Call for Papers – JTEHM 2017 Special Issue: Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies in Precision Health
New Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2017
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Advanced Internet of Things in a Personalized Healthcare System: Validation, Analysis and Utilization”
Submission deadline is August 31, 2017.
Due to the exponential growth of wearable devices and mobile apps, healthcare as a field is being transformed by Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled technology. The traditional hubs of healthcare, such as hospitals and clinics, are being transformed into personalized healthcare systems–especially the mobile environment…
A Versatile Ultrasound Simulation System for Education and Training in High-Fidelity Emergency Scenarios
Point of care ultrasonography and the related focused assessment with sonography for trauma protocol, if performed by experienced physicians, is a highly sensitive examination, and specific for the detection of free fluids. Different systems and methods have been proposed for training, including simulation as one of the most efficient. This paper presents an ultrasound training system, specifically designed to be used during bedside high fidelity simulation scenarios.
Melanoma Is Skin Deep: A 3D Reconstruction Technique for Computerized Dermoscopic Skin Lesion Classification
This Article is Featured in the Special Issue NIH-IEEE POCT 2015
Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life-threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. This paper introduces a non-invasive computerized dermoscopy system that considers the estimated depth of skin lesions for diagnosis.
Detection of Paroxysms in Long-Term, Single Channel EEG-Monitoring of Patients with Typical Absence Seizures
Absence seizures are associated with generalized 2.5-5 Hz spike-wave discharges in the EEG. Rarely are patients, parents or physicians aware of duration or incidence of seizures. Six patients were monitored with a portable EEG-device over four times 24 hours to evaluate how easily outpatients are monitored and how well an automatic seizure detection algorithm can identify the absences.
Patient-Specific Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement: Validation for Accuracy and Repeatability
Oscillometric devices are widely used for automatic cuff blood pressure (BP) measurement. These devices estimate BP from the oscillometric cuff pressure waveform using population average methods. Hence, the devices may only be accurate over a limited BP range. The objective was to evaluate a new patient-specific method, which estimates BP by fitting a physiologic model to the same waveform.
Quantitative Analysis of Electro-Anatomical Maps: Application to an Experimental Model of LBBB/CRT
Electro-anatomical maps (EAMs) are commonly acquired in clinical routine for guiding ablation therapies. They provide voltage and activation time information on a 3D anatomical mesh representation, making them useful for analyzing the electrical activation patterns in specific pathologies. However, the variability between the different acquisitions and anatomies hampers the comparison between different maps…