Journal of Biomedical And Health Informatics
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 8, August 2020, 2 papers are published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Predicting human lncRNA-disease associations based on geometric matrix completion Lu, Chengqian; Yang, Mengyun;... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 8, August 2020, 8 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Networks for Multiple Diseases Risk Prediction... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue vol. 24, issue 8, August 2020, 7 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Mitochondria segmentation from EM images via hierarchical  structured contextual forestPeng, Jialin;... Read more
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Special Section on Blockchain and Healthcare Computing
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 8, August 2020, 4 papers are published related to the topic Special Issue on Blockchain and Healthcare Computing. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Decentralized Authentication of Distributed-Healthcare Hospital Patients... Read more
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Special Issue on Integrative Sensor Networks, Informatics and Modeling for Precision and Preventative
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 7, July 2020, 11 papers are published related to the Special Issue on Integrative Sensor Networks, Informatics and Modeling for Precision and Preventative. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Mainstreaming... Read more
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AI in Medical Imaging Informatics: Current Challenges and Future Directions
This paper reviews state-of-the-art research solutions across the spectrum of medical imaging informatics, discusses clinical translation, and provides future directions for advancing clinical practice. More specifically, it summarizes advances in medical imaging acquisition technologies for different modalities, highlighting the necessity... Read more
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Special Issue on Internet of Medical Things for Health Engineering
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 6, June 2020, 4 papers are published related to the Special Issue on Internet of Medical Things for Health Engineering. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. IoT-enabled Dual-arm Motion Capture... Read more
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IoT-enabled Dual-arm Motion Capture and Mapping for Telerobotics in Home Care
With the paradigm shift from hospital-centric healthcare to home-centric healthcare in Healthcare 4.0, healthcare robotics has become one of the fastest growing fields of robotics. The combination of robot capabilities with human intelligence, for example, telerobotics for home care, is... Read more
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Predicting Quality of Overnight Glycaemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes using Binary Classifiers
ype 1 diabetes management, maintaining nocturnal blood glucose within target range can be challenging. Although semi-automatic systems to modulate insulin pump delivery, such as low-glucose insulin suspension and the artificial pancreas, are starting to become a reality, their elevated cost and performance below user expectations is hindering their adoption... Read more
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Special Issue on Deep Learning in Ultrasound Imaging
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 4, April 2020, 13 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. A Generic Quality Control Framework for Fetal Ultrasound Cardiac Four-chamber Planes Dong,... Read more
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Localizing B-lines in Lung Ultrasonography by Weakly-Supervised Deep Learning, in-vivo results
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is nowadays gaining growing attention from both the clinical and technical world. Of particular interest are several imaging-artifacts, e.g., A- and B- line artifacts. While A-lines are a visual pattern which essentially represent a healthy lung surface,... Read more
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Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect Screening through Transfer Learning
Abnormalities in pupillary light reflex can indicate optic nerve disorders that may lead to permanent visual loss if not diagnosed in an early stage. In this study, we focus on relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD), which is based on the... Read more
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Thorax-Net: An Attention Regularized Deep Neural Network for Classification of Thoracic Diseases on Chest Radiography
Deep learning techniques have been increasingly used to provide more accurate and more accessible diagnosis of thorax diseases on chest radiographs. However, due to the lack of dense annotation of large-scale chest radiograph data, this computer-aided diagnosis task is intrinsically... Read more
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Special Issue on Predictive Intelligence in Biomedical and Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 2, February 2020, 17 papers are published related to the Special Issue on Predictive Intelligence in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Please click below to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Multimodal Sparse Classifier for Adolescent... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 2, February 2020, 5 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. MFB-CBRNN: a hybrid network for MI detection using 12-lead ECGs Liu, Wenhan;... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue vol. 24, issue 2, February 2020, 4 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. A hybrid global-local representation CNN model for automatic cataract grading Xu, Xi;... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 2, February 2020, 1 paper is published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click here to view it, with link in IEEE XPLORE. Computational identification of RNA-Seq based miRNA-mediated prognostic modules in cancer Pan, Chu; Luo,... Read more
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Credibility of In Silico Trial Technologies – A Theoretical Framing
      Different research communities have developed various approaches to assess the credibility of predictive models. Each approach usually works well for a specific type of model, and under some epistemic conditions that are normally satisfied within that specific research domain. Recently,... Read more
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Special Session on Information Fusion for Medical Data: Early, Late and Deep Fusion Methods for Multimodal Data
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 5 papers were published as part of the Special Session on Information Fusion for Medical Data: Early, Late and Deep Fusion Methods for Multimodal Data. Please click below to view them... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 8 papers were published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Mitigation of Instrument-Dependent Variability in Ballistocardiogram Morphology: Case Study on Force Plate and... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 7 papers were published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. An Early Disc Herniation Identification System for Advancement in the Standard Medical Screening... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 8 papers were published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Pattern-Reversal Visual Evoked Potential on Smart Glasses Terracciano, Rossana; Sanginario, Alessandro; Barbero, Simona; Putignano,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 1 paper was published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. GESgnExt: Gene Expression Signature Extraction and Meta-analysis on Gene Expression Omnibus Yan, Shankai; Wong, Ka-Chun... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 24, issue 1, January 2020, 1 paper was published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Team collaboration networks and multidisciplinarity in diabetes care: Implications for patient outcomes Saint-Pierre,... Read more
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Moving-tolerant Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation System using Autostereoscopic 3D Image Overlay
     Augmented reality (AR) surgical navigation systems based on image overlay have been used in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). However, conventional systems still suffer from a limited viewing zone, a shortage of intuitive three-dimensional (3D) image guidance and can’t be moved... Read more
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Special Session on Small Things and Big Data: Controversies and Challenges in Digital Healthcare
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019,4 papers were published as part of the Special Session on Small Things and Big Data: Controversies and Challenges in Digital Healthcare. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Deep Endoscopic... Read more
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Special Session on Pervasive Sensing and Machine Learning for Mental Health
