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  • 2013 Springer
    Bertalan Meskó.
    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.
  • 2011
    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.
  • 2008 CRCnetBASE
    Julio Sanchez, Maria P. Canton.
  • 2013 Springer
    John G. Taylor.
    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.
  • 2006 ProQuest Safari
    Anthony Molinaro.
    Retrieving records -- Sorting query results -- Working with multiple tables -- Inserting, updating, deleting -- Metadata queries -- Working with strings -- Working with numbers -- Date arithmetic -- Date manipulation -- Working with ranges -- Advanced searching -- Reporting and warehousing -- Hierarchical queries -- Odds 'n' ends.
  • 2006 SUNet ID login required to search for this title
    Allen G. Taylor.
  • 2012
    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.
  • 2010 CRCnetBASE
    George Fernandez.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Mireille Gettler Summa, Léon Bottou, Bernard Goldfarb, Fionn Murtagh, Catherine Pardoux, and Myriam Touati.
    "Data analysis is changing fast. Driven by a vast range of application domains and affordable tools, machine learning has become mainstream. Unsupervised data analysis, including cluster analysis, factor analysis, and low dimensionality mapping methods continually being updated, have reached new heights of achievement in the incredibly rich data world that we inhabit.Statistical Learning and Data Science is a work of reference in the rapidly evolving context of converging methodologies. It gathers contributions from some of the foundational thinkers in the different fields of data analysis to the major theoretical results in the domain. On the methodological front, the volume includes conformal prediction and frameworks for assessing confidence in outputs, together with attendant risk. It illustrates a wide range of applications, including semantics, credit risk, energy production, genomics, and ecology. The book also addresses issues of origin and evolutions in the unsupervised data analysis arena, and presents some approaches for time series, symbolic data, and functional data. Over the history of multidimensional data analysis, more and more complex data have become available for processing. Supervised machine learning, semi-supervised analysis approaches, and unsupervised data analysis, provide great capability for addressing the digital data deluge. Exploring the foundations and recent breakthroughs in the field, Statistical Learning and Data Science demonstrates how data analysis can improve personal and collective health and the well-being of our social, business, and physical environments. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2007 CRCnetBASE
    Ernst-Erich Doberkat.
  • v. 184, 212-213, 216, 2005, 2007. Springer
    Also available: Print – v. 83, 2002.
  • 2008
    Succinct guide to Windows users migrating to the Mac.
  • 2008 Springer
    Erica Sadun.
    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
  • 2010 ProQuest Safari
    by Lonzell Watson.
    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.
  • 2005 Wiley
    Alan L. Porter, Scott W. Cunningham.
    Part I. Understanding Tech Mining -- Chapter 1. Technological Innovation and the Need for Tech Mining , p. 2-15 -- Chapter 2. How Tech Mining Works, p. 17-32 -- Chapter 3. What Tech Mining Can Do for You, p. 33-40 -- Chapter 4. Example Results. Fuel Cells Tech Mining, p. 41-50 -- Chapter 5. What to Watch for in Tech Mining, p. 51-66 -- Part II. Doing Tech Mining -- Chapter 7. Forming the Right Query, p. 95-111 -- Chapter 8. Getting the Data, p. 113-127 -- Chapter 9. Basic Analyses, p. 129-154 -- Chapter 10. Advanced Analyses, p. 155-186 -- Chapter 11. Trend Analyses, p. 187-214 -- Chapter 12. Patent Analyses, p. 215-248 -- Chapter 13. Generating and Presenting Innovation Indicators, p. 249-288 -- Chapter 14. Managing the Tech Mining Process, p. 289-306 -- Chapter 15. Measuring Tech Mining Results, p. 307-320 -- Chapter 16. Example Process. Tech Mining on Fuel Cells, p. 321-354 -- Appendix A. Selected Publication and Patent Databases, p. 355-359 -- Appendix B. Text Mining Software, p. 361-362 -- Appendix C. What You Can Do without Tech Mining Software, p. 363-364 -- Appendix D. Statistics and Distributions for Analyzing Text Entities, p. 365-368.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    (ed.) Fei Hu. The University of Alabama, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
    Pt. 1. System : tele-healthcare monitoring networks -- pt. 2. Hardware : medical sensors and devices -- pt. 3. Software : medical signal processing -- pt. 4. Others : medical security and privacy.
  • 2011 Springer
    A.J. Larner.
    "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.
  • 2010
    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.
