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2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)

The Conference focuses on all aspects of instrumentation and measurement science andtechnology research development and applications. The list of program topics includes but isnot limited to: Measurement Science & Education, Measurement Systems, Measurement DataAcquisition, Measurements of Physical Quantities, and Measurement Applications.


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 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


2019 IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC)

ISSCC is the foremost global forum for solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The Conference offers 5 days of technical papers and educational events related to integrated circuits, including analog, digital, data converters, memory, RF, communications, imagers, medical and MEMS ICs.


2019 IEEE SENSORS

The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state-of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2018 IEEE SENSORS

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their relatedfields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields includinginternational scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies topresent and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2017 IEEE SENSORS

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their relatedfields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields includinginternational scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies topresent and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2016 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2015 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fieldsincluding international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies topresent and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2014 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, andexchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors andtheir related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fieldsincluding international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies topresent and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2013 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE SENSORS Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state -of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2012 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state-of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors.

  • 2011 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE Sensors Conference is a forum for presentation, discussion, and exchange of state-of-the art information including the latest research and development in sensors and their related fields. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the general field of sensors. IEEE SENSORS 2011 will include keynote addresses by eminen

  • 2010 IEEE Sensors

    The IEEE SENSORS 2010 Conference is a forum for state-of-the-art presentations on sensors and related topics covering from theory to application, device to system, modeling to implementation and from macro/nano to scale.

  • 2009 IEEE Sensors

    IEEE Sensors Conference 2009 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of sensors and sensing technology. IEEE Sensors Conference 2009 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as special, regular and poster sessions.

  • 2008 IEEE Sensors

    IEEE SENSORS 2008 solicits original and state-of-the-art contributions to sensors and related topics, covering from theory to application, from device to system, from modeling to implementation, and from macro to micro/nano in scale. Topics of interest include,but are not limitid to: Phenomena, Modeling, and Evaluation (Novel Sensing Principles, Theory and Modeling, Sensors Characterization, Evaluation and Testing, Data Handling and Mining) Chemical and Gas Sensors (Materials, Devices, Electronics N

  • 2007 IEEE Sensors

    IEEE SENSORS 2007 solicits original and state-of-the-art contributions to sensors and related topics, covering from theory to application, from device to system, from modeling to implementation, and from macro to micro/nano in scale.

  • 2006 IEEE Sensors

  • 2005 IEEE Sensors

  • 2004 IEEE Sensors

  • 2003 IEEE Sensors

  • 2002 IEEE Sensors


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Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on

Speech analysis, synthesis, coding speech recognition, speaker recognition, language modeling, speech production and perception, speech enhancement. In audio, transducers, room acoustics, active sound control, human audition, analysis/synthesis/coding of music, and consumer audio. (8) (IEEE Guide for Authors) The scope for the proposed transactions includes SPEECH PROCESSING - Transmission and storage of Speech signals; speech coding; speech enhancement and noise reduction; ...


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.


Education, IEEE Transactions on

Educational methods, technology, and programs; history of technology; impact of evolving research on education.


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Tuning the Hopf Cochlea Towards Listening

NDES 2012; Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, 2012

The Hopf Cochlea is a hard- and software implemented model of the mammalian cochlea that is constructed from a series of feedforward coupled nonlinear Hopf system amplifier sections. All salient nonlinear aspects of hearing can be traced back to the physical properties of the Hopf oscillators. At each location along the cochlea, the amplification strength is effectively governed by a ...


Neuromorphic algorithm for retinal implants

Conference Proceedings. 2nd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 2005., 2005

The paper focuses on the input transformation for retinal implants. It describes a novel retina model, based on neurobiological measurements. Our modeling approach is neuromorphic, however the primary motivation is to derive an algorithmic skeleton from the animal retina measurements. The on-line, real-time implementation of the algorithm is given for an off-the-shelf stand- alone system, called Bi-I


Identification studies for twin electrode-pair stimulation with two different component pulse rates (cochlear implants)

Images of the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of the Annual International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,, 1989

It is shown that the introduction of a second electrode pair can help to improve the identification of stimuli of different pulse rates, particularly those at less than 200 pulses per second, presented on a given electrode pair. At higher pulse rates, the effect is less predictable. This can be incorporated into speech coding strategies which present different pulse rates ...


