Final Program37th Annual International Conference of the IEEEEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society25 – 29 August 2015Milano, ItalyConference ChairsSergio CeruttiPaolo BonatoProgram ChairsNigel LovellLuca Mainardi,Indexed in PubMed and MEDLINE Products of the United States NationalLibrary of Medicine

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Table of ContentsPartnership Acknowledgements . ivWelcome . vGeneral Information . viiiStudent and EMB Society Activities . ixOrganizing Committee . xiProgram Themes and Chairs . xivMinisymposia, Invited & Special Sessions . xviConference Editorial Board . xxiiiEditor’s Note . xxxivKeynote Lectures .xxxvSpecial Symposium on Grand Challenges onBrain Research in Europe & USA . xlviSpecial Symposium on Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering . xlviiDaily Program . xlviiiSession Code Explanation . lxixProgram in Chronological Order . 1EMBS Awards & EMBC Student Paper Competition Finalists . 149IEEE Fellows . 159IEEE EMB Conference Call for Papers . 154Author Index . 163Advertisements . 241MiCo Floorplans . 243iii

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President’s WELCOME MESSAGEAndrew Laine2015-2016 EMBS [email protected] is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEEEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Our Annual Conference (known as EMBC) is apremier international conference in biomedical engineering, and has been strategically held in differentlocations around the world, including Chicago, Osaka, San Diego, Boston, Buenos Aires, Minneapolis,Vancouver, Lyon, New York, and Shanghai over the last 10 years.This year’s meeting is being held in Italy, in the wonderful city of Milan, with the theme “BiomedicalEngineering: A bridge to improve the quality of health care and the quality of life.” Under the leadership ofDrs. Sergio Cerutti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA(Conference Chairs) and Nigel Lovell with the University of New South Wales, Australia and LucaMainardi with Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Program Chairs) the organizing committee has developed anexciting inter-disciplinary program. This program includes tutorial courses offering; panel sessions discussingimportant biomedical engineering issues with academic researchers, clinicians, and research and developmentengineers; and lunchtime sessions to further promote students into the field of biomedical engineering. Theorganizers have also successfully recruited an all-star roster of keynote speakers, who are leaders and pioneerswithin their respective fields from around the world.The continued growth of our meeting is an indication of its high quality and impact. This year, we receivedover 3,800 submissions. All the submitted contributed papers were subject to peer review by the EMBSConference Editorial Board (CEB), consisting of an international panel of experts, covering all areas ofbiomedical engineering. Special thanks go to, Jim Patton, Editor-in-Chief of the CEB, all the editors andreviewers of the CEB, and all the staff of the EMBS Executive Office (Laura Wolf, Jessica Lotito, and JaniceSandler) for their outstanding service and contributions toward making this meeting possible.EMBS continues to strive to provide a unique, effective platform for biomedical engineers to publish,present their research, network with industry, and to advance their professional careers. The next two EMBSAnnual Conferences will be held in Orlando, Florida (August, 2016) and Jeju Island, South Korea (July,2017). We look forward to your participation at theses and other EMBS future conferences(, welcome to EMBC’15. I appreciate your participation and hope you will find this meeting bothintellectually stimulating / rewarding and enjoyable.v

