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M. Sc. Eric Elzenheimer

Room F-006
Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 880-6143
Telefax: +49 431 880-6128
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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 Enhancement and Signal Analysis
  • Biomagnetic Measurements
  • Bioelectric Measurements

 

Scientific Interests:

  • New Sensor-Concepts and Magnetometers for Biomagnetic Applications (MCG/MNG/MMG)
  • Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs)
  • Electroneurography (ENG) / Electromyography (EMG)

 

Short CV:

 
 
Time span   Details  
  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  

 

Scientific Talks:

  • Soon: Workshop on Biosignals - Innovative Processing of Bioelectrical and Biomagnetic Signals, March 11-13, 2020, Kiel.
  • Soon: 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN), March 26-28, 2020, Baden-Baden.
  • 53rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT2019), September 25-26, 2019, Frankfurt am Main.
  • 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN), March 28-30, 2019, Freiburg.
  • 52rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT2018), September 26-28, 2018, Aachen.
  • Workshop on Biosignals - Innovative Processing of Bioelectrical and Biomagnetic Signals, March 21-23, 2018, Erfurt.

 

Attended Workshops / Trainings / Conferences / Congresses:

  • CRC 1261 Summer School 2019, Magnetic Sensing and Applications in Medicine and Industry – State of the Art and New Prospects, August 19-21, 2019.
  • Magnetic Sensors: Determination of Position, Movement and Current with Fluxgate, Hall Sensor, MR Sensor – Essen, Juni 18-19, 2019.
  • MathWorks Training (MATLAB Fundamentals/MATLAB Advanced Programming Techniques) – Kiel, August 21-23, 2018.
  • 13th Workshop on Neurophysiology with Neurosonography in Holstein (Focus on EMG) – Kaltenkirchen, September 15-17, 2017.
  • 12th ITG-Symposium on Voice Communication – Paderborn, October 5-7, 2016.
  • 136th International AES Convention – Berlin, April 26-29, 2014.
  • 25th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing – Dresden, March 26-28, 2014.

 

Publications:

  1.    

    E. Elzenheimer, H. Laufs, W. Schulte-Mattler, G. Schmidt: Magnetic Measurement of Electrically Evoked Muscle Responses with Optically Pumped Magnetometers, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, January 2020, doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.2968148

  2.    

    E. Elzenheimer, H. Laufs, W. Schulte-Mattler, G. Schmidt: Signal Modeling and Simulation of Temporal Dispersion and Conduction Block in Motor Nerves, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, November 2019, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2954592

  3.    

    E. Elzenheimer, H. Laufs, W. Schulte-Mattler, G. Schmidt: Magnetic Measurement of Electrically Evoked Muscle Responses with Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs), New opportunities in biomagnetism using OPMs, Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik, 64, 39 (2019), doi: 10.1515/bmt-2019-6008

  4.    

    C. Bald, E. Elzenheimer, J. Kreisel, N. Simoski, A. Namenas, J. Reermann, T. Demming, N. Frey, G. Schmidt: Magnetocardiography with Optically Pumped Magnetometers Integrated in a Patient Bed, BMT Frankfurt, September 2019

  5.    

    J. Reermann, E. Elzenheimer and G. Schmidt: Real-time Biomagnetic Signal Processing for Uncooled Magnetometers in Cardiology, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 15, Number 10, Pages 4237-4249, June 2019, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2893236

  6.    

    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

  7.    

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

  8.    

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

  9.    

    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

  10.    

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