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  1. Software

    STAMPS: development and verification of swallowing kinematic analysis software

    Swallowing impairment is a common complication in various geriatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Swallowing kinematic analysis is essential to quantitatively evaluate the swallowing motion of the oropharyng...

    Woo Hyung Lee, Changmook Chun, Han Gil Seo, Seung Hak Lee and Byung-Mo Oh

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:120

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  2. Research

    Solar UV exposure among outdoor workers in Denmark measured with personal UV-B dosimeters: technical and practical feasibility

    Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is a well-known cause of skin cancer. This is problematic for outdoor workers. In Denmark alone, occupational skin cancer poses a significant health and safety risk for ...

    Kasper Grandahl, Ole Steen Mortensen, David Zim Sherman, Brian Køster, Paul-Anker Lund, Kristina Sophie Ibler and Paul Eriksen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:119

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  3. Research

    Low-power transcutaneous current stimulator for wearable applications

    Peripheral neuropathic desensitization associated with aging, diabetes, alcoholism and HIV/AIDS, affects tens of millions of people worldwide, and there is little or no treatment available to improve sensory f...

    David Karpul, Gregory K. Cohen, Gaetano D. Gargiulo, André van Schaik, Sarah McIntyre and Paul P. Breen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:118

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  4. Research

    Biosignals learning and synthesis using deep neural networks

    Modeling physiological signals is a complex task both for understanding and synthesize biomedical signals. We propose a deep neural network model that learns and synthesizes biosignals, validated by the morpho...

    David Belo, João Rodrigues, João R. Vaz, Pedro Pezarat-Correia and Hugo Gamboa

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:115

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  5. Research

    Area asymmetry of heart rate variability signal

    Heart rate fluctuates beat-by-beat asymmetrically which is known as heart rate asymmetry (HRA). It is challenging to assess HRA robustly based on short-term heartbeat interval series.

    Chang Yan, Peng Li, Lizhen Ji, Lianke Yao, Chandan Karmakar and Changchun Liu

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:112

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  6. Research

    Building a resistance to ignition testing device for sunglasses and analysing data: a continuing study for sunglasses standards

    Sunglasses popularity skyrocketed since its advent. The ongoing trend led to the creation of standards to protect consumers from injuries and secondary hazards due to spectacles use. In Brazil, the correspondi...

    Renan Magri, Mauro Masili, Fernanda Oliveira Duarte and Liliane Ventura

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:114

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  7. Research

    Automatic sleep staging using ear-EEG

    Sleep and sleep quality assessment by means of sleep stage analysis is important for both scientific and clinical applications. Unfortunately, the presently preferred method, polysomnography (PSG), requires co...

    Kaare B. Mikkelsen, David Bové Villadsen, Marit Otto and Preben Kidmose

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:111

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  8. Software

    SinusCor: an advanced tool for heart rate variability analysis

    Heart rate variability (HRV) is a widespread non-invasive technique to assess cardiac autonomic function. Time and frequency domain analyses have been used in HRV studies, and their interpretations are linked ...

    Rhenan Bartels, Leonardo Neumamm, Tiago Peçanha and Alysson Roncally Silva Carvalho

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:110

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  9. Software

    Implementation and validation of the extended Hill-type muscle model with robust routing capabilities in LS-DYNA for active human body models

    In the state of the art finite element AHBMs for car crash analysis in the LS-DYNA software material named *MAT_MUSCLE (*MAT_156) is used for active muscles modeling. It has three elements in parallel configur...

    Christian Kleinbach, Oleksandr Martynenko, Janik Promies, Daniel F. B. Haeufle, Jörg Fehr and Syn Schmitt

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:109

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  10. Research

    Evaluation of the effect of different sitting assistive devices in reclining wheelchair on interface pressure

    Reclining wheelchair users often add one or more sitting assistive devices to their wheelchairs, but the effect of these additional sitting assistive devices on the risk of pressure ulcers has rarely been inve...

    Chun-Ting Li, Kuo-Yuan Huang, Chien-Feng Kung, Yen-Nien Chen, Yen-Ting Tseng and Kuen-Horng Tsai

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:108

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  11. Research

    Rational confederation of genes and diseases: NGS interpretation via GeneCards, MalaCards and VarElect

    A key challenge in the realm of human disease research is next generation sequencing (NGS) interpretation, whereby identified filtered variant-harboring genes are associated with a patient’s disease phenotypes...

