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Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to biological systems, such as humans, animals, plants, organs, and cells. (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)

  • 2006 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

  • 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)


2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2014 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2013 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2012 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE)Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2012 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2011 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

  • 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    (FIE) Conference is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering, and technology (CSET) education. FIE 2008 continues a long tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2009 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    FIE is a major international conference devoted to improvements in computer science, engineering and technology (CSET) education. FIE continues a loong tradition of disseminating educational research results and innovative practices in CSET education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.

  • 2008 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

  • 2007 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

    Globalization has dramatically changed engineering. Global engineering teams design products for global markets. Knowledge has no borders in a world where information flow is digitalized and sent worldwide in seconds. A core requirement of engineering globalization is an understanding of how the different cultures of the global marketplace shape product development, mult-national engineering teams, and consumer expectations. Engineering education must address this issue.

  • 2006 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

  • 2005 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)


2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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2013 IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Development of micro -electro mechanical systems (MEMS) focusing on design, simulation and analysis tools, fabrication technologies and processes, integration techniques, and assembly and packaging approaches. Application of MEMS in sensors and actuators, microdevices for opto -mechanical systems, fluidic microsystems, biomedical engineering, wireless communication, power supply and energy harvesting and nano - electro -mechanical devices.

  • 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

    MEMS 2011 will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 23-27 January 2011 at the Hilton. The MEMS Conference series has evolved into the premier annual event reporting research results on every aspect of microsystems technology. In recent years, it has attracted more than 700 participants, 750+ abstract submissions and has presented over 200 select papers in non-overlapping podium and poster/oral sessions. Its single-session format provides ample opportunity for interaction between attendees.


2013 IEEE Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies (PHT)

A special topic conference focused on point-of-care technologies for global healthcare issues is proposed. The proposed conference will bring research presentations and technology discussion forums on recent technological advances and global issues on implementation of POC technologies. Though the challenges of providing high-quality healthcare in developing countries are different than those in developed countries, there is a common goal to provide access to health monitoring and assessment technologies to people with limited or no healthcare facilities. While the developed countries may find POC technologies as effective means for reducing healthcare costs and improving efficiency, POC technologies are critical in responding to essential healthcare needs in countries with large populations or rural areas. The developing countries in the eastern part of the globe accounting for more than 2/3rd of the population of the world face the basic challenge of providing minimal healthcare to all people.


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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 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.


Computing in Science & Engineering

Physics, medicine, astronomy—these and other hard sciences share a common need for efficient algorithms, system software, and computer architecture to address large computational problems. And yet, useful advances in computational techniques that could benefit many researchers are rarely shared. To meet that need, Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) presents scientific and computational contributions in a clear and accessible format. ...


Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government.


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.


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A cell impedance sensor chip for cancer cells detection with single cell resolution

Tien Anh Nguyen; Tsung-I Yin; Gerald Urban 2013 IEEE SENSORS, 2013

In this study, we present a new cell-based impedance sensor chip with integrated microfluidics for cancer cells detection with single cell resolution. To overcome the limitation of cell resolution posed by conventional approaches, a simple but effective cell-trapping method was proposed to position single cells on top of microelectrodes for sequential measurement. Impedance spectra change induced by single cells on ...


Visual fatigue effects on Steady State Visual Evoked Potential-based Brain Computer Interfaces

Dimitra Makri; Christina Farmaki; Vangelis Sakkalis 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 2015

Brain computer interfaces are a direct communication pathway between the brain and external devices and require mental effort to work efficiently. After long use of such interfacing systems, subjects have reported fatigue symptoms. Fatigue influence on the EEG signals could disrupt human-computer communication and decrease the reliability of the responses. In this paper, fatigue effects on SSVEP-based BCI use are ...


Lower limb motion analysis based on inertial sensor

Meng Li; Chunbao Wang; Quanquan Liu; Lihong Duan; Zhengzhi Wu; Tongyang Sun; Qihong Liu; Weiguang Li; Zhijiang Lu; Haoqiu Chen; Pengfang Chen; Zhixiang Lu; Chengdong Wei; Anxin Hou; Yajing Shen 2016 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), 2016

Up to now, with the increasing of the elderly population, more and more patients are suffering from hemiplegia. The need for hemiplegic rehabilitation is increasing quickly. As traditional rehabilitation, each patient must be treated by therapist, one by one. However, because of the different levels of therapists, the rehabilitation cannot be performed as the as the same. Normally, the rehabilitation ...