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019, 7 papers were published as part of the Special Session on Pervasive Sensing and Machine Learning for Mental Health. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Assessment of e-Social Activity... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019, 17 papers were published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Postoperative Pain Assessment Model Based on Pulse Contour Characteristics Analysis Seok, Hyeon Seok; Choi,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019, 11 papers were published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Moving-tolerant Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation System using Autostereoscopic 3D Image Overlay Ma, Cong; Chen,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019, 6 papers were published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Measuring Oxygen Saturation with Smartphone Cameras using Convolutional Neural Networks Ding, Xinyi; Nassehi, Damoun... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 6, November 2019, 2 papers were published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Computational Prediction of Human Disease-associated circRNAs based on Manifold Regularization Learning Framework Xiao, Qiu; Luo,... Read more
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Regression Convolutional Neural Network for Automated Pediatric Bone Age Assessment from Hand Radiograph
Skeletal bone age assessment is a common clinical practice to investigate endocrinology, genetic and growth disorders of children. However, clinical interpretation and bone age analyses are time-consuming, labor intensive and often subject to inter-observer variability. This advocates the need of... Read more
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Special Session on Biomedical Informatics across the Cancer Continuum
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 4 papers are published related to the Special Session on Biomedical Informatics across the Cancer Continuum. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Neural networks for deep radiotherapy dose... Read more
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Special Session on Interactive Virtual Environments for Neuroscience
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 5 papers are published related to the Special Session on Interactive Virtual Environments for Neuroscience Editorial. A smartphone application for automated decision support in cognitive task based evaluation of central nervous system... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 11 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Wearable Motion-based Heart-rate at Rest: A Workplace Evaluation Javier Hernandez; Daniel McDuff;... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 8 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Regression Convolutional Neural Network for Automated Pediatric Bone Age Assessment from... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 7 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Adversarial MACE Prediction after Acute Coronary Syndrome using Electronic Health Records Zhengxing... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 1 paper is published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click here to view it, with link in IEEE XPLORE. A Projection Neural Network for Identifying Copy Number Variants Majid Mohammadi; Amin Mansoori... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 5, September 2019, 2 papers are published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Microsimulation Model Using Christiana Care Early Warning System (CEWS) to... Read more
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Respiratory Waveform Estimation from Multiple Accelerometers: An Optimal Sensor Number and Placement Analysis
    Respiratory rate and phase are important information to assist the assessment of patients’ health in different clinical scenarios. Facial masks are usually employed to record respiratory waveforms, but they cause discomfort and obstruct the breathing of debilitated patients. Accelerometers have... Read more
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Special Issue on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 11 papers are published as part of the Special Session on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Automated Layer Segmentation of Retinal Optical Coherence... Read more
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Special Issue on Advances on Neuro-Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 3 papers are published as a part of the Special Session on Advances on Neuroinformatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Aberrant Brain Connectivity in Schizophrenia Detected via a... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 13 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Multiday Evaluation of Techniques for EMG Based Classification of Hand Motions Waris, Asim; Niazi,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 9 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Towards Zero Re-training for Long-term Hand Gesture Recognition via Ultrasound Sensing Yang, Xingchen; Zhou,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 6 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them on IEEE XPLORE. Anonymity preserving and Lightweight Multi-Medical Server Authentication Protocol for Telecare Medical Information System Amin,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 1 paper was published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view it at IEEE XPLORE. HerGePred: Heterogeneous Network Embedding Representation for Disease Gene Prediction Yang, Kuo; Wang, Ruyu; Liu, Guangming... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 4, July 2019, 1 paper was published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it at IEEE XPLORE. Feasibility of Automated Mobility Assessment of Older Adults via an Instrumented Cane Wade,... Read more
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Remote Assessment of Cognitive Impairment Level based on Serious Mobile Game Performance: An Initial Proof of Concept
         The number of individuals with permanent cognitive disabilities is increasing worldwide due to aging societies. It is important to longitudinally monitor changes in the cognitive functional and impairment levels of these individuals in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the... Read more
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Position Paper Deep Learning: Current and Emerging Applications in Medicine and Technology
  Machine learning is enabling researchers to analyze and understand increasingly complex physical and biological phenomena in traditional fields such as biology, medicine, and engineering and emerging fields like synthetic biology, automated chemical synthesis, and bio-manufacturing. These fields require new paradigms... Read more
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Special Issue on AI Enabled Connected Health Informatics (IEEE BHI 2018)
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 9 papers were published related to the Special Session on AI Enabled Connected Health Informatics (IEEE BHI 2018). Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. Extending 2D Convolutional Neural Networks... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 9 papers were published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. Automatic Detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Wavelet Transform and Entropy based Features... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 14 papers were published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. A Survey of Feature Extraction in Dermoscopy Image Analysis of Skin Cancer Fidalgo Barata,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 5 paper were published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. Novel Data Imputation for Multiple Types of Missing Data in Intensive Care Units Venugopalan,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 5 papers were published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. Protein-protein Interactions Prediction via Multimodal Deep Polynomial Network and Regularized Extreme Learning Machine Lei, Haijun;... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
  In this issue, vol. 23, issue 3, May 2019, 1 paper was published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it at IEEE XPLORE. Proposal for an eHealth Based Ecosystem Serving National Healthcare Schiza, Eirini; Kyprianou, Theodoros;... Read more
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DermaKNet: Incorporating the knowledge of dermatologists to Convolutional Neural Networks for skin lesion diagnosis
Traditional approaches to automatic diagnosis of skin lesions consisted of classifiers working on sets of hand-crafted features, some of which modeled lesion aspects of special importance for dermatologists. Recently, the broad adoption of Convolutional Neural Networks(CNNs)in most computer vision tasks... Read more
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Position Paper Into the Wild: The Challenges of Physiological Stress Detection in Laboratory and Ambulatory Settings
   Stress and mental health have become major concerns worldwide. Research has already extensively investigated physiological signals as quantitative and continuous markers of stress. In recent years the focus of the field has shifted from the laboratory to the ambulatory environment.... Read more
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Review Paper on Dermoscopy Image Analysis: Overview and Future Directions
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive skin imaging technique that permits visualization of features of pigmented melanocytic neoplasms that are not discernable by examination with the naked eye. While studies on the automated analysis of dermoscopy images date back to the late... Read more
