Positions

Overview

  • John LaCourse was born in Norwich, CT on March 17, 1952. He received the B.A. in Biophysics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT in 1974, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biological engineering from the same institute in 1977 and 1981, respectively. Since 1980 he has been a member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of IEEE-EMBS, IEEE-IMS, Sigma Xi, Medical Ergonomics Society, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He is also a certified Professional Ergonomist (#83).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    1992 OPTIMIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF A CAPACITIVE CONTACTLESS ANGULAR TRANSDUCERIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.  41:311-315. 1992
    1991 A system to measure a pilot's temporal pulse pressure during acceleration.Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine.  62:356-362. 1991
    1990 An eye movement communication-control system for the disabled.IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  37:1215-1220. 1990
    1988 Spectral analysis interpretation of electrosurgical generator nerve and muscle stimulation.IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  35:505-509. 1988
    1987 Electric current and voltage recordings on the myocardium during electrosurgical procedures in canines.Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics.  164:219-224. 1987
    1986 CORRECTIONIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  33:538-538. 1986
    1986 A contact method of ocular pulse detection for studies of carotid occlusions.IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  33:381-385. 1986
    1986 Simulations of arterial pressure pulses using a transmission line model.Journal of Biomechanics.  19:771-780. 1986
    1985 Effect of high-frequency current on nerve and muscle tissue.IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  32:82-86. 1985
    1983 EYE OF THE MUSSEL, MYTILUS-EDULIS LINNAEUS - ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONSVeliger.  25:225-&. 1983
    1981 A POSSIBLE MECHANORECEPTOR ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANTERIOR BYSSUS RETRACTOR MUSCLE OF MYTILUS-EDULIS LINNAEUSVeliger.  24:54-55. 1981
    1978 PRELIMINARY-STUDY OF MECHANORECEPTORS WITHIN ANTERIOR BYSSUS RETRACTOR MUSCLE OF MYTILUS-EDULIS-LBiological Bulletin.  155:161-168. 1978
    1975 PRELIMINARY STUDY OF MICROFUNGI FROM CONNECTICUT RIVER ESTUARYJournal of the Torrey Botanical Society Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club.  102:1-6. 1975

