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2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII)

The world's premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology.The major areas of activity in the development of Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to: Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems Fabrication and Packaging Mechanical and Physical Sensors Materials and Characterization Design, Simulation and Theory Actuators Optical MEMS RF MEMS Nanotechnology Energy and Power


2019 9th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

Neural Engineering

  • 2017 8th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

    Neural Engineering is an emerging core discipline,which coalesces neuroscience with engineering.Members of both the Neuroscience and Engineering Communities areencouraged to attend this highly multidisciplinarymeeting. The conference will highlight the emergingengineering innovations in the restoration andenhancement of impaired sensory, motor, andcognitive functions, novel engineering for deepeningknowledge of brain function, and advanced designand use of neurotechnologies

  • 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

    Neural engineering deals with many aspects of basic and clinical problemsassociated with neural dysfunction including the representation of sensory and motor information, theelectrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system to control the muscle activation and movement, theanalysis and visualization of complex neural systems at multi -scale from the single -cell and to the systemlevels to understand the underlying mechanisms, the development of novel neural prostheses, implantsand wearable devices to restore and enhance the impaired sensory and motor systems and functions.

  • 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

    Neural engineering deals with many aspects of basic and clinical problems associated with neural dysfunction including the representation of sensory and motor information, the electrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system to control the muscle activation and movement, the analysis and visualization of complex neural systems at multi-scale from the single-cell and to the system levels to understand the underlying mechanisms, the development of novel neural prostheses, implants and wearable devices to restore and enhance the impaired sensory and motor systems and functions.

  • 2011 5th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

    highlight the emerging field, Neural Engineering that unites engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science with molecular, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and encompasses such areas as replacing or restoring lost sensory and motor abilities, defining the organizing principles and underlying mechanisms of neural systems, neurorobotics, neuroelectronics, brain imaging and mapping, cognitive science and neuroscience.

  • 2009 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)

    highlight the emerging field, Neural Engineering that unites engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science with molecular, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and encompasses such areas as replacing or restoring lost sensory and motor abilities, defining the organizing principles and underlying mechanisms of neural systems, neurorobotics, neuroelectronics, brain imaging and mapping, cognitive science and neuroscience.

  • 2007 3rd International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

  • 2005 2nd International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

  • 2003 1st International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering


2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)

IEEE CCNC 2018 will present the latest developments and technical solutions in the areas of home networking, consumer networking, enabling technologies (such as middleware) and novel applications and services. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions


2018 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)

The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions 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 postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


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Periodicals related to Prosthetics

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWP Letters) will be devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of Antennas and Wireless Propagation.


Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in

The IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering will review the state-of-the-art and trends in the emerging field of biomedical engineering. This includes scholarly works, ranging from historic and modern development in biomedical engineering to the life sciences and medicine enabled by technologies covered by the various IEEE societies.


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.


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FaNeuRobot: A Framework for Robot and Prosthetics Control Using the NeuCube Spiking Neural Network Architecture and Finite Automata Theory

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'KEDRI, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand', u'full_name': u'Kaushalya Kumarasinghe'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand', u'full_name': u'Mahonri Owen'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'KEDRI, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand', u'full_name': u'Denise Taylor'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'KEDRI, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand', u'full_name': u'Nikola Kasabov'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand', u'full_name': u'Chi Kit'}] 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), None

Limb amputation is a global problem. Prosthetic limbs can enhance the quality of life of amputees. To this end, anthropomorphic design and intuitive manipulation are two essential requirements. This paper presents a motor control framework for prosthetic control through Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) using Finite Automata Theory, and NeuCube Evolving Spiking Neural Network (SNN) architecture. Voluntary control of prosthetics requires decoding ...


Modelling of a Bio-Inspired Knee Joint and Design of an Energy Saving Exoskeleton Based on Performance Maps Optimisation for Condylar Knee Prosthetics

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'University of the West of England, Faculty of Environment and Technology, Bristol, United Kingdom', u'full_name': u'Appolinaire C. Etoundi'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'University of the West of England, Faculty of Environment and Technology, Bristol, United Kingdom', u'full_name': u'JJ Chong'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'University of the West of England, Faculty of Environment and Technology, Bristol, United Kingdom', u'full_name': u'Aghil Jafari'}] 2018 5th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT), None

The process of designing bio-inspired knee joint for prosthetics/exoskeletons has been a challenging issue due to the complicated relationships between the performance criteria and the link lengths of the design space, or workspace in the case of manipulators. This paper address this issue by presenting numerical analysis and design methodology that have been used for mapping the design space of ...


