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    Bertram Ludäscher, Nikos Mamoulis (eds.).
    Springer2008
  • Digital/Print
    Jerry Sedgewick.
    Digital : ProQuest Safari2008
    Print2008
  • Digital
    Hitendra R.H. Patel, Jean V. Joseph, editors.
    Springer2012
    Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry: Surgical Checklists / Stig Müller and Hitendra R. H. Patel -- Human Factors, Nontechnical Skills, and Surgical Training / Stig Müller, Waleed Al-Singary and Hitendra R. H. Patel -- Current State of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery / Jens J. Rassweiler, Marcel Hruza, Thomas Frede and Salvatore Micali -- Simulation and Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery / Sonal Arora, Shabnam Undre and Roger Kneebone -- Value of Virtual Reality in Medical Education / Amina A. Bouhelal, Hitendra R. H. Patel and Bijendra Patel -- The MIMIC Virtual Reality Trainer: Stepping into Three-Dimensional, Binocular, Robotic Simulation / Steven M. Lucas and Chandru P. Sundaram -- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Skills Acquisition and Procedural Proficiency in Novices Using Virtual Reality / Amina A. Bouhelal, Hitendra R. H. Patel and Bijendra Patel -- Lesson Learnt from the Military Surgeons Using Simulation in Trauma Surgery / Simon S. Fleming and John-Joe Reilly -- Clinical and Educational Benefits of Surgical Telementoring / Knut Mague Augestad, Taridzo Chomutare, Johan G. Bellika, Andrius Budrionis and Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo, et al. -- Portable Learning and Multimedia in Surgical Training / Narinderjit Singh Kullar, Stig Müller and Hitendra R. H. Patel.
  • Digital
    Bertalan Meskó.
    Springer2013
    Social media has been clearly changing the way medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Medical professionals must be able to meet the special needs of technology-aware patients and use digital technologies in their work and communications properly. Each physician should find the tools that will assist them in their workflow, and patients need to be educated how to use the internet. It is the responsibility of medical professionals to contribute to this process. The constantly evolving digital world must be used in the practice of medicine to improve the care of patients. However, the only way to do so effectively is via evidence-based, meaningful and strategic use. Social Media in Clinical Practice provides practical guidance in this mission and is thus essential reading for all medical personal looking into approaching this for the first time.
  • Digital
    guest editors, Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSED, MPH, Victor C. Strasburger, MD.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2014
    Today's teens are often referred to as Digital Natives due to their upbringing immersed in technological tools including smartphones and social media, while most of us who provide healthcare for this group remain at best, digital immigrants. These technologies present both new opportunities and challenges to teens' health, as well as their education and life experiences. Pediatricians can play a key role in helping teens and their families navigate critical issues such as balancing online and offline lives, as well as understand links between media and health. This issue of AM:STARS is mean.
  • Digital
    James Joseph Wagner.
    People with severe physical disabilities who have non-technical backgrounds are unlikely candidates to be able to operate vocational assistive robots. Such robotic devices have been costly, complex, programmable only by experts, and prohibitive to user changes. This dissertation describes the design approach created in the development of a small desktop robot system called the Professional Vocational Assistant Robot (ProVAR). ProVAR deals explicitly with the social aspects of human-robot interaction to help individuals with tetraplegia to use the robot. This design approach was heavily influenced by the theory of Social Responses to Communication Technologies (SRCT) and by psychology research that shows the power of a team in complex command, design and learning scenarios. The SRCT concept holds that people's reactions and interactions with computers and other new media entities follow the same social rules used in human-human interactions. If those reactions can be enhanced, the success of assistive robotic systems dependent on them can also be increased. The leveraging of social responses can increase tolerance for the robotic systems' difficulties, and thus increase the chance of adoption and sustained use of the assistive devices by lay users not experienced in computers, robots, or mechanical control devices. A new theory, growing out of SRCT, was proposed. "Social Responses to Somatic Technology" (SRST) guided the development of ProVAR. It is based on a robot users perception that a somatic, e.g., robotic, technology device is, in fact, a social entity. As does a human social entity, each technological social entity consists of two components: the "body" and the "mind." The ProVAR System was designed with two complete social entities, or personalities; both induce social responses. Each of ProVAR's two personalities is expected to maintain a personal relationship with the users, in this case, with an individual with severe physical disabilities and with the occupational therapist responsible for his/her rehabilitation. ProVAR's graphical user interface, named "Jiminey, " is primarily considered by the user to be a mind: a smart consultant/coach. ProVAR's robotic arm, "Pinocchio, " is primarily perceived by the user to be a body: the down-to-earth