Journal Publications

R. Kusche, Fabian John, Marco Cimdins, and H. Hellbrück
Contact-Free Biosignal Acquisition via Capacitive and Ultrasonic Sensors
IEEE Access, 8, 2020
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2995861], [Project]

R. Kusche, and M. Ryschka
Combining Bioimpedance and EMG Measurements for Reliable Muscle Contraction Detection
IEEE Sensors Journal, 19, 23, 11687-11696, 2019
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2936171], [Project]

R. Kusche, A.-V. Lindenberg, S. Hauschild and M. Ryschka
Aortic frequency response determination via bioimpedance plethysmography
IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 66, 11, 3238-3246, 2019
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2902721], [Project]

R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann and M. Ryschka
Dry electrodes for bioimpedance measurements – design, characterization and comparison
IOP Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express, 5, 1, 2018
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1088/2057-1976/aaea59], [Project]

R. Kusche, P. Klimach and M. Ryschka
A Multichannel Real-Time Bioimpedance Measurement Device for Pulse Wave Analysis
IEEE Trans. Biomed. Circuits Syst., 12(3), 614-622, 2018
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1109/TBCAS.2018.2812222]

R. Kusche, S. Hauschild and M. Ryschka
Galvanically Decoupled Current Source Modules for Multi-Channel Bioimpedance Measurement Systems
Electronics, 6, 90, 2017
[PDF], [DOI: 10.3390/electronics6040090]

R. Kusche, A. Malhotra, M. Ryschka, G. Ardelt, P. Klimach and S. Kaufmann
A FPGA-Based Broadband EIT System for Complex Bioimpedance Measurement – Design and Performance Estimation
Electronics, 4, 507-525, 2015
[PDF], [DOI: 10.3390/electronics4030507]

R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra, S. Kaufmann and M. Ryschka
An In-Ear Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement System Using Heart Sounds as Time Reference
Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, 1, 366-370, 2015
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2015-0090]

Conference Publications 

R. Kusche and M. Ryschka
Respiration Monitoring by Combining EMG and Bioimpedance Measurements
IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-9038-7_156]

R. Kusche, A.-V. Lindenberg, S. Hauschild and M. Ryschka
Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement via Heart Sounds and Impedance Plethysmography
IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-9038-7_155]

R. Kusche, S. Hauschild and M. Ryschka
A Bioimpedance-Based Cardiovascular Measurement System
IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-9038-7_154]

J. Yang, R. Kusche, M. Ryschka and C. Xia
Wrist Movement Detection for Prosthesis Control using Surface EMG and Triaxial Accelerometer
10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Shanghai, 2017
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1109/CISP-BMEI.2017.8302262]

R. Kusche, T. D. Adornetto, P. Klimach and M. Ryschka
A Bioimpedance Measurement System for Pulse Wave Analysis
International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy, Chemnitz, 2015
[PDF]

R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra, S. Kaufmann and M. Ryschka
An In-Ear Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement System Using Heart Sounds as Time Reference
Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering BMT, 2015
[PDF], [DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2015-0090]

E. Scherer, R. Kusche, P. Klimach and M. Ryschka
Pulse Wave Analysis of Minuscule Ear Movements by Video Signal Processing
Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering BMT, 2015

T. Welzel, C. Debbeler, M. Graeser, S. Kaufmann, R. Kusche and K. Lüdtke-Buzug
Analyzing Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs) Using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy
5th International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, Istanbul, 2015

R. Kusche, A. Malhotra, M. Ryschka and S. Kaufmann
A Portable In-Ear Pulse Wave Measurement System
Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering BMT, 2014
[PDF], [DOI:10.1515/bmt-2014-5011]

R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann and M. Ryschka
Design, Development and Comparison of two Different Measurements Devices for Time-Resolved Determination of Phase Shifts of Bioimpedances
Proceedings of the third Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, 2014, p. 115-119
[PDF], [Link]

S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, G. Ardelt, N. Hunsche, K. Breßlein, R. Kusche and M. Ryschka
A System for In-Ear Pulse Wave Measurements
Proceedings of the third Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, 2014, p. 271 -274
[PDF], [Link]

Selected Talks

  • R. Kusche: Elektrische Sicherheit bei medizinischen Anwendungen2. Jahrestagung der Medizinprodukteüberwachung, 2018.
  • R. Kusche und M. Ryschka: Herausforderungen bei der Erfassung von Biosignalen zur Steuerung von Prothesen, Microtec Nord, 2017.
  • R. Kusche: A Bioimpedance System for Time-Resolved Multichannel Measurements, Graduate Seminar – Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement, University of Luebeck, 2016.
  • R. Kusche: Detektion der Pulswelle im OhrVortragsreihe VDE und Fachhochschule, 2015.
  • R. Kusche: Entwicklung eines Messsystems zur Aufzeichnung von Vitalparametern,  Graduate Seminar at the CoSA Research Group, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, 2015.
  • R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, G. Ardelt und M. Ryschka: Detektion und Auswertung der Pulswelle im Ohr, DeGAG Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arterielle Gefäßsteifigkeit D-A-CH, Wien, 2014.
  • S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, G. Ardelt und R. Kusche: A high accuracy Bioimpedance Measurement System (BMS) for time resolved measurementsMicrosoft Research, Redmond WA, 2014.

