With its active, hands-on learning approach, this text enables readers to master the underlying principles of digital signal processing and its many applications in industries such as digital television, mobile and broadband communications, and medical/scientific devices. Carefully developed MATLAB® examples throughout the text illustrate the mathematical concepts and use of digital signal processing algorithms.
Age-related hearing loss or presbycusis is mainly caused by changes in the inner ear. However, your genes and loud noises (such as from rock concerts or music headphones) may play a large role. Initially there is difficulty in hearing high-frequency sounds, such as someone talking. As hearing gets worse, it may become difficult to hear sounds at lower pitches. Hearing aids Telephone amplifiers and other assistive devices may be helpful. A cochlear implant (Surgery) may be recommended for certain women with very severe hearing loss.
Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine is intended to serve as an authoritative reference for a wide
audience involved in research, teaching, learning, and practice of nanotechnology in life sciences.
Nanotechnology, which involves research on and the development of materials and species at length
scales between 1 to 100 nm, has been revolutionizing many important scientific fields ranging from
biology to medicine. This technology, which is at the scale of the building blocks of the cell, has the
potential of developing devices smaller and more efficient than anything currently available.
For 30 years, the field of medical device technology has struggled
to identify the specifications for optimal biocompatibility. For
the vast majority of devices, clinical experience has eventually
confirmed that the best performance is achieved when biocom-patibility is equated with biological safety that is materials are
selected on the basis of maximizing bioinertness and minimizing
toxicity and irritation.
As we begin the twenty-first century, nanoscience and technology are advancing at a
rapid pace and making revolutionary contributions in many fields including electronics,
materials science, chemistry, biology, structures and mechanics, and optoelectronics.
Although nanoscience and technology are progressing along many
fronts, the most impressive progress has been made in the area of semiconductor
The risks associated with all aspects of fracturing have been looked at from a variety of perspectives,
but most concerns revolve around the use of water resources and their potential contamination .
Other risks are associated with surface spills [7,8]. The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has been investigating drinking water contamination and is expected to complete an
extensive study on all aspects of hydraulic fracturing in 2014 .
Since their first introduction, metallic biomaterials have always been designed to
be corrosion resistant. For decades, this paradigm has become the mainframe of
the biomaterials world. It has been cited in thousands of scientific papers and
taught in hundreds of courses of materials for biomedical devices. It has also been
followed by industries in developing millions of medical devices until today.
Nowadays, with the advent of tissue engineering, biomaterials are envisaged to
actively interact with the body.