do'er itself. Even though each of these social entities does have both a body and a mind, each personality's different dominant characteristic allows the user to perceive that he/she is functioning as a teammate with two other distinct entities. These three partners work together to help manage and take advantage of the special capabilities of the ProVAR System to complete desired tasks. During Experiment 1, ProVAR showed 100% of novice users able independently to execute both preprogrammed tasks and also the more complicated manipulation of existing tasks and creation of new ones. ProVAR's SRST-inspired design is effective, with seven of eight metrics positively ranked by users. One additional finding showed that training first on the user interface alone without the presence of the robotic arm was not time effective. A further examination of the application of the SRST concept of "Social Entity = Body + Mind" was done in Experiment 2, studying the effect of the body and the mind of the robotic arm being perceived not to be co-located but in separate locations. Results showed that usability was ranked higher by the study participants if the arm (the body) was perceived as autonomous, i.e., controlling itself (by its mind) with an internal inboard computer, rather than the arm being remote-controlled, i.e., teleoperated (by its mind), in a computer located in another room.
  • Digital
    John G. Taylor.
    Springer2013
    This book details a model of consciousness supported by scientific experimental data from the human brain. It presents how the Corollary Discharge of Attention Movement (CODAM) neural network model allows for a scientific understanding of consciousness as well as provides a solution to the Mind-Body problem. The book provides readers with a general approach to consciousness that is powerful enough to lead to the inner self and its ramifications for the vast range of human experiences. It also offers an approach to the evolution of human consciousness and features chapters on mental disease (especially schizophrenia) and on meditative states (including drug-induced states of mind). Solving the Mind-Body Problem bridges the gap that exists between philosophers of mind and the neuroscience community, allowing the enormous weight of theorizing on the nature of mind to be brought to earth and put under the probing gaze of the scientific facts of life and mind.
  • Digital
    Chand Thomas John.
    Walking is the primary way in which humans move around in daily life. Stroke, injuries, or neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy can impair an individual's ability to walk, thereby making activities of daily life much more difficult. Treatment of walking disorders targets muscles, but the mechanisms by which muscle forces influence body motion are poorly understood. Because important quantities like muscle forces cannot be measured during movement, experimental methods alone are insufficient for improving our understanding of the cause-effect relationships underlying the control of human walking. Muscle-driven simulations have emerged as powerful tools for calculating muscle forces and investigating how muscle forces influence body motion. This dissertation presents a new "residual reduction algorithm" for improving the consistency in a model between motion and force data collected during motion capture, enabling the generation of simulations of long-duration gait movements such as walking and running. This algorithm has enabled hundreds of researchers around the world to generate simulations of walking. This algorithm was used to generate a thoroughly tested, three-dimensional muscle-driven simulation of an unimpaired man walking for ten gait cycles. This simulation has been made freely available at https://simtk.org/home/muscleprops so other researchers can download, reproduce, modify, and analyze this simulation to investigate questions regarding human walking without having to generate their own simulations from their own motion capture data, thereby saving thousands of man-hours of time for the field of computational biomechanics. We used this simulation to resolve a long-standing mystery in movement science: how the human body responds to external disturbances when the central nervous system's responses are substantially delayed. We showed that intrinsic properties of muscles help stabilize walking by responding instantaneously to disturbances, thereby complementing the central nervous system's delayed response. This study demonstrates the utility of simulations for investigating questions about human walking that cannot be explored with experimental methods alone. The residual reduction algorithm also enabled the generation of 32 simulations of eight subjects walking at four different speeds. We analyzed these simulations to determine which muscle groups make the largest contributions to mediolateral ground reaction force across a range of speeds. We showed that walking speed affects peak lateral ground reaction force in early stance and peak medial ground reaction force during early single support. The hip abductors are the largest contributors of medial ground reaction force at all walking speeds. The calf muscles, knee extensors, and adductors oppose the abductors by contributing lateral ground reaction forces. The work presented in this dissertation has enabled several studies to be performed using muscle-driven simulations to gain insight into how muscles modulate walking and running movements. This dissertation presents two such studies that reveal insight into how muscle properties help stabilize walking and how muscles contribute to mediolateral stability during walking.
