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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070625/individualized-tracking-of-self-directed-motor-learning-in-group-housed-mice-performing-a-skilled-lever-positioning-task-in-the-home-cage
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Gergely Silasi, Jamie Boyd, Federico Bolanos, Jeff LeDue, Stephen H Scott, Timothy H Murphy
Skilled forelimb function in mice is traditionally studied through behavioural paradigms that require extensive training by investigators, and are limited by the number of trials individual animals are able to perform within supervised session. We developed a skilled lever positioning task that mice can perform within their home cage. The task requires mice to use their forelimb to precisely hold a lever mounted on a rotary encoder within a rewarded position in order to dispense a water reward. A Raspberry Pi microcomputer is used to record lever position during trials, and to control task parameters, thus making this low-footprint apparatus ideal for use within animal housing facilities...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060952/an-intelligent-iot-emergency-vehicle-warning-system-using-rfid-and-wifi-technologies-for-emergency-medical-services
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Yeong-Lin Lai, Yung-Hua Chou, Li-Chih Chang
BACKGROUND: Collisions between emergency vehicles for emergency medical services (EMS) and public road users have been a serious problem, impacting on the safety of road users, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and the patients on board. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to develop a novel intelligent emergency vehicle warning system for EMS applications. METHODS: The intelligent emergency vehicle warning system is developed by Internet of Things (IoT), radio-frequency identification (RFID), and WiFi technologies...
October 13, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060949/a-passive-rfid-based-location-system-for-personnel-and-asset-monitoring
#3
Rong-Shue Hsiao, Chun-Hao Kao, Tian-Xiang Chen, Jui-Lun Chen
BACKGROUND: Typical radio frequency identification (RFID) access control system can be ineffective if an unauthorized person tailgates an authorized person through an access area. OBJECTIVE: To propose a system by using indoor locating and tracking techniques address this problem, which is to prevent unauthorized Alzheimer's and dementia patients from getting lost including by tailgating. METHODS: To achieve accurate target location, passive RFID deployment strategy is studied and a fingerprinting based passive RFID localization algorithm is proposed...
October 13, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060802/ratt-rfid-assisted-tracking-tile-preliminary-results
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Dario R Quinones, Aaron Cuevas, Javier Cambra, Santiago Canals, David Moratal
Behavior is one of the most important aspects of animal life. This behavior depends on the link between animals, their nervous systems and their environment. In order to study the behavior of laboratory animals several tools are needed, but a tracking tool is essential to perform a thorough behavioral study. Currently, several visual tracking tools are available. However, they have some drawbacks. For instance, when an animal is inside a cave, or is close to other animals, the tracking cameras cannot always detect the location or movement of this animal...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043042/feedr-and-animalnexus-ca-a-paired-r-package-and-user-friendly-web-application-for-transforming-and-visualizing-animal-movement-data-from-static-stations
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Stefanie E LaZerte, Matthew W Reudink, Ken A Otter, Jackson Kusack, Jacob M Bailey, Austin Woolverton, Mark Paetkau, Adriaan de Jong, David J Hill
Radio frequency identification (RFID) provides a simple and inexpensive approach for examining the movements of tagged animals, which can provide information on species behavior and ecology, such as habitat/resource use and social interactions. In addition, tracking animal movements is appealing to naturalists, citizen scientists, and the general public and thus represents a tool for public engagement in science and science education. Although a useful tool, the large amount of data collected using RFID may quickly become overwhelming...
October 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016696/a-battery-less-and-wireless-wearable-sensor-system-for-identifying-bed-and-chair-exits-in-a-pilot-trial-in-hospitalized-older-people
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Roberto L Shinmoto Torres, Renuka Visvanathan, Derek Abbott, Keith D Hill, Damith C Ranasinghe
Falls in hospitals are common, therefore strategies to minimize the impact of these events in older patients and needs to be examined. In this pilot study, we investigate a movement monitoring sensor system for identifying bed and chair exits using a wireless wearable sensor worn by hospitalized older patients. We developed a movement monitoring sensor system that recognizes bed and chair exits. The system consists of a machine learning based activity classifier and a bed and chair exit recognition process based on an activity score function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994412/towards-a-compact-and-precise-sample-holder-for-macromolecular-crystallography
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Gergely Papp, Christopher Rossi, Robert Janocha, Clement Sorez, Marcos Lopez-Marrero, Anthony Astruc, Andrew McCarthy, Hassan Belrhali, Matthew W Bowler, Florent Cipriani
Most of the sample holders currently used in macromolecular crystallography offer limited storage density and poor initial crystal-positioning precision upon mounting on a goniometer. This has now become a limiting factor at high-throughput beamlines, where data collection can be performed in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, this lack of precision limits the potential benefits emerging from automated harvesting systems that could provide crystal-position information which would further enhance alignment at beamlines...
