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3 Biotech     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AAPG Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACS Nano     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 227)
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Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientiarum. Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Technical Series     Open Access  
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Advanced Science Focus     Free   (Followers: 3)
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Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Physics Theories and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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Advances in Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AIChE Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Ain Shams Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akademik Platform Mühendislik ve Fen Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Alexandria Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Engineering Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Chimie     Open Access  
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applicable Analysis: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Catalysis A: General     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Nanoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Applied Network Science     Open Access  
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Physics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Foundry Engineering     Open Access  
Archives of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ASEE Prism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asian Engineering Review     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Current Engineering & Maths     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
at - Automatisierungstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ATZagenda     Hybrid Journal  
ATZextra worldwide     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access  
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Biomicrofluidics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BioNanoMaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory     Hybrid Journal  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Catalysis Science and Technology     Free   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
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)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
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)
Coastal Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Coastal Engineering Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Coatings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cogent Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Color Research & Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Communications Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Composite Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 253)
Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
Composites Part B : Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 228)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 175)
Comptes Rendus Mécanique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Computational Science and Discovery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Computer Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Computers & Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Computing and Visualization in Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Conciencia Tecnologica     Open Access  
Concurrent Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Control and Dynamic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Corrosion Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
CT&F Ciencia, Tecnologia y Futuro     Open Access  

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Journal Cover Biomedical Engineering
  [SJR: 0.153]   [H-I: 6]   [16 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1573-8256 - ISSN (Online) 0006-3398
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2355 journals]
  • In vivo Osteogenerating Properties of Calcium Phosphate Coatings on
           Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Alloy
    • Authors: S. V. Gnedenkov; S. L. Sinebryukhov; A. V. Puz’; R. E. Kostiv
      Abstract: The task of developing means of forming biocoatings improving the characteristics of metal implant bases remains important and current in contemporary implantology. Creation of bioactive layers with high levels of compatibility with bone tissue on implant surfaces is beneficial for better adaptation of the body to the implant. Introduction of such coatings, lacking adverse (toxic) actions, into the living body should strengthen osteointegration with bone tissue and stimulate regeneration processes. Bioactive calcium phosphate layers are of particular interest, as these contain calcium phosphate, which is “native” to bone tissue. Studies in this direction will lead to the development of a new method in medicine − bone tissue engineering. A means of forming a calcium phosphate coating on the medical titanium alloy BT6 (Ti containing 3.5-5.3% by weight V, 5.3-6.8% Al) by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) was developed. The calcium phosphate coating was obtained in a bipolar PEO regime in a glycerophosphate-containing electrolyte. The osteogenerating properties of the coating were assessed in fractures of the diaphyseal part of the femur in Wistar lab rats. The calcium phosphate PEO coating was found to accelerate osteogenesis and promoted the formation of good periosteal callus at the fracture site.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9696-5
  • A Self-driven Multifunctional Vacuum Massager Based on an Active
           Triangular Module of Parallel Structure
    • Authors: S. N. Sayapin; M. S. Sayapina
      Abstract: A new concept design for a multifunctional self-moving cup massager based on an active triangular module of parallel structure is presented. The design principles and functional capacities of the massager, which provides for automated sliding cup massage, are described.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9703-x
  • Actigraphy in Holter Monitoring for Assessment of Sleep Parameters and
