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Biomedical Applications of Natural Proteins - An Emerging Era in Biomedical Sciences (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Dhiraj Kumar,... Biomedical Applications of Natural Proteins - An Emerging Era in Biomedical Sciences (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Dhiraj Kumar, Rajesh R Kundapur
R1,372 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R214 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is intended as a reference guide for graduate students, postgraduate students and researchers with a basic knowledge of protein chemistry who would like to know more about the biomedical applications of natural proteins to promote healthier lives. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which explains different natural proteins and their established biomedical applications. The first chapter extensively deals with protein based natural fibers and provides an overview of all protein based fibers currently available. In turn, chapter two mainly focuses on the biomedical applications of a special class of proteins called Heat Shock Proteins; the biomedical applications of silkworm pupae proteins are dealt in chapter three. Chapter four examines an interesting use of Eri silk fibroin as a biomaterial for Tissue Engineering, while chapter five discusses the key experimental details involved in converting Tasar silk sericin into self-assembled nanoparticles. Chapter six offers brief descriptions of bioactive proteins with respect to their sources, synthesis and applications. Chapter seven is dedicated to Interleukine-8 and its role in human life, while chapter eight addresses the importance of natural proteins in infectious diseases. Chapter nine explores the issue of excess intake of dietary proteins and its adverse effects, and finally, chapter ten discusses the efficiency of drug delivery systems made up of gelatin nanocomposites. The book is above all intended as a valuable resource for students and researchers alike, sparking their curiosity with regard to the applications of natural proteins and motivating them to focus their own energies on the discovery or identification of additional natural proteins for diverse biomedical uses.

Smart Sensors and Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Youn-Long Steve Lin, Chong-Min Kyung, Hiroto Yasuura, Yongpan Liu Smart Sensors and Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Youn-Long Steve Lin, Chong-Min Kyung, Hiroto Yasuura, Yongpan Liu
R3,824 R3,074 Discovery Miles 30 740 Save R750 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes for readers technology used for effective sensing of our physical world and intelligent processing techniques for sensed information, which are essential to the success of the Internet of Things (IoTs). The authors provide a multidisciplinary view of sensor technology from MEMS, biological, chemical, and electrical domains and showcase smart sensor systems in real applications including smart home, transportation, medical, environmental, agricultural, etc. Unlike earlier books on sensors, this book provides a "global" view on smart sensors covering abstraction levels from device, circuit, systems, and algorithms.

Neurobionics - The Biomedical Engineering of Neural Prostheses (Hardcover): Robert Shepherd Neurobionics - The Biomedical Engineering of Neural Prostheses (Hardcover)
Robert Shepherd
R2,816 R1,979 Discovery Miles 19 790 Save R837 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Technological advances have greatly increased the potential for, and practicability of, using medical neurotechnologies to revolutionize how a wide array of neurological and nervous system diseases and dysfunctions are treated. These technologies have the potential to help reduce the impact of symptoms in neurological disorders such as Parkinson s Disease and depression as well as help regain lost function caused by spinal cord damage or nerve damage. Medical Neurobionics is a concise overview of the biological underpinnings of neurotechnologies, the development process for these technologies, and the practical application of these advances in clinical settings. Medical Neurobionics is divided into three sections. The first section focuses specifically on providing a sound foundational understanding of the biological mechanisms that support the development of neurotechnologies. The second section looks at the efforts being carried out to develop new and exciting bioengineering advances. The book then closes with chapters that discuss practical clinical application and explore the ethical questions that surround neurobionics. A timely work that provides readers with a useful introduction to the field, Medical Neurobionics will be an essential book for neuroscientists, neuroengineers, biomedical researchers, and industry personnel.

Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering - Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation (Hardcover): Andrew G. Webb Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering - Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation (Hardcover)
Andrew G. Webb
R1,509 Discovery Miles 15 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This accessible yet in-depth textbook describes the step-by-step processes involved in biomedical device design. Integrating microfabrication techniques, sensors and digital signal processing with key clinical applications, it covers: the measurement, amplification and digitization of physiological signals, and the removal of interfering signals; the transmission of signals from implanted sensors through the body, and the issues surrounding the powering of these sensors; networks for transferring sensitive patient data to hospitals for continuous home-monitoring systems; tests for ensuring patient safety; the cost-benefit and technological trade-offs involved in device design; and current challenges in biomedical device design. With dedicated chapters on electrocardiography, digital hearing aids and mobile health, and including numerous end-of-chapter homework problems, online solutions and additional references for extended learning, it is the ideal resource for senior undergraduate students taking courses in biomedical instrumentation and clinical technology.