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Special Issue on Skin Lesion Image Analysis for Melanoma Detection
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 2, March 2019, 12 papers were published as part of the Special Session on Skin Lesion Image Analysis for Melanoma Detection. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. SDI+: a Novel Algorithm for... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 2, March 2019, 11 papers were published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. The Use of A Finger-Worn Accelerometer for Monitoring of Hand Use in Ambulatory... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 2, March 2019, 11 papers were published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. Semantic Segmentation of Pathological Lung Tissue with Dilated Fully Convolutional Networks Anthimopoulos, Marios; Christodoulidis,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 2, March 2019, 8 papers were published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them at IEEE XPLORE. A Review of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Detection Approaches Mendonηa, Fabio; Mostafa, Sheikh Shanawaz; Ravelo-Garcνa,... Read more
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Position Paper on Computational Cardiology
   Computational cardiology is the scientific field devoted to the development of methodologies that enhance our mechanistic understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. In this regard, the field embraces the extraordinary pace of discovery in imaging, computational modeling and cardiovascular... Read more
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Special Section on Integrating Informatics and Technology for Precision Medicine
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 7 papers are published related to the Special Section on Integrating Informatics and Technology for Precision Medicine. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. A Network-Based Perspective in... Read more
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Special Section on Biomedical Data Learning, Reasoning, and Representation
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 3 papers are published related to the Special Section on Biomedical Data Learning, Reasoning, and Representation. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. A Multi-view Deep Learning... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 11 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. A Multi Rate Marginalized Particle Extended Kalman Filter for P... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 14 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Kidney Detection in 3D Ultrasound Imagery Via Shape to Volume... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 4 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. An enhanced device-transparent real-time teleconsultation environment for radiologists Andrikos, Christos; Rassias,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 23, issue 1, January 2019, 4 papers are published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click here to view them, with links in IEEE XPLORE. Multiple-criteria decision analysis-based multifactor dimensionality reduction for detecting gene-gene interactions Yang, Cheng-Hong;... Read more
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IoT-Based Remote Pain Monitoring System: From Device to Cloud Platform
        Pain prompts the body to react and prevent further tissue damage. It should be controlled timely and adequately to promote the tissue damage healing process as well as well-being. Valid and reliable assessment of pain is a crucial prerequisite to... Read more
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Special Issue on Health Engineering and Informatics Driven by the Industry4.0 for Aging Society
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 12 papers are published related to the Special Issue on Health Engineering and Informatics Driven by the Industry4.0 for Aging Society. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. IoT-based Remote... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 7 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Particle Filtering and Sensor Fusion for Robust Heart Rate Monitoring using Wearable Sensors Nathan,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 2 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Left Atrial Appendage Segmentation Using Fully Convolutional Neural Networks and Modified Three-dimensional Conditional... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 3 papers are published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. A Low-Power Fall Detector Balancing Sensitivity and False Alarm Rate Wang, Changhong; Lu, Wei; Redmond,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 1 paper was published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Joint Detection of Associations between DNA Methylation and Gene Expression from Multiple Cancers Fang, Jian;... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 6, November 2018, 1 papers was published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Predicting High Cost Patients at Point of Admission using Network Science Srinivasan, Karthik;... Read more
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Combined Seismo- and Gyro-cardiography: A More Comprehensive Evaluation of Heart-Induced Chest Vibrations.
Seismo-cardiography (SCG) is the measurement of the linear components of heart-induced chest wall vibrations, generally recorded using miniature accelerometers. Recent studies have shown promising results regarding the potential of this modality for monitoring hemodynamic parameters. Complementary to seismo-cardiography, a modality... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 5, September 2018, 14 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Nocturnal Heart Rate Variability Spectrum Characterization in Preschool Children with Asthmatic Symptoms Milagro, Javier;... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 5, September 2018, 10 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Anatomical Landmark based Deep Feature Representation for MR Images in Brain Disease... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 5, September 2018, 9 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Intelligent Mortality Reporting with FHIR Hoffman, Ryan; Wu, Hang; Venugopalan, Janani; Braun, Paula; Wang,... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 5, September 2018, 2 papers are published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Home Monitoring of Blood Pressure: Short-Term Changes during Serial Measurements for... Read more
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Optimized Automated Segmentation and 3D Reconstruction Using Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography
Real time segmentation and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the coronary arteries is challenging and limited by the increased computational time of the developed computer-aided methods. We present a novel and time-efficient method for intracoronary lumen detection which produces 3D coronary... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 4, July 2018, 21 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Validation of a Commercial Android Smartwatch as an Activity Monitoring Platform Perez-Macias, Jose Maria;... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 4, July 2018, 12 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Optimized computer-aided segmentation and 3D reconstruction using intracoronary optical coherence tomography Athanasiou, Lambros; Rikhtegar... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 4, July 2018, 4 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. A Trust Model for Ubiquitous Healthcare Environment on the Basis of Adaptable Fuzzy-Probabilistic... Read more
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Reliability of Lagged Poincare Plot Parameters in Ultra-Short Heart Rate Variability Series: Application on Affective Sounds
The number of studies about ultra-short cardiovascular time series is increasing because of the demand for mobile applications in telemedicine and e-health monitoring. However, the current literature still needs a proper validation of heartbeat nonlinear dynamics assessment from ultra-short time... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 3, May 2018, 18 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Deep belief networks for electroencephalography: A review of recent contributions and future outlooks Movahedi,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 3, May 2018, 10 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Three-Dimensional Intravascular Reconstruction Techniques Based on Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS): A Technical Review Shi, Chaoyang;... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 3, May 2018, 4 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. A Knowledge-Constrained Access Control Model for Protecting Patient Privacy in Hospital Zhang, Runtong; Chen,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 3, May 2018, 2 papers are published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Simulation of Healing Threshold in Strain-Induced Inflammation through a Discrete Informatics Model Ibrahim, Israr; Oruganti,... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 3, May 2018, 1 paper is published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Modeling the Length of Stay of Respiratory Patients in Emergency Department Using... Read more
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Mobile Stride Length Estimation with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
