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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227985/a-multi-criteria-evaluation-platform-for-segmentation-algorithms
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Pierre Laurent, Thierry Cresson, Carlos Vazquez, Nicola Hagemeister, Jacques A de Guise, Pierre Laurent, Thierry Cresson, Carlos Vazquez, Nicola Hagemeister, Jacques A de Guise, Thierry Cresson, Carlos Vazquez, Nicola Hagemeister, Jacques A de Guise, Pierre Laurent
The purpose of this paper is to present a platform for evaluating segmentation algorithms that detect anatomical structures in medical images. Structure detection being subject to human interpretation, we first describe a method to define a ground truth model, i.e. a generated bronze standard, that will be the reference for subsequent analysis. This bronze standard will be characterized in order to retrieve its confidence level that will later be used to normalize the algorithm evaluation. We then describe how the developed platform helps in evaluating algorithm performances described using five evaluation criteria: accuracy, reliability, robustness, under/over segmentation sensitivity and outlier sensitivity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227735/tracking-driver-s-heart-rate-by-continuous-wave-doppler-radar
#2
Kwang Jin Lee, Chanki Park, Boreom Lee, Kwang Jin Lee, Chanki Park, Boreom Lee, Chanki Park, Kwang Jin Lee, Boreom Lee
Developing driving safety system with medical assistance devices for preventing accidents has become a major social issue in recent year. These devices have been developed using electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG) for measuring the heart rate (HR). However, driver should directly contact with the sensor for monitoring the HR. Recently, non-contact system based on continuous-wave Doppler radar has widely studied for monitoring HR. The periodogram by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) was used for estimating HR...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227708/towards-detection-of-sleep-apnea-events-by-combining-different-non-contact-measurement-modalities
#3
Abdul Q Javaid, Carlo M Noble, Russell Rosenberg, Mary A Weitnauer, Abdul Q Javaid, Carlo M Noble, Russell Rosenberg, Mary A Weitnauer, Carlo M Noble, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Russell Rosenberg
In this work, we extract features from an under-the-mattress impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar and a microphone, placed on the side table of the bed, to classify epochs belonging to normal sleep and those that contain an apnea event in them. Sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep related breathing disorder in adults with an estimated prevalance of 5-15%. The common diagnostic process for sleep apnea, polysomnography (PSG), involves sleeping in well-equipped sleep clinics. The cost and discomfort associated with the process has spurred research towards the design of portable home-based monitoring devices...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227613/sleep-stage-classification-by-non-contact-vital-signs-indices-using-doppler-radar-sensors
#4
Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Kazuki Suzumura, Takemi Matsui, Masayuki Kagawa
Disturbed sleep has become more common in recent years. To improve the quality of sleep, undergoing sleep observation has gained interest as a means to resolve possible problems. In this paper, we evaluate a non-restrictive and non-contact method for classifying real-time sleep stages and report on its potential applications. The proposed system measures heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV), body movements, and respiratory signals of a sleeping person using two 24-GHz microwave radars placed beneath the mattress...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227306/detection-of-motion-and-posture-change-using-an-ir-uwb-radar
#5
Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen
Impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar has recently emerged as a promising candidate for non-contact monitoring of respiration and heart rate. Different studies have reported various radar based algorithms for estimation of these physiological parameters. The radar can be placed under a subject's mattress as he lays stationary on his back or it can be attached to the ceiling directly above the subject's bed. However, advertent or inadvertent movement on part of the subject and different postures can affect the radar returned signal and also the accuracy of the estimated parameters from it...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227244/towards-development-of-a-mobile-rf-doppler-sensor-for-continuous-heart-rate-variability-and-blood-pressure-monitoring
#6
Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Yusuf A Bhagat