  • 2006 CRCnetBASE
    Anthony J. Rhem.
  • 2007 ProQuest Safari
    Sasha Pachev.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Yair Altman.
    "Preface The Matlab programming environment uses Java for numerous tasks, including networking, data-processing algorithms, and graphical user-interface (GUI). Matlab's internal Java classes can often be easily accessed and used by Matlab users. Matlab also enables easy access to external Java functionality, either third-party or user-created. Using Java, we can extensively customize the Matlab environment and application GUI, enabling the creation of very esthetically pleasing applications. Unlike Matlab's interface with other programming languages, the internal Java classes and the Matlab-Java interface were never fully documented by The MathWorks (TMW), the company that manufactures the Matlab product. This is really quite unfortunate: Java is one of the most widely used programming languages, having many times as many programmers as Matlab. Using this huge pool of knowledge and components can significantly improve Matlab applications. As a consultant, I often hear clients claim that Matlab is a fine programming platform for prototyping, but is not suitable for real-world modern-looking applications. This book aimed at correcting this misconception. It shows how using Java can significantly improve Matlab program appearance and functionality and that this can be done easily and even without any prior Java knowledge. In fact, many basic programming requirements cannot be achieved (or are difficult) in pure Matlab, but are very easy in Java. As a simple example, maximizing and minimizing windows is not possible in pure Matlab, but is a trivial one-liner using the underlying Java codeʹ:"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2005 ProQuest Safari
    James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, Grady Booch.
  • 2006 ProQuest Safari
    SU Catalog (SearchWorks) Click LINK above for Print location/circulation status.
    Arnold Robbins.
    Introduction -- Unix commands -- The Unix shell: an overview -- The Bash and Korn shells -- tcsh: an extended C shell -- Package management -- Pattern matching -- The Emacs editor -- The vi, ex, and vim editors -- The sed editor -- The awk programming language -- Source code management: an overview -- The revision control system -- The concurrent versions system -- The subversion version control system -- The GNU make utility -- The GDB debugger -- Writing manual pages.
  • 2008 CRCnetBASE
    Hugh Cartwright ; chapter 10, Evolvable developmental systems, contributed by Nawwaf Kharma.
  • 2006 ProQuest Safari
    Paul Lomax, Tim Patrick ... [et al.].
  • 2005 ProQuest Safari
    Wei-Meng Lee .
  • 2014 ScienceDirect
    by Bernhard Preim, Charl P. Botha.
    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.
  • 2006 ProQuest Safari
    Doug Addison.
  • 2006 SUNet ID login required to search for this title
    by Steve Oualline.
  • ProQuest Safari
    Robbie Allen and Preston Gralla.
  • 2005 ProQuest Safari
    Preston Gralla.
  • 2005 ProQuest Safari
    David A. Karp, Tim O'Reilly, and Troy Mott, additional material by Richard Cobbett.
  • 2012 CRCnetBASE
    Wolfgang Osterhage.
    1. Introduction -- 2. WLAN -- 3. PDAs -- 4. Mobile phones -- 5. Bluetooth -- 6. Infrared -- 7. Security policy.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    C. Pozrikidis.
    "Preface XML stands for extensible markup language. In fact, XML is not a language, but a systematic way of encoding and formatting data and statements contained in an electronic file according to a chosen tagging system. A tag may represent a general entity, a physical, mathematical, or abstract object, an instruction, or a computer language construct. The data can describe cars and trucks in a dealer's lot, the chapters of a book, the input or output of a scientific experiment or calculation, the eigenvalues of a matrix, and anything else that can be described by numbers and words. Data presentation and description In the XML framework, information is described and presented in the same doc- ument, thus circumventing the need for legends and explanations. For example, we may order: <breakfast> toast and eggs <breakfast> Further cooking instructions can be included between the breakfast tag enclosed by the pointy brackets (<>) and its closure denoted by the slash (/). Data reuse XML data (input) can be read by a person or parsed and processed by a program (application) that produces a new set of data (output.) Although the input is the same, the output depends on the interpretation of the tags formatting the data. The inherent polymorphism allows us to materialize the same original data in different ways. For example: 1. An author may write a book inserting formatting tags between words, equations, and figures according to xml conventions and grammar. The text (data) file can be processed to produce books with different appear- ances. 2. A scientist may write a finite-element code that produces output tagged according to xml conventions"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2006 ProQuest Safari
    Sal Mangano.

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