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Journal Papers 2007

Martel S., Mathieu J.-B., Felfoul O., Chanu A., Aboussouan É., Tamaz S., Pouponneau P., Beaudoin G., Soulez G., Yahia L'H., and Mankiewicz M., “Automatic navigation of an untethered device in the artery of a living animal using a conventional clinical magnetic resonance imaging system”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, no. 11, March 12, 2007 (also in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, March 15, 2007 and published by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics) pdf

Hannoyer P., Kim K., and Martel S., “Cooling an array of high-powered miniature robots using forced air convection,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol.4, n. 3, pp.373-381, July 2007. pdf

Mathieu J.-B. and Martel S. “Magnetic microparticle steering within the constraints of an MRI system: Proof of concept of a novel targeting approach,” Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 9, 6, pp. 801–808, 2007. pdf

Reviewed Proceedings 2007

Mathieu J-B. and Martel S., “/In vivo/ validation of a propulsion method for untethered medical microrobots using a clinical magnetic resonance imaging system”, IEEE/RSJ 2007 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Diego, USA, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2007 pdf

Martel S., Mathieu J-B., Felfoul O., Chanu A., Aboussouan E., Tamaz S., Pouponneau P., Yahia L’H., Beaudoin G., Soulez G., and Mankiewicz M., “Medical and technical protocol for automatic navigation of wireless devices in the carotid artery of a living swine using a standard clinical MRI system”, 10th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2007), Brisbane, Australia, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2007 pdf

Lu Z., Denomme R., and Martel S., “Toward bacteria detection on chip: a biosensor based on magnetotactic bacteria and impedance spectroscopy”, The 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS)/, Paris, France, Oct. 7-11, 2007 pdf

Lu Z., El-Fouladi J., Savaria Y., and Martel S., “A hybrid bacteria and microparticle detection platform on a CMOS chip” /The 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Paris, France, Oct. 7-11, 2007 pdf

Martel S. and Mohammadi M., “High throughput controlled bacterial transport using geometrical fluidic microchannels or 3D microfibers structures” The 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Paris, France, Oct. 7-11, 2007 pdf

Mankiewicz M., Mohammadi M. and Martel S. "Motion Tracking and Analysis System for Magnetotactic Bacteria," International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2007), Lausane, Switzerland, Oct. 08-10, 2007 pdf

André W., Moufarrej B., and Martel S., “Micro-electro-fluidic module to control magnetotactic bacteria for micromanipulation tasks under an optical microscope”, International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT), Lausanne, Switzerland, Oct. 8-10, 2007 pdf

André W. and Martel S., “Preliminary design of an autonomous microrobot propelled by magnetotactic bacteria,” IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2007), Zürich, Switzerland, Sept. 4-7, 2007 pdf

Nguyen A. T. and Martel S., “Locomotion of a miniature robot based on synchronized vibrating actuation mechanisms,” IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2007), Zürich, Switzerland, Sept. 4-7, 2007 pdf

Felfoul O., Mohammadi M., and Martel S., “Magnetic resonance imaging of Fe_3 O_4 nanoparticles embedded in living magnetotactic bacteria for potential use as carriers for /in vivo/ applications”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Lyon, France, Aug. 23-26, 2007 pdf

Denomme R., Lu Z., and Martel S., “A microsensor for the detection of a single pathogenic bacterium using magnetotactic bacteria-based bio-carriers: simulations and preliminary experiments”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Lyon, France, Aug. 23-26, 2007 pdf

Chanu A. and Martel S., “Real-time software platform design for /in vivo/ navigation of a small ferromagnetic device in a swine carotid artery using a magnetic resonance imaging system”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Lyon, France, Aug. 23-26, 2007 pdf

Martel S., “Magnetic resonance propulsion, control and tracking at 24 Hz of an untethered device in the carotid artery of a living animal: an important step in the development of medical micro- and nanorobots”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Lyon, France, Aug. 23-26, 2007 pdf

El Fouladi J., Lu Z., Savaria Y. and Martel S., “An integrated biosensor for the detection of bio-entities using magnetotactic bacteria and CMOS technology”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Lyon, France, Aug. 23-26, 2007 pdf

