Roman Kusche, M.Sc.

Position Research Associate
Address TH Lübeck - University of Applied Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Mönkhofer Weg 239
D-23562 Lübeck, Germany
Room: 18-2.17
Phone +49 (0)451 300-5400
E-Mail roman.kusche@th-luebeck.de
Skype roman.kusche

Interests

Since 2014 I am research associate at the TH Lübeck. After leading the research group of the Laboratory of Medical Electronics for five years, I changed to the CoSA research group to concentrate on combining health care with wireless communication systems. My current research focus is the non-contact acquisition of vital parameters, such as respiratory and heart rate.

Recent results can be found at ResearchGate, Google Scholar or my personal website.

CV

seit 10.2019 Research associate at the CoSA research group of the TH Lübeck
08.2014-10.2019 Research associate at the Laboratory of Medical Electronics of the TH Lübeck
04.2017-10.2017 Research associate at the Institute of Medical Engineering of the University of Lübeck
04.2016-07.2016 Research Intern at the Medical Devices Group of Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
03.2013-08.2014 Master's program "Microelectronic Systems" at HAW Hamburg and FH Westküste
09.2009-03.2013 Bachelor's program "Communication / Information Technology and Microtechnology" at the TH Lübeck
07.2007-08.2009 Electronics technician at PepsiCo Germany
08.2004-06.2007 Professional training to become an electronics technician at Continental ContiTech

Research

Projects:

Reviewer Activities:

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

Teaching

  • Analog Electronics II, TH Lübeck (Summer 2018)
  • Design of Medical Electronic Devices, TH Lübeck (Summer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Medical Electronics - Project, TH Lübeck (Winter 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)

Publications


Artikel and Buchkapitel
[2019] Combining Bioimpedance and EMG Measurements for Reliable Muscle Contraction Detection (Roman Kusche, Martin Ryschka), In IEEE Sensors Journal, 2019. [bib]
[2019] Aortic frequency response determination via bioimpedance plethysmography (Roman Kusche, Arthur-Vincent Lindenberg, Sebastian Hauschild, Martin Ryschka), In IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2019. [bib]
[2018] Dry electrodes for bioimpedance measurements - design, characterization and comparison (Roman Kusche, Steffen Kaufmann, Martin Ryschka), In Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, volume 5, 2018. [bib]
[2018] A Multichannel Real-Time Bioimpedance Measurement Device for Pulse Wave Analysis (R. Kusche, P. Klimach, M. Ryschka), In IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, volume 12, 2018. [bib]
[2017] Galvanically Decoupled Current Source Modules for Multi-Channel Bioimpedance Measurement Systems (R. Kusche, S. Hauschild, M. Ryschka), In Electronics, volume 6, 2017. [bib]
[2015] A FPGA-Based Broadband EIT System for Complex Bioimpedance Measurements—Design and Performance Estimation (Roman Kusche, Ankit Malhotra, Martin Ryschka, Gunther Ardelt, Paula Klimach, Steffen Kaufmann), In Electronics, volume 4, 2015. [bib] [pdf] [abstract]
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an imaging method that is able to estimate the electrical conductivity distribution of living tissue. This work presents a field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based multi-frequency EIT system for complex, time-resolved bioimpedance measurements. The system has the capability to work with measurement setups with up to 16 current electrodes and 16 voltage electrodes. The excitation current has a range of about 10 µA to 5 mA, whereas the sinusoidal signal used for excitation can have a frequency of up to 500 kHz. Additionally, the usage of a chirp or rectangular signal excitation is possible. Furthermore, the described system has a sample rate of up to 3480 impedance spectra per second (ISPS). The performance of the EIT system is demonstrated with a resistor-based phantom and tank phantoms. Additionally, first measurements taken from the human thorax during a breathing cycle are presented.
[2015] An In-Ear Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement System Using Heart Sounds as Time Reference (R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra, S. Kaufmann, M. Ryschka), In Current Directions in Bioimedical Engineering, volume 1, 2015. [bib]
Konferenz Beiträge
[2018] Respiration monitoring by combining EMG and bioimpedance measurements (R. Kusche, M. Ryschka), In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Juni 3-8, 2018, Prag, Tschechische Republik Springer, volume 68, 2018. [bib]
[2018] Aortic pulse wave velocity measurement via heart sounds and impedance plethysmography (R. Kusche, A.-V. Lindenberg, S. Hauschild, M. Ryschka), In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Juni 3-8, 2018, Prag, Tschechische Republik Springer, volume 68, 2018. [bib]
[2018] A bioimpedance-based cardiovascular measurement system (R. Kusche, S. Hauschild, M. Ryschka), In World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Juni 3-8, 2018, Prag, Tschechische Republik Springer, volume 68, 2018. [bib]
[2017] Wrist Movement Detection for Prosthesis Control using Surface EMG and Triaxial Accelerometer (J. Yang, R. Kusche, M. Ryschka, C. Xia), In IEEE 10th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, 2017. [bib]
[2015] Pulse Wave Analysis of Minuscule Ear Movements by Video Signal Processing (E. Scherer, R. Kusche, P. Klimach, M. Ryschka), In Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2015. [bib]
[2015] An In-Ear Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement System Using Heart Sounds as Time Reference (R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra, S. Kaufmann, M. Ryschka), In Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2015. [bib]
[2014] Design, Development and Comparison of two Different Measurements Devices for Time-Resolved Determination of Phase Shifts of Bioimpedances (R. Kusche, S. Kaufmann, M. Ryschka), In Proceedings of the third Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, 2014. [bib]
[2014] A System for In-Ear Pulse Wave Measurements (S. Kaufmann, A. Malhotra, G. Ardelt, N. Hunsche, K. Breßlein, R. Kusche, M. Ryschka), In Proceedings of the third Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, 2014. [bib]
[2014] A Portable In-Ear Pulse Wave Measurement System (R. Kusche, A. Malhotra, M. Ryschka, S. Kaufmann), In Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2014. [bib]
Workshop Beiträge
[2015] Analyzing Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs) Using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (T. Welzel, C. Debbeler, M. Graeser, S. Kaufmann, R. Kusche, K. Lüdtke-Buzug), In 5th Interantional Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging, 2015. [bib]
[2015] A Bioimpedance Measurement System for Pulse Wave Analysis (R. Kusche, T. D. Adornetto, P. Klimach, M. Ryschka), In 8th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy, 2015. [bib]
Sonstige Veröffentlichungen
[2019] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesen-steuerung oder -regelung (Martin Ryschka, Roman Kusche), Offenlegungsschrift, PCT/EP2019/058135, 2019. [bib]
[2019] Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Detektion von Zwerchfellkontraktionen (Roman Kusche, Martin Ryschka), Offenlegungsschrift, DE 102019203052.1, 2019. [bib]
[2019] Verfahren und Stift zur Personenidentifikation und Schrifterkennung (Roman Kusche, Martin Ryschka), Offenlegungsschrift, DE 102019204714.9, 2019. [bib]
[2019] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesen-steuerung oder -regelung (Martin Ryschka, Roman Kusche), Offenlegungsschrift, DE 102017217905.8, 2019. [bib]
[2018] Bioimpedance based pulse waveform sensing (Gabriel Adam Cohn, Roman Kusche), Offenlegungsschrift, US 2018/0078148, 2018. [bib]
[2018] Orthesen- oder Prothesen-System und Verfahren zur Orthesen- oder Prothesen-steuerung oder -regelung (Martin Ryschka, Roman Kusche), Patent DE 102018205306, 2018. [bib]
[2017] Measurement method and measuring device for noninvasively measuring the aortal pulse wave velocity of a measurement subject (Martin Ryschka, Roman Kusche), Offenlegungsschrift, WO/2017/174334, 2017. [bib]
[2017] Wearable zur Langzeitbestimmung der Arteriellen Gefäßsteifigkeit (Roman Kusche, Steffen Kaufmann, Ankit Malhotra, paula Klimach, Martin Ryschka), ImpulsE, 20, ISSN: 1618-5528, 2017., 2017. [bib]
[2016] Messverfahren und Messvorrichtung zur nicht-invasiven Messung der aortalen Pulswellengeschwindigkeit einer Messperson (Martin Ryschka, Roman Kusche), Offenlegungsschrift, DE 102016004462, 2016. [bib]
[2015] Method and device for measuring pulse wave velocity of a measuring person (Martin Ryschka, Gunther Ardelt, Ankit Malhotra, Roman Kusche, Steffen Kaufmann), Offenlegungsschrift, EP 3042605A1, 2015. [bib]
[2015] Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Messung der Pulswellengeschwindigkeit einer Messperson (Martin Ryschka, Gunther Ardelt, Ankit Malhotra, Roman Kusche, Steffen Kaufmann), Offenlegungsschrift, DE 102015000328, 2015. [bib]
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Selected Talks

