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Template:Vertebral column The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain. (Wikipedia.org)






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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


2018 14th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP)

ICSP2018 includes sessions on all aspects of theory, design and applications of signal processing. Prospective authors are invited to propose papers in any of the following areas, but not limited to: A. Digital Signal Processing (DSP)B. Spectrum Estimation & ModelingC. TF Spectrum Analysis & WaveletD. Higher Order Spectral AnalysisE. Adaptive Filtering &SPF. Array Signal ProcessingG. Hardware Implementation for Signal ProcessingH Speech and Audio CodingI. Speech Synthesis & RecognitionJ. Image Processing & UnderstandingK. PDE for Image ProcessingL.Video compression &StreamingM. Computer Vision & VRN. Multimedia & Human-computer InteractionO. Statistic Learning & Pattern RecognitionP. AI & Neural NetworksQ. Communication Signal processingR. SP for Internet and Wireless CommunicationsS. Biometrics & AuthentificationT. SP for Bio-medical & Cognitive ScienceU


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions 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 postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


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 Eighth International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

The conference aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state-of-the-art of research and applications in fields of information science and technology.

  • 2017 Seventh International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    The conference aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state-of-the-art of research and applications in fields of information science and technology.

  • 2016 Sixth International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    The conference aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state-of-the-art of research and applications in fields of information science and technology.

  • 2015 5th International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    The conference aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state-of-the-art of research and applications in fields of information science and technology.

  • 2014 4th IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    2014 4th IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2014) will be held in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China during April 26-28, 2014, as a continuation with ICIST 2013 (Yangzhou) and ICIST 2012 (Wuhan). Over the past few years, ICIST has matured into a well-established premier international conference on information science and technology and related fields. ICIST 2014 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications in fields of information and robotics. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.

  • 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    ICIST 2013 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications of information science and technology. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.

  • 2012 IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    ICIST 2012 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications of information science and technology. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. The proceedings of ICIST 2012 will be published by the IEEE with EI indexing.

  • 2011 International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST)

    ICIST 2011 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications of information science and technology. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.


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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.


Computer

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications. Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


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.


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Assessing kinetics of FES rowing in spinal cord injury patients

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 02115', u'full_name': u'Adina E. Draghici'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 02115', u'full_name': u'Sandra J. Shefelbine'}] 2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), None

Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from spinal cord injury (SCI) [1], which leads to numerous secondary health conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Within one year of injury, bone density decreases rapidly to osteoporotic condition. This study aims to measure the kinetics and kinematics of rowing in order to assess rehabilitation progress and to ...


Robotic training and kinematic analysis of arm and hand after incomplete spinal cord injury: A case study

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'Z. Kadivar'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'J. L. Sullivan'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'D. P. Eng'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'A. U. Pehlivan'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u"M. K. O'Malley"}, {u'author_order': 6, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'N. Yozbatiran'}, {u'author_order': 7, u'affiliation': u'Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, U.S.A.', u'full_name': u'G. E. Francisco'}] 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, None

Regaining upper extremity function is the primary concern of persons with tetraplegia caused by spinal cord injury (SCI). Robotic rehabilitation has been inadequately tested and underutilized in rehabilitation of the upper extremity in the SCI population. Given the acceptance of robotic training in stroke rehabilitation and SCI gait training, coupled with recent evidence that the spinal cord, like the brain, ...


Electromechanical Restoration of the Micturition Reflex

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455.', u'full_name': u'Gerald W. Timm'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455.', u'full_name': u'William E. Bradley'}] IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1971

Techniques for reflex simulation as a treatment for the neurologically impaired bladder must restore volitional control of bladder function. This paper outlines the engineering commitments necessitated by biological considerations and the exclusive biological problems that must be dealt with in order to accomplish this. An electromechanical system that includes patient controllable mechanisms to provide for retention of intravesical content interrupted ...


