Virtual Bio-Instrumentation

Biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW

Author: Jon B. Olansen

Publisher: Pearson Education


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the content of the CD ROMs that accompanies the print book. Bringing the power of virtual instrumentation to the biomedical community. Applications across diverse medical specialties Detailed design guides for LabVIEW and BioBench applications Hands-on problem-solving throughout the book Laboratory, clinical, and healthcare applications Numerous VI's with source code, plus several demos, are available on the book's web site Virtual instrumentation allows medical researchers and practitioners to combine the traditional diagnostic tools with advanced technologies such as databases, Active X, and the Internet. In both laboratory and clinical environments, users can interact with a wealth of disparate systems, facilitating better, faster, and more informed decision making. Virtual Bio-Instrumentation: Biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW is the first book of its kind to apply VI technology to the biomedical field. Hands-on problems throughout the book demonstrate immediate practical uses Examples cover a variety of medical specialties Detailed design instructions give the inside view of LabVIEW and BioBench applications Both students and practicing professionals will appreciate the practical applications offered for modeling fundamental physiology, advanced systems analysis, medical device development and testing, and even hospital management and clinical engineering scenarios.

Proceedings of the Multi-Conference 2011

2nd International Conference on Signals, Systems & Automation (ICSSA 2011) & 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems & Data Processing (ICISD 2011)

Author: Himanshu B. Soni

Publisher: Universal-Publishers



Page: 1073

View: 977

The International Conference on Signals, Systems and Automation (ICSSA 2011) aims to spread awareness in the research and academic community regarding cutting-edge technological advancements revolutionizing the world. The main emphasis of this conference is on dissemination of information, experience, and research results on the current topics of interest through in-depth discussions and participation of researchers from all over the world. The objective is to provide a platform to scientists, research scholars, and industrialists for interacting and exchanging ideas in a number of research areas. This will facilitate communication among researchers in different fields of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The International Conference on Intelligent System and Data Processing (ICISD 2011) is organized to address various issues that will foster the creation of intelligent solutions in the future. The primary goal of the conference is to bring together worldwide leading researchers, developers, practitioners, and educators interested in advancing the state of the art in computational intelligence and data processing for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad.

Data Modeling for Metrology and Testing in Measurement Science

Author: Franco Pavese

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Mathematics

Page: 486

View: 212

This book provide a comprehensive set of modeling methods for data and uncertainty analysis, taking readers beyond mainstream methods and focusing on techniques with a broad range of real-world applications. The book will be useful as a textbook for graduate students, or as a training manual in the fields of calibration and testing. The work may also serve as a reference for metrologists, mathematicians, statisticians, software engineers, chemists, and other practitioners with a general interest in measurement science.

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 13

The Magical Next Becomes the Medical Now

Author: J.D. Westwood

Publisher: IOS Press


Category: Computers

Page: 660

View: 971

Magical describes conditions that are outside our understanding of cause and effect. What cannot be attributed to human or natural forces is explained as magic: super-human, super-natural. Even in modern societies, magic-based explanations are powerful because, given the complexity of the universe, there are so many opportunities to use them. The history of medicine is defined by progress in understanding the human body - from magical explanations to measurable results. To continue medical progress, physicians and scientists must openly question traditional models. Valid inquiry demands a willingness to consider all possible solutions without prejudice. Medical politics should not perpetuate unproven assumptions nor curtail reasoned experimentation, unbiased measurement and well-informed analysis. For thirteen years, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality has been an incubator for technologies that create new medical understanding via the simulation, visualization and extension of reality. Researchers create imaginary patients because they offer a more reliable and controllable experience to the novice surgeon. With imaging tools, reality is purposefully distorted to reveal to the clinician what the eye alone cannot see. Robotics and intelligence networks allow the healer’s sight, hearing, touch and judgment to be extended across distance, as if by magic. The moments when scientific truth is suddenly revealed after lengthy observation, experimentation and measurement, is the real magic. These moments are not miraculous, however. They are human ingenuity in progress and they are documented here in this book.

Medical Devices and Systems

Author: Joseph D. Bronzino

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Medical

Page: 1376

View: 407

Over the last century, medicine has come out of the "black bag" and emerged as one of the most dynamic and advanced fields of development in science and technology. Today, biomedical engineering plays a critical role in patient diagnosis, care, and rehabilitation. More than ever, biomedical engineers face the challenge of making sure that medical devices and systems are safe, effective, and cost-efficient. Reflecting the enormous growth and change in biomedical engineering during the infancy of the 21st century, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook enters its third edition as a set of three carefully focused and conveniently organized books. Offering an overview of the tools of the biomedical engineering trade, Medical Devices and Systems reviews the currently available technologies and lays a foundation for the next generation of medical devices. Beginning with biomedical signal analysis, renowned experts from around the world share their experience in imaging, sensing technologies, medical instruments and devices, clinical engineering, and ethics. In addition to new and updated chapters throughout, the book also contains new sections on infrared imaging and medical informatics. Engineers must be prepared to develop technologies that are more than incremental improvements over existing devices and systems. Medical Devices and Systems illuminates a path to achieving remarkable breakthroughs.

