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2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & 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


2020 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE SignalProcessing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances andresearch results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and videoprocessing. ICIP 2020, the 27th in the series that has been held annually since 1994, bringstogether leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.


2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)

The International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and the world’s premier networking and exchange forum for researchers in the highly active fields of theory, design and implementation of circuits and systems. ISCAS2020 focuses on the deployment of CASS knowledge towards Society Grand Challenges and highlights the strong foundation in methodology and the integration of multidisciplinary approaches which are the distinctive features of CAS contributions. The worldwide CAS community is exploiting such CASS knowledge to change the way in which devices and circuits are understood, optimized, and leveraged in a variety of systems and applications.


IECON 2020 - 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

IECON is focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.


2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII)

The world's premiere conference in MEMS sensors, actuators and integrated micro and nano systems welcomes you to attend this four-day event showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology.The major areas of activity in the development of Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to: Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems Fabrication and Packaging Mechanical and Physical Sensors Materials and Characterization Design, Simulation and Theory Actuators Optical MEMS RF MEMS Nanotechnology Energy and Power


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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 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.


Computing in Science & Engineering

Physics, medicine, astronomy—these and other hard sciences share a common need for efficient algorithms, system software, and computer architecture to address large computational problems. And yet, useful advances in computational techniques that could benefit many researchers are rarely shared. To meet that need, Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) presents scientific and computational contributions in a clear and accessible format. ...


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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In the Spotlight: Cardiovascular Engineering

IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2008

This article reviews the development of patient-specific image-based models of the heart and the circulatory system. The goal of these types of models is to provide better assessment of cardiovascular function under the patient- specific pathophysiological conditions and to serve as a testbed for improved cardiovascular therapies that are tailored to the patient. These new models constitute a part of ...


In the Spotlight: Cardiovascular Engineering

IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2011

In this paper, a computational approach for predicting the effects of anti- arrhythmic therapy, which was informed and validated with experimental data that defined key measurable parameters necessary to simulate the interaction kinetics of the anti-arrhythmic drugs flecainide and lidocaine with cardiac sodium channels.


In the spotlight: cardiovascular engineering

IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2009

A brief review on the developments towards new therapies arose from cardiovascular tissue engineering and from new mechanistic insight into the function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease obtained by experimentation as well as modeling and simulation are discussed.


Numerical simulation of suture tension dependent on fiber material and puncture modalities

2011 1st Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, 2011

Most surgical interventions require joining of soft tissue, and suturation is the most common approach. While high suture tension may result in ischemia or even necrosis, a loose structure holds the risk of hemorrhage of the wound edges, causing postoperative complications and a potential necessity for reoperation. Estimating and controlling the tension within the suture is therefore a crucial factor ...


Hybrid battery for rapid charging of biomedical application

The 7th 2014 Biomedical Engineering International Conference, 2014

Battery is one of the most reliable sources of energy in most of the modern electronic products. In modern medicine, there is a lot of medical devices use battery as their power source. Strangled by the long period of time needed to charge battery is one of the difficulties faced by most of the battery supported biomedical devices. Therefore, we ...


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Life Sciences Grand Challenge Conference - Laura Niklason
IMS 2015: Robert H. Caverly - Aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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IMS 2012 Special Sessions: A Retrospective of Field Theory in Microwave Engineering - David M. Pozar
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The Emerging Field of Biomedical Engineering

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  • In the Spotlight: Cardiovascular Engineering

    This article reviews the development of patient-specific image-based models of the heart and the circulatory system. The goal of these types of models is to provide better assessment of cardiovascular function under the patient- specific pathophysiological conditions and to serve as a testbed for improved cardiovascular therapies that are tailored to the patient. These new models constitute a part of the growing trend towards the development of new computational approaches (i.e., computational medicine) that can aid treatment and prevention of human disease.

  • In the Spotlight: Cardiovascular Engineering

    In this paper, a computational approach for predicting the effects of anti- arrhythmic therapy, which was informed and validated with experimental data that defined key measurable parameters necessary to simulate the interaction kinetics of the anti-arrhythmic drugs flecainide and lidocaine with cardiac sodium channels.