Command generation for FES enhanced grasping utilizing surface EMG in cervical injured

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Project to Cure Paralysis, Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL, USA', u'full_name': u'W. Besio'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'D. Tepavec'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'full_name': u'P. Tarjan'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'full_name': u'O. Ozdamar'}] Proceedings of the 1997 16 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, None

This is a preliminary report on a process to interpret commands from surface electromyography (sEMG) to assist grasping by individuals who have high level spinal cord injuries. The process extracts information from wrist extensor muscles sEMG to detect two distinct levels of volitional wrist extension. These levels could be used in any combination to implement specific commands to, "increase" or ...


Study on the mechanism of cervical vertigo treated with needle-knife therapy

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Second Traditional Chinese Med. Hosp. of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, China', u'full_name': u'Xing Liu'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Second Med. Sch., Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Med., Guangzhou, China', u'full_name': u'Sheng-ye Chen'}] 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, None

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mechanism of acupotomology for cervical vertigo. Authors found through a large number of clinical practice that the effect of acupotomology treatment for cervical vertigo is exact. The author mainly released the soft tissue in the back of neck, especially after the deep small occipital muscles. By release, readjust the neck biomechanics, ...


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  • Operant Conditioning of Spinal Reflexes for Motor Rehabilitation after CNS Damage

    Spinal reflex behaviors can be changed through operant conditioning, in which modification of a behavior is brought about by the consequence of that behavior. Spinal reflex conditioning can be used to change a spinal reflex pathway so as to ameliorate movement disabilities due to central nervous system (CNS) damage. This chapter demonstrates that operant conditioning can increase or decrease the soleus H-reflex in neurologically intact people, and investigates whether down-conditioning can reduce abnormal soleus H-reflex excitability in people with incomplete SCI and can thereby alleviate spastic gait. Finally, operant conditioning protocols that focus on modifying EEG activity over sensorimotor cortex might conceivably provide an additional approach to improving cortical control of motor function.

  • Physiology of Muscle Activation and Force Generation

    This chapter describes the physiology of muscle activation and force generation. It discusses the anatomy of the final common pathway from the nervous system to muscle, the electrical properties of motor neurons and muscle fibers, and the contractile properties of muscle fibers and motor units. The chapter presents the concept of motor unit types and the control of muscle force by modulating the recruitment and rate coding of motor unit activity. The muscle unit comprises the muscle fibers innervated by a single motor neuron and corresponds to the peripheral element of the motor unit. The combinations of motor unit recruitment and rate coding that contribute to the actions performed by a muscle vary across its operating range, which requires caution when interpreting details about the activation signal from surface EMG recordings. EMG recordings of muscle fiber action potentials provide information about the activation of motor neurons.

  • Peripheral and Spinal Plasticity after Nerve Injuries

    Peripheral nerves contain several types of nerve fibers, serving different functions. Peripheral nerve injuries induce a cascade of events, at the molecular, cellular, and system levels, that support axonal regeneration and target reinnervation in the periphery, but also imply plastic changes at the spinal cord and the brain. Mechanisms involved in these changes include alterations of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic connections, sprouting of new connections, and reorganization of sensory and motor maps in the nervous system. All these changes have to be considered when attempting to interact with the injured nervous system for rehabilitation strategies.

  • Progress in Peripheral Neural Interfaces

    Current developments in peripheral neural interfaces are facilitating their translation to clinical applications such as devices for use in human¿¿-¿¿machine interfaces (HMI) for advanced active prostheses. This chapter talks about the background of the anatomy of the nervous system, and then focuses mainly on the progress and methods used to address three challenges. The three challenges include (i) interface selectivity, (ii) device reach, and (iii) implanted device long-term stability and biocompatibility outlined for the extrafascicular and intrafascicular approaches. The chapter briefly discusses the state of the art of devices for each approach. Finally, it highlights the key advances such as the application of microfabrication techniques and the translation from animal to human. Advances in device modeling and cursory investigations of the use of nanotechnologies and the relevance of each in overcoming current issues of the state of the art are also discussed.



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