A Biomimetic Active Electrolocation Sensor for Detection of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Blood Vessels

  title={A Biomimetic Active Electrolocation Sensor for Detection of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Blood Vessels},
  author={M. Metzen and S. Biswas and H. Bousack and M. Gottwald and K. Mayekar and G. von der Emde},
  journal={IEEE Sensors Journal},
  • M. Metzen, S. Biswas, +3 authors G. von der Emde
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Weakly electric fish sense their surroundings in complete darkness by active electrolocation. In a biomimetic approach, we designed catheter-based technical sensor systems working according to the same biological principles that could be used for medical diagnostics of arteriosclerosis. Several measurements using artificial blood vessels, computer simulations, and a physical test bed showed that it is possible to detect and analyze vulnerable plaques in blood vessels and that our method of… CONTINUE READING
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