Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications

Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications

Jinglong Wu (Okayama University, Japan)
Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 472
ISBN13: 9781466621138|ISBN10: 1466621133|EISBN13: 9781466621145|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2113-8

Description

New developments in medical technology have paved the way for the ongoing studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. Their different but interconnected aspects of science and technology seek to provide new solutions for difficult healthcare problems and impact the future of the quality of life.

Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications brings together researchers and practitioners, including medical doctors and health professionals, to provide an overview of the studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. This book aims to be a reference for researchers in the related field aiming to bring benefits to their own research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomechatronics and Healthcare
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Biomedical Robotics for Healthcare
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare
  • Cognitive Science and Healthcare
  • EEG/ERP Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare
  • Imaging Cognitive Neuroscience and Healthcare
  • Mental Health
  • Sustainable Materials and Techniques in Healthcare
  • Technology in Rehabilitation

Reviews and Testimonials

Engineers, medical doctors, health professionals, and neuroscientists, and computer and information scientists explore applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics, and other engineering tools to cognitive neuroscience, which investigate the neural mechanics of mental processes. Among their topics are motion control of omni-directional walker for walking support, cross-modal interactions in visual competition, the effects of the fixation cue in inhibition of return, self-body recognition and its impairment, language processing in the human brain of literate and illiterate subjects, evaluating olfactory impairment in Parkinson's disease using near-infrared spectroscopy, neural mechanisms of audiovisual integration in integrated processing for verbal perception and spatial factors, and speed-accuracy tradeoff models of target-based and trajectory-based movements.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jinglong Wu was born in Jiutai, China, on August 8, 1958. He received a B.S. from Jilin Vocational Teachers College, China, and M.S. from Kyoto University, Japan, both in electrical engineering, in 1984 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in electric engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1994. He was an assistant professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan, from 1994 to 1997, a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University, from 1997 to 1999. From 1999, he was an associate professor, and from 2002, he was a full professor in the Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan. Since 2008, he has been Professor and Laboratory Head, Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan. His current research interests are biomedical engineering, cognitive neuroscience, ergonomics and human science. Dr. Wu received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Joint International Conference on Neural Network in 1993 and the SICE Best Paper Award in 2000. In 2003, he received the Gennai Grand Prize, Ozaki Foundation, Japan.