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Modeling the Behavior of Phased Arrays in Brain Tissue: Application to Deep Brain Stimulation

V. Valente[1], A. Demosthenous[1], and R. Bayford[2]

[1]Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, United Kingdom
[2]Department of Natural Sciences, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic tool used for a number of neurological disorders including chronic pain, incontinence and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. DBS consists of the low-frequency stimulation of an area of the brain, known as basal ganglia. The stimulation is provided by clinical implant, consisting of a pulse generator and an electrode lead ...

Theoretical and Experimental Validation of Micro Hot Embossing on Polymeric Substrates

F. Lai [1], N. K. Shivaprakash [1], J. Zhang [1], A. Panwar [1], J. Mead [1], C. Barry [1], Q. Truong [2],
[1] University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
[2] US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA, USA

Micro hot embossing on a large area polymeric substrates using roll-to-roll (R2R) mode has been considered as one of the most promising technologies that can offer continuous fabrication of large area polymeric substrates. Besides continuous operation, roll-to-roll (R2R) process offers advantages such as low forming load and higher replication accuracy. Consequently, R2R embossed polymeric ...

Finite Element Analysis of Microscale Luminescent Glucose Sensors in the Skin Dermis

S. Ali[1], and M. McShane[1]
[1]Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University-College Station, Texas, USA

With the rising predominance of diabetes, successful management of blood glucose levels is increasingly important. Key efforts have focused on the development of optical microscale glucose sensing systems based on the encapsulation of glucose oxidase within microspheres coated with polyelectrolyte multilayer nanofilms. A two-substrate mathematical model of microscale optical glucose sensors in ...

Growth and Remodelling of Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms

A. Di Carlo[1], V. Sansalone[2], A. Tatone[3], and V. Varano[1]
[1]Modelling and Simulation Lab, Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
[2]Laboratoire de Mécanique Physique, Université Paris Est, Paris, France
[3]DISAT, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

We present a mechanical model a growing spherical shell suitable for predicting the evolution of a Saccular Cerebral Artery Aneurysms (SCAA). It relies basically on the Kröner-Lee decomposition, used to describe the interplay between the current and the relaxed configuration of body elements. Rupture or stabilization of a SCAA are the end effect of a number of biological mechanisms, still poorly ...

Simulating Organogenesis in COMSOL: Towards Efficient 3D Simulations of Organogenesis

D. Barac [1], Z. Karimadini [1], R. Croce [1], D. Iber [1]
[1] Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland

One of the major challenges in biology concerns the integration of data across length and time scales into a consistent framework: how do macroscopic properties and functionalities arise from the molecular regulatory networks ­ and how do they evolve? A deeper understanding of morphogenesis and organogenesis in particular is required to advance tissue engineering. Recent advancements in 3D ...

Thin Membrane Modelling for the Electrical Stimulation of Auditory Nerve

A. Grünbaum[1], S. Petersen[1], H.W. Pau[2], and U. van Rienen[1]

[1]IEF funded by DFG Research Training Group 1505/1 Welisa, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
[2]Otolaryngology “Otto Körner”, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Modeling of 2-5 μm thin membranes into a cochlea with a width of 2 cm is computationally. The paper is focused on two approximative methods used to overcome this problem and in addition a simple model challenging of a plate capacitor with a thin membrane of different thickness in-between is presented. The results of simulations with both thin layer approximation methods are compared with ...

Image Based-Mesh Generation for Realistic Simulation of theTranscranial Current Stimulation

R. Said[1], R. Cotton[1], P. Young[1], A. Datta[2], M. Elwassif[2] , and M. Bikson[2]
[1] Simpleware Ltd, Exeter, Devon, UK
[2] Department of Biomedical Eng., The City College of New York, New York, NY, USA

This paper will discuss the comprehensive solution adopted for converting the 3D digital/medical images directly into the computational model. The workflow using Simpleware Software – ScanIP and + ScanFE – will be illustrated including the option for directly exporting fully compatible models to COMSOL Multiphysics. The extra functionality that allows introduction, positioning and ...

Evaluation of Performance of Enzymatic Biofuel Cells with Microelectrode Arrays Inside a Blood Artery via Finite Element Approach

C. Wang[1], Y. Song[1]
[1]Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Enzymatic biofuel cells (EBFCs) are considered as a promising candidate for powering miniature implantable devices. In order to predict the performance in the human blood artery, we simulated a 3D EBFC chip with highly dense micro-electrode arrays. In this simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics®, we applied the 1) Michaelis Menten equation; 2) Nernst potential equation; 3) Navier Strokes velocity, ...

Development of an Oxygen-Conserving Mask for Pediatric Patients in Low-Resource Settings

D. Gasperino [1]
[1] Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, Bellevue, WA, USA

Worldwide, the leading cause of mortality in children is acute respiratory infection, primarily associated with pneumonia. One of the essential tools used to treat life-threatening hypoxemia due to pneumonia is the appropriate use of supplemental oxygen. While oxygen therapy is essential for many aspects of case management in hospitals and large clinics, many such health facilities have no ...

Effect of Duty Cycle Variation on Acoustic Pressure Field Simulation in an Ultrasound Bioreactor - new

A. Rahimi [1], J. Crapps [1], N. Case [1]
[1] Biomedical Engineering, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Daily application of a low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) regimen has been shown to have positive effects on bone fracture healing. Although LIPUS treatment can induce cellular responses supporting bone repair, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Further in vitro experiments are needed to investigate the bioeffects of the US pulsed protocol under well-controlled conditions in ...

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