Mathieu J-B. and Martel S., “MRI-based magnetic navigation of nanomedical devices for drug delivery and hyperthermia in deep tissues”, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Hong Kong, China, Aug. 2-5, 2007 pdf

Chanu A. and Martel S., “MRI driven nano biosensor for wireless physiological data measurements using deformable polymers coated magnetoelastic devices”, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Hong Kong, China, Aug. 2-5, 2007 pdf

André W. and Martel S., “Acting on nanoparticles embedded in magnetotactic bacteria to implement propulsion and steering for microrobots”, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Hong Kong, China, Aug. 2-5, 2007 pdf

Lu Z., Denomme R., and Martel S., “Micro/Nanoparticle Detection: An Impedimetric Microsensor Based on CMOS Technology”, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Hong Kong, China, Aug. 2-5, 2007 pdf

Felfoul O., Pouponneau P., Mathieu J-B., and Martel S., “MR imaging of FeCo nanoparticles, magnetotactic bacteria and Fe_3 O_4 microparticles for future drug delivery applications”, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), Hong Kong, China, Aug. 2-5, 2007 pdf

Martel S., “Magnetotactic bacteria as controlled functional carriers in microsystems, microelectronic circuits and interconnections”, 16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC), Oulu, Finland, June 17-20, 2007

Lu Z. and Martel S., “Controlled bio-carriers based on magnetotactic bacteria”, The 14th International Conference on Solid-state Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Lyon, France, June 10-14, 2007,pp.683-686 pdf

Martel S., “Nanorobots for microfactories to operations in the human body and robots propelled by bacteria”, DECOM 07-Ýzmir, Turkey, May 17-18, 2007 (invited paper - opening presentation)

Journal Papers 2006

Mathieu J.-B., Beaudoin G., and Martel S., “Method of propulsion of a ferromagnetic core in the cardiovascular system through magnetic gradients generated by an MRI system”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 292-299, Feb. 2006 pdf

Martel S., Tremblay C., Ngakeng S., and Langlois G., “Controlled manipulation and actuation of micro-objects with magnetotactic bacteria,” Applied Physics Letters, 89, 233904, 2006 pdf

Reviewed Proceedings 2006

Martel S. “Targeted delivery of therapeutic agents with controlled bacterial carriers in the human blood vessels,” 2nd ASM/IEEE EMBS Conference on Bio, Micro and Nanosystems, January 15-18, 2006, San Francisco, California pdf

Martel S., “Magnetotactic phage-based microrobotic systems for the detection of live bacteria,” 1st IEEE-RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics – BioRob, Pisa, Italy, Feb. 20-22, 2006 (paper number 298) pdf

Martel S., “Controlled bacterial micro-actuation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, pp. 89-92, Okinawa, Japan, May 9-12, 2006 pdf

Lu Z., Truong O. D., André W. and Martel S., “Preliminary design of a biosensor based on MC-1 magnetotactic bacteria,” The Ninth World Congress on Biosensors (Biosensors 2006), Toronto, Canada, May 2006 pdf

Lu Z. and Martel S. “Microfluidic system for assessing the controllability of MC-1 magnetotactic bacteria as carriers in micro-channels,” The Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (NSTI) Nanotech, Boston, MA, USA, May 7-11, 2006 pdf

Nguyen A. T. and Martel S., “Miniaturization of a piezo-actuation system embedded in an instrumented autonomous robot,” Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE-NEWCAS Conference, pp.261-264, Gatineau, Canada, June 18-21, pdf

Nguyen A. T. and Martel S., “Embedded piezo-actuation system for automatic motion control of a fleet of miniature robots operating on a synchronized vibrating platform,” Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA’06), vol. 10, pp. 8412-8415, Dalian, China, June 21-23, 2006 pdf

