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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098844/modeling-and-calibration-of-a-novel-one-mirror-galvanometric-laser-scanner
#1
Chengyi Yu, Xiaobo Chen, Juntong Xi
A laser stripe sensor has limited application when a point cloud of geometric samples on the surface of the object needs to be collected, so a galvanometric laser scanner is designed by using a one-mirror galvanometer element as its mechanical device to drive the laser stripe to sweep along the object. A novel mathematical model is derived for the proposed galvanometer laser scanner without any position assumptions and then a model-driven calibration procedure is proposed. Compared with available model-driven approaches, the influence of machining and assembly errors is considered in the proposed model...
January 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098831/a-fast-multimodal-ectopic-beat-detection-method-applied-for-blood-pressure-estimation-based-on-pulse-wave-velocity-measurements-in-wearable-sensors
#2
Maik Pflugradt, Kai Geissdoerfer, Matthias Goernig, Reinhold Orglmeister
Automatic detection of ectopic beats has become a thoroughly researched topic, with literature providing manifold proposals typically incorporating morphological analysis of the electrocardiogram (ECG). Although being well understood, its utilization is often neglected, especially in practical monitoring situations like online evaluation of signals acquired in wearable sensors. Continuous blood pressure estimation based on pulse wave velocity considerations is a prominent example, which depends on careful fiducial point extraction and is therefore seriously affected during periods of increased occurring extrasystoles...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098829/rapid-transfer-alignment-of-mems-sins-based-on-adaptive-incremental-kalman-filter
#3
Hairong Chu, Tingting Sun, Baiqiang Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Yang Chen
In airborne MEMS SINS transfer alignment, the error of MEMS IMU is highly environment-dependent and the parameters of the system model are also uncertain, which may lead to large error and bad convergence of the Kalman filter. In order to solve this problem, an improved adaptive incremental Kalman filter (AIKF) algorithm is proposed. First, the model of SINS transfer alignment is defined based on the "Velocity and Attitude" matching method. Then the detailed algorithm progress of AIKF and its recurrence formulas are presented...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098809/the-clinical-benefits-and-accuracy-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-systems-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-scoping-review
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Sigrid C J van Steen, Saskia Rijkenberg, Jacqueline Limpens, Peter H J van der Voort, Jeroen Hermanides, J Hans DeVries
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems could improve glycemic control in critically ill patients. We aimed to identify the evidence on the clinical benefits and accuracy of CGM systems in these patients. For this, we performed a systematic search in Ovid MEDLINE, from inception to 26 July 2016. Outcomes were efficacy, accuracy, safety, workload and costs. Our search retrieved 356 articles, of which 37 were included. Randomized controlled trials on efficacy were scarce (n = 5) and show methodological limitations...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098797/nonlinear-fusion-of-multispectral-citrus-fruit-image-data-with-information-contents
#5
Peilin Li, Sang-Heon Lee, Hung-Yao Hsu, Jae-Sam Park
The main issue of vison-based automatic harvesting manipulators is the difficulty in the correct fruit identification in the images under natural lighting conditions. Mostly, the solution has been based on a linear combination of color components in the multispectral images. However, the results have not reached a satisfactory level. To overcome this issue, this paper proposes a robust nonlinear fusion method to augment the original color image with the synchronized near infrared image. The two images are fused with Daubechies wavelet transform (DWT) in a multiscale decomposition approach...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098773/continuous-space-estimation-increasing-wifi-based-indoor-localization-resolution-without-increasing-the-site-survey-effort
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Noelia Hernández, Manuel Ocaña, Jose M Alonso, Euntai Kim
Although much research has taken place in WiFi indoor localization systems, their accuracy can still be improved. When designing this kind of system, fingerprint-based methods are a common choice. The problem with fingerprint-based methods comes with the need of site surveying the environment, which is effort consuming. In this work, we propose an approach, based on support vector regression, to estimate the received signal strength at non-site-surveyed positions of the environment. Experiments, performed in a real environment, show that the proposed method could be used to improve the resolution of fingerprint-based indoor WiFi localization systems without increasing the site survey effort...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098765/validation-of-an-online-food-frequency-questionnaire-against-doubly-labelled-water-and-24-h-dietary-recalls-in-pre-school-children
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Christine Delisle Nyström, Hanna Henriksson, Christina Alexandrou, Anna Bergström, Stephanie Bonn, Katarina Bälter, Marie Löf
The development of easy-to-use and accurate methods to assess the intake of energy, foods and nutrients in pre-school children is needed. KidMeal-Q is an online food frequency questionnaire developed for the LifeGene prospective cohort study in Sweden. The aims of this study were to compare: (i) energy intake (EI) obtained using KidMeal-Q to total energy expenditure (TEE) measured via doubly labelled water and (ii) the intake of certain foods measured using KidMeal-Q to intakes acquired by means of 24 h dietary recalls in 38 children aged 5...