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ingolf Sack, Tobias Schaeffter Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ingolf Sack, Tobias Schaeffter
R2,485 R2,276 Discovery Miles 22 760 Save R209 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a selection of essential knowledge on the image-based quantification of biophysical parameters for the purpose of clinical diagnosis. The authors regard clinical imaging scanners as physical measurement systems capable of quantifying intrinsic parameters for depiction of the constitution and biophysical properties of in vivo tissue. On the one hand, this approach supports the development of new methods of imaging highly reproducible, system-independent, and quantitative biomarkers, and these methods receive detailed attention in the book. On the other hand, the reader will also gain a deeper understanding of how physical tissue properties interact with the generation of signals in medical imaging, opening new windows on the intricate and fascinating relationship between the structure and function of living tissues. The book will be of interest to all who recognize the limitations of basing clinical diagnosis primarily on visual inspection of images and who wish to learn more about the diagnostic potential of quantitative and biophysics-based medical imaging markers and the challenges that the paucity of such markers poses for next-generation imaging technologies.

Multifunctional Gold Nanostars for Cancer Theranostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Yang Liu Multifunctional Gold Nanostars for Cancer Theranostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Yang Liu
R2,343 R2,108 Discovery Miles 21 080 Save R235 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thesis presents the development of theranostic gold nanostars (GNS) for multimodality cancer imaging and therapy. Furthermore, it demonstrates that a novel two-pronged treatment, combining immune-checkpoint inhibition and GNS-mediated photothermal nanotherapy, can not only eradicate primary treated tumors but also trigger immune responses to treat distant untreated tumors in a mouse animal model. Cancer has become a significant threat to human health with more than eight million deaths each year, and novel methods for cancer management to improve patients' overall survival are urgently needed. The developed multifunctional GNS nanoprobe with tip-enhanced plasmonics in the near-infrared region can be combined with (1) surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), (2) two-photon photoluminescence (TPL), (3) X-ray computed tomography (CT), (4) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), (5) positron emission tomography (PET), and (6) photothermal therapy (PTT) for cancer imaging and treatment. The ability of the GNS nanoprobe to detect submillimeter intracranial brain tumors was demonstrated using PET scan - a superior non-invasive imaging modality - in a mouse animal model. In addition, delayed rechallenge with repeated cancer cell injection in cured mice did not lead to new tumor formation, indicating generation of a memorized immune response to cancer. The biocompatible gold nanostars with superior capabilities for cancer imaging and treatment have great potential for translational medicine applications.

Handbook of Human Motion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Bertram Muller, Sebastian I. Wolf Handbook of Human Motion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Bertram Muller, Sebastian I. Wolf; Volume editing by Gert-Peter Brueggemann, Zhigang Deng, Andrew McIntosh, …
R24,030 R21,228 Discovery Miles 212 280 Save R2,802 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Handbook of Human Motion is a large cross-disciplinary reference work which covers the many interlinked facets of the science and technology of human motion and its measurement. Individual chapters cover fundamental principles and technological developments, the state-of-the-art and consider applications across four broad and interconnected fields; medicine, sport, forensics and animation. The huge strides in technological advancement made over the past century make it possible to measure motion with unprecedented precision, but also lead to new challenges. This work introduces the many different approaches and systems used in motion capture, including IR and ultrasound, mechanical systems and video, plus some emerging techniques. The large variety of techniques used for the study of motion science in medicine can make analysis a complicated process, but extremely effective for the treatment of the patient when well utilised. The handbook descri bes how motion capture techniques are applied in medicine, and shows how the resulting analysis can help in diagnosis and treatment. A closely related field, sports science involves a combination of in-depth medical knowledge and detailed understanding of performance and training techniques, and motion capture can play an extremely important role in linking these disciplines. The handbook considers which technologies are most appropriate in specific circumstances, how they are applied and how this can help prevent injury and improve sporting performance. The application of motion capture in forensic science and security is reviewed, with chapters dedicated to specific areas including employment law, injury analysis, criminal activity and motion/facial recognition. And in the final area of application, the book describes how novel motion capture techniques have been designed specifically to aid the creation of increasingly realistic animation within films and v ideo games, with Lord of the Rings and Avatar just two examples. Chapters will provide an overview of the bespoke motion capture techniques developed for animation, how these have influenced advances in film and game design, and the links to behavioural studies, both in humans and in robotics. Comprising a cross-referenced compendium of different techniques and applications across a broad field, the Handbook of Human Motion provides the reader with a detailed reference and simultaneously a source of inspiration for future work. The book will be of use to students, researchers, engineers and others working in any field relevant to human motion capture.