Martel S., “Towards MRI-controlled ferromagnetic and MC-1 magnetotactic bacterial carriers for targeted therapies in arteriolocapillar networks stimulated by tumoral angiogenesis,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 3399-3402, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Pouponneau P., Yahia L’H., Merhi Y., Epure L. M. and Martel S., “Biocompatibility of candidate materials for the realization of medical microdevices,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 2362-2365, New York, Aug 30 –Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Chanu A., Aboussouan E., Tamaz S., and Martel S., “Sequence design and software environment for real-time navigation of a wireless ferromagnetic device using MRI system and single echo 3D tracking,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 1746-1749, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Felfoul O, Raimbert M., and Martel S., “Magnetic field mapping by selective equipotential excitation,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 3775-3778, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Lu Z. and Martel S., “Preliminary investigation of bio-carriers using magnetotactic bacteria,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 3415-3418, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

André W. and Martel S., “Initial design of a bacterial actuated microrobot for operations in an aqueous medium,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 2824-2827, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Mathieu J-B. and Martel S., “Magnetic steering of iron oxide microparticles using propulsion gradient coils in MRI,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 472-475, New York, Aug 30 – Sep 3, 2006 pdf

Aboussouan E. and Martel S., “High precision absolute positioning of medical instruments in MRI systems,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, pp 743-746, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 (Student Best Paper Award Finalist Nomination) pdf

Aboussouan E. and Martel S., “Ferromagnetic artifacts in MRI: Minimization of motion effects in long TR acquisitions,” ,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 1750-1753, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Moufarrej B. and Martel S., “System for the validation of cell-tracking algorithms using on-demand simulated optical microscope images,” Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 1960-1963, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

Tamaz, S. and Martel, “Bidimensional MRI-based navigation system using a PID controller”, Proceedings of the 28th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp 1746-1749, New York, Aug 30 – Sept. 3, 2006 pdf

André W. and Martel S., “Design of photovoltaic cells to power control electronics embedded in untethered aqueous microrobots propelled by bacteria,” Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1335-1340, Beijing, China, October 9-15. 2006 pdf

Bey-Oueslati R. and Martel S., “Micro heat pipe fabrication: high performance deposition platform for electronics,” 5th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF), Besançon, France, Oct. 25-27, 2006 pdf

Nguyen A. T. and Martel S., “A new actuation mechanism based on a synchronized vibrating platform for micro- and nanofactories,” 5th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF), Besançon, France, Oct. 25-27, 2006 pdf

André W., Moufarrej B., and Martel S., “Towards bacterial microfactories,” 5th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF), Besançon, France, Oct. 25-27, 2006 pdf

Palm S., Bey-Oueslati R., Martel S., and Therriault D., “Fabrication de microcaloducs à section triangulaire par écriture directe,” Microfluidics 2006, Toulouse, France, Dec. 12-14, 2006 pdf

El Fouladi J., André W., Savaria Y., and Martel S., “System design of an integrated measurement electronic subsystem for bacteria detection using an electrode array and MC-1 magnetotactic bacteria,” The International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception and Sensing, Montréal, Canada, Sept. 18-20, 2006 (Invited Paper) pdf

Aboussouan E., Felfoul O., Mathieu J-B., Beaudoin G., Martel S., “Real-time projection based technique for tracking ferromagnetic devices,” Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 14 2006 pdf

Martel S. and André W., “Towards autonomous bacterial microrobots,” International Advanced Robotics Programme (IARP), Paris, France, Oct. 23-24, 2006 pdf

2005

Mathieu J.B., Martel S., Yahia L., Soulez G., and Beaudoin G., “Preliminary investigation of the feasibility of magnetic propulsion for future microdevices in blood vessels,” BioMedical Materials and Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 367-374, 2005 pdf

Martel S., “Special surface for power delivery to wireless micro-electro-mechanical systems,” Journal of Micromechatronics and Microengineering, vol. 15, pp. S251-S258, 2005 pdf

Martel S., “Fundamentals Principles and Issues of high-speed piezo-actuated three-legged motion for miniature robot designed for nanometer-scale operations,” International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 575-588, July 2005 pdf

Martel S., Mathieu J.-B., Hinojosa F.A., Yahia L.’H., and Pouponneau P., “Fundamental design rules for the conception of microdevices to be propelled in the blood circulatory system through magnetic gradients generated by a clinical MRI system,” Proc. of the 3rd Int. IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conf. on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (MMB2005), Oahu, Hawaii, May 12-14, 2005 pdf