January 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098723/assessment-of-the-internal-limiting-membrane-status-when-a-macular-epiretinal-membrane-is-removed-in-a-prospective-study
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Daniel Vila Solà, Cristofer Nienow, Ignasi Jürgens
PURPOSE: To describe the presence and integrity of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) after removal of the macular epiretinal membrane (ERM) and to investigate the accuracy of tissue identification using surgical dyes when compared to histopathology results. METHODS: Patients with idiopathic ERM were enrolled in a prospective study and randomized to one of two surgical techniques. In one (Group M), only the ERM was deliberately removed and in the other (Group L) the ILM was also removed...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098561/decoding-of-intended-saccade-direction-in-an-oculomotor-brain-computer-interface
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Nan Jia, Scott Brincat, Andrés Salazar-Gómez, Mikhail Panko, Frank Guenther, Earl Miller
OBJECTIVE: To date, invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) research has largely focused on replacing lost limb functions using signals from of hand/arm areas of motor cortex. However, the oculomotor system may be better suited to BCI applications involving rapid serial selection from spatial targets, such as choosing from a set of possible words displayed on a computer screen in an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) application. Here we aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of a BCI utilizing the oculomotor system...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098419/determination-of-a-broad-spectrum-of-endocrine-disrupting-pesticides-in-fish-samples-by-uhplc-ms-ms-using-the-pass-through-cleanup-approach
#10
Shaoying Liu, Xihui Huang, Quan Jin, Guonian Zhu
We describe a new methodology for the simultaneous determination of the endocrine-disrupting herbicides (acetochlor, alachlor, amitrole and atrazine), fungicides (carbendazim, triadimefon, penconazole and propiconazole) and insecticides (carbaryl and carbofuran) in fish samples followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Samples were extracted and purified using the pass-through cleanup approach. The recoveries of the pesticides were in the range 71.8-116.5%, with relative standard deviations lower than 15...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098400/role-of-contrast-enhanced-sonography-in-the-evaluation-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-breast-carcinoma-a-monocentric-study
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Giacomo Agliata, Gianluca Valeri, Giulio Argalia, Elisa Tarabelli, Gian Marco Giuseppetti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced sonography for characterization of the lymph node status (metastatic or not) in patients with breast carcinomas by comparison with sentinel lymph node biopsy. METHODS: From January to August 2015, 50 female patients with a histologic diagnosis of invasive breast carcinoma were prospectively examined by ipsilateral axillary contrast-enhanced sonography. The test was performed by a single radiologist using an ultrasound system with a broadband 8-12-MHz, 38-mm high-resolution linear transducer...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098358/subclinical-alteration-of-the-cervical-vaginal-microbiome-in-women-with-idiopathic-infertility
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Giuseppina Campisciano, Fiorella Florian, Angela D'Eustacchio, David Stanković, Giuseppe Ricci, Manola Comar
Biomarkers have a wide application in research and clinic, they help to choose the correct treatment for diseases. Recent studies, addressing the vaginal microbiome using next generation sequencing (NGS), reported the involvement of bacterial species in infertility. We compared the vaginal microbiome of idiopathic infertility diagnosed women with that of healthy, non-idiopathic infertile and bacterial vaginosis affected women, to identify bacterial species suitable as biomarkers. Information on microorganisms was obtained from the V3-16S rDNA sequencing of cervical-vaginal fluids of 96 women using the Ion Torrent platform...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098303/topologically-inferring-pathway-activity-for-precise-survival-outcome-prediction-breast-cancer-as-a-case
#13
Wei Liu, Wei Wang, Guohua Tian, Wenming Xie, Li Lei, Jiujin Liu, Wanxun Huang, Liyan Xu, Enmin Li
Accurately predicting the survival outcome of patients is of great importance in clinical cancer research. In the past decade, building survival prediction models based on gene expression data has received increasing interest. However, the existing methods are mainly based on individual gene signatures, which are known to have limited prediction accuracy on independent datasets and unclear biological relevance. Here, we propose a novel pathway-based survival prediction method called DRWPSurv in order to accurately predict survival outcome...
