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Published Articles

Brain Cooling With Ventilation of Cold Air Over Respiratory Tract in Newborn Piglets: an Experimental and Numerical study

M.F. Bakhsheshi, H. Vafadar, E.E. Stewart, L. Keenliside, T.-Y. Lee

This paper investigates thermal effects of pulmonary cooling which was induced by cold air through an endotracheal tube via a ventilator on newborn piglets. We demonstrated that pulmonary cooling by cooling of inhalation gases immediately before they enter the trachea can slowly reduce brain and core body temperature of newborn piglets…

Automated Health Alerts Using In-Home Sensor Data for Embedded Health Assessment

M. Skubic, R.D. Guevara, M. Rantz

This paper proposes a model for early detection of health decline in seniors using personalized normals and continuous in-home monitoring with embedded sensors. Sensors embedded in senior housing apartments unobtrusively capture behavior and activity patterns. Changes in patterns are detected and analyzed as potential signs of changing health…

Noninvasive Real-Time Automated Skin Lesion Analysis System for Melanoma Early Detection and Prevention

O. Abuzaghleh, B.D. Barkana, M. Faezipour

Melanoma spreads through metastasis, and therefore it has been proven to be very fatal. Statistical evidence has revealed that the majority of deaths resulting from skin cancer are as a result of melanoma. Further investigations have shown that the survival rates in patients depend on the stage of the cancer; early detection and intervention of melanoma implicates higher chances of cure…

Automatic Real-time Embedded QRS Complex Detection for a Novel Patch-Type Electrocardiogram Recorder

D.B. Saadi, G. Tanev, M. Flintrup, A. Osmanagic, K. Egstrup, K. Hoppe, P. Jennum, J.L. Jeppesen, H.K. Iversen, H.B.D. Sorensen

Cardiovascular diseases are projected to remain the single leading cause of death globally. Timely diagnosis and treatment of these diseases are crucial to prevent death and dangerous complications. One of the important tools in early diagnosis of arrhythmias is analysis of electrocardiograms (ECGs) obtained from ambulatory long-term recordings…

Current and Future Challenges in Point-of-Care Technologies: A Paradigm-Shift in Affordable Global Healthcare With Personalized and Preventive Medicine

A. Dhawan, W. Heetderks, M. Pavel, S. Acharya, M. Akay, A. Mairal, B. Wheeler, C. Dacso, T. Sunder, N. Lovell, M. Gerber, M. Shah, S.G. Senthilvel, M. Wang, B. Bhargava

This paper summarizes the panel discussion at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Point-of-Care Healthcare Technology Conference (POCHT 2013) held in Bangalore India from Jan 16–18, 2013. Modern medicine has witnessed interdisciplinary technology innovations in healthcare with a continuous growth in life expectancy across the globe…

Engineering a High-Throughput 3D in vitro Glioblastoma Model

Y. Fan, N. G. Avci, D. T. Nguyen, A. Dragomir, Y. M. Akay, F. Xu, M. Akay

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The existing treatment for GBM, which involves a combination of resection, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, has a very limited success rate with a median survival rate of less than 1 year, mainly because of the failure of early detection and effective treatment. We present a novel 3D GBM cell culture model based on microwells that could mimic the in vivo environment and help to bypass the lack of suitable animal models for preclinical toxicity tests…

An Optokinetic Nystagmus Detection Method for Use with Young Children

M. Sangi, B. Thompson, J. Turuwhenua

The detection of vision problems in early childhood can prevent neuro-developmental disorders such as amblyopia. However, accurate clinical assessment of visual function in young children is challenging. Optokinetic Nystagmus is a reflexive sawtooth motion of the eye that occurs in response to drifting stimuli that may allow for objective measurement of visual function in young children if appropriate child-friendly eye tracking techniques…

An Integrated Model of Patient and Staff Satisfaction Using Queuing Theory

A. Komashie, A. Mousavi, P.J. Clarkson, T. Young

This paper investigates the connection between patient satisfaction, waiting time, staff satisfaction and service time. It uses a variety of models to enable improvement against experiential and operational health service goals. Patient satisfaction levels are estimated using a model based on waiting (waiting times)…

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