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In medicine, a prosthesis, prosthetic, or prosthetic limb is an artificial device extension that replaces a missing body part. (Wikipedia.org)






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2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed.

  • 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society covers a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by PubMed and EI. Prop

  • 2012 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2011 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc.

  • 2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2009 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The general theme of EMBC'08 is "Personalized Healthcare through Technology", covering a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical and clinical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. Transfer of research results from academia to industry will also be a focus of the conference.

  • 2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)


IECON 2014 - 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Applications of power electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and nanotechnology in electrification of automotive, military, biomedical, and utility industries.


2013 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME)

The objective of CME 2013 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators,engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of biomedical engineering to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

  • 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME)

    The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners from diverse fields to stimulate future research and development of new theory, approaches, and tools in the field of Complex Medical Engineering.

  • 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME)

    The objective of CME 2012 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators,engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of biomedical engineering to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

  • 2011 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering - CME 2011

    The objective of CME 2011 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of biomedical engineering to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

  • 2010 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering - CME 2010

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2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2013)

The conference presents the latest results from world leading research labs and clinics in the field of rehabilitation robotics. A special focus is on clinical evaluation and promotion of interaction between engineers, clinicians and therapists.


2013 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA)

The objective of ICMA 2013 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation and sensors to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions.


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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A) bridges the theory and practice of computer graphics. From specific algorithms to full system implementations, CG&A offers a strong combination of peer-reviewed feature articles and refereed departments, including news and product announcements. Special Applications sidebars relate research stories to commercial development. Cover stories focus on creative applications of the technology by an artist or ...


Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on

Theory and applications of industrial electronics and control instrumentation science and engineering, including microprocessor control systems, high-power controls, process control, programmable controllers, numerical and program control systems, flow meters, and identification systems.


Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Rehabilitation aspects of biomedical engineering, including functional electrical stimulation, acoustic dynamics, human performance measurement and analysis, nerve stimulation, electromyography, motor control and stimulation, and hardware and software applications for rehabilitation engineering and assistive devices.




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Source Selection for Real-Time User Intent Recognition Toward Volitional Control of Artificial Legs

Fan Zhang; He Huang IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2013

Various types of data sources have been used to recognize user intent for volitional control of powered artificial legs. However, there is still a debate on what exact data sources are necessary for accurately and responsively recognizing the user's intended tasks. Motivated by this widely interested question, in this study we aimed to 1) investigate the usefulness of different data ...


Digital Emulation of Pulse Frequency Modulation for Neuroprosthetic Sensory Feedback

Jake J. Abbott; Sanford G. Meek IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2007

Pulse frequency modulation (PFM) is a method of encoding information where the instantaneous frequency of a pulse train carries the signal's information. PFM is of particular interest to those working towards interfacing prosthetic devices directly with the human nervous system. In this paper, we consider the effects of directly implementing PFM with a digital microprocessor. We consider three digital PFM ...


Coeffecient of Underactuated Mechanism (CoUAM): Novel Approach for Underactuated Mechanism of Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis

Muhammad Iftikhar; Sh. Majid Masood Jan; Muralindran Mariappan 2011 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2011

Underactuated mechanism (UAM) is commonly used to describe current version of prosthetic hands. Different numbers of motors are being used for finger and thumb movements range from 1 to 16. Our target of this paper is to assess a Coefficient of UAM (CoUAM) of different types of prosthesis and their relation in term of various parameters i.e. cost, weight, function, ...


Comparison of peak power and energy requirements in different actuation concepts for active knee prosthesis

Patrick Scholl; Verena Grabosch; Mahdy Eslamy; Andre Seyfarth 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), 2015

In this paper we investigated the peak power (PP) and energy (E) requirements for different active knee actuation concepts at three different gaits. A lower PP or ER requirement is an important issue because it could lead to a smaller motor and less battery chargings. In this paper we compare the PP and E requirements of direct drive (DD), series ...


Cochlear implant design for better representation of basilar membrane mechanics

Andrea Varsavsky 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2010

The performance of cochlear implants (CIs) is limited by the relatively low number of electrodes used. While CIs can perform adequately when emulating place codes, they cannot be used to convey detailed spatiotemporal codes. This makes it difficult to represent complex sounds that depend on the relative timing of events over a broad region of the basilar membrane. To address ...