    • Authors: A. S. Tomskikh; M. V. Bochkarev; E. S. Yakushenko; V. G. Gumennyi; L. S. Korostovtseva; Yu. V. Sviryaev
      Abstract: An automated algorithm for identifying periods of sleep and waking using data from the motor activity of the subject’s thoracic cage is proposed. The algorithm is based on accelerometry and is intended as a component of systems used for prolonged monitoring of cardiovascular system functions. Use of this algorithm allows trace segments to be defined as “sleep” or “waking” with accuracies of up to 77.6% in the overall cohort, 83.7% when there are no sleep disorders, and 70.5% in patients with respiratory abnormalities during sleep. Use of the algorithm in Holter monitoring systems in routine practice will help improve the accuracy of diagnostic results in cardiovascular diseases and the detection of sleep disorders.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9699-2
  • A Study of Mechanical Properties of Vascular Prostheses under Different
           External Conditions
    • Authors: G. V. Savrasov; N. V. Belikov; I. V. Khaydukova
      Abstract: Biomechanical properties of vascular prostheses measured under different experimental conditions were compared. Strength and viscoelastic tests were conducted both under normal conditions (in air, at room temperature) and under conditions close to the internal environment of human body (in saline, at 37°C). There was a statistically significant difference between the results of measurement of the elastic hysteresis and the Young’s modulus (measured in the linear elastic region) under the two types of conditions. The obtained results prove the necessity of testing the mechanical characteristics under quasi-in vivo conditions. The testing method suggested in this work can be used for this purpose.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9690-y
  • Methods for Three-dimensional Prototyping and Printing in Reconstructive
    • Authors: S. V. Mishinov; V. V. Stupak; N. V. Mamonova; A. A. Panchenko; I. B. Krasovsky; D. V. Lazurenko
      Abstract: The methods of three-dimensional printing widely used in the Russian Federation are discussed: FDM, SLA, SLS, and DMLS. Our own experience with three-dimensional modeling and prototyping of implants for reconstructive neurosurgical procedures is analyzed. An optimal method for three-dimensional printing of implants by direct laser metal sintering is developed and supported by evidence.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9694-7
  • A Device for Low-frequency Ultrasound Therapy
    • Authors: N. N. Dedovich; A. F. Romanov; V. S. Ulashchik
      Abstract: The structure and the functionality of a device for low-frequency ultrasound therapy are described. The device provides different modes of exposure to ultrasound in the range of 20-100 kHz; the ultrasound intensity is ≤1.0 W/cm2. Clinical tests demonstrated high clinical and economical efficacy of the device for low-frequency ultrasound therapy.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9701-z
  • A System for Non-invasive Assessment of Blood Hemoglobin Level in
           Screening Tests
    • Authors: V. N. Konyukhov; V. P. Zakharov; I. L. Davydkin; N. S. Kozlova; P. I. Bakhtinov; E. V. Mordvinova; E. V. Molchkov
      Abstract: A system for rapid (1-2 min) non-invasive assessment of blood hemoglobin with a sensitivity and a negative predictive value of 81% and 96%, respectively, was developed. The system was tested in a group of patients with various pathologies. The optimal screening time was determined.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9691-x
  • Mathematical Modeling of Hemolysis in Pulsatile Blood Pumps
    • Authors: L. V. Belyaev; A. B. Ivanchenko; A. V. Zhdanov; V. V. Morozov
      Abstract: The paper presents the results of calculation of the normalized index of hemolysis using three different approaches based on mathematical modeling of a pulsatile circulatory support system with a stroke volume of 30 cm3. The suggested approaches are shown to be useful for estimating the hemolysis level in pulsatile circulatory support systems at various stages of the design process.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9688-5
  • A Method for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Bronchial Asthma Based on Microwave
    • Authors: I. V. Semernik; O. E. Semernik; A. V. Dem’yanenko; A. A. Lebedenko
      Abstract: A means for the noninvasive diagnosis of bronchial asthma (BA) and identifying the location of pathological changes in the bronchopulmonary system based on the characteristics of the propagation of microwave electro-magnetic radiation through the human thoracic cavity is discussed. The method proposed here provides for the diagnosis of respiratory system diseases, particularly bronchial asthma, in patients of all age groups, including young children; the method also provides for monitoring patient status and the dynamics of illnesses throughout treatment.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9698-3
  • Correction of Immunoendocrine Disorders in Patients with Ischemic Heart
           Disease Using Low-intensity Microwave Therapy
    • Authors: A. V. Logatkina; V. S. Nikiforov; S. S. Bondar; I. V. Terekhov
      Abstract: The article considers the possibility of correcting immunoendocrine disorders in patients with ischemic heart disease using low-intensity microwave radiation at a frequency of 1 GHz. The study showed that the Aquaton device for low-intensity microwave therapy could be used to stimulate production of bradykinin, NO, IL-24, antioxidants, and soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor II by whole blood cells. Exposure to microwave irradiation was accompanied by a decrease in the caspase-1 content in mononuclear leukocytes with a simultaneous increase in the nuclear transcription factor NFκB level, promoting thereby normalization of the subclinical inflammatory process and correction of endothelial dysfunction.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9700-0
  • A Mock Circulatory System for Testing Pediatric Rotary Blood Pumps
    • Authors: D. V. Telyshev; A. A. Pugovkin; S. V. Selishchev
      Abstract: A mock circulatory system for simulating physiological characteristics of the cardiovascular system of pediatric heart failure patients is described. The system can also be used for preclinical testing of pediatric ventricular assist devices based on implantable rotary blood pumps.
