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Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
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Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
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Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Cientifica     Open Access  
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coal Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Color Research & Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 256)
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  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    • Abstract: Provides a listing of the editors, board members, and current staff for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (R-BME)
    • Abstract: Presents the Statement of Editorial policy for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Editorial
    • Authors: J. C. Principe;
      Pages: 1 - 3
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Upper-Limb Robotic Exoskeletons for Neurorehabilitation: A Review on
           Control Strategies
    • Authors: Tommaso Proietti;Vincent Crocher;Agnès Roby-Brami;Nathanaël Jarrassé;
      Pages: 4 - 14
      Abstract: Since the late 1990s, there has been a burst of research on robotic devices for poststroke rehabilitation. Robot-mediated therapy produced improvements on recovery of motor capacity; however, so far, the use of robots has not shown qualitative benefit over classical therapist-led training sessions, performed on the same quantity of movements. Multidegree-of-freedom robots, like the modern upper-limb exoskeletons, enable a distributed interaction on the whole assisted limb and can exploit a large amount of sensory feedback data, potentially providing new capabilities within standard rehabilitation sessions. Surprisingly, most publications in the field of exoskeletons focused only on mechatronic design of the devices, while little details were given to the control aspects. On the contrary, we believe a paramount aspect for robots potentiality lies on the control side. Therefore, the aim of this review is to provide a taxonomy of currently available control strategies for exoskeletons for neurorehabilitation, in order to formulate appropriate questions toward the development of innovative and improved control strategies.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Movement Quantification in Neurological Diseases: Methods and Applications
    • Authors: Maria do Carmo Vilas-Boas;João Paulo Silva Cunha;
      Pages: 15 - 31
      Abstract: The movement of the human body offers neurologists important clues for the diagnosis and follow-up of many neurological diseases. The typical diagnosis approach is accomplished through simple observation of movements of interest (MOI) associated with a specific neurological disease. This approach is highly subjective because it is mainly based on qualitative evaluation of MOIs. Quantitative movement techniques are then obvious diagnosis-aid systems to approach these cases. Nevertheless, the use of motion quantification techniques in these pathologies is still relatively rare. In this paper, we intend to review this area and provide a clear picture of the current state of the art, both in the methods used and their applications to the main movement-related neurological diseases. We approach some historic aspects and the current state of the motion capture techniques and present the results of a survey to the literature that includes 82 papers, since 2006, covering the usage of these techniques in neurological diseases. Furthermore, we discuss the pros and cons of using quantitative approaches in these clinical scenarios. Finally, we present some conclusions and discuss the trends we foresee for the future.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Treatment of the Partial Hand Amputation: An Engineering Perspective
    • Authors: Ilario Imbinto;Carlo Peccia;Marco Controzzi;Andrea Giovanni Cutti;Angelo Davalli;Rinaldo Sacchetti;Christian Cipriani;
      Pages: 32 - 48
      Abstract: Partial hand amputation is perhaps the most frequent amputation level, worldwide. Although its annual incidence in western countries is roughly 1:18 000 inhabitants, the treatments of partial hand amputations have modestly progressed so far. We have identified three main limitation factors to this progress: 1) the wide range of anatomical and functional presentations, which makes difficult to find standardized and scalable solutions; 2) the technological complexity in replacing the motor and sensory function of a lost digit in the size of a digit; and 3) the fact that a partial hand can be functionally successful mostly when it restores a lost opposition movement, i.e., the ability to oppose the thumb against the fingers while providing enough grasping force and aperture width. This review presents an overview of the existing surgical and technological solutions for treating partial hand amputations, and is specifically targeted to (biomedical) engineers. We critically highlighted the advantages, limitations, and open challenges. Remarkably, current fitting procedures rely on manual approaches by skilled prosthetic technicians rather than on modern engineering methods. Hence, the objective of this study is to comprehensively but concisely overview the field in order to inspire engineers to develop new systems and procedures able to address current open issues.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Haptics in Robot-Assisted Surgery: Challenges and Benefits
