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Development of drugs requires electrophysiological studies of small animals like mice, rats or guinea pigs. Electrocardiography (ECG) of hirsute animals is time-consuming. We have developed a micro magnetometer array with a 9-channel superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) with a 2.5-mm diameter pickup-coil for noncontacting measurement of(More)
In this paper, we propose a method to share dynamic contents such as short video clips created by vehicles' mounted cameras. In these days, many vehicles are equipped with driving recorders and other sensors to detect surrounding situations. Such cameras and sensors can work as real-time monitors of traffic conditions and other dynamic environments such as(More)
A biomagnetic measurement system was developed, suitable for the detection of magnetospinogram (MSG) and magnetocardiogram (MCG) signals from the dorsal surface of supine subjects. It is effective for noninvasively observing the electric activity of the spinal cord and/or heart. These biomagnetic signals are extremely weak, and magnetic flux sensors based(More)
In this paper, we present the noise reduction method for a multichannel measurement system where the true underlying signal is spatially low-rank and contaminated by spatially correlated noise. Our proposed formulation applies generalized singular value decomposition (GSVD) with signal recovery approach to extend the conventional subspace-based methods for(More)
BACKGROUND An artificial object that imitates human brain activity is called "phantom" and is used for evaluation of magnetoencephalography (MEG) systems. The accuracy of the phantom itself had not been guaranteed in the previous studies, although role of the phantom is to evaluate the accuracy of MEG measurement. The purposes of this paper are to develop a(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure neuromagnetic evoked fields in the lumbar spinal canal. METHODS Using a newly developed superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) fluxmeter, neuromagnetic fields of 5 healthy male volunteers were measured at the surface of the lower back after stimulation of the tibial nerves at the ankles. For validation, we inserted a(More)
We have developed a magnetospinography (MSG) system that detects weak magnetic fields associated with spinal cord neural activity using an array of low-temperature superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID)-based magnetic flux sensors. A functional image of the spinal cord can be obtained noninvasively by using this system, and it is effective for(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported the usefulness of neuromagnetic recordings for the diagnosis of disorders in peripheral nerves or the spinal cord. However, there have been no reports on incomplete conduction block of the spinal cord, which is clinically common in conditions such as cervical myelopathy. Here, we estimated the usefulness of measuring spinal(More)
Diagnosis of nervous system disease is greatly aided by functional assessments and imaging techniques that localize neural activity abnormalities. Electrophysiological methods are helpful but often insufficient to locate neural lesions precisely. One proposed noninvasive alternative is magnetoneurography (MNG); we have developed MNG of the spinal cord(More)
This paper develops a novel method to reduce the influence of stimulus-induced artifacts in functional spinal cord imaging. The developed method employes a two-step procedure. The first step acquires artifact data, which contain artifacts but do not contain spinal cord evoked magnetic field (SCEF). The second step applies a method called common-mode(More)