      PubDate: 2017-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9689-4
  • Compact Self-contained Cryosurgical Devices
    • Authors: A. F. Bobrikhin; A. G. Gudkov; D. I. Tsyganov; S. V. Agasieva; E. N. Gorlacheva; V. Yu. Leushin; V. D. Shashurin
      Abstract: Cryosurgery has such advantages as easy implementation, painlessness, high accuracy, low recurrence rate, and lasting cosmetic effect. However, application of liquid nitrogen as a spray or using a cotton swab does not provide cryonecrosis of pathological tissues. The required cooling rate can be obtained using special cryogenic devices. The KM-01 and KM-02 devices are designed for removal of pathologically changed tissues by exposure to liquid nitrogen. The KM-01 device is used for contact cryodestruction. It is implemented as a container for liquid nitrogen coated with thermal insulator. A cannula at the bottom of the container allows replaceable metal tips of various shapes and sizes to be attached to the container. The KM-02 device can be used for both contact and contactless cryodestruction. To provide surgery at poorly accessible areas, the device was made compatible with a large range of tips of complicated shapes, as well as rigid and flexible tubes of various lengths. During contact surgery, both the tip and the skin area in direct contact with the tip are cooled, while in contactless surgery only the skin area is cooled by spraying. The areas of application of the devices include dermatology, cosmetology, dentistry, oncology, surgery, gynecology, and otolaryngology.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9697-4
  • An Automated Method for Segmenting Brain Tumors on MRI Images
    • Authors: A. R. Abdulraqeb; W. A. Al-Haidri; L. T. Sushkova; M. M. Abounassif; P. J. Parameaswari; M. A. Muteb
      Abstract: We present a method for segmenting images of tumors on MRI images of the brain based on an algorithm developed for automated determination of segmentation and outlining thresholds. Testing was performed by generating two databases of real MRI images of the brain, with radiology reports. Criteria for assessment of the quality of the segmentation results were: the Dice score, the Jaccard index, sensitivity, and specificity. Analysis of results obtained using this algorithm to solve the brain tumor MRI image segmentation task showed levels of sensitivity and specificity of 89% to 99%, which is evidence that assessment of the position and boundaries of brain pathology is highly effective.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9692-9
  • Sterilization of Polyethylene Terephthalate Track Membranes Using
           Low-temperature Atmospheric-pressure Plasma
    • Authors: E. O. Filippova; N. S. Calanda; V. F. Pichugin; A. N. Aleinik; A. M. Guriev; M. V. Belousov
      Abstract: Currently, much attention is paid to low-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasma as an agent for gentle antimicrobial decontamination. In this work, data on the efficiency of low-temperature plasma for antimicrobial decontamination of polyethylene terephthalate track membranes used as corneal implants in keratoplasty are presented. The obtained results show that 30-, 60-, and 90-s exposure to low-temperature plasma has a gentle decontaminating effect on track membranes.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9695-6
  • A Model Hand Prosthesis Controlled by Foot and Toe Movements
    • Authors: E. I. Vorob’ev; A. V. Mikheev; K. O. Morgunenko
      Abstract: An approach to controlling hand prostheses using foot and toe movements is proposed. Construction of a model hand prosthesis with independent finger movements is described. A wireless remote control system for the prosthesis by tactile insoles fitted into the shoes is presented. Transfer parameters are selected by a synthesis based on the required final foot positions in the input and output sides of the system. Pneumatic bellows parameters, bracing spring stiffness, and pressure in the pneumatic circuit are selected on the basis of size restrictions and forces on the fingers. The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No. 16-08-00305A).