    • Authors: Nima Enayati;Elena De Momi;Giancarlo Ferrigno;
      Pages: 49 - 65
      Abstract: Robotic surgery is transforming the current surgical practice, not only by improving the conventional surgical methods but also by introducing innovative robot-enhanced approaches that broaden the capabilities of clinicians. Being mainly of man-machine collaborative type, surgical robots are seen as media that transfer pre- and intraoperative information to the operator and reproduce his/her motion, with appropriate filtering, scaling, or limitation, to physically interact with the patient. The field, however, is far from maturity and, more critically, is still a subject of controversy in medical communities. Limited or absent haptic feedback is reputed to be among reasons that impede further spread of surgical robots. In this paper, objectives and challenges of deploying haptic technologies in surgical robotics are discussed, and a systematic review is performed on works that have studied the effects of providing haptic information to the users in major branches of robotic surgery. It attempts to encompass both classical works and the state-of-the-art approaches, aiming at delivering a comprehensive and balanced survey both for researchers starting their work in this field and for the experts.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Magnetic Surgical Instruments for Robotic Abdominal Surgery
    • Authors: Florence Leong;Nicolo Garbin;Christian Di Natali;Alireza Mohammadi;Dhan Thiruchelvam;Denny Oetomo;Pietro Valdastri;
      Pages: 66 - 78
      Abstract: This review looks at the implementation of magnetic-based approaches in surgical instruments for abdominal surgeries. As abdominal surgical techniques advance toward minimizing surgical trauma, surgical instruments are enhanced to support such an objective through the exploration of magnetic-based systems. With this design approach, surgical devices are given the capabilities to be fully inserted intraabdominally to achieve access to all abdominal quadrants, without the conventional rigid link connection with the external unit. The variety of intraabdominal surgical devices are anchored, guided, and actuated by external units, with power and torque transmitted across the abdominal wall through magnetic linkage. This addresses many constraints encountered by conventional laparoscopic tools, such as loss of triangulation, fulcrum effect, and loss/lack of dexterity for surgical tasks. Design requirements of clinical considerations to aid the successful development of magnetic surgical instruments, are also discussed.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • A Review of Engineering Approaches for Lymphedema Detection
    • Authors: Karina Rincon;Pratikkumar Shah;Jessica Ramella-Roman;Shekhar Bhansali;
      Pages: 79 - 90
      Abstract: Edema is a condition characterized by excessive swelling of a tissue due to an abnormal accumulation of interstitial fluid in the subcutaneous tissue. More specifically, disruption of the lymphatic system causes what is known as lymphedema. This condition is commonly seen in breast cancer survivors postradiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy, and surgeries; this population has shown high risk of developing lymphedema in the limbs. Throughout the years, several techniques have been developed and implemented for the detection and measurement of lymphedema, including techniques to measure the diseased limb volume, electrical techniques to measure the water content in tissues, and optical techniques to measure either tissue absorbance or limb volume. However, there is still no method that allows for continuous monitoring of the disease and provides a better understanding of its progression. This study describes the different approaches that have been used and that could be used for lymphedema measurement.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Computer-Vision-Guided Human Pulse Rate Estimation: A Review
    • Authors: Arindam Sikdar;Santosh Kumar Behera;Debi Prosad Dogra;
      Pages: 91 - 105
      Abstract: Human pulse rate (PR) can be estimated in several ways, including measurement instruments that directly count the PR through contact- and noncontact-based approaches. Over the last decade, computer-vision-assisted noncontact-based PR estimation has evolved significantly. Such techniques can be adopted for clinical purposes to mitigate some of the limitations of contact-based techniques. However, existing vision-guided noncontact-based techniques have not been benchmarked with respect to a challenging dataset. In view of this, we present a systematic review of such techniques implemented over a uniform computing platform. We have simultaneously recorded the PR and video of 14 volunteers. Five sets of data have been recorded for every volunteer using five different experimental conditions by varying the distance from the camera and illumination condition. Pros and cons of the existing noncontact image- and video-based PR techniques have been discussed with respect to our dataset. Experimental evaluation suggests that image- or video-based PR estimation can be highly effective for nonclinical purposes, and some of these approaches are very promising toward developing clinical applications. The present review is the first in this field of contactless vision-guided PR estimation research.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Laser Speckle Imaging to Monitor Microvascular Blood Flow: A Review
