Volume 9, 2020

The journal’s articles are listed here in date order, with the most recently published article appearing first.

Spatially Controllable Region Growing for Segmenting Heart Chambers
Segmentation of computed tomography (CT) images has provided promising methods of constructing precise 3-dimensional heart models. However, the process is labor intensive, because ...
Takashi Ijiri, Shogo Tsuruoka, Hiryu Kamoshita, Akira Hirabayashi, Shin Inada, Isao Shiraishi, Ken-ichi Kurosaki, Kazuo Nakazawa
Vol. 9 (2020) p.172-180
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Mechanism of Electrical Defibrillation: Current Status and Future Perspective
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is currently a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD). To cure VF, electrical defibrillation is the only therapy. However, strong energy is require...
Nitaro Shibata, Shin Inada, Kazuo Nakazawa, Naoki Tomii, Masatoshi Yamazaki, Hiroshi Seno, Haruo Honjo, Ichiro Sakuma
Vol. 9 (2020) p.125-137
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Development of Capacitive Sensor for Diaper Absorption Volume
The number of people requiring care in Japan has increased with the increase in number of people aged 65 or more. Thus, the production of disposable diapers for the elderly is also...
Shujiro Konno, Juhyon Kim, Kazuki Nakajima
Vol. 9 (2020) p.106-111
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Dynamics of Stimulus Selectivity in Inferotemporal Neurons
Neuroscientists usually investigate stimulus selectivity by using a stimulus set and identifying the stimulus that evokes the largest electrophysiological responses averaged over a...
Lulin Dai, Jun-ya Okamura, Gang Wang
Vol. 9 (2020) p.93-99
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Optimum Sterilization Methods of Biocompatible Hybrid Material for Artificial Organs
We previously reported the development of a new hybrid medical material comprising bio-based materials with high biocompatibility and artificial materials with characteristics of e...
Yusuke Inoue, Ayaka Tashiro, Yukino Kawase, Takashi Isoyama, Itsuro Saito, Toshiya Ono, Shintaro Hara, Kohei Ishii, Terumi Yurimoto, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Akihiro Yamada, Tomoyuki Yambe, Yusuke Abe
Vol. 9 (2020) p.83-92
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Performance Improvement of Automated Melanoma Diagnosis System by Data Augmentation
Color information is an important tool for diagnosing melanoma. In this study, we used a hyperspectral imager (HSI), which can measure color information in detail, to develop an au...
Kana Kato, Mitsutaka Nemoto, Yuichi Kimura, Yoshio Kiyohara, Hiroshi Koga, Naoya Yamazaki, Gustav Christensen, Christian Ingvar, Kari Nielsen, Atsushi Nakamura, Takayuki Sota, Takashi Nagaoka
Vol. 9 (2020) p.62-70
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Measurement of Micro-Strain in Nail Caused by Pulse Wave
The micro-strains of a fingernail and toenail caused by pulse wave were measured by a conventional strain measuring method using a biaxial strain gauge. The strain fluctuations of ...
Kohei Ishii, Itsuro Saito, Junya Fujii, Yusuke Oga, Shizuki Nakai, Sota Iima, Nobuaki Hiraoka
Vol. 9 (2020) p.31-34
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