Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Electromagnetics in Health Technology

The group develops computational methods for multi-physics modelling of the human body.
Electromagnetics in Health Technology

The research combines numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields with anatomical and functional modelling, having multidisciplinary applications in biomedical engineering (device development), clinical practice (diagnosis and rehabilitation), and neurosciences (brain research).

The first focus area of the research is developing computational tools for modelling non-invasive brain stimulation. In the future, the methods will help scientists to carefully craft stimulation protocols rather than relying on trial and error, improving the safety and efficacy of stimulation and allowing individually planned treatment.

The group also uses computer simulations to study the electromagnetic safety of new technologies and aid the development of novel health care applications .

The research group is led by Assistant Professor Ilkka Laakso.

Latest publications

Group-level analysis of induced electric field in deep brain regions by different TMS coils

Jose Gomez-Tames, Atsushi Hamasaka, Akimasa Hirata, Ilkka Laakso, Mai Lu, Shoogo Ueno 2020 Physics in Medicine and Biology

TMS activation site estimation using multiscale realistic head models

Jose Gomez-Tames, Ilkka Laakso, Takenobu Murakami, Yoshikazu Ugawa, Akimasa Hirata 2020 JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING

Cost of focality in TDCS

Marko Mikkonen, Ilkka Laakso, Satoshi Tanaka, Akimasa Hirata 2020 Brain Stimulation

Inter-individual variations in electric fields induced in the brain by exposure to uniform magnetic fields at 50 Hz

Marco Soldati, Takenobu Murakami, Ilkka Laakso 2020 Physics in Medicine and Biology

Non-invasive detection of compartment syndrome using radio frequency wave

Kamya Y. Yazdandoost, Ilkka Laakso 2020 Progress In Electromagnetics Research M

Coil model comparison for cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation

M. Kaan Çan, Ilkka Laakso, Jaakko O. Nieminen, Takenobu Murakami, Yoshikazu Ugawa 2019 Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express

Comparison of numerical techniques for the evaluation of human exposure from measurement data

Alice Conchin Gubernati, Fabio Freschi, Luca Giaccone, Tommaso Campi, Valerio De Santis, Ilkka Laakso 2019 IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

Group-level and functional-region analysis of electric-field shape during cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation with different electrode montages

Jose Gomez-Tames, Akihiro Asai, Marko Mikkonen, Ilkka Laakso, Satoshi Tanaka, Shintaro Uehara, Yohei Otaka, Akimasa Hirata 2019 JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING
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