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Source Selection for Real-Time User Intent Recognition Toward Volitional Control of Artificial Legs

Fan Zhang; He Huang IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2013

Various types of data sources have been used to recognize user intent for volitional control of powered artificial legs. However, there is still a debate on what exact data sources are necessary for accurately and responsively recognizing the user's intended tasks. Motivated by this widely interested question, in this study we aimed to 1) investigate the usefulness of different data ...


Digital Emulation of Pulse Frequency Modulation for Neuroprosthetic Sensory Feedback

Jake J. Abbott; Sanford G. Meek IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2007

Pulse frequency modulation (PFM) is a method of encoding information where the instantaneous frequency of a pulse train carries the signal's information. PFM is of particular interest to those working towards interfacing prosthetic devices directly with the human nervous system. In this paper, we consider the effects of directly implementing PFM with a digital microprocessor. We consider three digital PFM ...


Coeffecient of Underactuated Mechanism (CoUAM): Novel Approach for Underactuated Mechanism of Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis

Muhammad Iftikhar; Sh. Majid Masood Jan; Muralindran Mariappan 2011 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2011

Underactuated mechanism (UAM) is commonly used to describe current version of prosthetic hands. Different numbers of motors are being used for finger and thumb movements range from 1 to 16. Our target of this paper is to assess a Coefficient of UAM (CoUAM) of different types of prosthesis and their relation in term of various parameters i.e. cost, weight, function, ...


Comparison of peak power and energy requirements in different actuation concepts for active knee prosthesis

Patrick Scholl; Verena Grabosch; Mahdy Eslamy; Andre Seyfarth 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), 2015

In this paper we investigated the peak power (PP) and energy (E) requirements for different active knee actuation concepts at three different gaits. A lower PP or ER requirement is an important issue because it could lead to a smaller motor and less battery chargings. In this paper we compare the PP and E requirements of direct drive (DD), series ...


Cochlear implant design for better representation of basilar membrane mechanics

Andrea Varsavsky 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2010

The performance of cochlear implants (CIs) is limited by the relatively low number of electrodes used. While CIs can perform adequately when emulating place codes, they cannot be used to convey detailed spatiotemporal codes. This makes it difficult to represent complex sounds that depend on the relative timing of events over a broad region of the basilar membrane. To address ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • BrainImplantable Biomimetic Electronics as Neural Prostheses to Restore Lost Cognitive Function

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction The System: Hippocampus General Strategy and System Requirements Proof of Concept: Replacement of CA3 Region of Hippocampal Slice with Biomimetic Device Experimental Characterization of Nonlinear Properties of the Hippocampal Trisynaptic Pathway Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of CA3 Input/Output Properties Microcircuitry Implementation of CA3 Input/Output Model Conformal, Multisite Electrode Array Interface System Integration: Restoration of Hippocampal Trisynaptic Circuit Dynamics with CA3 Prosthesis Acknowledgments References

  • Power/Data Telemetry Techniques for Implants or Wearable Systems

    The need for energy efficient and multi-functional implanted or wearable devices has driven research into novel power and data telemetry techniques. For both implantable and wearable devices, specifications of the power and data telemetry need to be identified based on the underlying applications. However, few general methods and technologies have been developed to ease the constraints of these systems. For example, multiple wireless power transfer (WPT) methods. This chapter presents two design examples that discuss the implementation of a leading implanted retinal prosthesis and a wearable electronics based on body-area network (BAN). For WPT systems, the efficiency of the power transfer depends on the operating frequency, operating distance, and the dimensions of the external and implant coils. The chapter describes three methods based on the operating frequency and electromagnetic field source: inductive coupling, high frequency power transfer, and permanent magnet-based power transfer.

