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Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. (Wikipedia.org)






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2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob)

The RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - BioRob 2018 - is a joint effort of the two IEEE Societies of Robotics and Automation - RAS - and Engineering in Medicine and Biology - EMBS.BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance. This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano, micro-, macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation.


2018 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI)

Computational analysis and interpretation of images and video


2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)

The conference will cover a wide range of topics on systems, automation and control including theory, hardware, software, communication technologies and applications.


2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’17) in conjunction with International Biomedical Engineering Conference of KOSOMBE will be held at International Convention Center (ICC), Jeju Island, Korea from July 11 to 15, 2017. The overall theme of the conference is “Smarter Technology for Healthier World” and will cover diverse topics of cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology R&D, translational clinical research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering education. The conference program will feature high-profile keynote lectures, minisymposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions, sessions for students and young professions, sessions for clinicians and entrepreneurs, and exhibitions.


2017 IEEE 14th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2017)

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 2017 will be the 14th meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical and biological imaging. The 2017 meeting will continue this tradition of fostering crossfertilization among different imaging communities and contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all scales of observation.


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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

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


Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging novel discoveries, important insights, or tutorial surveys in all areas of computational intelligence design and applications.


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.


Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on

Signal-processing aspects of image processing, imaging systems, and image scanning, display, and printing. Includes theory, algorithms, and architectures for image coding, filtering, enhancement, restoration, segmentation, and motion estimation; image formation in tomography, radar, sonar, geophysics, astronomy, microscopy, and crystallography; image scanning, digital half-toning and display, andcolor reproduction.


Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on

Telemedicine, teleradiology, telepathology, telemonitoring, telediagnostics, 3D animations in health care, health information networks, clinical information systems, virtual reality applications in medicine, broadband technologies, and global information infrastructure design for health care.


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Color Pattern Visual Evoked Potentials In Cortrols And Multiple Sclerosis Patients

J. A. Mitchell-DePew; E. Micheli-Tzanakou [1990] Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1990

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/00691456.png)


Relating sensor-based tremor metrics to a conventional clinical scale

David Western; Simon A. Neild; Rick A. Hyde; Rosemary Jones; Angela Davies-Smith 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference (HIC), 2014

Clinical scales based on visual observation are routinely used to assess pathological tremors, informing diagnoses and treatment selection. Because these scales incorporate elements that are subjective and limited in accuracy, sensor-based measurements of tremor are increasingly being considered as a means of improving on current practice. The translational potential of such measurement systems can be limited by their complexity and ...


Chromatic perception test: a computer-based approach

G. C. Filligoi; L. Capitanio; N. Accornero Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996

The analysis of luminance visual defects (i.e. obtained with white stimuli on a black background) in the central area of 200-300 around the fovea provide a valuable tool in neuro-ophthalmological diagnosis. In fact, distribution and depth of monochromatic visual defects reflect disease or damage to specific portion of the brain along the visual pathway. Concerning chromaticity tests, it is well ...


Using Multidimensional Bayesian Network Classifiers to Assist the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Juan Diego Rodriguez; Aritz Perez; David Arteta; Diego Tejedor; Jose A. Lozano IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews), 2012

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system and potentially the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. The clinical disease course is highly variable and different multiple sclerosis subtypes can be defined depending on the progression of the severity of the disease. In the early stages, the disease subtype is unknown, and there is ...


Optimizing the Use of Radiologist Seed Points for Improved Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation

Jon McAusland; Roger C. Tam; Erick Wong; Andrew Riddehough; David K. B. Li IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2010

Many current methods for multiple sclerosis (MS) lesion segmentation require radiologist seed points as input, but do not necessarily allow the expert to work in an intuitive or efficient way. Ironically, most methods also assume that the points are placed optimally. This paper examines how seed points can be processed with intuitive heuristics, which provide improved segmentation accuracy while facilitating ...


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Color Pattern Visual Evoked Potentials In Cortrols And Multiple Sclerosis Patients

J. A. Mitchell-DePew; E. Micheli-Tzanakou [1990] Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1990

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/00691456.png)


Relating sensor-based tremor metrics to a conventional clinical scale

David Western; Simon A. Neild; Rick A. Hyde; Rosemary Jones; Angela Davies-Smith 2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Conference (HIC), 2014

Clinical scales based on visual observation are routinely used to assess pathological tremors, informing diagnoses and treatment selection. Because these scales incorporate elements that are subjective and limited in accuracy, sensor-based measurements of tremor are increasingly being considered as a means of improving on current practice. The translational potential of such measurement systems can be limited by their complexity and ...


Chromatic perception test: a computer-based approach

G. C. Filligoi; L. Capitanio; N. Accornero Proceedings of 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996

The analysis of luminance visual defects (i.e. obtained with white stimuli on a black background) in the central area of 200-300 around the fovea provide a valuable tool in neuro-ophthalmological diagnosis. In fact, distribution and depth of monochromatic visual defects reflect disease or damage to specific portion of the brain along the visual pathway. Concerning chromaticity tests, it is well ...


