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Amanda O'Brien, Ralf W Schlosser, Howard C Shane, Jennifer Abramson, Anna A Allen, Suzanne Flynn, Christina Yu, Katherine Dimery
Using augmented input might be an effective means for supplementing spoken language for children with autism who have difficulties following spoken directives. This study aimed to (a) explore whether JIT-delivered scene cues (photos, video clips) via the Apple Watch(®) enable children with autism to carry out directives they were unable to implement with speech alone, and (b) test the feasibility of the Apple Watch(®) (with a focus on display size). Results indicated that the hierarchical JIT supports enabled five children with autism to carry out the majority of directives...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Choul Yong Park, Namyi Gu, Chi-Yeon Lim, Jong-Hyun Oh, Minwook Chang, Martha Kim, Moo-Yong Rhee
BACKGROUND: To investigate the alleviation effect of Vaccinium uliginosum extract (DA9301) on tablet computer-induced asthenopia. METHODS: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind and parallel study (Trial registration number: 2013-95). A total 60 volunteers were randomized into DA9301 (n = 30) and control (n = 30) groups. The DA9301 group received DA9301 oral pill (1000 mg/day) for 4 weeks and the control group received placebo. Asthenopia was evaluated by administering a questionnaire containing 10 questions (responses were scored on a scales of 0-6; total score: 60) regarding ocular symptoms before (baseline) and 4 weeks after receiving pills (DA9301 or placebo)...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Santiago Guerrero, Gwendal Dujardin, Alejandro Cabrera-Andrade, César Paz-Y-Miño, Alberto Indacochea, Marta Inglés-Ferrándiz, Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli, Nicola Collu, Yann Dublanche, Ismael De Mingo, David Camargo
Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) will probably replace paper laboratory notebooks (PLNs) in academic research due to their advantages in data recording, sharing and security. Despite several reports describing technical characteristics of ELNs and their advantages over PLNs, no study has directly tested ELN performance among researchers. In addition, the usage of tablet-based devices or wearable technology as ELN complements has never been explored in the field. To implement an ELN in our biomedical research institute, here we first present a technical comparison of six ELNs using 42 parameters...
2016: PloS One
Matthew P Wallen, Sjaan R Gomersall, Shelley E Keating, Ulrik Wisløff, Jeff S Coombes
BACKGROUND: Wrist-worn monitors claim to provide accurate measures of heart rate and energy expenditure. People wishing to lose weight use these devices to monitor energy balance, however the accuracy of these devices to measure such parameters has not been established. AIM: To determine the accuracy of four wrist-worn devices (Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge HR, Samsung Gear S and Mio Alpha) to measure heart rate and energy expenditure at rest and during exercise. METHODS: Twenty-two healthy volunteers (50% female; aged 24 ± 5...
2016: PloS One
Leslee Thompson
Something big is happening in healthcare. It's not the new Apple Watch, 3D printing or the advent of personalized medicine. It's people power. And, it is starting to shake up the very foundation on which healthcare systems around the world have been built. Healthcare professionals and hospitals are iconic features on a healthcare landscape that has been purpose-built with castles, moats and defence artillery. Turf protection, often under the guise of "patient protection," has become so ingrained in the way things are that few recognize what it has become...
2015: HealthcarePapers
Stéphane Cook, Jean-Christophe Stauffer, Jean-Jacques Goy, Denis Graf, Serban Puricel, Aurélien Frobert, Olivier Muller, Mario Togni, Diego Arroyo
BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiologists may be immune to stress, allowing them to perform complex percutaneous interventions under pressure. OBJECTIVES: To assess heart rate (HR) variations as a surrogate marker of stress of interventional cardiologists during percutaneous cardiac procedures and in every-day life. DESIGN: This is a single-centre observational study including a total of six male interventional cardiologists performing coronary interventions and pacemaker implantations...
2016: Open Heart
Haik Kalantarian, Majid Sarrafzadeh
In recent years, smartwatches have emerged as a viable platform for a variety of medical and health-related applications. In addition to the benefits of a stable hardware platform, these devices have a significant advantage over other wrist-worn devices, in that user acceptance of watches is higher than other custom hardware solutions. In this paper, we describe signal-processing techniques for identification of chews and swallows using a smartwatch device׳s built-in microphone. Moreover, we conduct a survey to evaluate the potential of the smartwatch as a platform for monitoring nutrition...
October 1, 2015: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Spencer Peller, Zachary Beimes
Japan is renowned for impeccable customer service (as anyone who's watched an apple get wrapped up like a crown jewel in a Tokyo grocery store will tell you). The Japanese concept of kaizen (constant improvement) is a fundamental reason for this, and for the enduring success of conglomerates such as Toyota, Honda, and Sony. From afar, you may think this trait is caused by something in the waters from Mt. Fuji, but many in the know credit the work of an American engineer named W. Edwards Deming as the catalyst for this movement...
