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  1. Pressure sensors have been used for sleeping posture detection, which meet privacy requirements. Most of the existing techniques for sleeping posture recognition used force-sensitive resistor (FSR) sensors. Ho...

    Authors: Rong-Shue Hsiao, Tian-Xiang Chen, Mekuanint Agegnehu Bitew, Chun-Hao Kao and Tzu-Yu Li

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):157

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  2. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a commonly used diagnostic imaging method for coronary artery disease. Virtual histology (VH) characterizes the plaque components into fibrous tissue (FT), fibro-fatty tissue...

    Authors: Ga Young Kim, Ju Hwan Lee, Yoo Na Hwang and Sung Min Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):151

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  3. Dengue fever is a leading cause of severe illness and hospitalization in Taiwan. This study sought to elucidate the linkage between dengue fever incidence and climate factors.

    Authors: Yi-Horng Lai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):148

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  4. Biological and medical diagnoses depend on high-quality measurements. A wearable device based on Internet of Things (IoT) must be unobtrusive to the human body to encourage users to accept continuous monitorin...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Tang, Wen-Hsien Ho and Yenming J. Chen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17(Suppl 2):147

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  5. Discomfort evoked by stereoscopic depth has been widely concerned. Previous studies have proposed a comfortable disparity range and considered that disparities exceed this range would cause visual discomfort. ...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Liuye Yao, Yuemei Zhao, Lidong Xing, Zhiyu Qian, Weitao Li and Yamin Yang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:166

    Content type: Research

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  6. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays an important role in stabilizing translation and rotation of the tibia relative to the femur. ACL injury alters knee kinematics and usually links to the alternation o...

    Authors: Wenbao Wu, Wei Zeng, Limin Ma, Chengzhi Yuan and Yu Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:165

    Content type: Research

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  7. The outermost layer of the tear film consists of a thin lipid layer (LL). The lipid layer serves as a barrier against evaporation of the aqueous component of the tear film. The ability to simultaneously image ...

    Authors: Yuqiang Bai, William Ngo, Boyu Gu, Yuhua Zhang and Jason J. Nichols

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:164

    Content type: Research

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  8. Bubbles formed by acoustic droplet vaporization (ADV) have proven to be an effective method for significant enlargement of the thermal lesions produced by high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). We investiga...

    Authors: Ying Xin, Aili Zhang, Lisa X. Xu and J. Brian Fowlkes

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:163

    Content type: Research

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  9. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative ocular disease that develops by the formation of drusen in the macula region leading to blindness. This condition can be detected automatically by autom...

    Authors: Alex M. Santos, Anselmo C. Paiva, Adriana P. M. Santos, Steve A. T. Mpinda, Daniel L. Gomes Jr., Aristófanes C. Silva, Geraldo Braz Jr., João Dallyson S. de Almeida and Marcelo Gattass

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:160

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:167

  10. Partial hand amputation forms more than 90% of all upper limb amputations. This amputation has a notable effect on the amputee’s life. To improve the quality of life for partial hand amputees different prosthe...

    Authors: Rana Sadeghi Chegani and Carlo Menon

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:159

    Content type: Research

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  11. Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) are the newest generation of ventricular assist devices. Although their continuous flow characteristics have been accepted widely, more and more research has focused on the pulsatile ...

    Authors: Feng Huang, Zhe Gou, Yang Fu and Xiaodong Ruan

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:142

    Content type: Research

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  12. This study aims to use a wall shear stress (WSS) quantitative analysis software to analyze and evaluate the carotid sinus WSS spatial distribution and characteristics in intima-media thickness (IMT) normal and...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Yuqin Ma and Fang Ding

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:141

    Content type: Research

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  13. In cochlear implants (CI) measuring the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP) has become an important tool for verifying the electrode-nerve interface as well as establishing a basis for a map t...

    Authors: Lutz Gärtner, Thomas Lenarz and Andreas Büchner

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:140

    Content type: Research

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  14. In laparoscopic surgery, image quality can be severely degraded by surgical smoke, which not only introduces errors for the image processing algorithms (used in image guided surgery), but also reduces the visi...

    Authors: Congcong Wang, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, Mounir Kaaniche, Azeddine Beghdadi and Ole Jacob Elle

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:139

    Content type: Research

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  15. Robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) combines the benefits of neuro-navigation with automation and provides a precision brain stimulation method. Since the coil will normally remain unmounted betw...

