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  1. Research

    Automatic diagnosis of imbalanced ophthalmic images using a cost-sensitive deep convolutional neural network

    Ocular images play an essential role in ophthalmological diagnoses. Having an imbalanced dataset is an inevitable issue in automated ocular diseases diagnosis; the scarcity of positive samples always tends to ...

    Jiewei Jiang, Xiyang Liu, Kai Zhang, Erping Long, Liming Wang, Wangting Li, Lin Liu, Shuai Wang, Mingmin Zhu, Jiangtao Cui, Zhenzhen Liu, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Jingjing Chen, Qianzhong Cao, Jing Li…

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:132

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    Evaluation of normal swallowing functions by using dynamic high-density surface electromyography maps

    Swallowing is a continuous process with substantive interdependencies among different muscles, and it plays a significant role in our daily life. The aim of this study was to propose a novel technique based on...

    Mingxing Zhu, Bin Yu, Wanzhang Yang, Yanbing Jiang, Lin Lu, Zhen Huang, Shixiong Chen and Guanglin Li

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:133

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  3. Research

    A customized fixation plate with novel structure designed by topological optimization for mandibular angle fracture based on finite element analysis

    The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, ...

    Yun-feng Liu, Ying-ying Fan, Xian-feng Jiang and Dale A. Baur

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:131

    Published on: 15 November 2017

  4. Research

    A medium invasiveness multi-level patient’s specific template for pedicle screw placement in the scoliosis surgery

    Several methods including free-hand technique, fluoroscopic guidance, image-guided navigation, computer-assisted surgery system, robotic platform and patient’s specific templates are being used for pedicle scr...

    Farhad Azimifar, Kamran Hassani, Amir Hossein Saveh and Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:130

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  5. Research

    Portable wireless neurofeedback system of EEG alpha rhythm enhances memory

    Effect of neurofeedback training (NFT) on enhancement of cognitive function or amelioration of clinical symptoms is inconclusive. The trainability of brain rhythm using a neurofeedback system is uncertainty be...

    Ting-Ying Wei, Da-Wei Chang, You-De Liu, Chen-Wei Liu, Chung-Ping Young, Sheng-Fu Liang and Fu-Zen Shaw

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:128

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  6. Research

    Hemodynamics analysis of the serial stenotic coronary arteries

    Coronary arterial stenoses, particularly serial stenoses in a single branch, are responsible for complex hemodynamic properties of the coronary arterial trees, and the uncertain prognosis of invasive intervent...

    Xin Liu, Changnong Peng, Yufa Xia, Zhifan Gao, Pengcheng Xu, Xiaoqing Wang, Zhanchao Xian, Youbing Yin, Liqun Jiao, Defeng Wang, Lin Shi, Wenhua Huang, Xin Liu and Heye Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:127

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  7. Research

    Empirical study of seven data mining algorithms on different characteristics of datasets for biomedical classification applications

    Various kinds of data mining algorithms are continuously raised with the development of related disciplines. The applicable scopes and their performances of these algorithms are different. Hence, finding a sui...

    Yiyan Zhang, Yi Xin, Qin Li, Jianshe Ma, Shuai Li, Xiaodan Lv and Weiqi Lv

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:125

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  8. Research

    Global Patch Matching (GPM) for freehand 3D ultrasound reconstruction

    3D ultrasound volume reconstruction from B-model ultrasound slices can provide more clearly and intuitive structure of tissue and lesion for the clinician.

    Weijian Cong, Jian Yang, Danni Ai, Hong Song, Gang Chen, Xiaohui Liang, Ping Liang and Yongtian Wang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:124

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  9. Research

    Automatic non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy screening system based on color fundus image

    Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Automatic detection of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is significant for clinical diagnosis, early screening and cours...

    Zhitao Xiao, Xinpeng Zhang, Lei Geng, Fang Zhang, Jun Wu, Jun Tong, Philip O. Ogunbona and Chunyan Shan

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:122

    Published on: 26 October 2017

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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