IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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• Front cover

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 0000101
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• IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering publication information

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 0000201
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Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 0100103
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• Some Consequences of Refusing to Participate in Peer Review

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 0200103
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The proliferation of journals has had an unexpected side effect: it is now difficult to find qualified reviewers willing to devote the time necessary for assessing journal contributions. Although it is difficult to find data, most scientists involved in the academic world have their inboxes deluged with a cornucopia of invitations to submit to new journals, speak at conferences (as a keynote, for ... View full abstract»

• Development of a Compact Rectenna for Wireless Powering of a Head-Mountable Deep Brain Stimulation Device

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1500113
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Design of a rectangular spiral planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) at 915 MHz for wireless power transmission applications is proposed. The antenna and rectifying circuitry form a rectenna, which can produce dc power from a distant radio frequency energy transmitter. The generated dc power is used to operate a low-power deep brain stimulation pulse generator. The proposed antenna has the dimensions o... View full abstract»

• ${mbi{mu }}$-Foil Polymer Electrode Array for Intracortical Neural Recordings

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1500207
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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We have developed a multichannel electrode array-termed μ-foil-that comprises ultrathin and flexible electrodes protruding from a thin foil at fixed distances. In addition to allowing some of the active sites to reach less compromised tissue, the barb-like protrusions that also serves the purpose of anchoring the electrode array into the tissue. This paper is an early evaluation of technica... View full abstract»

• RFID Tag Helix Antenna Sensors for Wireless Drug Dosage Monitoring

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1700108
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Miniaturized helix antennas are integrated with drug reservoirs to function as RFID wireless tag sensors for real-time drug dosage monitoring. The general design procedure of this type of biomedical antenna sensors is proposed based on electromagnetic theory and finite element simulation. A cost effective fabrication process is utilized to encapsulate the antenna sensor within a biocompatible pack... View full abstract»

• Automated Lung Segmentation and Image Quality Assessment for Clinical 3-D/4-D-Computed Tomography

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800110
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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4-D-computed tomography (4DCT) provides not only a new dimension of patient-specific information for radiation therapy planning and treatment, but also a challenging scale of data volume to process and analyze. Manual analysis using existing 3-D tools is unable to keep up with vastly increased 4-D data volume, automated processing and analysis are thus needed to process 4DCT data effectively and e... View full abstract»

• Accurate and Fully Automatic Hippocampus Segmentation Using Subject-Specific 3D Optimal Local Maps Into a Hybrid Active Contour Model

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800116
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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Assessing the structural integrity of the hippocampus (HC) is an essential step toward prevention, diagnosis, and follow-up of various brain disorders due to the implication of the structural changes of the HC in those disorders. In this respect, the development of automatic segmentation methods that can accurately, reliably, and reproducibly segment the HC has attracted considerable attention ove... View full abstract»

• Gastric Contraction Imaging System Using a 3-D Endoscope

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800208
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This paper presents a gastric contraction imaging system for assessment of gastric motility using a 3-D endoscope. Gastrointestinal diseases are mainly based on morphological abnormalities. However, gastrointestinal symptoms are sometimes apparent without visible abnormalities. One of the major factors for these diseases is abnormal gastrointestinal motility. For assessment of gastric motility, a ... View full abstract»

• Spatial Mutual Information as Similarity Measure for 3-D Brain Image Registration

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800308
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Information theoretic-based similarity measures, in particular mutual information, are widely used for intermodal/intersubject 3-D brain image registration. However, conventional mutual information does not consider spatial dependency between adjacent voxels in images, thus reducing its efficacy as a similarity measure in image registration. This paper first presents a review of the existing attem... View full abstract»

• Constrained ${rm T}p{rm V}$ Minimization for Enhanced Exploitation of Gradient Sparsity: Application to CT Image Reconstruction

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800418
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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Exploiting sparsity in the image gradient magnitude has proved to be an effective means for reducing the sampling rate in the projection view angle in computed tomography (CT). Most of the image reconstruction algorithms, developed for this purpose, solve a nonsmooth convex optimization problem involving the image total variation (TV). The TV seminorm is the ℓ1 norm of the image ... View full abstract»

• Quantitative Assessment of Single-Image Super-Resolution in Myocardial Scar Imaging

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800512
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Single-image super resolution is a process of obtaining a high-resolution image from a set of low-resolution observations by signal processing. While super resolution has been demonstrated to improve image quality in scaled down images in the image domain, its effects on the Fourier-based image acquisition technique, such as MRI, remains unknown. We performed high-resolution ex vivo late gadoliniu... View full abstract»

• A Method to Standardize Quantification of Left Atrial Scar From Delayed-Enhancement MR Images

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800615
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) is an effective technique for detecting left atrial (LA) fibrosis both pre and postradiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Fixed thresholding models are frequently utilized clinically to segment and quantify scar in DE-MRI due to their simplicity. These methods fail to provide a standardized quantification due to int... View full abstract»

• Urine Flow Dynamics Through Prostatic Urethra With Tubular Organ Modeling Using Endoscopic Imagery

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800709
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Voiding dysfunction is common in the aged male population. However, the obstruction mechanism in the lower urinary tract and critical points for obstruction remains uncertain. The aim of this paper was to develop a system to investigate the relationship between voiding dysfunction and alteration of the shape of the prostatic urethra by processing endoscopic video images of the urethra and analyzin... View full abstract»