Welcome Message from the Organizing CommitteeOn behalf of the EMBC’15 Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 37th AnnualInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society to be held at the MiCoCenter, Milano Congressi Center, Milano, Italy, August 25th -29th , 2015. EMBC is one of the world’s largestand most comprehensive technical conferences with focus on biomedical engineering and its medicalapplications. Under the overall theme of “Biomedical Engineering: a Bridge to Improve the Quality ofHealth Care and the Quality of Life”, EMBC’15 covers a wide range of topics, from cutting-edge biomedicaland healthcare technology to biomedical education, from clinical applications of bioengineering technologiesto new approaches to achieve and maintain a “wellness” status by relying upon mobile health systems. TheConference is organized into 12 thematic areas: Biomedical signal processingBiomedical imaging and image processingBioinstrumentation, biosensors, and bio-micro/nano technologiesBioinformatics & computational biology, systems biology, and modeling methodologiesCardiovascular and respiratory systems engineeringNeural engineering and rehabilitation engineeringTissue engineering and biomaterialsBiomechanics and bioroboticsTherapeutic systems, devices & technologies, and clinical engineeringHealthcare information systems, and telemedicineBiomedical engineering educationTechnologies for active ageing and wellbeingThe scientific program of the Conference will start on August 26th following one day of workshops andtutorials. The first two invited keynote lectures will be delivered on August 26th. The first will be given by DrRichard Frackowiak, Director of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Head of Service of Neurology,CHUV University Hospital and Ecole Politechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, on thetopic: “Human Brain Project - the Challenge for Medicine”. This keynote lecture will be followed by a secondkeynote lecture given by Dr Kamil Ugurbil, Director of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research(CMRR), McKnight Presidential Chair Professor, Departments of Radiology, Neurosciences and Medicine,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, on the topic: “The Challenge of Understanding Human BrainFunction: The Role of Imaging in the BRAIN Project”. It will be a unique opportunity to hearing from twooutstanding scientists with focus on brain research their view on the philosophy and motivations underlyingthe two most important public funding initiatives dedicated to brain research in the USA and Europe,respectively. These lectures will be followed by a mini-symposium with the participation of discussants andthe keynote speakers. During the same day (August 26th), another outstanding lecture will be delivered byDr. Domenico Laurenza, bgC3, Kirkland-Seattle, USA and Museo Galileo, Firenze, Italy, on the veryoriginal topic of “Machines and Microcosms. Leonardo on the Human Body”. The lecture will offer considerationson Leonardo da Vinci, as an artist and a scientist. The following day of the Conference (August 27th) will bemarked by three keynote lectures that will be given by Dr Serge Bernasconi, Chief Executive Officer MedTech Europe, Eucomed, EDMA, Brussels, Belgium, on the topic: “The new requirements to fully leverage thefull value of the medical device industry for patients, health care professionals and health care systems”, by Dr ClaudioCobelli, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, on the topic: “Artificialvi

pancreas: models, signals and control” and by Dr Viola Vogel, Director of the Laboratory of AppliedMechanobiology, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on the topic:“Mechanical aspects in the fight of immune cells with bacterial infections”. During the third day of the Conference(August 28th), Dr Peter Wintlev-Jensen, Deputy Head of Unit, Digital Social Platforms, DG CONNECT,European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, will give a keynote lecture on the topic: “EU strategy on ICT forageing well” and Dr Andrew D. McCulloch, Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine, University ofCalifornia, San Diego, CA, USA, will give a keynote lecture on the topic: “Multi-scale image-based modeling of thefailing heart: from cell to patient”. The last day of the Conference (August29th) will be marked by two outstandingkeynote lectures that will be given by Dr Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, on the topic:“Bionics engineering: achievements and challenges” and by Dr Elisabeth Worthey, Director of GenomicInformatics, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA,on the topic: “Transformation of big data into clinically actionable knowledge: supporting the personalized medicinerevolution”. In addition to these high-profile keynote lectures, EMBC’15 will also feature minisymposia,invited sessions, oral and poster sessions, educational sessions for students & young professionals, andexhibitions in over 170 sessions.We hope that you will be able to attend many of these exciting presentations and have stimulating discussions with yourinternational colleagues, while enjoying the beautiful city of Milano, considered by the New York Times in 2015 as the bestplace to visit in the world. Among other things that you might consider visiting in Milano, we would like to bring to yourattention the World Exposition (Expo2015) dedicated to the Themes of “Feeding the Planet & Energy for Life”. We hopethat you will find the time to visit the Expo2015 and many other beautiful sites in Milano.We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the organizing committee, all theauthors, all the reviewers, and all the local volunteers for their effort and valuable support to makeEMBC’15 a reality. Special thanks go to the EMBS staff (Jessica Lotito, Janice Sandler, Laura Wolf andLukrecija LeLong -MCE) for their outstanding service.Once again, welcome to EMBC’15 and welcome to Milano!Sergio CeruttiConference ChairPaolo BonatoConference ChairNigel LovellProgram ChairviiLuca T MainardiProgram Chair

