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

Nonuniform Exposure to the Cornea from Millimeter Waves

Kenneth R. Foster, Ilkka Laakso, Steven Chalfin 2021 Health Physics

Human exposure to radiofrequency energy above 6 GHz

Akimasa Hirata, Sachiko Kodera, Kensuke Sasaki, Jose Gomez-Tames, Ilkka Laakso, Andrew Wood, Soichi Watanabe, Kenneth R. Foster 2021 Physics in Medicine and Biology

Ecg localization method based on volume conductor model and kalman filtering

Yuki Nakano, Essam A. Rashed, Tatsuhito Nakane, Ilkka Laakso, Akimasa Hirata 2021 Sensors

Magnetic probe-based microrheology reveals local softening and stiffening of 3D collagen matrices by fibroblasts

Juho Pokki, Iliana Zisi, Ester Schulman, Dhiraj Indana, Ovijit Chaudhuri 2021 BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES

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

Review on biophysical modelling and simulation studies for transcranial magnetic stimulation

Jose Gomez-Tames, Ilkka Laakso, Akimasa Hirata 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
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