October 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961207/the-development-of-an-rfid-solution-to-facilitate-the-traceability-of-patient-and-pharmaceutical-data
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María Martínez Pérez, Guillermo Vázquez González, Carlos Dafonte
One of the principal objectives of hospitals is to increase the quality of care of the patient. This is even more of a priority in Day Hospitals where certain medication requires special attention, from its preparation in the Pharmacy service to its delivery to the patient in the Day Hospital. In the case of expensive medicines, nursing staff have to comply with very detailed instructions in their administration to the patient (name of medicine, route, dosage, schedule, previous medication, conditions of conservation, etc...
September 29, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894980/short-communication-using-infrared-thermography-as-an-in-situ-measure-of-core-body-temperature-in-lot-fed-angus-steers
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Angela M Lees, J C Lees, V Sejian, A L Wallage, J B Gaughan
Thirty-six Black Angus steers were used in a replicated study; three replicates of 12 steers/replicate. Steers had an initial non-fasted BW of 392.3 ± 5.1, 427.5 ± 6.3, and 392.7 ± 3.7 kg for each replicate, respectively. Steers were housed outside in individual animal pens (10 m × 3.4 m). Each replicate was conducted over a 6-day period where infrared thermography (IRT) images were collected at 3-h intervals, commencing at 0600 h on day 1 and concluding at 0600 h on day 6. Rumen temperatures (T RUM) were measured at 10-min intervals for the duration of each replicate using a radio-frequency identification (RFID) rumen bolus...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877172/automated-recording-of-home-cage-activity-and-temperature-of-individual-rats-housed-in-social-groups-the-rodent-big-brother-project
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William S Redfern, Karen Tse, Claire Grant, Amy Keerie, David J Simpson, John C Pedersen, Victoria Rimmer, Lauren Leslie, Stephanie K Klein, Natasha A Karp, Rowland Sillito, Agis Chartsias, Tim Lukins, James Heward, Catherine Vickers, Kathryn Chapman, J Douglas Armstrong
Measuring the activity and temperature of rats is commonly required in biomedical research. Conventional approaches necessitate single housing, which affects their behavior and wellbeing. We have used a subcutaneous radiofrequency identification (RFID) transponder to measure ambulatory activity and temperature of individual rats when group-housed in conventional, rack-mounted home cages. The transponder location and temperature is detected by a matrix of antennae in a baseplate under the cage. An infrared high-definition camera acquires side-view video of the cage and also enables automated detection of vertical activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829650/user-acceptance-factors-of-hospital-information-systems-and-related-technologies-systematic-review
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Putu Wuri Handayani, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Indra Budi
This study reviews the literature on the most important acceptance factors associated with Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and related technologies based on user groups' perspectives (medical staff, hospital management, administrative personnel, patient, medical student, and IT staff), which can assist researchers and hospital management to develop suitable acceptance models to improve the quality of HIS. We conducted searches in online databases with large repositories of academic studies, written in English and fully accessible by the authors...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817070/influence-of-the-distribution-of-tag-ids-on-rfid-memoryless-anti-collision-protocols
#12
Nikola Cmiljanic, Hugo Landaluce, Asier Perallos, Laura Arjona
In recent years, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has become very popular. The main feature of this technology is that RFID tags do not require close handling and no line of sight is required between the reader and the tags. RFID is a technology that uses radio frequencies in order to identify tags, which do not need to be positioned accurately relative to the reader. Tags share the communication channel, increasing the likelihood of causing a problem, viz., a message collision. Tree based protocols can resolve these collisions, but require a uniform tag ID distribution...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803017/technical-note-use-of-an-automated-grooming-brush-by-heifers-and-potential-for-radiofrequency-identification-based-measurements-of-this-behavior
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Rachel L Toaff-Rosenstein, Martin Velez, Cassandra B Tucker
Healthy cattle readily use grooming brushes but this behavior subsides when animals become ill. Tracking use of a brush may provide an opportunity for health monitoring, especially if the process could be automated. We assessed how healthy heifers groom themselves on a brush and hypothesized that radiofrequency identification (RFID) could be used to accurately and automatically record this behavior. Angus and Hereford heifers (n = 16) were fitted with 2 ultra-high-frequency RFID ear tags and monitored in groups of 8 while housed in a pen with an electronic brush, video cameras, and 4 RFID antennas...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796792/divergent-selection-on-home-pen-locomotor-activity-in-a-chicken-model-selection-program-genetic-parameters-and-direct-response-on-activity-and-body-weight
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Joergen B Kjaer
General locomotor activity (GLA) in poultry has attracted attention, as it negatively influences production costs (energy expenditure and feed consumption) and welfare parameters (bone strength, litter quality, feather pecking and cannibalism). Laying hen lines diverging in the average level of spontaneous locomotor activity in the home pen were developed by genetic selection using the founder New Hampshire line. Activity was recorded using RFID technology at around five weeks of age during four to five days in the home pen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796179/design-and-implementation-of-2-45-ghz-passive-saw-temperature-sensors-with-bpsk-coded-rfid-configuration
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Chen Fu, Yabing Ke, Min Li, Jingting Luo, Honglang Li, Guangxing Liang, Ping Fan
A surface acoustic wave based passive temperature sensor capable of multiple access is investigated. Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) codes of eight chips were implemented using a reflective delay line scheme on a Y-Z LiNbO₃ piezoelectric substrate. An accurate simulation based on the combined finite- and boundary element method (FEM/BEM) was performed in order to determine the optimum design parameters. The scaling factor 's' and time delay factor 'τ' were extracted using signal processing techniques based on the wavelet transform of the correlation function, and then evaluated at various ambient temperatures...
