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Practical Applications in Biomedical Engineering

Edited by Adriano Andrade

Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil


Alcimar Soares

Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

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Biomedical Engineering is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary field that combines engineering with life sciences. The relevance of this area can be perceived in our everyday lives every time we go to hospital, receive medical treatment or even when we buy health products such as an automatic blood pressure monitor device. Over the past years we have experienced a great technological development in health care and this is due to the joint work of engineers, mathematicians, physicians, computer scientists and many other professionals. This book introduces a collection of papers organized into three sections that provide state of the art examples of practical applications in Biomedical Engineering in the area of Biomedical Signal Processing and Modelling, Biomaterials and Prosthetic Devices, and Biomedical Image Processing.

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Practical Applications in Biomedical EngineeringEdited by Adriano Andrade

Published: January 9th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3331

ISBN: 978-953-51-0924-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6287-2

Copyright year: 2013

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42482 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. Human Tremor: Origins, Detection and Quantification

By Adriano O. Andrade, Adriano Alves Pereira, Maria Fernanda Soares de Almeida, Guilherme Lopes Cavalheiro, Ana Paula Souza Paixão, Sheila Bernardino Fenelon and Valdeci Carlos Dionisio


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2. Second- and Third-Order Statistical Characterization of Non-Linearity and Non-Gaussianity of Adult and Fetal ECG Signals and Noise

By Walid A. Zgallai


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3. Fractal Physiology, Breath-to-Breath Variability and Respiratory Diseases: An Introduction to Complex Systems Theory Application in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

By Vasilios Papaioannou and Ioannis Pneumatikos


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4. Wavelet Filter to Attenuate the Background Activity and High Frequencies in EEG Signals Applied in the Automatic Identification of Epileptiform Events

By Geovani Rodrigo Scolaro, Fernando Mendes de Azevedo, Christine Fredel Boos and Roger Walz


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5. Impulse Oscillometric Features and Respiratory System Models Track Small Airway Function in Children

By Erika G. Meraz, Homer Nazeran, Carlos Ramos, Liza Rodriguez, Lidia Rascón Madrigal and Nelly Gordillo Castillo


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6. Simulation of Subject Specific Bone Remodeling

By Ajay Sonar and James Carroll


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7. Prosthesis for Flow Control in the Esophagus as a New Technique for the Treatment of Obesity

By Suélia de S. Rodrigues Fleury Rosa, Adson Ferreira da Rocha and José Conceição Carvalho


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8. Structure - Functions Relations in Small Interfering RNAs

By Natalya S. Petrova, Marina A. Zenkova and Elena L. Chernolovskaya


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9. Microbiological Chitosan: Potential Application as Anticariogenic Agent

By Thayza Christina Montenegro Stamford, Thatiana Montenegro Stamford-Arnaud, Horacinna Maria de Medeiros Cavalcante, Rui Oliveira Macedo and Galba Maria de Campos-Takaki


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10. Antimicrobial and Anti-Adhesive Potential of a Biosurfactants Produced by Candida Species

By Raquel Diniz Rufino, Juliana Moura de Luna, Leonie Asfora Sarubbo, Lígia Raquel Marona Rodrigues, José Antônio C. Teixeira and Galba Maria de Campos-Takaki


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11. Biocompatibility and Immunocompatibility Assessment of Poly(2-Oxazolines)

By Juraj Kronek, Ema Paulovičová, Lucia Paulovičová, Zuzana Kroneková and Jozef Luston


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12. Bio-Medical Applications of the Electron-Beam Plasma

By T. Vasilieva


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13. Functional Inorganic Nanohybrids for Biomedical Diagnosis

By Thai-Hoa Tran and Thanh-Dinh Nguyen


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14. Study of the Murine Cardiac Mechanical Function Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Current Status, Challenges, and Future Perspectives

By Christakis Constantinides


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15. Biomedical Engineering in Epidural Anaesthesia Research

By Venketesh N. Dubey, Neil Vaughan, Michael Y. K. Wee and Richard Isaacs


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