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Issue 6 • Nov.-Dec. 2000

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  • EMBS Awards

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 21
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  • Biomedical engineering: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):23 - 28
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    Today, biomedical engineering (BME) in tertiary medical care involves functions such as: medical monitoring (e.g., PET visualization of brain receptors to identify neuronal dysfunction); medical diagnosis (e.g., computer-aided echocardiographic texture analysis to detect myocardial infarcts); radiation therapy (for cancer treatment); organ-support (e.g., peritoneal dialysis); therapeutic function ... View full abstract»

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  • Glucose monitoring using implanted fluorescent microspheres

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):36 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (10)
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    The authors are working toward a minimally invasive means for diabetics to better monitor glucose levels. A fiber-optic probe was fabricated for delivery and collection of light to an implanted sensor. The probe and associated optical system has high sensitivity and allows for flexible, remote measurements. The system was used to collect data with sensor solutions similar to what is envisioned for... View full abstract»

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  • Finite element modeling of the neuron-electrode interface

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):46 - 52
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    The electrical contact between an embedded microelectrode and a cultured neuron depends on the geometry of the neuron-electrode interface. The contact is improved when the electrode is covered, or sealed, completely by the neuron. In this article, the finite element method is proposed as a tool for modeling the electrical properties of the neuron-electrode interface. This method permits numerical ... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of shoulder stability on endpoint stiffness

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):53 - 58
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    Considers how unconstrained trunk and shoulder movements influence the control of arm mechanics. The goal of this study was to determine how the net mechanical properties of the endpoint of the arm are affected by changes in trunk support. Specifically, the authors examined endpoint stiffness properties. Endpoint stiffness describes the relationship between externally imposed displacements of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Noninvasive early detection of focal cerebral ischemia

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):74 - 81
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    Describes analyzing somatosensory evoked potentials for detecting cerebral injury in its earlier phases. Cerebral vascular diseases (CVDs) are significant factors in causing morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis is the key to rapid recovery and improve prognosis. Most CVDs are associated with brain ischemia/hypoxia, making ischemic cerebral vascular disease a major concern. A noninvasive techni... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing head models by computation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):82 - 87
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    A new method that considers the head as an inhomogeneous object consisting of many small homogeneous elements is presented. The authors consider the feasibility of including the inhomogeneity of head tissue conductivity in developing a general framework for constructing a head model for forward and backward computation. The new method proposed here takes the inherent inhomogeneity of the head tiss... View full abstract»

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  • Antenatal fetal risk assessment by blood-flow velocity waveforms

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):88 - 93
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    The purpose of this article is to study a system for antepartum fetal evaluation. The task is to investigate the Doppler ultrasound measurements of the umbilical artery and the cerebral artery to relate the health status of a fetus by using discriminant functions of pattern recognition. The authors then analyze the individual effects of various blood-flow velocity waveforms using principal compone... View full abstract»

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  • Syntactic pattern recognition for X-ray diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):94 - 105
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    Presents new algorithms used for the recognition of morphologic lesions of selected abdominal organs shown in X-ray images. These methods are aimed to facilitate diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (PC) and chronic pancreatitis (CP), based on the analysis of X-ray images acquired by endoscopic retrograde cholangio- pancreatography (ERCP). This method uses catherization of the major duodenal (Vater's) p... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering a more accessible world

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):59 - 65
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    Presents the results of the 2000 RESNA student scientific paper and student design competitions. The following topics are dealt with: feasibility of restoring shoulder function in high level tetraplegia; proactive balance while maintaining a stationary wheelie; excursion and stroke frequency differences between manual wheelchair propulsion and pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchair propulsion... View full abstract»

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  • Temperature-compensated bioimpedance system for estimating body composition

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):66 - 73
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    The influence of temperature variation on segmental fat-free mass estimation is considered. A bioelectrical impedance measurement system with temperature compensation is proposed for estimation of segmental body composition. A segmental conductor model of the human body is also proposed, consisting of eight conductors. The system is also designed with a user-friendly graphic interface for ease of ... View full abstract»

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  • Pulse type classification by varying contact pressure

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):106 - 110
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    The pulse has long been used as a fundamental tool for diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine. It is generally classified dichotomously as fast or slow, tense or tender, floating or sinking, large or small, empty or full, etc., with each term reflecting a personal constituent or condition of the body. Diagnosis by traditional pulse analysis requires long experience and a high level of skill, an... View full abstract»

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  • Aspects of nerve conduction

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):111 - 118
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    Myelinated axons have been developed as a solution to the problem of increasing the velocity of conduction of the action potential (AP) along the axon while keeping the axon diameter small. In the best engineering tradition, the solution is simple, elegant, and highly effective. The article explores this and other aspects of nerve conduction that are of interest from an engineering standpoint. View full abstract»

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