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Preston Manwaring

Associate Professor

Office: 450Q EB

Dr. Manwaring received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Engineering Sciences with a focus on Biomedical Engineering from Dartmouth College. His early academic research focused on human disease monitoring and diagnostics for hydrocephalus, breast cancer, and traumatic brain injury.

He left academia to pursue work in the MedTech industry for thirteen years. His work included a startup in advanced surgical energy, consulting, contracting, and finally as a senior principal engineer at Johnson and Johnson MedTech (Ethicon) where he worked on advanced visualization technologies for manual and robotic surgery.

His current research interests are in diagnostic tools for healthcare with a focus on low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries. This includes medical technologies for effective disease diagnosis and/or treatment, improving health care delivery, and medical device security.


Journal Publications

  • A. Everitt, B. Root, D. Calnan, P. Manwaring, D. Bauer, R. Halter, “A bioimpedance-based monitor for real-time detection and identification of secondary brain injury”, Sci Rep 11, 15454 (2021)
  • Ridge, S.; Bruening, D.; Charles, S.; Stahl, C.; Smith, D.; Reynolds, R.; Adamo, B.; Harper, B.; Adair, C.; Manwaring, P.; et al. IceSense Proof of Concept: Calibrating an Instrumented Figure Skating Blade to Measure On-Ice Forces. Sensors 2020, 20, 7082.
  • Alicia C. Everitt,  Preston K. Manwaring, and  Ryan J. Halter "A real-time 4-bit imaging electrical impedance sensing biopsy needle for prostate cancer detection", Proc. SPIE 10578, Medical Imaging 2018: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, 105781A (12 March 2018)
  • J. Chen, C. Jensen, P. Manwaring, R. Glasgow, "Validation of Laparoscopic Ferromagnetic Technology-based Vessel Sealing Device and Comparative Study to Ultrasonic and Bipolar Laparoscopic Devices", Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech, Feb 23, 2017
  • J. Chen, P. Manwaring, R. Scott, K. Manwaring, R. Glasgow, “Ferromagnetic Heating for Vessel Sealing and Division: Utility and Comparative Study to Ultrasonic and Bipolar Technologies”, Surg Innov, 22:4, 329-337, 2015
  • S. Khan, P. Manwaring, A. Borsic and R. Halter, "FPGA-Based Voltage and Current Dual Drive System for High Frame Rate Electrical Impedance Tomography," in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 888-901, April 2015, doi: 10.1109/TMI.2014.2367315.
  • Manwaring PK, Moodie KL, Hartov A, Manwaring KH, Halter RJ. Intracranial electrical impedance tomography: a method of continuous monitoring in an animal model of head trauma. Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):866-875. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318290c7b7.
  • P. Weiss, P. Manwaring, O. Bateman, “Freedom from Electromagnetic Interference Between Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices and the FMwand Ferromagnetic Surgical System”, J Clin Anesth, 8:681-4, 2013
  • Y. Wan, R. Halter, A. Borsic, P. Manwaring, A. Hartov, K. Paulsen, “Sensitivity of an Ultrasound Coupled Transrectal Electrical Impedance Tomography System for Prostate Imaging,” Phys Meas, 31:S17-S29, 2010.

Conference Papers

  • M. K. Azad, A. Spiewak, R. H. Sandler, K. Manwaring, P. Manwaring and H. A. Mansy, "Monitoring Intracranial Pressure Using Non-Invasive Brain Stethoscope," SoutheastCon 2018, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 2018, pp. 1-5
  • R. Halter, P. Manwaring, “EIT-based TBI Monitoring with Active and Passive Intracranial Electrodes”, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography, Jun 21-24, 2017
  • R. Halter, V. Mishra, H. Bouayad, P. Manwaring, J. Heaney, A. Schned, “Electrical Property-Based Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Detection and Assessment,” Proc. Of SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco CA, 7901: 2011.
  • E. W. Hansen and P. K. Manwaring, "Introducing signal processing through an advanced digital design course," 2011 Digital Signal Processing and Signal Processing Education Meeting (DSP/SPE), Sedona, AZ, USA, 2011, pp. 107-111, doi: 10.1109/DSP-SPE.2011.5739195.
  • P K Manwaring, R J Halter, A Borsic, and A Hartov, “A modified electrode configuration for brain EIT,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 224, no. 1, p. 012062, Apr. 2010, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/224/1/012062.
  • P. Manwaring, R. Halter, Y. Wan, A. Borsic, A. Hartov and K. Paulsen, "Arbitrary geometry patient interfaces for breast cancer detection and monitoring with electrical impedance tomography," 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2008, pp. 1178-1180
  • A. Borsic, A. Hartov, K. D. Paulsen and P. Manwaring, "3D electric impedance tomography reconstruction on multi-core computing platforms," 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2008, pp. 1175-1177, doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649371.
  • P. Manwaring, J. Manwaring, K. Manwaring and M. Manwaring, "A Provocative Test to Determine Brain Compliance in the Management of Patients with Hydrocephalus," 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, Shanghai, China, 2005, pp. 6687-6690, doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2005.1616037.