  • Practical Considerations in Retinal Neuroprosthesis Design

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Electrode Organization and Phosphenized Vision Electrode Quantities and Stimulation Rates Electrode Fabrication Psychophysics of Electrical Stimulation Implantation and Prosthesis Design Implant Electronics Models of Electrodes and Current Injection Conclusion References

  • Large Margin Multi-channel Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Applications to Neural Prosthesis

    A key challenge in designing analog-to-digital converters for cortically implanted prosthesis is to sense and process high-dimensional neural signals recorded by the micro-electrode arrays. In this paper, we describe a novel architecture for analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion that combines ΣΔ conversion with spatial de-correlation within a single module. The architecture called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) ΣΔ is based on a min-max gradient descent optimization of a regularized linear cost function that naturally lends to an A/D formulation. Using an online formulation, the architecture can adapt to slow variations in cross-channel correlations, observed due to relative motion of the microelectrodes with respect to the signal sources. Experimental results with real recorded multi-channel neural data demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm in alleviating cross-channel redundancy across electrodes and performing data-compression directly at the A/D converter.

  • Interfacing Neural and Artificial Systems: From Neuroengineering to Neurorobotics

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Neurorobotic Platform for Experimental Validation of Sensorimotor Coordination and Learning in Grasping Cybernetic Hand Prosthesis Conclusions Acknowledgments References

  • Advances in Cognitive Neural Prosthesis: Recognition of Neural Data with an Information-Theoretic Objective

    We give an overview of recent advances in cognitive-based neural prostheses, and point out the major differences with respect to commonly used motor-based brain-machine interfaces. While encouraging results in neuroprosthetic research have demonstrated the proof of concept, the development of practical neural prostheses is still in the phase of infancy. To address complex issues arising in the development of practical neural prostheses we review several related studies ranging from the identification of new cognitive variables to the development of novel signal processing tools. In the second part of this chapter, we discuss an information-theoretic approach to the extraction of low-dimensional features from high-dimensional neural data. We argue that this approach may be better suited for certain neuroprosthetic applications than the traditionally used features. An extensive analysis of electrical recordings from the human brain demonstrates that processing data in this manner yields more informative features than off-the-shelf techniques such as linear discriminant analysis. Finally, we show that the feature extraction is not only a useful dimensionality reduction technique, but also that the recognition of neural data may improve in the feature domain.

  • Selectivity of Peripheral Neural Interfaces

    The peripheral nerve interface provides a connection between the peripheral nerve cells in our bodies and neuroprosthetic devices. It is important to consider and assess how well different types of neural interfaces selectively access specific nerve fibers. This chapter first provides a background for understanding the importance of selectivity by introducing two examples of neural prosthesis applications, and reviews the state of the art of methods for quantitatively assessing selectivity. Second, it defines four success criteria for evaluating selectivity, and provides specific results from an experimental study for comparing the selectivity performance of two intraneural peripheral electrodes (thin-film longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes (tfLIFE) and the transverse, intrafascicular multichannel electrode (TIME) interfaces) placed in the median nerve in the forelimb of pigs. It is shown that the design and placement of the electrode must be carefully considered before choosing a neural interface for a specific neural prosthesis application.

  • Rehabilitation Robotic Prostheses for Upper Extremity

    One of the most valuable applications for medical mechatronics is the robotic prosthesis for it not only plays a crucial role in rehabilitation but also helps much in improving life quality of patients. Recently, various rehabilitation robots have been developed. The method to reduce the complexity is first introduced in this chapter. The method is based on a robust control law and an independent joint model, and is derived in detail in this chapter. The chapter emphasizes the mechanical mechanisms of the rehabilitation robot hand and the associated power systems. It focuses on robust control law design based on the independent joint model to reduce the complexity of the design process. The chapter also introduces a method which can improve the stability of neuroprostheses, and nontarget electromyography (EMG) pattern filtering (NTPF) scheme. The results have shown that the introduced NTPF scheme is able to maintain a high EMG classification rate.

  • Controlling Prostheses Using PNS Invasive Interfaces for Amputees

    Several attempts have been made to enhance the control of highly sensorized prostheses. One of the main goals is to create a bidirectional link between the prosthesis and the nervous system. Several approaches based on noninvasive and invasive interfaces have been developed and tested. Among these, interfaces with the peripheral nervous system (PNS), especially longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes (LIFEs), seem to be a promising solution. This chapter presents the potential and the limits of these interfaces for the control of prosthetic devices. It reviews the state of the art of artificial hand control based on the use of invasive interfaces with the PNS. Decoding algorithms represent a critical step for electroneurographic (ENG)-based hand prosthesis control. Algorithms have been mainly developed for the closed-loop control of functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems. Several techniques have been developed to provide noninvasive tactile or proprioceptive information to the amputees.



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