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The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. (Wikipedia.org)






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2018 7th Electronic System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC)

This international event brings together both academic as well as the industry leaders to discuss and debate about the state-of-art and future trends in electronics packaging and integration technologies.


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.


2017 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

The conference serves as the primary annual meeting for researchers in the field of human-robot interaction. The event will include a main papers track and additional sessions for posters, demos, and exhibits. Additionally, the conference program will include a full day of workshops and tutorials running in parallel.

  • 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2018 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchersin robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior,anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    This conference focuses on the interaction between humans and robots.

  • 2015 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single -track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very bestresearch and thinking in human -robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary,reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificialintelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2014 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human -robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2013 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single -track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2012 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.

  • 2011 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    Robot companions Lifelike robots Assistive (health & personal care) robotics Remote robots Mixed initiative interaction Multi-modal interaction Long-term interaction with robots Awareness and monitoring of humans Task allocation and coordination Autonomy and trust Robot-team learning User studies of HRI Experiments on HRI collaboration Ethnography and field studies HRI software architectures HRI foundations Metrics for teamwork HRI group dynamics.

  • 2010 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    TOPICS: Robot companions, Lifelike robots, Assistive (health & personal care) robotics, Remote robots, Mixed initiative interaction, Multi-modal interaction, Long-term interaction with robots, Awareness and monitoring of humans, Task allocation and coordination, Autonomy and trust, Robot-team learning, User studies of HRI, Experiments on HRI collaboration, Ethnography and field studies, HRI software architectures

  • 2009 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    * Robot companions * Lifelike robots * Assistive (health & personal care) robotics * Remote robots * Mixed initiative interaction * Multi-modal interaction * Long-term interaction with robots * Awareness and monitoring of humans * Task allocation and coordination * Autonomy and trust * Robot-team learning * User studies of HRI * Experiments on HRI collaboration * Ethnography and field studies * HRI software architectures

  • 2008 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

    Robot companions Lifelike robots Assistive (health & personal care) robotics Remote robots Mixed initiative interaction Multi-modal interaction Long-term interaction with robots Awareness and monitoring of humans Task allocation and coordination Autonomy and trust Robot-team learning User studies of HRI Experiments on HRI collaboration Ethnography and field studies HRI software architectures HRI foundations Metrics for teamwork HRI group dynamics Individual vs. group HRI

  • 2007 2nd Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)


2017 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE)

It covers practice, experience and promising new ideas in the broad area of intelligent systems and knowledge engineering. The topics include: Foundations of Intelligent Systems; Knowledge Engineering and Management; Practical Applications and Systems.


2017 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2017)

This is the flagship conference of IEEE RAS in Automation


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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


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.


Engineering Management Review, IEEE

Reprints articles from other publications of significant interest to members. The papers are aimed at those engaged in managing research, development, or engineering activities. Reprints make it possible for the readers to receive the best of today's literature without having to subscribe to and read other periodicals.


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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Frequency-tunable airflow energy harvester using variable aperture helmholtz resonator and piezoelectric cantilever

K. X. Wang; L. Bu; J. M. Chen; L. Song 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015

This paper reports the design, fabrication and testing of a novel airflow energy harvester using variable aperture Helmholtz resonator with piezoelectric cantilever. Air flows through the resonator and vibrates the cantilever inside to produce power. At 15m/s airflow velocity, the 0.8~11mm variable aperture achieves 76~328Hz resonant frequency range. The harvester achieves maximally 1.6V peak-to-peak voltage at 6mm optimal aperture diameter, ...


Implementing reconstruction with hand-held gamma cameras

I. N. Weinberg; V. Zawarzin; R. Pani; G. De Vincentes 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Conference Record (Cat. No.00CH37149), 2000

Minimally invasive surgery has spurred development of portable nuclear medicine nonimaging detection products. Although these probes function well in simple anatomic regions (e.g., extremities), more complicated regions (e.g., head and neck, axilla) can present surgeons with difficulties due to the presence of overlapping tissue activity. Conventional gamma cameras, with large camera heads, are not ideal for intraoperative applications. Due to ...


Balloon based vertebra separation in CT images

M. Hahn; T. Beth Proceedings. 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2004

Vertebra segmentation from CT volume data is needed for several medical applications. For this, an important preprocessing step is the separation of neighboring vertebrae. We introduce a method to compute planes separating the individual vertebrae of the spine. For that purpose, a virtual balloon is inflated within the vertebral canal. After inflation, the balloon graphically shows swellings at the intervertebral ...


Energy policy impact: in Indian context

O. P. Srivastava IECEC 96. Proceedings of the 31st Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 1996

Energy is crucial to human sustenance and development. India, being no exception to this, has been concerned about its energy requirements and self- sufficiency since independence. However, oil shock periods in 1973 and 1979-80 and, more recently, the Gulf war have led India to formulate a strategy for its growth and development in the present as well as the future. ...


