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Near-field Inductive Coupling Link To Power a Three-Dimensional Millimeter-Size Antenna for Brain Implantable Medical Devices
We propose a complete design of a millimetre (mm)-size three-dimensional implantable antenna accompanied by in-vitro measurements for the developed prototype. The results lay the foundation to integrate the antenna with a micro-scale brain implantable medical device (BIMD).
Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Mechanical Properties of Single Cells Using AFM by Indentation and Vibration
We proposed an indentation-vibration-based method to simultaneously measure the cellular mechanical properties in situ, including cellular mass, elasticity and viscosity, based on the principle of forced vibration stimulated by simple harmonic force using an atomic force microscope system integrated with a piezoelectric transducer as the substrate vibrator.
Structured Learning for 3D Perivascular Spaces Segmentation Using Vascular Features
In this study, we propose a structured-learning-based segmentation framework to extract the perivascular spaces (PVSs) from high-resolution 7T MR images. Specifically, we integrate three types of vascular filter responses into a structured random forest for classifying each voxel into two categories.
Model-Based Estimation of Respiratory Parameters from Capnography, with Application to Diagnosing Obstructive Lung Disease
We develop a simple physiologically based mechanistic model of CO2 exhalation that closely accounts for the capnogram shape in normal subjects and in patients with obstructive lung disease. The model parameters – alveolar CO2 concentration, dead-space fraction, and exhalation time constant – are chosen to obtain a patient-specific fit to the recorded capnogram.
Electrical Impedance Tomography: Tissue Properties to Image Measures
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) uses direct contact electrical stimulation and measurement at the body surface to image the electrical properties of internal tissues. EIT is useful when anatomical or physiological phenomena create contrasts in the tissue electrical properties, either through changes in the conductivity of tissue or the movement of conductively contrasting fluids or gasses.