This book presents novel and advanced technologies for medical sciences in order to solidify knowledge in the related fields and define their key stakeholders.
The fifteen papers included in this book were written by invited experts of international stature and address important technologies for medical sciences, including: computational modeling and simulation, image processing and analysis, medical imaging, human motion and posture, tissue engineering, design and development medical devices, and mechanic biology.
Different applications are treated in such diverse fields as biomechanical studies, prosthesis and orthosis, medical diagnosis, sport, and virtual reality.
This book is of interest to researchers, students and manufacturers from a wide range of disciplines related to bioengineering, biomechanics, computational mechanics, computational vision, human motion, mathematics, medical devices, medical image, medicine and physics.
Preface.- In-silico models as a tool for the design of specific treatments: applications in bone regeneration, by Esther Reina-Romo, María José Gómez-Benito, Libardo Andrés González-Torres, Jaime Domínguez, José Manuel García-Aznar.- Contact finite element with surface tension adhesion, by Rudolf A P Hellmuth, Raul G Lima.- Biomechanical characterization and modelisation of natural and alloplastic human temporomandibular joint, by Mesnard Michel, Ramos Antonio.- Blood flow simulation and applications, by Luisa Costa Sousa, Catarina F. Castro, and Carlos Conceição António.- Measuring biomechanics of the vision process, sensory fusion and image observation features, by Jaroslav Dušek, Tomáš Jindra.- Motion correction in conventional nuclear medicine imaging, by Francisco J Caramelo, Nuno C. Ferreira.- OCT noise despeckling using 3D nonlinear complex diffusion filter, by C. Maduro, P. Serranho, T. Santos, P. Rodrigues, J. Cunha-Vaz, R. Bernardes.- Using an Infra-red sensor to measure the dynamic behaviour of N2O gas escaping through different sized holes, by Alan Slade, Jan Vorstiu, Daniel Gonçalves, Gareth Thomson.- Plantar Pressure Assessment - A new tool for postural instability diagnosis in Multiple Sclerosis, by João M.C.S. Abrantes, Luis F.F. Santos.- Recent progress in studying the human foot, by V. C. Pinto, M. A. Marques, M. A. P. Vaz.- The scapular contribution to the amplitude of shoulder external rotation on throwing athletes, by Andrea Ribeiro, Augusto Gil Pascoal, Nuno Morais.- Supercritical solvent impregnation of natural bioactive compounds in N-carboxybutylchitosan and Agarose membranes for the development of topical wound healing applications, by A. M. A. Dias, M. E. M. Braga, I. J. Seabra, H. C. de Sousa.- Improving post-EVAR surveillance with a smart stent-graft, by Isa C.T. Santos, Alexandra T. Sepulveda, Júlio C. Viana, António J. Pontes, Brian L. Wardle, S. M. Sampaio, R. Roncon-Albuquerque, João Manuel R.S. Tavares, L.A. Rocha.- Synergic multidisciplinary interactions for design and development of medical devices, by Ricardo Simoes.- A process-albegra model of the cell mechanics of autoreactive lymphocytes recruitment, by Paola Lecca.