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Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

By: Nava Silton

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals are not aware of the recent technological developments that are available to assist these individuals. Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism. This book is an essential reference source for parents, teachers, special educators, researchers, academics, and...

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Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

By: Kyriacos Athanasiou; Roman Natoli

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-OCT-2008

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This book is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems, i.e., continuum biomechanics. This vast and exciting subject allows description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior, a process known as mechanotransduction. We have written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students in mechanical or biomedical engineering, but individuals working at biotechnology companies that deal in...

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Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

Despeckle Filtering Algorithms and Software for Ultrasound Imaging

By: Christos Loizou; Constantinos Pattichis

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-SEP-2008

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It is well-known that speckle is a multiplicative noise that degrades image quality and the visual evaluation in ultrasound imaging. This necessitates the need for robust despeckling techniques for both routine clinical practice and teleconsultation. The goal for this book is to introduce the theoretical background (equations), the algorithmic steps, and the MATLAB™ code for the following group of despeckle filters: linear filtering, nonlinear filtering, anisotropic diffusion filtering and wavelet filtering. The book proposes a comparative evaluation framework of these despeckle filters...

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Effects of Hypergravity and Microgravity on Biomedical Experiments, The

The Effects of Hypergravity and Microgravity on Biomedical Experiments

By: Thais Russomano; Gustavo Dalmarco

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-APR-2008

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In the aerospace environment, human, animal, and plant physiology differs significantly from that on Earth, and this book provides reasons for some of these changes. The challenges encountered by pilots in their missions can have implications on the health and safety of not only themselves but others. Knowing the effects of hypergravity on the human body during high-speed flight led to the development of human centrifuges. We also need to better understand the physiological responses of living organisms in space. It is therefore necessary to simulate weightlessness through the use of...

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Biodesign

Biodesign

By: Stefanos Zenios; Josh Makower; Paul Yock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2009

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Recognize market opportunities, master the design process, and develop business acumen with this 'how-to' guide to medical technology innovation. A three-step, proven approach to the biodesign innovation process - identify, invent, implement - provides a practical formula for innovation. The experiences of hundreds of innovators and companies, in the form of case studies, quotes and practical advice, offer a realistic, action-orientated roadmap for successful biodesign innovation. Real-world examples, end-of-chapter projects, and Getting Started sections guide the reader through each of...

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Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics

Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics

By: Dominik Marx; Jürg Hutter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2009

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Ab initio molecular dynamics revolutionized the field of realistic computer simulation of complex molecular systems and processes, including chemical reactions, by unifying molecular dynamics and electronic structure theory. This book provides the first coherent presentation of this rapidly growing field, covering a vast range of methods and their applications, from basic theory to advanced methods. This fascinating text for graduate students and researchers contains systematic derivations of various ab initio molecular dynamics techniques in order that readers can understand and assess...

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Bacterial Sensors

Bacterial Sensors

By: Jan van der Meer

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2010

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Bacterial reporters are live, genetically engineered cells with promising application in bioanalytics. They contain genetic circuitry to produce a cellular sensing element, which detects the target compound and relays the detection to specific synthesis of so-called reporter proteins (the presence or activity of which is easy to quantify). Bioassays with bacterial reporters are a useful complement to chemical analytics because they measure biological responses rather than total chemical concentrations. Simple bacterial reporter assays may also replace more costly chemical methods as a...

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Computational Genomic Signatures

Computational Genomic Signatures

By: Ozkan Ufuk Nalbantoglu; Khalid Sayood

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2011

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Recent advances in development of sequencing technology has resulted in a deluge of genomic data. In order to make sense of this data, there is an urgent need for algorithms for data processing and quantitative reasoning. An emerging in silico approach, called computational genomic signatures, addresses this need by representing global species-specific features of genomes using simple mathematical models. This text introduces the general concept of computational genomic signatures, and it reviews some of the DNA sequence models which can be used as computational genomic signatures. The...

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Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine

Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine

By: Charles Lessard

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2009

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This textbook is intended for undergraduate students (juniors or seniors) in Biomedical Engineering, with the main goal of helping these students learn about classical control theory and its application in physiological systems. In addition, students should be able to apply the Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) Controls and Simulation Modules to mammalian physiology. The first four chapters review previous work on differential equations for electrical and mechanical systems. Chapters 5 through 8 present the general types and characteristics of feedback...

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Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

By: Douglas Christensen

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2009

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Intended as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, this book covers the topics of biomechanics (Part I) and bioelectricity (Part II). Each chapter emphasizes a fundamental principle or law, such as Darcy's Law, Poiseuille's Law, Hooke's Law, Starling's Law, levers, and work in the area of fluid, solid, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, electrical laws and analysis tools are introduced, including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Coulomb's Law, capacitors, and the fluid/electrical analogy. Culminating the electrical portion are chapters covering Nernst and membrane...

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Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging

Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging

By: Joel Kubby

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-APR-2013

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Written by international leaders in the field, this comprehensive reference presents a complete overview of the core principles, state-of-the-art methods, and emerging applications of adaptive optics in biological imaging. It emphasizes the use of adaptive optics to correct wavefront aberrations caused by light propagation in biological samples. Accessible to readers without a background in optics, the book describes the fundamentals, components, and systems used in adaptive optics. It also covers optics systems as well as newer applications in this rapidly expanding field. ...

