Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080272078, 9781483148182


1st Edition

Proceedings of the Ninth Northeast Conference

Editors: Walter Welkowitz
eBook ISBN: 9781483148182
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 450
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Bioengineering: Proceedings of the Ninth Northeast Conference documents and reviews papers that cover topics related to bioengineering. The contents are organized according to the sessions of the conference, which covers a specific aspect of bioengineering. Topics covered in the book include biomaterials, hemodynamics, bioelectrochemical phenomena, muscular skeletal kinematics, cardiology, tissue mechanics, bioinstrumentation, and artificial organs. This book will be of great interest to researchers in the field of bioengineering and other researchers and professionals interested in the development of bioengineering as a scientific discipline.

Table of Contents


Plenary Session


Special Sessions

Session 1: Clinical Engineering Education - Hospital Viewpoint

Session 5: Ultrasonics


Ultrasonically Induced Bioeffects via Mechanical Stresses


Ultrasound Tissue Characterization Using Differential Spectral Estimates

Session 9: Pharmacokinetics

In Vitro and In Vivo Pharmacokinetic Techniques in the Design and Evaluation of Sustained-released Products

Physiological and Pharmacokinetic Aspects of Sustained-released Dosage Forms

Statistical Methods in the Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Bioavailability Studies

Application of a Personal Computer for Automated Data Acquisition in Drug Bioavailability Studies; A Critical Analysis of a A Successful Experience

Session 13: Medical Imaging

General Purpose Biomedical Image Processing

Image Processing Applications in Nuclear Medicine

The Diagnostic Performance of Leukocyte Counters

Image Processing in Computed Tomography and Computed Radiography

Regular Sessions

Session 2: Biomaterials

A Mathematical Consistency Check for In Vivo Strain Measurements

Attachment of a Partially Absorbable Tendon and Ligament to Soft Tissue

Medial Collateral Ligament Replacement with a Partially Absorbable Tissue Scaffold

Development of a Bite Force Transducer for Use with Endosseous Dental Implants

Physiochemical Characteristics of Alumino-Calcium Phosphorousoxide

Session 3: Hemodynamics

An External Blood Flow Device

Similarity Analysis of Mammalian Hemodynamics

Rheology of Blood Oscillating in a Tube

In Vitro System for Determining Vein Mechanics

A Study of the Flow Characteristic Around the Self-cleaning Heart Valve under Pulsatile Conditions

Thrombocyte Size Distribution Analysis

Session 4: Computers in Medicine

A General Purpose Data Collection, Data Analysis and Communications System

BeMi - A Universal Bedside Microprocessor-based Module for Patient-care

A Microprocessor Controlled Automated Data Collection Device for the Technicon Autoanalyzer System

Microprocessor-based Jitter Analysis in Single Fiber Electromyography

Development of an Algorithm to Assist Clinical Engineers to Plan for Clinical Monitoring Systems

Session 6: Rehabilitation, Orthotics and Implants

Wheelchair-automobile Systems for the Severely Disabled Driver

The Design of a Myoelectrically Controlled Upper Arm Prosthesis with Variable Mechanical Impedance

Quantitative Assessment of Back Strength-performance Indices

Internal Fracture Fixation with Partially Degradable Plates

Sustained Pressurization of Acrylic Cement in the Proximal Femur during Arthroplasty

An Intramedullary Bone Plug Device

Session 7: Bioelectrochemical Phenomena

Linear A.C. Electrode Polarization Impedance under Controlled pH and Potential for AG-AGCL Electrodes

The Effects of Low Level D.C. Stimulation on Micro-organism Growth

Anisotropic Impedance Properties of Skeletal Muscle

Effect of Pulsing Electromagnetic Field on the Growth of Chick Embryo: A Preliminary Study

Presentation of Multi-lead EEG by Topographic Maps of Electrical Activity

Detection of Hypoxia Using EEG Patterns

Spectral Analysis of EEG Effects Induced by Systemic Administration of Morphine in the Rat

