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OpenMEEG: opensource software for quasistatic bioelectromagnetics.

Submitted by holger on Mon, 2011/06/06 - 21:44
TitleOpenMEEG: opensource software for quasistatic bioelectromagnetics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsGramfort, A, Papadopoulo, T, Olivi, E, Clerc, M
JournalBiomedical engineering online
Date Published2010
KeywordsBenchmarking, Computers, Electric Impedance, Electricity, Electroencephalography, Electromagnetic Phenomena, Licensure, Magnetics, Magnetoencephalography, Models, Theoretical, Quality Control, Software, Time Factors, Tomography

Interpreting and controlling bioelectromagnetic phenomena require realistic physiological models and accurate numerical solvers. A semi-realistic model often used in practise is the piecewise constant conductivity model, for which only the interfaces have to be meshed. This simplified model makes it possible to use Boundary Element Methods. Unfortunately, most Boundary Element solutions are confronted with accuracy issues when the conductivity ratio between neighboring tissues is high, as for instance the scalp/skull conductivity ratio in electro-encephalography. To overcome this difficulty, we proposed a new method called the symmetric BEM, which is implemented in the OpenMEEG software. The aim of this paper is to present OpenMEEG, both from the theoretical and the practical point of view, and to compare its performances with other competing software packages.

Alternate JournalBiomed Eng Online
PubMed ID20819204
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