R. L. Spilker
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA
In this presentation, we study the modeling of physiology and muscoskeletal biomechanics using COMSOL. The outline for the presentation is in particular: Why is COMSOL particularly powerful for modeling physiology? Modeling soft tissues like cartilage Optimization to determine soft tissue properties Modeling of moving loads in the TMJ Robust 3D models from imaging data Model of primary ...
J. F. Hansen ,
 Thoratec Corporation, CA, USA
When an electronic device is worn for extended periods, possibly in direct contact with human skin, heat must be safely transferred away from the device, without exceeding standards and regulatory temperature limits on the skin and on the exposed surfaces of the device. Heat transfer is dominated by convective heat transfer to the surrounding air (possibly trapped air under clothing), and by ...
A.-M. El Guamra , D. Bühlmann , F. Moreillon , L. Vansteenkiste , P. Büchler , A. Stahel , P. Passeraub ,
 HES-SO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Delémont, Switzerland
 Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
 Bern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology, Bern, Switzerland
Introduction: This study describes a thin and low-cost capacitive pressure sensor in touch mode (TM) for monitoring fluid pressure from 0 to 40kPa in fluidic chambers with Luer fittings for medical applications. TM provides good linearity, large measuring range and large overload protection . The choice of a thin polymer membrane as sensitive element with printed circular electrodes reduces ...
Comparing Isotropic and Anisotropic Brain Conductivity Modeling: Planning Optimal Depth-Electrode Placement in White Matter for Direct Stimulation Therapy in an Epileptic Circuit
L. C. Zaragoza, B. Hondorp, M. A. Rossi
ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
The goal of our work was to calculate a patient-specific brain conductivity map for predicting the extent to which direct stimulation therapy can strategically propagate through pathological white matter. Our laboratory developed isotropic and anisotropic human brain finite element method (FEM) models derived from SPGR magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), ...
A. Dwivedi , G. Khanna ,
 NIT Hamirpur, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
This work describes the design and optimization of three prototypes of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) capacitive accelerometer-based middle ear microphone. The microphone is intended for middle ear hearing aids as well as future fully implantable cochlear prosthesis. The analysis is done using COMSOL Multiphysics®. The maximum applied acceleration was considered 1g. Human temporal bones ...
A. R. Hambarde , R. M. Patrikar ,
 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Microelectromechanical coupled resonating arrays are being used for detecting biological and chemical analytes through mass sensing. Such arrays of perfectly identical resonators can be considered as periodic, ordered, non-localized systems. The change in the eigen parameters of the system upon mass or stiffness perturbation is a measure of the amount of perturbation. An attempt has been made in ...
P. Priya , B. D. Pant ,
 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
 CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
In this paper, a free membrane is used as a receiver to increase the capacitance and therefore the resolution of the flow meter. For the current application, from the wavelength of sound wave in soft tissue (c= 1540 m/s) the resolution was calculated to be 0.48 mm. This gives the first Eigen frequency of the capacitive structure according to which the poly silicon membrane was designed. After ...
J.G. Pieters, R. ElGamal, F. Ronsse
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Ghent, Belgium
CFD simulations were carried out to predict the convective heat and mass transfer coefficients in the rice bed, and correlations were developed for the convective heat and mass transfer coefficients as a function of drying air flow rate. The developed correlations were used to extend the model developed by ElGamal et al. (2013) for thin-layer rice drying to volumetric heat and mass transfer in a ...
Design and Simulation of a Microscale Magnetophoretic Device for the Separation of Nucleated Fetal Red Blood Cells from Maternal Blood
G. Schiavone, D.M. Kavanagh, and M.P.Y Desmulliez
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
MIcroSystems Engineering Centre, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Intense research has been carried out into methods that aim at harvesting fetal cells from maternal blood as substitutes to amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. This work focuses on the separation of fetal nucleated red blood cells from the maternal circulation based on their intrinsic magnetic properties. The design and simulation of a magnetophoretic separator is described, as it will ...
Heat Transfer and Phase Transformation on Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) of Biocompatible Thin Layers
E. Lacatus, G.C. Alecu, M.A. Sopronyi, A. Tudor
POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
INFLPR -National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania
Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE) technique is used for the deposition of high quality biocompatible polymer thin films. During the deposition process the temperature of the laser target should be kept below 193K to assure the proper quality of both evaporation and deposition phases of the process. On a first approach COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to describe and analyze the ...