Biomedical Engineering e-Mega Reference

Author: Buddy D. Ratner

Publisher: Academic Press


Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 408

A one-stop Desk Reference, for Biomedical Engineers involved in the ever expanding and very fast moving area; this is a book that will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the biomedical engineering field. Material covers a broad range of topics including: Biomechanics and Biomaterials; Tissue Engineering; and Biosignal Processing * A fully searchable Mega Reference Ebook, providing all the essential material needed by Biomedical and Clinical Engineers on a day-to-day basis. * Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference. * Over 2,500 pages of reference material, including over 1,500 pages not included in the print edition

Toward a New Dimension

Exploring the Nanoscale

Author: Anne Marcovich

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 722

Over the course of the last thirty years, the investigation of objects at the nano scale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research has not only powerfully affected the amount and orientation of knowledge, it has perhaps even more significantly redirected the ways in which much research work is carried out, changed scientists' methodology and reasoning processes, and influenced aspects of the structure of career trajectory and the functioning of scientific disciplines. This book identifies key historical moments and episodes in the birth and evolution of nanoscience, discusses the novel repertory of epistemological concerns of practitioners, and signals sociological propensities. As Galileo's telescope explored the moon's surface four hundred years ago, nano instrumentation now makes it possible to see the surface of single molecules. Moreover, practitioners are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules at will to produce pre-designed synthetic materials, non-existent in nature. The combinatorial of heightened observational capacity and the tailoring of synthetic artificial materials exhibiting hitherto novel physical properties has widened and transformed the worlds of scientific knowledge and technical artefact. This book invites the question: to what extent does nanoscale scientific research constitute a kind of 'scientific revolution'?

Bio-Informatic Systems, Processing and Applications

Author: Johnson I Agbinya

Publisher: River Publishers


Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 232

The combination of bio-telemetry, sensor networks, communication networks and computing has opened up new areas in the medical field and provided the means for improved health care delivery. Over the past decade therefore reliance on information technology has become very prominent as doing so makes it a lot easier for health practitioners to offer much more efficient health services. This book is a compendium of emerging smart techniques using artificial intelligence for diagnosis, bio-informatics data analysis and biomedical systems. It details innovative applications of neural networks, computer vision, panoramic image processing, electroencephalography, electromyography and specialized information delivery based on smart sensors and communication to support the deaf, control of prosthetic limb, fall detection, cancer detection and fatigue detection. These tools and methods are presented for application in secure transportation, home-based health care and in medical establishments. The state-of-the art coverage provide also practical foundations for further research in biomedical informatics and engineering. Technical topics discussed in the book include: Active detection of driver drowsiness; Myoelectric Control of Limb Prostheses; Electromyography; Electroencephalography; Bio-Signal Telemetry Sensor Networks; Computer Vision in health care delivery; Applications of wireless communication devices in health care delivery Contents: Preface; 1. Neural Networks Based System for Cancer Diagnosis Support; 2. Myoelectric Control of Upper-Limb Prostheses and the Effects of Fatigue; 3. Using Game Consoles for Human Medical Data Collection: in-field applications; 4. An Approach to Fall Detection using Gaussian Distribution of Clustered Knowledge; 5. ZigBee Sensor Network Propagation Analysis for Health-care Application; 6. Dimensionality Reduction in Surface Electromyographic Signals for Pattern Recognition; 7. Assessing a potential electroencephalography based algorithm during a monotonous train driving task in train drivers; 8. Detecting Driver Drowsiness with Examples using EEG and Body Movement; 9. Cortical Width Measurement Based On Panoramic Radiographs Using Computer-Aided System; 10. Development of a Computer Vision Application for Surgical Skill Training and Assessment; 11. Information Delivery System for Deaf People at a Larger Disaster; Author Index; Keyword

14th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics

NBC 2008. 16-20 June 2008. Riga, Latvia

Author: Alexei Katashev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

View: 714

14th Nordic – Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics – NBC-2008 – brought together scientists not only from the Nordic – Baltic region, but from the entire world. This volume presents the Proceedings of this international conference, jointly organized by the Latvian Medical Engineering and Physics Society, Riga Technical University and University of Latvia in close cooperation with International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) The topics covered by the Conference Proceedings include: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Biomechanics, Artificial Organs, Implants and Rehabilitation; Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements, Biosensors and Transducers; Biomedical Optics and Lasers; Healthcare Management, Education and Training; Information Technology to Health; Medical Imaging, Telemedicine and E-Health; Medical Physics; Micro- and Nanoobjects, Nanostructured Systems, Biophysics