Truong O-D., Kaou N., and Martel S., « Intégration de MEMS avec un SoC dans un microrobot, » IEEE-NEWCAS 2005, Québec City, pp. 75-78, June 2005 pdf

Hinojosa F.A. and Martel S., “Suggested shape for a first generation endovascular untethered microdevice prototype,” Proc. 17th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, Sept. 1-4, 2005 pdf

Mathieu J.-B., Soulez G., and Martel S., “Potential applications of untethered microdevices in the blood vessels within the constraints of an MRI system,” Proc. 17th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, Sept. 1-4, 2005 pdf

Tamaz S. and Martel S., “Impact of the MRI-based navigation system constraints on the step response using PID controller,” Proc. 17th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, Sept. 1-4, 2005 pdf

Chanu A., Martel S., and Beaudoin G. “Real-time magnetic resonance gradient-based propulsion of a wireless microdevice using pre-acquired roadmap and dedicated software architecture,” Proc. 17th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, Sept. 1-4, 2005 pdf

Sabra W., Khouzam M., Chanu A., and Martel S., “Use of 3D potential field and an enhanced breath-first search algorithms for the path planning of microdevices propelled in the cardiovascular system,” Proc. 17th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, Sept. 1-4, 2005 pdf

Martel S., Soulez G., Béliveau R., Mathieu J.-B., and Felfoul O., “Novel targeted treatments of tumors with microparticles driven by MRI-based gradients,” 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC), Nov. 20-25, 2005

2004

Martel S. and Hunter I., “Nanofactories based on a fleet of scientific instruments configured as miniature autonomous robots,” Journal of Micromechatronics, Vol. 2, No. 3-4, pp. 201-214, 2004 pdf

Fofonoff T., Martel S., Hatsapoulos N., Hunter I., and Donoghue J., “Microelectrode array fabrication by electro-discharge machining and chemical etching,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 890-895, June 2004

St.-Jacques D., Boitani T., Dumas P-A, Ducas M-A, Fortin M-A, and Martel S., “Atomic-scale positioning reference grid system for miniature robots with embedded scanning tunneling capability,” 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, USA, 2004

Martel S., Mathieu J-B., Felfoul O., Macicior H., Beaudoin G., Soulez G., and Yahia LH., “Adapting MRI systems to propel and guide microdevices in the human blood circulatory system,” Proc. of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Francisco, USA, pp. 1044-1047, Sept. 1-5, 2004 pdf

Felfoul O., Mathieu J-B., Martel S., and Beaudoin G., “Micro-device’s susceptibility difference based MRI positioning system, a preliminary investigation”, Proc. of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Francisco, pp. 1140-1143, Sept. 1-5, 2004 pdf

Martel S. “Construction of a special surface for power delivery to wireless micro-electro-mechanical systems operating on the same platform,” Proc. of the 4th International Workshop on Microfactories (IWMF 2004), Shanghai, China, Vol. 1, pp. 62-67, Oct. 15-17, 2004

2003

Martel S., Schindler A., Baumann G., Riebel S., and Boitani T. “Cooling platform for an automated nanofactory based on a fleet of miniature robots designed for atomic scale operations, Automation 2003, Taiwan, Sept. 2003 pdf

Mathieu J.B., Martel S., Yahia L. Soulez G., and Beaudoin G. “Preliminary studies for using magnetic resonance imaging systems as a mean of propulsion for microrobots in blood vessels and evaluation of ferromagnetic artifacts,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2003, Montréal, Canada, pp. 835-838, May 4-7, 2003 pdf

St.-Jacques D., Martel S., and FitzGerald T.B. “Nanoscale grid based positioning system for miniature instrumented robots,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2003, Montréal, Canada, pp. 1831-1834, May 4-7, 2003 pdf

André W., Delafosse J.A., and Martel S. “Walking-die: Using MEMS and SoC for miniature robot designed for nanoscale operations,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2003, Montréal, Canada, pp. 1827-1830, May 4-7, 2003 pdf

