IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Alveolar Tissue Fibers and Surfactant Effects on Lung Mechanics – Model Development and Validation on ARDS and IPF Patients
Goal: Alveolar compliance is a main determinant of lung airflow. The compliance of the alveoli is a function of their tissue fiber elasticity, fiber volume, and surface tension. The compliance varies during respiration because of the nonlinear nature of fiber... Read more
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Shear Waves Reveal Viscoelastic Changes in Skeletal Muscles after Hemispheric Stroke
    We investigated alterations in material properties such as elasticity and viscoelasticity of stroke-affected muscles using ultrasound induced shear waves and mechanical models. We used acoustic radiation force to generate shear waves along fascicles of biceps muscles and measured their propagation... Read more