The use of more robust, affordable, and efficient techniques and technologies in the application of medicine is presently a subject of huge interest and demand. Technology and Medical Sciences solidifies knowledge in the fields of technology and medical sciences and to define their key stakeholders. The book is designed for academics in engineering, mathematics, medicine, biomechanics, computation sciences, hardware development and manufacturing, electronics and instrumentation, and materials science.
PrefaceAcknowledgementsFull papersModelling, designing and simulating living systems with BlenX, P. LeccaMeasurement system of the eye vergence and accommodation with 3D hologram stimulation, J. Dusek, T. Jindra & M. Dostalek3D modelling for FEM simulation of an obese foot, V.C. Pinto, N.V. Ramos, M.A.P. Vaz & M.A. MarquesA breast modelling application for surgeons, A. Cardoso, H. Costa, V. Sa & G. SmirnovA framework model for e-Health services, M. Macedo & P. IsaiasA possibility for pos-EVAR surveillance: A novel smart stent-graft, I.C.T. Santos, J.M.R.S. Tavares, L.A. Rocha, S.M. Sampaio & R. Roncon-AlbuquerqueAnalysis of the contraction of the pelvic floor through the finite element method considering different pathologies, T.H. da Roza, M.P.L. Parente, R.N. Jorge, T. Mascarenhas, J. Loureiro & S. DuarteAnticipatory postural adjustments in post-stroke subjects during reaching, S. Ferreira, C. Silva, P. Carvalho, A. Silva & R. SantosApproaches to juxta-pleural nodule detection in CT images, A. MassafraBlood flow in artificial bypass graft: A numerical study, L.C. Sousa, C.F. Castro, C.C. Antonio & B. RelvasCalibration of free hand ultrasound probe tracked by optical system, K. Krysztoforski, R. Bedzinski, E. Swiatek-Najwer & P. KrowickiContact finite element with surface tension adhesion, R.A.P. Hellmuth & R.G. LimaCrystalline lens imaging with a slit-scanning system, C. Oliveira, J.B. Almeida & S. FrancoDesign of Medical Rehabilitation Devices: A case study, E. Seabra, L.F. Silva, P. Flores & M. LimaDevelopment of a flexible pressure sensor for measurement of endotension, I.C.T. Santos, J.M.R.S. Tavares, A.T. Sepulveda, A.J. Pontes, J.C. Viana & L.A. RochaDevelopment of an adaptable system for a stationary bike to convert mechanical energy into electric power applied in indoor cyclism training, J.B. Soldati, Jr., L.A. Szmuchrowski, D.N. Rocha, F.L. Correa, Jr., T.S.P. Sono, C.B.S. Vimieiro & M. PinottiDevelopment of computational model to analyze the influence of fiber direction in the Tympanic Membrane, C. Garbe, F. Gentil, M.P.L. Parente, P. Martins, A.J.M. Ferreira & R.M.N. JorgeElectronic device for temperature monitoring during the decompression surgery of the facial nerve, S.S.R.F. Rosa, M.L. Altoe, L.S. Santos, C.P. Silva & M.V.G. MoraisEthical aspects in the design of medical devices, J. Ferreira, F. Soares, J. Machado & M. CuradoEvaluation and implementation of technology in health care, R. SantosFrequency domain validation of a tetrapolar bioimpedance spectroscopy system with tissue equivalent circuit, A.S. Paterno, V.C. Vincence & P. Bertemes-FilhoHighly Focalized Thermotherapy: A minimally invasive technique for the treatment of solid tumours, A. Portela, M. Vasconcelos & J. CavalheiroIdentification of rib boundaries in chest X-ray images using elliptical models, L. Bras, A.M. Jorge, E.F. Gomes & R. DuarteImproving diagnosis processes through multidimensional analysis in medical institutions, O. BeloIn vivo measurement of skeletal muscle impedance from rest to