Microvascular biomechanics and its applications on injury prevention and rehabilitation


主讲人:Professor Yih-Kuen Jan, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Brisbane, Queensland, USA


Professor Yih-Kuen Jan is an Associate Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Engineering Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the United States. Prof Jan received his BS in Physical Therapy and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the National Yang Ming University in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and completed his Postdoc training in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh in the United States in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Prof Jan is committed in developing assistive devices and technologies and promoting disability rights for people with disabilities. He has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and 80 proceeding papers. He has been the Principal Investigator of more than $2 million research grant (in US dollar) and has been involved with more than $33 million research grant, including NSF’s Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Quality of Life Technology and NIDRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC). Prof Jan serves as the Scientific Papers Chair and participates in the Assistive Technology Standards Board of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He serves on the Advisory Board for China’s National Research Center on Rehabilitation Technical Aids and the International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe) established by 13 Asian organizations. Prof Jan serves on the editorial board of Assistive Technology (official journal of RESNA), Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (official journal of US Dept of VA), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and other prestigious journals.

报告主题:Microvascular biomechanics and its applications on injury prevention and rehabilitation

时 间:2016年5月11日 上午9:00-10:00

地 点:逸夫馆317


Interface pressure induced soft tissue injury is a significant healthcare problem affecting the quality of life in people with disabilities and the elderly and is a major cost to the healthcare system. Various clinical assessment tools have been developed to quantify the risk level of soft tissue injury, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and skin breakdown of the residual limb. These tools have provided an initial guideline on preventing soft tissue injury while additional assessments are needed to improve the outcomes of soft tissue injury prevention. Microvascular function that determines the ability of the soft tissue (skin and muscles) in response to ischemic stresses has been demonstrated to be a good indicator for identifying people at risk of interface pressure induced soft tissue injury. This presentation will review research work on microvascular biomechanics to investigate the influences of the metabolic, neurogenic and myogenic activities on microvascular regulation in people with various pathological conditions. Wavelet spectral and nonlinear complexity analyses will be introduced. These findings have contributed to the understanding of the role of ischemia and viability on the development of soft tissue injury. The goal of this research program is to contribute to the development of better clinical guidelines for the prevention of soft tissue injury.