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Technical validation of ARTSENS – An image free device for evaluation of vascular stiffness

J. Joseph, R. Radhakrishnan, S. Kusmakar, A.S. Thrivikraman, M. Sivaprakasam

Vascular stiffness is an indicator of cardiovascular health, with carotid artery stiffness having established correlation to coronary heart disease and utility in cardiovascular diagnosis and screening. State of art equipment for stiffness evaluation are expensive, require expertise to operate and not amenable for field deployment…

Integration of New Technology for Research in the Emergency Department: Feasibility of Deploying a Robotic Assessment Tool for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation

V. Subbian, J. R. Ratcliff, J. M. Meunier, J. J. Korfhagen, F. R. Beyette, G. J. Shaw

This paper demonstrates the effective deployment of a robotic assessment tool for evaluation of mild Traumatic Brain Injury patients in a busy, resource-constrained, urban Emergency Department. Over 14 months, 1423 patients were screened and 42 of them completed both robot-assisted testing and follow-up assessment…

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…

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