A discrimination ability of time sequential signal by electrical stimulation to auditory nerves and its comparison with that by vibrotactile stimulation

Images of the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of the Annual International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,, 1989

An experiment on the discrimination of time sequential stimuli of auditory nerves was carried out, and its result was compared with results for the vibrotactile sense. An extracochlear prosthesis that stimulates via an electrode superficially placed on the round window membrane of the cochlea is described. A new speech coding method is proposed for the prosthesis, for transmitting the pitch ...


A temporal limits encoder for cochlear implants

2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2015

Cochlear implant (CI) strategies extract multi-channel temporal envelopes to stimulate an array of electrodes. However, temporal pitch perception ability is known to be limited to a low frequency range at single channels. Therefore, this study proposes a temporal limits encoder (TLE) to make full use of the temporal processing abilities at each individual channels. First the total bandwidth is allocated ...


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  • Tuning the Hopf Cochlea Towards Listening

    The Hopf Cochlea is a hard- and software implemented model of the mammalian cochlea that is constructed from a series of feedforward coupled nonlinear Hopf system amplifier sections. All salient nonlinear aspects of hearing can be traced back to the physical properties of the Hopf oscillators. At each location along the cochlea, the amplification strength is effectively governed by a single real parameter characterizing the distance of the Hopf oscillator from the Hopf-bifurcation point. Using these parameters, given a mixture of input signals (e.g., a set of musical instruments) it should be possible to tune the cochlea towards a single sound component. Introducing an autocorrelation-based tuning measure, we demonstrate the tunability of the Hopf Cochlea on recorded real-life instruments of different timbres and pitches. Despite the strongly nonlinear and therefore interaction-prone nature of the device, strong and simple tuning patterns permit an easy tuning to sounds of varying pitch.

  • Neuromorphic algorithm for retinal implants

    The paper focuses on the input transformation for retinal implants. It describes a novel retina model, based on neurobiological measurements. Our modeling approach is neuromorphic, however the primary motivation is to derive an algorithmic skeleton from the animal retina measurements. The on-line, real-time implementation of the algorithm is given for an off-the-shelf stand- alone system, called Bi-I

  • Identification studies for twin electrode-pair stimulation with two different component pulse rates (cochlear implants)

    It is shown that the introduction of a second electrode pair can help to improve the identification of stimuli of different pulse rates, particularly those at less than 200 pulses per second, presented on a given electrode pair. At higher pulse rates, the effect is less predictable. This can be incorporated into speech coding strategies which present different pulse rates on each of the two electrode pairs that are being stimulated to improve the identification of the encoded stimuli.<<ETX>>

  • A discrimination ability of time sequential signal by electrical stimulation to auditory nerves and its comparison with that by vibrotactile stimulation

    An experiment on the discrimination of time sequential stimuli of auditory nerves was carried out, and its result was compared with results for the vibrotactile sense. An extracochlear prosthesis that stimulates via an electrode superficially placed on the round window membrane of the cochlea is described. A new speech coding method is proposed for the prosthesis, for transmitting the pitch signal and the second formant frequency. In this method, an additional stimulation pulse is inserted among the pitch pulses, and the time delay from pitch to additional pulse is proportional to the second formant frequency. This coding method has been seen to be effective in recognizing about 60% of Japanese vowels.<<ETX>>

  • A temporal limits encoder for cochlear implants

    Cochlear implant (CI) strategies extract multi-channel temporal envelopes to stimulate an array of electrodes. However, temporal pitch perception ability is known to be limited to a low frequency range at single channels. Therefore, this study proposes a temporal limits encoder (TLE) to make full use of the temporal processing abilities at each individual channels. First the total bandwidth is allocated to uniform narrow-bands, which are then down-shifted to the CI user's low frequency range (about 50–250 Hz) of temporal pitch. After the slowly varying signals are processed by half-wave rectification, the rectified signals are compressed and used to amplitude modulate interleaved high constant rate pulse sequences. By first deriving slowly varying signals, more information or even novel information about the original signal can be preserved based on the perceptual abilities of the implantees. Preliminary psychoacoustic frequency discrimination experiments suggest that the proposed TLE strategy can offer finer frequency resolution abilities.