Optimization of Novel Women's Lacrosse Headgear

Thomas Tritt; Kimberly Baker; Michael Patrizio; Nicholas Gentile 2013 39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2013

Women's lacrosse has the fourth highest injury prevalence in all sports, male or female. It is estimated that there are over 10, 500 concussion exposures for female high school lacrosse athletes each year which associates to short- term healthcare costs averaging over $413 million. It is the mission of GaLAXy Gear to provide and develop an innovative solution for female ...


Quantitative ultrasound noninvasive investigation of trabecular organization and orientation

Frederick Serrahsu; Stephanie Wang; Jiqi Cheng; Yi-Xian Qin 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2011

Osteoporosis is a silent disease responsible for over a million fragility fractures per year. Current diagnostics rely heavily on bone density measurements. While clinical diagnostics rely on x-ray BMD, density measures alone are not sufficient for fracture risk prediction. Quantitative Ultrasound has emerged as an alternative measure, providing more inherent material information than simple density. To date research attempts to ...


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A cell impedance sensor chip for cancer cells detection with single cell resolution

Tien Anh Nguyen; Tsung-I Yin; Gerald Urban 2013 IEEE SENSORS, 2013

In this study, we present a new cell-based impedance sensor chip with integrated microfluidics for cancer cells detection with single cell resolution. To overcome the limitation of cell resolution posed by conventional approaches, a simple but effective cell-trapping method was proposed to position single cells on top of microelectrodes for sequential measurement. Impedance spectra change induced by single cells on ...


Visual fatigue effects on Steady State Visual Evoked Potential-based Brain Computer Interfaces

Dimitra Makri; Christina Farmaki; Vangelis Sakkalis 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 2015

Brain computer interfaces are a direct communication pathway between the brain and external devices and require mental effort to work efficiently. After long use of such interfacing systems, subjects have reported fatigue symptoms. Fatigue influence on the EEG signals could disrupt human-computer communication and decrease the reliability of the responses. In this paper, fatigue effects on SSVEP-based BCI use are ...


Lower limb motion analysis based on inertial sensor

Meng Li; Chunbao Wang; Quanquan Liu; Lihong Duan; Zhengzhi Wu; Tongyang Sun; Qihong Liu; Weiguang Li; Zhijiang Lu; Haoqiu Chen; Pengfang Chen; Zhixiang Lu; Chengdong Wei; Anxin Hou; Yajing Shen 2016 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), 2016

Up to now, with the increasing of the elderly population, more and more patients are suffering from hemiplegia. The need for hemiplegic rehabilitation is increasing quickly. As traditional rehabilitation, each patient must be treated by therapist, one by one. However, because of the different levels of therapists, the rehabilitation cannot be performed as the as the same. Normally, the rehabilitation ...


Optimization of Novel Women's Lacrosse Headgear

Thomas Tritt; Kimberly Baker; Michael Patrizio; Nicholas Gentile 2013 39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2013

Women's lacrosse has the fourth highest injury prevalence in all sports, male or female. It is estimated that there are over 10, 500 concussion exposures for female high school lacrosse athletes each year which associates to short- term healthcare costs averaging over $413 million. It is the mission of GaLAXy Gear to provide and develop an innovative solution for female ...


Quantitative ultrasound noninvasive investigation of trabecular organization and orientation

Frederick Serrahsu; Stephanie Wang; Jiqi Cheng; Yi-Xian Qin 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2011

Osteoporosis is a silent disease responsible for over a million fragility fractures per year. Current diagnostics rely heavily on bone density measurements. While clinical diagnostics rely on x-ray BMD, density measures alone are not sufficient for fracture risk prediction. Quantitative Ultrasound has emerged as an alternative measure, providing more inherent material information than simple density. To date research attempts to ...


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    Tissue engineering research for bone and joint applications entails multidisciplinary teams bringing together the needed expertise in anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, materials science, biomechanics, fluidics, and clinical and veterinary orthopedics. It is the goal of this volume to provide students and investigators who are entering this exciting area with an understanding of the biologic foundations necessary to appreciate the problems in bone and cartilage that may benefit from innovative tissue engineering approaches. This volume includes state-of-the-art information about bone and cartilage physiology at the levels of cell and molecular biology, tissue structure, developmental processes, their metabolic and structural functions, responses to injury, mechanisms of post-natal healing and graft incorporation, the many congenital and acquired disorders, effects of aging, and current clinical standards of care. It reviews the strengths and limitations of various experi ental animal models, sources of cells, composition and design of scaffolds, activities of growth factors and genes to enhance histogenesis, and the need for new materials in the context of cell- based and cell-free tissue engineering. These building blocks constitute the dynamic environments in which innovative approaches are needed for addressing debilitating disorders of the skeleton. It is likely that a single tactic will not be sufficient for different applications because of variations in the systemic and local environments. The realizations that tissue regeneration is complex and dynamic underscore the continuing need for innovative multidisciplinary investigations, with an eye to simple and safe therapies for disabled patients. Table of Contents: Introduction / Structure and Function of Bone and Cartilage Tissue / Development / Responses to Injury and Grafting / Clinical Applications for Skeletal Tissue Engineering / Animal Models / Tissue Engineering Principles for Bone and Car ilage / Perspectives