August 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783073/an-rfid-indoor-positioning-algorithm-based-on-bayesian-probability-and-k-nearest-neighbor
#16
He Xu, Ye Ding, Peng Li, Ruchuan Wang, Yizhu Li
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is widely used in outdoor environmental positioning. However, GPS cannot support indoor positioning because there is no signal for positioning in an indoor environment. Nowadays, there are many situations which require indoor positioning, such as searching for a book in a library, looking for luggage in an airport, emergence navigation for fire alarms, robot location, etc. Many technologies, such as ultrasonic, sensors, Bluetooth, WiFi, magnetic field, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), etc...
August 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759984/rfid-of-next-generation-network-for-enhancing-customer-relationship-management-in-healthcare-industries
#17
Ahmed Alzahrani, Muhammad Shuaib Qureshi, Vijey Thayananthan
This paper aims to analyze possible next generation of networked radio frequency identification (NGN-RFID) system for customer relationship management (CRM) in healthcare industries. Customer relationship and its management techniques in a specific healthcare industry are considered in this development. The key objective of using NGN-RFID scheme is to enhance the handling of patients' data to improve the CRM efficiency in healthcare industries. The proposed NGN-RFID system is one of the valid points to improve the ability of CRM by analyzing different prior and current traditional approaches...
October 23, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708855/a-multi-domain-trust-management-model-for-supporting-rfid-applications-of-iot
#18
Xu Wu, Feng Li
The use of RFID technology in complex and distributed environments often leads to a multi-domain RFID system, in which trust establishment among entities from heterogeneous domains without past interaction or prior agreed policy, is a challenge. The current trust management mechanisms in the literature do not meet the specific requirements in multi-domain RFID systems. Therefore, this paper analyzes the special challenges on trust management in multi-domain RFID systems, and identifies the implications and the requirements of the challenges on the solutions to the trust management of multi-domain RFID systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678178/multiport-circular-polarized-rfid-tag-antenna-for-uhf-sensor-applications
#19
Jamal Zaid, Abdulhadi Abdulhadi, Arun Kesavan, Yassin Belaizi, Tayeb A Denidni
A circular polarized patch antenna for UHF RFID tag-based sensor applications is presented, with the circular polarization (CP) generated by a new antenna shape, an asymmetric stars shaped slotted microstrip patch antenna (CP-ASSSMP). Four stars etched on the patch allow the antenna's size to be reduced by close to 20%. The proposed antenna is matched with two RFID chips via inductive-loop matching. The first chip is connected to a resistive sensor and acts as a sensor node, and the second is used as a reference node...
July 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677637/an-rfid-based-smart-structure-for-the-supply-chain-resilient-scanning-proofs-and-ownership-transfer-with-positive-secrecy-capacity-channels
#20
Mike Burmester, Jorge Munilla, Andrés Ortiz, Pino Caballero-Gil
The National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security published in 2012 by the White House identifies two primary goals for strengthening global supply chains: first, to promote the efficient and secure movement of goods, and second to foster a resilient supply chain. The Internet of Things (IoT), and in particular Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, can be used to realize these goals. For product identification, tracking and real-time awareness, RFID tags are attached to goods. As tagged goods move along the supply chain from the suppliers to the manufacturers, and then on to the retailers until eventually they reach the customers, two major security challenges can be identified: (I) to protect the shipment of goods that are controlled by potentially untrusted carriers; and (II) to secure the transfer of ownership at each stage of the chain...
July 4, 2017: Sensors
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