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Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors. (Wikipedia.org)






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2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops andinvitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields ofbiomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality paperswill be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and willbe indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE & IEEE Xplore


2019 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in theoretical and applied biomedical imaging.ISBI 2019 will be the 16th meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2019 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering cross fertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.


2019 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)

the IEEE/IEDM has been the world's main forum for reporting breakthroughs in technology, design, manufacturing, physics and the modeling of semiconductors and other electronic devices. Topics range from deep submicron CMOS transistors and memories to novel displays and imagers, from compound semiconductor materials to nanotechnology devices and architectures, from micromachined devices to smart -power technologies, etc.


2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

International Geosicence and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the annual conference sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS), which is also the flagship event of the society. The topics of IGARSS cover a wide variety of the research on the theory, techniques, and applications of remote sensing in geoscience, which includes: the fundamentals of the interactions electromagnetic waves with environment and target to be observed; the techniques and implementation of remote sensing for imaging and sounding; the analysis, processing and information technology of remote sensing data; the applications of remote sensing in different aspects of earth science; the missions and projects of earth observation satellites and airborne and ground based campaigns. The theme of IGARSS 2019 is “Enviroment and Disasters”, and some emphases will be given on related special topics.


2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting

The conference is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetics, and radio science.


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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 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.


Communications Letters, IEEE

Covers topics in the scope of IEEE Transactions on Communications but in the form of very brief publication (maximum of 6column lengths, including all diagrams and tables.)


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Extraction of Blood Vascular Network for Development of an Automated Diabetic Retinopathy Screening System

2009 International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, 2009

Segmentation of vascular structures of retina for implementation of Clinical diabetic retinopathy decision making systems is presented in this paper. As retinal vascular structure is with thin blood vessels, prediction accuracy is highly dependent upon the segmentation and preprocessing schemes. Complex GSZ shock filters have been used for noise suppression and edge enhancement. Binarization algorithms are used to achieve the ...


Printed slot arrays with dielectric substrates

1985 Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1985

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Towards photosensor movement-adaptive image analysis in an electronic retinal prosthesis

The 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004

By way of extracellular, stimulating electrodes, electronic vision prosthesis aims to render discrete light spots - so-called phosphenes - in the visual field, thereby providing a phosphene image serving as a rudimentary remediation of profound blindness. It is proposed that a digital camera, or some other photosensitive array, captures frames, the frames be analyzed, and phosphenes be actuated accordingly. We ...


In vivo intraocular pressure measurements using a miniaturized nanophotonics-enhanced sensor implant

2016 Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), 2016

Glaucoma is the leading causes of blindness, affecting an estimated 70 million individuals in the world. Because an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) has been identified as a major risk factor, current therapies are aimed at lowering eye pressure. Consequently, monitoring of IOP is the most important tool in diagnosis and management of glaucoma. However current pressure measurement approaches have many ...


Effective Detection of Retinal Exudates in Fundus Images

2009 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, 2009

Diabetic-related eye diseases are the most common cause of blindness in the world. Early detection through regular screenings is the most effective treatment for these eye diseases. To improve the efficiency of such screenings, it is very important that effectively finding the presence of abnormalities in the retinal images captured during the screenings. In this paper, it is focused on ...


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  • Extraction of Blood Vascular Network for Development of an Automated Diabetic Retinopathy Screening System

    Segmentation of vascular structures of retina for implementation of Clinical diabetic retinopathy decision making systems is presented in this paper. As retinal vascular structure is with thin blood vessels, prediction accuracy is highly dependent upon the segmentation and preprocessing schemes. Complex GSZ shock filters have been used for noise suppression and edge enhancement. Binarization algorithms are used to achieve the segmentation of vascular structures of the retina. It has been observed that the combination of shock filter and Binarization provides better segmentation results compared to morphological and region growing methods.

  • Printed slot arrays with dielectric substrates

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  • Towards photosensor movement-adaptive image analysis in an electronic retinal prosthesis

    By way of extracellular, stimulating electrodes, electronic vision prosthesis aims to render discrete light spots - so-called phosphenes - in the visual field, thereby providing a phosphene image serving as a rudimentary remediation of profound blindness. It is proposed that a digital camera, or some other photosensitive array, captures frames, the frames be analyzed, and phosphenes be actuated accordingly. We present a numerical experiment wherein we observed the phosphene image in response to a set of stimuli for various image analysis schemes. We used the mutual-information function to quantify the efficacy of analysis schemes; the function penalizes a scheme for introducing redundancy to the phosphene image, while accounting for the probability of each stimulus. We demonstrate an effective scheme involving Laplacian of Gaussian (/spl nabla/2G) kernels geometrically transformed in accordance with phosphene layout. Further, we propose adapting the kernels comprising a scheme in accordance with photosensor movement.

