John D. Enderle


John D. Enderle

Research Professor
Office: Bronwell 105
Phone: (860) 486-5521
Email: jenderle@engr.uconn.edu

Education:

  • B.S., Biomedical Engr., Rensselaer Poly. Institute, 1975
  • M.S., Biomedical Engr., Rensselaer Poly. Institute, 1977
  • M.S., Electrical Engr., Rensselaer Poly. Institute, 1978
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engr., Rensselaer Poly. Institute, 1980

Research Interests:
My current research interest involves characterizing the neurosensory control of human visual and auditory systems. The specific objectives of this research are to investigate and to ultimately produce a model that will predict the head and eye movement responses to any combination of visual, auditory, and vestibular inputs in a changing environment. The ultimate goal of this research is to enhance our understanding of how the brain monitors, integrates and adaptively controls neurosensory information.

Previously, we demonstrated the operation of a time-optimal control mechanism during horizontal goal-directed visual eye movements. This study involved an extensive time optimal control investigation using a direct method, and parameter and control estimation using the system identification technique. In addition, we developed a new linear homeomorphic model of muscle that has the static and dynamic properties of muscle. A new time-optimal neural network for the control of horizontal saccades elicited from visual stimulus has also been developed. This neural network is the first saccade generator model to include the cerebellum as an important element in the network, and also incorporates the new linear muscle model within the oculomotor plant. The first stage of this research has involved the development of a physiological neural network for horizontal saccades. My future work will involve increasing the complexity of the saccade generator model to include oblique saccades, and also include head movements. I am also involved in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. This work is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and involves senior design projects to aid persons with disabilities (see web site http://design.ee.uconn.edu for more details). I am also the editor of an annual book series on projects to aid the disabled (see web site: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu). Administratively, I serve as the Program Director for Biomedical Engineering at UConn. The program has over 50 faculty. A new undergraduate BME degree program was just started. The graduate BME program has been offered at UConn since 1965.

Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Sy.
  • American Society for Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Rodin Remediation Foundation

Recent Publications:
Archival Technical Journal Publications:

  • ” Stress Proteins are Proinflammatory in vivo, ” (with R. Kumar, G. Perdrizet, M. Rewinski, M. Berman and L. Hightower), Implications for Bioengineers, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 80-84, 2004.
  • “Ensuring that Biomedical Engineers are Ready for the Real World,” (with K.M. Ropella, D.M. Kelso and B. Hallowell), EMB Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 59-66, 2002.

Books, Book Chapters, Book Sections & Edited Volumes:

  • ” National Science Foundation 2003 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities, ” (J. D. Enderle and B. Hallowell, eds.), Creative Learning Press, Inc., 405 pages, (May be viewed at: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu), Mansfield Center, Connecticut, 2005.
  • ” Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, ” (with S. M. Blanchard and J. D. Bronzino), Elsevier, 2nd Edition, 118 pages, Amsterdam, 2005.
  • National Science Foundation 1999 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities, (J.D. Enderle and B. Hallowell, eds.), Creative Learning Press, Inc., 360 pages, Mansfield Center, CT, 2001.

Conference Proceedings & Other Publications:

