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The thorax (from Greek "θώραξ" - thorax, "breastplate, cuirass, corslet") is a division of an animal's body that lies between the head and the abdomen. (

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2018 International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers (CONIELECOMP)

The aim of this conference is to allow participants an opportunity to discuss the recent developments in the field of computing, electronics, mechatronics and biomedical engineering.

2018 22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference (MIKON)

Antenna Design, Modeling & MeasurementsMicrowave Devices, Circuits & ComponentsMillimeter-wave & Terahertz TechnologyMicrowave Photonics, Circuits & SystemsRF, VHF & UHF TechnologyEM Field Theory & Numerical TechniquesMicrowave MeasurementsIndustrial, Scientific and Medical ApplicationsWireless Technology & ApplicationsElectromagnetic CompatibilitySpace & Satellite SystemsRadar TechnologyRadar Systems & ApplicationsRadar Signal ProcessingTracking & Data FusionRadar Imaging & Remote SensingNoise, MIMO & UWB RadarsMultistatic & Passive Radar Systems

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 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)

Antennas & related topics e.g. theoretical methods, systems, wideband, multiband, UWBPropagation & related topics e.g. modelling/simulation, HF, body-area, urbanAntenna & RCS measurement techniques

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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.

Computers, IEEE Transactions on

Design and analysis of algorithms, computer systems, and digital networks; methods for specifying, measuring, and modeling the performance of computers and computer systems; design of computer components, such as arithmetic units, data storage devices, and interface devices; design of reliable and testable digital devices and systems; computer networks and distributed computer systems; new computer organizations and architectures; applications of VLSI ...

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.

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Analysis on the influence of tissues/organs' movements in EIT images of lung ventilation using finite difference thorax models

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Biophys. Sci. & Med. Phys. & Biomed. Eng. Inst., Minnesota Univ., USA', u'full_name': u'J. Zhang'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'R. P. Patterson'}] The 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, None

Monitoring lung air and fluid volume is a promising EIT application. Respiratory activity causes both chest expansion and position changes of tissues/organs in the thorax, which contributes measurement error. In EIT application, the electrodes are placed around chest in a two-dimensional ring, and image is reconstructed on the assumption that the object is two- dimensional and the images are due ...

Lead field theoretical approach in impedance cardiography using 3-D finite difference element modelling

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Ragnar Granit Inst., Tampere Univ. of Technol., Finland', u'full_name': u'P. K. Kauppinen'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'J. A. Hyttinen'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'full_name': u'J. A. Malmivuo'}] Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1997. Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, None

Impedance cardiography (ICG) offers a simple and unobstructive method of determining cardiac stroke volume based on the measurement of conductivity changes at body surface. ICG has not achieved wide clinical acceptance despite its advantages since its theoretical basis and interpretation of the measurement data remain controversial and questionable. Several ICG measurement configurations and systems have been suggested over the years ...

Development of insect thorax based flapping mechanism

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'BIOMS/Mechanical Engineering Program at University of Delaware, Newark, 19716, USA', u'full_name': u'Zaeem Khan'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, 19716, USA', u'full_name': u'Kyle Steelman'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, 19716, USA', u'full_name': u'Sunil Agrawal'}] 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, None

Design of a flapping mechanism for flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAV) is presented based on a mathematical model of insect thorax. This model also includes an aerodynamic model of flapping wings. Using experiments on dynamically scaled wings and numerical optimization, the mechanism is tuned for peak aerodynamic performance. The thorax model is used to understand the mechanics of the ...

A theoretical model of sound transmission in the thorax

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA', u'full_name': u'G. R. Wodicka'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'full_name': u'K. N. Stevens'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'full_name': u'D. C. Shannon'}] Images of the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of the Annual International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,, None

A model of sound transmission from within the respiratory tract to the chest wall which accounts for the acoustic coupling through the walls of the large airways was developed. The respiratory tract is represented from 100 to 600 Hz by an equivalent circuit. The propagation of sound within the surrounding lung parenchyma is modeled as a cylindrical wave in a ...

Stroke Volume Estimation by Thoracocardiography is Better When Glottis is Closed

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'PRETA Team (Physiologie Respiratoire Expérimentale Théorique et Appliquée), TIMC, Faculté de Médecine, 38706 La Tronche cedex, 0033-456520057; fax: 0033-456520033; e-mail:', u'full_name': u'Enas Abdulhay'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Member, IEEE, PRETA Team (Physiologie Respiratoire Expérimentale Théorique et Appliquée), TIMC, Faculté de Médecine, 38706 La Tronche cedex, France (phone: 0033-476765047; fax: 0033-476768844; e-mail:', u'full_name': u'Pierre Baconnier'}] 2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, None

Thoracocardiography approach pretends to non- invasively monitor stroke volume by inductive plethysmographic recording of ventricular volume curves by a transducer placed on the chest. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of thoracocardiography to estimate stroke volumes while apnea with open glottis. We hypothesized that, when glottis is open, stroke volumes would be better estimated if airways ...

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  • Physiological Motion and Measurement

    Respiratory, heart, and circulatory movements that can be detected without contact by Doppler radar are concentrated not only in the thorax, where the lungs and heart lie, but they also occur in the abdomen, which moves during respiration, and at other points on the body where superficial pulses are present. This chapter first describes the motion associated with breathing and how this motion affects the skin surface motion. It then discusses the location and anatomy of the heart, the electrical and mechanical events that cause contraction, the motion of the heart during contraction, and how that motion affects chest wall motion. The chapter also describes the location and structure of the arteries and veins, how they distend as the blood pressure varies during the cardiac cycle, and how this distension affects the skin surface motion. Doppler radar measurement of heart and respiration is a measurement of surface motion.

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