  • In vivo intraocular pressure measurements using a miniaturized nanophotonics-enhanced sensor implant

    Glaucoma is the leading causes of blindness, affecting an estimated 70 million individuals in the world. Because an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) has been identified as a major risk factor, current therapies are aimed at lowering eye pressure. Consequently, monitoring of IOP is the most important tool in diagnosis and management of glaucoma. However current pressure measurement approaches have many challenges: measurements are obtained at the doctor's office only every few months, and it is difficult to develop more effective, custom-tailored optimal disease management for individual patients. To address this challenge, a number of efforts have been made to develop implantable IOP sensors based on electrical readout methods, yet further miniaturization, improved readout distance, and signal-tonoise ratio (SNR) are still desired. In this presentation, I will present a compact, implantable nanophotonic pressure sensor with remote optical readout. The sensor has provided robust measurements of hydrostatic pressure between 0-40mmHg and performed well on table top characterizations, ex-vivo, and in-vivo measurements. Sensor design, fabrication, & characterizations; implantation preparation and procedures, and short-term & long-term in- vivo monitoring will be discussed.

  • Effective Detection of Retinal Exudates in Fundus Images

    Diabetic-related eye diseases are the most common cause of blindness in the world. Early detection through regular screenings is the most effective treatment for these eye diseases. To improve the efficiency of such screenings, it is very important that effectively finding the presence of abnormalities in the retinal images captured during the screenings. In this paper, it is focused on automatically detecting one of the abnormal signs: the presence of' exudates/lesions in the retinal images. A novel approach that combines median filtering and dynamic clustering analysis is proposed. Experimental results indicate that the new algorithm is easier, faster and more effective for lesion detection from retinal images of various qualities.

  • Micromachined tacks for retinal implant applications

    To fasten an artificial retinal implant onto the epiretinal surface of the eye, our group has designed retinal microtacks. The microtacks were fabricated using two different micromachining techniques: 1) deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) and 2) ultra-high-precision micromilling. Metrology was performed on each microtack design following fabrication, measuring all critical and overall dimensions. Force measurement experiments were performed to determine the loads required to insert and remove each microtack design in a synthetic material. This was carried out to verify the validity of the new geometric features added to the microtack. Each experiment consisted of three programmed zones: Insertion, Hold, and Removal. The required displacement and velocity were determined for each zone dependent upon microtack design.

  • Visual memory augmentation: using eye gaze as an attention filter

    We present two early prototype systems that leverage computer memory to augment human memory in everyday situations. Both experiments investigate the role of eye tracking as a way to detect a person's attention and use this knowledge to affect short and long term memory processes. This work is part of a larger effort underway at the MIT Media Laboratory to develop systems that work symbiotically with humans, leading to increased performance along numerous cognitive and physical dimensions [D. Roy].

  • Resource Organization and Discovery in Mobile Grid: Model and Algorithm

    Resource organization and discovery is one of the important research field in grid computing, however, the present technology and approaches did not consider the mobility of grid resource. As to the complicity of the resource's management in mobile grid, This paper firstly describe three layers resource organization mode; Then present the tree directory resource management which consider the problem of resource's mobility and limited power so avoid the blindness of resource find. At last we propose a way of resource selection algorithm based priority which consider the remained battery power and mobility consideration, and a theoretical complexity analysis is presented as well, In the end, the experiment proved that the algorithm had high efficiency of discovery.

  • Establishing of access standards for people with disabilities for the health ministry in Mexico

    A Mexican Official Standard for accessibility to health-care facilities was developed by an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional group. Because of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Standard should agree with standards of the United States and Canada. Not all elements for accessibility were included. Decisions on inclusion were based on functionality, durability, safety, cost, weather conditions, anthropometry and literacy; and on the fact that this Standard was for a developing country. The Standard only applies to buildings under construction or being remodeled.

  • Enhancing Classification by Perceptual Characteristic for the P300 Speller Paradigm

    We find that in P300 speller paradigm, there exists difference between electroencephalogram (EEG) signals evoked by flashing adjacent to the row (column) containing the target and those evoked by other non-target stimuli. This difference might arise out of users' perceptual confusion. We use a machine learning approach to learn the difference of this perceptual characteristic, and employ the classifier to aid classification in P300 speller. Experiments show that our method remarkably improves the performance



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