M. Sc. Eric Elzenheimer

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Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
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Research: Medical Signal Processing

Topic: Multimodal Mapping of Nerve Pathology with Magneto-Electric Sensors

Part of the diagnosis of damages to human nerves is the electroneurography (ENG). The electroneurography comprises stimulation, derivation and investigation of a stimulus in a stimulated human nerve. The most frequently used method of the electroneurography is the investigation of the nerve conduction velocity. In this case the stimulus is deviated by conventional electrical electrodes.

In human nerves flow a very small current. This current also causes a magnetic field, even if this magnetic field is quiet weak. Because of this magnetic field the derivation of the stimulus can also be done with magnetic sensors, instead of the typical used electrical electrodes.

The objective of this DFG founded SFB project is the non-invasive mapping of nerve function and dysfunction (pathology) by a combination of magneto-electric (ME) sensor sampling with ultrasound or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. First, an experimental set-up with the measurement and analysis pipeline using a phantom will be established. Afterwards these have to be adapted to in vivo conditions (healthy human nerve). Finally, patient cohorts with different types of nerve pathology and assess added value of the novel multimodal nerve mapping in comparison to established electrical nerve conduction studies will be examined.

Related topics:

  • Signal Analysis
  • Biomagnetic Measurements
  • Bioelectric Measurements

Further interests:

  • Hardware development
  • Electronic
  • Analog Signal Processing

Short CV

2015 - current   Research assistant at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2013 - 2015   Teaching Fellow at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2013 - 2013   Laboratory engineer at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2012 - 2013   Scientific assistant at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
2011 - 2012   M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering Specialization Communications at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
2007 - 2011   B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering Specialization Communications at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Publications

  1. E. Elzenheimer, H. Laufs, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Magnetoneurograhy of an Electrically Stimulated Arm Nerve, Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials, Volume 63, Number 12, Pages 363-366, September 2018

  2. C. Bald, E. Elzenheimer, J. Reermann, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Amplitudenverlauf des Herzmagnetfeldes als Funktion des Abstandes, Biosignale Workshop, 2018, Erfurt, Germany

  3. E. Elzenheimer, F. Weitkamp, H. Laufs, T. Sander-Thömmes, G. Schmidt: Magnetoneurografie eines elektrisch stimulierten Armnervs, Biosignale Workshop, 2018, Erfurt, Germany

  4. F. Weitkamp, E. Elzenheimer, W. Schulte-Mattler, G. Schmidt, H. Laufs: Multimodal Mapping of Nerve Pathology with a Multichannel Approach, DGKN, open access, 2018, Berlin, Germany

  5. S. Kratzenstein, E. Elzenheimer, E. Suresh, G. Schmidt: Automatische Verfahren zur Bestimmung des neuromuskulären Aktivitätsbeginns in Anhängigkeit von der Signalqualität, GAMMA, Hamburg, Germany

Internal PhD Students

 

Rasool Al-Mafrachi
In-Car-Communication
Christin Bald
Real-time Signal Processing for Magnetoelectric Sensors
Eric Elzenheimer
Medical Signal Processing
Marco Gimm
In-Car-Communication
Tobias Hübschen
Instrumental Quality Assessment for Speech Communication Systems
Alexej Namenas
Cognitive-adaptive Target Detection and Tracking for SONAR Systems
Anton Namenas
Acoustic Environments and Evaluation of Communication Systems
Thorben Kaak
Real-time MIMO Signal Processing for Active SONAR Systems
Bastian Kaulen
SONAR Signal Processing
Minh H. Pham
Medical Signal Processing
Robbin Romijnders
Medical Signal Processing
Finn Spitz
Speech Analysis and Therapy for Parkinson Patients
Elke Warmerdam
Medical Signal Processing
Owe Wisch
Underwater Communication in Real-time MIMO-SONAR-Systems

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

Recent News

Saturday Morning Physics 2018

The DSS team was invited to participate in the last of the "Saturday Morning Physics" (SMP) events in 2018. On December 8th, a Saturday of course, Thorben Kaak, Gerhard Schmidt, and Owe Wisch gave a talk on underwater signal processing. Pupils from all around Schleswig-Holstein were quite interested, especially in the basics of SONAR systems.