Orthopedic Biomaterials - Advances and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Bingyun Li, Thomas Webster Orthopedic Biomaterials - Advances and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Bingyun Li, Thomas Webster
R3,343 R2,978 Discovery Miles 29 780 Save R365 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book covers the latest advances, applications, and challenges in orthopedic biomaterials. Topics covered include materials for orthopedic applications, including nanomaterials, biomimetic materials, calcium phosphates, polymers, biodegradable metals, bone grafts/implants, and biomaterial-mediated drug delivery. Absorbable orthopedic biomaterials and challenges related to orthopedic biomaterials are covered in detail. This is an ideal book for graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and professionals working with orthopedic biomaterials and tissue engineering. This book also: Describes biodegradable metals for orthopedic applications, such as Zn-based medical implants Thoroughly covers various materials for orthopedic applications, including absorbable orthopedic biomaterials with a focus on polymers Details the state-of-the-art research on orthopedic nanomaterials and nanotechnology

Quantitative Models for Microscopic to Macroscopic Biological Macromolecules and Tissues (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Luis... Quantitative Models for Microscopic to Macroscopic Biological Macromolecules and Tissues (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Luis Olivares-Quiroz, Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio
R3,127 R2,814 Discovery Miles 28 140 Save R313 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents cutting-edge research on the use of physical and mathematical formalisms to model and quantitatively analyze biological phenomena ranging from microscopic to macroscopic systems. The systems discussed in this compilation cover protein folding pathways, gene regulation in prostate cancer, quorum sensing in bacteria to mathematical and physical descriptions to analyze anomalous diffusion in patchy environments and the physical mechanisms that drive active motion in large sets of particles, both fundamental descriptions that can be applied to different phenomena in biology. All chapters are written by well-known experts on their respective research fields with a vast amount of scientific discussion and references in order the interested reader can pursue a further reading. Given these features, we consider Quantitative Models for Microscopic to Macroscopic Biological Macromolecules and Tissues as an excellent and up-to-date resource and reference for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and junior researchers interested in the latest developments at the intersection of physics, mathematics, molecular biology, and computational sciences. Such research field, without hesitation, is one of the most interesting, challenging and active of this century and the next.

Bone Adaptation - In Silico Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Taiji Adachi Bone Adaptation - In Silico Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Taiji Adachi
R2,438 R2,177 Discovery Miles 21 770 Save R261 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on the systems biomechanics of bone remodeling that provide a multiscale platform for bone adaptation, spanning the cellular, tissue, and organ levels. The mathematical model explained in each section provides concrete examples of in silico approaches for bone adaptation. It will be immensely useful for readers interested in bone morphology and metabolism and will serve as an effective bridge connecting mechanics, cellular and molecular biology, and medical sciences. These in silico approaches towards exploring the mechanisms by which the functioning of dynamic living systems is established and maintained have potential for facilitating the efforts of graduate students and young researchers pioneering new frontiers of biomechanics.

Micro/Nano Cell and Molecular Sensors (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Ping Wang, Chunsheng Wu, Ning Hu, K. Jimmy Hsia Micro/Nano Cell and Molecular Sensors (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Ping Wang, Chunsheng Wu, Ning Hu, K. Jimmy Hsia
R3,383 R2,890 Discovery Miles 28 900 Save R493 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on cell- and molecule-based biosensors using micro/nano devices as transducers. After providing basic information on micro/nano cell- and molecule-based biosensors, it introduces readers to the basic structures and properties of micro/nano materials and their applications. The topics covered provide a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in micro/nano cell- and molecule-based biosensors as well as their future development trends, ensuring the book will be of great interest to the interdisciplinary community active in this area: researchers, engineers, biologists, medical scientists, and all those whose work involves related interdisciplinary research and applications. Dr. Ping Wang is a Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Chunsheng Wu is a Professor in Medical School at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Dr. Ning Hu is an Assistant researcher in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Zhejiang University and a Postdoctoral researcher in Medical School at Harvard University, Boston, USA. Dr. K. Jimmy Hsia is a Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