    • Authors: Pedro G. Vaz;Anne Humeau-Heurtier;Edite Figueiras;Carlos Correia;João Cardoso;
      Pages: 106 - 120
      Abstract: Laser speckle is a complex interference phenomenon that can easily be understood, in concept, but is difficult to predict mathematically, because it is a stochastic process. The use of laser speckle to produce images, which can carry many types of information, is called laser speckle imaging (LSI). The biomedical applications of LSI started in 1981 and, since then, many scientists have improved the laser speckle theory and developed different imaging techniques. During this process, some inconsistencies have been propagated up to now. These inconsistencies should be clarified in order to avoid errors in future works. This review presents a review of the laser speckle theory used in biomedical applications. Moreover, we also make a review of the practical concepts that are useful in the construction of laser speckle imagers. This study is not only an exposition of the concepts that can be found in the literature but also a critical analysis of the investigations presented so far. Concepts like scatterers velocity distribution, effect of static scatterers, optimal speckle size, light penetration angle, and contrast computation algorithms are discussed in detail.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Mathematical Models of Contrast Transport Kinetics for Cancer Diagnostic
           Imaging: A Review
    • Authors: Simona Turco;Hessel Wijkstra;Massimo Mischi;
      Pages: 121 - 147
      Abstract: Angiogenesis plays a fundamental role in cancer growth and the formation of metastasis. Novel cancer therapies aimed at inhibiting angiogenic processes and/or disrupting angiogenic tumor vasculature are currently being developed and clinically tested. The need for earlier and improved cancer diagnosis, and for early evaluation and monitoring of therapeutic response to angiogenic treatment, have led to the development of several imaging methods for in vivo noninvasive assessment of angiogenesis. The combination of dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging with mathematical modeling of the contrast agent kinetics enables quantitative assessment of the structural and functional changes in the microvasculature that are associated with tumor angiogenesis. In this paper, we review quantitative imaging of angiogenesis with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasound.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Quantitative Laughter Detection, Measurement, and Classification—A
           Critical Survey
    • Authors: Sarah Cosentino;Salvatore Sessa;Atsuo Takanishi;
      Pages: 148 - 162
      Abstract: The study of human nonverbal social behaviors has taken a more quantitative and computational approach in recent years due to the development of smart interfaces and virtual agents or robots able to interact socially. One of the most interesting nonverbal social behaviors, producing a characteristic vocal signal, is laughing. Laughter is produced in several different situations: in response to external physical, cognitive, or emotional stimuli; to negotiate social interactions; and also, pathologically, as a consequence of neural damage. For this reason, laughter has attracted researchers from many disciplines. A consequence of this multidisciplinarity is the absence of a holistic vision of this complex behavior: the methods of analysis and classification of laughter, as well as the terminology used, are heterogeneous; the findings sometimes contradictory and poorly documented. This survey aims at collecting and presenting objective measurement methods and results from a variety of different studies in different fields, to contribute to build a unified model and taxonomy of laughter. This could be successfully used for advances in several fields, from artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction to medicine and psychiatry.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Review of the Experimental Background and Implementation of Computational
           Models of the Ocular Lens Microcirculation
    • Authors: Ho-Ting D. Wu;Paul J. Donaldson;Ehsan Vaghefi;
      Pages: 163 - 176