Pigeon S., Meunier M., Sawan M., and Martel S. “Design and fabrication of microelectrode array dedicated for cortical electrical stimulation,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2003, Montréal, Canada, pp. 813-816, May 4-7, 2003 pdf

Martel S., “High throughput operations at the nanoscale using miniature instrumented robots,” Nanotech and BioTech Convergence, Invited Paper, Stamford, NY, USA, May 5, 2003 [[Media:|pdf]]

André W. and Martel S. “Development of an embedded electronic system using system-on-chip methodology for a miniature robot designed for nanoscale operations,” Proceedings of the First Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS 2003), Montréal, Canada, June 18-20, 2003 [[Media:|pdf]]

Delafosse J.A. and Martel S. “Conception et intégration d’un micromoteur MEMS pour un nanorobot autonome,” Proceedings of the First Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS 2003), Montréal, Canada, June 18-20, 2003 [[Media:|pdf]]

Martel S., “Cooling strategies for high performance miniature wireless robots designed to operate at the nanoscale,” IEEE-NANO 2003, San Francisco, Vol. 2, pp. 148-151, August 12-14, 2003 pdf

Martel S. and Fofonoff T., “New approaches for the implementation of minimally invasive microelectrode arrays designed for brain-machine interfaces,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Invited Paper, Cancun, Mexico, Sept. 17-21, 2003 (Invited Paper) pdf

Fofonoff T., Martel S., and Hunter I., “Assembly-ready brain microelectrode arrays,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Sept. 17-21, 2003 pdf

Mathieu J.B., Martel S., Yahia L., Soulez G., and Beaudoin G., “MRI systems as a mean of propulsion for a microdevice in blood vessels,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Cancun, Mexico, pp. 3419-3422, Sept. 17-21, 2003 pdf

Martel S., “Fundamentals of high-speed piezo-actuated three-legged motion for miniature robots designed for nanometer-scale operations,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2003), Catania, Italy, pp. 635-642, Sept. 17-19, 2003 [[Media:|pdf]]

Martel S. and Baumann G., “Infrared positioning and communication unit for a nanorobotics platform operating in a cold helium atmosphere,” Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IEEE/RSJ IROS 2003), Las Vegas, USA, Vol. 2, pp. 1865-1881, Oct. 27-31, 2003 pdf

2002

Fofonoff T., Wiseman C., Dyer R., Malášek J., Burgert J., Martel S. Hunter I., Hatsopoulos N., and Donoghue J., “Mechanical assembly of a microelectrode array for use in a wireless intracortical recording device,” Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, pp. 269-272, May 2-4, 2002 pdf

Martel S. and Hunter I., “Nanofactories based on a fleet of scientific instruments configured as miniature autonomous robots,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Microfactories, Minneapolis, MN, USA, pp.97-100, Sept. 16-18, 2002

Fofonoff T., Martel S., Wiseman C., Dyer R., Hunter I., Hatsopoulos N., and Donoghue J. “A highly flexible manufacturing technique for microelectrode array fabrication,” Proceedings of the 2nd Joint IEEE-EMBS and BMES Conference, Houston, TX, USA, 2 pages, Oct. 23-26, 2002 pdf

Martel S., Pelletier J., Fréchette A., Azar A., Valin B., Poulin F., Blouin A., Prud’Homme H., and Hunter I. “Toward nanorobotics platforms for high-throughput biomedical applications at the nanometer-scale,” Proceedings of the 2nd Joint IEEE-EMBS and BMES Conference, Houston, TX, USA, pp. 1815-1816, Oct. 23-26, 2002

2001

Martel S., Sherwood M., Helm C., Garcia de Quevedo W., Fofonoff T., Dyer R., Bevilacqua J., Kaufman J., Roushdy O., and Hunter I., “Three-legged wireless miniature robots for mass-scale operations at the sub-atomic scale,” Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: From Microrobotics to NanoRobotics, Seoul, South Korea, Vol. 4, pp. 3423-3428, May 21-26, 2001 pdf

