In the twenty-first century, applications in medicine and engineering must acquire greater safety and flexibility if they are to yield better products at higher efficiency. To this end, complex science and technology must be integrated in medicine and engineering. Complex medical engineering (CME) is a new field that merges medical science and technology, and includes biomedical robotics and biomechatronics, complex virtual technology in medicine, information and communication technology in medicine, complex technology in rehabilitation, cognitive neuroscience and technology, and complex bioinformatics. Experts from academia, industry, and government research laboratories who have pioneered CME ideas and technologies describe its concept and research approach and discuss related hardware and software, science and technology, and medicine and engineering. This book will be invaluable to scientists, researchers, and graduates in the emerging field of CME.
An important book on a new and emerging field
Includes contributions from experts in academia, industry, and government research laboratories
Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics.- Improving the Performance of a Traveling Wave Micropump for Fluid Transport in Micro Total Analysis Systems.- Vision-based Tactile Sensor for Endoscopy.- 6-DOF Manipulator-based Novel Type of Support System for Biomedical Applications.- The Development of a New Kind of Underwater Walking Robot.- Mid-Infrared Robotic Laser Surgery System in Neurosurgery.- Development of a Compact Automatic Focusing System for a Neurosurgical Laser Instrument.- Non-invasive Monitoring of Arterial Wall Impedance.- Complex Virtual Technology in Medicine.- Advanced Volume Visualization for Interactive Extraction and Physics-based Modeling of Volume Data.- Development of a Prosthetic Walking Training System for Lower Extremity Amputees.- Electrophysiological Heart Simulator Equipped with Sketchy 3-D Modeling.- Three-dimensional Display System of Individual Mandibular Movement.- Robotic System for Less Invasive Abdominal Surgery.- Information and Communication Technology in Medicine.- Attribute Selection Measures with Possibility and Their Application to Classifying MRSA from MSSA.- A Virtual Schooling System for Hospitalized Children.- Using Computational Intelligence Methods in a Web-Based Drug Safety Information Community.- Analysis of Hospital Management Data using Generalized Linear Model.- Data Mining Approach on Clinical/Pharmaceutical Information accumulated in the Drug Safety Information Community.- Clinical Decision Support based on Mobile Telecommunication Systems.- Web Intelligence Meets Immunology.- Complex Technology in Rehabilitation.- Hand Movement Compensation on Visual Target Tracking for Patients with Movement Disorders.- Approach Motion Generation of the Self-Aided Manipulator for Bed-ridden Patients.- Lower-limb Joint Torque and Position Controls by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).- Pattern Recognition of EEG Signals During Right and Left Motor Imagery.- A Hierarchical Interaction in Musical Ensemble Performance: Analysis of 1-bar Rhythm and Respiration Rhythm.- Comparison of the Reaction Time Measurement System for Evaluating Robot Assisted Activities.- Cognitive Neuroscience and Technology.- Influence of Interhemispheric Interactions on Paretic Hand Movement in Chronic Subcortical Stroke.- BOLD Contrast fMRI as a Tool for Imaging Neuroscience.- What can be Observed from Functional Neuroimaging?.- Human Brain Atlases in Education, Research and Clinical Applications.- Deploying Chinese Visible Human Data on Anatomical Exploration: From Western Medicine to Chinese Acupuncture.- MEG Single-event Analysis: Networks for Normal Brain Function and Their Changes in Schizophrenia.- MEG and Complex Systems.- MEG Source Localization under Multiple Constraints: An Extended Bayesian Framework.- Differential Contribution of Early Visual Areas to Perception of Contextual Effects: fMRI Studies.- Brain-machine Interface to Detect Real Dynamics of Neuronal Assemblies in the Working Brain.- Prism-adaptation Therapy for Unilateral Neglect: from the Facts to a Bottom-up Explanatory Model.- Somatosensory Processing in the Postcentral, Intraparietal and Parietal Opercular Cortical Regions.- Predicting Motor Intention.- Cortical Field Potentials and Cognitive Functions.- FMRI Studies on Passively Listening to Words, Nonsense Words, and Separated KANAs of Japanese.- Interpretation of Increases in Deoxy-Hb during Functional Activation.- Probing the Plasticity of the Brain with TMS.- Time Series of Awake Background EEG Generated by a Model Reflecting the EEG Report.- Event-related Changes in the Spontaneous Brain Activity during 3D Perception from Random-dot Motion.- Effects of Electric or Magnetic Brain Stimulation on Cortical and Subcortical Neural Functions in Rats.- Event-related Potentials and Stimulus Repetition in Explicit and Implicit Memory Tasks.- Multichannel Surface EMGs to Assess Function of Spinal Anterior Horn Cells.- Cortical Processing of Sound in Patients with Sensorineural Hearing Loss.- Efficacy of the Levodopa on Frontal Lobe Dysfunction in Patients with de Novo Parkinson’s Disease; A Study Using the Event-related Potential.- Complex Bioinformatics.- A Wireless Integrated Immunosensor.- Dynamics of Cortical Neurons and Spike Timing Variability.- Can Newtonian Mechanics Aid in the Development of Brain Science?: A Challenge to Bernstein’s Degrees-of-Freedom Problem.- Novel Registration Method for DSA Images Based on Thin-plate Spline.- Development of a Simulator of Cardiac Function Estimation for before and after Left Ventricular Plasty Surgery.