Electrokinetically-Driven Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Hardcover): Hsueh-Chia Chang, Leslie Y. Yeo Electrokinetically-Driven Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Hardcover)
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Leslie Y. Yeo
R2,183 R2,042 Discovery Miles 20 420 Save R141 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Electrokinetics is currently the mechanism of choice for fluid actuation and bioparticle manipulation at microscale and nanoscale dimensions. There has recently been widespread interest in the use of AC electric fields, given the many advantages it offers over DC electrokinetics. Nevertheless, a fundamental understanding of the governing mechanisms underlying the complex and nonlinear physicochemical hydrodynamics associated with these systems is required before practical microfluidic and nanofluidic devices can be engineered. This text aims to provide a comprehensive treatise on both classical equilibrium electrokinetic phenomena as well as the more recent non-equilibrium phenomena associated with both DC and AC electrokinetics in the context of their application to the design of microfluidic and nanofluidic technology. In particular, Leslie Yeo and Hsueh-Chia Chang discuss the linear and nonlinear theories underlying electroosmosis, electrophoresis, and dielectrophoresis pertaining to electrolytes as well as dielectric systems. Interfacial electrokinetic phenomena such as electrospraying, electrospinning, and electrowetting are also discussed.

The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements (Hardcover, New): J.A. McGeough The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements (Hardcover, New)
J.A. McGeough
R1,982 R1,399 Discovery Miles 13 990 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Since the major pioneering of joint replacement surgery more than fifty years ago, much research and progress has been made in the field of arthroplasty with new insights into better materials, types of cement and bone-cell compatible coatings, and a better understanding of the causes of implant failure. With an increasingly ageing population the requirement for arthroplastic surgery is manifest; over 800,000 hips worldwide are replaced each year, and replacement surgery is performed for almost every joint of the body.

"The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements" covers the design, engineering, production and manufacture of human joint replacements, as well as associated engineering concerns such as surface coatings, orthopedic bone cement, the causes and effects of wear and tear, and rapid prototyping for clinical evaluation. Materials evaluation and selection is discussed, as well as production processes and insertion methods. The author provides an overview of skeletal anatomy and the effects of pain and deterioration in order to put the engineering principles into a medical context. Examples of joint replacements for the most common regions of the body are included, and aspects of clinical studies of these cases are discussed.

Key Features:

- Provides an overview of the engineering materials and processes involved in the manufacture of human joint replacements- Sets the scene for engineers and clinicians embarking on research into joint replacements- Includes clinical and industrial examples and points the way to future developments- Provides information on medical device companies with an engineering guide to the requirements for joint replacement

"The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements" bridges the divide between engineering and orthopaedic surgery, offering an introductory text to young engineers entering the field, as well as a reference for medical staff who will benefit from an understanding of the materials and methods used in their design, engineering and manufacture.

Bioinformatics Algorithms - Design and Implementation in Python (Paperback): Miguel Rocha, Pedro G. Ferreira Bioinformatics Algorithms - Design and Implementation in Python (Paperback)
Miguel Rocha, Pedro G. Ferreira
R2,213 R2,054 Discovery Miles 20 540 Save R159 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bioinformatics Algorithms: Design and Implementation in Python provides a comprehensive book on many of the most important bioinformatics problems, putting forward the best algorithms and showing how to implement them. The book focuses on the use of the Python programming language and its algorithms, which is quickly becoming the most popular language in the bioinformatics field. Readers will find the tools they need to improve their knowledge and skills with regard to algorithm development and implementation, and will also uncover prototypes of bioinformatics applications that demonstrate the main principles underlying real world applications.

