BN5209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing AY12/13

BN5209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing Semester 2, 2012/2013 SCHEDULE Time period: 15-Jan-13 To 10-May-13 Lecture Time: Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (SINAPSE) Thursday: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (SINAPSE) Syllabus Week 1: Mon 14 Jan – Fri 18 Jan 2013 Introduction to the Course and Introduction to Neurosciences, Neurophysiology (Quiz) Week 2: Mon 21 Jan – Fri 25 Jan … Continue reading

BN5209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing (10/11)

Course information from IVLE – Integrated Virtual Learning Environment Module Code BN5209 (2010/2011 Semester 2) Module Title NEUROSENSORS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING Description This module teaches students the electrical and magnetic field of the human brain in relation to the brain activities and methods for sensing the electrical and magnetic field of human brain in relation to brain activities. Major topics include: … Continue reading

BN2203 Introduction to Bioengineering Design

Course information from IVLE – Integrated Virtual Learning Environment Module Code BN2203 Module Title Introduction to Bioengineering Design Description This module introduces the students to the basic elements for design of medical devices through a hands-on design project performed in teams. Examples of engineering analysis and design are applied to representative topics in bioengineering, such as biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biotechnology, and … Continue reading

Planning and Navigation for Percutaneous Ablations

Project Goals Two challenges are mostly clinical concerns in tumor ablation — the size of the tumor and accessibility to the probes. Multiple overlapping ablations need to be planned to cover irregular and oversize tumors through a series of single probe ablations. In the meantime, the planned ablations should be accessible by the needle-based probe and should avoid critical healthy … Continue reading

3D Ultrasound Tracking and Servoing of Tubular Surgical Robots

Collaborators: [Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Lab of Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, USA] [Philips Research] Abstract Ultrasound imaging is a useful modality for guiding minimally invasive interventions due to its portability and safety. In cardiac surgery, for example, real-time 3D ultrasound imaging is being investigated for guiding repairs of complex defects inside the beating heart. Substantial difficulty can arise, however, … Continue reading

Surgical Tracking System for Laparoscopic Surgery

Collaborators: ERC-CISST, LCSR Lab of Johns Hopkins University, USA Fraunhofer Germany (FhG) Laparoscopic surgery poses a challenging problem for a real-time intra-body navigation system: how to keep tracking the surgical instruments inside the human body intra-operatively. This project aims to develop surgical tracking technology that is accurate, robust against environmental disturbances, and does not require line-of-sight. The current approach is … Continue reading

Biomedical Application of Wireless Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

We study a typical heterogeneous network, a Wireless Biomedical Sensor Network (WBSN), as it consists of various types of biosensors to monitor different physiological parameters. WBSN will help to enhance medical services with its unique advantages in long-term monitoring, easy network deployment, wireless connections, and ambulatory capabilities. The network protocol plays an important role in carrying out the medical and … Continue reading

Automated tracking of pallets in warehouses based on asymmetric ultrasound observation models

We consider the use of wireless sensor networks to automatically track “perceptive pallets” of materials in ware-houses for the purpose of monitoring volumetric and spatial constraints. A combination of radio frequency and ultrasound chirping produces position estimates that are noisy and prone to error. To address this, we measure and characterize the ultrasound response from standard “Cricket” wireless sensor motes … Continue reading