Menelik: a detailed anatomical human head model for electromagnetic computations

Behailu Kibret, Malin Premaratne

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This paper reports the work in progress towards developing a detailed human head and shoulder model, named 'Menelik', for electromagnetic computations. The use of human body computational models for medical device design and safety analysis is growing. As a significant contribution to this progress, we have developed a detailed human head and shoulder surface mesh model named 'Menelik', based on the Visible Human Project (VHP) male image data set. The Menelik model has 23 different anatomical structures that were classified based on their electromagnetic material properties. The model was tested by simulating a scenario of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Upon completion, the model will be freely available for the scientific community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Electromagnetics and Antenna Conference (IEMANTENNA 2019)
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Malay Gangopadhyaya
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728153353
ISBN (Print)9781728153360
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
EventInternational Electromagnetics and Antenna Conference 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 17 Oct 201919 Oct 2019


ConferenceInternational Electromagnetics and Antenna Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleIEMANTENNA 2019
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  • Computational head model
  • Human body phantom
  • Mesh model
  • Visible Human Project
  • Voxel model

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