Patents / Applications

  • [PCT/EP2020/055506] Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Detektion von Zwerchfellkontraktionen.
  • [DE 102020103911.5] Verfahren zur kontaktlosen Messung wenigstens eines Vitalparameters eines Patienten.
  • [DE 102019204714.9] Verfahren und Stift zur Personenidentifikation und Schrifterkennung.
  • [DE 102019203052.1] Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Detektion von Zwerchfellkontraktionen.
  • [PCT/EP2019/058135] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesensteuerung oder -regelung.
  • [DE 102018205306.5] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesensteuerung oder -regelung (granted).
  • [US 2018/0078148] Bioimpedance based pulse waveform sensing.
  • [DE 102017217905.8] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesensteuerung oder -regelung.
  • [WO/2017/174334] Measurement method and measuring device for noninvasively measuring the aortal pulse wave velocity of a measurement subject (granted).
  • [DE 102016004462] Messverfahren und Messvorrichtung zur nicht-invasiven Messung der aortalen Pulswellengeschwindigkeit einer Messperson.
  • [EP 3042605] Method and device for measuring pulse wave velocity of a measuring person.
  • [DE 102015000328] Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Messung der Pulswellengeschwindigkeit einer Messperson.

Prizes

  • R. Kusche: Young Investigator Award Finalist, IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018.
  • R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra and M. Ryschka: A Wearable Embedded System for Wireless Acquisition of Vital ParametersTexas Instruments Innovation Challenge Europe, Top 2, 2015.
  • R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, G. Ardelt und M. Ryschka: Detektion und Auswertung der Pulswelle im OhrDeGAG Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arterielle Gefäßsteifigkeit D-A-CH, Wien, Young Investigator Award, 2014.
  • R. Kusche: Best Graduation in 2014, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.
  • A. Malhotra, S. Kaufmann, R. Kusche and M. Ryschka: A System for Multi-Modal Assessment of Body Parameters,Texas Instruments European Analog Design Contest, Top 20, 2013.

Reviewer Activities

  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • IEEE Access (2019, 2020)
  • Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik (2020)
  • MDPI Applied Sciences (2018)
  • IUPESM, IFMBE, IOMP World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering (2018)

Miscellaneous

  • R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, P. Klimach und M. Ryschka: Wearable zur Langzeitbestimmung der Arteriellen Gefäßsteifigkeit, ImpulsE, 20, 2015.
  • Szenario zur Leitfrage “Wie wirken Arzt und digitale Technik im Jahr 2035 zusammen?”, active involvement, VDE-Info Praxisnetz Digitale Technologien / DGBMT, Juli 2019.

Teaching

  • Analog Electronics II, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences (Summer 2018)
  • Design of Medical Electronic Devices, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences (Summer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Medical Electronics – Project, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences (Winter 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)

Supervised Students

  • Xiao Zijian, Comparison of numerical computing environments for digital signal processing, Bachelor Thesis, 2020.
  • Sebastian Hauschild, Entwicklung eines Messaufbaus zur Reduzierung der Auswirkung von Elektrode-Haut-Impedanzen auf die Bioimpedanzmessung, Master Thesis, 2020.
  • Arthur-Vincent Lindenberg, Entwicklung eines Messsystems zur Bestimmung der Pulswellengeschwindigkeit in der Aorta mittels Impedanzplethysmographie, Bachelor Thesis, 2019.
  • Patricia Schöntag, Konzeptionierung eines elektrischen Messphantoms zur Erzeugung realistischer Nutz- und Störsignale einer simultanen Elektro- und Impedanzmyographie, Bachelor Thesis, 2018.
  • Sebastian Hauschild, Analyse der optischen Auswirkungen von Muskelkontraktionen am Unterarm, Scientific Working Project, 2018.
  • Stephen F. Bauer, Development of an FPGA based High Frequency Signal Synthesizer, DAAD RISE internship, 2017.
  • Jie Yang, Wrist Movement Detection Combining EMG and MMG Signals, ECUST Internship Scholarship, 2017.
  • Sebastian Hauschild, Hard- und Softwareentwicklung zur Beurteilung der Auswirkung mehrerer Stromquellen bei der Bioimpedanzmessung, Bachelor Thesis, 2017.
  • Sunil Bhattarai,  A System Development for Introducing and Detecting Artificial Pulse Waves, Master Thesis, 2016.
  • Esther Scherer, Coupling Mechanism between Arterial Pulse Wave and Auditory Canal, Master Thesis, 2016.
  • Turner D. Adornetto, Development of an Optical Signal Transmission Circuit for Medical Electrical Devices, DAAD RISE internship, 2015.
  • Sebastian Hauschild, Entwicklung einer Analogen Verstärkerschaltung zur Simultanen Messung von EMG- und Bioimpedanzsignalen, System Design Project, 2015.
  • Sunil Bhattarai, ECG Acquisition from the Ears, Internship, 2014.
  • David F. F. Angulo, Design, Development, Set Up and Verification of a System to Produce Artificial Pulse Waves, Master Thesis, 2014.