Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring

Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring
Author: Kevin K. M. Chan,University of Alberta. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:886614818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring Book Review:

Wireless sensing find many biomedical applications due to the benefit and convenience of having no contact with the patients. Low power radio waves, that are biologically safe, can monitor the patient's medical conditions such as the breathing and heart beat rate. Electro-magnetic (EM) waves extract the small movements of the chest and heart via field disturbance phenomena. The patient's breathing and heart beat modulate the radio waves for the vital signs to be monitored in real-time. Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar is an EM scattering technology that has been proven to discriminate targets with less than 30mm range resolution, which is smaller than the average size of a human heart. The UWB radar emits 200ps pulses that occupy a bandwidth from 3 to 10GHz. For linearly polarized radiation, the radar cross-section (RCS) of a moving target having complex shapes such as the thorax section of a human body causes regular fading. The scattering from a complex target rotates the radio wave vector to result in non-optimal signal reception due to polarization losses. The research focuses on the design of a circularly polarized (CP) UWB radar system for contactless vital signs monitoring of a patient. Circular polarization is introduced to address the fading RCS problem thus achieving a more robust system. The same CP UWB radar system with radio waves that penetrate through dielectric objects can be used for time-critical rescue operations in locating survivors buried under collapsed structures or in buildings engulfed in flames where visibility is hampered. Furthermore, by employing material characterization and microwave imaging techniques, it is possible to use the proposed system for other biomedical applications such as tumor localization and damaged tissue identification. The thesis is organized as follows. Firstly, the operation of UWB radar is presented and the research topic addressed. The pulse generator design suited for low pulse repetition rates is then introduced. The design of a decade bandwidth circularly polarized antenna array is described. The methodology and performance of the robust vital signs monitoring system is shown and compared with the linear polarized counterpart. A new method for material characterization using time domain RCS measurements is demonstrated. The future work is finally proposed.

EMBEC NBC 2017

EMBEC   NBC 2017
Author: Hannu Eskola,Outi Väisänen,Jari Viik,Jari Hyttinen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1139
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811051224
ISBN 13: 9789811051227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EMBEC NBC 2017 Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the joint conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC), held in Tampere, Finland, in June 2017. The proceedings present all traditional biomedical engineering areas, but also highlight new emerging fields, such as tissue engineering, bioinformatics, biosensing, neurotechnology, additive manufacturing technologies for medicine and biology, and bioimaging, to name a few. Moreover, it emphasizes the role of education, translational research, and commercialization.

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 178984844X
ISBN 13: 9781789848441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods Book Review:

The main themes of the book are the broadly understood methods of image analysis and processing applied to support diagnosis and therapy, but also to assess the implants placed in the patient's body and the related treatment processes. The examples concern processing and analysis of images or measured signals obtained from various diagnostic imaging methods. The study used, among others, standard X-ray images, computed tomography images, microtomographic images, as well as thermographic and ultrasound images. The results of image and signal processing were used in medical diagnosis and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy. The material contained in this book may be of interest to a wide audience, and the discussed topics cover the current state of knowledge on the use of image processing algorithms in medicine and related fields.

EMBEC NBC 2017

EMBEC   NBC 2017
Author: Hannu Eskola,Outi Väisänen,Jari Viik,Jari Hyttinen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1139
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811051224
ISBN 13: 9789811051227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EMBEC NBC 2017 Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the joint conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC), held in Tampere, Finland, in June 2017. The proceedings present all traditional biomedical engineering areas, but also highlight new emerging fields, such as tissue engineering, bioinformatics, biosensing, neurotechnology, additive manufacturing technologies for medicine and biology, and bioimaging, to name a few. Moreover, it emphasizes the role of education, translational research, and commercialization.

2018 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid IGBSG

2018 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid  IGBSG
Author: IEEE Staff
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-04-22
ISBN 10: 9781538606629
ISBN 13: 1538606623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2018 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid IGBSG Book Review:

building home communication technologies, e applications, power electronics and green building technologies for a wide range of uses in intelligent buildings and smart grids

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing
Author: Olga Boric-Lubecke,Victor M. Lubecke,Amy D. Droitcour,Byung-Kwon Park,Aditya Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1119078431
ISBN 13: 9781119078432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing Book Review:

