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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:115

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    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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    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:114

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research

    Plantar pressure measurement has become increasingly useful in the evaluation of plantar health conditions thanks to the recent progression in sensing technology. Due to the large volume and high energy consum...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Zhiwen Liu, Jian Yang and Shaodong Ma

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:98

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  26. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using damping ratio (DR) analysis combined with resonance frequency (RF) and periotest (PTV) analyses to provide additional information about natura...

    Authors: Kuo-Ning Ho, Sheng-Yang Lee and Haw-Ming Huang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:97

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  27. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the in vivo and in vitro performance of a China-made dialysis machine (SWS-4000).

    Authors: Yong Wang, Xiang-Mei Chen, Guang-Yan Cai, Wen-Ge Li, Ai-Hua Zhang, Li-Rong Hao, Ming Shi, Rong Wang, Hong-Li Jiang, Hui-Min Luo, Dong Zhang and Xue-Feng Sun

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:96

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  28. Content type: Research

    Snake-like robot is an emerging form of serial-link manipulator with the morphologic design of biological snakes. The redundant robot can be used to assist medical experts in accessing internal organs with min...

    Authors: Olatunji Mumini Omisore, Shipeng Han, Lingxue Ren, Nannan Zhang, Kamen Ivanov, Ahmed Elazab and Lei Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:93

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  29. Content type: Research

    Studies have identified hemodynamic shear stress as an important determinant of endothelial function and atherosclerosis. In this study, we assess the influences of hemodynamic shear stress on carotid plaques.

    Authors: Hui Zhou, Long Meng, Wei Zhou, Lin Xin, Xiangxiang Xia, Shuai Li, Hairong Zheng and Lili Niu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:92

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  30. Content type: Research

    Over the past few decades, there have been many studies of aspects of brain–computer interface (BCI). Of particular interests are event-related potential (ERP)-based BCI spellers that aim at helping mental typ...

    Authors: Yong Cao, Xingwei An, Yufeng Ke, Jin Jiang, Hanjun Yang, Yuqian Chen, Xuejun Jiao, Hongzhi Qi and Dong Ming

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:91

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  31. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:90

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  32. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:89

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  33. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:88

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  34. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:87

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  35. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:85

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  36. Content type: Research

    Hemodynamic simulation for quantifying fractional flow reserve (FFR) is often performed in a patient-specific geometry of coronary arteries reconstructed from the images from various imaging modalities. Becaus...

    Authors: Kyung Eun Lee, Seo Ho Lee, Eun-Seok Shin and Eun Bo Shim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:83

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  37. Content type: Research

    The drainage portion of the vein of Labbé varies, and it is difficult to predict whether the operation is likely to damage this vein. The aim of this study was to correlate the microanatomy of the vein of Labb...

    Authors: Qiong Fang, Anhong Jiang, Wei Tao and Lin Xin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:84

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  38. Content type: Research

    Although robotic laparoscopic surgery has various benefits when compared with conventional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery, it also has issues to overcome and one of the issues is the discontinuous...

    Authors: Myungjoon Kim, Chiwon Lee, Nhayoung Hong, Yoon Jae Kim and Sungwan Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:81

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  39. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Mohamed Marouf, Goran Vukomanovic, Lazar Saranovac and Miroslav Bozic

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:80

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  40. Content type: Research

    In South Korea, an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) occurred in 2015. It was the second largest MERS outbreak. As a result of the outbreak in South Korea, 186 infections were reported, and 3...

    Authors: Hyuk-Jun Chang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:79

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  41. Content type: Research

    Electrophysiological behavior is of great importance for analyzing the cardiac functional mechanism under cardiac physiological and pathological condition. Due to the complexity of cardiac structure and biophy...

    Authors: Fei Yang, Lei Zhang, Weigang Lu, Yue Zhang, Wangmeng Zuo, Kuanquan Wang and Henggui Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:70

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  42. Content type: Reseach

    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...

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

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:68

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