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Optical Thermography Infrastructure to Assess Thermal Distribution in Critically Ill Children
The temperature distribution at the skin surface could be a useful tool to monitor changes in cardiac output. Goal: The aim of this study was to explore infrared thermography as a method to analyze temperature profiles of critically ill children.... Read more
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Enhancement of Closed-Loop Cognitive Stress Regulation using Supervised Control Architectures
Goal: We propose novel supervised control architectures to regulate the cognitive stress state and close the loop. Methods: We take information present in underlying neural impulses of skin conductance signals and employ model-based control techniques to close the loop in... Read more
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Artificial Intelligence for Detecting COVID-19 with the Aid of Human Cough, Breathing and Speech Signals: Scoping Review
Background: Official tests for COVID-19 are time consuming, costly, can produce high false negatives, use up vital chemicals and may violate social distancing laws. Therefore, a fast and reliable additional solution using recordings of cough, breathing and speech data for... Read more
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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 an unmet clinical need. We believe that mathematical models of... Read more
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Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance Increases Six-Minute Walk Test Performance in Cerebral Palsy
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 by comparing distance walked under exoskeleton assisted (Assisted) and no... Read more
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Feasibility Validation on Healthy Adults of a Novel Active Vibrational Sensing Based Ankle Band for Ankle Flexion Angle Estimation
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 flexion angle estimation in home-based foot drop rehabilitation scenarios. Methods:... Read more
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Privacy-Preserving Deep Speaker Separation for Smartphone-Based Passive Speech Assessment
Goal: Smartphones can be used to passively assess and monitor patients’ speech impairments caused by ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. However, passive audio... Read more
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Acoustery System for Differential Diagnosing of Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease
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 on deep learning techniques, which can be implemented in clinics.... Read more
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A Bioimpedance-Based Device to Assess the Volume Conduction Properties of the Tongue in Neurological Disorders Affecting Bulbar function
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 and they can serve as a new biomarker for evaluating... Read more
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Stand-Up, Squat, Lunge, and Walk With a Robotic Knee and Ankle Prosthesis Under Shared Neural Control
Emerging robotic knee and ankle prostheses present an opportunity to restore the biomechanical function of missing biological legs, which is not possible with conventional passive prostheses. However, challenges in coordinating the robotic prosthesis movements with the user’s neuromuscular system and... Read more
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Cgmquantify: Python and R Software Packages for Comprehensive Analysis of Interstitial Glucose and Glycemic Variability from Continuous Glucose Monitor Data
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is commonly used in Type 1 diabetes management by clinicians and patients and in diabetes research to understand how factors of longitudinal glucose and glucose variability relate to disease onset and severity and the efficacy of... Read more