Fundamentals of Biomechanics - Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2017): Nihat Ozkaya, David Goldsheyder,... Fundamentals of Biomechanics - Equilibrium, Motion, and Deformation (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2017)
Nihat Ozkaya, David Goldsheyder, Margareta Nordin
R1,514 Discovery Miles 15 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This textbook integrates the classic fields of mechanics-statics, dynamics, and strength of materials-using examples from biology and medicine. The book is excellent for teaching either undergraduates in biomedical engineering programs or health care professionals studying biomechanics at the graduate level. Extensively revised from a successful third edition, Fundamentals of Biomechanics features a wealth of clear illustrations, numerous worked examples, and many problem sets. The book provides the quantitative perspective missing from more descriptive texts, without requiring an advanced background in mathematics. It will be welcomed for use in courses such as biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation and industrial engineering, and occupational or sports medicine. This book: Introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and methods that must be understood to begin the study of biomechanics Reinforces basic principles of biomechanics with repetitive exercises in class and homework assignments given throughout the textbook Includes over 100 new problem sets with solutions and illustrations

Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation - The Technology of Patient Care (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Barbara Christe Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation - The Technology of Patient Care (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Barbara Christe
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fully updated second edition provides readers with all they need to understand the use of medical technology in patient care. Incorporating the most recent changes in healthcare, regulations, Standards, and technology, coverage is expanded to include new chapters on device testing, with a particular emphasis on safety inspections, and the interface of medical technology with the electronic medical record. A wide variety of medical instrumentation is discussed, focusing on device types and classifications, and including individual manufacturers as examples. It is designed for readers with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, as well as electronic concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, impedance, analog and digital signals, and sensors. Additional documents and solutions to end-of-chapter questions accompany the book online, providing biomedical engineering technicians with the resources and tools they need to become knowledgeable and effective members of the patient care team.

Nanogels for Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Arti Vashist Nanogels for Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Arti Vashist; Contributions by Arti Vashist; Edited by Ajeet Kumar Kaushik; Contributions by Anujit Ghosal; Edited by Sharif Ahmad; Contributions by …
R3,830 Discovery Miles 38 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nanogel-based systems have gained tremendous attention due to their diverse range of applications in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biosensors, orthopaedics, wound healing and drug delivery. Nanogels for Biomedical Applications provides a comprehensive overview of nanogels and their use in nanomedicine. The book starts with the synthesis, methods and characterization techniques for nanogel-based smart materials followed by individual chapters demonstrating the different uses of the materials. Applications covered include anticancer therapy, tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, tissue engineering, gene delivery and targeted drug delivery. The book will appeal to biologists, chemists, and nanotechnologists interested in translation research for personalized nanomedicine for health care.

Integrated Microsystems - Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology (Hardcover): Krzysztof Iniewski Integrated Microsystems - Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology (Hardcover)
Krzysztof Iniewski
R4,468 Discovery Miles 44 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As rapid technological developments occur in electronics, photonics, mechanics, chemistry, and biology, the demand for portable, lightweight integrated microsystems is relentless. These devices are getting exponentially smaller, increasingly used in everything from video games, hearing aids, and pacemakers to more intricate biomedical engineering and military applications.

Edited by Kris Iniewski, a revolutionary in the field of advanced semiconductor materials, Integrated Microsystems: Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology focuses on techniques for optimized design and fabrication of these intelligent miniaturized devices and systems. Composed of contributions from experts in academia and industry around the world, this reference covers processes compatible with CMOS integrated circuits, which combine computation, communications, sensing, and actuation capabilities.

Light on math and physics, with a greater emphasis on microsystem design and configuration and electrical engineering, this book is organized in three sections-Microelectronics and Biosystems, Photonics and Imaging, and Biotechnology and MEMs. It addresses key topics, including physical and chemical sensing, imaging, smart actuation, and data fusion and management. Using tables, figures, and equations to help illustrate concepts, contributors examine and explain the potential of emerging applications for areas including biology, nanotechnology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and photonics.

