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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[1], B. Hondorp[2], M. A. Rossi[3]
[1]ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
[2]Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
[3]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), ...

Elucidating the Mechanism Governing Particle Alignment and Movement by DEP

G. Zhang [1], Y. Zhao [1], J. Brcka [2], J. Faguet [2],
[1] Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
[2] Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

We have simulated alignment and movement of multiple particles under Dielectrophoresis (DEP) using the Particle Tracing Module in COMSOL Multiphysics® software with particle-particle interaction taken into consideration. We are able to do efficient modeling for both 2D and 3D cases. With this work, we are able to shed important insights into the process of pearl chain formation, antenna-like ...

Multiphysics Modeling of Swelling Gels

A. Lucantonio[1], P. Nardinocchi[1], L. Teresi[2]
[1]Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
[2]LaMS - Modelling & Simulation Lab, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy

Polymer gels belong to the realm of soft active materials as they are capable of responding to a non-mechanical stimulus – the permeation of a solvent – with a mechanical action – a volume change, thanks to the coupling between different physics. This mechanism of coupling can be exploited in a wide range of applications, including biomedical devices, making crucial the understanding of the ...

Analysis of Magnetically-coupled Human Body Communications

S. A. Rocke [1], Daniel Ringis [1], Jeevan Persad [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

Human body communications (HBC) uses the human body as a transmission medium to connect sensors and actuators in, on or in close proximity to the human body. The HBC approach offers tremendous potential for the design and implementation of emerging personalized healthcare systems, as well as security, and multimedia communications applications [1]. Currently two HBC mechanisms have been ...

Simulation of Diffuse Optical Tomography using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. A. M. Kirmani [1] , L. Velmanickam [1], D. Nawarathna [1], S. S. Sherif [2], I. T. Lima Jr. [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

We show that COMSOL Multiphysics® software can efficiently simulate the diffusion equation (DE) in diffusive optical tomography systems. Using our implementation, we simulate a frequency domain diffusive optical tomography system two order of magnitude faster than the standard Monte Carlo method of light transport in tissues. This model can be used in the design and optimization of diffusive ...

Pushability Model of a Microcatheter for Intravascular Procedures

M. Miliani[1], F. Piccagli[1]
[1]Medtronic Invatec S.p.A., Roncadelle, BS, Italy

During peripheral intravascular interventions one of the main issues is the correct deployment of the guidewire (GW) to the anatomical site which has to be treated, often supported by a microcatheter. There is a trade-off between the microcatheter flexibility and its push-ability to be able to reach the anatomical site. The catheter design has been defined with 2 transition zones. A parametric ...

Computational Analysis on Commercially Available Stent Designs

K. Basu[1], P. Ghosh[2], S. Bhattacharjee[2], S. Das [2], A. Chanda[1]
[1]School of Bio Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
[2]Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Cardiovascular disease has become a major healthcare problem. To tackle this along with bypass surgery, the use of the cardiovascular stent is considered promising and effective. In this study, we aim to find the effectiveness of stent deployments and their influence on haemodynamics post their deployment in human arteries. For the study we have reconstructed single units of two commercially ...

CMUT Based Free Membrane Intra-Cardiac Volumetric Blood Flow-Meter

P. Priya [1], B. D. Pant [2],
[1] Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
[2] 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 ...

Determination of Mechanic Resistance of Osseous Element Through Finite Element Modeling

E. Isaza[1], E. Salazar[1], L. Florez[1]
[1]Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

The consequences of hip fracture and femoral fracture are widely known. The mechanical strength of the femur varies in every person, but it is possible to predict the mechanical resistance with parameters like density, dimensions and mineral content. This paper uses different models and empirical studies to determine the mechanical properties of the human femur, developing isotropic and ...

Modeling and Simulation of Drug Release through Polymer Matrices - new

V. Runkana[1], A. Pareek[1], P. Arora[2]
[1]Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, Maharashtra, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Limited drug efficacy, undesirable temporal changes in drug concentration and patient non-compliance due to frequent dosing schedule have given impetus to design of controlled drug release systems [1]. Biodegradable polymers due to their favorable and tunable properties and biocompatibility have found widespread use in the field of controlled drug delivery [2]. Exploratory in vitro experiments ...