    Authors: He Wang, Jingna Jin, Xin Wang, Ying Li, Zhipeng Liu and Tao Yin

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:137

    Content type: Research

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  16. Orientation field (OF) plays a very significant role in automatic fingerprint recognition systems. Many algorithms have been proposed for the estimation of fingerprints’ OF but it is hard to solve the dilemma ...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Tangyu Wang, Yiying Tang, Jun Wu, Pengfei Yu, Lei Guo, Jianhua Chen and Yufeng Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:136

    Content type: Research

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  17. It is particularly important to utilize appropriate blood pressure measurement methods to evaluate the changes of orthostatic hypertension (OHT) for children, and this study was designed to analyze the blood p...

    Authors: Yang Zhixiang, Wang Cheng, Xiang Jibing, Ge Bisheng, Xu Ming and Liu Deyu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:129

    Content type: Research

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  18. Turning while walking has a frequent occurrence in daily life. Evaluation of its dynamic stability will facilitate fall prevention and rehabilitation scheme. This knowledge is so limited that we set it as the ...

    Authors: Chuan He, Rui Xu, Meidan Zhao, Yongming Guo, Shenglong Jiang, Feng He and Dong Ming

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:127

    Content type: Research

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  19. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) therapy relies on pulsed electric fields to non-thermally ablate cancerous tissue. Methods for evaluating IRE ablation in situ are critical to assessing treatment outcome. An...

    Authors: Yajun Zhao, Hongmei Liu, Suyashree P. Bhonsle, Yilin Wang, Rafael V. Davalos and Chenguo Yao

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:126

    Content type: Research

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  20. Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) imaging is a standard diagnostic tool for many retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. High-resolution FFA images facilitate the...

    Authors: Zhe Jiang, Zekuan Yu, Shouxin Feng, Zhiyu Huang, Yahui Peng, Jianxin Guo, Qiushi Ren and Yanye Lu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:125

    Content type: Research

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  21. Adults with sedentary lifestyles seem to face a higher risk of falling in their later years. Several causes, such as impairment of strength, coordination, and cognitive function, influence worsening health con...

    Authors: Thunyanoot Prasertsakul, Panya Kaimuk, Wipawee Chinjenpradit, Weerawat Limroongreungrat and Warakorn Charoensuk

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:124

    Content type: Research

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  22. The new field of neuro-prosthetics focuses on the design and implementation of neural prostheses to restore some of the lost neural functions. The electrode-tissue contacts remain one of the major obstacles of...

    Authors: H. H. Draz, S. R. I. Gabran, Mohamed Basha, Hassan Mostafa, Mohamed F. Abu-Elyazeed and Amal Zaki

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:123

    Content type: Review

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  23. There is considerable evidence that a person’s gait is affected by cognitive load. Research in this field has implications for understanding the relationship between motor control and neurological conditions i...

    Authors: Pritika Dasgupta, Jessie VanSwearingen and Ervin Sejdic

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:122

    Content type: Research

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  24. Evidence shows that the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) enabled services supporting integrated dementia care represents an opportunity that faces multi-pronged challenges. Fi...

    Authors: Sara Marceglia, Michael Rigby, Albert Alonso, Debbie Keeling, Lutz Kubitschke and Giuseppe Pozzi

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:121

    Content type: Research

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  25. The non-invasive nature of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) makes it a widely accepted method for blood oxygenation measurement in various parts of the human body. One of the main challenges in this method li...

    Authors: Masudur R. Siddiquee, J. Sebastian Marquez, Roozbeh Atri, Rodrigo Ramon, Robin Perry Mayrand and Ou Bai

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:120

    Content type: Research

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  26. The use of information and communication technologies for health (eHealth) delivered via mobile-based or digitally enhanced solutions (mHealth) have rapidly evolved. When used together across various mobile ap...

    Authors: Sally Okun and Paul Wicks

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:119

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. Piezo-resistive pressure sensors are widely used for measuring pulse waves of the radial artery. Pulse sensors are generally fabricated with a cover layer because pressure sensors without a cover layer are fra...

    Authors: Min-Ho Jun, Young Ju Jeon, Jung-Hee Cho and Young-Min Kim

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:118

    Content type: Research

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  28. Several different lying positions, such as lying on the left side, supine, lying on the right side and prone position, existed when healthy people fell asleep. This article explored the influence of lying posi...

    Authors: Hongze Pan, Zhi Xu, Hong Yan, Yue Gao, Zhanghuang Chen, Jinzhong Song and Yu Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:116

    Content type: Research

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  29. The geometry of the vessels is easy to assess in novel 3D studies. It has significant influence on flow patterns and this way the evolution of vascular pathologies such as aneurysms and atherosclerosis. It is ...