The standard in noninvasive blood pressure (BP) measurement is an inflatable cuff device based on the oscillometric method, which poses several practical challenges for continuous BP monitoring. Here, we present a novel ultra-wide band RF Doppler radar sensor for next-generation mobile interface for the purpose of characterizing fluid flow speeds, and for ultimately measuring cuffless blood flow in the human wrist. The system takes advantage of the 7.1~10.5 GHz ultra-wide band signals which can reduce transceiver complexity and power consumption overhead...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226683/preliminary-imaging-results-and-sar-analysis-of-a-microwave-imaging-system-for-early-breast-cancer-detection
#7
Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh Dagheyan, Ali Molaei, Richard Obermeier, Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh Dagheyan, Ali Molaei, Richard Obermeier, Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, Ali Molaei, Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh Dagheyan, Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, Richard Obermeier
Currently X-ray-based imaging systems suffer from low contrast between malignant and healthy fibrous tissues in breast. Microwave Near-field Radar Imaging (NRI) shows a higher contrast between the aforementioned tissues and therefore can enhance tumor detection and diagnosis accuracy. In this work, we present the first imaging results of our developed NRI system that is equipped with a pair of Antipodal Vivaldi Antennas. We used a metal bearing ball immersed in oil as our object of interest, to keep the first measurement configuration simple...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226559/testing-non-wearable-fall-detection-methods-in-the-homes-of-older-adults
#8
Marjorie Skubic, Bradford H Harris, Erik Stone, K C Ho, Bo-Yu Su, Marilyn Rantz, Marjorie Skubic, Bradford H Harris, Erik Stone, K C Ho, Bo-Yu Su, Marilyn Rantz, Erik Stone, Bo-Yu Su, Bradford H Harris, Marjorie Skubic, Marilyn Rantz, K C Ho
In this paper, we describe two longitudinal studies in which fall detection sensor technology was tested in the homes of older adults. The first study tested Doppler radar, a two-webcam system, and a depth camera system in ten apartments for two years. This continuous data collection allowed us to investigate the real-world setting of target users and compare the advantages and limitations of each sensor modality. Based on this study, the depth camera was chosen for a current ongoing study in which depth camera systems have been installed in 94 additional older adult apartments...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226488/synchrosqueezing-an-effective-method-for-analyzing-doppler-radar-physiological-signals
#9
Ehsan Yavari, Ashikur Rahman, Jia Xu, Danilo P Mandic, Olga Boric-Lubecke, Ehsan Yavari, Ashikur Rahman, Jia Xu, Danilo P Mandic, Olga Boric-Lubecke, Jia Xu, Olga Boric-Lubecke, Ehsan Yavari, Danilo P Mandic, Ashikur Rahman
Doppler radar can monitor vital sign wirelessly. Respiratory and heart rate have time-varying behavior. Capturing the rate variability provides crucial physiological information. However, the common time-frequency methods fail to detect key information. We investigate Synchrosqueezing method to extract oscillatory components of the signal with time varying spectrum. Simulation and experimental result shows the potential of the proposed method for analyzing signals with complex time-frequency behavior like physiological signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222576/may-a-unitary-autonomic-index-help-assess-autonomic-cardiac-regulation-in-elite-athletes-preliminary-observations-on-the-national-italian-olympic-committee-team
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Roberto Sala, Mara Malacarne, Fabio Tosi, Manuela Benzi, Nadia Solaro, Stefano Tamorri, Antonio Spataro, Massimo Pagani, Daniela Lucini
BACKGROUND: Long term endurance training, as occurring in elite athletes, is associated to cardiac neural remodeling in favor of cardioprotective vagal mechanisms, resulting in resting bradycardia and augmented contribution of cardiac parasympathetic nerve activity. Autonomic assessment can be performed by way of Heart Rate Variability. This technique however provides multiple indices, and there is not yet complete agreement on their specific significance. Purpose of the study was to assess whether a rank transformation and radar plot could provide a unitary autonomic index, capable to show a correlation between intensity of individual work and quality of autonomic regulation...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218298/horizontal-sliding-of-kilometre-scale-hot-spring-area-during-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquake
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Takeshi Tsuji, Jun'ichiro Ishibashi, Kazuya Ishitsuka, Ryuichi Kamata
