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Biomedical engineering

See below for a selection of the latest books from Biomedical engineering category. Presented with a red border are the Biomedical engineering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Biomedical engineering books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

PPG Signal Analysis

PPG Signal Analysis

Author: Mohamed Elgendi Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2020

This book serves as a current resource for Photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal analysis using MATLAB (R). This technology is critical in the evaluation of medical and diagnostic data utilized in mobile devices. Information and methodologies outlined in the text can be used to learn the empirical and experimental process (including data collection, data analysis, feature extractions, and more) from inception to conclusion. This book also discusses how introduced methodologies can be used and applied as tools that will teach the user how to validate, test, and simulate developed algorithms before implementing and deploying the algorithms on wearable, battery-driven, or point-of-care devices.

Cell Engineering and Regeneration

Cell Engineering and Regeneration

Author: Jeffrey M. Gimble Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2020

This reference work presents the origins of cells for tissue engineering and regeneration, including primary cells, tissue-specific stem cells, pluripotent stem cells and trans-differentiated or reprogrammed cells. There is particular emphasis on current understanding of tissue regeneration based on embryology and evolution studies, including mechanisms of amphibian regeneration. The book covers the use of autologous versus allogeneic cell sources, as well as various procedures used for cell isolation and cell pre-conditioning , such as cell sorting, biochemical and biophysical pre-conditioning, transfection and aggregation. It also presents cell modulation using growth factors, molecular factors, epigenetic approaches, changes in biophysical environment, cellular co-culture and other elements of the cellular microenvironment. The pathways of cell delivery are discussed with respect to specific clinical situations, including delivery of ex vivo manipulated cells via local and systemic routes, as well as activation and migration of endogenous reservoirs of reparative cells. The volume concludes with an in-depth discussion of the tracking of cells in vivo and their various regenerative activities inside the body, including differentiation, new tissue formation and actions on other cells by direct cell-to-cell communication and by secretion of biomolecules.

Handbook of Biomedical Fluorescence

Handbook of Biomedical Fluorescence

Author: Mary-Ann Mycek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Melding basic and clinical science, this reference provides a comprehensive overview of the roles that biophysics, photochemistry, and computational modeling play in the biomedical applications of fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging. Penned by pioneering researchers, the Handbook of Biomedical Fluorescence discusses fundamental aspects of fluorescence generation in organic molecules within tissue, theoretical and experimental views of how light propagation in tissue can be used to interpret fluorescence signals, endogenous and exogenous fluorescence agents in medical or basic research studies, and radiation transport, diffusion theory, and the Monte Carlo method.

Vibrational Spectroscopy for Tissue Analysis

Vibrational Spectroscopy for Tissue Analysis

Author: Ihtesham ur Rehman, Zanyar Movasaghi, Shazza Rehman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

A rapidly growing field, vibrational spectroscopy has found applications in industries including pharmaceutical manufacture, food and drug safety, and process monitoring on production lines. In particular, interest in clinical spectroscopy is rising rapidly as researchers recognize the potential of the vibrational spectroscopic techniques-Infrared (IR) and Raman Spectroscopy-as noninvasive tissue diagnosis tools. However, the details of the characteristic peak frequencies and their relationship to specific functional groups present in the biological tissues have not been fully understood. Vibrational Spectroscopy for Tissue Analysis introduces IR and Raman Spectroscopy to those scientists who are either using these spectroscopic techniques to address clinical problems or planning to use spectroscopy to analyze clinical tissues and understand their chemical composition. By compiling the interpretations and understandings of the spectral peaks of the biological molecules in one place, this book aids in the understanding of IR and Raman Spectroscopy, and what these techniques can offer both in early diagnosis of the disease and monitoring of the progression of the disease. Despite the tremendous advances in the field of spectroscopy, where new applications are emerging at the pace of development, there are still areas of research that are crying for further exploration. This book bridges the gap between the spectroscopic research and medical applications.

Metallic Biomaterials Processing and Medical Device Manufacturing

Metallic Biomaterials Processing and Medical Device Manufacturing

Author: Cuie (Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia) Wen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Metallic Biomaterials Processing and Medical Device Manufacturing details the principles and practices of the technologies used in biomaterials processing and medical device manufacturing. The book reviews the main categories of metallic biomaterials and the essential considerations in design and manufacturing of medical devices. It bridges the gap between the designing of biomaterials and manufacturing of medical devices including requirements and standards. Main themes of the book include, manufacturing, coatings and surface modifications of medical devices, metallic biomaterials and their mechanical behaviour, degradation, testing and characterization, and quality controls, standards and FDA regulations of medical devices. The leading experts in the filed discuss the requirements, challenges, recent progresses and future research directions in the processing of materials and manufacturing of medical devices. Metallic Biomaterials Processing and Medical Device Manufacturing is ideal for those working in the disciplines of materials science, manufacturing, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Computational Modeling in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics

Computational Modeling in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics

Mathematical and numerical modelling of engineering problems in medicine is aimed at unveiling and understanding multidisciplinary interactions and processes and providing insights useful to clinical care and technology advances for better medical equipment and systems. When modelling medical problems, the engineer is confronted with multidisciplinary problems of electromagnetism, heat and mass transfer, and structural mechanics with, possibly, different time and space scales, which may raise concerns in formulating consistent, solvable mathematical models. Computational Medical Engineering presents a number of engineering for medicine problems that may be encountered in medical physics, procedures, diagnosis and monitoring techniques, including electrical activity of the heart, hemodynamic activity monitoring, magnetic drug targeting, bioheat models and thermography, RF and microwave hyperthermia, ablation, EMF dosimetry, and bioimpedance methods. The authors discuss the core approach methodology to pose and solve different problems of medical engineering, including essentials of mathematical modelling (e.g., criteria for well-posed problems); physics scaling (homogenization techniques); Constructal Law criteria in morphing shape and structure of systems with internal flows; computational domain construction (CAD and, or reconstruction techniques based on medical images); numerical modelling issues, and validation techniques used to ascertain numerical simulation results. In addition, new ideas and venues to investigate and understand finer scale models and merge them into continuous media medical physics are provided as case studies.

Digital Innovations in Healthcare Education and Training

Digital Innovations in Healthcare Education and Training

Author: Stathis (School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, UK) Konstantinidis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Digital Innovations in Healthcare Education and Training discusses and debates the contemporary knowledge on the evolution of digital education, learning and the web and its integration and role within modern healthcare education and training. The book encompasses topics such as healthcare and medical education theories and methodologies, social learning as a formal and informal digital innovation, and the role of semantics in digital education. In addition, it examines how simulation, serious games, and virtual patients change learnings in healthcare, and how learning analytics and big data in healthcare education leads to personalized learning. Online pedagogy principles and applications, participatory educational design and educational technology as health intervention are bridged together to complement this collaborative effort. This book is a valuable resource for a broad audience, both technical and non-technical, including healthcare and medical tutors, health professionals, clinicians, web scientists, engineers, computer scientists and any other relevant professional interested in using and creating digital innovations for healthcare education and training.

The Mechanics of Transcatheter and Surgical Heart Valves

The Mechanics of Transcatheter and Surgical Heart Valves

The Mechanics of Transcatheter and Surgical Heart Valves: A Guide for Engineers and Clinicians focuses on the fundamental principles of heart valve mechanics, providing a detailed picture of the pros and cons of current devices in the context of their biomechanics, biomaterials, patient complications, and their regulatory and fabrication aspects. The book covers methods and applications that will help readers innovate and design new cardiovascular technology. It is ideal for designers, testers and manufacturers, anyone working in the biomaterials industry on coatings or fabrication materials, or those researching mechanics and heart valve biology.

Microfluidics and BioMEMS

Microfluidics and BioMEMS

Author: Tuhin Subhra Santra Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2020

This book compiles cutting-edge research on cell manipulation, separation, and analysis using microfluidics and bio-MEMS. It illustrates the use of micro-robots for biomedical applications, vascularized microfluidic organs-on-a-chip and their applications, as well as DNA gene microarray biochips and their applications. It also elaborates on neuronal cell activity in microfluidic compartments, microvasculature and microarray gene patterning, different physical methods for drug delivery and analysis, micro-/nanoparticle preparation and separation in a micro-/nanofluidic environment, and the potential biomedical applications of micro-/nanoparticles. This book can be used by academic researchers, especially those involved in biomicrofluidics and bio-MEMS, and undergraduate- and graduate-level students of bio-MEMS/bio-NEMS, biomicrofluidics, biomicrofabricatios, micro-/nanofluidics, biophysics, single-cell analysis, bionanotechnology, drug delivery systems, and biomedical microdevices.

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Hum

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Hum

Author: Tareq Ahram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human-computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the AHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, held on July 16-20, 2020, it provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Author: Ruidan Su Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

This book covers virtually all aspects of image formation in medical imaging, including systems based on ionizing radiation (x-rays, gamma rays) and non-ionizing techniques (ultrasound, optical, thermal, magnetic resonance, and magnetic particle imaging) alike. In addition, it discusses the development and application of computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) systems in medical imaging. Given its coverage, the book provides both a forum and valuable resource for researchers involved in image formation, experimental methods, image performance, segmentation, pattern recognition, feature extraction, classifier design, machine learning / deep learning, radiomics, CAD workstation design, human-computer interaction, databases, and performance evaluation.

Functionalized Nanomaterials I

Functionalized Nanomaterials I

Nanomaterials contain some unique properties compared to their bulk. Their unique properties are due to the chemical nature of the material, small size, and surface functionalization. Along with control over size, the functionalization of nanomaterials also affects their compatibility to the environment and living organisms. This book provides a detailed account of nanomaterials functionalization along with a brief overview of their application. This book serves as a reference for scientific investigators including doctoral and postdoctoral scholars and undergradate and graduate students who need to have knowledge of the basics of nanomaterial functionalization, recent advancements, challenges, and opportunities in this field. This book will also provide critical and comparative data for nano-technologists and may be beneficial for industry personnel, journalists, policy makers, and the general public to help understand functionalized nanomaterials in detail and in depth. Features: This book is comprehensive and covers all aspects of functionalized nanotechnology. It describes the challenges and methods of functionalized nanomaterials synthesis for different applications. It discusses the recent findings and cutting-edge global research trends on the functionalization of nanomaterials. It emphasizes the products and market, safety, and regulatory issues of functionalized nanomaterials. It contains contributions from international experts and will be a valuable resource for researchers.