Prediction of hip fracture in post-menopausal women using artificial neural network approach

Thao P. Ho-Le; Jacqueline R. Center; John A. Eisman; Tuan V. Nguyen; Hung T. Nguyen 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017

Hip fracture is one of the most serious health problems among post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. It is very difficult to predict hip fracture, because it is affected by multiple risk factors. Existing statistical models for predicting hip fracture risk yield area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) ~0.7-0.85. In this study, we trained an artificial neural network (ANN) to ...


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Frequency-tunable airflow energy harvester using variable aperture helmholtz resonator and piezoelectric cantilever

K. X. Wang; L. Bu; J. M. Chen; L. Song 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015

This paper reports the design, fabrication and testing of a novel airflow energy harvester using variable aperture Helmholtz resonator with piezoelectric cantilever. Air flows through the resonator and vibrates the cantilever inside to produce power. At 15m/s airflow velocity, the 0.8~11mm variable aperture achieves 76~328Hz resonant frequency range. The harvester achieves maximally 1.6V peak-to-peak voltage at 6mm optimal aperture diameter, ...


Implementing reconstruction with hand-held gamma cameras

I. N. Weinberg; V. Zawarzin; R. Pani; G. De Vincentes 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Conference Record (Cat. No.00CH37149), 2000

Minimally invasive surgery has spurred development of portable nuclear medicine nonimaging detection products. Although these probes function well in simple anatomic regions (e.g., extremities), more complicated regions (e.g., head and neck, axilla) can present surgeons with difficulties due to the presence of overlapping tissue activity. Conventional gamma cameras, with large camera heads, are not ideal for intraoperative applications. Due to ...


Balloon based vertebra separation in CT images

M. Hahn; T. Beth Proceedings. 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2004

Vertebra segmentation from CT volume data is needed for several medical applications. For this, an important preprocessing step is the separation of neighboring vertebrae. We introduce a method to compute planes separating the individual vertebrae of the spine. For that purpose, a virtual balloon is inflated within the vertebral canal. After inflation, the balloon graphically shows swellings at the intervertebral ...


Energy policy impact: in Indian context

O. P. Srivastava IECEC 96. Proceedings of the 31st Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 1996

Energy is crucial to human sustenance and development. India, being no exception to this, has been concerned about its energy requirements and self- sufficiency since independence. However, oil shock periods in 1973 and 1979-80 and, more recently, the Gulf war have led India to formulate a strategy for its growth and development in the present as well as the future. ...


Prediction of hip fracture in post-menopausal women using artificial neural network approach

Thao P. Ho-Le; Jacqueline R. Center; John A. Eisman; Tuan V. Nguyen; Hung T. Nguyen 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017

Hip fracture is one of the most serious health problems among post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. It is very difficult to predict hip fracture, because it is affected by multiple risk factors. Existing statistical models for predicting hip fracture risk yield area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) ~0.7-0.85. In this study, we trained an artificial neural network (ANN) to ...


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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

  • Applications in Rehabilitation Medicine and Related Fields

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Electromyography as a Tool in Back and Neck Pain EMG of the Pelvic Floor: A New Challenge in Neurological Rehabilitation Age-Related Effects on EMG Assessment of Muscle Physiology Surface EMG and Hypobaric Hipoxia Microgravity Effects on Neuromuscular System References

  • Déjà Vu—or, Whatever Are We Doing Here?...

