Spinal cord injury

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A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease. Depending on where the spinal cord and nerve roots are damaged, the symptoms can vary widely, from pain to paralysis to incontinence. Spinal cord injuries are described at various levels of "incomplete", which can vary from having no effect on the patient to a "complete" injury which means a total loss of function. (Wikipedia.org)






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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


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 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan (SICE)

Covering a broad range of fields from measurement and control to system analysis and design, from theory to application, and from software to hardware.


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


2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

The BSN Conference is an annual event that brings together students, professors, doctors and industry people to discuss the latest trends in wearable body sensors and issues these body sensors are solving

  • 2018 IEEE 15th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    (BSN) Body sensor networks increase the opportunity to measure physiology and behaviour outside the clinical setting. Means of communication, on-chip and off-line data processing and proper modelling turn these measurements into useful information. (BHI) is “Informatics for smart, precision and preventive medicine”.

  • 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    The availability of small, low-cost networked sensors combined with advanced signal processing and information extraction is driving a revolution in physiological monitoring and intervention. Body Sensor Networks (BSN) are enabling technologies for precision healthcare, enhanced sports and fitness training, novel life-style monitoring, and individualized security. The 12th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2015) will address BSN research and offer participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions for sensors, communications, algorithms, systems, and applications. The conference features numerous invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts. On the days before and after the conference, tutorials will be presented, detailing and demonstrating BSN technologies from sensor networks to the algorithms that employ them.

  • 2014 11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    BSN 2014 will provide a unique forum for researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the latest work in various fields utilizing body sensor networks. Building on the success of the previous 10 annual meetings, the 11th BSN conference will be held at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE EMB Society.

  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    This conference brings together innovators and leaders from academic, industry, business, and government to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results in the following body sensor network topic areas:- Sensors- Communications and networking- Systems and resource management- Algorithms and signal processing- Medical and performance applications

  • 2012 Ninth International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    Recent advances in bionics, wireless network and computer technologies have enabled the realisation of miniaturised wireless biosensors for pervasive monitoring. Based on these technologies, the concept of Body Sensor Network has been proposed to improve patient care, chronic disease management, and promote lifelong health and wellbeing for the ageing population.

  • 2010 International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN)

    This conference will address the fast-growing BSN research field, and offers participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions in current BSN research. The conference will feature a number of invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts and include a showcase and demonstration of healthcare and other technologies.

  • 2007 Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN)

  • 2006 Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN)


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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.


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sequence analysis, comparison and alignment methods; motif, gene and signal recognition; molecular evolution; phylogenetics and phylogenomics; determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and Protein in two and three dimensions; DNA twisting and folding; gene expression and gene regulatory networks; deduction of metabolic pathways; micro-array design and analysis; proteomics; ...


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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A fail-safe ASIC for implantable neural stimulation

Xiao Liu; Andreas Demosthenous ESSCIRC 2007 - 33rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2007

We implemented a stimulator output stage that is failsafe without the need for off-chip blocking capacitors. Both the system architecture and details on the key circuits are described. The novel design employs high-frequency current- switching, a fully isolated bridge rectifier core, and AC-coupled discharging for the stimulation load. The prototype circuit was fabricated in a 1-mum silicon-on-insulator CMOS technology and ...


Description of the electromyographic variables during voluntary cough in humans — A systematic review

F. S. Macedo; C. C. S. C. Paz; S. R. M. Mateus 2014 Pan American Health Care Exchanges (PAHCE), 2014

The objective of this article is to present the electromyographic surface or invasive variables used to analyze cough in individuals with and without spinal cord injury (SCI). A systematic literature review was conducted to find scientific evidence in databases: PuhMed, Science Direct, SciELO and PEDro. Scientific papers conducted in individuals with and without spinal cord injury to assess the electromyographic ...


The Research of Signal Processing of the Control System Based on Electromyography Signal

Li Changsong; Zhou Yiqi 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), 2017

The analysis and feature extraction of surface electromyography signal (sEMG) are important in the clinical diagnosis of human function state and patients rehabilitation. The principle of rehabilitation training and implementation process is introduced in the paper. The hardware of the control system and the mode of training and the spectacle of virtual reality are designed. while the feature extraction is ...