Electro-mechanical Feedback Systems in the Remodeling of Wet Bones

Session 8: Modeling I

Development of Breathing Rat Lung Models for Particulate Deposition Studies

Synamic Response Evaluation and Modeling of a Thermistor Used in the Measurement of Respiratory Gas Temperatures in Neonates

Identifiability Conditions in a Well-stirred Compartment with Variable Flow

A Digital Computer Model of Forced Exhalation

Modeling of Human near Response Disorders

Eye Movement Auditory Biofeedback Treatment of Nystagmus

Visual System Color Processing and its Dependence on the Spatial Arrangement of the Visual Field

The Effect of Mechanical Impedance on Abnormal Intention Tremor

Relationship between Second Derivative of I0(t) and Stability of Bilayer Membranes

Session 10: Muscular Skeletal Kinematics

A Generalized Approach to Biomechanical Modeling

Describing Vertebral Motion Using Analytical Ruled Surfaces and Their Mechanical Analogs

Computational Technique for Optimizing Accuracy of Radio-graphic Measurements of Intervertebral Joint Motion

Biomechanical Evaluation of Scoliosis in Friedreich Ataxia Patients

Spatial Kinematic Study Based on a Video-Taping Method

Kinematic Error Analysis of Dental Articulators

Gait Analysis Evaluation of a New Dynamic Knee Joint Orthosis

Session 11: Cardiology

The Electrode-heart Impedance at Threshold

Graphical Method for Estimating Pacing Threshold

Stimulated Ventricular Fibrillation in the Presence of Pharmacological or Environmental Agents

A Preliminary Study of Cardiac Threshold Variability Relative to Respiration

Development of a "Universal" Pacemaker Sensing System

Session 12: Modeling II

Epileptogenesis and Thalamocortical Neurons

Thermodynamic Modeling and Computer Simulation of Factors Affecting Hemolysis Kinetics Equilibrium Red Cell Shapes in Osmotic Swelling

Time Series Analysis Using Human Posture-platform and Graf-pen Data

Application of Optimal Control Method to Design of Cancer Treatment Using a Continuous-time Cell Kinetic Model

Temperature Fields Generated in the Treatment of Cancer by Hyperthermia

A Parametric Model for the Entrapment of a Circadian Rhythm by Daily Light Cycles

Mathematical Models for Deducing the Asymmetry of Brain Response During Verbal Processing

Session 14: Tissue Mechanics

Development of a Finite Element Based Method for Directly Determining Strains in Soft Tissue

Factors Affecting the Tensile Stress-strain Behavior of Canine Medial Collateral Ligaments

Effect of Mechanical Load on Healing Incisions

Variation of Poisson's Ratios of the Aortic Tissue

The Alteration of the Viscoelastic Mechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage with Joint Sepsis

A New Non-invasive Method for Determination of Cross-Section Geometry of Long Bones

Viscoelastic Finite Element Model of the Human Intervertebral Joint

A Three-Dimensional Failure Criterion for Human Femoral Cortical Bone

Session 15: Bioinstrumentation

A Thin Linear Thermometer Array for Temperature Measurement in Cancer Hyperthermia

Pulsed Doppler Frequency Spectrum Analysis Studies of Simulated Stenoses

Nerve Conduction Velocity from Correlation and Spectral Analysis

Ultrasonic Transit-time Measurement of Blood-flow in the Chicken

An Approach to Noninvasive Measurement of Intracranial Pressure

Session 16: Artificial Organs

Effect of Tube Diameter on Duration of Patency of Hybrid Artificial Pancreas Prototypes in Ex Vivo Shunts

Assessments in the Development and Testing of Percutaneous Energy Transmission Systems

The Use of Clean Surfaces to Prevent Thrombosis

Calcification of Glutaraldehyde-treated Xenografts and Blood-contacting Synthetic Elastomers

Effects of Gamma Radiation Sterilization and In Vitro Aging on Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

The Design of an Implantable Bone Growth System

Author Index


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About the Editor

Walter Welkowitz