High Resolution Cervical Auscultation Signal Features Reflect Vertical and Horizontal Displacement of the Hyoid Bone During Swallowing
Objective: Millions of people across the globe suffer from swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia, that can lead to malnutrition, pneumonia, and even death. Swallowing cervical auscultation, which has been suggested as a noninvasive screening method for dysphagia, has not been associated yet with any physical events.
Tissue Variability and Antennas for Power Transfer to Wireless Implantable Medical Devices
The design of effective transcutaneous systems demands consideration of inevitable variations in tissue characteristics, which vary across body areas, among individuals, and over time. The purpose of the current study was to design and evaluate several printed antenna topologies for ultra high-frequency (UHF) transcutaneous power transfer to implantable medical devices, and to investigate the effects of variations in tissue properties on dipole and loop topologies.
A System for Simple Real-Time Anastomotic Failure Detection and Wireless Blood Flow Monitoring in the Lower Limbs
Current totally implantable wireless blood flow monitors are large and cannot operate alongside nearby monitors. To alleviate the problems with the current monitors, we developed a system to monitor blood flow wirelessly, with a simple and easily interpretable real-time output. To the best of our knowledge, the implanted electronics are the smallest in reported literature, which reduces bio-burden. Calibration was performed across realistic physiological flow ranges using a syringe pump.
Extraction of Stride Events from Gait Accelerometry During Treadmill Walking
Evaluating stride events can be valuable for understanding the changes in walking due to aging and neurological diseases. However, creating the time series necessary for this analysis can be cumbersome….