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Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. September 2011, 5(3): 031003.
Published Online: July 27, 2011
...Garrett Waycaster; Sai-Kit Wu; Xiangrong Shen This paper presents the authors’ investigation results of applying the pneumatic artificial muscle actuation to above-knee prostheses. As a well-known muscle actuator, the pneumatic artificial muscle actuator features a number of unique advantages...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2011, 5(2): 027528.
Published Online: June 14, 2011
...Hildur Einarsdottir 14 06 2011 14 06 2011 gait analysis muscle prosthetics springs (mechanical) POWER KNEE is the world’s first intelligent motor powered prosthetic knee. The knee replaces lost muscle functions and is designed to increase gait symmetry and to reduce...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2011, 5(2): 027518.
Published Online: June 13, 2011
...Rik Steenbergen; Jos Lassooij; Just Herder 13 06 2011 13 06 2011 biomedical equipment diseases muscle patient care In the Netherlands, approximately 100,000 people have a muscle disease. Often this disease is progressive, so patients’ disabilities get worse over time...
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Article Type: Design Innovations
J. Med. Devices. September 2010, 4(3): 035002.
Published Online: September 8, 2010
...Dennis R. Trumble; Marshall Norris; Alan Melvin Harnessing skeletal muscle for circulatory support would improve on current blood pump technologies by eliminating infection-prone drivelines and cumbersome transcutaneous energy transmission systems. Toward that end, we have built and tested...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2010, 4(2): 027538.
Published Online: August 12, 2010
... by the longitudinal deformation of a skeletal muscle. The compliant mechanism is designed to impose controlled shear and compressive strain to the growing joint construct in order to initiate cartilage formation. The paper emphasizes the conceptual design and its rationale. Evaluation using finite element analysis...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2010, 4(2): 027540.
Published Online: August 12, 2010
...Katya Christenson; Joseph Jacquemin; Steven Fannon; Davina Widjaja; Kathleen H. Sienko; Ronald Chervin Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which throat muscles relax during sleep, causing the upper airway to close. As a result, breathing ceases until a brief awakening restores...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Med. Devices. September 2009, 3(3): 034504.
Published Online: September 3, 2009
...Amy Silder; Christopher J. Westphal; Darryl G. Thelen The purpose of this study was to design and test a magnetic resonance (MR)-compatible device to induce either shortening or lengthening muscle contractions for use during dynamic MR imaging. The proposed device guides the knee through cyclic...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. September 2009, 3(3): 031006.
Published Online: September 1, 2009
... specially designed “anchor” structures that are utilized to attach on the muscle tissue during measurements to minimize the effect of muscle contractions on sensor readings. Electrical isolation of the wire bonds and bonding pads has been accomplished by utilizing glob-topping technique. The fabricated...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. September 2009, 3(3): 031002.
Published Online: August 31, 2009
..., brachialis, triceps, and pronator teres muscles. A physiologic elbow simulator should recreate the appropriate moment arms throughout the elbow’s range of motion. To validate this design goal, muscle moment arms were measured in three cadaver elbow specimens using the simulator. Flexion-extension moment arms...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027550.
Published Online: July 24, 2009
... muscle was used as a model for the in vitro study. Q-switched 532 nm laser (GreenLight PV, American Medical Systems, MN) was used and the laser was allowed to scan over the tissue with controlled speed and working distance, distance from the tip of the optical fiber to the tissue's surface. Injury...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027546.
Published Online: July 24, 2009
... nitrite will be presented. We are currently investigating the effects of varying NO-surface fluxes generated from photolytic NO donating polymer films on aortic smooth muscle cell cultures obtained from mice. Once we have established that we can quantitatively determine the effects of different levels...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027538.
Published Online: July 9, 2009
... to move in order to accommodate the user's task induced movement or abnormal muscle tone. The forces applied to and the position of the supports are monitored and used to control motors attached to the gas springs. This means that the user can, when required, be returned to their original position...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027527.
Published Online: July 9, 2009
... bone cellular biophysics failure (mechanical) fatigue muscle orthopaedics plastic deformation prosthetics tissue engineering 09 07 2009 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027540.
Published Online: July 9, 2009
...V. Tiruvadi; C. Lessard Weakening of muscle and bone tissue after merely a week of exposure to a microgravity environment has been demonstrated to adversely affect the physiological health of astronauts . Innovative solutions meant to replace traditionally bulky resistance-based devices are highly...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027521.
Published Online: July 8, 2009
... cantilevers cardiology diseases molecular biophysics muscle patient diagnosis piezoresistive devices proteins 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027518.
Published Online: July 8, 2009
... precise) MRI derived finite element (FE) human head models are generated by segmenting grey matter, white matter, CSF, skull, muscle, fatty tissue, eyes, blood vessels, scalp, etc. The models comprised > 10 million elements with > 15 million degrees of freedom. The induced cortical electric field...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027511.
Published Online: July 6, 2009
... 07 2009 bioelectric phenomena biomembranes blood vessels cardiology catheters defibrillators diagnostic radiography diseases drugs muscle surgery 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...
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Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027512.
Published Online: July 6, 2009
... freezing muscle phantoms radiofrequency heating surgery 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Design Of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts
J. Med. Devices. June 2009, 3(2): 027508.
Published Online: June 30, 2009
...D. R. Trumble; M. Norris; G. Peters Harnessing skeletal muscle for circulatory support would improve on current blood pump technologies by eliminating infection-prone drivelines and expensive transcutaneous transmission systems. Here we describe an implantable muscle energy converter (MEC) designed...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. December 2008, 2(4): 041007.
Published Online: November 25, 2008
... in Sitting Humans Following External Perturbations: Muscle Activity and Kinematics ,” Exp. Brain Res. 0014-4819 , 97 , pp. 515 – 527 . Hirschfeld , H. , and Forssberg , H. , 1994 , “ Epigenetic Development of Postural Responses for Sitting During Infancy ,” Exp. Brain Res. 0014-4819...