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Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms Design and Applications

Edited By Pietro Salvo, Miguel Hernandez-Silveira Copyright 2016
    284 Pages 28 Color & 102 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    284 Pages 28 Color & 102 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    284 Pages 28 Color & 102 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms: Design and Applications provides a state-of-the-art overview of the key steps in the development of wireless medical systems, from biochips to brain–computer interfaces and beyond. The book also examines some of the most advanced algorithms and data processing in the field.

    Addressing the latest challenges and solutions related to the medical needs, electronic design, advanced materials chemistry, wireless body sensor networks, and technologies suitable for wireless medical devices, the text:

    • Investigates the technological and manufacturing issues associated with the development of wireless medical devices
    • Introduces the techniques and strategies that can optimize the performances of algorithms for medical applications and provide robust results in terms of data reliability
    • Includes a variety of practical examples and case studies relevant to engineers, medical doctors, chemists, and biologists

    Wireless Medical Systems and Algorithms: Design and Applications not only highlights new technologies for the continuous surveillance of patient health conditions, but also shows how disciplines such as chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine are merging to produce a new class of smart devices capable of managing and monitoring a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities.


    Advances on Technologies for Implantable Bioelectronics
    Saul Rodriguez, Sha Tao, and Ana Rusu

    Low-Temperature Microassembly Methods and Integration Technique for Biomedical Applications
    S. Stoukatch

    Lab on a Cellphone
    Ahmet F. Coskun, Hongying Zhu, Onur Mudanyali, and Aydogan Ozcan

    A Wireless Intraoral Tongue–Computer Interface
    Hangue Park and Maysam Ghovanloo

    Energy-Efficient Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Wake-Up Receiver Usage
    Heikki Karvonen and Juha Petäjäjärvi


    Framework for Biomedical Algorithm Design
    Su-Shin Ang and Miguel Hernandez-Silveira

    Cooperative Data Fusion for Advanced Monitoring and Assessment in Healthcare Infrastructures
    Vasileios Tsoutsouras, Sotirios Xydis, and Dimitrios Soudris

    Energy-Efficient High Data Rate Transmitter for Biomedical Applications
    Chun-Huat Heng and Yuan Gao

    Toward BCIs Out of the Lab: The Impact of Motion Artifacts on Brain–Computer Interface Performance
    Ana Matran-Fernandez, Davide Valeriani, and Riccardo Poli

    An Advanced Insulin Bolus Calculator for Type 1 Diabetes
    Peter Pesl, Pau Herrero, Monika Reddy, Maria Xenou, Nick Oliver, and Pantelis Georgiou


    Pietro Salvo received his M.Sc. in electronics engineering and his Ph.D. in automation, robotics, and bioengineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. He has been a graduate student in the Electronics Research Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; a research associate at the Institute for the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage, National Council of Research, Florence, Italy; and a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST), Ghent University, Belgium. Presently, he is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy.

    Miguel Hernandez-Silveira received his B.Eng. (honours) in computer/electronic engineering from the Universidad Fermín Toro, Barquisimeto, Venezuela and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering – functional electrical stimulation from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. He served as researcher/lecturer and director of the Bioengineering Research Group at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, San Cristóbal, Venezuela before joining Sensium Healthcare, Abingdon, UK (a division of the Toumaz Group), where he is currently the Head of Biomedical Technology. Widely published, Dr. Hernandez-Silveira holds four patents in the UK, and he is also a visiting researcher in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

    "This 10-chapter text provides a sampling of discourses on the current state of the art in several areas of wireless medical system development and related algorithm developments. Five chapters cover topics in technologies and manufacturing, five cover areas of algorithms and data processing. Twenty-eight authors were involved in these chapters, the text is one of a series edited by K. Iniewski titled Devices, Circuits and Systems. This text is a specialty text, a familiarity with the subject matter and acronyms is necessary to fully appreciate the content of most of the material presented.

    Overall, this text should be a good current reference source for persons looking at potential developments involving technologically current areas of work in wireless medical device development. Each of the chapters are well-written, succinct, and well referenced."
    — Paul H. King, Vanderbilt University

    "This book gives an overview of recent and proposed advancements in the field of wireless medical systems. It is an emerging and rapidly expanding field, and this book does a good job of introducing the reader to the different aspects of developing such systems, be it developing the hardware or the algorithms on which the systems are based. The book is a good mechanism for increasing exposure in the area for beginners and also interested readers."
    IEEE Wireless Communications, August 2016