January 18, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098275/the-initial-stages-of-melting-of-graphene-between-4000-k-and-6000-k
#14
Eric Ganz, Ariel B Ganz, Li-Ming Yang, Matthew Dornfeld
Graphene and its analogues have some of the highest predicted melting points of any materials. Previous work estimated the melting temperature for freestanding graphene to be a remarkable 4510 K. However, this work relied on theoretical methods that do not accurately account for the role of bond breaking or complex bonding configurations in the melting process. Furthermore, experiments to verify these high melting points have been challenging. Practical applications of graphene and carbon nanotubes at high temperatures will require a detailed understanding of the behavior of these materials under these conditions...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098273/high-definition-infrared-chemical-imaging-of-colorectal-tissue-using-a-spero-qcl-microscope
#15
B Bird, J Rowlette
Mid-infrared microscopy has become a key technique in the field of biomedical science and spectroscopy. This label-free, non-destructive technique permits the visualisation of a wide range of intrinsic biochemical markers in tissues, cells and biofluids by detection of the vibrational modes of the constituent molecules. Together, infrared microscopy and chemometrics is a widely accepted method that can distinguish healthy and diseased states with high accuracy. However, despite the exponential growth of the field and its research world-wide, several barriers currently exist for its full translation into the clinical sphere, namely sample throughput and data management...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098254/nanoscale-measurement-of-trace-element-distributions-in-spartina-alterniflora-root-tissue-during-dormancy
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Huan Feng, Yu Qian, J Kirk Cochran, Qingzhi Zhu, Wen Hu, Hanfei Yan, Li Li, Xiaojing Huang, Yong S Chu, Houjun Liu, Shinjae Yoo, Chang-Jun Liu
This paper reports a nanometer-scale investigation of trace element (As, Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, S and Zn) distributions in the root system Spartina alterniflora during dormancy. The sample was collected on a salt marsh island in Jamaica Bay, New York, in April 2015 and the root was cross-sectioned with 10 μm resolution. Synchrotron X-ray nanofluorescence was applied to map the trace element distributions in selected areas of the root epidermis and endodermis. The sampling resolution was 60 nm to increase the measurement accuracy and reduce the uncertainty...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098199/optogenetic-modulation-of-urinary-bladder-contraction-for-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction
#17
Jae Hong Park, Jin Ki Hong, Ja Yun Jang, Jieun An, Kyu-Sung Lee, Tong Mook Kang, Hyun Joon Shin, Jun-Kyo Francis Suh
As current clinical approaches for lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunction such as pharmacological and electrical stimulation treatments lack target specificity, thus resulting in suboptimal outcomes with various side effects, a better treatment modality with spatial and temporal target-specificity is necessary. In this study, we delivered optogenetic membrane proteins, such as channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) and halorhodopsin (NpHR), to bladder smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of mice using either the Cre-loxp transgenic system or a viral transfection method...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098023/key-parameters-for-behaviour-related-to-source-separation-of-household-organic-waste-a-case-study-in-hanoi-vietnam
#18
Kosuke Kawai, Luong Thi Mai Huong
Proper management of food waste, a major component of municipal solid waste (MSW), is needed, especially in developing Asian countries where most MSW is disposed of in landfill sites without any pretreatment. Source separation can contribute to solving problems derived from the disposal of food waste. An organic waste source separation and collection programme has been operated in model areas in Hanoi, Vietnam, since 2007. This study proposed three key parameters (participation rate, proper separation rate and proper discharge rate) for behaviour related to source separation of household organic waste, and monitored the progress of the programme based on the physical composition of household waste sampled from 558 households in model programme areas of Hanoi...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097934/automatic-and-quantitative-measurement-of-laryngeal-video-stroboscopic-images
#19
Chung-Feng Jeffrey Kuo, Joseph Kuo, Shang-Wun Hsiao, Chi-Lung Lee, Jih-Chin Lee, Bo-Han Ke
The laryngeal video stroboscope is an important instrument for physicians to analyze abnormalities and diseases in the glottal area. Stroboscope has been widely used around the world. However, without quantized indices, physicians can only make subjective judgment on glottal images. We designed a new laser projection marking module and applied it onto the laryngeal video stroboscope to provide scale conversion reference parameters for glottal imaging and to convert the physiological parameters of glottis. Image processing technology was used to segment the important image regions of interest...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097928/validity-and-reliability-of-a-novel-iphone-app-for-the-measurement-of-barbell-velocity-and-1rm-on-the-bench-press-exercise
#20
Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández, David Marchante, Mario Muñoz-López, Sergio L Jiménez
The purpose of this study was to analyse the validity and reliability of a novel iPhone app (named: PowerLift) for the measurement of mean velocity on the bench-press exercise. Additionally, the accuracy of the estimation of the 1-Repetition maximum (1RM) using the load-velocity relationship was tested. To do this, 10 powerlifters (Mean (SD): age = 26.5 ± 6.5 years; bench press 1RM · kg(-1) = 1.34 ± 0.25) completed an incremental test on the bench-press exercise with 5 different loads (75-100% 1RM), while the mean velocity of the barbell was registered using a linear transducer (LT) and Powerlift...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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