        Accurate estimation of spatial gait characteristics is critical to assess motor impairments resulting from neurological or musculoskeletal disease. Currently, however, methodological constraints limit clinical applicability of state-of-the-art double integration approaches to gait patterns with a clear zero-velocity phase. We describe... Read more
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Special Issue on Informatics for Personalized, Precision and Preventive Healthcare (3P Healthcare), IEEE BHI 2017
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 2, March 2018, 6 papers are published as part of the Special Issue on Informatics for Personalized, Precision and Preventive Healthcare (3P Healthcare), IEEE BHI 2017. Please click below to view them in IEEE... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 2, March 2018, 14 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Mobile Stride Length Estimation with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Hannink, Julius; Kautz, Thomas; Pasluosta,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 2, March 2018, 8 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Statistical shape modeling of the left ventricle: myocardial infarct classification challenge Suinesiaputra, Avan; Ablin,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 2, March 2018, 6 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Tackling missing data in community health studies using additive LS-SVM classifier Wang, Guanjin; Deng,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 2, March 2018, 1 paper is published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. In-silico Modeling of the Functional Role of Reduced Sialylation in Sodium and Potassium Du, Dongping;... Read more
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DREAMER: A Database for Emotion Recognition Through EEG and ECG Signals From Wireless Low-Cost Off-the-Shelf Devices
  DREAMER is a multi-modal database consisting of electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) signals recorded during affect elicitation by means of audio-visual stimuli in the form of film clips. The database contains the recorded signals from 23 participants, as well as... Read more
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Special Section: 13th Body Sensor Networks Symposium
Wearable and implantable sensor systems have been a unifying theme for the annual Body Sensors Network (BSN) symposium since its conception by Guang-Zhong Yang at Imperial College in 2004.  However, each year the meeting takes on the unique character and... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 1, January 2018, 12 papers have been published related to the topic Sensor informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. BioPad: Leveraging Off-the-Shelf Video Games for Stress Self-Regulation Wang, Zelun; Parnandi, Avinash; Gutierrez-Osuna,... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 1, January 2018, 8 papers have been published related to the topic Imaging informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Three Dimensional Visual Patient Based on Electronic Medical Diagnostic Records Shi, Liehang; Sun,... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 1, January 2018, 4 papers have been published related to the topic Medical informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Deep Learning for Automated Extraction of Primary Sites from Cancer Pathology Reports Qiu,... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 22, issue 1, January 2018, 1 paper is published related to the topic Imaging informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Early Detection of Peak Demand Days of Chronic Respiratory Diseases Emergency Department Visits... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 6, November 2017, 14 papers are published related to the topic Sensor Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Differences between Gait on Stairs and Flat Surfaces in Relation to Fall Risk... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 6, November 2017, 5 papers are published related to the topic Medical Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Hemorrhage prediction models in surgical intensive care: bedside monitoring data adds information to... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 6, November 2017, 10 papers are published related to the topic Imaging Informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis using Landmark-based Features from Longitudinal Structural MR Images Zhang, Jun; Liu,... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 6, November 2017, 1 paper is published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Automatic Prediction of Health Status using Smartphone Derived Behaviour Profiles Kelly, Daniel; Curran... Read more
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Validation of an Adaptive Transfer Function Method to Estimate the Aortic Pressure Waveform
         Aortic pulse wave reflects cardiovascular status, but unlike the peripheral pulse wave, is difficult to be measured reliably using non-invasive techniques. Therefore, the estimation of aortic pulse wave from peripheral ones is of great significance. Traditional methods using generalized transfer... Read more
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A Microsoft Kinect-Based Point-of-Care Gait Assessment Framework for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
     Gait impairment is a prevalent and important difficulty for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a common neurological disorder. An easy to use tool to objectively evaluate gait in MS patients in a clinical setting can assist clinicians to perform an... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 5, September 2017, 8 papers are published related to the topic Sensor informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. A Chair-based Unobtrusive Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring System Based on Pulse Arrival Time Tang, Zunyi;... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 5, September 2017, 12 papers are published related to the topic imaging informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. An Open Benchmark Challenge for Motion Correction of Myocardial Perfusion MRI Pontri, Beau; Cowan, Brett;... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 5, September 2017, 5 papers are published related to the topic Medical informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Intelligent Non-invasive Diagnosis of Aneuploidy: Raw Values and Highly Imbalanced Dataset Neocleous, Andreas; Nicolaides, Kypros;... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 5, September 2017, 1 paper is published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Private and Efficient Query Processing on Outsourced Genomic Databases Ghasemi, Reza; Aziz, Md Momin Al; Mohammed,... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 5, September 2017, 3 papers are published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Analyzing and Identifying Teens Stressful Periods and Stressor Events from a Microblog Li,... Read more
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Special Issues
Upcoming Special Issues Advances on Neuro-Informatics Neuro-Informatics is one of the most attractive research topics for many generations of Scientists, Engineers, Practitioners, Physicians, others due to its profound importance in healthcare and in our lives, as well. Significant driving forces behind of... Read more
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Parallel vs. Distributed Data Access for Giga-pixel-resolution Histology Images: Challenges and Opportunities
Recent advances in digital pathology technology have led to significant improvements in terms of both the quality and resolution of the resulting images, which now often exceed several Gigabytes each. Today, several leading institutions across the US, utilize whole-slide imaging... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 4, July 2017, 12 papers are published related to the topic Imaging informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Occlusion and Slice-based Volume Rendering Augmentation for PET-CT Jung, Youn Hyun; Kim, Jinman; Feng, Dagan; Fulham,... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 4, July 2017, 12 papers are published related to the topic Sensor informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Automated Diagnosis of Epilepsy using Key-point Based Local Binary Pattern of EEG Signals Tiwari, Ashwani ;... Read more
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Medical Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 4, July 2017, 4 papers are published related to the topic Medical informatics. Please click below to view them in IEEE XPLORE. Discovery and Clinical Decision Support for Personalized Healthcare Yoon, Jinsung; Davtyan, Camelia; van der Schaar,... Read more
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Bioinformatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 4, July 2017, 1 paper is published related to the topic Bioinformatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. Clustering Single-Cell Expression Data Using Random Forest Graphs BARAN POUYAN, MAZIYAR; Nourani, Mehrdad... Read more
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Public Health Informatics
In this issue, vol. 21, issue 4, July 2017, 1 paper is published related to the topic Public Health Informatics. Please click below to view it in IEEE XPLORE. A Framework for Mixed-type Multi-outcome Prediction with Applications in Healthcare Saha, Budhaditya; Gupta,... Read more
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Call for Papers: Health Engineering and Informatics Driven by the Industry4.0 for Aging Society