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  • Digital
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  • Digital
    Erica Sadun.
    Springer2008
    A guide to the iPhone discusses the features of the device, including the iPhone media and the QWERTY keyboard, as well as its e-mail, voicemail, and calendar functions; Internet connectivity and applications; third-party software to enhance the iPhone; iTunes, iBooks, and iPhone games; power user applications; and accessories
  • Digital
    by Lonzell Watson.
    ProQuest Safari2010
    Exploring the iPad -- Understanding what you can do with your iPad -- Configuring the iPad -- Getting the most from the internet -- Maximizing email on the iPad -- Syncing the iPad -- Getting the most from iTunes and photos -- Getting the most from YouTube and iBooks -- Managing contacts and appointments -- Simplifying your life with the iPad -- Enhance your iPad with the app store -- Maintaining and troubleshooting the iPad.
  • Digital
    A.J. Larner.
    Springer2011
    "Medical information is now widely available on the Internet and through telephone helplines such as NHS Direct and the focus on patient self care is likely to increase. Clinicians in all specialties will often encounter patients who have made self-directed searches for medical information prior to the clinical encounter. 'Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone' is a study of patient information-seeking behaviour in neurology patients prior to referral from primary to secondary care. The book analyses frequency of Internet access and use, and of telephone helpline awareness and use. It also explores use of these modalities over time, use according to patient gender and age and by gender and age over time. 'Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone' is an accessible overview of the utility of these modalities of health information provision and will be of interest not only to neurologists and clinicians in other specialities but also to public health researchers, sociologists and political scientists with an interest in questions of health care provision"--Provided by publisher.
  • Digital
    Ted Kwartler.
    Wiley2017
    A reliable, cost-effective approach to extracting priceless business information from all sources of text Excavating actionable business insights from data is a complex undertaking, and that complexity is magnified by an order of magnitude when the focus is on documents and other text information. This book takes a practical, hands-on approach to teaching you a reliable, cost-effective approach to mining the vast, untold riches buried within all forms of text using R. Author Ted Kwartler clearly describes all of the tools needed to perform text mining and shows you how to use them to identify practical business applications to get your creative text mining efforts started right away. With the help of numerous real-world examples and case studies from industries ranging from healthcare to entertainment to telecommunications, he demonstrates how to execute an array of text mining processes and functions, including sentiment scoring, topic modelling, predictive modelling, extracting clickbait from headlines, and more. You'll learn how to: -Identify actionable social media posts to improve customer service -Use text mining in HR to identify candidate perceptions of an organisation, match job descriptions with resumes, and more -Extract priceless information from virtually all digital and print sources, including the news media, social media sites, PDFs, and even JPEG and GIF image files -Make text mining an integral component of marketing in order to identify brand evangelists, impact customer propensity modelling, and much more Most companies' data mining efforts focus almost exclusively on numerical and categorical data, while text remains a largely untapped resource. Especially in a global marketplace where being first to identify and respond to customer needs and expectations imparts an unbeatable competitive advantage, text represents a source of immense potential value. Unfortunately, there is no reliable, cost-effective technology for extracting analytical insights from the huge and ever-growing volume of text available online and other digital sources, as well as from paper documents-until now.
  • Digital
    Vikash Gilja.
