New Advances in Gastrointestinal Motility Research

  • L. K. Cheng
  • A. J. Pullan
  • G. Farrugia

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Leo K. Cheng, Gianrico Farrugia
    Pages 1-6
  3. Simon J. Gibbons, Jerry Gao, Gianrico Farrugia
    Pages 29-49
  4. Gregory O’Grady, Timothy R. Angeli, Wim J. E. P. Lammers
    Pages 51-69
  5. Jonathan C. Erickson, Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Simon H. Bull
    Pages 71-93
  6. Timothy R. Angeli, Gregory O’Grady, Wim J. E. P. Lammers
    Pages 95-112
  7. James Griffith, Sumanth Daram, Ben Boatright, Joy Hughes, Christopher J. Lahr, Archana Kedar et al.
    Pages 129-139
  8. L. Alan Bradshaw, Juliana Kim, Leo Cheng, William Richards
    Pages 141-165
  9. Alberto Corrias, Peng Du, Martin L. Buist
    Pages 167-195
  10. Patrick W. M. Janssen, Roger G. Lentle
    Pages 219-241
  11. Maria J. Ferrua, R. Paul Singh
    Pages 243-266

About this book


Research into gastrointestinal motility has received renewed interest in part due to recent advances in the techniques for measuring the structure and function of gastrointestinal cells, tissue and organs. The integration of this wealth of data into biophysically based computation models can aid in interpretation of experimental and clinical measurements and the refinement of measurement techniques.

The contents of this book span multiple scales - from cell, tissue, organ, to whole body and is divided into four broad sections covering: i) gastrointestinal cellular activity and tissue structure; (ii) techniques for measuring, analyzing and visualizing high-resolution extra-cellular recordings; (iii) methods for sensing gastroelectrical activity using non-invasive bio-electro-magnetic fields and for modulating the underlying gastric electrical activity, and finally; (iv) methods for assessing manometric and videographic motility patterns and the application of these data for predicting the flow and mixing behavior of luminal contents by using computational fluid dynamic techniques.

This book aims to provide both an overview of historical and existing research techniques as well as to highlight future directions and challenges for the community as a whole. It  will be suitable for clinicians to  understand the cellular and  biophysical underpinnings of gastric emptying, gastroenterologists, surgeons, bioengineers and all scientists with interests in gastrointestinal motility research.


gastrointestinal tract manometry modeling motility signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • L. K. Cheng
    • 1
  • A. J. Pullan
    • 2
  • G. Farrugia
    • 3
  1. 1., Auckland Bioengineering InstituteThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2., Auckland Bioengineering InstituteThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.The Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6560-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6561-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-9391
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-9413
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