Advances in Biomedical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120049066, 9781483214979

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

1st Edition

Published Under the Auspices of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Editors: J. H. U. Brown James F. Dickson
eBook ISBN: 9781483214979
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 284
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Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 6, is a collection of papers that discusses the role of integrated electronics in medical systems and the usage of biological mathematical models in biological systems. Other papers deal with the health care systems, the problems and methods of approach toward rehabilitation, as well as the future of biomedical engineering. One paper discusses the use of system identification as it applies to biological systems to estimate the values of a number of parameters (for example, resistance, diffusion coefficients) by indirect means. More particularly, the indirect approach concerns the application techniques only in the respiratory system. Another paper describes the status of custom integrated electronics in medicine—that significant improvements in the quality, accessibility, and cost of health care can be achieved through innovating their applications in medicine. These integrated electronics include subcutaneous, supercutaneous, percutaneous, transcutaneous, and extracutaneous applications. One paper reviews the excitation and control of skeletal muscle such as in therapeutic electrical stimulation and suppression of undesired movement. An important part of electrical stimulation sensory feedback mechanism which will allow the investigator to have move functional control over the extremities or limbs being tested. The collection can prove valuable to micro-biologists, bio-chemists, physiologists, developmental biologists, and investigators involved in physical rehabilitation and biomaterials research.

Table of Contents



Contents of Previous Volumes

Parameter Estimation in Mathematical Models of Biological Systems

I. Introduction

II. System Identification and Parameter Estimation

III. Problems in Identification of Biological Systems

IV. General Considerations in System Identification

V. Survey of Techniques

VI. Examples of Parameter Estimation Applied to Respiratory Physiology

VII. Conclusion


Integrated Electronics in Medicine

I. Introduction

II. Integrated Circuit Technology

III. Subcutaneous Electronics

IV. Supercutaneous Electronics

V. Percutaneous Electronics

VI. Transcutaneous Electronics

VII. Extracutaneous Electronics

VIII. Conclusions


Future Horizons for Technology in Health Care Delivery


I. Extrapolation from Current Trends

II. National Priorities for Health Technologies

III. Opportunities for Future Developments in Therapy

IV. Potential Avenues for Drug Delivery Systems

V. Homebased Health Care: Alternative Modes of Medical Management

VI. Human Needs of the Handicapped, Homebound, and Bedridden

VII. Concluding Remarks


A Managerial Perspective on Information Systems in Medical Care Organizations

I. Introduction

II. Management Principles as a Framework for Considering Information System Requirements

III. Information Systems for Clinical and Administrative Management

IV. Information Systems at the Suprainstitutional Level

V. Summary

Appendix: Computer Technology


Control of Skeleta


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