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.

Group members

Arttu Lehtonen

Doctoral researcher

Juho Pokki

Research Fellow

Latest publications

Characterizing Aptamers with Reconfigurable Chiral Plasmonic Assemblies

Yike Huang, Minh Kha Nguyen, Vu Hoang Nguyen, Jacky Loo, Arttu J. Lehtonen, Anton Kuzyk 2022 Langmuir

The Effect of Inter-pulse Interval on TMS Motor Evoked Potentials in Active Muscles

Noora Matilainen, Marco Soldati, Ilkka Laakso 2022 FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE

Magneto- and electrophosphene thresholds in the retina: a dosimetry modeling study

Janita Nissi, Ilkka Laakso 2022 Physics in Medicine and Biology

DNA‐Engineered Hydrogels with Light‐Adaptive Plasmonic Responses

Joonas Ryssy, Arttu Lehtonen, Jacky Loo, Kha Nguyen, Jani Seitsonen, Yike Huang, Badri Narauanen Narasimhan, Juho Pokki, Anton Kuzyk, Sesha Manuguri 2022 Advanced Functional Materials

Nanoscale Tracking Combined with Cell-Scale Microrheology Reveals Stepwise Increases in Force Generated by Cancer Cell Protrusions

Luka Sikic, Ester Schulman, Anna Kosklin, Aashrith Saraswathibhatla, Ovijit Chaudhuri, Juho Pokki 2022 Nano Letters

Effect of Incidence Angle on the Spatial-Average of Incident Power Density Definition to Correlate Skin Temperature Rise for Millimeter Wave Exposures

Yinliang Diao, Kun Li, Kensuke Sasaki, Sachiko Kodera, Ilkka Laakso, Walid El Hajj, Akimasa Hirata 2021 IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

Nonuniform Exposure to the Cornea from Millimeter Waves

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

Assessment of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Akimasa Hirata, Yinliang Diao, Teruo Onishi, Kensuke Sasaki, Seungyoung Ahn, Davide Colombi, Valerio De Santis, Ilkka Laakso, Luca Giaccone, Joseph Wout, Essam A. Rashed, Wolfgang Kainz, Ji Chen 2021 IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

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

A probabilistic transcranial magnetic stimulation localization method

Juhani Kataja, Marco Soldati, Noora Matilainen, Ilkka Laakso 2021 JOURNAL OF NEURAL ENGINEERING
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