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  1. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:112

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  2. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:111

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  3. Content type: Software

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:110

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  4. Content type: Software

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:109

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  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:108

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  6. Content type: Research

    Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) has been popularised for single-channel Electromyography (EMG) signal processing as it can effectively extract the temporal information of the EMG time series. Howe...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Peng Xu, Peiyang Li, Keyi Duan, Yuexin Wen, Qin Yang, Tao Zhang and Dezhong Yao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:107

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  7. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):72

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

  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):65

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

  9. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:106

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Magdalena Ochab, Krzysztof Puszynski and Andrzej Swierniak

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):77

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

  11. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Shirin Najdi, Ali Abdollahi Gharbali and José Manuel Fonseca

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):78

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

  12. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Aleksei Shkurin and Alfredo Vellido

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):75

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

  13. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):76

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

  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):73

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

  15. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):71

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

  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):66

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

  17. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16(Suppl 1):74

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

  18. Content type: Research

    Currently, cannulated pedicle screws have been widely used in minimal invasive or navigation techniques. However, the stress distribution and the strength of different core diameters of cannulated screw are no...

    Authors: Chia-Ming Chang, Yu-Shu Lai and Cheng-Kung Cheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:105

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  19. Content type: Research

    A problem inherent to recording EEG is the interference arising from noise and artifacts. While in a laboratory environment, artifacts and interference can, to a large extent, be avoided or controlled, in real...

    Authors: Simon L. Kappel, David Looney, Danilo P. Mandic and Preben Kidmose

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:103

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  20. Content type: Research

    Spatial frequency domain (SFD) measurement allows rapid and non-contact wide-field imaging of the tissue optical properties, thus has become a potential tool for assessing physiological parameters and therapeu...

    Authors: Weiting Chen, Huijuan Zhao, Tongxin Li, Panpan Yan, Kuanxin Zhao, Caixia Qi and Feng Gao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:100

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  21. Content type: Research

    Fatigue damage of the long bones is prevalent in running athletes and military recruits due to vigorous mid- and long-term physical activity. The current study attempted to know the features of bony athletic f...

    Authors: Li Hao, Li Rui-Xin, Han Biao, Zhao Bin, Hao Bao-Hui, Liu Ying-Jie and Zhang Xi-Zheng

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:99

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  22. Content type: Research

    The effects of cuff shape, timing of tourniquet application, and automated systems using limb occlusion pressure (LOP) have been reported to minimize the appropriate tourniquet pressure. However, studies on th...

    Authors: O-Sung Lee, Myung Chul Lee and Hyuk-Soo Han

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:102

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