    Authors: Jarosław Żyłkowski, Grzegorz Rosiak and Dominik Spinczyk

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:115

    Content type: Research

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  30. Magnetic resonance (MR) images are usually limited by low spatial resolution, which leads to errors in post-processing procedures. Recently, learning-based super-resolution methods, such as sparse coding and s...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Xi Wu, Xi Yu, YuanYan Tang, Jian Zhang and JiLiu Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:114

    Content type: Research

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  31. Patients with uremia have high cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality despite having normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Longitudinal strain (LS) can be associated with subtle changes in ...

    Authors: Yuqin Ma, Bo Zhang, Yuzhen Zhang, Yun Dong and Ruiqing Zhang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:112

    Content type: Research

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  32. Electroencephalogram-based brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) represent novel human machine interactive technology that allows people to communicate and interact with the external world without relying on their ...

    Authors: Jingsheng Tang, Yadong Liu, Dewen Hu and ZongTan Zhou

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:111

    Content type: Research

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  33. Collagen-based scaffolds provide a promising option for the treatment of bone defects. One of the key parameters of such scaffolds consists of porosity, including pore size. However, to date, no agreement has ...

    Authors: Martin Bartoš, Tomáš Suchý and René Foltán

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:110

    Content type: Research

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  34. The eigenspace generalized sidelobe canceller (EGSC) beamformer combined with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) dependent coherence factor (CF) is suggested for coherent plane wave compounding (PW) imaging. Conven...

    Authors: Aácio José Zimbico, Diogo Watchel Granado, Fabio Kurt Schneider, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Amauri Amorin Assef, Nivaldo Schiefler Jr. and Eduardo Tavares Costa

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:109

    Content type: Research

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  35. To improve accuracy of IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany) in corneal power measurement after myopic excimer corneal refractive surgery (MECRS) using multivariate polynomial analysis (MPA).

    Authors: Michele Lanza, Robert Koprowski and Mario Bifani Sconocchia

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:108

    Content type: Research

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  36. For the functional control of prosthetic hand, it is insufficient to obtain only the motion pattern information. As far as practicality is concerned, the control of the prosthetic hand force is indispensable. ...

    Authors: Chuanjiang Li, Jian Ren, Huaiqi Huang, Bin Wang, Yanfei Zhu and Huosheng Hu

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:107

    Content type: Research

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  37. There are two major challenges in automated heart sound analysis: segmentation and classification. An efficient segmentation is capable of providing valuable diagnostic information of patients. In addition, it...

    Authors: Qingshu Liu, Xiaomei Wu and Xiaojing Ma

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  38. For practical straight-line scanning in photoacoustic imaging (PAI), serious artifacts caused by missing data will occur. Traditional total variation (TV)-based algorithms fail to obtain satisfactory results, ...

    Authors: Jin Wang and Yuanyuan Wang

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:105

    Content type: Research

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  39. The area of application of electronic stethoscopes in medical diagnostics covers the scope of usability of the acoustic stethoscopes, from which they have evolved and which they could potentially replace. Howe...

    Authors: Lukasz J. Nowak and Karolina M. Nowak

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:104

    Content type: Research

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  40. Wound healing of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a complex process that may take place in common age-related macular degeneration eye disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether wounding and...

    Authors: Amna E. Abu Khamidakh, Alejandra Rodriguez-Martinez, Kai Kaarniranta, Anne Kallioniemi, Heli Skottman, Jari Hyttinen and Kati Juuti-Uusitalo

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:102

    Content type: Research

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  41. The number and variety of eHealth services for adults and older adults who use hearing aids (HAs) are growing rapidly. This area holds promise to increase cost-efficiency, enable better access to care, and imp...

    Authors: Alessia Paglialonga, Annette Cleveland Nielsen, Elisabeth Ingo, Caitlin Barr and Ariane Laplante-Lévesque

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:101

    Content type: Review

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  42. Herein, an algorithm that can be used in wearable health monitoring devices to estimate metabolic equivalents (METs) based on physical activity intensity data, particularly for certain activities in daily life...

    Authors: Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Sho Nagayoshi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Toshikazu Shiga, Takafumi Ando, Satoshi Nakae, Chiyoko Usui, Tomoko Aoyama and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:100

    Content type: Research

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  43. We study the estimation of breathing frequency (BF) derived from wearable single-channel ECG signal in the context of mobile daily life activities. Although respiration effects on heart rate variability and EC...

    Authors: Iman Alikhani, Kai Noponen, Arto Hautala, Rahel Ammann and Tapio Seppänen

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:99

    Content type: Research

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  44. Assisted gait with forearm crutches is frequently performed during the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb. The amount of body weight applied to the crutch or crutches depends on the patholo...

    Authors: Carmen Ridao-Fernández, Gema Chamorro-Moriana and Joaquín Ojeda

    Citation: BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2018 17:98

    Content type: Research

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