Automatic counting of aedes aegypti eggs in images of ovitraps by fiona_messe

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                                      Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering
                                      Edited by Ganesh R Naik




                                      ISBN 978-953-307-004-9
                                      Hard cover, 660 pages
                                      Publisher InTech
                                      Published online 01, October, 2009
                                      Published in print edition October, 2009


The field of biomedical engineering has expanded markedly in the past ten years. This growth is supported by
advances in biological science, which have created new opportunities for development of tools for diagnosis
and therapy for human disease. The discipline focuses both on development of new biomaterials, analytical
methodologies and on the application of concepts drawn from engineering, computing, mathematics, chemical
and physical sciences to advance biomedical knowledge while improving the effectiveness and delivery of
clinical medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including
bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. Biomedical
engineering covers recent advances in the growing field of biomedical technology, instrumentation, and
administration. Contributions focus on theoretical and practical problems associated with the development of
medical technology; the introduction of new engineering methods into public health; hospitals and patient care;
the improvement of diagnosis and therapy; and biomedical information storage and retrieval. The book is
directed at engineering students in their final year of undergraduate studies or in their graduate studies. Most
undergraduate students majoring in biomedical engineering are faced with a decision, early in their program of
study, regarding the field in which they would like to specialize. Each chosen specialty has a specific set of
course requirements and is supplemented by wise selection of elective and supporting coursework. Also, many
young students of biomedical engineering use independent research projects as a source of inspiration and
preparation but have difficulty identifying research areas that are right for them. Therefore, a second goal of
this book is to link knowledge of basic science and engineering to fields of specialization and current research.
The editor would like to thank the authors, who have committed so much effort to the publication of this work.



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Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Ganesh R Naik (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-004-9, InTech,
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