Reciprocal inhibition becomes facilitation after spinal cord injury: Clinical application of a system identification approach

M M. Mirbagheri; L D. Duffell; D. Kotsapouikis; L M. Rogers 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2014

Alteration in spinal inputs from descending pathways following spinal cord injury (SCI) affects different mechanisms including reciprocal Ia inhibition. However, whether there is a consistent pattern of change in reciprocal inhibition following SCI is uncertain. Typical attempts to evaluate reciprocal inhibition have been restricted to electrophysiological measurements, which may have limited translation to function. Our objective was to address the ...


Virtual Reality Protocol to orthostasis for people with spinal cord injuries

Marcela Cavalcanti Moreira; Luciana Bezerra dos Santos; Jordana Maryeli Silva Coimbra; Andryelle Barbosa de Araujo; Lia Sara Fonseca da Silva 2017 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2017

Objective: The purpose of the study is to develop a protocol to orthostasis using Nintendo Wii videogame with the software Wii Fit Plus. Materials and Methods: An evaluation was done to choose the games that promote orthostasis and posture control. After that, a commission of 9 specialist judges was established to fill up a form about the game. It was ...


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A fail-safe ASIC for implantable neural stimulation

Xiao Liu; Andreas Demosthenous ESSCIRC 2007 - 33rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2007

We implemented a stimulator output stage that is failsafe without the need for off-chip blocking capacitors. Both the system architecture and details on the key circuits are described. The novel design employs high-frequency current- switching, a fully isolated bridge rectifier core, and AC-coupled discharging for the stimulation load. The prototype circuit was fabricated in a 1-mum silicon-on-insulator CMOS technology and ...


Description of the electromyographic variables during voluntary cough in humans — A systematic review

F. S. Macedo; C. C. S. C. Paz; S. R. M. Mateus 2014 Pan American Health Care Exchanges (PAHCE), 2014

The objective of this article is to present the electromyographic surface or invasive variables used to analyze cough in individuals with and without spinal cord injury (SCI). A systematic literature review was conducted to find scientific evidence in databases: PuhMed, Science Direct, SciELO and PEDro. Scientific papers conducted in individuals with and without spinal cord injury to assess the electromyographic ...


The Research of Signal Processing of the Control System Based on Electromyography Signal

Li Changsong; Zhou Yiqi 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), 2017

The analysis and feature extraction of surface electromyography signal (sEMG) are important in the clinical diagnosis of human function state and patients rehabilitation. The principle of rehabilitation training and implementation process is introduced in the paper. The hardware of the control system and the mode of training and the spectacle of virtual reality are designed. while the feature extraction is ...


Reciprocal inhibition becomes facilitation after spinal cord injury: Clinical application of a system identification approach

M M. Mirbagheri; L D. Duffell; D. Kotsapouikis; L M. Rogers 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2014

Alteration in spinal inputs from descending pathways following spinal cord injury (SCI) affects different mechanisms including reciprocal Ia inhibition. However, whether there is a consistent pattern of change in reciprocal inhibition following SCI is uncertain. Typical attempts to evaluate reciprocal inhibition have been restricted to electrophysiological measurements, which may have limited translation to function. Our objective was to address the ...


Virtual Reality Protocol to orthostasis for people with spinal cord injuries

Marcela Cavalcanti Moreira; Luciana Bezerra dos Santos; Jordana Maryeli Silva Coimbra; Andryelle Barbosa de Araujo; Lia Sara Fonseca da Silva 2017 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2017

Objective: The purpose of the study is to develop a protocol to orthostasis using Nintendo Wii videogame with the software Wii Fit Plus. Materials and Methods: An evaluation was done to choose the games that promote orthostasis and posture control. After that, a commission of 9 specialist judges was established to fill up a form about the game. It was ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Advanced User Interfaces for Upper Limb Functional Electrical Stimulation