• The Effect of Light Conditions on Photoplethysmographic Image Acquisition Using a Commercial Camera

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800811
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Cameras embedded in consumer devices have previously been used as physiological information sensors. The waveform of the photoplethysmographic image (PPGi) signals may be significantly affected by the light spectra and intensity. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the performance of PPGi waveform acquisition in the red, green, and blue channels using a commercial camera in different light co... View full abstract»

• Monitoring and Analysis of Respiratory Patterns Using Microwave Doppler Radar

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1800912
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Noncontact detection characteristic of Doppler radar provides an unobtrusive means of respiration detection and monitoring. This avoids additional preparations, such as physical sensor attachment or special clothing, which can be useful for certain healthcare applications. Furthermore, robustness of Doppler radar against environmental factors, such as light, ambient temperature, interference from ... View full abstract»

• Novel System for Real-Time Integration of 3-D Echocardiography and Fluoroscopy for Image-Guided Cardiac Interventions: Preclinical Validation and Clinical Feasibility Evaluation

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1900110
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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Real-time imaging is required to guide minimally invasive catheter-based cardiac interventions. While transesophageal echocardiography allows for high-quality visualization of cardiac anatomy, X-ray fluoroscopy provides excellent visualization of devices. We have developed a novel image fusion system that allows real-time integration of 3-D echocardiography and the X-ray fluoroscopy. The system wa... View full abstract»

• Pre to Intraoperative Data Fusion Framework for Multimodal Characterization of Myocardial Scar Tissue

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 1900211
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Merging multimodal information about myocardial scar tissue can help electrophysiologists to find the most appropriate target during catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. A framework is presented to analyze and combine information from delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) and electro-anatomical mapping data. Using this information, electrical, mechanical, and image-based... View full abstract»

• High-Frequency Oscillations Recorded on the Scalp of Patients With Epilepsy Using Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrodes

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2000111
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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Epilepsy is the second most prevalent neurological disorder (~1% prevalence) affecting ~67 million people worldwide with up to 75% from developing countries. The conventional electroencephalogram is plagued with artifacts from movements, muscles, and other sources. Tripolar concentric ring electrodes automatically attenuate muscle artifacts and provide improved signal quality. We performed basic e... View full abstract»

• A Device for Local or Remote Monitoring of Hand Rehabilitation Sessions for Rheumatic Patients

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2100111
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Current clinical practice suggests that recovering the hand functionality lost or reduced by injuries, interventions, and chronic diseases requires, beyond pharmacological treatments, a kinesiotherapic intervention. This form of rehabilitation consists of physical exercises adapted to the specific pathology. Its effectiveness is strongly dependent on the patient's adhesion to such a program. In th... View full abstract»

• Hardware Development and Locomotion Control Strategy for an Over-Ground Gait Trainer: NaTUre-Gaits

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2100209
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Therapist-assisted body weight supported (TABWS) gait rehabilitation was introduced two decades ago. The benefit of TABWS in functional recovery of walking in spinal cord injury and stroke patients has been demonstrated and reported. However, shortage of therapists, labor-intensiveness, and short duration of training are some limitations of this approach. To overcome these deficiencies, robotic-as... View full abstract»

• An adaptive home-use robotic rehabilitation system for the upper body

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2100310
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Robotic rehabilitation systems have been developed to treat musculoskeletal conditions, but limited availability prevents most patients from using them. The objective of this paper was to create a home-use robotic rehabilitation system. Data were obtained in real time from a Microsoft KinectTM and a wireless surface electromyograph system. Results from the KinectTM sensor wer... View full abstract»

• Controlling Knee Swing Initiation and Ankle Plantarflexion With an Active Prosthesis on Level and Inclined Surfaces at Variable Walking Speeds

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2100412
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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Improving lower-limb prostheses is important to enhance the mobility of amputees. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an impedance-based control strategy (consisting of four novel algorithms) for an active knee and ankle prosthesis and test its generalizability across multiple walking speeds, walking surfaces, and users. The four algorithms increased ankle stiffness throughout stance, decrea... View full abstract»

• Automatic Detection and Classification of Unsafe Events During Power Wheelchair Use

Publication Year: 2014, Article Sequence Number: 2100509
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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Using a powered wheelchair (PW) is a complex task requiring advanced perceptual and motor control skills. Unfortunately, PW incidents and accidents are not uncommon and their consequences can be serious. The objective of this paper is to develop technological tools that can be used to characterize a wheelchair user's driving behavior under various settings. In the experiments conducted, PWs are ou... View full abstract»

Aims & Scope

IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine's unique aim is to publish original work in the intersection of engineering and clinical translation. The journal's focus is interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers,healthcare providers, and industry and aims to publish results and best practices from these translational efforts.

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Meet Our Editors

Editors-in-Chief

Clifford C. Dacso MD MBA MPH
Research Chair of General Internal Medicine, The Methodist Hospital
Executive Director, Abramson Center for the Future of Health
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Atam P. Dhawan Ph.D
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Interim Dean
Albert Dorman Honors College New Jersey Institute of Technology