IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

Issue 4 • April 1982

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  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editorial Electronic Aspects of Modern Prostheses

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):221 - 222
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  • Talking with Computers: Synthesis and Recognition of Speech by Machines

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):223 - 232
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    Humans find speech a convenient and efficient means for communicating infonnation. Machines, in contrast, prefer the symbols of assemblers and compilers-exchanged, typically, in printed form through a computer terminal. If computers could be given human-like abilities for voice communication, their value and ease of use for humans would increase. The ubiquitous telephone would take on more of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Review of Current Status of Cochlear Prostheses

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):233 - 238
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (6)
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    This paper reviews the present status of cochlear prostheses which operate by direct electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. Over 200 cochlear prostheses have now been implanted. Recent results indicate that surprisingly good speech discrimination results are possible in favorable cases with single channel systems. Full speech comprehension, however, probably requires more complete spectral ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics and the Diabetic

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):239 - 248
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (7)
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    Diabetes is a major worldwide health problem with an economic impact of billions of dollars annualiy. Electronics, principally pally in the role of control for insulin infusion systems, offer the promise of improving the treatment of diabetes. This review analyzes the role of insulin delivery systems in terms of infusion site, glucose monitoring, implantation, and other aspects. In addition, other... View full abstract»

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  • Development of the Utah Artificial Arm

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):249 - 269
    Cited by:  Papers (124)  |  Patents (10)
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    The development of a practical multifunction, electronically controlled artificial arm is an extremely complex undertaking. Various technical factors such as the limited capability of man-made components, together with problems in the development of adequate control systems, impair the ultimate performance of any prosthesis. Also, nontechnical problems in clinical, marketing, and economic areas st... View full abstract»

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  • Physiological Stimulators: From Electric Fish to Programmable Implants

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):270 - 284
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (1)
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    The application of electricity to the human body for medical purposes probably predates written history. Less venerable, but far more practical, is the delivery of electricity to internal cellular structures from signal generators placed within the body. The human cardiovascular system and the central nervous system were the filrst to benefit from commercially available implantable stimulators. Th... View full abstract»

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  • New Developments in Mobility and Orientation Aids for the Blind

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):285 - 289
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (1)
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    An overview of both early and recent developments in artificial aids for blind orientation and mobility is presented. Most aids developed previously fall into the category of "mobility aids" intended to sense obstacles in or near the traveler's immediate path. The more global problem of absolute orientation and navigation has not been well addressed by researchers in electronic aids, but this situ... View full abstract»

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  • Miniature Implantable Tantalum/Tantalum Oxide Stimulating Electrodes

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):290 - 292
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (3)
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    Methods for fabricating miniature capacitor-type Ta/Ta2O5 stimulating electrodes suitable for intracortical implantation were developed. In vitro studies have shown them to be stable for over 1000 h of continuous pulsing. An in vivo study performed elsewhere has reported that they are safe, effective, and more stable than conventional metallic electrodes. View full abstract»

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  • Tactile Artificial Sight: Segmentation of Images for Scene Simplification

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):293 - 299
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    Aiming at designing the image processing unit of a visual prosthesis for sight handicapped, an efficient picture simplification scheme for tactile outputs is proposed. Some psychological considerations are given to help in its development. A new simple and robust segmentation method which combines the advantages of both the classical edge and region approaches is introduced. This method uses, on t... View full abstract»

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  • Electrocutaneous Stimulation for Sensory Communication in Rehabilitation Engineering

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):300 - 308
    Cited by:  Papers (87)  |  Patents (1)
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    Physiological and psychophysical functions underlying electrocutaneous stimulation are discussed, including a comparative review of stimulus parameters and coding formats. Procedures are recommended for implementing electrotactile displays and for generating reliable, painfree sensations with a useful communications bandwidth. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Statement of Editorial Policy

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 308-a
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    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 308b
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IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering contains basic and applied papers dealing with biomedical engineering. Papers range from engineering development in methods and techniques with biomedical applications to experimental and clinical investigations with engineering contributions.

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Bin He
University of Minnesota