Department of Cybernetics
and Biomedical Engineering

Science and research

Biomedical Engineering Systems XIII

Agency: SGS
Project code: SP2017/161
Project solver: prof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Beginning: 2017
End: 2017

The project is a follow-up to the research activities carried out in previous years within the framework of internal grants of Biomedical Engineering Systems. Therefore, the research team has sufficient experience with the implementation and quality outputs of projects of this type. The project's solvers were always PhD students and promising students of the Master's program, who realized their dissertation, diploma theses within these projects. The project also makes use of the cooperation of persons from other faculties of VŠB-TUO, as the problems solved extend beyond their problems to other specializations in solving this scientific research activity. As part of a project sponsored by a doctoral supervisor doc. Ing. Markem Penhakrem, Ph.D. there are created working groups that solve partial tasks of the project, which are made up of one doctoral student or employee in the position of group leader, or an employee in charge of the group leader, younger doctoral students as solver and last but not least students as solvers of partial project problems. The project clearly leads to the upbringing of promising R & D workers from the analysis of specific problems, through proposals for solution and realization to presentation of outputs according to the current published methodology of R & D MEYS. At the same time in this project we want to employ postdocs (Therefore, Grepl, Kijonka) who will significantly contribute to the achievement of high-quality R & D results. The evidence of the quality of the submitted project is that in the previous years the current scientific and research problems were always solved based on practice. This is also evidence of a project where over 33 publications were published in the past year, including twelve in impacted journals, 21 at ISI WOK and SCOPUS conferences. The results of the solution were subsequently transformed into the Protection of Intellectual Property in 2016, where two patents are filed in the Czech Republic. Overall, the project exceeded the expected results of the project according to the record of science and research of the MEYS methodology. In the project 100% only workers with non-zero performance participate in the RIV 2011. In 2016, the team created 486 RIV points. The following tasks will be solved in the course of the project: 1.Inertial sensors II for biomechanical applications - Within the project, a solution for monitored home rehabilitation will be realized using standard rehabilitation aids equipped with inertial sensors. The system will include both new hardware solutions for accurate measurement of the movement of new rehabilitation aids, as well as software applications in the form of rehabilitation games implemented in embedded systems or miniature PCs. Another part of the project is walking analysis using only one inertial sensor and data analysis using quaternions. 2.Digitalization of Ophthalmic Exercises II - The project deals with digitization of diagnostic methods in ophthalmology as well as digitization of HW trainer for rehabilitation of ocular disorders in children and adults. Within the project, SW algorithms for digitization of individual exercises (Lancaster's canvas, training and deepening stereoscopy, visual acuity assessment, central resolution skills, etc.) will be designed to be used for testing at the ophthalmology clinic. In the next step, a web application will be implemented, which will allow the rehabilitation of patients in the home environment based on the above mentioned algorithms. Additionally, an EDC application for clinical data recording will be implemented to allow easy management of users, patients, and used techniques, as well as the subsequent efficient processing of recorded data. 3.VectoCariography IV - Modern methods of processing, sharing, and evaluation of electrophysiological data aim at designing a vector cardiograph with the Franz cable and data recording software. 4.BioSensation IV - The subject of the research will be new possibilities of electrochemical materials usable for measuring and stimulation of biological objects and objectification of the effects of measurement also with use for CT and MRI imaging techniques.