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Design and Application of a New Automated Fluidic Visceral Stimulation Device for Human fMRI Studies of Interoception
Mapping the brain centers that mediate the sensory-perceptual processing of visceral afferent signals arising from the body (i.e., interoception) is useful both for characterizing normal brain activity and for understanding clinical disorders related to abnormal processing of visceral sensation such as stress incontinence and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Here, we report a novel closed-system, electrohydrostatically driven master–slave device that was designed and constructed for delivering controlled fluidic stimulations of visceral organs and inner cavities of the human body within the confines of a 3T MRI scanner.
Comparative Study of Wavelet Based Unsupervised Ocular Artifact Removal Techniques for Single Channel EEG Data
Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a technique for recording asynchronous activation of neuronal firing inside the brain with non-invasive scalp electrodes. Artifacts such as eye blink activities can corrupt these neuronal signals. While ocular artifact (OA) removal is well investigated for multiple channel EEG systems, in alignment with the recent momentum towards minimalistic EEG systems for use in natural environments, we investigate unsupervised and effective removal of OA from single-channel streaming raw EEG data.
Elucidating the Hemodynamic Origin of Ballistocardiographic Forces: Towards Improved Monitoring of Cardiovascular Health at Home
The ballistocardiogram (BCG), a signal describing the reaction forces of the body to cardiac ejection of blood, has recently gained interest in the research community as a potential tool for monitoring the mechanical aspects of cardiovascular health for patients at home and during normal activities of daily living.
JTEHM Student Editor Interns to the Edge of Space
JTEHM student editor Francesca Jarrett has built upon her experiences working with IEEE and EMBS to secure an internship with educational startup Edge of Space. Here, in an article for her college, she reflects on what the experience has meant to her.
2016 Innovation Lab on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges of Wearable and/or Ambient Sensors
Applications are invited for an Innovation Lab focused on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges taking place June 15-19th, 2016 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA. The Innovation Lab will focus on biomedical big data coming from wearable and/or ambient sensors (e.g. wearable electronics, mobile devices, environmental sensors).
OB CITY – Definition of a Family-Based Intervention for Childhood Obesity Supported by Information and Communication Technologies
Childhood obesity is becoming one of the 21st century’s most important public health problems. Nowadays, the main treatment of childhood obesity is behavior intervention that aims at improve children’s lifestyle to arrest the disease.