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2015 Sensor to Monitor In-Cockpit Eye Level Arterial Pulse Patency for G-LOC2015 41ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 2015
    2015 Smart Syringe: Determining the Depth and Location of the Needle during Intramuscular Injection2015 41ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 2015
    2013 BED PAN SAFETY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: SMART-PAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMThe Gerontologist. 394-395. 2013
    2013 Smart-Pan: Bedpan Management System2013 39TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC 2013). 175-+. 2013
    2012 Force Sensing Syringe as a Teaching Tool for Injection2012 38TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 364-365. 2012
    2011 A Method of Augmenting Equipment Used for Functional Capacity Evaluations2011 IEEE 37TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 2011
    2011 Force Sensing Syringe to Analyze Needle Path Forces during Intramuscular Injection2011 IEEE 37TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 2011
    2009 A "Sheltered Website" Framework Concept For Assistive Technology Software2009 35TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 90-+. 2009
    2009 Unconstrained and Non-Invasive Respiration Monitoring for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prevention2009 35TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 278-279. 2009
    2007 Standardization of acute health care digital communications2007 IEEE 33RD ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 287-288. 2007
    2004 Effects of stride length on the mechanics of the tibiofemoral jointPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 30TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 168-169. 2004
    2004 Non-contact biopotential measurement from the human body using a low-impedance charge amplifierPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 30TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 31-32. 2004
    2003 Human-machine system design optimization for non-deterministic spacecraft anomaly determination/resolutionPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 29TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 110-111. 2003
    2003 Transmission line modeling for acupuncture nodal therapyPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 29TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 126-127. 2003
    1997 A data logging system using optical sensing techniques to determine foraging strategies of cottontail rabbitsPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 23RD NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 39-41. 1997
    1997 An Audible Thermostat for the blind or visually challenged.PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 23RD NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 68-69. 1997
    1997 End-fire catheter antenna for microwave ablation of the endocardiumPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 23RD NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 46-47. 1997
    1997 Graphical neurofeedback interface for the non-pharmacological intervention in attention deficit attention deficit hyperactivity disorderPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 23RD NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 70-72. 1997
    1997 Performance monitoring from the EEG power spectrum with a radial basis function neural networkPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 23RD NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 19-20. 1997
    1997 Vigilance monitoring from the EEG power spectrum with a neural networkPROCEEDINGS OF THE 19TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 19, PTS 1-6. 1218-1219. 1997
    1996 A system for the detection and non-pharmacological intervention in attention deficit attention deficit hyperactivity disorderPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 101-102. 1996
    1996 Detecting lapses in visual awareness from the EEG power spectrum with a neural networkPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 117-118. 1996
    1995 A mathematical model of the pathophysiology of Carpal Tunnel SyndromePROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 21ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 57-60. 1995
    1995 BRAINIAC - A BRAIN COMPUTER LINKIMTC/95 - 1995 IEEE INSTRUMENTATION/MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 587-592. 1995
    1995 Modified high resolution vibrometry system for use in cumulative trauma disorder screeningPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 21ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 78-81. 1995
    1995 The development of EEG instrumentation to detect movement-related brain macropotential patternsPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 21ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 82-83. 1995
    1993 DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROSURGERY - A HISTORICAL-PERSPECTIVEPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 IEEE NINETEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 35-36. 1993
    1993 SIMULATION OF BRAIN-DEATH FOR DETECTION AND DIAGNOSISPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 IEEE NINETEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 95-96. 1993
    1993 VOLTAGE-CURRENT CHARACTERISTICS OF AN AC ARC FOR DIFFERENT ELECTRODE SEPARATIONS WITH APPLICATION TO ELECTROSURGERYPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 IEEE NINETEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 37-39. 1993
    1992 A SIMPLIFIED SPHERICAL LENS MODEL FOR CRANIAL EXPOSURE TO 60-HZ ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELDSPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH IEEE ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 7-8. 1992
    1992 A UNIVERSITY-BASED REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH IEEE ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 71-72. 1992
    1992 QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PHYSICAL MANUAL DEXTERITYPROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH IEEE ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 117-118. 1992
    1992 THE VOLTAGE-CURRENT CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ELECTROSURGICAL ARCPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 14, PTS 1-7. 1136-1137. 1992
    1991 2 METHODS OF APPROXIMATING NONLINEAR V-I ARC CHARACTERISTICS IN ELECTROSURGERYPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 251-252. 1991
    1991 A METHOD FOR MONITORING FINGER AND PALM PRESSURE DURING PERCEPTION THRESHOLD TESTING OF COMPRESSION NEUROPATHIESPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 133-134. 1991
    1991 A METHOD FOR NUMERICALLY RATING PHYSICAL MANUAL DEXTERITYPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 13, PTS 1-5. 1857-1858. 1991
    1991 A SINGLE ARTERY MODEL WITH STENOSIS IN THE TIME DOMAINPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 87-88. 1991
    1991 ANALYZING BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS WITH CMAC, A NEURAL NETWORKPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 3-4. 1991
    1991 BRAIN-DEATH - A SIMULATION STUDY FOR NONINVASIVE DETECTIONPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 42-43. 1991
    1991 MEASURING FUNCTIONAL MOBILITYIEEE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 1991. 538-540. 1991
    1991 OPTIMIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF A CAPACITIVE CONTACTLESS ANGULAR TRANSDUCERIEEE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 1991. 541-545. 1991
    1991 PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS WITH A NEW INDENTATION TYPE TONOMETERPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 247-248. 1991
    1991 SPECTRAL DISTRIBUTION OF CURRENT DURING ELECTROSURGERYPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 257-258. 1991
    1991 THE ACTIMETER - ANALYZING BILATERAL HUMAN FUNCTIONAL MOBILITYPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 13, PTS 1-5. 1861-1862. 1991
    1991 THE ACTIMETER - ANALYZING HUMAN FUNCTIONAL MOBILITYPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 149-150. 1991
    1991 THE EFFECTS OF 60 HZ MAGNETIC-FIELDS ON THE NOCTURNAL ACTIVITY CYCLES IN RATSPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 13, PTS 1-5. 1019-1020. 1991
    1991 THE EFFECTS OF STENOSIS GEOMETRY ON THE REFLECTED PRESSURE WAVE-FORMPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 13, PTS 1-5. 2244-2245. 1991
    1991 THE VARIABILITY OF APPLIED FINGER PRESSURE DURING PERCEPTION THRESHOLD TESTING OF CARPAL-TUNNEL SYNDROMEPROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 13, PTS 1-5. 1686-1687. 1991
    1991 USE OF A DISCRETE ELECTROOCULOGRAPHIC CONTROL-SYSTEM WITH AND WITHOUT OSCILLATORY MOTION OF THE HEADPROCEEDINGS OF THE 1991 IEEE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 129-130. 1991
    1990 A SYSTEM TO DETERMINE G-LOCPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 1990 NATIONAL AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE, NAECON 1990, VOLS 1-3. 850-855. 1990
    1990 A TIME DOMAIN MODEL OF WAVE-PROPAGATION WITH STENOSIS IN THE ARTERIAL SYSTEMPROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 77-78. 1990
    1990 VOCATIONAL-REHABILITATION TEAM STRESSING UNIVERSITY-STUDENT INTERACTION - A MODELPROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE. 13-14. 1990
    1981 PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MECHANORECEPTORS WITHIN THE ANTERIOR BYSSUS RETRACTOR MUSCLE (ABRM) OF MYTILUS-EDULIS-LIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 945-945. 1981
    1979 INNERVATION OF THE ANTERIOR BYSSUS RETRACTOR MUSCLE OF MYTILUS-EDULIS-LIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 960-960. 1979
    1977 MECHANORECEPTORS WITHIN ANTERIOR BYSSUS RETRACTOR MUSCLE OF MYTILUS-EDULIS LIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 969-969. 1977
    Image Processing Scheme for Automated Estimation of Cancer Proliferation in Unstained Soft-Shell Clam Hemocytes
    Improving the Computing Program Accreditation at Post Soviet Union University