  • Applications in Movement and Gait Analysis

    This chapter contains sections titled: Relevance of Electromyography in Kinesiology Typical Acquisition Settings Study of Motor Control Strategies Investigation on the Mechanical Effect of Muscle Contraction Gait Analysis Identification of Pathophysiologic Factors Workload Assessment in Occupational Biomechanics Biofeedback The Linear Envelope Information Enhancement through Multifactorial Analysis References

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    This eight-chapter monograph intends to present basic principles and applications of biomechanics in bone tissue engineering in order to assist tissue engineers in design and use of tissue-engineered products for repair and replacement of damaged/deformed bone tissues. Briefly, Chapter 1 gives an overall review of biomechanics in the field of bone tissue engineering. Chapter 2 provides detailed information regarding the composition and architecture of bone. Chapter 3 discusses the current methodologies for mechanical testing of bone properties (i.e., elastic, plastic, damage/fracture, viscoelastic/viscoplastic properties). Chapter 4 presents the current understanding of the mechanical behavior of bone and the associated underlying mechanisms. Chapter 5 discusses the structure and properties of scaffolds currently used for bone tissue engineering applications. Chapter 6 gives a brief discussion of current mechanical and structural tests of repair/tissue engineered bone tissues. Chapter 7 summarizes the properties of repair/tissue engineered bone tissues currently attained. Finally, Chapter 8 discusses the current issues regarding biomechanics in the area of bone tissue engineering. Table of Contents: Introduction / Bone Composition and Structure / Current Mechanical Test Methodologies / Mechanical Behavior of Bone / Structure and Properties of Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration / Mechanical and Structural Evaluation of Repair/Tissue Engineered Bone / Mechanical and Structural Properties of Tissues Engineered/Repair Bone / Current Issues of Biomechanics in Bone Tissue Engineering

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    Intended as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, this book covers the topics of biomechanics (Part I) and bioelectricity (Part II). Each chapter emphasizes a fundamental principle or law, such as Darcy's Law, Poiseuille's Law, Hooke's Law, Starling's Law, levers, and work in the area of fluid, solid, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, electrical laws and analysis tools are introduced, including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Coulomb's Law, capacitors, and the fluid/electrical analogy. Culminating the electrical portion are chapters covering Nernst and membrane potentials and Fourier transforms. Examples are solved throughout the book and problems with answers are given at the end of each chapter. A semester-long Major Project that models the human systemic cardiovascular system, utilizing both a Matlab numerical simulation and an electrical analog circuit, ties many of the book's concepts together.

  • Appendix: Variable Definitions

    This book proposes a transdisciplinary approach to investigating human motor control that synthesizes musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control. The authors argue that this integrated approach -- which uses the framework of robotics to understand sensorimotor control problems -- offers a more complete and accurate description than either a purely neural computational approach or a purely biomechanical one.The authors offer an account of motor control in which explanatory models are based on experimental evidence using mathematical approaches reminiscent of physics. These computational models yield algorithms for motor control that may be used as tools to investigate or treat diseases of the sensorimotor system and to guide the development of algorithms and hardware that can be incorporated into products designed to assist with the tasks of daily living. The authors focus on the insights their approach offers in understanding how movement of the arm is controlled and how the control adapts to changing environments. The book begins with muscle mechanics and control, progresses in a logical manner to planning and behavior, and describes applications in neurorehabilitation and robotics. The material is self-contained, and accessible to researchers and professionals in a range of fields, including psychology, kinesiology, neurology, computer science, and robotics.

