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Search for Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is undertaking a search for Editor-In-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (J-TEHM). We will begin reviewing applications by March 15, 2018.
Detection of Essential Tremor at the S-Band
Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder characterized by rhythmic, involuntary shaking of a part or parts of the body. The most common tremor is seen in the hands/arms and fingers. This paper presents an evaluation of ETs monitoring based on finger-to-nose test measurement as captured by small wireless devices working in shortwave or S-band frequency range. The acquired signals in terms of amplitude and phase information are used to detect a tremor in the hands.
Effectively Measuring Respiratory Flow with Portable Pressure Data using Back Propagation Neural Network
Continuous respiratory monitoring is an important tool for clinical monitoring. The most widely used flow measure device is nasal cannulae connected to a pressure transducer. However, most of these devices are not easy to carry and continue working in uncontrolled environments is also a problem.
Passive Radar for Opportunistic Monitoring in e-Health Applications
This paper proposes a passive Doppler radar as a non-contact sensing method to capture human body movements, recognize respiration and physical activities in e-Health applications. The system uses existing in-home wireless signal as the source to interpret human activity. This work shows that passive radar is a novel solution for multiple healthcare applications which complements traditional smart home sensor systems.
CHOBS: Color Histogram of Block Statistics for Automatic Bleeding Detection in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Video
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is the most advanced technology to visualize whole gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a non-invasive way. But the major disadvantage here, it takes long reviewing time, which is very laborious as continuous manual intervention is necessary. In order to reduce the burden of the clinician, in this paper, an automatic bleeding detection method for WCE video is proposed based on the color histogram of block statistics, namely CHOBS.
A Meshfree Representation for Cardiac Medical Image Computing
The prominent advantage of meshfree method, is the way to build the representation of computational domain, based on the nodal points without any explicit meshing connectivity. Therefore, meshfree method can conveniently process the numerical computation inside interested domains with large deformation or inhomogeneity. In this paper, we adopt the idea of meshfree representation into cardiac medical image analysis in order to overcome the difficulties caused by large deformation and inhomogeneous materials of the heart.