J-BHI Special Issue on “Health Engineering and Informatics Driven by the Industry4.0 for Aging Society” As a traditional research topic of biomedical engineering and health informatics, the aging of population has been globally recognized as one of the top grand challenges. The... Read more
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Towards Unobtrusive Patient Handling Activity Recognition for Reducing Injury Risk among Caregivers
Nurses regularly perform patient handling activities. These activities with awkward postures expose healthcare providers to a high risk of overexertion injury. The recognition of patient handling activities is the first step to timely detect the injury development then reduce injury... Read more
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Special Issue on Nutrition Informatics: from Food Monitoring to Dietary Management
Non-Communicable  Diseases (NCD), namely diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer, account for a massively increasing proportion of the global health burden. A number of behavioral and physiological factors are related to the rising onset of NCD worldwide,... Read more
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Sensor Informatics
ECG Denoising Using Marginalized Particle Extended Kalman Filter with an Automatic Particle Weighting Strategy Danandeh Hesar, Hamed; Mohebbi, Maryam Adaptive Dictionary Reconstruction for Compressed Sensing of ECG Signals Craven, Darren; McGinley, Brian; Kilmartin, Liam; Glavin, Martin; Jones, Edward Multiple ECG Fiducial Points based Random... Read more
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Imaging Informatics
Silhouette Orientation Volumes for Efficient Fall Detection in Depth Videos Akagunduz, Erdem; Aslan, Muzaffer; Sengur, Abdulkadir; Wang, Haibo; Once, Melih Tidal Volume and Instantaneous Respiration Rate Estimation using a Smartphone Camera Reyes, Bersain; Reljin, Natasa; Kong, Young; Nam, Yunyoung; Chon, Ki Voxel-based diagnosis of... Read more
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Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Online Medical Pre-Diagnosis Framework Using Nonlinear SVM Zhu, Hui; Liu, Xiaoxia; Lu, Rongxing; Li, Hui... Read more
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Can Cluster-Boosted Regression Improve Prediction: Death and Length of Stay in the ICU? Rouzbahman, Mahsa; Jovicic, Aleksandra; Chignell, Mark Moving Real Exergaming Engines on the Web: The webFitForAll case study in an active and healthy ageing living lab environment Konstantinidis, Evdokimos; Bamparopoulos, Giorgos;... Read more
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MIGS-GPU: Microarray Image Gridding and Segmentation on the GPU Katsigiannis, Stamos; Zacharia, Eleni; Maroulis, Dimitris Hypoxia Stress Response Pathways: Modeling and Targeted Therapy Datta, Aniruddha; Vakulabaranam, Sriram; Varghese, Rajani; Venkatraj, Jijayanagaram... Read more
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Special Issue: IEEE BHI 2016
The IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) is a special topic conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS). BHI2016 was co-located with the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, USA, in... Read more
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Special Issue: Deep Learning for Biomedical and Health Informatics
Deep learning is a rapidly advancing field in recent years, in terms of both methodological development and practical applications. It allows computational models of multiple processing layers to learn and represent data with multiple levels of abstraction. It is able... Read more
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Toward Pervasive Gait Analysis With Wearable Sensors: A Systematic Review
After decades of evolution, measuring instruments for quantitative gait analysis have become an important clinical tool for assessing pathologies manifested by gait abnormalities. However, such instruments tend to be expensive and require expert operation and maintenance besides their high cost,... Read more
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Special Issue: IEEE EMBC 2015
Elsa D. Angelini ; Riccardo Bellazzi ; Walter Besio ; Marius Linguraru This special issue of the IEEE JOURNAL ON BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATICS (JBHI) presents full articles of the work presented at the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE... Read more
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Special Issue: IEEE BSN 2015
J. Palmer and B. Telfer Since 2004, the annual International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN) has provided a forum for researchers and leaders from academia, government, and industry to share technical advances and new initiatives in body-worn... Read more
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Special Section: MobiHealth 2014, IEEE HealthCom 2014, and IEEE BHI 2014
Metin Akay; Gouenou Coatrieux; Yang Hao; Dimitrios I. Fotiadis; Andrew Laine; Benny Lo; Konstantina S. Nikita; Norbert Noury; Joel Rodrigues; May D. Wang In this special section, we gathered papers from three well-known conferences organized in 2014: EAI Mobihealth, IEEE HealthCom, and... Read more
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Classification of Voluntary Cough Airflow Patterns for Prediction of Abnormal Spirometry
Measurement of partial expiratory flow-volume curves has become an important technique in diagnosing lung disease, particularly in children and in the elderly. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of predicting abnormal spirometry using the partial flow-volume... Read more
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DBN-Extended: A Dynamic Bayesian Network Model Extended With Temporal Abstractions for Coronary Heart Disease Prognosis
Temporal abstraction (TA) and dynamic Bayesian networks (DBNs) became two topics of much interest and research in clinical systems. TA is a knowledge-based process that abstracts raw temporal data into higher level interval-based concepts. TA techniques were utilized in various... Read more
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On the Influence of Confounding Factors in Multisite Brain Morphometry Studies of Developmental Pathologies: Application to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Brain anatomical MRI is increasingly viewed as an attractive way to measure biological properties of interest. In particular, numerous neuroimaging studies have shown that it is possible to distinguish patients from healthy control subjects using cortical thickness measurements. In this... Read more
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Modeling the Interplay Between Tumor Volume Regression and Oxygenation in Uterine Cervical Cancer During Radiotherapy Treatment
A novel modeling approach of tumor growth and response to radiotherapy is presented and tested on cervical cancer patient data. A patient-specific mathematical model is developed to predict the evolution of cancer volume at a macroscopic scale, during fractionated external... Read more
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Lumen Segmentation in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Using Backscattering Tracked and Initialized Random Walks
Intravascular imaging using optical coherence tomography (OCT) is commonly used in interventional cardiology for proper diagnosis and surgical planning. OCT provides high-­‐resolution images for detailed investigation of atherosclerosis induced thickening of the lumen wall resulting in arterial blockage and triggering... Read more
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Skull Segmentation and Reconstruction From Newborn CT Images Using Coupled Level Sets
The impact of cranial bones and fontanels-sutures on neuronal source localization in infants by either high-density electroencephalography or high-density functional optical imaging has been proven. However, the main issue in pre-matures and neonates is accurate identification and extraction of the... Read more
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Improvement in Neural Respiratory Drive Estimation From Diaphragm Electromyographic Signals Using Fixed Sample Entropy
Diaphragm electromyography is a valuable technique for the recording of electrical activity of the diaphragm. The analysis of diaphragm electromyographic (EMGdi) signal amplitude is an alternative approach for the indirect quantification of neural respiratory drive (NRD), which reflects the load... Read more
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Special Section: Biomedical and Health Informatics for Diabetes
Georgiou, P., Johnston, D. It is estimated that 371 million people worldwide have diabetes and the number is increasing at an alarming rate. In addition to short-term symptoms, there are long-term macro and microvascular complications including cardiovascular disease, especially heart attacks... Read more
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Multimodality Neurological Data Visualization with Multi-VOI Based DTI Fiber Dynamic Integration
Brain lesions are usually located adjacent to critical spinal structures, so it will be a challenging task for neurosurgeons to precisely plan a surgical procedure without damaging healthy tissues and nerves. The advancement of medical imaging technologies produces a large... Read more
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Unobtrusive Monitoring of Neonatal Brain Temperature Using a Zero-Heat-Flux Sensor Matrix