Martel S., Riebel S., Koker T., Sherwood M., and Hunter I., “Large-scale nanorobotic factory automation based on the NanoWalker technology,” Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Special Session on Microrobotics in Manufacturing, Nice, France, Vol. 2, pp. 591-597, Oct. 15-18, 2001pdf

Martel S. and Hunter I., “A universal front-end stage for electrophysiological mappings,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25-28, 2001 pdf

Martel S. and Hunter I., “An IEEE-1394 based outlet for home automation and health care networks,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25-28, 2001 pdf

Martel S., Jones L., and Hunter I., “A mechanically flexible, battery-powered, differential electrode unit for electrophysiological recordings pdf

Martel S., Lafontaine S., and Hunter I., “A PC-based instrumentation board that overcomes many drawbacks of typical commercial data acquisition systems for electrophysiological recording applications,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25-28, 2001 pdf

Martel S., Hatsopoulos N., Donoghue J., Hunter I., Burgert J., Malasek J., Wiseman C., and Dyer R., “Development of a wireless brain implant: the Telemetric Electrode Array System (TEAS) project,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 25-28, 2001 pdf

Martel S. and Hunter I., “Piezo-drive circuits for amplitude modulated locomotion for miniature wireless robots,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4568, pp. 199-209, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Martel S., Bautista Coves Ferrando J., Cervera Olague L., Fofonoff T., and Hunter I., “Implementing frequency modulated piezo-based locomotion for achieving further miniaturization for wireless robots,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, pp. 210-220, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Martel S., Koker T., and Hunter I., “Main design issues for embedding onto a wireless miniature robot, a scanning tunneling positioning system capable of atomic resolution over a half-meter diameter surface area,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4568, pp. 68-77, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Martel S., Koker T., Riebel S., Sherwood M., Suurkivi J., and Hunter I., “An infrastructure suited for supporting a fleet of wireless miniature robots designed for atomic-scale operations,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4568, pp. 221-230, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Martel S., Cervera Olague L., Bautista Coves Ferrando J., Riebel S., Koker T., Suurkivi J., Fofonoff T., Sherwood M., Dyer R., and Hunter I., “General description of the wireless miniature NanoWalker robot designed for atomic-scale operations,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4568, pp. 231-240, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Martel S., Embler J., Riebel S., Gibbons J., and Hunter I., “A novel heat dissipation approach for high-powered miniature robots,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4568, pp. 241-251, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

Burgert J., Malasek J., Martel S., Wiseman C., Dyer R., Hunter I., Hatsopoulos N., and Donoghue J., “Embedded Electronics for a 64-channel wireless brain implant,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, pp. 124-134, Newton, MA, Oct. 29-31, 2001

2000

Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I., “A data acquisition card suited for adaptive temporal recording of fast electrophysiological events,” Proceedings of the Word Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation III – Data Acquisition/Monitoring, Chicago, July 23-28, 2000

Martel S., Roushdy O. and Hunter I., “Novel approach for manipulating cells using miniature autonomous robots,” Proceedings of the Word Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors – Micro-machined Biomedical Devices, Chicago, July 23-28, 2000

Martel S., Bevilacqua J., Dyer R., Fofonoff T, Garcia de Quevedo W., Helm, C., Sherwood M., and Hunter, I., “Development of a miniature three-legged bio-instrumented autonomous robot,” Proceedings of IEEE-EMBS Asia-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Hangzhou, China, pp. 513-514, Sept. 26-28, 2000

Martel S., Doyle K., and Hunter I., “Reducing the cost, size, and power consumption of medical devices through communication and reconfigurable computing techniques,” Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Asia-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Hangzhou, China, pp. 74-75, Sept. 26-28, 2000

Martel S., Lafontaine S., and Hunter I., “A data acquisition card suited for implementing low-cost PC-based electrophysiological monitoring systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Asia-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Hangzhou, China, pp.433-434, Sept. 26-28, 2000

Martel S., Au J., and Hunter I., “A board-level microfluidic systems fabrication process based on electronic design methodology,” Proceedings of the 1’st Annual International IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology: MicroFluidics, Lyon, France, pp. 316-321, Oct. 12-14, 2000