Modeling Transport Phenomena in Porous Media with Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Malay K. Das, Partha P. Mukherjee, K.... Modeling Transport Phenomena in Porous Media with Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Malay K. Das, Partha P. Mukherjee, K. Muralidhar
R3,578 R2,828 Discovery Miles 28 280 Save R750 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is an ensemble of six major chapters, an introduction, and a closure on modeling transport phenomena in porous media with applications. Two of the six chapters explain the underlying theories, whereas the rest focus on new applications. Porous media transport is essentially a multi-scale process. Accordingly, the related theory described in the second and third chapters covers both continuum- and meso-scale phenomena. Examining the continuum formulation imparts rigor to the empirical porous media models, while the mesoscopic model focuses on the physical processes within the pores. Porous media models are discussed in the context of a few important engineering applications. These include biomedical problems, gas hydrate reservoirs, regenerators, and fuel cells. The discussion reveals the strengths and weaknesses of existing models as well as future research directions.

Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems (Hardcover): Sumeet Dua, Rajendra Acharya U. Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems (Hardcover)
Sumeet Dua, Rajendra Acharya U.
R2,141 Discovery Miles 21 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Data mining can help pinpoint hidden information in medical data and accurately differentiate pathological from normal data. It can help to extract hidden features from patient groups and disease states and can aid in automated decision making. Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems provides an in-depth examination of the biomedical and clinical applications of data mining. It supplies examples of frequently encountered heterogeneous data modalities and details the applicability of data mining approaches used to address the computational challenges in analyzing complex data. The book details feature extraction techniques and covers several critical feature descriptors. As machine learning is employed in many diagnostic applications, it covers the fundamentals, evaluation measures, and challenges of supervised and unsupervised learning methods. Both feature extraction and supervised learning are discussed as they apply to seizure-related patterns in epilepsy patients. Other specific disorders are also examined with regard to the value of data mining for refining clinical diagnoses, including depression and recurring migraines. The diagnosis and grading of the world's fourth most serious health threat, depression, and analysis of acoustic properties that can distinguish depressed speech from normal are also described. Although a migraine is a complex neurological disorder, the text demonstrates how metabonomics can be effectively applied to clinical practice. The authors review alignment-based clustering approaches, techniques for automatic analysis of biofilm images, and applications of medical text mining, including text classification applied to medical reports. The identification and classification of two life-threatening heart abnormalities, arrhythmia and ischemia, are addressed, and a unique segmentation method for mining a 3-D imaging biomarker, exemplified by evaluation of osteoarthritis, is also presented. Given the widespread deployment of complex biomedical systems, the authors discuss system-engineering principles in a proposal for a design of reliable systems. This comprehensive volume demonstrates the broad scope of uses for data mining and includes detailed strategies and methodologies for analyzing data from biomedical images, signals, and systems.

Biomedical Sensors and Instruments (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Tatsuo Tagawa, Toshiyo Tamura, P. Ake Oberg Biomedical Sensors and Instruments (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Tatsuo Tagawa, Toshiyo Tamura, P. Ake Oberg
R2,775 Discovery Miles 27 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The living body is a difficult object to measure: accurate measurements of physiological signals require sensors and instruments capable of high specificity and selectivity that do not interfere with the systems under study. As a result, detailed knowledge of sensor and instrument properties is required to be able to select the "best" sensor from one of the many designed to meet these challenges. From the underlying principles to practical applications, this updated edition of Biomedical Sensors and Instruments provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the various kinds of biomedical sensors. The book presents state-of-the-art discussions of sensors for the measurements of pressure, flow, motion, temperature, heat flow, evaporation, biopotential, biomagnetism, and chemical quantities.

Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Anwar Sunna, Andrew Care,... Peptides and Peptide-based Biomaterials and their Biomedical Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Anwar Sunna, Andrew Care, Peter L Bergquist
R4,193 R3,391 Discovery Miles 33 910 Save R802 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Solid-binding peptides have been used increasingly as molecular building blocks in nanobiotechnology as they can direct the assembly and functionalisation of a diverse range of materials and have the ability to regulate the synthesis of nanoparticles and complex nanostructures. Nanostructured materials such as ss-sheet fibril-forming peptides and -helical coiled coil systems have displayed many useful properties including stimulus-responsiveness, modularity and multi-functionality, providing potential technological applications in tissue engineering, antimicrobials, drug delivery and nanoscale electronics. The current situation with respect to self-assembling peptides and bioactive matrices for regenerative medicine are reviewed, as well as peptide-target modeling and an examination of future prospects for peptides in these areas.