  • Voiced-Unvoiced Classification of Speech Using a Neural Network Trained with LPC Coefficients

    Voiced-Unvoiced classification (V-UV) is a well understood but still not perfectly solved problem. It tackles the problem of determining whether a signal frame contains harmonic content or not. This paper presents a new approach to this problem using a conventional multi-layer perceptron neural network trained with linear predictive coding (LPC) coefficients. LPC is a method that results in a number of coefficients that can be transformed to the envelope of the spectrum of the input frame. As a spectrum is suitable for determining the harmonic content, so are the LPC-coefficients. The proposed neural network works reasonably well compared to other approaches and has been evaluated on a small dataset of 4 different speakers.

  • Signal processing for cochlear implants and low-rate speech coding

    Summary form only given. Cochlear implants are now established as a new option for individuals with profound (sensorineural) hearing impairment. Many of the cochlear implant patients are able to understand speech without lip-reading, and some can communicate over the phone. The success of cochlear implants can be attributed to the combined efforts of scientists from various disciplines including bioengineering, physiology, and signal processing. Signal processing, in particular, played an important role in the development of various techniques for deriving electrical stimuli from the speech signal. Depending on the type of spectral information that was extracted from the acoustic signal, different speech processing strategies were developed over the years. The amount of spectral information that can be derived from the speech signal and delivered to the electrodes is limited, since the implant users have a small number (6-22) of electrodes. The designers of cochlear implants, much like the designers of speech coders, are therefore faced with the challenge of developing signal processing strategies that can extract a small, yet sufficient, amount of spectral information from the speech signal without compromising speech intelligibility and/or quality. Cochlear implants also provide us with a unique opportunity to study speech perception and investigate the perceptual limits of the auditory system. We can investigate, for example, the effect of limited spectral and intensity resolution on speech understanding, and ask questions such as "What is the smallest number of channels or what is the smallest number of discriminable intensity steps needed to understand speech?" The answers to such questions could potentially be used for the design of very low rate speech coders. This article provides an overview of various signal-processing techniques that have been used for cochlear prosthesis over the past 25 years, and also present some results from our intelligibility studies on the number of channels and quantization steps needed to understand speech.

  • 900mV programmable gain amplifier for cochlear implants

    Power consumption and device area are two critical specifications in implantable cochlear systems. CMOS process scaling has afforded significant area reduction but has increased the difficulty in designing analog circuits due to reduced voltage head room and lower output impedances. In this paper, a programmable gain amplifier (PGA), which is suitable for a full cochlear implant is presented. The core of the PGA is a low-power, low-voltage, switched operational amplifier. The PGA, fabricated in TSMC's 0.18/spl mu/m CMOS process, operates from a 900mV supply with a measured power consumption of less then 45/spl mu/W. These results align favorably with fully implantable systems.

  • [D79] A vibrotactile sensory substitution device for the deaf and profoundly hearing impaired

    There are at least 2 million functionally deaf individuals in the United States alone and an estimated 53 million worldwide. The cochlear implant (CI) is an effective solution for regaining hearing capabilities for certain populations within this group, but not for all. First, CIs are expensive, ranging from $40,000 to $90,000 depending on the age of the recipient. This places CIs out of economic reach for many. Second, CIs require invasive surgery. Third, there is low efficacy of late CI implantation in early-onset deaf adults. Given these considerations, there are millions of deaf individuals who would benefit from a hearing replacement that has low cost, does not involve an invasive procedure, and may have a higher efficacy for early-onset deaf adults. To this end, we are developing a low-cost, non- invasive, plasticity-based solution to deliver auditory information to the brain. Specifically, we are developing a “vibratory vest” by which auditory information is captured, digitally processed, and delivered to the skin of the torso using small vibratory motors. The term for such a Technologynique is sensory substitution, and has previously proven successful in allowing those who are blind to have visual experience through the tongue or skin. In this poster, we will present our fully functional, real-time, Bluetooth-operated prototype, and demonstrate our results from several speech perception experiments.

  • Time-frequency speech processing strategy based on an adjustable algorithms dedicated to the cochlear prostheses

    Cochlear implants are electronic devices designed to provide useful hearing and improved communication ability to individuals who are profoundly hearing impaired and unable to achieve speech understanding with hearing aids. For individuals with a profound hearing loss, even the most powerful hearing aids may provide little to not benefit. A profoundly deaf ear is typically one which the majority of sensory receptors in the inner ear, called hair cells, are damaged or diminished. Cochlear implants bypass damaged hair cells and directly stimulate the residual hearing nerves with electrical current, allowing individuals who are profoundly or totally deaf to receive sound.



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