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Job Announcement: NIBIB Biomedical Engineer
NIBIB has two job vacancies for biomedical engineers.
Job vacancies close Monday December 5, 2016.
Effects of Real-World Versus Virtual Environments on Joint Excursions in Full-Body Reaching Tasks
Starting from an upright standing posture and reaching for a target that requires some forward bending of the trunk can involve many different configurations of the trunk and limb segments. We sought to determine if configurations of the limb and trunk segments during our standardized full-body reaching tasks were influenced by the visual environment.
Smart Helmet: Wearable Multichannel ECG & EEG
Modern wearable technologies have enabled continuous recording of vital signs, however, for activities such as cycling, motor-racing, or military engagement, a helmet with embedded sensors would provide maximum convenience and the opportunity to monitor simultaneously both the vital signs and the electroencephalogram (EEG). To this end, we investigate the feasibility of recording the electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration, and EEG from face-lead locations, by embedding multiple electrodes within a standard helmet.
Healthcare Commercialization Programs: Improving the Efficiency of Translating Healthcare Innovations From Academia Into Practice
Academic investigators are generating a plethora of insights and technologies that have the potential to significantly improve patient care. However, to address the imperative to improve the quality, cost and access to care with ever more constrained funding, the efficiency and the consistency with which they are translated into cost effective products and/or services need to improve.
Call for Papers – JTEHM 2017 Special Issue: IEEE-NIH Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies
We are pleased to announce the JTEHM 2017 Special Issue on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies. Accepted papers will be published in July/August 2017 in the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.
The Assessment of Stent Effectiveness Using a Wearable Beamforming MEMS Microphone Array System
Studies involving turbulent flow have been carried out in many parts of the cardiovascular system, and it has been widely reported that turbulence related to stenosis (narrowing) of arteries creates audible sounds, which may be analyzed to yield information about the nature and severity of the blockage. Results so far indicate that the high frequency content of the sounds generally increases with the degree of stenosis. In this paper, we designed and built an MEMs microphone array and a signal acquisition board to improve the detection of coronary occlusions using an approach based on the recording and analysis of isolated diastolic heart sounds associated with turbulent blood flow in occluded coronary arteries.