General Conference InformationRegistrationRegistration is located in the Level 1- South Wing Registration area of the MiCo Center and will be open Tuesday, 25th Augustthrough Saturday, 29th August. Staff will be able to assist you during the following time schedule.TuesdayWednesdayThursday & FridaySaturday07:00 – 17:0007:00 – 20:3007:30 – 18:0007:00 – 12:00Attendees must wear their badges at all times to gain access to the conference.Tickets for companions can be purchased at the registration desk. Tickets must be purchased for companions to enter anysocial event.ExhibitsExhibits will be located in the Gold room at the MiCo Center. Exhibits will be open Wednesday, 26th August through Friday,28th August.Wednesday – Friday09:00 – 17:00Exhibitor Set-UpTuesday, 25th August10:00 – 17:00Exhibitor Tear-DownFriday, 28th August17:00 – 19:00Internet CaféInternet access will be available Tuesday – Friday, 08:00 – 19:00 and Saturday 08:00 – 12:00 in the Amber Foyer of the MiCoCenter. Sessions are limited to 10 minutes.WiFiWill be available through-out the EMBC meeting space & Exhibit Hall for the duration of the conference.Username: EMBCPassword: EMBC2015Instructions for AuthorsPoster PresentationsTape will be provided to attach your posters to your assigned posterboard.Your poster must be posted before the time of your presentation and removed after your scheduled poster presentation of thatday. If your poster is left behind, it will be discarded.Slide or Oral PresentationsA video projector will be available in each room and will be connected to a computer supporting resolution up to 1024x728.Please upload your presentation to the centralized system in the speaker ready room Suite 1 at least 2 hours prior to your talk. It isthe responsibility of the presenting author to load the presentation ahead of time and test it to ensure the presentation will beviewed properly.Author No Show PolicyEMBS enforces a “no show” policy. Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one authorattend and present the paper at the conference. Authors of the accepted papers included in the final program who do not attendthe Conference will be subscribed to a “No Show List”, compiled by the Society. The “no-show” papers will be removed fromthe Master DVD and noted as “Author unavailable for presentation” prior to submitting to IEEE for inclusion in Xplore. The“No Show List” will be available to all EMBS conference organizers, who can reject submissions from these authors in thefollowing two years, based on their past negative impact on an EMBS conference.viii

Student, WIE and EMB Society ActivitiesWednesday, 26 August08:30-10:00Student Paper Competition ISuite 711:30-13:00Student Paper Competition IISuite 715:30-17:00Student Paper Competition IIISuite 712:30- 14:3011:30-13:0015:30-17:00Lunch with Leaders I, Registration RequiredSupported by EMB Member and Student Activities CommitteeThe Network Effect-How Networks Really Work (additional RegistrationFee Required)The Network Effect-How Networks Really Work (additional RegistrationFee Required)Panorama LoungeSuite 8Suite 8Thursday, 27 August08:30-10:0012:30- oster Clinic Workshop: Tips on Effective PresentationDesign and DeliveryLunch with Leaders II, Registration RequiredSupported by EMB Member and Student Activities CommitteeWorkshop on Technical Activities Volunteer Training IWorkshop on Technical Activities Volunteer Training IIThe Role of Engineering and Medicine in Life Science TechnologiesBrown 1Panorama LoungeSuite 5Suite 5Suite 8Friday, 28 August12:45-14:15Technical Writing Workshop: Getting Published in BiomedicalEngineering JournalsLunch with Leaders III, Registration RequiredSupported by EMB Member and Student Activities CommitteeWIE Luncheon & Minisymposium Registration RequiredSupported by EMBS and Women In Engineering, IEEEIntroduction to EMBS Summer Schools12:45-14:15Special Session: Learning How to LearnAmber 816:00-17:30Meet the Editors of EMBS PublicationsEMBS Chapter and Club DevelopmentOpen to the EMBS membership-at-largeIEEE EMBS Young Professionals & Student Networking Reception,Registration RequiredWhite 108:30-10:0012:30- 14:3012:45-14:1517:30 -19:0019:00-21:00All undergraduate, graduate and Young Professionals attending EMBC’15are invited to network over snacks and refreshments.Supported by EMB Young Professionals Student Activities CommitteeWhite 1Panorama LoungeSuite 9White 1Brown 1Panorama LoungeSaturday, 29 August08:30 -10:00Applying for, Negotiating & Embracing Your First BME Position(Academia, Private Sector, and Government)ixAmber 8