    By restoring the ability to move and communicate with the world, brain machine interfaces (BMIs) offer the potential to improve quality of life for people suffering from spinal cord injury, stroke, or neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). BMIs attempt to translate measured neural signals into the user's intentions and, subsequently, control a computer or actuator. Recently, compelling examples of intra-cortical BMIs have been demonstrated in tetraplegic patients. Although these studies provide a powerful proof-of-concept, clinical viability is impeded by limited performance and robustness over short (hours) and long (days) timescales. We address performance and robustness over short time periods by approaching BMIs as a systems level design problem. We identify key components of the system and design a novel BMI from a feedback control perspective. In this perspective, the brain is the controller of a new plant, defined by the BMI, and the actions of this BMI are witnessed by the user. This simple perspective leads to design advances that result in significant qualitative and quantitative performance improvements. Through online closed loop experiments, we show that this BMI is capable of producing continuous endpoint movements that approach native limb performance and can operate continuously for hours. We also demonstrate how this system can be operated across days by a bootstrap procedure with the potential to eliminate an explicit recalibration step. To examine the use of BMIs over longer timescales, we develop new electrophysiology tools that allow for continuous multi-day neural recording. Through application of this technology, we measure the signal acquisition stability (and instability) of the electrode array technology used in current BMI clinical trials. We also demonstrate how these systems can be used to study BMI decoding over longer time periods. In this demonstration, we present a simple methodology for switching BMI systems on and off at appropriate times. The algorithms and methods demonstrated can be run with existing low power application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), with a defined path towards the development of a fully implantable neural interface system. We believe that these advances are a step towards clinical viability and, with careful user interface design, neural prosthetic systems can be translated into real world solutions.
  • Digital
    James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, Grady Booch.
    ProQuest Safari2005
  • Digital
    Ruben Verborgh, Max De Wilde.
    ProQuest Ebook Central2013
    The book is styled on a Cookbook, containing recipes - combined with free datasets - which will turn readers into proficient OpenRefine users in the fastest possible way. This book is targeted at anyone who works on or handles a large amount of data. No prior knowledge of OpenRefine is required, as we start from the very beginning and gradually reveal more advanced features. You don't even need your own dataset, as we provide example data to try out the book's recipes.
  • Digital
    by Bernhard Preim, Charl P. Botha.
    ScienceDirect2014
    This book offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. It includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered, and treatment planning, guidance, and training.
  • Digital
    edited by Kent L. Norman and Jurek Kirakowski.
    Wiley2018
    Volume 1: Part I. Design Issues -- Part II. Design Process -- Part III. Evaluation Factors -- Part IV. Evaluation Methods -- Part V. Input/Output. Volume 2: Part VI. Interfaces -- Part VII. Interaction -- Part VIII. Accessibility -- Part IX. Social -- Part X. Communities -- Part XI. Applications.
  • Digital
    edited by Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner.
    Wiley2016
    Provides a comprehensive overview of wireless computing in medicine, with technological, medical, and legal advances This book brings together the latest work of leading scientists in the disciplines of Computing, Medicine, and Law, in the field of Wireless Health. The book is organized into three main sections. The first section discusses the use of distributed computing in medicine. It concentrates on methods for treating chronic diseases and cognitive disabilities like Alzheimer's, Autism, etc. It also discusses how to improve portability and accuracy of monitoring instruments and reduce the redundancy of data. It emphasizes the privacy and security of using such devices. The role of mobile sensing, wireless power and Markov decision process in distributed computing is also examined. The second section covers nanomedicine and discusses how the drug delivery strategies for chronic diseases can be efficiently improved by Nanotechnology enabled materials and devices such as MENs and Nanorobots. The authors will also explain how to use DNA computation in medicine, model brain disorders and detect bio-markers using nanotechnology. The third section will focus on the legal and privacy issues, and how to implement these technologies in a way that is a safe and ethical. -Defines the technologies of distributed wireless health, from software that runs cloud computing data centers, to the technologies that allow new sensors to work -Explains the applications of nanotechnologies to prevent, diagnose and cure disease -Includes case studies on how the technologies covered in the book are being implemented in the medical field, through both the creation of new medical applications and their integration into current systems -Discusses pervasive computing's organizational benefits to hospitals and health care organizations, and their ethical and legal challenges Wireless Computing in Medicine: From Nano to Cloud with Its Ethical and Legal Implications is written as a reference for computer engineers working in wireless computing, as well as medical and legal professionals. The book will also serve students in the fields of advanced computing, nanomedicine, health informatics, and technology law.
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