Biomedical Microsystems (Hardcover): Ellis Meng Biomedical Microsystems (Hardcover)
Ellis Meng
R1,852 Discovery Miles 18 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Poised to dramatically impact human health, biomedical microsystems (bioMEMS) technologies incorporate various aspects from materials science, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering. Reflecting the highly interdisciplinary nature of this area, Biomedical Microsystems covers the fundamentals of miniaturization, biomaterials, microfabrication, and nanotechnology, along with relevant applications.

Written by an active researcher who was recently named one of Technology Review's Young Innovators Under 35, the book begins with an introduction to the benefits of miniaturization. It then introduces materials, fabrication technology, and the necessary components of all bioMEMS. The author also covers fundamental principles and building blocks, including microfluidic concepts, lab-on-a-chip systems, and sensing and detection methods. The final chapters explore several important applications of bioMEMS, such as microdialysis, catheter-based sensors, MEMS implants, neural probes, and tissue engineering.

For readers with a limited background in MEMS and bioMEMS, this book provides a practical introduction to the technology used to make these devices, the principles that govern their operation, and examples of their application. It offers a starting point for understanding advanced topics and encourages readers to begin to formulate their own ideas about the design of novel bioMEMS. A solutions manual is available for instructors who want to convert this reference to classroom use.

Health Technology Development and Use - From Practice-Bound Imagination to Evolving Impacts (Hardcover): Sampsa Hyysalo Health Technology Development and Use - From Practice-Bound Imagination to Evolving Impacts (Hardcover)
Sampsa Hyysalo
R2,554 Discovery Miles 25 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How do development and use of new technology relate? How can users contribute to innovation? This volume is the first to study these questions by following particular technologies over several product launches in detail. It examines the emergence of inventive ideas about future technology and uses, how these are developed into products and embedded in health care practices, and how the form and impact of these technologies then evolves through several rounds of design and deployment across different types of organizations.

Examining these processes through three case studies of health care innovations, these studies reveal a blind spot in extant research on development-use relations. The majority of studies have examined shorter 'episodes' moments within particular design projects, implementation processes, usability evaluations, and human-machine interactions. Studies with longer time-frames have resorted to a relatively coarse 'grain-size' of analysis and hence lost sight of how the interchange is actually done. As a result there are no social science, information systems, or management texts which comprehensively or adequately address:

how different moments, sites and modes of shaping new technology determine the evolution of new technology;

the detailed mechanisms of learning, interaction, and domination between different actors and technology during these drawn out processes; and

the relationship of technology projects and the professional practices and social imaginations that are associated in technology development, evaluation, and usage.

The "biographies of technologies and practices" approach to new technology advanced in this volume offers us urgent new insight to core empirical and theoretical questions about how and where development projects gain their representations of future use and users, how usage is actually designed, how users' requests and modifications affect designs, and what kind of learning takes place between developers and users in different phases of innovation-all crucial to our understanding and ability to advance new health technology, and innovation more generally.

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Gary E. Wnek, Gary L. Bowlin Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Gary E. Wnek, Gary L. Bowlin
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Written by more than 400 subject experts representing diverse academic and applied domains, this multidisciplinary resource surveys the vanguard of biomaterials and biomedical engineering technologies utilizing biomaterials that lead to quality-of-life improvements. Building on traditional engineering principles, it serves to bridge advances in materials science, life sciences, nanotechnology, and cell biology to innovations in solving medical problems with applications in tissue engineering, prosthetics, drug delivery, biosensors, and medical devices. In nearly 300 entries, this four-volume Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition covers: essential topics integral to tissue engineering research: bioreactors, scaffolding materials and fabrication, tissue mechanics, cellular interaction, and development of major tissues and organs being attempted by researchers worldwide artificial lungs and muscles, bio-artificial livers, and corneal, dental, inner ear, and total hip implants tissue engineering of blood vessels, heart valves, ligaments, microvascular networks, skeletal muscle, and skin bone remodeling, bone cement, and bioabsorbable bone plates and screws controlled drug delivery, insulin delivery, and transdermal and ocular implant-based drug delivery endovascular stent grafts, vascular grafts, and xenografts 3-D medical imaging, electrical impedance imaging, and intravascular ultrasound biomedical, protein adsorption, and in vivo cardiovascular modeling polymer foams, biofunctional and conductive polymers, and electroactive polymeric materials blood-material interactions, the bone-implant interface, host reactions, and foreign body responses and much more Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

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