  • ” Letters from the Editor, ” EMB Magazine, July, September and November, 2004; January, March and May, 2005.
  • ” Porting Genesis to Simulink, ” (with F. A. Rodriguez-Campos), Proceedings of the 30th IEEE EMBS Annual International Conference, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 1-5, (Region I Student Paper Finalist), San Francisco, California, September 1-5, 2004.
  • ” Infra-Red Radiant Intensity Exposure Safety Study for the Eye Tracker, ” (with W. R. Pruehsner), Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 41, pp. 299-304, 2005.
  • ” Firing Rate Relationship in the Saccade System Neural Pathway, ” (with F. A. Rodriguez-Campos), Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 41, pp. 241-246, 2005.
  • ” Development of a Microprocessor Controlled Cryosurgical System, ” (with P. S. Flosdorf), Proceedings of the IEEE 31st Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, Vol. 31, pp. 81-82, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
  • ” Design, Development and Evaluation of an Asset Tracking System, ” (with R. Kaur and V. Defrancesco), Proceedings of the IEEE 31st Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, Vol. 31, pp. 110-111, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
  • ” Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Analysis of False Alarms in Capnography (CO2 Monitoring), (with P. T. Cabral, M. D. Feldman and J. Bronke), Proceedings of the IEEE 31st Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, Vol. 31, pp. 250-251, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2005.
  • “Embedding the HH Neuron Model within the Saccade Neural Controller,” Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Eye Movements, p. S28, Turku, Finland, August 22-25, 2001.
  • “Healthcare Decision Support Applications Using Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Virtual Instrumentation,” (with I.A. Gieras and E. Rosow), Proceedings of the International Professional Communications Conference, pp. 431-436, Santa Fe, NM, October 24-27, 2001.
  • “November 2001 Faces and Places Column,” IEEE-EMB Magazine, pp. 1-2, November/December 2001
  • “Letter from the Editor: Metanoia – A Fundamental Transformation,” IEEE-EMB Magazine, p. 3, January/February 2002.
  • “Letter from the Editor: Relationships – An Important Ingredient for Success,” IEEE-EMB Magazine, p. 4, March/April 2002.
  • “The Operating Version of the Eye Tracker, a System to Measure Saccadic Eye Movements,” (with W. Pruehsner), Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 38, pp., 113-118, Copper Mountain, CO, April 12-14, 2002.
  • “Dynamic Modeling of the Neck Muscles During Horizontal Head Movement,” (with S.A. Haapala), Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 38, pp., 233-238, Copper Mountain, CO, April 12-14, 2002.
  • “Development of a Wound Assessment System for Quantitative Chronic Wound Monitoring,” (with M. Burns, E. Rosow and Q. Zhu), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 7-8, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “Stress Proteins are Proinflammatory In Vivo: Implications for Bioengineers,” (with R. Kumar, L. Hightower and G. Perdrizet), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 57-58, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “Normal Aging and Brain Functional Connectivity of Primary Motor Cortex: A Functional MRI (fMRI) Study,” (with R. Niazy, M. Qiu, Z. Deng and S. Lai), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 153-154, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “An Updated Assisted Musical Learning Device,” (with L. Perez and G. Ettienne-Modeste), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 235-236, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “Instrumentation for Analysis of Rat Rectus Eye Muscle Properties,” (with C.T. Lombardo and M. Khan), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 237-238, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “A Head Controlled Wheelchair,” (with J. Maciorowski and H. Callender), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 239-240, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “The Grocery Transporter Elevator,” (with A. Kattamis and W. Pruehsner), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 241-242, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.
  • “The Roaming Diagnosis Station – A Mobile Instrumentation Case,” (with A. Kattamis and W. Pruehsner), Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp. 245-246, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April 20-21, 2002.

Active Research Projects:

  • ” Industrial Internship Program in Biomedical Engineering at the Joslin Diabetes Center,” Joslin Diabetes Center, August 23, 2003-August 22, 2004.
  • ” Industrial Internship Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut,” Whitaker Foundation, May 1, 1999-December 31, 2004.
  • ” An Annual Review of Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities,” National Science Foundation BES, June 24, 2003-July 31, 2005.
  • ” Industrial Internship Program at MIRA, Inc.,” MIRA, Inc., August 1, 2003-August 22, 2005.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center,” University of Massachusetts Medical Center, August 23, 2003-August 22, 2005.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at the West Haven VA Hospital,” West Haven VA Hospital, August 24, 2001-August 23, 2005.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at the Lifespan (Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital),” August 24, 2003-August 23, 2005.
  • ” University of Connecticut: RERC on Accessible Medical Instrumentation,” U. S. Department of Education/Marquette University, Subcontract to the University of Connecticut, November 1, 2002-October 31, 2005.
  • ” Editor-in-Chief of EMB Magazine,” IEEE-Soc Fdn, August 1, 2001-December 31, 2005.
  • ” Editor-in-Chief of EMB Magazine,” IEEE, January 1, 2005-December 31, 2005.
  • ” Design of a Wireless Reflectable Pulse Oximeter,” Paul Konz, January 1, 2005-December 31, 2005.
  • ” Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities,” National Science Foundation/ENG, May 1, 2005-April 30, 2006.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at Baystate Medical Center,” Baystate Medical Center, August 23, 1997-August 22, 2007.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at Hartford Hospital,” Hartford Hospital, August 23, 1997-August 22, 2007.
  • ” Clinical Engineering Internship Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center,” University of Connecticut Health Center, August 24, 1997-August 23, 2007.

Professional Activities:

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE EMB Magazine.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Academic Press Biomedical Engineering Book Series. 
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Neural Systems, 2005.
  • Member, ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.
  • Program Chair, Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2004-2005.

Reviewer for:

  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
  • BMES Annals.
  • Department of Education.
  • Whitaker Foundation Editorial Board.
  • National Space Biomedical Research Institute.