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    Disorders related to the intervertebral disc (IVD) are common causes of morbidity and of severe life quality deterioration. IVD degeneration, although in many cases asymptomatic, is often the origin of painful neck and back diseases. In Western societies IVD related pain and disability account for enormous health care costs as a result of work absenteeism and thus lost production, disability benefits, medical and insurance expenses. Although only a small percentage of patients with disc disorders finally will undergo surgery, spinal surgery has been one of the fastest growing disciplines in the musculoskeletal field in recent years. Nevertheless, current treatment options are still a matter of controversial discussion. In particular, they hardly can restore normal spine biomechanics and prevent degeneration of adjacent tissues. While degeneration affects all areas of the IVD, the most constant and noticeable changes occur in the gel-like central part, the nucleus pulposus (NP). Recent emphasis has therefore been put in biological ways to regenerate the NP; however, there are a number of obstacles to overcome, considering the exceptional biological and biomechanical environment of this tissue. Different biological approaches such as molecular, gene, and cell based therapies have been investigated and have shown promising results in both in vitro and in vivo studies. Nonetheless, considerable hurdles still exist in their application for IVD regeneration in human patients. The choice of the cells and the choice of the cell carrier suitable for implantation pose major challenges for research and development activities. This lecture recapitulates the basics of IVD structure, function, and degeneration mechanisms. The first part reviews the recent progress in the field of disc and stem cell based regenerative approaches. In the second part, most appropriate biomaterials that have been evaluated as cell or molecule carrier to cope with degenerative disc disease are outlin d. The potential and limitations of cell- and biomaterial-based treatment strategies and perspectives for future clinical applications are discussed. Table of Contents: Cell Therapy for Nucleus Pulposus Regeneration / Recent Advances in Biomaterial Based Tissue Engineering for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

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    This book is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems, i.e., continuum biomechanics. This vast and exciting subject allows description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior, a process known as mechanotransduction. We have written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students in mechanical or biomedical engineering, but individuals working at biotechnology companies that deal in biomaterials or biomechanics should also find the information presented relevant and easily accessible. Table of Contents: Tensor Calculus / Kinematics of a Continuum / Stress / Elasticity / Fluids / Blood and Circulation / Viscoelasticity / Poroelasticity and Thermoelasticity / Biphasic Theory

  • Locating Odor Sources in Turbulence with a Lobster Inspired Robot

    Our lobster bio-mimic, "Robolobster" is designed to test chemical orientation strategies that real lobsters and other animals might use to locate odor sources such as food and mates. The size, speed and maneuverability of Robolobstcr compare to those of the real animal but no effort is made to model lobster biomechanics. Instead, our studies emphasize chemosensory processing at the temporal scale of lobsters navigating to odor sources under turbulent flow conditions. Robotic explorations of "standard" (i.e. statistically reproducible) turbulent odor plumes using simple orientation strategies have revealed two distinct plume regions: the "proximal jet", where the orientation task is relatively easy and the "distal patch field" where simple algorithms have proven to be inadequate. Physical investigations of odor dispersal in turbulent plumes demonstrate that in the distal patch field a simple gradient ascent mechanism cannot reliably guide a robot to the source. This paper outlines our initial results and suggests alternative strategies the (Robo-) lobster might use in the distal patch field to navigate to the source.

  • Index

    This book proposes a transdisciplinary approach to investigating human motor control that synthesizes musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control. The authors argue that this integrated approach -- which uses the framework of robotics to understand sensorimotor control problems -- offers a more complete and accurate description than either a purely neural computational approach or a purely biomechanical one.The authors offer an account of motor control in which explanatory models are based on experimental evidence using mathematical approaches reminiscent of physics. These computational models yield algorithms for motor control that may be used as tools to investigate or treat diseases of the sensorimotor system and to guide the development of algorithms and hardware that can be incorporated into products designed to assist with the tasks of daily living. The authors focus on the insights their approach offers in understanding how movement of the arm is controlled and how the control adapts to changing environments. The book begins with muscle mechanics and control, progresses in a logical manner to planning and behavior, and describes applications in neurorehabilitation and robotics. The material is self-contained, and accessible to researchers and professionals in a range of fields, including psychology, kinesiology, neurology, computer science, and robotics.

  • No title

    Intended as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, this book covers the topics of biomechanics (Part I) and bioelectricity (Part II). Each chapter emphasizes a fundamental principle or law, such as Darcy's Law, Poiseuille's Law, Hooke's Law, Starling's Law, levers, and work in the area of fluid, solid, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, electrical laws and analysis tools are introduced, including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Coulomb's Law, capacitors, and the fluid/electrical analogy. Culminating the electrical portion are chapters covering Nernst and membrane potentials and Fourier transforms. Examples are solved throughout the book and problems with answers are given at the end of each chapter. A semester-long Major Project that models the human systemic cardiovascular system, utilizing both a Matlab numerical simulation and an electrical analog circuit, ties many of the book's concepts together. Table of Contents: Ohm's Law: Current, Voltage and Resistance / Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws: Circuit Analysis / Operational Amplifiers / Coulomb's Law, Capacitors and the Fluid/Electrical Analogy / Series and Parallel Combinations / Thevenin Equivalent Circuits / Nernst Potential: Cell Membrane Equivalent Circuit / Fourier Transforms: Alternating Currents (AC)



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