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) paralyzes approximately 12,000 people each year in the United States. Individuals with an injury at and above the sixth cervical vertebra (C6) lose function in the upper and lower limbs. To provide greater independence to this population, the restoration of reaching and grasping movements is critically important. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is currently the only clinical approach for reanimating paralyzed muscles. The chapter starts by reviewing existing technologies for obtaining a control signal that is usable for a FES neuroprosthesis. This is followed by a discussion of the promise that recent advances in brain¿¿-¿¿machine interfaces (BMIs) hold for more natural user interfaces. Differences in the information content of potential signal sources suggest that enhanced control signals may be generated through an efficient combination of the available sources from each individual. Finally, the chapter discusses the relation between off-line decoder accuracy and online user performance.

  • Central Nervous System Tissue Engineering: Current Considerations and Strategies

    Combating neural degeneration from injury or disease is extremely difficult in the brain and spinal cord, i.e. central nervous system (CNS). Unlike the peripheral nerves, CNS neurons are bombarded by physical and chemical restrictions that prevent proper healing and restoration of function. The CNS is vital to bodily function, and loss of any part of it can severely and permanently alter a person's quality of life. Tissue engineering could offer much needed solutions to regenerate or replace damaged CNS tissue. This review will discuss current CNS tissue engineering approaches integrating scaffolds, cells and stimulation techniques. Hydrogels are commonly used CNS tissue engineering scaffolds to stimulate and enhance regeneration, but fiber meshes and other porous structures show specific utility depending on application. CNS relevant cell sources have focused on implantation of exogenous cells or stimulation of endogenous populations. Somatic cells of the CNS are rarely utilized for tissue engineering; however, glial cells of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) may be used to myelinate and protect spinal cord damage. Pluripotent and multipotent stem cells offer alternative cell sources due to continuing advancements in identification and differentiation of these cells. Finally, physical, chemical, and electrical guidance cues are extremely important to neural cells, serving important roles in development and adulthood. These guidance cues are being integrated into tissue engineering approaches. Of particular interest is the inclusion of cues to guide stem cells to differentiate into CNS cell types, as well to guide neuron targeting. This review should provide the reader with a broad understanding of CNS tissue engineering challenges and tactics, with the goal of fostering the future development of biologically inspired designs. Table of Contents: Introduction / Anatomy of the CNS and Progression of Neurological Damage / Biomaterials for Scaffold Preparation / Cel Sources for CNS TE / Stimulation and Guidance / Concluding Remarks

  • The Graph Theoretical Approach in Brain Functional Networks:Theory and Applications

    The present book illustrates the theoretical aspects of several methodologies related to the possibility of i) enhancing the poor spatial information of the electroencephalographic (EEG) activity on the scalp and giving a measure of the electrical activity on the cortical surface. ii) estimating the directional influences between any given pair of channels in a multivariate dataset. iii) modeling the brain networks as graphs. The possible applications are discussed in three different experimental designs regarding i) the study of pathological conditions during a motor task, ii) the study of memory processes during a cognitive task iii) the study of the instantaneous dynamics throughout the evolution of a motor task in physiological conditions. The main outcome from all those studies indicates clearly that the performance of cognitive and motor tasks as well as the presence of neural diseases can affect the brain network topology. This evidence gives the power of reflecting cerebral "s ates" or "traits" to the mathematical indexes derived from the graph theory. In particular, the observed structural changes could critically depend on patterns of synchronization and desynchronization - i.e. the dynamic binding of neural assemblies - as also suggested by a wide range of previous electrophysiological studies. Moreover, the fact that these patterns occur at multiple frequencies support the evidence that brain functional networks contain multiple frequency channels along which information is transmitted. The graph theoretical approach represents an effective means to evaluate the functional connectivity patterns obtained from scalp EEG signals. The possibility to describe the complex brain networks sub-serving different functions in humans by means of "numbers" is a promising tool toward the generation of a better understanding of the brain functions. Table of Contents: Introduction / Brain Functional Connectivity / Graph Theory / High- Resolution EEG / Cortical Networks n Spinal Cord Injured Patients / Cortical Networks During a Lifelike Memory Task / Application to Time-varying Cortical Networks / Conclusions



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