Multimodal deep learning network based hand ADLs tasks classification for prosthetics control

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'School of Biomedical Engineering, South-Central University for Nationalities, Key Laboratory of Cognitive Science, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China', u'full_name': u'Li Zhengyi'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'School of Biomedical Engineering, South-Central University for Nationalities, Key Laboratory of Cognitive Science, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China', u'full_name': u'Zhou Hui'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'School of Biomedical Engineering, South-Central University for Nationalities, Key Laboratory of Cognitive Science, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China', u'full_name': u'Yang Dandan'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'College of Electronics and Information, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China', u'full_name': u'Xie Shuiqing'}] 2017 International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing (PIC), None

Natural control methods based on surface electromyography (sEMG) and pattern recognization are promising for hand prosthetics. However, the control robustness offered by scientific research is still not sufficient for many activities of daily living (ADLs). Difficulty results from limited sEMG signals susceptible to interference in clinical practice, it needs to synthesize hand movement and sEMG to improve classification robustness. Human ...


System Based Modelling Approach for Biomechanical Models in the Field of Prosthetics

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Inst. for Anal. & Sci. Comput., Tech. Univ. Wien, Vienna, Austria', u'full_name': u'Ruth Leskovar'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Inst. for Anal. & Sci. Comput., Tech. Univ. Wien, Vienna, Austria', u'full_name': u'Andreas K\xf6rner'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Inst. for Anal. & Sci. Comput., Tech. Univ. Wien, Vienna, Austria', u'full_name': u'Felix Breitenecker'}] 2017 UKSim-AMSS 19th International Conference on Computer Modelling & Simulation (UKSim), None

In the recent years prosthetics became a constantly increasing area of research. The particularity of this scientific area is the combination of various fields of engineering and science. One of them, modelling and simulation can be useful in analysing and adapting designs for prostheses, in diagnosis as well as in therapy. This paper will give an insight in well-known and ...


Backward design technology of stump socket for CAD / CAM prosthetics technology

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Kyiv, Ukraine', u'full_name': u'I. Khudetskyy'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Kyiv, Ukraine', u'full_name': u'Ju. Antonova-Rafi'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Kyiv, Ukraine', u'full_name': u'H. Melnyk'}] 2018 14th International Conference on Advanced Trends in Radioelecrtronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering (TCSET), None

The technology, which allows to receive the 3D model of stump socket using the technology of backward designing for CAD/CAM technologies of prosthetics from the 3D model of stump obtained by processing images from a conventional camera or using a 3D scanner, is proposed. To get high-quality photos that are well processed into software, we are offered a mechanical device ...


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  • Introduction to Upper Limb Prosthetics

    This chapter overviews the current state of the art of commercial externally powered prostheses and outline current developments in research that will most likely have an important impact on future commercial prosthetic systems. It presents the requirements of advanced prostheses and discusses the rather large gap between commercial systems and systems in academic research. Since the prosthetic hand is a key component in upper limb prosthetics, the chapter mainly focuses on prosthetic hands. In fact, the lack of sufficiently powerful human-machine interfaces-or, more specifically, neural-machine interfaces-is the major limiting factor at the moment in upper limb prosthetics. Given the rather small number of upper limb amputees and the complexity of the advanced solutions discussed in this chapter as well as the excessive costs for clinical evaluation, there is no doubt that prosthetic products based on these technologies could be expensive.

  • Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation

    Computer software has been productive in helping individuals with cognitive disabilities. Personalizing the user interface is an important strategy in designing software for these users, because of the barriers created by conventional user interfaces for the cognitively disabled. Cognitive assistive technology (CAT) has typically been used to provide help with everyday activities, outside of cognitive rehabilitation therapy. This book describes a quarter century of computing R&D at the Institute for Cognitive Prosthetics, focusing on the needs of individuals with cognitive disabilities from brain injury. Models and methods from Human Computer Interaction (HCI) have been particularly valuable, initially in illuminating those needs. Subsequently HCI methods have expanded CAT to be powerful rehabilitation therapy tools, restoring some damaged cognitive abilities which have resisted conventional therapy. Patient-Centered Design (PCD) emerged as a design methodology which incorporates both clinical and technical factors. PCD also takes advantage of the patient's ability to redesign and refine the user interface, and to achieve a very good fit between user and system. Cognitive Prosthetics Telerehabilitation is a powerful therapy modality. Essential characteristics are delivering service to patients in their own home, having the patient's priority activities be the focus of therapy, using cognitive prosthetic software which applies Patient Centered Design, and videoconferencing with a workspace shared between therapist and patient. Cognitive Prosthetics Telerehabilitation has a rich set of advantages for the many stakeholders involved with brain injury rehabilitation.