fatigue, O.L. Silva, I.O. Hoffmann, J.C. Aya, S. Rodriguez, E.D.L.B. Camargo,F.S. Moura, T.H.S. Sousa, R.G. Lima, A.R.C. Martins & D.T. FantoniInfluence on the mandible and on a condyle implant of the distribution of the fixation surgical screws, A. Ramos, M. Mesnard, C. Relvas, A. Completo & J.A. SimoesIntensity inhomogeneity corrections in MRI simulated images for segmentation, R. Lavrador, L. Caldeira, N.F. Lori & F. JanelaInteractive collaboration for Virtual Reality systems related to medical education and training, B.R.A. Sales, L.S. Machado & R.M. MoraesLissajous scanning pattern simulation, for development of a FLO, P. Nunes & P. VieiraMeasuring the pressure in a laryngoscope blade, A. Silva, J. Teixeira, P. Amorim, J. Gabriel, M. Quintas & R. NatalMechanical properties of temporalis muscle: A preliminary study, V.L.A. Trindade, S. Santos, M.P.L. Parente, P. Martins, R.M.N. Jorge, A. Santos, L. Santos & J. FernandesMedial-lateral CoP-rearfoot relation during stance, T.J.V. Atalaia & J.M.C.S. AbrantesMultidisciplinary interactions for the development of medical devices, R. SimoesMulti-objective optimization of bypass grafts in arteries, C.F. Castro, C.C. Antonio & L.C. SousaMultiple Sclerosis subjects plantar pressure-A new tool for postural instability diagnosis 197L.F.F. Santos & J.M.C.S. AbrantesNeurom: A motor treatment system for chronic stroke patients, F.L. Correa, Jr., R.C. de Araujo, D.N. Rocha, T.S.P. Sono, L.R. dos Santos, A.M.V.N. Van Petten & M. PinottiNon-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of Cystic Fibrosis by mass spectrometry of the exhaled breath, S. Gramacho, M. Pineiro, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.M.d'A.R. Gonsalves, F. Gamboa & C.R. CordeiroNoninvasive assessment of Blood-Retinal Barrier function by High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography, T. Santos, R. Bernardes, A. Santos & J. Cunha-VazOCT noise despeckling using a 3D nonlinear complex diffusion filter, C. Maduro, R. Bernardes, P. Serranho, T. Santos & J. Cunha-VazPossible relations between female pelvic pathologies and soft tissue properties, P.A.L.S. Martins, R.M.N. Jorge, A.L. Silva-Filho, A. Santos, L. Santos,T. Mascarenhas & A.J.M. FerreiraProcessing and classification of biological images: Application to histology, B. Nunes, L.M. Rato, F.C. Silva, A. Rafael & A.S. CabritaReducing and preventing drug interactions-An approach, R. Barros & F. JanelaRegistration of bone ultrasound images to CT based 3D bone models, P.J.S. Goncalves & P.M.B. TorresSegmentation and 3D reconstruction of the vocal tract from MR images-A comparative study, S.R. Ventura, D.R. Freitas, I.M. Ramos & J.M.R.S. TavaresSignificance of fast and simple determination of catecholamines and their metabolites in patients with Down syndrome, L.I.B. Silva, M.E. Pereira, A.C. Duarte, A.M. Gomes, M.M. Pintado, H. Pinheiro,D. Moura, A.C. Freitas & T.A.P. Rocha-SantosStudy of pressure sensors placement using an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) model, L.A. Rocha, A. Sepulveda, A.J. Pontes, J.C. Viana, I.C.T. Santos & J.M.R.S. TavaresTermographic assement of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint, M. Clemente, A. Sousa, A. Silva, J. Gabriel & J.C. PinhoThe action of middle ear muscles using the finite element method, F. Gentil, C. Garbe, M. Parente, P. Martins & R. JorgeThe contribution of the scapular patterns to the amplitude of shoulder external rotation on thrower athletes, A.M. Ribeiro & A.G. PascoalInfluence of an unstable shoe on compensatory