May 2015: Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM
Alia Martin, Laurie R Santos
Young infants' successful performance on false belief tasks has led several researchers to argue that there may be a core knowledge system for representing the beliefs of other agents, emerging early in human development and constraining automatic belief processing into adulthood. One way to investigate this purported core belief representation system is to examine whether non-human primates share such a system. Although non-human primates have historically performed poorly on false belief tasks that require executive function capacities, little work has explored how primates perform on more automatic measures of belief processing...
March 2014: Cognition
Sara Bevacqua, Erika Cerasti, Rossella Falcone, Milena Cervelloni, Emiliano Brunamonti, Stefano Ferraina, Aldo Genovesio
Monkeys can learn the symbolic meaning of tokens, and exchange them to get a reward. Monkeys can also learn the symbolic value of a token by observing conspecifics but it is not clear if they can learn passively by observing other actors, e.g., humans. To answer this question, we tested two monkeys in a token exchange paradigm in three experiments. Monkeys learned token values through observation of human models exchanging them. We used, after a phase of object familiarization, different sets of tokens. One token of each set was rewarded with a bit of apple...
2013: PloS One
Elika Bergelson, Daniel Swingley
Young infants' learning of words for abstract concepts like 'all gone' and 'eat,' in contrast to their learning of more concrete words like 'apple' and 'shoe,' may follow a relatively protracted developmental course. We examined whether infants know such abstract words. Parents named one of two events shown in side-by-side videos while their 6-16-month-old infants (n=98) watched. On average, infants successfully looked at the named video by 10 months, but not earlier, and infants' looking at the named referent increased robustly at around 14 months...
June 2013: Cognition
Yann Coello, Isabelle Bonnotte
Many aspects of language associated with an object's noun inform about the location of the object the noun refers to, in relation to the action system. In the present study, we tested whether the determiners la (the) and cette (that) in French language carry embodied spatial information. In Experiment 1, participants performed a reachability judgement task after having evaluated the correct spelling of both a determiner (la or cette) and an object-noun (balle-ball, tasse-cup, or pomme-apple). We found that response time for judging reachability was shorter when the determiner la rather than cette was previously presented...
2013: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
Sudhir Kumar, S Blair Hedges
SUMMARY: Scientists, educators and the general public often need to know times of divergence between species. But they rarely can locate that information because it is buried in the scientific literature, usually in a format that is inaccessible to text search engines. We have developed a public knowledgebase that enables data-driven access to the collection of peer-reviewed publications in molecular evolution and phylogenetics that have reported estimates of time of divergence between species...
July 15, 2011: Bioinformatics
Webb Phillips, Maya Shankar, Laurie R Santos
We explored whether rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) share one important feature of human essentialist reasoning: the capacity to track category membership across radical featural transformations. Specifically, we examined whether monkeys--like children (Keil, 1989)--expect a transformed object to have the internal properties of its original category. In two experiments, monkeys watched as an experimenter visually transformed a familiar fruit (e.g. apple) into a new kind of fruit (e.g. coconut) either by placing a fruit exterior over the original, or by removing an exterior shell and revealing the inside kind of fruit...
July 2010: Developmental Science
Cynthia A Montgomery
In recent decades an infusion of economics has lent the study of strategy much needed theory and empirical evidence. Strategy consultants, armed with frameworks and techniques, have stepped forward to help managers analyze their industries and position their companies for strategic advantage. Strategy has come to be seen as an analytical problem to be solved. But, says Montgomery, the Timken Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the benefits of this rigorous approach have attendant costs: Strategy has become a competitive game plan, separate from the company's larger sense of purpose...
January 2008: Harvard Business Review
Katie Bannon, Marlene B Schwartz
This pilot study tested the influence of nutrition message framing on snack choice among kindergarteners. Three classrooms were randomly assigned to watch one of the following 60s videos: (a) a gain-framed nutrition message (i.e. the positive benefits of eating apples) (n=14); (b) a loss-framed message (i.e. the negative consequences of not eating apples) (n=18); or (c) a control scene (children playing a game) (n=18). Following this, the children were offered a choice between animal crackers and an apple for their snack...
March 2006: Appetite
Noriyoshi Kawaguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2004: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
G G Fillenbaum, W E Wilkinson, K A Welsh, R C Mohs
OBJECTIVE: To identify minimal sets of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) items that can distinguish normal control subjects from patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD), patients with mild from those with moderate AD, and those with moderate from those with severe AD. DESIGN: Two randomly selected equivalent half samples. Results of logistic regression analysis from data from the first half of the sample were confirmed by receiver operating characteristic curves on the second half...
September 1994: Archives of Neurology
A P Shepherd, M A Perry, G M Alexander, D N Granger, G L Riedel, P R Kvietys, C P Franke
A system is described for recording indicator-dilution curves produced by gamma radiation-emitting tracers. The system consists of a flow-through cuvette in a well counter, appropriate commercially available gamma radiation-detecting equipment, an Apple II computer, and a two-channel pulse-counting interface of our own design. With the counting interface and the software described here, an investigator can simultaneously record two indicator-dilution curves produced by gamma emitters. Instead of having to wait hours or days for results, the investigator can watch the data being recorded and display the results in graphic form almost immediately after each injection...
December 1983: American Journal of Physiology
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