sensor with the lock-in pixels. The developed imager achieves a very high time-resolution of...

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Using Fuzzy Logic for Usability Evaluation of Medical Visualization

Amri, Saber ;   Ltifi, Hela ;   Ben Ayed, Mounir

Tags Structured data visualizationPatient stratificationMedical decision making

In this paper we describe a medical visualization evaluation method based on the fuzzy logic technique. The proposed method consists of...

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Using MATLAB® Platform for Image Segmentation and FEM-Compatible Triangular Surface Mesh Generation – Vertebral Column of Visible Human Project– Female

Helderman, Alex ;   Thang, Niang Suan ;   Dolma, Tsering ;   Trinh, Thai ;   Piazza, Matthew ;   Zhang, Jinwei ;   Yanamadala, Janakinadh ;   Makarov, Sergey

Tags Image segmentationImage feature extractionVolume rendering

The present poster introduces a simple workflow for basic image segmentation and surface mesh generation compatible with FEM (Finite Element...

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