postural adjustments, A.S.P. Sousa, R. Macedo, R. Santos & J.M.R.S. TavaresThe use of muscle recruitment algorithms to better assess problems for children with gait deficiency, M. Voinescu, D.P. Soares, M.P. Castro, A.T. Marques & R.N. JorgeUsing an Infra-red sensor to measure the dynamic behavior of N2O gas escaping through different sized holes, A.P. Slade, D. Convales, J. Vorstius & G. ThomsonVisual tracking of surgical instruments, application to laparoscopy, P.J.S. Goncalves & A.M.D. GoncalvesWavelet analysis of the pupil's autonomic flow, G. Leal, P. Vieira & C. NevesWhite matter segmentation in simulated MRI images using the Channeler Ant Model, E. Fiorina
AbstractsIn-silico models as a tool for the design of medical device technologies, J.M. Garcia-Aznar, M.A. Perez, M.J. Gomez-Benito, J.A. Sanz-Herrera & E. Reina-Romo3D biomechanical model of the human hand using FEM, D.N. Rocha, R.N. Jorge & M. PinottiUsing radiobiology simulators for evaluation of 99mTc Auger electrons for targeted tumor radiotherapy, A.A.S. Tavares & J.M.R.S. TavaresTherapeutic contact lenses obtained by SCF-assisted imprinting processes:Improved drug loading/release capacity, M.E.M. Braga, M.H. Gil, H.C. de Sousa, F. Yanez, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo,A. Concheiro & C.M.M. DuarteSupercritical solvent impregnation of natural bioactive compounds in N-carboxybutyl chitosan membranes for the development of topical wound healing applications, A.M.A. Dias, I.J. Seabra, M.E.M. Braga, M.H. Gil & H.C. de SousaPotential and suitability of Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) for breath analysis, V. Vassilenko, A.M. Braganca, V. Ruzsanyi & S. SielemannPhosphonium-based ionic liquids as new Greener plasticizers for poly(vinyl chloride) biomedical applications, S. Marceneiro, A.M.A. Dias, J.F.J. Coelho, A.G.M. Ferreira, P.N. Simoes, M.E.M. Braga,H.C. de Sousa, C.M.M. Duarte, I.M. Marrucho, J.M.S.S. Esperanca & L.P.N. RebeloNew approach to bone surface reconstruction from 2.5D sonographic dataset, P. Krowicki, K. Krysztoforski, E. Swiatek-Najwer & R. BedzinskiMetal-Organic Framework as potential drug carriers against inflammation, I.B.V. Santos, T.G. da Silva & S. Alves, Jr.Knowledge based system for medical applications, C.S. Moura, P.J. Bartolo & H.A. AlmeidaIn vitro method for test and measure the accuracy of implant impression, F.J. Caramelo, P. Brito, J. Santos, A. Carvalho, G. Veiga, B. Vasconcelos, J.N. Pires & M.F. BotelhoImproving the resolution of scintigraphic images with super-resolution:Development of a dedicated device, R. Oliveira, F.J. Caramelo & N.C. FerreiraHyperbolic surfaces for scaffold design, H.A. Almeida & P.J. BartoloFinite element analysis of a three layered cartilage, D.M. Freitas, P.J. Bartolo & H.A. AlmeidaExternal breast radiotherapy treatment planning verification using advanced anthropomorphic phantoms, J.A.M. Santos, J. Lencart, A.G. Dias, L.T. Cunha, C. Relvas, A. Ramos & V.F. NetoBlood Volume Pulse peak detector with a double adaptive threshold, J. Medeiros, R. Martins, S. Palma, H. Gamboa & M. ReisBilateral study on arterial stiffness assessment by a non-invasive optical technique of Photoplethysmography, V. Vassilenko, A.C. Silva, A.M. Martin & J.G. O'NeillA biomimetic strategy to prepare silica- and silica/biopolymer-based composites for biomedical applications, R.B. Chim, M.E.M. Braga, M.M. Figueiredo, H.C. de Sousa, C.R. Ziegler & J.J. WatkinsNon-invasive biomonitoring of human health: Technical developments in breath analysis, V. Vassilenko