IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering contains basic and applied papers dealing with biomedical engineering. Papers range from engineering development in methods and techniques with biomedical applications to experimental and clinical investigations with engineering contributions.
Ramakrishna Mukkamala (M’02) received the B.S.E. degree in biomedical/electrical engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, in 1993, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,MA, USA, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Engineer at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, from 2000 to 2002. Since then, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include biomedical signal processing and identification, modeling of physiologic systems, cardiovascular physiology, and patient monitoring. Dr. Mukkamala received the AHA Scientist Development Grant, an US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, and an MSU Teacher- Scholar Award. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, the Editor of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Engineering Theme of the IEEE EMBS Conference Proceedings, and a Member of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems.
TBME, Featured ArticlesTowards Ubiquitous Blood Pressure Monitoring via Pulse Transit Time: Theory and Practice
Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Jin-Oh Hahn, Omer T. Inan, Lalit K. Mestha, Chang-Sei Kim, Hakan Toreyin, Survi Kyal
Ubiquitous blood pressure monitoring is on the horizon for two reasons. One reason is a profound need. Hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor that is treatable, yet high blood pressure detection and control rates are abysmally low, especially in... Read more
Posted on 27 JUL 2015
TBME, Featured ArticlesBallistocardiogram-Based Approach to Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Monitoring: Proof-of-Concept and Potential Challenges
The goal of this study was to propose and establish the proof-of-concept of an ultra-convenient cuffless blood pressure (BP) monitoring approach based on the ballistocardiogram (BCG). The proposed approach monitors systolic and diastolic BP (SP and DP) independently by exploiting... Read more
Posted on 20 OCT 2018
TBME, Featured ArticlesPatient-Specific Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement
Jiankun Liu, Hao-min Cheng, Chen-Huan Chen, Shih-Hsien Sung, Mohsen Moslehpour, Jin-Oh Hahn, Ramakrishna Mukkamala
Oscillometric devices are widely used for automatic cuff blood pressure (BP) measurement. These devices act as both an actuator to alter the transmural pressure of the brachial artery via cuff inflation/deflation and a sensor to measure the pressure inside the... Read more
Posted on 25 MAY 2016
JTEHM, Articles, Published ArticlesPatient-Specific Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement: Validation for Accuracy and Repeatability
Oscillometric devices are widely used for automatic cuff blood pressure (BP) measurement. These devices estimate BP from the oscillometric cuff pressure waveform using population average methods. Hence, the devices may only be accurate over a limited BP range. The objective... Read more
Posted on 22 DEC 2016