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    Effect of manufacturing and experimental conditions on the mechanical and surface properties of silicone elastomer scaffolds used in endothelial mechanobiological studies

    Mechanobiological studies allow the characterization of cell response to mechanical stresses. Cells need to be supported by a material with properties similar to the physiological environment. Silicone elastom...

    Marc-Antoine Campeau, Audrey Lortie, Pierrick Tremblay, Marc-Olivier Béliveau, Dominic Dubé, Ève Langelier and Léonie Rouleau

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:90

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Classification of caesarean section and normal vaginal deliveries using foetal heart rate signals and advanced machine learning algorithms

    Visual inspection of cardiotocography traces by obstetricians and midwives is the gold standard for monitoring the wellbeing of the foetus during antenatal care. However, inter- and intra-observer variability ...

    Paul Fergus, Abir Hussain, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, De-Shuang Huang and Nizar Bouguila

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:89

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Investigation of implantable signal transmission characteristics based on visible data of the human leg

    Signal transmission characteristics between implanted medical devices and external equipment has been a common key issue, as has the problem of supplying energy to the devices. It can be used to enable signal ...

    Yue-Ming Gao, Yan-Ting Ye, Shi Lin, Željka Lučev Vasić, Mang-I Vai, Min Du, Mario Cifrek and Sio-Hang Pun

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:88

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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    An ultrasound transient elastography system with coded excitation

    Ultrasound transient elastography technology has found its place in elastography because it is safe and easy to operate. However, it’s application in deep tissue is limited. The aim of this study is to design ...

    Xianfen Diao, Jing Zhu, Xiaonian He, Xin Chen, Xinyu Zhang, Siping Chen and Weixiang Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:87

    Published on: 28 June 2017

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    Lead field theory provides a powerful tool for designing microelectrode array impedance measurements for biological cell detection and observation

    Our aim is to introduce a method to enhance the design process of microelectrode array (MEA) based electric bioimpedance measurement systems for improved detection and viability assessment of living cells and ...

    Marcel Böttrich, Jarno M. A. Tanskanen and Jari A. K. Hyttinen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:85

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Multi-purpose ECG telemetry system

    The Electrocardiogram ECG is one of the most important non-invasive tools for cardiac diseases diagnosis. Taking advantage of the developed telecommunication infrastructure, several approaches that address the...

    Mohamed Marouf, Goran Vukomanovic, Lazar Saranovac and Miroslav Bozic

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:80

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Machine learning techniques for diabetic macular edema (DME) classification on SD-OCT images

    Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) (SD-OCT) is most widely imaging equipment used in ophthalmology to detect diabetic macular edema (DME). Indeed, it offers an accurate visualization of the mor...

    Khaled Alsaih, Guillaume Lemaitre, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Joan Massich, Désiré Sidibé and Fabrice Meriaudeau

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:68

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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    Thyroid nodule recognition in computed tomography using first order statistics

    Computed tomography (CT) is one of the popular tools for early detection of thyroid nodule. The pixel intensity of thyroid in CT image is very important information to distinguish nodule from normal thyroid ti...

    Wenxian Peng, Chenbin Liu, Shunren Xia, Dangdang Shao, Yihong Chen, Rui Liu and Zhiping Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:67

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Test–retest reliability of mandibular morphology measurements on cone-beam computed tomography-synthesized cephalograms with random head positioning errors

    Cephalometric radiography has been used for orthodontic and surgical treatment planning and assessment, and for quantifying mandibular growth. However, it remains unclear how head positioning errors and the le...

    Hsien-Shu Lin, Yunn-Jy Chen, Hsuan-Lun Lu, Tung-Wu Lu and Chien-Chih Chen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:62

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images

    The imaging assessment of paraspinal muscle morphology and fatty infiltration has gained considerable attention in the past decades, with reports suggesting an association between muscle degenerative changes a...

    Maryse Fortin, Mona Omidyeganeh, Michele Crites Battié, Omair Ahmad and Hassan Rivaz

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:61

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Proof of concept non-invasive estimation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation

    Pulse oximeters continuously monitor arterial oxygen saturation. Continuous monitoring of venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) would enable real-time assessment of tissue oxygen extraction (O2E) and perfusion changes ...

    Musabbir Khan, Chris G. Pretty, Alexander C. Amies, Joel Balmer, Houda E. Banna, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:60

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Global Kalman filter approaches to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments

    In this paper we propose the use of global Kalman filters (KFs) to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments. Standard approaches adopt KFs to improve the performance of inertial sensors based on individ...

    Samuel L. Nogueira, Stefan Lambrecht, Roberto S. Inoue, Magdo Bortole, Arlindo N. Montagnoli, Juan C. Moreno, Eduardo Rocon, Marco H. Terra, Adriano A. G. Siqueira and Jose L. Pons

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:58

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation on the utility of temporal features of Force Myography in the two-class problem of grasp vs. no-grasp in the presence of upper-extremity movements

    In upper-extremity stroke rehabilitation applications, the potential use of Force Myography (FMG) for detecting grasping is especially relevant, as the presence of grasping may be indicative of functional acti...

    Gautam P. Sadarangani and Carlo Menon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:59

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    Computational fluid dynamics study of intra-arterial chemotherapy for oral cancer

    Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for oral cancer can deliver a higher concentration of anticancer agent into a tumor-feeding artery than intravenous systemic chemotherapy. However, distribution of anticancer ...

    Hiroaki Kitajima, Marie Oshima, Toshinori Iwai, Yoshihito Ohhara, Yasuharu Yajima, Kenji Mitsudo and Iwai Tohnai

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:57

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Inertial measurement systems for segments and joints kinematics assessment: towards an understanding of the variations in sensors accuracy

    Joints kinematics assessment based on inertial measurement systems, which include attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), are quickly gaining in popularity for research and clinical applications. The var...

    Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Hung Nguyen and Christian Duval

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:56

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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