Therapeutic Engineering (TE) is a cutting-edge domain in today’s era of medical technology research. Through engineering algorithms that provide technological solutions, it aims to elevate the quality of life of disabled individuals. Advances in Therapeutic Engineering describes various therapeutic processes and mechanisms currently applied to the field of healthcare in a range of areas, including mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and mental health and cognition.
The book explores research and advances in the areas of hand-eye coordination, motor function, the biomechanics of lower limbs, and treatment of spinal diseases and neural plasticity. It discusses electrical stimulation methodologies for improving human gait. It also examines prosthetic devices and assistive technology, induction heater-based treatment, and inclusive user modelling and simulation. Additional chapters cover automated asthma detection using clinico–spirometric information, computer-aided diagnostic modules for malaria screening, and various data mining techniques that have been developed and successfully implemented in healthcare management. The contributors also examine semantic interoperability issues in e-health systems and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs)
Ranging from prosthetics to sensory substitution and medical robotics, the book will prove enlightening to researchers and practitioners in a host of disciplines who want to understand the recent advances achieved globally in the field of therapeutic engineering.
Development of a Human Spine Simulation System; Ian Gibson, Bhat Nikhil Jagdish, Khatereh Hajizedah, Hyunh Kim Tho, Huang Mengjie, and Chevanthie Dissanayake
Training and Measuring the Hand–Eye Coordination Capability of Mentally Ill Patients; Chun-Siong Lee and Chee-Kong Chui
Rehabilitation of Lower Limbs Based on Functional Electrical Stimulation Systems; W. D. Liu, K. Y. Zhu, and Yong Xiao
Functional Reorganisation of Cerebral Cortex and Rehabilitation; Masaharu Maruishi
Evaluation of Physical Functions for Fall Prevention among the Elderly; Kazuhiko Yamashita and Shuichi Ino
Human-Friendly Actuator Using Metal Hydride for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Systems; Mitsuru Sato and Shuichi Ino
Eye Movement Input Device Designed to Help Maintain Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients; Tomoya Miyasaka, Masanori Shoji, and Toshiaki Tanaka
Body Awareness in Prosthetic Hands; Alejandro Hernández-Arieta and Dana D. Damian
A Study on Subthreshold Stimulation for Daily Functional Electrical Stimulation Training; Baoping Yuan, Jose David Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Ino Shuichi, and Wenwei Yu
An fMRI Analysis of Prosthetic Hand Rehabilitation Using a Brain–Machine Interface; Hiroshi Yokoi, Keita Sato, Souichiro Morishita, Tatuhiro Nakamura, Ryu Kato, Tatsuya Umeda, Hidenori Watanabe, Yukio Nishimura, Tadashi Isa, Katsunori Ikoma, Tamaki Miyamoto, and Osamu Yamamura
Design of an Induction Heating Unit Used in Hyperthermia Treatment; Doia Sinha, Pradip Kumar Sadhu, and Nitai Pal
Assistive Technology: From the Perspective of Rehabilitation Medicine; Kavitha Raja and Saumen Gupta
Inclusive User Modelling and Simulation; Pradipta Biswas
Semantic Interoperability of e-Health Systems Using Dialogue-Based Mapping of Ontologies in Diabetes Management; Pronab Ganguly
Clinical Decision Support Systems in Mental Health: Rehabilitation Other Way Round; Subhagata Chattopadhyay, Ramananda Mallya K.,U. Rajendra Acharya, and Teik-Cheng Lim
Engineering Interventions to Improve Impaired Gait: A Review; Sanchita Agarwal, Anas Zainul Abidin, Subhagata Chattopadhyay, and Rajendra U. Acharya
Electrical Stimulation Devices for Cerebral Palsy: Design Considerations, Therapeutic Effects, and Future Directions; Bikas K. Arya, Subramanya K., Manjunatha Mahadevappa, and Ratnesh Kumar
Bayesian Approach to Automated Detection of Asthma Using Clinical and Spirometric Information; Dev Kumar Das, Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya, and Chandan Chakraborty
Textural Pattern Classification of Microscopic Images for Malaria Screening; Dev Kumar Das, Asok Kumar Maiti, and Chandan Chakraborty
Review of Data Mining Methods with Applications for Rehabilitation Engineering, Human Factors, and Diagnostics; Teik-Cheng Lim and U. Rajendra Acharya
U. Rajendra Acharya is a visiting faculty member at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. His major research interests are in biomedical signal processing, bioimaging, data mining, visualization, and biophysics for better healthcare design, delivery, and therapy.
Teik-Cheng Limis a head of program at SIM University (UniSIM). His research interests include auxetic materials, solid mechanics, biomechanics and mathematical chemistry.
Wenwei Yuis a professor in the Department of Medical System Engineering, School of Engineering at Chiba University in Japan. His major research interests are in neuroprosthetics, rehabilitation robotics, motor control, and biomedical signal processing.
Subhagata Chattopadhyayis active as a healthcare informatics professional. His principal research fields are medical informatics, clinical decision support systems, rehabilitation engineering, and e-health.