IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine

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Implementation and Long-Term Evaluation of a Hearing Aid Supported Tinnitus Treatment using Notched Environmental Sounds
       Abstract Recent work has shown that sharp spectral edges in acoustic stimuli might have advantageous effects in the treatment of tonal tinnitus. In the course of this paper, we evaluate the long-term effects of spectrally notched hearing aids on the subjective... Read more
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Improved Detection of Lung Fluid with Standardized Acoustic Stimulation of the Chest
     Accumulation of excess air and water in the lungs leads to breakdown of respiratory function and is a common cause of patient hospitalization. Compact and non-invasive methods to detect the changes in lung fluid accumulation can allow physicians to assess... Read more
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Smartphone Allows Capture of Speech Abnormalities Associated With High Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease
       Although smartphone technology provides new opportunities for the recording of speech samples in everyday life, its ability to capture prodromal speech impairment in persons with a high risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) has never been investigated. Speech data were... Read more
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Use of Model Predictive Control and Artificial Neural Networks to Optimize the Ultrasonic Release of a Model Drug From Liposomes
The use of echogenic liposomes to deliver chemotherapeutic agents for cancer treatment has gained wide recognition in the last 20 years. Cancerous cells can develop multiple drug resistance (MDR), in part, due to the drop in concentration of chemotherapeutic agents... Read more
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An Acoustic Communication Technique of Nanorobot Swarms for Nanomedicine Applications
In this contribution, we present a communication paradigm among nanodevices, based on acoustic vibrations for medical applications. We consider a swarm of nanorobots able to communicate in a distributed and decentralized fashion, propelled in a biological environment (i.e., the human... Read more
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Acoustic Analysis of Inhaler Sounds from Community-Dwelling Asthmatic Patients for Automatic Assessment of Adherence
Audio signal (a) and corresponding spectrogram (b) of Diskus™ inhaler use showing the blister, exhalation and inhalation events. Inhalers are devices which deliver medication to the airways in the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases. When used correctly inhalers relieve and improve... Read more