The temperature of preterm neonates must be maintained within a narrow window to ensure their survival. Continuously measuring their core temperature provides an optimal means of monitoring their thermoregulation and their response to environmental changes. However, existing methods of measuring... Read more
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Detecting Subclinical Diabetic Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy by Analysing Ventricular Repolarization Dynamics
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN), a major complication of diabetes, is characterized by a gradual increase in damage to the autonomic nerve fibers that results in abnormalities in ventricular repolarization (VR) dynamics. CAN needs to be detected at the subclinical stage,... Read more
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Special Section: Enabling Technologies for Parkinson’s Disease Management
Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurological movement disorder, with a prevalence of up to 2% in the elderly. The new research published in this Special issue represents the edge between the current technical abilities of engineering solutions and clinical... Read more
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Prediction of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s from Physiological Wearables: An Exploratory Study
Freezing of gait (FoG) is a common and severe gait impairment among patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. FoG is associated with falls and negatively impacts the patient’s quality of life. Wearable systems that detect FoG in real time have been... Read more
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Analyzing Activity Behavior and Movement in a Naturalistic Environment Using Smart Home Techniques
One of the many services that intelligent systems can provide is the ability to analyze the impact of different medical conditions on daily behavior. This study uses smart homes and wearable sensors to collect data while (n=84) older adults perform... Read more
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An Emerging Era in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things
This review highlights the technological aspects of an emerging healthcare platform designed to cope with the increasing global prevalence of chronic neurological disorders associated with the elderly. Wearable technologies connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) platform are revolutionizing patient... Read more
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Special Section: Sensor Informatics and Quantified Self
Wearable sensors, combined with signal processing, machine learning, and the ability to collect large sets of human data comfortably 24/7, are advancing new ways to learn about human wellbeing.  Measurements that used to be confined to short-term sampling in a... Read more
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Special Section: Machine Learning and Data Mining in Medical Imaging
Medical imaging is becoming indispensable nowadays for healthcare and many other biomedical applications. With advances in medical imaging, such as cone-beam/multi-slice CT, 3D ultrasound imaging, tomosynthesis, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron-emission tomography (PET)/CT, electrical impedance tomography, and diffuse optical... Read more
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Identifying Physical Activity Profiles in COPD Patients Using Topic Models
With the growing amount of physical activity (PA) measures, the need for methods and algorithms that automatically analyse and interpret unannotated data increases. In this paper PA is seen as a combination of multi-modal constructs that can co-occur in different... Read more
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Personalization of Energy Expenditure Estimation in Free Living Using Topic Models
We introduce an approach to personalize energy expenditure (EE) estimates in free living. First we use Topic Models (TM) to discover activity composites from recognized activity primitives and stay regions in daily living data. Subsequently, we determine activity composites that... Read more
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Special Issue on EMBC 2014
This special edition comprises 10 papers selected from over 2000 submissions at the 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’14). Based on the novelty and merits of their work as well as their... Read more
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Special Issue: Big Data for Health
R. Atun, Y. Lussier, C. Poon, S. T. C. Wong, and G.-Z. Yang Development in the fields of biomedical and health informatics are driving major expansion in big-data, not only because of the sheer volume of information generated, but also due... Read more
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Retinal Area Detector from Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO) Images for Diagnosing Retinal Diseases
Early detection and treatment of retinal eye diseases is critical to avoid preventable vision loss. Digital retinal imaging is widely used to identify patients with retinal disease in primary care. With the advent of the latest screening technology, the advantage... Read more
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Predicting Asthma‐Related Emergency Department Visits Using Big Data
Asthma is one of the most prevalent and costly chronic conditions in the United States, which cannot be cured. However, accurate and timely surveillance data could allow for timely and targeted interventions at the community or individual level. Current national... Read more
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Co-Variation of Depressive Mood and Spontaneous Physical Activity in Major Depressive Disorder: Towards Continuous Monitoring of Depressive Mood
The objective evaluation of depressive mood is considered to be useful for the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders. Thus, we investigated psycho-behavioral correlates, particularly the statistical associations between momentary depressive mood and behavioral dynamics measured objectively, in patients with... Read more
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Special Issue: Body Sensor Networks: Novel Sensors, Algorithms, Platforms and Applications
Amft, J. Palmer, and B. Telfer Ubiquitous body-worn sensors and mobile devices have extensive applications in health monitoring and user guidance when combined with advanced algorithms. This special is- sue includes 13 papers, presenting novel approaches and trends in both sensor... Read more
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Special Issue: RF and Communication Technologies for Wireless Implants
R. Yuce, I. Balasingham, Y.-K. Yoon, J. Wang, and C. C. Y. Poon This special issue includes seven interesting articles that tackle some of the existing challenges and design issues related to the use of RF and Communication Technologies for wireless... Read more
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A Novel Computerized Tool to Stratify Risk in Carotid Atherosclerosis Using Kinematic Features of the Arterial Wall
Gastounioti, S. Makrodimitris, S. Golemati, N. P. E. Kadoglou, C. D. Liapis, and K. S. Nikita In this paper, we address valid risk stratification for carotid atherosclerosis, which is a crucial public health challenge with major effects for both patient safety... Read more
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Advanced Insulin Bolus Advisor based on Run-To-Run Control and Case- Based Reasoning
Herrero, P. Pesl, M. Reddy, N. Oliver, P. Georgiou, and C. Toumazou Insulin bolus calculators are simple decision support software tools incorporated in most commercially available insulin pumps to help people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) calculate the insulin doses... Read more
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Epsilon-Tube Filtering: Reduction of High-Amplitude Motion Artifacts from Impedance Plethysmography Signal
S. Ansari, K. Ward, K. Najarian Impedance plethysmography (IP) has long been used to monitor respiration, although the applied use of this technology has been limited to hospitals and other medical facilities. The largest obstacle that arises when one uses the... Read more
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Vein Visualization Using a Smart Phone with Multispectral Wiener Estimation for Point-of-Care Applications
J. Song, C. Kim, Y. Yoo Effective vein visualization is clinically important for various point-of-care applications, such as needle insertion. It can be achieved by utilizing ultrasound imaging or by applying infrared laser excitation and monitoring its absorption. While these approaches... Read more
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Integrative Clustering by Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Can Reveal Coherent Functional Groups from Gene Profile Data
S. Brdar, V. Crnojević1, B. Zupan Recent developments in molecular biology and techniques for genome-wide data acquisition have resulted in abundance of data to profile genes and predict their function. These data sets may come from diverse sources and it is... Read more
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Two-Phase Greedy Pursuit Algorithm for Automatic Detection and Characterization of Transient Calcium Signaling
C. Kan, K-P Yip, H. Yang Ca2+ plays an important role in the regulation of cellular functions. Local calcium events, e.g., calcium sparks, not only bring insights into Ca2+ signaling but also contribute to the understanding of various cellular processes. However,... Read more
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Wearable, Wireless EEG Solutions in Daily Life Applications: What are we missing?
