Publications – Biomedical Engineering in Ireland (IT Sligo) Group

Publications

The Biomedical Engineering Group has disseminated its work in leading international journals and at the most influential conferences. (Biomedical Engineering in Ireland) Through the lifetime of the group we have collaborated with research groups at NUIG, UL, UCD, and DIT.

Journal Publications

1. Hession, J. A., McCormack, B. A. O, “Modelling the acoustic transmission of biological tissue at low frequencies”,    Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol 26: 452-463,  2004

2. Doran, C., McCormack, B. A. O.,  Macey, A., “A simplified model to determine the contribution of strain energy in the failure process of thin biological membranes during cutting”, Journal of Strain, Accepted for publication, Journal of Strain, 40, 173–179, 2004

3. Reilly, G. A., McCormack, B. A. O., Taylor, D., “Cutting sharpness measurement: a critical review”, J. of Materials Processing Technology, 153–154, 261–267, 2004

4. Breen, L., McHugh, P.,  McCormack, B. A. O., Muir, G., Quinlan, N., Heraty, K., Murphy, B., Development of a novel bioreactor to apply shear stress and tensile strain simultaneously to cell monolayers, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 10, 2006

5. Flynn, C., McCormack, B. A. O., “A simplified model of scar contraction”, Journal of Biomechanics, 41, 7, 1582-1589, 2008

6. Flynn, C., McCormack, B. A. O., “Finite element modelling of forearm skin wrinkling”, Skin Research and Technology 14: 261-269, 2008

7. Flynn, C. O., McCormack, B. A. O., “A three-layer model of skin and its application in simulating wrinkling”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Volume 12, Issue 2, 125 – 134, 2009

8. Lucy M O’Keeffe,   Gordon Muir, Tim Mc Gloughlin, “Physiological Corony Wall Sheer Stress Upregulate Intracellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (ICAM-1) but not Cellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (VCAM-1)”, “Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 Expression in Endothelial Cells Exposed to Physiological Coronary Wall Shear Stresses “Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131, 8, 081003,2009

9. Flynn, C. O., McCormack, B. A. O., “Simulating the wrinkling and aging of skin with a multi-layer finite element model”, Journal of Biomechanics, 43, 442-448, 2010

10. O’Toole, J., Creedon, L., Hession, J., Muir, G., “Acoustic emission source localisation on bone using multiple regression”, International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 4, 2, 128-147, 2012

11. O’Toole, J., Creedon, L., Hession, J., Muir, G.,” Hyperbolic Source Location of Crack Related Acoustic Emission in Bone”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 135, 1, 2013

Referred Published International Conference Proceedings

1. Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “Modelling the acoustic Transmission of Biological Tissue at Low Frequencies”, Acoustic Bulletin, UK Institute of Acoustics, 29 (5) pp 16-20, 2003

2. O’Keeffe , L. M., O’Brien, T., Gibney, E., Muir, G., Bird, J., McCormack, B., McGloughlin , T., “A Method for Applying Physiologically Realistic Coronary WSS to In Vitro EC Cultures” , Proceedings of the 14th European Society of Biomechanics Congress, ‘S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, 4-7th July, 2004, Abstract:223

3. Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “A study of the Acoustic Properties of Biological Tissue “, 11th  International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV11), St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2004

4. Doran, C., McCormack, B. A. O., Macey, A.  “A Model of the Failure Process of Skin During Cutting”, ASM Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference (MPMD), Radisson Riverfront Hotel, St. Paul Minnesota, August 2004, p46

5. Price, E., Reilly, G., McCormack, B. A. O., Macey, A.,  “Techniques for investigation go surgical cutting instruments”, ASM Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference (MPMD), Radisson Riverfront Hotel, St. Paul Minnesota, August 2004, p45

6. O’Keeffe, L. M., McCormack, B., Bird, J., Gibney, E., Muir G., and McGloughlin, T., “Applying Physiological Coronary Wall Shear Stresses to In Vitro Endothelial Cell Cultures”. Proceedings of the 2004 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13-16 Oct, 2004, Abstract:1008

7. O’Keeffe, L. M. ., Gibney, E., Muir G.,, McCormack, B., Bird, Jand McGloughlin, T., ‘Applying physiological realistic coronary wall shear stresses to in vitro endothelial cells. Lucy M, ASME summer bioengineering conference, Colorado, 2005.

8. Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “A Constitutive Model For Skin and its Application in Finite Element Analyses”, 19th European Conference on Biomaterials Sorrento, T95, 2005

9. Parsa, H. K.; Reilly, G. A.; McCormack, B. A. O., “An experimental technique for measurement of heat generated during bone sawing”, The 19th Conference of European Society for Biomaterials combined with European Society of Biomechanics, Sorrento, Naples, Italy, p59, September 2005

10. Safari, A., Reilly, G., and McCormack, B., “Acoustic emission during indentation loading of bone”, The 19th Conference of European Society for Biomaterials combined with European Society of Biomechanics, Sorrento, Naples, Italy, p214, September 2005

11. Reilly, G.A., Safari. A., Taylor. D,  McCormack, B.A.O., “Sequential labelling and AE analysis of damage in cortical bone during indentation cutting”, Proceeding of the 29th ASB Annual Meeting, 2005, page 565, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

12. Safari. A., Reilly, G.A., McCormack, B.A.O., “Analysis of indentation loading of cortical bone using acoustic emission technique” (Accepted), 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues, Hawai’i, USA, December 2005

13. Flynn, C., and McCormack, B. A. O., “Simulation of wrinkling with a multi-layered model of skin”, 7th Intl., Symp. on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22-25th March, Juan Les Pins, p75, 2006

14. Flynn, C., and McCormack, B. A. O., “The mechanics of skin around contracting scars”, 7th Intl., Symp. on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22-25th March, Juan Les Pins, p89, 2006

Referred Published National Conference Proceedings

1. Hession, J., and McCormack, B. A. O., “Design of a device to monitor abdominal sounds”, 7th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, February, Arklow, 2001, p 29

2. Ryan, P., and McCormack, B. A. O., Bird, J., “Development of Osteosarcoma SAOS-2 cells on PA-12 matrices”, 7th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, February, Arklow, 2001, p 38

3. Hession, J., Ahmed, I., and McCormack, B. A. O., “Auscultation: are you hearing everything?” Joint Proceedings of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society and the 8th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Sligo, January, 2002, p 18 (Winner of the Bronze Medal from the royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland for best paper).

4. Doran, C. F.,  McCormack, B. A. O., and Dickson, G. R., “The micro-mechanics of skin failure due to cutting by blades: is this a true fracture process?” Joint Proceedings of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society and the 8th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Sligo, January, 2002, p 57

5. Lawlor, G. J., Hennessy, R., Carr, A. J.,  McCormack, B. A. O., Lee, T. C., Fitzpatrick, D. P, “The 3D analysis of elbow joint geometry” Joint Proceedings of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society and the 8th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Sligo, January, 2002, p 81

6. Hession, J., and McCormack, B. A. O., “The absorption of vibration in biological tissue” , Proceedings of the 9th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Cavan, January, 2003,p 58

7. Reilly, G. A., McCormack, B. A. O., Taylor, D., “Cutting sharpness measurement: A critical review”, Proc. AMPT2003, 8-11 July, Dublin, 2003

8. Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Grading and Deformation in Cortical Bone Subjected to a Cutting Action by a Wedge Type Blade” , Proceedings of the 9th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Cavan, January, 2003

9. O’ Keeffe, L. M., O’ Brien, T., Meany, B., McGloughlin, T., “Arterial geometry and its affect on coronary hemodynamics” , Proceedings of the 10th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2004 (Winner of First Prize from BINI for best paper)

10.  Breen, L. T., McHugh, P. E., Muir, G., McCormack, B. A., Murphy, B. P., “The design of a test fixture to investigate the effects of tensile and simultaneous shear forces on endothelial cells” , Proceedings of the 10th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2004 (Winner of Second Prize from BINI for best paper)

11.  Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Cracking and deformation in cortical bone subjected to a cutting action by a wedge type blade” , Proceedings of the 10th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2004

12.  Gibney, E., Bird, J., and McCormack, B., “An in-vitro device for subjecting endothelial cells to defined fluid shear stress”, Proceedings of the11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 24

13.  Doran, C. F., and McCormack, B. A. O., “An investigation of the relationship between the ‘cutability’ or sharpness of scalpels and the width of their cutting edge”, Proceedings of the11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 52

14.  Khalili Parsa, H., Reilly, G., McCormack, B., and Macey, A., “An investigation of the extent of the heat affected zone in cortical bone sawing”, Proceedings of the11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 53