[2018] Elektrische Sicherheit bei medizinischen Anwendungen (Roman Kusche), 2. Jahrestagung der Medizinprodukteüberwachung, Lübeck, 2018.
[2017] Herausforderungen bei der Erfassung von Biosignalen zur Steuerung von Prothesen (Roman Kusche, Martin Ryschka), Microtec Nord, Hamburg, 2017.
[2016] A Bioimpedance System for Time-Resolved Multichannel Measurements (Roman Kusche), Graduate Seminar - Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement, University of Lübeck, 2016.
[2015] Detektion der Pulswelle im Ohr (Roman Kusche), Vortragsreihe VDE und Fachhochschule, Lübeck, 2015.
[2015] Entwicklung eines Messsystems zur Aufzeichnung von Vitalparametern (Roman Kusche), Graduate Seminar at the CoSA Research Group, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, 2015.
[2014] Detektion und Auswertung der Pulswelle im Ohr (Roman Kusche, Steffen Kaufmann, Ankit Malhotra, Gunther Ardelt, Martin Ryschka), DeGAG Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arterielle Gefäßsteifigkeit D-A-CH, Vienna, 2014.
[2014] A high accuracy Bioimpedance Measurement System (BMS) for time resolved measurements (Steffen Kaufmann, Ankit Malhotra, Gunther Ardelt, Roman Kusche), Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, 2014.

Awards

[2018] R. Kusche: Young Investigator Award Finalist, IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
[2015] R. Kusche, P. Klimach, A. Malhotra and M. Ryschka: A Wearable Embedded System for Wireless Acquisition of Vital Parameters, Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Europe, Top 2.
[2014] 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, Young Investigator Award.
[2014] Best Graduation in 2014, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.
[2013] 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.

Supervised Students

[2019] Sebastian Hauschild, Master Thesis, in progress.
[2019] Arthur-Vincent Lindenberg, Entwicklung eines Messsystems zur Bestimmung der Pulswellengeschwindigkeit in der Aorta mittels Impedanzplethysmographie, Bachelor Thesis.
[2018] 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.
[2017] 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.
[2016] 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
[2015] 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
[2014] 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