Presents a comprehensive description of the theory and practical implementation of Doppler radar-based physiological monitoring This book includes an overview of current physiological monitoring techniques and explains the fundamental technology used in remote non-contact monitoring methods. Basic radio wave propagation and radar principles are introduced along with the fundamentals of physiological motion and measurement. Specific design and implementation considerations for physiological monitoring radar systems are then discussed in detail. The authors address current research and commercial development of Doppler radar based physiological monitoring for healthcare and other applications. Explains pros and cons of different Doppler radar architectures, including CW, FMCW, and pulsed Doppler radar Discusses nonlinear demodulation methods, explaining dc offset, dc information, center tracking, and demodulation enabled by dc cancellation Reviews advanced system architectures that address issues of dc offset, spectrum folding, motion interference, and range resolution Covers Doppler radar physiological measurements demonstrated to date, from basic cardiopulmonary rate extractions to more involved volume assessments Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing serves as a fundamental reference for radar, biomedical, and microwave engineers as well as healthcare professionals interested in remote physiological monitoring methods.

Sensors Signal and Image Processing in Biomedicine and Assisted Living

Sensors  Signal and Image Processing in Biomedicine and Assisted Living
Author: Dimitris K. Iakovidis
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 3039434187
ISBN 13: 9783039434183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors Signal and Image Processing in Biomedicine and Assisted Living Book Review:

This is a collection of recent advances on sensors, systems, and signal/image processing methods for biomedicine and assisted living. It includes methods for heart, sleep, and vital sign measurement; human motion-related signal analysis; assistive systems; and image- and video-based diagnostic systems. It provides an overview of the state-of-the-art challenges in the respective topics and future directions. This will be useful for researchers in various domains, including computer science, electrical engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare researchers.

The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering

The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Author: James Goh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 968
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN 10: 3319029134
ISBN 13: 9783319029139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering Book Review:

This volume presents the processing of the 15th ICMBE held from 4th to 7th December 2013, Singapore. Biomedical engineering is applied in most aspects of our healthcare ecosystem. From electronic health records to diagnostic tools to therapeutic, rehabilitative and regenerative treatments, the work of biomedical engineers is evident. Biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, life sciences and healthcare. The engineers would use principles from applied science including mechanical, electrical, chemical and computer engineering together with physical sciences including physics, chemistry and mathematics to apply them to biology and medicine. Applying such concepts to the human body is very much the same concepts that go into building and programming a machine. The goal is to better understand, replace or fix a target system to ultimately improve the quality of healthcare. With this understanding, the conference proceedings offer a single platform for individuals and organizations working in the biomedical engineering related field to gather and network with each other in so doing create the catalyst for future development of biomedical engineering in Asia.

Engineering and Technology for Healthcare

Engineering and Technology for Healthcare
Author: Muhammad Ali Imran,Rami Ghannam,Qammer H. Abbasi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 1119644283
ISBN 13: 9781119644286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering and Technology for Healthcare Book Review:

Innovation in healthcare is currently a “hot” topic. Innovation allows us to think differently, to take risks and to develop ideas that are far better than existing solutions. Currently, there is no single book that covers all topics related to microelectronics, sensors, data, system integration and healthcare technology assessment in one reference. This book aims to critically evaluate current state-of-the-art technologies and provide readers with insights into developing new solutions. With contributions from a fully international team of experts across electrical engineering and biomedical fields, the book discusses how advances in sensing technology, computer science, communications systems and proteomics/genomics are influencing healthcare technology today.

Human Monitoring Smart Health and Assisted Living

Human Monitoring  Smart Health and Assisted Living
Author: Sauro Longhi,Alessandro Freddi
Publsiher: IET
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-05-31
ISBN 10: 178561150X
ISBN 13: 9781785611506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Monitoring Smart Health and Assisted Living Book Review:

This book explores the use of techniques and technologies within ICT for the improvement of human quality of life -- encompassing patient monitoring, data analysis, and assistive services. Also discussed are the future challenges to developing effective and efficient healthcare and assistive systems for our current and future society. The book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human monitoring, smart health and assisted living, under a unifying point of view to improve Quality of Life Technology (QoLT).