Martel S., Roushdy O., and Hunter I., “Miniature instrumented robots for mass-scale synthesis and characterization,” Proceedings of the 1’st Annual International IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology: MicroInstrumentation, Lyon, France, pp. 160-164, Oct. 12-14, 2000

Martel S., Garcia de Quevedo W., and Hunter I., “Techniques for continuous power delivery to a group of 15-Watt +3.3 to +150 VDC miniature wireless instrumented and fast stepping robots through several thousand intermittent contacts per second between the robots’ legs and the walking surface,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4194, Boston, MA, pp. 168-177, Nov. 5-6, 2000

Martel S., Kaufman J., Helm C., Fofonoff T., Bevilacka J., Dyer, R, Levine J., Au J., and Hunter I., “NanoRunner: a very small wireless robot with three piezo-actuated legs suited for design experimentations and validations through pre-programmed behaviors,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4194, Boston, MA, pp. 149-156, Nov. 5-6, 2000

Martel S., Roushdy O., Sherwood M., and Hunter I., “Optical high resolution positioning system for miniature robot,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4194, Boston, MA, pp. 121-128, Nov. 5-6, 2000

Martel S., Saraswat A., Michel A., and Hunter I., “Preliminary evaluation and experimentation of the push-slip method for achieving micrometer and sub-micrometer step sizes with a miniature piezo-actuated three-legged robot operating under high normal forces,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4194, Boston, MA, pp. 141-148, Nov. 5-6, 2000

Martel S., Saraswat A., and Hunter I., “Fundamentals of piezo-ceramic actuation for micrometer and sub-micrometer motions for the NanoWalker robot,” Proceedings of SPIE: Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 4194, Boston, MA, pp. 82-93, Nov. 5-6, 2000

1999

Martel S., Madden P., Sosnowski L., Hunter I. and Lafontaine S., “NanoWalker: a fully autonomous highly integrated miniature robot for nano-scale measurements,” Proceedings of the European Optical Society (EOS) and SPIE International Symposium on Envirosense, Microsystems Metrology and Inspection, Vol. 3825, Munich, Germany, 12 pages, June 14-18, 1999

Martel S., Doyle K., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I., “A distributed isochronous network-based reconfigurable computing and I/O interface system,” Proceedings of the PDCS-99 12th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, International Society for Computers and their Applications (ISCA), Fort Lauderdale, Fl., USA, 6 pages, Aug. 18-20, 1999

Martel S., Doyle K., Martinez G., Hunter I. and Lafontaine S., “Integrating a complex electronic system in a small scale autonomous instrumented robot: the NanoWalker project,” Proceedings of SPIE, Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 3834, Boston, MA, pp. 63-74, Sept. 21-22, 1999

Martel S., Riley G., Merchant M., Hunter I. and Lafontaine S., “Flip chip electronic system assembly process and issues for the NanoWalker: a small wireless autonomous instrumented robot,” Proceedings of SPIE, Microrobotics and Microassembly, Vol. 3834, Boston, MA, pp. 55-62, Sept. 21-22, 1999

Martel S., Szabelski M., Leija A., Madden P., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I., “Initial results of a new type of locomotion for a wireless instrumented robot capable of subatomic movements,” Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Atlanta, GA., USA, Oct. 13-16, 1999

Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I., “MIRADA: a data acquisition card suited for recording bio-signals and to implement custom hardware functions,” Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Atlanta, GA., USA, Oct. 13-16, 1999

Martel S., Jones L., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I., “Actrode: a new series of mechanically flexible re-usable battery-powered active electrodes units,” Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Atlanta, GA., USA, Oct. 13-16, 1999

Kanigan, T, Brenan, C., Sosnowski, L., Sambol, L., Martel, S., Crane, B., and Hunter, I., “Microneedle Electrochemical Sensor Arrays,” Proceedings, Chips to Hits Conference, Berkeley, CA., USA, Nov. 1999

1998-1988

Martel, S., Hunter, P.J., Bullivant D., Lafontaine, S. and Hunter, I.W., “The UnEmap project,” Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vol. 20, Part 4/6: Instrumentation and sensors, brain and neural engineering, pp. 1956-1959, Hong Kong, 1998