V. Mihajlović, B. Grundlehner, R. Vullers, J. Penders To take full advantage of noninvasive surface EEG recordings, EEG technology has to be advanced to a level that it can be used in daily life activities. Furthermore, users have to see it... Read more
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Smart-Phone Based Recognition of States and State Changes in Bipolar Disorder Patients
A. Grünerbl, A. Muaremi, V. Osmani, G. Bahle, S. Öhler, G. Tröster, O. Mayora, C. Haring and P. Lukowicz Today’s health care is difficult to imagine without the possibility to objectively measure various physiological parameters related to patients symptoms (from temperature... Read more
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Estimating Energy Expenditure Using Body-Worn Accelerometers: a Comparison of Methods, Sensors Number and Positioning
M. Altini, J. Penders, R. Vullers and O. Amft Several methods to estimate Energy Expenditure (EE) using body-worn sensors exist, however quantifications of the differences in estimation error are missing. In this paper, we compare three prevalent EE estimation methods and... Read more
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Carotid Intraplaque Neovascularization Quantification Software (CINQS)
Z. Akkus, G. van Burken, S. van den Oord, A. Schinkel, N. de Jong, A. van der Steen, J. Bosch Patients with carotid plaques carry an increased risk of cerebrovascular events such as stroke. To prevent stroke, an early detection of... Read more
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Reliable and Energy Efficient Communications for Wireless Biomedical Implant Systems
Ntouni, G., Lioumpas, A., Nikita, K. Implant devices and Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are used in many healthcare applications where the continuous monitoring of a human body biological parameter is crucial. Thus, reliability, low‐ power consumption and long‐lifetime are vital... Read more
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Experimental investigation of the influence of the aortic stiffness on hemodynamics in the ascending aorta
Gülan, U., Lüthi, B., Holzner, M., Liberzon, A., Tsinober, A., Kinzelbach W. The compliance of the aorta, which is a function of the wall properties, e.g. material, thickness and geometry, is a hallmark of cardiovascular flows. Expansion and contraction of the... Read more
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Gait and Balance Analysis for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Using an Inertial-Sensor-Based Wearable Instrument
Hsu, Y., Chung, P., Wang, W., Pai, M., Wang, C., Lin, C., Wu, H., Wang, J. Despite patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were reported of revealing gait disorders and balance problems, there is still lack of objective quantitative measurement of gait... Read more
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Exploiting wearable goniometer technology for motion sensing gloves
Carbonaro, N., Dalle Mura, G., Lorussi, F., Paradiso, R., De Rossi, D., Tognetti, A. Continuous daily-life monitoring of patient functional activities in terms of physical interaction with the environment is fundamental for rehabilitation therapy optimization and patient coaching. To date, it... Read more
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DREAM: Diabetic Retinopathy Analysis using Machine Learning
S. Roychowdhury, D. D. Koozekanani, and K. K. Parhi Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness among people of working age in the developed world. Early screening and detection of DR can prevent about 90% of patients with early... Read more
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Wearable Monitoring for Mood Recognition in Bipolar Disorder based on History-Dependent Long-Term Heart Rate Variability Analysis
G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, A. Lanat`a, C. Gentili, G. Bertschy, R. Paradiso, and E. P. Scilingo Current clinical practice in diagnosing patients affected by psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder is based only on verbal interviews and scores from specific questionnaires,... Read more
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Brain Computer Interface Classifier for Wheelchair Commands using Neural Network with Fuzzy Particle Swarm Optimization
R. Chai, S. H. Ling, G. P. Hunter, Y. Tran, and H. T. Nguyen This paper presents the classification of a three-class mental task-based brain computer interface (BCI) that uses the Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) for the features extractor and fuzzy particle... Read more
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Logic-Centered Architecture for Ubiquitous Health Monitoring
J. Lewandowski, H. E. Arochena, R. N. G. Naguib, K.-M. Chao, and A. Garcia-Perez One of the key points to maintain and boost research and development in the area of smart wearable systems (SWS) is the development of integrated architectures for... Read more
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Online Decoding of Hidden Markov Models for Gait Event Detection Using Foot-Mounted Gyroscopes
A.Mannini, V. Genovese, and A. Maria Sabatini The evaluation of gait phases is usually restrained to clinical facilities where motion capture systems are installed. The use of wearable sensor based methods could move these studies to everyday life. To do so,... Read more
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Robustness, Specificity and Reliability of an In-ear Pulse Oximetric Sensor in Surgical Patients
B. Venema, H. Gehring, I. Michelsen, N. Blanik, V. Blazek, and S. Leonhardt Since many years, pulse oximetry is widely used in the clinical environment for a reliable monitoring of oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate. But since common sensors are... Read more
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A Multiscale Optimization Approach to Detect Exudates in the Macula
C. Agurto, V.Murray, H. Yu, J.Wigdahl, M. Pattichis, S. Nemeth, E. S. Barriga, and P. Soliz Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a complication of diabetes that affects up to 80% of diabetics around the world. DR is the second leading cause of... Read more
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Supervised Hierarchical Bayesian Model-Based Electomyographic Control and Analysis
H. Han and S. Jo This work suggests a supervised hierarchical Bayesian model for surface electromyography (sEMG) signal based motion classification and its strategy analysis. The proposed model unifies the optimal feature extraction and classification through probabilistic inference and learning by... Read more
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Assessing Executive Function Using a Computer Game: Computational Modeling of Cognitive Processes
S. Hagler, H. B. Jimison, and M. Pavel Early detection of decline in cognitive performance is important to providing proper medical care for older adults. Presently, cognitive decline is detected using clinical evaluations of cognitive performance administered by health-care professionals as... Read more
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Hierarchical Approaches to Estimate Energy Expenditure using Phone-Based Accelerometers
H. Vathsangam, E. T. Schroeder, and G. S. Sukhatme Lack of physical activity is linked with increased risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Effective interventions to increase physical activity require accurate, objective and personalized estimates of activity intensity... Read more
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Manual Stage Acquisition and Interactive Display of Digital Slides in Histopathology