Using Multidimensional Bayesian Network Classifiers to Assist the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Juan Diego Rodriguez; Aritz Perez; David Arteta; Diego Tejedor; Jose A. Lozano IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews), 2012

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system and potentially the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults. The clinical disease course is highly variable and different multiple sclerosis subtypes can be defined depending on the progression of the severity of the disease. In the early stages, the disease subtype is unknown, and there is ...


Optimizing the Use of Radiologist Seed Points for Improved Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation

Jon McAusland; Roger C. Tam; Erick Wong; Andrew Riddehough; David K. B. Li IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2010

Many current methods for multiple sclerosis (MS) lesion segmentation require radiologist seed points as input, but do not necessarily allow the expert to work in an intuitive or efficient way. Ironically, most methods also assume that the points are placed optimally. This paper examines how seed points can be processed with intuitive heuristics, which provide improved segmentation accuracy while facilitating ...


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    Damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems is associated with a loss of motor drive and a defective afferent input to the central nervous system (CNS). This chapter starts with a presentation of neuron injury. The injuries are categorized based on the extent and type of damage to the nerve and the surrounding connective tissue. The chapter addresses sensory¿¿-¿¿motor deficits that are caused by neuron injury or disease: (a) cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or stroke, which causes impairments due to changes in blood supply to the brain; (b) spinal cord injuries (SCIs), which result in total or partial obstruction of flow of both sensory and motor information between the peripheral and central nervous systems; (c) nontraumatic disorders of the CNS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis); and (d) cerebral palsy (CP). Finally, the chapter presents the incidence of CNS diseases.

  • Body Tracking in Healthcare

    Within the context of healthcare, there has been a long-standing interest in understanding the posture and movement of the human body. Gait analysis work over the years has looked to articulate the patterns and parameters of this movement both for a normal healthy body and in a range of movement-based disorders. In recent years, these efforts to understand the moving body have been transformed by significant advances in sensing technologies and computational analysis techniques all offering new ways for the moving body to be tracked, measured, and interpreted. While much of this work has been largely research focused, as the field matures, we are seeing more shifts into clinical practice. As a consequence, there is an increasing need to understand these sensing technologies over and above the specific capabilities to track, measure, and infer patterns of movement in themselves. Rather, there is an imperative to understand how the material form of these technologies enables them also t be situated in everyday healthcare contexts and practices. There are significant mutually interdependent ties between the fundamental characteristics and assumptions of these technologies and the configurations of everyday collaborative practices that are possible them. Our attention then must look to social, clinical, and technical relations pertaining to these various body technologies that may play out in particular ways across a range of different healthcare contexts and stakeholders. Our aim in this book is to explore these issues with key examples illustrating how social contexts of use relate to the properties and assumptions bound up in particular choices of body-tracking technology. We do this through a focus on three core application areas in healthcare--assessment, rehabilitation, and surgical interaction--and recent efforts to apply body-tracking technologies to them.

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    There are two types of regenerating nerve fibers: unmyelinated and myelinated. Unmyelinated fibers are generally small (diameter up to 0.0013 mm or 0.00005 in.) and have a slow speed [up to 1.5 meters/second (m/s) or 3.2 mph]. Two- thirds of the fibers in the body are of this type; they are used for chores for which low speed is adequate, such as the reporting of pain and temperature. A regenerating axon fires (starts to generate an action potential [AP]) when the voltage across the membrane rises above a threshold level such as 8 mV. The AP propagates like an ocean wave; the conduction speed of an unmyelinated fiber is determined by the forward speed of the wavefront at the 8-mV level. Myelinated fibers are relatively large (diameter up to 0.022 mm or 0.0009 in.) and have a high speed (up to 130 m/s or 290 miles per hour [mph]). They are used for the retrieval and processing of information where high speed is vital. A myelinated fiber is high speed because its membrane is relatively thick, but it is interrupted by nodes at which the AP is regenerated. The conduction speed is determined by the time taken for the AP to reach the 8-mV level from one node to the next. This time is approximately constant, 17 ¿¿s, regardless of nerve fiber diameter. Nonregenerative or weakly regenerative sections of nerve fiber are reflected in lower-than-normal conduction speeds; this is important clinical evidence for nerve dysfunction, such as in multiple sclerosis.

  • Robot-Assisted Neurorehabilitation

    This chapter addresses the use of robots to facilitate the recovery of neuromotor functions. Early approaches to robot-based therapy were mostly empirical and limited by the available hardware, designed for industrial applications. More recent applications build on the current understanding of the physiology of the reorganization of the nervous system following a lesion. The chapter focuses on rehabilitation of the upper limb, but similar principles are applicable to the lower limb. It addresses the neuromotor recovery of chronic stroke survivors and examines two case studies in more detail. Then, the chapter discusses the available evidence on the efficacy of robot therapy. Finally, it suggests that robots may be potentially useful in the context of other neurological diseases, for example, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.



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