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    A System to Determine Arterial Occlusion and Other Maladies
    Appratus and System for Detecting Peripheral Nerve Neuropathies
    Appratus for the Functional Assessment of Human Activity
    Vibratory Screening or Diagnostic System

    Teaching Activities

  • Adv Topics Computer Engineer Taught course 2019
  • AdvTop/Systems Engineering Taught course 2019
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Taught course 2019
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Taught course 2019
  • Adv Top/Appl Discrete Devices Taught course 2018
  • Appl of Integrated Circuits Taught course 2018
  • Appl of Integrated Circuits Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2018
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2018
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Taught course 2018
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Taught course 2018
  • Appl of Integrated Circuits Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2017
  • SpecTop/Bioelectricityof Trees Taught course 2017
  • Bionics Taught course 2017
  • Bionics Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Active Circuits Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2016
  • Bionics Taught course 2016
  • Professional Principles of Eng Taught course 2016
  • SpcTop/Detect Method Neuropath Taught course 2016
  • Adv Top/Adv Analog Cir Design Taught course 2015
  • Appl of Integrated Circuits Taught course 2015
  • Appl of Integrated Circuits Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Bionics Taught course 2015
  • Professional Principles of Eng Taught course 2015
  • Spc Top/UNH IEDC 2015 Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Active Circuits Taught course 2014
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Honors/Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Spec Top/UNH IEDC 2015 Taught course 2014
  • Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Bionics Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biophysics, University of Connecticut
  • M.S. Biological Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D. Biological Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Full Name

  • John LaCourse