  • In the spotlight: cardiovascular engineering

    A brief review on the developments towards new therapies arose from cardiovascular tissue engineering and from new mechanistic insight into the function of the cardiovascular system in health and disease obtained by experimentation as well as modeling and simulation are discussed.

  • Numerical simulation of suture tension dependent on fiber material and puncture modalities

    Most surgical interventions require joining of soft tissue, and suturation is the most common approach. While high suture tension may result in ischemia or even necrosis, a loose structure holds the risk of hemorrhage of the wound edges, causing postoperative complications and a potential necessity for reoperation. Estimating and controlling the tension within the suture is therefore a crucial factor for suture stability and thus successful treatment. In this study a numerical evaluation of different fiber materials and puncture modalities is presented. In total, 120 combinations of fiber material and number and distance of punctures are compared in terms of maximum shear rates representing suture tension. The results indicate that Vicryl fibers provide lower suture tension compared to PDS, and that an increased number of punctures decreases suture tension. Results are in good agreement with experimental studies. The presented method can be used to analyze various suture techniques and thus help to achieve successful treatment.

  • Hybrid battery for rapid charging of biomedical application

    Battery is one of the most reliable sources of energy in most of the modern electronic products. In modern medicine, there is a lot of medical devices use battery as their power source. Strangled by the long period of time needed to charge battery is one of the difficulties faced by most of the battery supported biomedical devices. Therefore, we come up with a solution to solve the charging time weakness. By combining the fast charging property of super- capacitor and high energy density lithium ion battery, a new hybrid battery is produced. Giving a breakthrough in charging process, this hybrid battery reduced significant amount of time needed during charging without reduces the performance and lifespan of the battery. The energy must be able to withstand for a longer period and the hybrid battery capacity is equivalent to standard lithium ion battery. In the initial 7 minutes charging, hybrid battery charge 3.7 times faster than regular battery. As for fully charge case, hybrid battery saves 21.45 minutes to achieve fully charged status. This hybrid battery has faster charging speed without reducing too much on the energy density compared to the commercial lithium ion battery.

  • Optical strain measurement and tear-out behavior of sutured porcine small intestine tissue using a standarized procedure

    Some of the major complications leading to high morbidity and mortality rates in intestine surgery are caused by anastomotic insufficiencies. As the suture represents a crucial factor for the successful treatment of intestine anastomosis, it is of critical importance to investigate the tearing of sutured tissue. The goal of this study consists in examining the tear-out characteristics of stitched porcine small intestinal tissue as a function of the position of the stitch, using an optical strain measurement system. Furthermore, the hole formation of two different suture materials (monofilament and braided) with a single stitch is examined and compared. A clear trend for strain characteristic cannot be found for all number of stitches. In the case of four stitches however, it can be observed that for four out of six samples the outer stitches show a higher strain distribution than the inner ones. The comparison of the hole formation indicates that tissue stitched with monofilament PDS II tears by exhibiting a broader deformation pattern than tissue stitched with braided Vicryl.

  • Magnetic resonance image segmentation for knee osteoarthritis using active shape models

    Knee osteoarthritis is a chronic joint inflammation disease that affects the aged population nowadays. The disease leads to gradual degradation of cartilage and thus deteriorates the function of the knee joint. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides promising results for the early detection of knee osteoarthritis. Conventionally, the MR image segmentation for knee osteoarthritis is manually done by clinicians. Limitations of this process include being laborious, time-consuming and prone to subjective diagnosis error. Therefore, the development of an automated cartilage segmentation method is crucial to assist the medical research in knee osteoarthritis. This project applied the Active Shape Models (ASM) approach to create semi- automated cartilage segmentation software. A shape model was constructed from a training set consisting of 10 knee MR images which includes major variations of the knee cartilage shape. Principle component analysis (PCA) was utilized to identify the main axes of variations used to build the shape model. This shape model was finally used to segment the knee articular cartilage. Outcomes of the ASM segmentation were compared with the outcome of manual segmentation. Experimental results showed that the sensitivity of developed ASM approach increased averagely from 73.78% to 80.75%, proportional to the increasing of the number of iteration in the segmentation as well as landmark of the shape model. This technique is reliable to contribute to medical research in knee osteoarthritis by providing an efficient and high accuracy segmentation method for knee articular cartilage, to further assist in the detection of knee osteoarthritis via MRI technique.

