Automated discrimination method for measuring the thickness of muscular and subcutaneous fat layers based on tissue elasticity

Masahiro Inoue, Osamu Fukuda, Masayoshi Tsubai, Satoshi Muraki, Hiroshi Okumura, Kohei Arai

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Abstract

The balance between human body composition, e.g. bones, muscles, and fat, is a major and basic indicator of personal health. This paper proposes a new discrimination method for measuring the thickness of subcutaneous fat and muscular layers based on tissue elasticity. The validity of the proposed method was evaluated in twenty-one subjects (twelve women, ten men; aged 20-70 yr) at three anatomical sites. Experimental results show that the proposed method can achieve considerably high discrimination performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages5175-5178
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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