    It is said that long ago, in primeval India, there was a kingdom of blind people. These were in all respect endowed with human traits save for sight. In particular, they were warriors. At one point, King Bat, the king of the Blind, thinking of expanding his kingdom's hegemony, sent out (blind) scouts to the neighboring (seeing) kingdom. That other kingdom was a powerful one. Its army disposed of a famed and formidable war unit of elephants. Elephants were unknown to the Blind and their king King Bat. The scouts soon came back, all excited with intriguing news "An elephant," said one, "is like a rough- textured wall!…" "Not so," said his neighbor, "an elephant is a snakelike beast that blows foul-smelling air and putrid water in and out of its maw!…" "Nay!" said another, "it is thinner than a snake, stringlike, and has a tuft of hair on top of its small head!…" The last, older, scout, snorted his scorn at his inexperienced younger comrades, and stated unequivocally, "May your Blindness forgive these three stooges for their poor senses! An elephant is in fact a bunch of trees that hammer the ground with their trunks in turn to frighten their enemies! They have long and sharp low-reaching branches that are sharpened to needlepoints by African elephant trainers…" The blind Bat blinked, then saw the light: "We shall ask Our Royal Cornputer Astrologer of Scient-O-Logic Programming, Holy Mole Ravi Olly, to advise Us. We shall blindly follow what she will tell Us--she shall query her oracle and let the Answer be Our Fate!…" Thus spake King Bat to Holy Mole Soon, the solemnly clad Scient-O-Logic Programmer performed a neck-cut and gutted a goat, executing her higher-order priestly functions in a monotone language. ȁ C;Aha! Let's see what we have in store," said Holy Mole, adjusting her multifocal stained-glass spectacles, "an elephant is simply an invention of our wicked neighbors to make us believe that they possess that which they do not--L'arme ultime!" Dixit Holy Mole Ravi Olly She paused to enjoy the effect, and as an aside, added, "I submitted a seminal Braille paper on the topic to the Bombay Symposium of Scient-O-Logzc Programming last year, but it was rejected. The referccs, silly bunch, did not decipher my Braille slates upside right!… And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to see to my sabbatical in Egypt…" Exit Holy Mole Ravi Olly Thereupon, everyone applauded, King Bat led the attack, and all but one of the Blind were blindly leveled to platitude by a stoic stampede of myopic elephants who did not even care to see them for it was night. The only survivor of the Blind was Frau Doktor Professor Ravi Olly, on sabbatical leave in Alexandria Indeed, Holy Mole Olly went to the Library of Alexandria where she taught at the Research Institute for FUEL Programming. Let us hope that her class' inheritance is not the object of this panel, for what happened to that Library of Science was but blaze and cinders History tells us to ask ourselves not to repeat it.… We, this panel's actors, should perhaps heed its message? What follows is an appendix. It is a Graduate Seminar proposal that I am thinking of teaching in Spring. Its contents might he both relevant and revealing. Where does the Logic start or end? I do not know… Do you? I include it here in this controversial position paper to illustrate that there is more that meets the eye in the logical functionality of computation and information

  • Adaptive Object Tracking with an Anthropomorphic Robot Head

    We present a system for model-free, adaptive object tracking with a redundant anthropomorphic robot head. The visual tracking system is based on the idea of "Democratic Integration" to fuse information from several cues in a biologically plausible, self-organized fashion. The motor control system utilizes the idea of "controller partitioning" to exploit complementary capabilities of redundant degrees of freedom in the neck and eyes. A biologically inspired vergence control mechanism ensures coordination of the robot's two eyes. We demonstrate the performance of the overall system in different active tracking scenarios.

  • Orientation Behavior Using Registered Topographic Maps

    The ability to orient toward visual, auditory, or tactile stimuli is an important skill for systems intended to interact with and explore their environment. In the brain of mammalian vertebrates, the Superior Colliculus is specialized for integrating multi-modal sensory information, and for using this information to orient the animal to the source sensory stimuli, such as noisy, moving objects. Within the Superior Colliculus, this ability appears to be implemented using layers of registered, multi-modal, topographic maps. Inspired by the structure, function, and plasticity of the Superior Colliculus, we are in the process of implementing multi-modal orientation behaviors on our humanoid robot using registered topographic maps.In this paper, we explore integrating visual motion and oculomotor maps to study experiencebased map registration mechanisms. Continuing work includes incorporating self-organizing feature maps, including more sensory modalities such as auditory and somatorsensory maps, and extending the motor repertoire to include the neck and body degrees of freedom for full-body orientation.

  • A biological visuo-rnotor system: how dissimilar maps interact to produce behavior

    Results from electrophysiology, anatomy, and simulations show that the tectal sensori-motor system in salamanders can be understood as a system that preserves retinal coordinates on both tectal hemispheres and establishes a head-centered three-dimensional coordinate system by a combination of the bilateral visual maps. Thus, the outputs of the sensory maps are results of retinal inputs and intertectal signal transfer. The sensory maps are connected to respective motor maps organized in the coordinates of the neck muscles. The bilateral distribution of excitation in the whole system enables the animal to perform head saccades directed toward a stimulus at an arbitrary location within its egocentric frame of reference.

  • Applications in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

    Surface electromyography (sEMG) is typically applied in musculoskeletal physical therapy for the assessment of disturbed motor control and for monitoring change with rehabilitation. This chapter explores fundamental methods of EMG assessment as a means of evaluating neuromuscular impairment in patients with musculoskeletal disorders with a focus on two of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, namely, low back pain and neck pain. Distinct modifications of the sEMG signal can be identified during sustained voluntary or electrically elicited muscle contractions, and the analysis of myoelectric manifestations of muscle fatigue can provide important information about physiological changes evolving in the muscle. The amplitude of the surface EMG can be estimated by a scheme of demodulation, smoothing, and relinearization. An approach to monitoring the amplitude of activity of muscles with sEMG is to measure tuning curves. The chapter further reviews some of the most frequently applied analyses in musculoskeletal physical therapy research.



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