    Noa Rappaport, Simon Fishilevich, Ron Nudel, Michal Twik, Frida Belinky, Inbar Plaschkes, Tsippi Iny Stein, Dana Cohen, Danit Oz-Levi, Marilyn Safran and Doron Lancet

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):72

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  12. Research

    Automated identification of reference genes based on RNA-seq data

    Gene expression analyses demand appropriate reference genes (RGs) for normalization, in order to obtain reliable assessments. Ideally, RG expression levels should remain constant in all cells, tissues or exper...

    Rosario Carmona, Macarena Arroyo, María José Jiménez-Quesada, Pedro Seoane, Adoración Zafra, Rafael Larrosa, Juan de Dios Alché and M. Gonzalo Claros

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):65

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  13. Review

    Methodological factors affecting joint moments estimation in clinical gait analysis: a systematic review

    Quantitative gait analysis can provide a description of joint kinematics and dynamics, and it is recognized as a clinically useful tool for functional assessment, diagnosis and intervention planning. Clinicall...

    Valentina Camomilla, Andrea Cereatti, Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Silvia Fantozzi, Rita Stagni and Giuseppe Vannozzi

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:106

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  14. Research

    Influence of parameter perturbations on the reachability of therapeutic target in systems with switchings

    Examination of physiological processes and the influences of the drugs on them can be efficiently supported by mathematical modeling. One of the biggest problems is related to the exact fitting of the paramete...

    Magdalena Ochab, Krzysztof Puszynski and Andrzej Swierniak

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):77

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  15. Research

    Feature ranking and rank aggregation for automatic sleep stage classification: a comparative study

    Nowadays, sleep quality is one of the most important measures of healthy life, especially considering the huge number of sleep-related disorders. Identifying sleep stages using polysomnographic (PSG) signals i...

    Shirin Najdi, Ali Abdollahi Gharbali and José Manuel Fonseca

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):78

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  16. Research

    Using random forests for assistance in the curation of G-protein coupled receptor databases

    Biology is experiencing a gradual but fast transformation from a laboratory-centred science towards a data-centred one. As such, it requires robust data engineering and the use of quantitative data analysis me...

    Aleksei Shkurin and Alfredo Vellido

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):75

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  17. Research

    Transcranial direct current stimulation as a motor neurorehabilitation tool: an empirical review

    The present review collects the most relevant empirical evidence available in the literature until date regarding the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the human motor function. tDCS...

    Ana Sánchez-Kuhn, Cristian Pérez-Fernández, Rosa Cánovas, Pilar Flores and Fernando Sánchez-Santed

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):76

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  18. Research

    A protocol for CABS-dock protein–peptide docking driven by side-chain contact information

    The characterization of protein–peptide interactions is a challenge for computational molecular docking. Protein–peptide docking tools face at least two major difficulties: (1) efficient sampling of large-scal...

    Mateusz Kurcinski, Maciej Blaszczyk, Maciej Pawel Ciemny, Andrzej Kolinski and Sebastian Kmiecik

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):73

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  19. Research

    Modeling EphB4-EphrinB2 protein–protein interaction using flexible docking of a short linear motif

    Many protein–protein interactions are mediated by a short linear motif. Usually, amino acid sequences of those motifs are known or can be predicted. It is much harder to experimentally characterize or predict ...

    Maciej Pawel Ciemny, Mateusz Kurcinski, Maciej Blaszczyk, Andrzej Kolinski and Sebastian Kmiecik

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):71

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  20. Research

    Identification of informative features for predicting proinflammatory potentials of engine exhausts

    The immunotoxicity of engine exhausts is of high concern to human health due to the increasing prevalence of immune-related diseases. However, the evaluation of immunotoxicity of engine exhausts is currently b...

    Chia-Chi Wang, Ying-Chi Lin, Yuan-Chung Lin, Syu-Ruei Jhang and Chun-Wei Tung

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):66

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  21. Research

    Evaluation of cervical posture improvement of children with cerebral palsy after physical therapy based on head movements and serious games

    This paper presents the preliminary results of a novel rehabilitation therapy for cervical and trunk control of children with cerebral palsy (CP) based on serious videogames and physical exercise.

    Miguel A. Velasco, Rafael Raya, Luca Muzzioli, Daniela Morelli, Abraham Otero, Marco Iosa, Febo Cincotti and Eduardo Rocon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):74

    Published on: 18 August 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

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