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Reduction of prolonged excessive pressure in seated persons with paraplegia using wireless lingual tactile feedback: a randomized controlled trial
Pressure ulcers (PU) are known to be a high-cost disease with a risk of severe morbidity. This work evaluates a new clinical strategy based on an innovative medical device (Tongue Display Unit – TDU) that implements perceptive supplementation in order to reduce prolonged excessive pressure, recognized as one of the main causes of PU.
QRS Complex Detection and Measurement Algorithms for Multichannel ECGs in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Patients
We developed an automated approach for QRS complex detection and QRS duration (QRSd) measurement that can effectively analyze multichannel electrocardiograms (MECGs) acquired during abnormal conduction and pacing in heart failure (HF) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients to enable the use of MECGs to characterize cardiac activation in such patients.
A Locomotion Control Platform with Dynamic Electromagnetic Field for Active Capsule Endoscopy
Conventional radiological and endoscopic techniques utilizing long tubes were ineffective in visualizing the small bowel mucosa until the development of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE).
A Novel System to Measure Infants’ Nutritive Sucking During Breastfeeding: the Breastfeeding Diagnostic Device (BDD)
Breastfeeding is optimal for infant health, but more than 66% of mothers cease exclusive breastfeeding within 3 months after giving birth. Evaluating infants’ sucking effort provides valuable diagnosis to mothers encountering barriers with breastfeeding.
Automatic Lung Segmentation with Juxta-Pleural Nodule Identification using Active Contour Model and Bayesian Approach
Chest computed tomography (CT) images and their quantitative analyses have become increasingly important for a variety of purposes, including lung parenchyma density analysis, airway analysis, diaphragm mechanics analysis, and nodule detection for cancer screening. Lung segmentation is an important prerequisite step for automatic image analysis. We propose a novel lung segmentation method to minimize the juxta-pleural nodule issue, a notorious challenge in the applications.
A Multi-Anatomical Retinal Structure Segmentation System for Automatic Eye Screening Using Morphological Adaptive Fuzzy Thresholding
Eye exams can be as efficacious as physical ones in determining health concerns. Retina screening can be the very first clue to detecting a variety of hidden health issues including pre-diabetes and diabetes. Through the process of clinical diagnosis and prognosis; ophthalmologists rely heavily on the binary segmented version of retina fundus image…