15.  Safari, A., Reilly, G., and McCormack, B., “Acoustic emission during indentation loading of bone”, Proceedings of the11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 58

16.  Flynn, C. O., and McCormack, B. A. O., “An Orthotropic Viscoelastic model for skin”, Proceedings of the 11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 63

17.  O’Keeffe, L. Gibney, E., Muir G., M, Bird, J., ., McCormack, B., and McGloughlin, T., “Applying physiological coronary wall shear stresses to in vitro endothelial cell cultures”, Proceedings of the11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005, p 76

18.  Doran, C., McCormack B., “Defining Sharpness or “Cutability”: An Investigation of the Geometry of Scalpel Blades”, Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society 25th Anniversary Spring Meeting, Queens University Belfast, April 2005

19.  Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “A multi-layer model of skin and its application in Finite Element Analyses”, MediTech/MPRI meeting on ‘Emerging Technologies in Medical Polymers’, 2005

20.  Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “An Orthotropic Viscoelastic Model For Skin and its Application in Finite Element Analyses”, Irish Mechanics Symposium, UCD, Belfield, Ireland, pp 3, 2005

21.  Kasiri, S., Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Cutting Bone: Numerical Simulations of The Failure Process” , Proceedings of the 11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005

22.  Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Cutting Bone: Fluorescent Labelling of the Damage Zone in Bovine Cortical Bone” , Proceedings of the 11th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Dublin, January, 2005

23.  Safari. A., Reilly, G.A., McCormack, B.A.O, “Indentation fracture of bovine cortical bone: acoustic emission technique”,.12th  Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland,, Galway, Ireland, January 2006, p28

24.  Khalili Parsa, H.; Reilly, G. A.; McCormack, B. A. O. Cutting rate effect on temperature during cortical bone sawing, 12th  Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January 2006, p 30

25.  Hession, J., and McCormack, B. A. O., “Measuring the acoustic signals of the abdomen” Proceedings of the 12th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2006, p 120

26.  Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “The Mechanics of Skin around scars”, Proceedings of the 12th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2006, p 75

27.  O’Keeffe, L. Gibney, E., Muir G., M, Bird, J., ., McCormack, B., Nerem, R., Johnson, T., and McGloughlin, T., “Physiological coronary wall shear stress upregulate intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) but not vascular cellular adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)”, Proceedings of the 12th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2006, p 58 (Winner of First Prize from BINI for best paper)

28.  Kasiri, S., Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Bone Indentation: A Critical Distance Approach” , Proceedings of the 13th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Fermanagh, January, 2007

29.  Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “Finite Element Modelling of Forearm Skin Wrinkling” , Proceedings of the 13th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Fermanagh, January, 2007

30.  Reilly, G., Muir, G., Kasiri, S., Taylor, D., “A Method for Measurement of Mode 1 Fracture Toughness in Compact Bone using a Wedge Test and End Notched Cubes” , Proceedings of the 14th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Sligo, January, 2008

31.  Kasiri, S., Reilly, G., Taylor, D., “Failure of Bovine Bone Under Compression” , Proceedings of the 14th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Sligo, January, 2008

32.  Andricic, M., Hession, J., Reilly, G., Muir, G., “3D Visualisation of Bone Damage.” , Proceedings of the 15th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2009

33.  Burke, T., Hession, J., Muir, G.,  ” Modelling of Crack Propagation in bone using Acoustic Emission, Strain Energy & Vibration.” , Proceedings of the 15th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2009

34.  O’Toole, J., Hession, J., Muir, G.,” Source Localization of cracks and the propagation of cracks in bone using Acoustic Emission.”

35.  Carroll, R., Hession, J., Muir, G., Creedon, L., Gildea, J., Muir, G.,” The Investigation of the Propagation of Microdamage in Cortical Bone by use of High Speed Camera and Acoustic Emission.” , Proceedings of the 15th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Limerick, January, 2009

36.  Cafferty, M., Hession, J., Muir, G.,” An Investigation of the Possible Adverse Effects of Vibration and Fatigue Wear on Bovine Bone.” , Proceedings of the 17th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2011

37.  Varley, P., Hession, J., Muir, G.,” Vibration Analysis of Bone Fracture using Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Modal Analysis.” , Proceedings of the 17th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2011

38.  O’Toole, J., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G.,” Source Location of Cracks in Bone using Acoustic Emission.” , Proceedings of the 17th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2011