  • Neural Interfacing:Forging the Human-Machine Connection

    In the past 50 years there has been an explosion of interest in the development of technologies whose end goal is to connect the human brain and/or nervous system directly to computers. Once the subject of science fiction, the technologies necessary to accomplish this goal are rapidly becoming reality. In laboratories around the globe, research is being undertaken to restore function to the physically disabled, to replace areas of the brain damaged by disease or trauma and to augment human abilities. Building neural interfaces and neuro-prosthetics relies on a diverse array of disciplines such as neuroscience, engineering, medicine and microfabrication just to name a few. This book presents a short history of neural interfacing (N.I.) research and introduces the reader to some of the current efforts to develop neural prostheses. The book is intended as an introduction for the college freshman or others wishing to learn more about the field. A resource guide is included for students al ng with a list of laboratories conducting N.I. research and universities with N.I. related tracks of study. Table of Contents: Neural Interfaces Past and Present / Current Neuroprosthesis Research / Conclusion / Resources for Students

  • Conclusions and Future Work

    This chapter presents the conclusions described in the book related to the fusion of hard control strategies such as proportional integral‐derivative (PID), optimal, adaptive, and soft control strategies such as adaptive neuro‐fuzzy inference system (ANFIS), genetic algorithms (GA), particle swarm optimization (PSO), for a robotic or prosthetic hand. Chapter 2 of the book addressed the forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, and differential kinematics models of a serial n revolute‐joint planar two‐link thumb, and three‐link index finger. The fingertip (end‐effector) positions of each finger were derived by forward kinematics. Chapter 3 of the book described the dynamic equations of hand motion successfully derived via Lagrangian approach for two‐link thumb and three‐link fingers using the mathematical model of the actuator by using direct current (DC) motor and mechanical gears.

  • Introduction

    This chapter presents introductory material on relevance to military, overview of control strategies, fusion of hard and soft control strategies, and summary of the remaining chapters of the book "Fusion of Hard and Soft Control Strategies for the Robotic Hand." The proposed book is an outgrowth of the interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BMSE) research project exemplifying "The Third Revolution: The Convergence of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering." Bio‐Revolution is one of the eight strategic research thrusts that DARPA is emphasizing in response to emerging trends and national security. Electromyographic (EMG) signal is a simple and easily obtainable source of information about various movements to be used for artificial or prosthetic hand. A probabilistic model of the EMG pattern was formulated in the feature space of integral absolute value (IAV) to provide the relation between a command, represented by motion and speed variables, and the location and shape of the pattern for real‐time control of a prosthetic or robotic arm.

  • Myoelectric Prostheses and Targeted Reinnervation

    A number of factors have led to a resurgence of myoelectric control research since the early 2000s. First, low-power electronics have developed to the point where multichannel pattern recognition algorithms can readily be implemented on an embedded system. Second, due to a large number of high-level amputees resulting from recent military conflicts, governments have initiated well-funded programs to improve neural interfaces for prosthetics. Finally, new and innovative neural¿¿-¿¿machine interfaces, such as targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), have been developed to provide a rich source of neural information from which control signals can be derived. This chapter provides an overview of existing myoelectric control strategies, highlighting the benefits and limitations of both conventional and pattern recognition techniques, and TMR. The chapter concludes with a summary of exciting emerging technologies that have the potential to further enhance the field of myoelectric control.

  • Progress in Peripheral Neural Interfaces

    Current developments in peripheral neural interfaces are facilitating their translation to clinical applications such as devices for use in human¿¿-¿¿machine interfaces (HMI) for advanced active prostheses. This chapter talks about the background of the anatomy of the nervous system, and then focuses mainly on the progress and methods used to address three challenges. The three challenges include (i) interface selectivity, (ii) device reach, and (iii) implanted device long-term stability and biocompatibility outlined for the extrafascicular and intrafascicular approaches. The chapter briefly discusses the state of the art of devices for each approach. Finally, it highlights the key advances such as the application of microfabrication techniques and the translation from animal to human. Advances in device modeling and cursory investigations of the use of nanotechnologies and the relevance of each in overcoming current issues of the state of the art are also discussed.

  • Methods for Movement Restoration

    Restoration of movement in humans with motor disability is an important element of rehabilitation that allows reintegration into healthy life. The basis of movement restoration is the external assistance that provides the compromised function for the person with the disability. This chapter presents methods of assistance and illustrates them with some systems that are currently being accepted as favorable for rehabilitation: balance and body weight robot assistants for training of walking; reaching assistants for training shoulder and elbow functions; assistive systems based on electrical stimulation. It also briefly presents the possible use of magnetic or direct electrical stimulation of brain structures and spinal cord to enhance motor function and have therapeutic effect.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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IEEE Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0-3 kHz

Develop safety levels for human exposure to electromagnetic fields from 0 to 3kHz. This standard will be based on the results of an evaluation of the relevant scientific literature and proven effects which are well established and for which thresholds of reaction are understood. Field limits will be derived from threshold current densities or internal electric fields.