Term of Award

Summer 2018

Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Mohammad Ahad

Committee Member 1

Rocio Alba-Flores

Committee Member 2

Adel El Shahat


Electrical Impedance Myography (EIM) is a painless non-invasive electrical technique for the assessment of neurological disease status. In this electrophysiological technique, the EIM parameters namely resistance, reactance and phase depend on several anatomic factors such as muscle girth, skin thickness, fat thickness etc. EIM may also be affected by several non-anatomic factors like temperature, electrode size and inter electrode distance. This study has been conducted to explore the bio heat transfer effect due to different atmospheric temperature for the assessment of EIM data. In this study, A 3D finite element model of human upper arm with rectangular shapes of electrode was developed for seven different ambient temperatures in the range of 20℃ to 50℃ to analyse temperature distribution inside biological tissue of human upper arm and consequently for the assessment of EIM parameters. We observed that there is no significant variation (p

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