39.  Carroll, R., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G.,” Acoustic Emission, a Tool to Predict Crack Growth. “, Proceedings of the 17th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Galway, January, 2011

40.  Cafferty, M., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “Fatigue damage in whole bone specimens as a result of cyclic loading on hard and soft surfaces.” Proceedings of the 18th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Templepatrick, January, 2012

41.  Varley, P., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “The use of vibration analysis to detect damage in bone.” Proceedings of the 18th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Templepatrick, January, 2012

42.  O’Toole, J., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “The use of Acoustic Emission to prevent Intra operative Fractures.” Proceedings of the 18th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Templepatrick, January, 2012

43. Wieteska, M., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “Hormonal and mineral impacts on bone composition and reproduction.” Proceedings of the 19th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Enfield, January, 2013

44. Cafferty, M., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “Could the altered damping ability of cartilage at the joints affect the balance of bone remodelling?.” Proceedings of the 19th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Enfield, January, 2013

45. Varley, P., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., “Fracture detection in bone via nonlinear resonance ultrasound spectroscopy (NRUS) Proceedings of the 19th Annual meeting of Bioengineering in Ireland, Enfield, January, 2013

Unpublished Conference Papers

Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “Design of a Device To Monitor Abdominal Activity”, Biotech-West meeting, NUIG, May 2000

Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “Abdominal Vibration”, 1st Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital, November 2000

Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “The Computerised Analysis of Abdominal Sounds”, Tec Net conference, Athlone IT,  September 2001

Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “The Analysis Of Abdominal Activity”, 2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital, November, 2001

Hession, J. and McCormack, B.A.O., “The Transfer of Vibration Energy Through Tissue”, 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital, November, 2002

Hession, J.A. and McCormack, B.A.O., “Modeling of the gastrointestinal Tract”, 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital, November 28th, 2003, p 9

Price, E., Reilly, G. A., McCormack, B.A.O., Taylor, D., and Macey, A.  “Investigation into the measurement of cutting sharpness of surgical cutting instruments”, Conference: Seeking the Evidence, Research and Education Foundation, Sligo General Hospital, November 28th, 2003, p 12

Flynn, C. O., McCormack, B. A. O., “A constitutive model for skin”, Technology Transfer in Health Care, Research and Education Foundation, Sligo General Hospital, November 12th, 2004, p 19

Safari, A., Reilly, G. A., McCormack, B. A. O., Macey, A., “An investigation of acoustic emission techniques for cortical bone cracking”, Technology Transfer in Health Care, Research and Education Foundation, Sligo General Hospital, November 12th, 2004, p 17

10. Khalili Parsa, H., Reilly, G. A., McCormack, B. A. O., Macey, A., “Investigation of frictional heat generated in serrated cutting of bone”, Technology Transfer in Health Care, Research and Education Foundation, Sligo General Hospital, November 12th, 2004, p 15

11. Parsa, H. K.; Reilly, G. A.; McCormack, B. A. O., “Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of saw blade wear and evaluation of thermal injury during cortical bone cutting”, 6th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, p21, November 2005

12. Flynn, C. and McCormack, B.A.O., “The wrinkling of skin around scars”, 6th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital, 2005

13. Burke, T., Muir, G., Hession, J., ”Frequency Response as a tool to assess damage within bone structure.” ,10th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2009

14. Carroll, R., Muir, G., Hession, J.” To investigate the relationship between the formation of damage in bone and Acoustic Emissions.”, 10th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2009

15. O’Toole, J., Muir, G., Hession, J.” Source Location of Cracks in Bone using Acoustic emission.”, 10th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2009

16. Varley, P., Hession, J., Muir, G., ”Investigation of Bone Fracture using Experimental Modal Analysis”, 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2010

17. O’Toole, J., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., ”Source Location of Cracks bone using Acoustic Emission”, 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2010

18. O’Toole, J., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G.,” The use of Acoustic Emission to prevent Intra-operative Fractures”, 12th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2011 (Highly commended by judging panel)

19. Cafferty, M., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., ”An Investigation into Damage Accumulation in Bone as a Result of Cyclic Loading on Hard and Soft Surfaces”, 12th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2011 (Awarded second prize by judging panel)

20. Varley, P., Hession, J., Creedon, L., Muir, G., ”Monitoring Bone Fracture using Vibration Analysis”, 12th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland, 2011

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