  • Apical four-chamber echocardiography segmentation using Marker-controlled Watershed segmentation

    Echocardiography provides information about size, shape, and function of heart to create the image. Apical four-chamber echocardiography can be obtained by placing the ultrasound probe at the apex of the left ventricle. Such view enables to analyze heart abnormalities. In this regard, chamber quantification is recommended to evaluate the heart volume by defining the endocardial border of the chambers. Image segmentation that subdivides an image into different regions may be suitable to analyze the chambers. In this study, we propose a Marker-controlled Watershed segmentation method. It involves Watershed Transform, internal and external markers, and morphological processing. The advantage is that it can control over-segmentation due to noise and other local irregularities. We tested the proposed method on an apical four-chamber echocardiography image and a model image. We also compared the segmentation result with an Active Contour-based segmentation method. The results show that the Watershed Transform performs better than Active Contour.

  • Endocardial Energy Harvesting by Electromagnetic Induction

    Objective: cardiac pacemakers require regular medical follow-ups to ensure proper functioning. However, device replacements due to battery depletion are common and account for ~25% of all implantation procedures. Furthermore, conventional pacemakers require pacemaker leads which are prone to fractures, dislocations or isolation defects. The ensuing surgical interventions increase risks for the patients and costs that need to be avoided. Methods: in this study, we present a method to harvest energy from endocardial heart motions. We developed a novel generator, which converts the heart's mechanical into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction. A mathematical model has been introduced to identify design parameters strongly related to the energy conversion efficiency of heart motions and fit the geometrical constraints for a miniaturized transcatheter deployable device. The implemented final design was tested on the bench and in vivo. Results : the mathematical model proved an accurate method to estimate the harvested energy. For three previously recorded heart motions, the model predicted a mean output power of 14.5, 41.9, and 16.9 μW. During an animal experiment, the implanted device harvested a mean output power of 0.78 and 1.7 μW at a heart rate of 84 and 160 bpm, respectively. Conclusion: harvesting kinetic energy from endocardial motions seems feasible. Implanted at an energetically favorable location, such systems might become a welcome alternative to extend the lifetime of cardiac implantable electronic device. Significance: the presented endocardial energy harvesting concept has the potential to turn pacemakers into battery- and leadless systems and thereby eliminate two major drawbacks of contemporary systems.

  • Towards Batteryless Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices—The Swiss Way

    Energy harvesting devices are widely discussed as an alternative power source for todays active implantable medical devices. Repeated battery replacement procedures can be avoided by extending the implants life span, which is the goal of energy harvesting concepts. This reduces the risk of complications for the patient and may even reduce device size. The continuous and powerful contractions of a human heart ideally qualify as a battery substitute. In particular, devices in close proximity to the heart such as pacemakers, defibrillators or bio signal (ECG) recorders would benefit from this alternative energy source. The clockwork of an automatic wristwatch was used to transform the hearts kinetic energy into electrical energy. In order to qualify as a continuous energy supply for the consuming device, the mechanism needs to demonstrate its harvesting capability under various conditions. Several in-vivo recorded heart motions were used as input of a mathematical model to optimize the clockworks original conversion efficiency with respect to myocardial contractions. The resulting design was implemented and tested during in-vitro and in-vivo experiments, which demonstrated the superior sensitivity of the new design for all tested heart motions.



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Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10441: Device Specialization - Cardiovascular Fitness and Activity Monitor

Within the context of the ISO/IEEE 11073 family of standards for device communication, this standard establishes a normative definition of the communication between personal cardiovascular fitness and activity monitoring devices and managers (e.g. cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, set top boxes) in a manner that enables plug-and-play interoperability. It leverages appropriate portions of existing standards including ISO/IEEE 11073 ...



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