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limited amount of energy of excitation signal spreads between multiple signal components with different frequencies during a short timeframe. Therefore, the power of corresponding individual components, equal to the square of their root-mean-square (RMS) values, decreases. The task to use the limited energy resources of signals most effectively and flexibly becomes necessary. Concurrently, such an important criterion of the efficiency of impedance measurements – the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of measured signal – is proportional to the power of every frequency

cortex. EEG applications Generally EEG signal application is divided into three major groups: medical purposes [ 2 ]; biometric purposes [ 3 , 20 ]; and entertainment purposes [ 2 , 20 ]. In wireless EEG systems, the efficiency of using brainwaves for a specific purpose is strictly dependent on the performance of the wireless system. Undoubtedly, wireless communication gives us more capabilities to utilize EEG signals. However, a corresponding increase in the barriers for transmitting EEG occurs. In the next part, we will briefly discuss existing problems in the

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The electrical impedance method of peripheral vein detection is a novel approach, which offers the advantages of not being expensive and the capability of minimizing and reducing the difficulty of achieving intravenous access in many patients, especially pediatric and obese patients. The electrical impedance method of peripheral vein detection is based on the measurement of electrical impedance using the 4-electrode technique by applying a known alternating current of frequency 100 kHz and constant amplitude to a set of current electrodes and measuring the resulting surface potential at two separate electrodes. This paper presents the results of investigations to estimate the efficiency of this method.

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This paper presents a new system for measuring water conductivity as a function of electrophysical property (admittance). The system is cheap and its manufacturing is easy. In addition, it does not require any sort of electrolysis and calibration. The system consists of four electrodes made of silver (Ag 92.5 g to Cu 7.5 g) fixed in a plastic tube filled by water which allows the use of two and four electrode setups. The admittance (reciprocal of impedance) was measured for different water sources (distilled, rainfall, mineral, river and tap water) using different frequencies between 50 Hz and 100 kHz. These measurements were taken twice, first with four electrodes and then with two electrodes of two modes (inner and outer electrodes). The results showed good correlation between the measured admittance and the conductivity of all the water sources and the best correlation was found at low frequencies between 50 Hz and 20 kHz. The highest efficiency can be achieved by using the four electrode system which allows circumventing the effect of the electrode impedance. This result makes the system efficient compared to traditional conductivity meters which usually require high frequencies for good operation.

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Although liquid-liquid extraction methods are currently being applied in many areas such as analytical chemistry, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, and biological applications, accessibility and usability of microfluidics in practical daily life fields are still bounded. Suspended microfluidic devices have the potential to lessen the obstacles, but the absence of robust design rules have hampered their usage. The primary objective of this work is to design and fabricate a microfluidic device to quantitatively monitor the drug uptake of cancer cells. Liquid-liquid extraction is used to quantify the drug uptake. In this research work, designs and simulations of two different microfluidic devices for carrying out multiplex solution experiments are proposed to test their efficiency. These simplified miniaturized chips would serve as suspended microfluidic metabolites extraction platform as it allows extracting the metabolites produced from the cancer cells as a result of applying a specific drug type for a certain period of time. These devices would be fabricated by making polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) molds from the negative master mold using soft lithography. Furthermore, it can leverage to provide versatile functionalities like high throughput screening, cancer cell invasions, protein purification, and small molecules extractions. As per previous studies, PDMS has been depicting better stability with various solvents and has proved to be a reliable and cost effective material to be used for fabrication, though the sensitivity of the chip would be analyzed by cross contamination and of solvents within the channels of device.

shown in Fig.1 . In addition to the postprocessing stage in which the results are extracted and analyzed. Fig. 1 Block Diagram of the COMSOL model. The pre-processing stage As shown in Fig.1 , the pre-processing stage contains: firstly, the selection of space dimensions, however, 2D space dimension is preferred to simplify the model in order to reduce the running time and increase the efficiency of the model. Secondly, the selection of physics, the electric current module is preferred to simulate the applied current and the generated electric field. The laminar flow

–frequency technique [ 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 ]. The wavelet transform gives a high resolution in the frequency and time domains. High dimensionality of the feature space makes an increase in computational time and a decrease in classifycation accuracy. To build robust learning models, a subset of the relevant features should be determined. The main objectives of feature selection are making a faster and more efficient learning procedure, ameliorating the efficiency of classification and making a better understanding of the underlying process that generates the data [ 12 ]. Various

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of Michigan Press, Michigan.1975. Holland J. H Adaptation in Natural and Artifical Systems University of Michigan Press Michigan 1975 19 Goldberg, D. E. Genetic algorithm in search, optimization and machine learning. Reading MA Addison Wesley. 1989. Goldberg D. E Genetic algorithm in search, optimization and machine learning Reading MA Addison Wesley 1989 20 Safak, H, Sahin, M, Gulveren, B, Tomak, M. Efficiency of genetic algorithm and determination of ground state energy of impurity in a spherical quantum dot. Int. J. Mod. Phys. C, 2003; 14: 775-784. https

in the advanced stages of the disease, who are refractory to conventional therapy [ 2 , 3 ]. However, the clinical DBS therapies may have not reached optimal efficiency. For example, the best target regions are not clear and the basic mechanisms of action remain poorly understood [ 4 ]. This situation results in a striking contrast between the boom of the clinical applications and a relatively poor knowledge in basic research. One reason for this contrast is the insufficient availability of chronic stimulation devices for small laboratory animals. In practice