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9702-y
  • Hydrodynamic Elimination of Renal Concretions in Transcutaneous
    • Authors: S. Kh. Ali; Kh. M. Ali; Yu. G. Aliaev; S. V. Belov; N. A. Grigor’ev; Yu. K. Danyleiko; S. M. Nefyodov; V. V. Osiko; V. A. Salyuk; V. A. Sidorov
      Abstract: We present here the results of an experimental study of the effects of capture and retention of intrarenal stones in transcutaneous nephrolithotrypsy by irrigation fluid flow and discuss a mathematical model explaining this physical phenomenon. Mathematical modeling and experimental studies were used to formulate the specifications for devices providing increases in stone capture and retention force with a simultaneous reduction in the intrarenal pressure created by the irrigation fluid flow.
      PubDate: 2017-07-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9693-8
  • Prediction of the Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures Using Bayesian Belief
    • Authors: G. A. Dmitriev; A. N. Vetrov; A. S. Al-Fakih
      Abstract: Assignment of patients to fracture risk groups helps to select the optimum treatment strategy and decrease the probability of osteoporotic fractures. This article presents a novel approach to assessment of the risk of osteoporotic fractures using Bayesian networks. Results obtained using this approach are presented.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9677-8
  • Methods for Compensation of Coil Misalignment in Systems for Inductive
           Transcutaneous Power Transfer to Implanted Medical Devices
    • Authors: A. A. Danilov; E. A. Mindubaev; S. V. Selishchev
      Abstract: The problem of variation of the output characteristics (voltage, current, power) of inductive powering systems for implantable medical devices is considered. The variation is primarily caused by relative misalignment of transmitting and receiving coils. A classification of misalignments is proposed. Main approaches to coil misalignment compensation are: mechanical fixation of the coils; evaluation of the relative position of the coils for elimination of misalignment or further tuning of the transmitting part of the system; optimization of the coil geometry providing stability within the given misalignment range; tuning the working frequency of the transmitting part of the system. It is shown that the compensation method should be selected with due regard to the implantable device parameters (first of all, the coil implantation site and the power consumption of the device).
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9684-9
  • A Device and a Method for Determining the Rate of Oxygen Consumption by an
           Isolated Perfused Rat Liver
    • Authors: K. V. Shadrin; V. G. Pakhomova; O. V. Kryukova; A. P. Rupenko
      Abstract: The goal of this work was to suggest a method for measuring the total rate of oxygen consumption by an isolated perfused rat liver. This method involves calculation of the rates of oxygen consumption by the blood stream and through the liver surface. The two independently determined values are then summed up to determine the total consumption rate. Experimental results obtained by this method are in good agreement with the results obtained previously using the manometric method of measurement of the oxygen consumption rate.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9683-x
  • A Method for Investigation of the Acoustic Reflex on the Basis of
           Impedance Measurements
    • Authors: S. P. Dragan; A. V. Bogomolov; A. D. Kotlyar-Shapirov; E. A. Kondrat’eva
      Abstract: A method for investigation of the acoustic reflex on the basis of impedance measurements was suggested. The method involves evaluation of the tympanic membrane response to sound stimulation by measuring the acoustic impedance of the external auditory canal. The capabilities of the method were assessed both by physical modeling using a Helmholtz resonator and by a full-scale study in volunteer subjects.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10527-017-9687-6
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