The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society of the IEEE advances the application of engineering sciences and technology tomedicine and biology, promotes the profession, and provides global leadership for the benefit of its members and humanity bydisseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development, and recognizing excellence.The EMBS field of interest is the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to biology, medicine and healthsciences to provide effective solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems. The field encompasses the development ofmathematical theories, physical, biological and chemical principles, computational models and algorithms, devices and systems forclinical, industrial and educational applications.Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society445 Hoes LanePiscataway, New Jersey, USA 08854Telephone: 1 732 981 3433Facsimile: 1 732 465 6435E-mail: ons on Computational Biology and BioinformaticsTransactions on Biomedical Circuits and SystemsReviews on Biomedical EngineeringIEEE Journal on Translational Engineering inHealth & MedicineIEEE PULSE: A Magazine of the IEEE Engineeringin Medicine and Biology SocietyTransactions on Biomedical EngineeringJournal of Biomedical Health and InformaticsTransactions on Neural Systems andRehabilitation EngineeringTransactions on Medical ImagingTransactions on NanoBioscienceIEEE Transaction on Computational ImagingIEEE Lifesciences LettersELECTRONIC PRODUCTSEMBS Electronic ResourceCONFERENCESAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BIOROB)International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)Healthcare Innovation and Point of Care Technologies Conference (HICPT)EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine (MNM)Grand Challenges Conference Series (GCBE)IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI)SUMMER SCHOOLS Technically Co-Sponsored by EMBSInternational Summer School on Biomedical ImagingInternational Summer School on Biomedical Signal ProcessingInternational Summer School on BiocomplexityInternational Summer School on Information Technology in BiomedicineInternational Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in Telemedicine:Addressing the Challenges of Chronic Disease ManagementInternational Summer School on Neural Engineering (ISSNE)x

Organizing CommitteeConference ChairsSergio Cerutti, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyPaolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA,USAProgram Chairs:Nigel Lovell, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AustraliaLuca Mainardi, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyInternational Program ChairsMetin Akay, University of Houston TX, USAJose C Principe, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USALocal Organizing Committee (LOC)Fabio Babiloni, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, ItalyGiuseppe Baselli, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyAnna Maria Bianchi, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyMarcello Bracale, Università di Napoli, ItalyAurelio Cappozzo, Università di Roma “Foro Italico”, ItalySergio Cerutti (Chair), Politecnico di Milano, ItalyClaudio Cobelli, Università di Padova, ItalytPaolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, ItalyDanilo De Rossi, Università di Pisa, ItalyAlberto Diaspro, Italian Institute of Technology – IIT, Genova, ItalyTommaso D’Alessio, Università di Roma 3, ItalyMarco Gazzoni, Politecnico di Torino, ItalyEugenio Guglielmelli, Università Campus Biomedico, Roma, ItalyLuigi Landini, Università di Pisa, ItalyLuca Mainardi, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyGiovanni Magenes, Università di Pavia, ItalyClaudia Manfredi, Università di Firenze, ItalySergio Martinoia, Università di Genova, ItalyRoberto Merletti, Politecnico di Torino, ItalySilvestro Micera, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, ItalyRiccardo Pietrabissa, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyPaolo Ravazzani, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Milano, ItalyGiovanna Rizzo, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Milano, ItalyCarmelina Ruggiero, Università di Genova, ItalyRoberto Sassi, Università degli Studi di Milano, ItalyMaria Gabriella Signorini, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyMauro Ursino, Università di Bologna, ItalyTutorial and Workshop ChairsAtam Dhawan, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ, USAMaria Gabriella Signorini, Politecnico di Milano, Italyxi

Finance ChairGiuseppe Baselli, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyIndustrial Relationship Advisory BoardGiovanni Magenes, Università di Pavia, ItalyGudrun Zahlmann F. Hoffmann, La Roche Ltd., Basel, SwitzerlandExhibits and Corporate Partnerships ChairValentina Corino, Politecnico di Milano, ItalySocial & Special Events:Valentina Corino, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyManuela Ferrario, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyStudent Activities ChairsNessa Johnson (Chair), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USASubhamoy Mandal, Technical University, Munchen, GermanyLisa Lazareck, Wellcome Trust, London, United KingdomRoberta Sclocco, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyEleonora Maggioni, Politecnico di Milano, ItalySilvia Orlandi, Universita di Firenze, ItalyPublicationsColin J H Brenan, HiFiBio BV, Boston MA, USAAnna Maria Bianchi, Politecnico di Milano, ItalySilvestro Micera, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, ItalyWomen in EngineeringLisa Lazareck (Chair), Wellcome Trust, London, United KingdomLaura Burattini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, ItalyClaudia Manfredi, Università di Firenze, ItalyYoung ProfessionalsLei Ding (Chair), University of Oklahoma, OK, USALisa Lazareck, Wellcome Trust, London, United KingdomAbigail ParksMatthias Reumann, IBM, GermanyStudent VolunteersManuela Ferrario, (Chair) Politecnico di Milano, ItalyRoberta Sclocco, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyStudent Activities Standing Committee (with also the coordination of the Activities of Stud/WiE/YP Committees)Christopher James, University of Warwick, Coventry, United KingdomBarbara Oakley, Oakland University MI, USAxii