Sensor Technologies

Sensor Technologies
Author: Michael J. McGrath,Cliodhna Ni Scanaill,Dawn Nafus
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 1430260149
ISBN 13: 9781430260141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensor Technologies Book Review:

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications. The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs. “Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness, and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system applications and case studies, this book gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.” Dr. Benny Lo Lecturer, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College of London “This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types, and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner. It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud-based ‘big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present. It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of 'big data' down to the personal level of individual life and health.” Dermot Diamond Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies, covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains. It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that involves sensor technologies. It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems. I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!" Chris Nugent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster

Ultra Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications

Ultra Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications
Author: Mehmet R. Yuce
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013-10-16
ISBN 10: 1461488966
ISBN 13: 9781461488965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultra Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

​ This book investigates the design of devices, systems, and circuits for medical applications using the two recently established frequency bands: ultra-wideband (3.1-10.6 GHz) and 60 GHz ISM band. These two bands provide the largest bandwidths available for communication technologies and present many attractive opportunities for medical applications. The applications of these bands in healthcare are wireless body area network (WBAN), medical imaging, biomedical sensing, wearable and implantable devices, fast medical device connectivity, video data transmission, and vital signs monitoring. The recent technological advances and developments proposed or used in medicine based on these two bands are covered. The book introduces possible solutions and design techniques to efficiently implement these systems in medical environment. All individual chapters are written by leading experts in their fields. Contributions by authors are on various applications of ultra-wideband and the 60 GHz ISM band including circuit implementation, UWB and 60 GHz signal transmission around and in-body, antenna design solution, hardware implementation of body sensors, UWB transceiver design, 60 GHz transceiver design, UWB radar for contactless respiratory monitoring, and ultra-wideband based medical Imaging. The book will be a key resource for medical professionals, bio-medical engineers, and graduate and senior undergraduate students in computer, electrical, electronic and biomedical engineering disciplines.

Advanced Ultrawideband Radar

Advanced Ultrawideband Radar
Author: James D. Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN 10: 1315356570
ISBN 13: 9781315356570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Ultrawideband Radar Book Review:

This book presents the latest theory, developments, and applications related to high resolution materials-penetrating sensor systems. An international team of expert researchers explains the problems and solutions for developing new techniques and applications. Subject areas include ultrawideband (UWB) signals propagation and scattering, materials-penetrating radar techniques for small object detection and imaging, biolocation using holographic techniques, tomography, medical applications, nondestructive testing methods, electronic warfare principles, through-the-wall radar propagation effects, and target identification through measuring the target return signal spectrum changes.

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods
Author: Christoph Hintermüller
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-07-21
ISBN 10: 9535125192
ISBN 13: 9789535125198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods Book Review:

Personal health and well-being was and is important for all individuals. This includes the way people are living, what they do to stay healthy as well as a profound, well-informed diagnosis and appropriate treatment in case of disease. To achieve these goals, modern medicine is provided with a large variety of tools to assess a patient's health state and collect the information required for a proper diagnosis and treatment, which is tailored to the patient's needs. Many of these available tools use signals either generated by the human body, for example, electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), or by interacting with the human body while traversing it like microwaves or reflected visible light that is recorded by a video camera. The biosignals recorded by the available and newly developed methods have to be processed to extract the information about the patient's condition and, analyzed tissue and cells. This book presents a small selection of the recent developments in the field of biosignal processing. The covered diagnostic tools and methods include the assessment of respiratory state through gait analysis, the contactless monitoring of cardiovascular and respiratory parameters using microwaves, a non-linear approach to extract the fetal ECG from non-invasive abdominal recordings, identification of epileptic networks from pre-surgical neurophysiological recordings and an improved method to obtain and validate the copy number alterations parameter, which are considered an important marker in cancer classification.

Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences

Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences
Author: Eddie YK Ng,Mahnaz Etehadtavakol
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN 10: 9811031479
ISBN 13: 9789811031472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences Book Review:

The book covers the latest updates in the application of infrared to biomedical sciences, a non-invasive, contactless, safe and easy approach imaging of skin and tissue temperatures. Its diagnostic procedure allows practitioners to identify the locations of abnormal chemical and blood vessel activity such as angiogenesis in body tissue. Its non-invasive approach works by applying the technology of the infrared camera and state-of-the-art software, where high-resolution digital infrared imaging technology benefits highly from enhanced image production, standardized image interpretation protocols, computerized comparison and storage, and sophisticated image enhancement and analysis. The book contains contributions from global prominent scientists in the area of infrared applications in biomedical studies. The target audience includes academics, practitioners, clinicians and students working in the area of infrared imaging in biomedicine.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018
Author: Lenka Lhotska,Lucie Sukupova,Igor Lacković,Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 894
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN 10: 9811090351
ISBN 13: 9789811090356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 Book Review:

This book (vol. 1) presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of professional involvement in health care, such as education and training, accreditation and certification, health technology assessment and patient safety. The IUPESM meeting is an important forum for medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare learn and share knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field.

