IEEE Open Journal of

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

The IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology covers the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to biology, medicine and health sciences to provide effective solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems.

Editor-in-Chief

Paolo Bonato

Paolo Bonato, Ph.D.

Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. He has held Adjunct Faculty positions at MIT, the University of Ireland Galway, and the University of Melbourne. His research work is focused on the development of rehabilitation technologies with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics.

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A Bioimpedance-Based Device to Assess the Volume Conduction Properties of the Tongue in Neurological Disorders Affecting Bulbar function 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

A Bioimpedance-Based Device to Assess the Volume Conduction Properties of the Tongue in Neurological Disorders Affecting Bulbar function

Author(s): Xuesong Luo, Hilda V. Gutierrez Pulido, Seward B. Rutkove, Benjamin Sanchez

Goal: Current instruments for bulbar assessment exhibit technical limitations that hinder the execution of clinical studies. The volume conduction properties (VCP) of the tongue reflect ionic content and myofiber integrity…

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Prediction for the Risk of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Working Population in the United States With Machine Learning Models 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Prediction for the Risk of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Working Population in the United States With Machine Learning Models

Author(s): Jingmei Yang, Xinglong Ju, Feng Liu, Onur Asan, Timothy S. Church, Jeff O. Smith

Objective: Chronic diseases have become the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the healthcare industry, deteriorating the quality of life, adversely affecting the work productivity, and costing astounding medical…

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Acoustery System for Differential Diagnosing of Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Acoustery System for Differential Diagnosing of Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease

Author(s): A. Yu Mitrofanova, D. Mikhaylov, I. Shaznaev, V. Chumanskaia, V. Saveliev

Goal: Because of the outbreak of coronavirus infection, healthcare systems are faced with the lack of medical professionals. We present a system for the differential diagnosis of coronavirus disease, based…

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Feasibility Validation on Healthy Adults of a Novel Active Vibrational Sensing Based Ankle Band for Ankle Flexion Angle Estimation 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Feasibility Validation on Healthy Adults of a Novel Active Vibrational Sensing Based Ankle Band for Ankle Flexion Angle Estimation

Author(s): Peiqi Kang, Shuo Jiang, Peter B. Shull, Benny Lo

Goal: In this paper, we introduced a novel ankle band with a vibrational sensor that can achieve low-cost ankle flexion angle estimation, which can be potentially used for automated ankle…

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Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance Increases Six-Minute Walk Test Performance in Cerebral Palsy 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance Increases Six-Minute Walk Test Performance in Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Benjamin C. Conner, Greg Orekhov, Zachary F. Lerner

Objective: To determine the effects of providing battery-powered ankle dorsiflexor and plantar flexor exoskeleton assistance on six-minute walk test performance and efficiency in children and young adults with cerebral palsy…

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Heart-Lung Interactions During Mechanical Ventilation: Analysis via a Cardiopulmonary Simulation Model 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Heart-Lung Interactions During Mechanical Ventilation: Analysis via a Cardiopulmonary Simulation Model

Heart-lung interaction mechanisms are generally not well understood. Mechanical ventilation, for example, accentuates such interactions and could compromise cardiac activity. Thereby, assessment of ventilation-induced changes in cardiac function is considered…

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