Martel S., Lafontaine S., Hunter I.W. and Hunter P.J., “Design of an electro-physiological data acquisition system,” Proceedings of the International Society of Electrocardiology, Cleveland, Ohio, p. 104, July 31 - Aug. 4, 1996

Bullivant D., Hunter P.J., Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I.W., “Mapping electro-physiological activity,” Proceedings of the International Society of Electrocardiology, Cleveland, Ohio, p.38, July 31 -August 4, 1996

Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter, I.W., “Optimization of computer access cycle length to external universal FPGA-based modules,” Proceedings of the 3rd Canadian Workshop on Field-Programmable Devices (FDP'95): Technology, Tools and Applications, Montréal, Canada, May 29 - June 1st, 1995

Martel S., Lafontaine S., Bullivant D., Nielsen P.M.F., Hunter, I.W. and Hunter P.J., “High-resolution cardiac isopotential mapping with a flexible digital hardware interface system based on field-programmable devices,” Proceedings of the 3’rd Canadian Workshop on Field-Programmable Devices (FDP'95): Technology, Tools and Applications, Montréal, Canada, May 29 - June 1st, 1995

Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter, I.W., “UNIMA: Implementation of the new concept of virtual hardware interfaces,” Proceedings of the 3’rd Canadian Workshop on Field-Programmable Devices (FDP'95): Technology, Tools and Applications, Montréal, Canada, May 29 - June 1st, 1995

Martel S., Lafontaine S., Bullivant D., Hunter, I.W. and Hunter P.J., “An hardware object-oriented cardiac mapping system,” Proceedings of the 17’th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society & 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Montréal, Sept. 20-23, 1995

Bullivant D., Martel, S., Lafontaine, S., Hunter, P.J. and Hunter, I.W., “UnEmap: An electrophysiological data acquisition, display and analysis system,” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Engineering and Physics in Medicine, Queenstown, New Zealand, p. 62, Nov. 1995

Martel S. and Hunter I.W., “The modular FPGA-based interface system UNIMA,” Proceedings of the Canadian Workshop on Field-Programmable Devices, Kingston, June 1994

Martel S. and Hunter I.W., “An universal communication link for remote control,” Proceedings of the Fifth Annual IRIS and PRECARN Conference, Vancouver, June 1994

Martel S. and Hunter I.W., “Predictability issues in the PC3 control system,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual IRIS and PRECARN Conference, Toronto, June 1994

Bullivant D., Martel S., Lafontaine S., Nielsen P.M.F., Hunter I.W. and Hunter P.J., “Electrophysiological data acquisition, display and analysis,” Proceedings of the Second World Congress of Biomechanics, I, 1994

Martel S., Hunter I.W., Lafontaine, S. and Hunter P.J., “EMAP: An electrophysiological mapping system,” Proceedings of the 18th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, 18, pp. 102-103, 1992

Martel S., Hunter I.W. and Lafontaine S., “Integration of parallel processing structures using a matrix approach,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 36.5.1-36.5.4, 1991

Martel S., Hunter I.W., Nielsen P. and Lafontaine S., “A high performance distributed biomedical I/O system,” Proceedings of the 15th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, 16, pp. 169-170, 1990

Martel S., Lafontaine S. and Hunter I.W., “A parallel processing system for intensive I/O,” Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering,” 16, 27.4.1-27.4.5, 1990

Nielsen P.M.F., Hunter I.W., Lafontaine S. and Martel S., “A parallel computation and control computer for micro-robotics,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1-6, June 21-23, 1989

Bullivant D., Martel S., Lafontaine S., Sands G.B., Hunter I.W. and Hunter P.J., “Electrophysiological data acquisition, display and analysis,” Proceedings of Conference on Physics in Medicine and Biology, Rio de Janeiro, p. 577, Aug. 1989

Martel S., Hunter I.W., Nielsen P., Lafontaine S. and Kearney R.E., “A parallel supercomputer for biomedical analysis and control,” Proceedings of the 14th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, 14, pp. 43-44, 1988