Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Edited by Ganesh R. Naik

RMIT University, Australia

The field of biomedical engineering has expanded markedly in the past ten years. This growth is supported by advances in biological science, which have created new opportunities for development of tools for diagnosis and therapy for human disease. The discipline focuses both on development of new biomaterials, analytical methodologies and on the application of concepts drawn from engineering, computing, mathematics, chemical and physical sciences to advance biomedical knowledge while improving the effectiveness and delivery of clinical medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. Biomedical engineering covers recent advances in the growing field of biomedical technology, instrumentation, and administration. Contributions focus on theoretical and practical problems associated with the development of medical technology; the introduction of new engineering methods into public health; hospitals and patient care; the improvement of diagnosis and therapy; and biomedical information storage and retrieval. The book is directed at engineering students in their final year of undergraduate studies or in their graduate studies. Most undergraduate students majoring in biomedical engineering are faced with a decision, early in their program of study, regarding the field in which they would like to specialize. Each chosen specialty has a specific set of course requirements and is supplemented by wise selection of elective and supporting coursework. Also, many young students of biomedical engineering use independent research projects as a source of inspiration and preparation but have difficulty identifying research areas that are right for them. Therefore, a second goal of this book is to link knowledge of basic science and engineering to fields of specialization and current research. The editor would like to thank the authors, who have committed so much effort to the publication of this work.

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Recent Advances in Biomedical EngineeringEdited by Ganesh R. Naik

Published: October 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/148

ISBN: 978-953-307-004-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5868-4

Copyright year: 2009

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44 Crossref Citations

86 Web of Science Citations

102 Dimensions Citations

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1. Micro Macro Neural Network to Recognize Slow Movement: EMG based Accurate and Quick Rollover Recognition

By Takeshi Ando, Jun Okamoto and Masakatsu G. Fujie

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2. Compression of Surface Electromyographic Signals Using Two-Dimensional Techniques

By Marcus V. C. Costa, Joao L. A. Carvalho, Pedro A. Berger, Adson F. da Rocha and Francisco A. O. Nascimento

2833

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3. A New Method for Quantitative Evaluation of Neurological Disorders based on EMG signals

By Jongho Lee, Yasuhiro Kagamihara and Shinji Kakei

2100

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4. Source Separation and Identification Issues in Bio Signals: a Solution Using Blind Source Separation

By Ganesh R Naik and Dinesh K Kumar

2155

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5. Sources of Bias in Synchronization Measures and how to Minimize Their Effects on the Estimation of Synchronicity: Application to the Uterine Electromyogram

By Terrien Jeremy, Marque Catherine, Germain Guy and Karlsson Brynjar

1610

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6. Multichannel Analysis of EEG Signal Applied to Sleep Stage Classification

By Zhovna Inna and Shallom Ilan

3159

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7. P300-Based Speller Brain-Computer Interface

By Reza Fazel-Rezai

2545

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8. Alterations in Sleep Electroencephalography and Heart Rate Variability During the Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Hypopnoea

By Dean Cvetkovic, Haslaile Abdullah, Elif Derya Ubeyli, Gerard Holland and Irena Cosic

1863

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9. Flexible Implantable Thin Film Neural Electrodes

By Sami Myllymaa, Katja Myllymaa and Reijo Lappalainen

6316

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10. Developments in Time-Frequency Analysis of Biomedical Signals and Images Using a Generalized Fourier Synthesis

By Robert A. Brown, M. Louis Lauzon and Richard Frayne

2541

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11. Automatic Counting of Aedes aegypti Eggs in Images of Ovitraps

By Carlos A.B. Mello, Wellington P. dos Santos, Marco A.B. Rodrigues, Ana Lucia B. Candeias, Cristine M.G. Gusmao and Nara M. Portela

3073

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12. Hyperspectral Imaging: a New Modality in Surgery

By Hamed Akbari and Yukio Kosugi

2640

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13. Dialectical Classification of MR Images for the Evaluation of Alzheimer's Disease

By Wellington Pinheiro dos Santos, Francisco Marcos de Assis, Ricardo Emmanuel de Souza and Plinio Bezerra dos Santos Filho

1644

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14. 3-D MRI and DT-MRI Content-adaptive Finite Element Head Model Generation for Bioelectomagnetic Imaging

By Tae-Seong Kim and Won Hee Lee

1610

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15. Denoising of Fluorescence Confocal Microscopy Images with Photobleaching compensation in a Bayesian framework

By Isabel Rodrigues and Joao Sanches

1904

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16. Advantages of Virtual Reality Technology in Rehabilitation of People with Neuromuscular Disorders

By Imre Cikajlo and Zlatko Matjačić

3341

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17. A Prototype Device to Measure and Supervise Urine Output of Critical Patients

By A. Otero, B. Panigrahi, F. Palacios, T. Akinfiev and R. Fernandez

2481

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18. Wideband Technology for Medical Detection and Monitoring

By Mehmet Rasit Yuce, Tharaka N. Dissanayake and Ho Chee Keong

3072

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19. "Hybrid-PLEMO", Rehabilitation System for Upper Limbs with Active / Passive Force Feedback Mode

By Takehito Kikuchi and Junji Furusho

1686

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20. Fractional-Order Models for the Input Impedance of the Respiratory System

By Clara Ionescu, Robin De Keyser, Kristine Desager and Eric Derom

2296

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21. Modelling of Oscillometric Blood Pressure Monitor — from white to black box models

By Eduardo Pinheiro and Octavian Postolache

2880

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22. Arterial Blood Velocity Measurement by Portable Wireless System for Healthcare Evaluation: the Related Effects and Significant Reference Data

By Azran Azhim and Yohsuke Kinouchi

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23. Studying Ion Channel Dysfunction and Arrythmogenesis in the Human Atrium: A Computational Approach

By Sanjay R. Kharche, Phillip R. Law and Henggui Zhang

1710

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24. Discovery of Biorhythmic Stories behind Daily Vital Signs and Its Application

By Wenxi Chen

2809

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25. Linear and Nonlinear Synchronization Analysis and Visualization during Altered States of Consciousness

By Vangelis Sakkalis and Michalis Zervakis

1803

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26. RFId Technologies for the Hospital. How to Choose the Right One and Plan the Right Solution?

By Ernesto Iadanza

5131

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27. Improvement of Touch Sensitivity by Pressing

By Hie-yong Jeong, Mitsuru Higashimori and Makoto Kaneko

3176

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28. Modeling Thermoregulation and Core Temperature in Anatomically-Based Human Models and Its Application to RF Dosimetry

By Akimasa Hirata

2268

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29. Towards a Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Breast Interventions

By Vishnu Mallapragada and Nilanjan Sarkar

1863

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30. Spectral Analysis Methods for Spike-Wave Discharges in Rats with Genetic Absence Epilepsy

By Elif Derya Ubeyli, Gul Ilbay and Deniz Sahin

2212

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31. A 3D Graph-Cut based Algorithm for Evaluating Carotid Plaque Echogenicity and Texture

By Jose C. R. Seabra and Joao M. R. Sanches

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32. Specular Surface Reconstruction Method for Multi-Camera Corneal Topographer Arrangements

By A. Soumelidis, Z. Fazekas, A. Bodis-Szomoru, F. Schipp, B. Csakany and J. Nemeth

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