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Advances in therapeutic engineering
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Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2013
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xxi, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Therapeutic Engineering (TE) is a cutting-edge domain in today¿s era of medical technology research. Through engineering algorithms that provide technological solutions, it aims to elevate the quality of life of disabled individuals. Advances in Therapeutic Engineering describes various therapeutic processes and mechanisms currently applied to the field of healthcare in a range of areas, including mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and mental health and cognition.

The book explores research and advances in the areas of hand-eye coordination, motor function, the biomechanics of lower limbs, and treatment of spinal diseases and neural plasticity. It discusses electrical stimulation methodologies for improving human gait. It also examines prosthetic devices and assistive technology, induction heater-based treatment, and inclusive user modelling and simulation. Additional chapters cover automated asthma detection using clinico¿spirometric information, computer-aided diagnostic modules for malaria screening, and various data mining techniques that have been developed and successfully implemented in healthcare management. The contributors also examine semantic interoperability issues in e-health systems and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs)

Ranging from prosthetics to sensory substitution and medical robotics, the book will prove enlightening to researchers and practitioners in a host of disciplines who want to understand the recent advances achieved globally in the field of therapeutic engineering.

Author Notes

U. Rajendra Acharya is a visiting faculty member at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. His major research interests are in biomedical signal processing, bioimaging, data mining, visualization, and biophysics for better healthcare design, delivery, and therapy.

Teik-Cheng Lim is a head of program at SIM University (UniSIM). His research interests include auxetic materials, solid mechanics, biomechanics and mathematical chemistry.

Wenwei Yu is a professor in the Department of Medical System Engineering, School of Engineering at Chiba University in Japan. His major research interests are in neuroprosthetics, rehabilitation robotics, motor control, and biomedical signal processing.

Subhagata Chattopadhyay is active as a healthcare informatics professional. His principal research fields are medical informatics, clinical decision support systems, rehabilitation engineering, and e-health.

Table of Contents

Ian Gibson and Bhat Nikhil Jagdish and Gao Zhan and Khatereh Hajizedah and Hyunh Kim Tho and Huang Mengjie and Chevanthie DissanayakeChun-Siong Lee and Chee-Kong ChuiW. D. Liu and K. Y. Zhu and Yong XiaoMasaharu MaruishiKazuhiko Yamashita and Shuichi InoMitsuru Sato and Shuichi InoTomoya Miyasaka and Masanori Shoji and Toshiaki TanakaAlejandro Hernández-Arieta and Dana D. DamlanBaoping Yuan and Jose David Gomez and Jose Gonzalez and Shuichi Ino and Wenwei YuHiroshi Yokoi and Keita Sato and Souichiro Morishita and Tatuhiro Nakamura and Ryu Kato and Tatsuya Umeda and Hidenori Watanabe and Yukio Nishimura and Tadashi Isa and Katsunori Ikoma and Tamaki Miyamoto and Osamu YamamuraDoia Sinha and Pradip Kumar Sadhu and Nitai PalKavitha Raja and Saumen GuptaPradipta Biswas and Pat LangdonPronab GangulySubhagata Chattopadhyay and Ramananda Mallya and U. Rajendra Acharya and Teik-Cheng LimSanchita Agarwal and Anas Zainul Abidin and Subhagata Chattopadhyay and U. Rajendra AcharyaBikas K. Arya and K. Subramanya and Manjunatha Mahadevappa and Ratnesh KumarDev Kumar Das and Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya and Chandan ChakrabortyDev Kumar Das and Asok Kumar Maiti and Chandan ChakrabortyTeik-Cheng Lim and U. Rajendra Acharya
Prefacep. ix
Editorsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xvii
1 Development of a Human Spine Simulation Systemp. 1
2 Training and Measuring the Hand-Eye Coordination Capability of Mentally 111 Patientsp. 45
3 Rehabilitation of Lower Limbs Based on Functional Electrical Stimulation Systemsp. 83
4 Functional Reorganisation of the Cerebral Cortex and Rehabilitationp. 107
5 Evaluation of Physical Functions for Fall Prevention among the Elderlyp. 119
6 Human-Friendly Actuator Using Metal Hydride for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Systemsp. 139
7 Eye Movement Input Device Designed to Help Maintain Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patientsp. 161
8 Body Awareness in Prosthetic Handsp. 183
9 Study on Subthreshold Stimulation for Daily Functional Electrical Stimulation Trainingp. 199
10 fMRI Analysis of Prosthetic Hand Rehabilitation Using a Brain-Machine Interfacep. 219
11 Design of an Induction Heating Unit Used in Hyperthermia Treatmentp. 251
12 Assistive Technology from the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicinep. 267
13 Inclusive User Modelling and Simulationp. 281
14 Semantic Interoperability of e-Health Systems Using Dialogue-Based Mapping of Ontologies in Diabetes Managementp. 305
15 Clinical Decision Support Systems in Mental Health: Rehabilitation the Other Way Aroundp. 321
16 Engineering Interventions to Improve Impaired Gait: A Reviewp. 335
17 Electrical Stimulation Devices for Cerebral Palsy: Design Considerations, Therapeutic Effects, and Future Directionsp. 365
18 Bayesian Approach to Automated Detection of Asthma Using Clinical and Spirometric Informationp. 403
19 Textural Pattern Classification of Microscopic Images for Malaria Screeningp. 419
20 Review of Data Mining Methods with Applications for Rehabilitation Engineering, Human Factors, and Diagnosticsp. 447
Indexp. 461