Mechanics of Breathing

Mechanics of Breathing
Author: Andrea Aliverti,Vito Brusasco,Peter T. Macklem,Antonio Pedotti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 8847029163
ISBN 13: 9788847029163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Breathing Book Review:

In the past few years, research into the mechanics of breathing has provided results which are opening new perspectives in understanding, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of some of the most important respiratory diseases that affect humans. The book includes the contributions of the leading basic and clinical scientists in this field and will present new insights into the mechanics of breathing by techniques such as optoelectronic plethysmography and other new methods of imaging the respiratory system (PET and SPECT scanning, dynamic MRI), together with new findings in physiology, COPD, asthma, intensive care and neuro-muscular disorders. The book is intended for intensive care physicians, respirologists, physiologists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists in respiration, research and clinical fellows, biomedical engineers involved with respiratory mechanics, and respiratory therapists. They will update their knowledge and improve their clinical expertise.

Enhanced Living Environments

Enhanced Living Environments
Author: Ivan Ganchev,Nuno M. Garcia,Ciprian Dobre,Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis,Rossitza Goleva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN 10: 3030107523
ISBN 13: 9783030107529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhanced Living Environments Book Review:

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1303 “Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE)”. The concept of Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) refers to the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) that is more related with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Effective ELE solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures, platforms, and systems, having in view the advance of science and technology in this area and the development of new and innovative solutions that can provide improvements in the quality of life for people in their homes and can reduce the financial burden on the budgets of the healthcare providers. The aim of this book is to become a state-of-the-art reference, discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on theories, practices, standards, and strategies related to the ELE area. The book contains 12 chapters and can serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and research strategists working in this area.

Ambient Assisted Living

Ambient Assisted Living
Author: Alessandro Leone,Andrea Caroppo,Gabriele Rescio,Giovanni Diraco,Pietro Siciliano
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-02-02
ISBN 10: 3030059219
ISBN 13: 9783030059217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambient Assisted Living Book Review:

This book documents the state of the art in the field of ambient assisted living (AAL), highlighting the impressive potential of novel methodologies and technologies to enhance well-being and promote active ageing. The coverage is wide ranging, with sections on care models and algorithms, enabling technologies and assistive solutions, elderly people monitoring, home rehabilitation, ICT solutions for AAL, living with chronic conditions, robotic assistance for the elderly, sensing technologies for AAL, and smart housing. The book comprises a selection of the best papers presented at the 9th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (ForitAAL 2018), which was held in Lecce, Italy, in July 2018 and brought together end users, technology teams, and policy makers to develop a consensus on how to improve provision for elderly and impaired people. Readers will find that the expert contributions offer clear insights into the ways in which the most recent exciting advances may be expected to assist in addressing the needs of the elderly and those with chronic conditions.

Health and Wellness Measurement Approaches for Mobile Healthcare

Health and Wellness Measurement Approaches for Mobile Healthcare
Author: Gita Khalili Moghaddam,Christopher R. Lowe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-09-22
ISBN 10: 3030015572
ISBN 13: 9783030015572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Wellness Measurement Approaches for Mobile Healthcare Book Review:

This book reviews existing sensor technologies that are now being coupled with computational intelligence for the remote monitoring of physical activity and ex vivo biosignatures. In today’s frenetic world, consumers are becoming ever more demanding: they want to control every aspect of their lives and look for options specifically tailored to their individual needs. In many cases, suppliers are catering to these new demands; as a result, clothing, food, social media, fitness and banking services are all being democratised to the individual. Healthcare provision has finally caught up to this trend and is currently being rebooted to offer personalised solutions, while simultaneously creating a more effective, scalable and cost-effective system for all. The desire for personalisation, home monitoring and treatment, and provision of care in remote locations or in emerging and impoverished nations that lack a fixed infrastructure, is leading to the realisation that mobile technology might be the best candidate for achieving these goals. A combination of several technological, healthcare and financial factors are driving this trend to create a new healthcare model that stresses preventative ‘health-care’ rather than ‘sick-care’, and a shift from volume to value. Mobile healthcare (mhealth), which could also be termed the “internet of people”, refers to the integration of sensors and smartphones to gather and interpret clinical data from patients in real-time. Most importantly, with an ageing population suffering multiple morbidities, mhealth could provide healthcare solutions to enhance chronically ill patients’ quality of life.