IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Mechanical Imaging of Soft Tissues with Miniature Climbing robots
We propose a method that uses our previously developed skin-crawling robots to noninvasively test the mechanical properties of soft tissue. We explore the use of two miniature sensors: an indenter and a cutometer. We evaluate the sensor's performance from data collected on simulated tissue, classifying the depth and size of a simulated lump with over 98.8% accuracy using convolutional neural nets. Finally, we do limited on-body testing to map dry skin on the forearm with a cutometer. We hope to improve the ability to test tissues noninvasively, providing better sensitivity and systematic data collection... Read more
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Deep Learning Classification of Systemic Sclerosis Skin using the MobileNetV2 Model
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare autoimmune, systemic disease with prominent fibrosis of skin and internal organs. Early diagnosis of the disease is crucial for designing effective therapy and management plans. Machine learning algorithms, especially deep learning, have been found... Read more
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Neural Implants Without Electronics: A Proof-of-Concept Study on a Human Skin Model
Objective: Chronic neural implants require energy and signal supply. The objective of this work was to evaluate a multichannel transcutaneous coupling approach in an ex vivo split-concept study, which minimizes the invasiveness of such an implant by externalizing the processing... Read more
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Validation of Polymer-Based Screen-Printed Textile Electrodes for Surface EMG Detection
      In recent years, the variety of textile electrodes developed for electrophysiological signal detection has increased rapidly. Among the applications that could benefit from this advancement, those based on surface electromyography (sEMG) are particularly relevant in rehabilitation, training, and muscle function... Read more
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Passive Self Resonant Skin Patch Sensor to Monitor Intraventricular Volume using Electromagnetic Properties of Fluid Volume Changes
This paper focuses on the development of a passive, lightweight skin patch sensor that can measure fluid volume changes in the heart in a non-invasive, point-of-care setting. The wearable sensor is an electromagnetic, self-resonant sensor configured into a specific pattern... Read more
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Effects of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality on Induced Anxiety
     To explore the effects of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in the treatment of claustrophobia, the potential effects of VR and AR on induced anxiety were investigated in this paper. During the experiment, 34 subjects were randomly selected... Read more
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Vibrotactile Stimulation Promotes Embodiment of an Alien Hand in Amputees With Phantom Sensations
Abstract Tactile feedback is essential to intuitive control and to promote the sense of self-attribution of a prosthetic limb. Recent findings showed that amputees can be tricked to experience this embodiment, when synchronous and modality-matched stimuli are delivered to biological afferent structures and to an... Read more