WebmasterRoberto Sassi (Chair), Università degli Studi di MilanoMatteo Migliorini, Politecnico di Milano, ItalyMassimo W. Rivolta, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italyxiii

Program Themes and ChairsTheme 1. Biomedical Signal ProcessingTheme ChairsFabio BabiloniAnna Maria BianchiKi ChonKazuo YanaUniversity of RomePolitecnico di MilanoUniversity of ConnecticutHosei UniversityTheme 2. Biomedical Imaging & Image ProcessingTheme ChairsElsa AngeliniGiuseppe BaselliAndreas HielscherGiovanna RizzoColumbia UniversityPolitecnico di MilanoColumbia UniversityNational Research Council (CNR)Theme 3. Bioinstrumentation: Biosensors & Bio-Micro/Nano TechnologiesTheme ChairsArti AhluwaliaWalt BesioUtkan DemirciPisa UniversityUniversity of Rhode IslandHarvard-MIT/HSTTheme 4. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology; Systems Biology, & Modeling MethodologiesTheme ChairsRiccardo BellazziSocrates DokosElebeoba MayGrace PengUniversity of PaviaUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of HoustonNIH/NIBIBTheme 5. Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems EngineeringTheme ChairsNicolas ChbatMichael KhooMaria Gabriella SignoriniMauro UrsinoPhilips Research North AmericaUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPolitecnico di MilanoUniversity of BolognaTheme 6. Neural & Rehabilitation EngineeringTheme ChairsMetin AkayDario FarinaSilvestro MiceraUniversity of HoustonBernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University Medical CenterGöttingenScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, PisaTheme 7. Tissue Engineering & BiomaterialsTheme ChairsMelissa Knothe TatePaolo NettiCarmelina RuggieroMonica SonciniUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of NapoliUniversity of GenovaPolitecnico di Milanoxiv

Theme 8. Biomechanics & BioroboticsTheme ChairsUgo Della CroceArianna MenciassiJames PattonUniversity of SassariScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, PisaUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoTheme 9. Therapeutics Systems, Devices & Technologies, & Clinical EngineeringTheme ChairsDieter HaemmerichPaolo LagoDorin PanescuMedical University of South CarolinaFondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, PaviaNewcardioTheme 10. Healthcare Information Systems & TelemedicineTheme ChairsIlkka KorhonenSilvana QuagliniMay WangTampere University of TechnologyUniversity of PaviaGeorgia TechTheme 11. Biomedical Engineering EducationTheme ChairsMartha Zequera DiazRatko MagjarevicBarbara OakleyPontifica Universidad JaverianaUniversity of ZagrebOakland UniversityTheme 12. Technologies for Active Ageing & WellbeingTheme ChairsLorenzo ChiariNigel LovellMark van GilsToshiyo TamuraUniversity of BolognaUniversity of New South WalesVTT Tech Research Centre of FinlandOsaka Electro-communication Universityxv

