Laurence N. Bohs, Instructor  

Laurence N. Bohs

My research involves designing and building novel devices to serve the needs of people with disabilities. These projects are completed by students in BME 260, or as independent studies. Dr. Bohs' students have won fifteen national awards for their devices from the NISH Workplace Technology Scholarship Competition, the Annual National Student Design Competition sponsored by the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America, and the Annual National Student Design Competition sponsored by the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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PhD, Duke University, 1987
M.E., Dartmouth College, 1983
BS, University of New Hampshire, 1981

Injury and Orthopedic Biomechanics
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University, 2005
Triangle Access Award, Allianice for Disability Advocates, 2007
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Gallippi, C.M. and Bohs, L.N. and Anderson, M.E. and Congdon, A.N. and Trahey, G.E., Lateral blood velocity measurement in the carotid artery via speckle tracking, 2001 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Proceedings. An International Symposium (Cat. No.01CH37263), vol. vol.2 (2001), pp. 1451 - 5 [ULTSYM.2001.991993]  [abs].
  2. Bohs, L.N. and Gebhart, S.C. and Anderson, M.E. and Geiman, B.J. and Trahey, G.E., 2-D motion estimation using two parallel receive beams, IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control (USA), vol. 48 no. 2 (2001), pp. 392 - 408 [58.911722]  [abs].
  3. Geiman, B.J. and Bohs, L.N. and Anderson, M.E. and Breit, S.M. and Trahey, G.E., A novel interpolation strategy for estimating subsample speckle motion, Phys. Med. Biol. (UK), vol. 45 no. 6 (2000), pp. 1541 - 52 [310]  [abs].
  4. Bohs, L.N. and Geiman, B.J. and Anderson, M.E. and Gebhart, S.C. and Trahey, G.E., Speckle tracking for multi-dimensional flow estimation, Ultrasonics (Netherlands), vol. 38 no. 1-8 (2000), pp. 369 - 75 [S0041-624X(99)00182-1]  [abs].
  5. Anderson, M.E. and Bohs, L.N. and Gebhart, S.C., A comparison of flow tracking techniques: spatial quadrature with phase-sensitive axial demodulation versus speckle tracking, 1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Proceedings. International Symposium (Cat. No.99CH37027), vol. vol.2 (1999), pp. 1471 - 5 [ULTSYM.1999.849275]  [abs].