Biomedical Signals and Sensors I: Linking Physiological Phenomena and Biosignals

This two-volume set focuses on the interface between physiologic mechanisms and diagnostic human engineering. Today numerous biomedical sensors are commonplace in clinical practice. The registered biosignals reflect mostly vital physiologic phenomena. In order to adequately apply biomedical sensors and reasonably interpret the corresponding biosignals, a proper understanding of the involved physio

Applications of Synchrotron Radiation: Micro Beams in Cell Micro Biology and Medicine

This book demonstrates the applications of synchrotron radiation in certain aspects of cell microbiology, specifically non-destructive elemental analyses, chemical-state analyses and imaging (distribution) of the elements within a cell. The basics for understanding and applications of synchrotron radiation are also described to make the contents more easily understood for a wide group of researche

Artificial Sight: Basic Research, Biomedical Engineering, and Clinical Advances

This book describes advances in implantable neural stimulation technology to restore partial sight to people who are blind from retinal degnerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retintis pigmentosa. Many scientific, engineering, and surgical challenges must be surmounted before widespread practical applications can be realized. The book summarizes the state of research and

Physics of the Human Body free ebook

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Physics of the Human Body

This book comprehensively addresses the physical and engineering aspects of human physiology by using and building on first-year college physics and mathematics. It is the most comprehensive book on the physics of the human body, and the only book also providing theoretical background. The book is geared to undergraduates interested in physics, medical applications of physics, quantitative physiol

Biomaterials: A Tantalus Experience free ebook

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Biomaterials: A Tantalus Experience

Replacement of a failing hip joint or other defective organs in the human body by artificial ‘spare parts has significantly improved our quality of life. These spare parts have to meet a wide spectrum of mechanical, chemical and design requirements. In this book, the properties and selection of materials for such `spare parts are deduced from case studies at the start of each chapter. Hard tissue

Biomimetic Membranes for Sensor and Separation Applications

This book addresses the possibilities and challenges in mimicking biological membranes and creating membrane-based sensor and separation devices. Recent advances in developing biomimetic membranes for technological applications will be presented with focus on the use of integral membrane protein mediated transport for sensing and separation. It describes the fundamentals of biosensing as well as s

Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems free ebook

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Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

Since the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity, ionizing radiations have been widely applied in medicine both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The risks associated with radiation exposure and handling led to the parallel development of the field of radiation protection. Pioneering experiments done by Sanche and co-workers in 2000 showed that low-energy secondary electrons, which are abun

Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View free ebook

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Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View

The papers collected in this hugely useful volume cover the principle physical and biological aspects of radiation therapy and in addition, address practical clinical considerations in the planning and delivering of that therapy. The importance of the assessment of uncertainties is emphasized. Topics include an overview of the physics of the interactions of radiation with matter and the definition

Biological Imaging and Sensing free ebook

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Biological Imaging and Sensing

An excellent survey of and introduction to new methods of biological imaging and sensing, particularly related to biomedical measurements and controls. The main topics discussed include: cell imaging, multiphoton microscopy for biomedical studies, molecular imaging, infrared imaging, biomedical magnetic imaging, and microscopy with laser-trapped particles. The book also deals with nanosurgery with