MinisymposiumTitle1.M1 Graph Analysis of Functional BrainNetworks: Theory, Applications and Issues2.M1 Frontiers in Phase Contrast X-rayImaging for Biomedical ApplicationsOrganizersChavez, Mario-CNRS UMR7225 Paris, FranceAstolfi, Laura-University of Rome SapienzaAchard, Sophie-CNRS, GIPSA-lab, Imagesand Signals DepartmentDas, Mini-University of HoustonAnastasio, Mark-Washington Univ. in St. Louis2.M2 Neuroimaging in PsychiatryBrambilla, Paolo-University of Milan,Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale MaggiorePoliclinico, Milan, ItalyBertoldo, Alessandra-University of Padova2.M3 Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy:Engineering Challenges and Translation tothe ClinicPollonini, Luca-University of Houston2.M4 Photoacoustic Imaging: Systems,Agents, and ApplicationsKim, Chulhong-Pohang University of Scienceand TechnologyRazansky, Daniel-Technical University ofMunich and Helmholtz Center MunichDi Rienzo, Marco-Fondazione Don CarloGnocchi3.M1 Biomedical Technology in Space:Results from the Futura Mission of theItalian Space Agency4.M1 Methods, Technologies, and ScientificPrinciples of Translational BioinformaticsRiva, Alberto-University of Florida4.M2 Machine Learning and Simulation ofDynamic Patterns of Biological Systems atMultiscale: Protein Structures, StochasticNetworks, and Tissue Pattern Formation5.M1 Latest Development of CardiovascularElectroceuticalsLiang, Jie-University of Illinois at ChicagoGao, Xin-King Abdulla University of Scienceand Technology5.M2 Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Monitoringvia Pulse Transit Time –I: Standardization,Theory and Clinical SignificanceDi Rienzo, Marco-Fondazione Don CarloGnocchiParati, Gianfranco-Università degli Studi diMilano-BicoccaZhang, Yuan-Ting-The Chinese University ofHong KongHahn, Jin-Oh-University of MarylandMukkamala, Ramakrishna-MichiganState University5.M3 Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Monitoringvia Pulse Transit Time II– Recent Advanceson Systems5.M4 Mechanical Circulatory Support: Flow,Cells and DevicesSunagawa, Kenji-Kyushu UniversitySaku, Keita-Kyushu UniversitySlepian, Marvin J.-University of ArizonaMorshuis, Michel-Heart Centrum, NorthReinWestphalia, Bad OeyenhausenRedaelli, Alberto-Politecnico di MilanoBluestein, Danny-Stony Brook UniversityMoscato, Francesco-Medical Univ. of ViennaSchima, Heinrich-University of ViennaxviWhere & WhenThursday,August 27, 201512:45-14:15Amber 1Wednesday,August 26, 201515:30-17:00Suite 6Thursday,August 27, 201512:45-14:15Amber 2Saturday,August 29, 201512:45-14:15Amber 1Saturday,August 29, 201512:45-14:15Amber 3Thursday,August 27, 201512:45-14:15Amber 3Thursday,August 27, 201512:45-14:15Amber 8Saturday,August 29, 201512:45-14:15Amber 6Thursday,August 27, 201512:45-14:15Amber 4Friday,August 28, 201512:45-14:15Brown 1Friday,August 28, 201514:30-16:00Brown 1Saturday,August 29, 201512:45-14:15Amber 4

5.M5 Systems Physiology and Signal Analysisin Natural Sleep and Sleep Disorders IKhoo, Michael-University of SouthernCaliforniaPenzel, Thomas-Charite University Hospital5.M6 Systems Physiology and Signal Analysisin Natural Sleep and Sleep Disorders IIKhoo, Michael-Univ. of Southern CaliforniaPenzel, Thomas-Charite Univ. Hospital5.M7 Systems Physiology and Signal Analysisin Natural Sleep and Sleep Disorders IIIKhoo, Michael-Univ. of Southern CaliforniaPenzel, Thomas-Charite Univ. Hospital6.M1 Myoelectric Computer Interfaces inNeurophysiology and RehabilitationSlutzky, Marc-Northwestern UniversityJackson, Andrew-Newcastle University6.M2 Latest Advances in Neuroimaging ofthe Central Autonomic Network: CombiningAutonomic Dynamics and Brain ImagingData6.M3 Grand Challenges in Brain Researchesin Europe and in USABarbieri, Riccardo - MGH-Harvard MedicalSchool-MITSclocco, Roberta - Politecnico di Milano7.M1 Bio-Instructive Scaffolds forMusculoskeletal Regenerative MedicineBrown, Justin-The Pennsylvania State Univ.Kumbar, Sangamesh-The University ofConnecticut8.M1 Bio-hybrid Systems: EnablingTechnologies for Quasi-Living RobotsRicotti, Leonardo-Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna9.M1 Devices and Circuits for Man-MachineInterfacesChen, Jie-University of Alberta9.M2 Continuous-Flow Biochips:Technology, Testing and Design for FaultTolerance and ReliabilityPop, Paul-Technical University of DenmarkGrover, William-Univ.

MedTech Europe, Eucomed, EDMA, Brussels, Belgium, on the topic: “The new requirements to fully leverage the full value of the medical device industry for patients, health care professionals and health care systems”, by Dr Claudio Cobelli, Department of Information Engineering,