      Abstract: Our sense of vision is critically dependent on the clarity of the crystalline lens. The most common cause of transparency loss in the lens is age-related nuclear cataract, which is due to accumulative oxidative damage to this tissue. Since the ocular lens is an avascular tissue, it has to maintain its physiological homeostasis and antioxidant levels using a system of water microcirculation. This system has been experimentally imaged in animal lenses using different modalities. Based on these data, computational models have been developed to predict the properties of this system in human lenses and its changes due to aging. Although successful in predicting many aspects of lens fluid dynamics, at least in animal models, these in-silica models still need further improvement to become more accurate and representative of human ocular lens. We have been working on gathering experimental data and simultaneously developing computational models of lens microcirculation for the past decade. This review chronologically looks at the development of data-driven computational foundations of lens microcirculation model, its current state, and future advancement directions. A comprehensive model of lens fluid dynamics is essential to understand the physiological optics of this tissue and ultimately the underlying mechanisms of cataract onset and progression.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Therapeutic Modulation of Calcium Dynamics Using Ultrasound and Other
           Energy-Based Techniques
    • Authors: Ivan Mauricio Suarez Castellanos;Bogdan Balteanu;Tania Singh;Vesna Zderic;
      Pages: 177 - 191
      Abstract: Ultrasound, along with other types of energy-based methods, has been widely investigated for use in various therapeutic applications because of its ability to stimulate specific biological processes. Many of these processes are mediated by calcium (Ca2+) signaling, thus making modulation of Ca2+ dynamics an evident therapeutic target for energy-based techniques. Various diseases have been associated with abnormal Ca 2+ signaling and could, therefore, benefit from therapeutic approaches trying to regulate the transport of Ca2+ across cell membranes. Here, we review published literature on the use of mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic energy in modulating Ca2+ transients with particular emphasis on therapeutic ultrasound. We further provide brief discussions on the role of Ca2+ in living cells and the use of different experimental techniques to determine and measure its contribution to different biological processes. Finally, we explore the benefits, limitations, and potential clinical applications of different energy-based modalities that can be utilized in modulation of Ca2+ signaling.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Treating Total Occlusions: Applying Force for Recanalization
    • Authors: Aimée Sakes;Evelyn Regar;Jenny Dankelman;Paul Breedveld;
      Pages: 192 - 207
      Abstract: Goal: The aim of this review was to analyze and review the state of the art devices for the endovascular treatment of chronic and acute total occlusions in the different vascular beds (coronary, peripheral, carotid, and intracranial arteries) based on the forces exerted on the occlusion during treatment. Methods: The literature search was executed in the databases of Scopus and Espacenet. Overall, 120 patents and 49 articles have been reviewed and categorized. Results: The identified treatment tools were divided into three treatment modalities: compression, resection, and conversion. A further subdivision was made based on the force direction, i.e., axial, radial, tangential, or energy conversion process (dissolving or state change). Conclusion: The working principles of the identified treatment tools relate strongly to the (biomechanical) properties of the occlusion and environment. In order to increase procedural success, especially in chronic occlusions, the applied force should be increased by applying buckling prevention methods, the penetration force decreased by smart tip design or dynamic loading, and the energy dissipation to the environment minimized. Significance: Insight in the working principles of the treatment tools and their effect on the environment can in future aid designers to overcome current challenges and develop new, innovative treatment tools.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Ultrasound-Image-Based Cardiovascular Tissue Motion Estimation
    • Authors: Spyretta Golemati;Aimilia Gastounioti;Konstantina S. Nikita;
      Pages: 208 - 218
      Abstract: The estimation of cardiovascular tissue motion from ultrasound images is a task of considerable importance but has remained difficult in clinical practice, mainly due to the limitations of ultrasound imaging and the complexity of tissue motion. This paper presents a survey of methodologies, along with physiologically relevant findings, regarding the estimation of motion of the myocardium and of central and peripheral arteries. Speckle tracking and modeling, and registration are the dominant methods used to calculate tissue displacements from sequences of images. Kinematic and mechanical indices are extracted from these displacements, which can provide valuable functional information about the cardiovascular system in normal and diseased conditions. An important application of motion-based strain indices involves the estimation of elastograms of the cardiovascular tissue. Motion analysis methods can be used to estimate a number of regional mechanical phenomena representing functional tissue properties, which are more sensitive to early changes due to ageing or disease. The importance of these methods lies in their potential to quantify in vivo tissue properties and to identify novel noninvasive personalized disease markers, toward early detection and optimal management of disease, along with increased patient safety. Their clinical usefulness remains to be demonstrated in large trials.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • State of the Art for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Movement Disorders:
           A Clinical and Technological Perspective
    • Authors: Aparna Wagle Shukla;Michael S. Okun;
      Pages: 219 - 233
      Abstract: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy is a widely used brain surgery that can be applied for many neurological and psychiatric disorders. DBS is American Food and Drug Administration approved for medication refractory Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Although DBS has shown consistent success in many clinical trials, the therapy has limitations and there are well-recognized complications. Thus, only carefully selected patients are ideal candidates for this surgery. Over the last two decades, there have been significant advances in clinical knowledge on DBS. In addition, the surgical techniques and technology related to DBS has been rapidly evolving. The goal of this review is to describe the current status of DBS in the context of movement disorders, outline the mechanisms of action for DBS in brief, discuss the standard surgical and imaging techniques, discuss the patient selection and clinical outcomes in each of the movement disorders, and finally, introduce the recent advancements from a clinical and technological perspective.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Robust Nucleus/Cell Detection and Segmentation in Digital Pathology and
           Microscopy Images: A Comprehensive Review
    • Authors: Fuyong Xing;Lin Yang;
      Pages: 234 - 263
      Abstract: Digital pathology and microscopy image analysis is widely used for comprehensive studies of cell morphology or tissue structure. Manual assessment is labor intensive and prone to interobserver variations. Computer-aided methods, which can significantly improve the objectivity and reproducibility, have attracted a great deal of interest in recent literature. Among the pipeline of building a computer-aided diagnosis system, nucleus or cell detection and segmentation play a very important role to describe the molecular morphological information. In the past few decades, many efforts have been devoted to automated nucleus/cell detection and segmentation. In this review, we provide a comprehensive summary of the recent state-of-the-art nucleus/cell segmentation approaches on different types of microscopy images including bright-field, phase-contrast, differential interference contrast, fluorescence, and electron microscopies. In addition, we discuss the challenges for the current methods and the potential future work of nucleus/cell detection and segmentation.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Review on Lithotripsy and Cavitation in Urinary Stone Therapy
    • Authors: Morteza Ghorbani;Ozlem Oral;Sinan Ekici;Devrim Gozuacik;Ali Koşar;
      Pages: 264 - 283
      Abstract: Cavitation is the sudden formation of vapor bubbles or voids in liquid media and occurs after rapid changes in pressure as a consequence of mechanical forces. It is mostly an undesirable phenomenon. Although the elimination of cavitation is a major topic in the study of fluid dynamics, its destructive nature could be exploited for therapeutic applications. Ultrasonic and hydrodynamic sources are two main origins for generating cavitation. The purpose of this review is to give the reader a general idea about the formation of cavitation phenomenon and existing biomedical applications of ultrasonic and hydrodynamic cavitation. Because of the high number of the studies on ultrasound cavitation in the literature, the main focus of this review is placed on the lithotripsy techniques, which have been widely used for the treatment of urinary stones. Accordingly, cavitation phenomenon and its basic concepts are presented in Section II. The significance of the ultrasound cavitation in the urinary stone treatment is discussed in Section III in detail and hydrodynamic cavitation as an important alternative for the ultrasound cavitation is included in Section IV. Finally, side effects of using both ultrasound and hydrodynamic cavitation in biomedical applications are presented in Section V.
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
  • Introducing IEEE Collabratec
    • Pages: 284 - 284
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE. IEEE Collabratec is a new, integrated online community where IEEE members, researchers, authors, and technology professionals with similar fields of interest can network and collaborate, as well as create and manage content. Featuring a suite of powerful online networking and collaboration tools, IEEE Collabratec allows you to connect according to geographic location, technical interests, or career pursuits. You can also create and share a professional identity that showcases key accomplishments and participate in groups focused around mutual interests, actively learning from and contributing to knowledgeable communities. All in one place! Learn about IEEE Collabratec at
      PubDate: 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2016)
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