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Neuromorphic Olfaction

Neuromorphic Olfaction

By: Krishna Persaud; Santiago Marco; Agustin Gutierrez-Galvez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-APR-2013

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With biological components of chemical sensing systems becoming well understood in terms of their structure and function, it is now possible to consider biomimetic models of olfaction and how they may be translated into functional engineering devices. This book presents an innovative interdisciplinary biomimetic approach to olfaction, including biology, hardware, software, and sensors. The text explores contributions to the realization of novel chemical sensing systems inspired by biological pathways, describing cutting-edge research such as engineering aspects of olfaction, odor coding of...

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Multimodal Biometrics and Intelligent Image Processing for Security Systems

Multimodal Biometrics and Intelligent Image Processing for Security Systems

By: Marina Gavrilova; Maruf Monwar

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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Although it is a relatively new approach to biometric knowledge representation, multimodal biometric systems have emerged as an innovative alternative that aids in developing a more reliable and efficient security system. Multimodal Biometrics and Intelligent Image Processing for Security Systems provides an in-depth description of existing and fresh fusion approaches for multimodal biometric systems. Covering relevant topics affecting the security and intelligent industries, this reference will be useful for readers from both academia and industry in the areas of pattern recognition,...

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Fed-Batch Cultures

Fed-Batch Cultures

By: Henry C. Lim; Hwa Sung Shin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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Many, if not most, industrially important fermentation and bioreactor operations are carried out in fed-batch mode, producing a wide variety of products. In spite of this, there is no single book that deals with fed-batch operations. This is the first book that presents all the necessary background material regarding the 'what, why and how' of optimal and sub-optimal fed-batch operations. Numerous examples are provided to illustrate the application of optimal fed-batch cultures. This unique book, by world experts with decades of research and industrial experience, is a must for researchers...

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Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology

Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology

By: Soonhwa Seok; Edward L. Meyen; Boaventura DaCosta

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2010

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With the unprecedented advancements in computing power coupled with the societal movement towards inclusive settings, there is no better time than today to strive for assistive technology equity in terms of universal implementation within a transdisciplinary perspective. The Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology: Design, Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives marks a critical milestone in the history of implementation and practice of assistive technology. The intent of this book is to assist researchers, practitioners, and the users of assistive...

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Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification

Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification

By: Liang Wang; Xin Geng

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2009

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Automatic biometrics recognition techniques are becoming increasingly important in corporate and public security systems and have increased in methods due to rapid field development. Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification: Intelligent Applications discusses classic behavioral biometrics as well as collects the latest advances in techniques, theoretical approaches, and dynamic applications. A critical mass of research, this innovative collection serves as an important reference tool for researchers, practitioners, academicians, and technologists....

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Neural Networks in Healthcare

Neural Networks in Healthcare

By: Rezaul Begg; Joarder Kamruzzaman ; Ruhul Sarker

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2006

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Healthcare costs around the globe are on the rise, creating a strong need for new ways of assisting the requirements of the healthcare system. Besides applications in other areas, neural networks have naturally found many promising applications in the health and medicine areas. Neural Networks in Healthcare: Potential and Challenges presents interesting and innovative developments from leading experts and scientists working in health, biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and computing areas. This book covers many important and state-of-the-art applications in the areas of medicine and...

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Computational Intelligence for Movement Sciences

Computational Intelligence for Movement Sciences

By: Rezaul Begg; Marimuthu Palaniswami

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2006

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Recent years have seen many new developments in computational intelligence (CI) techniques and, consequently, this has led to an exponential increase in the number of applications in a variety of areas, including: engineering, finance, social and biomedical. In particular, CI techniques are increasingly being used in biomedical and human movement areas because of the complexity of the biological systems as well as the limitations of the existing quantitative techniques in modelling. Computational Intelligence for Movement Sciences: Neural Networks and Other Emerging Techniques contains...

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Biomedical Imaging: Principles and Applications

Biomedical Imaging: Principles and Applications

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-MAY-2012

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This book presents and describes imaging technologies that can be used to study chemical processes and structural interactions in dynamic systems, principally in biomedical systems. The imaging technologies, largely biomedical imaging technologies such as MRT, Fluorescence mapping, raman mapping, nanoESCA, and CARS microscopy, have been selected according to their application range and to the chemical information content of their data. These technologies allow for the analysis and evaluation of delicate biological samples, which must not be disturbed during the profess. Ultimately, this...

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CMOS Biomicrosystems: Where Electronics Meet Biology

CMOS Biomicrosystems: Where Electronics Meet Biology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 20-JUL-2011

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The book will address the-state-of-the-art in integrated Bio-Microsystems that integrate microelectronics with fluidics, photonics, and mechanics. New exciting opportunities in emerging applications that will take system performance beyond offered by traditional CMOS based circuits are discussed in detail. The book is a must for anyone serious about microelectronics integration possibilities for future technologies. The book is written by top notch international experts in industry and academia. The intended audience is practicing engineers with electronics background that want to learn...