A. Gherardi and A. Bevilacqua In this work we present the first method known in literature for real-time whole slide acquisition and displaying conceived for conventional non-automated microscopes. This has been achieved by building a real time mosaicing using robust features... Read more
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Automated Estimation of Fetal Cardiac Timing Events From Doppler Ultrasound Signal Using Hybrid Models
F.Marzbanrad, Y. Kimura, K. Funamoto, R. Sugibayashi, M. Endo, T. Ito, M. Palaniswami, and A. H. Khandoker Fetal cardiac monitoring is aimed to evaluate antepartum fetal risks. Although Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) monitoring is commonly used for this purpose, it is... Read more
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On the Identification of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer
S. Sfakianakis, E. S. Bei, M. Zervakis, D. Vassou, and D. Kafetzopoulos Breast cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease and very common amongst western women. The main cause of death is not the primary tumor but its metastases at distant sites,... Read more
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A Spatio-Temporal Based Scheme for Efficient Registration-Based Segmentation of Thoracic 4D MRI
Y. Yang, E. Van Reeth, C. L. Poh, C. H. Tan, and I.W. K. Tham This paper presents a novel automated 4D registration-based segmentation scheme that is based on spatiotemporal information for the segmentation of thoracic 4D MR lung images. Dynamic... Read more
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A Bicluster-Based Bayesian Principal Component Analysis Method for Microarray Missing Value Estimation
F. Meng, C. Cai, and H. Yan The Bayesian Principal Component Analysis (BPCA) model is integrated into the biclustering framework to estimate missing values in microarray data. The local similarity structure is fully exploited in biclusters, which overcomes the drawback of... Read more
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Predictive Monitoring of Mobile Patients by Combining Clinical Observations With Data From Wearable Sensors
L. Clifton, D. A. Clifton, M. A. F. Pimentel, P. J. Watkinson, and L. Tarassenko The majority of patients in the hospital are ambulatory, and would benefit significantly from predictive and personalised monitoring systems. Such patients are well-suited to having their... Read more
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Max-AUC Feature Selection in Computer-Aided Detection of Polyps in CT Colonography
J.-W. Xu and K. Suzuki A feature selection method based on a sequential forward floating selection procedure is proposed to improve a non-linear SVM (Support Vector Machine) classifier’s performance in detection of polyps in CTC (Colongraphy). The proposed method selected the... Read more
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Nonparametric Network Design and Analysis of Disease Genes in Oral Cancer Progression
K. Kalantzaki, E. S. Bei, K. P. Exarchos,M. Zervakis, M. Garofalakis, and D. I. Fotiadis This paper proposed a framework for constructing and analyzing gene-networks from sparse temporal data with the aim of understanding the mechanisms which affect the progression of... Read more
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Near-Realistic Mobile Exergames With Wireless Wearable Sensors
B.Mortazavi, S. Nyamathy, S. I. Lee, T.Wilkerson, H. Ghasemzadeh, and M. Sarrafzadeh This paper presents a framework for the development of ‘Exergaming’ (the combination of exercise and video gaming) using body-worn sensors. Instead of mapping movements to existing games, the proposed... Read more
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Blind End-Member and Abundance Extraction for Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy Data
O. Gutierrez-Navarro, D. U. Campos-Delgado, E. R. Arce-Santana, M. O. Mendez, and J. A. Jo This paper proposes a new blind end-member and abundance extraction (BEAE) method for multi-spectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (m-FLIM) data.   The proposed method is based on... Read more
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Probability of Severe Adverse Events as a Function of Hospital Occupancy
Boyle, J. ; Zeitz, K. ; Hoffman, R. ; Khanna, S. ; Beltrame, J. A unique application of regression modeling is described to compare hospital bed occupancy with reported severe adverse events amongst inpatients. The probabilities of the occurrence of adverse... Read more
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3-D Vascular Skeleton Extraction and Decomposition
Chowriappa, A. ; Seo, Y. ; Salunke, S. ; Mokin, M. ; Kan, P. ; Scott, P. We introduce a novel vascular skeleton extraction and decomposition technique for computer-assisted diagnosis and analysis. We start by addressing the problem of vascular decomposition... Read more
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FEEL: A System for Frequent Event and Electrodermal Activity Labeling
Ayzenberg, Y. ; Picard, R.W. The wide availability of low-cost wearable biophysiological sensors enables us to measure how the environment and our experiences impact our physiology. This creates a challenge: in order to interpret the longitudinal data, we require the matching... Read more
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In-Silico Modeling of Glycosylation Modulation Dynamics in hERG Ion Channels and Cardiac Electrical Signals
Du, D. ; Yang, H. ; Norring, S.A. ; Bennett, E.S. Cardiac action potentials (AP) are produced by the orchestrated functions of ion channels. A slight change in ion channel activity may affect the AP waveform, thereby potentially increasing susceptibility to... Read more
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High-Resolution, Low-Delay, and Error-Resilient Medical Ultrasound Video Communication Using H.264/AVC Over Mobile WiMAX Networks
Panayides, A. ; Antoniou, Z.C. ; Mylonas, Y. ; Pattichis, M.S. ; Pitsillides, A. ; Pattichis, C.S. In this study, we describe an effective video communication framework for the wireless transmission of H.264/AVC medical ultrasound video over mobile WiMAX networks. Medical... Read more
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Human Daily Activity Recognition With Sparse Representation Using Wearable Sensors
Mi Zhang ; Sawchuk, A.A. Human daily activity recognition using mobile personal sensing technology plays a central role in the field of pervasive healthcare. One major challenge lies in the inherent complexity of human body movements and the variety of styles... Read more
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Secure and Lightweight Network Admission and Transmission Protocol for Body Sensor Networks
Daojing He ; Chun Chen ; Chan, S. ; Jiajun Bu ; Pingxin Zhang A body sensor network (BSN) is a wireless network of biosensors and a local processing unit, which is commonly referred to as the personal wireless hub (PWH).... Read more
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A New Framework Architecture for Next Generation e-Health Services
Fengou, M. ; Mantas, G. ; Lymberopoulos, D. ; Komninos, N. ; Fengos, S. ; Lazarou, N. The challenge for fast and low-cost deployment of ubiquitous personalized e-Health services has prompted us to propose a new framework architecture for such services.... Read more
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A Low-Complexity ECG Feature Extraction Algorithm for Mobile Healthcare Applications
Mazomenos, E.B. ; Biswas, D. ; Acharyya, A. ; Taihai Chen ; Maharatna, K. ; Rosengarten, J. ; Morgan, J. ; Curzen, N. This paper introduces a low-complexity algorithm for the extraction of the fiducial points from the electrocardiogram (ECG). The... Read more