We report horizontal sliding of the kilometre-scale geologic block under the Aso hot springs (Uchinomaki area) caused by vibrations from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake (Mw 7.0). Direct borehole observations demonstrate the sliding along the horizontal geological formation at ~50 m depth, which is where the shallowest hydrothermal reservoir developed. Owing to >1 m northwest movement of the geologic block, as shown by differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR), extensional open fissures were generated at the southeastern edge of the horizontal sliding block, and compressional deformation and spontaneous fluid emission from wells were observed at the northwestern edge of the block...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215013/crowded-skies-conflicts-between%C3%A2-expanding%C3%A2-goose-populations-and-aviation-safety
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David R Bradbeer, Camilla Rosenquist, Thomas Kjær Christensen, Anthony D Fox
We here review the collision risks posed by large-bodied, flocking geese to aircraft, exacerbated by recent major increases in northern hemisphere goose populations and air traffic volume. Mitigation of goose-aircraft strike risks requires knowledge of local goose movements, global goose population dynamics and ecology. Airports can minimise goose strikes by managing habitats within the airport property, applying deterrents to scare geese away and lethal control, but goose migration and movements at greater spatial scales present greater challenges...
March 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211506/wide-band-angle-blazed-surfaces-using-multiple-coupled-blazing-resonances
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Mohammad Memarian, Xiaoqiang Li, Yasuo Morimoto, Tatsuo Itoh
Blazed gratings can reflect an oblique incident wave back in the path of incidence, unlike mirrors and metal plates that only reflect specular waves. Perfect blazing (and zero specular scattering) is a type of Wood's anomaly that has been observed when a resonance condition occurs in the unit-cell of the blazed grating. Such elusive anomalies have been studied thus far as individual perfect blazing points. In this work, we present reflective blazed surfaces that, by design, have multiple coupled blazing resonances per cell...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210349/a-comparison-of-serve-speed-and-motor-coordination-between-elite-and-club-level-tennis-players
#14
Mustafa Söğüt
The purpose of this study was to compare the serve speed and motor coordination of elite and club level junior tennis players aged 11-14 years. Participants (n=35) were assigned to one of the two groups according to their experience, weekly training volume and competition level. Serve speed was assessed with a sports radar gun. Motor coordination was evaluated by means of the Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder. The main results revealed that serve speed and motor coordination performance levels of the elite group were significantly higher than those of the club group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203122/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-radiofrequency-radiation-emitted-from-wi-fi-router-and-mobile-phone-simulator-on-the-antibacterial-susceptibility-of-pathogenic-bacteria-listeria-monocytogenes-and-escherichia-coli
#15
M Taheri, S M J Mortazavi, M Moradi, S Mansouri, G R Hatam, F Nouri
Mobile phones and Wi-Fi radiofrequency radiation are among the main sources of the exposure of the general population to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Previous studies have shown that exposure of microorganisms to RF-EMFs can be associated with a wide spectrum of changes ranged from the modified bacterial growth to the alterations of the pattern of antibiotic resistance. Our laboratory at the nonionizing department of the Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center has performed experiments on the health effects of exposure to animal models and humans to different sources of electromagnetic fields such as cellular phones, mobile base stations, mobile phone jammers, laptop computers, radars, dentistry cavitrons, magnetic resonance imaging, and Helmholtz coils...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195419/migratory-flight-behaviour-of-the-pollen-beetle-meligethes-aeneus
#16
Alice L Mauchline, Sam M Cook, Wilf Powell, Jason W Chapman, Juliet L Osborne
BACKGROUND: The field ecology of the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus and its damaging effects on oilseed rape crops are well understood. However, the flight behaviour of M. aeneus, in particular the drivers for migratory movements across the landscape, is not well studied. We combined three established methodologies; suction traps, vertical-looking radar and high-altitude aerial netting to demonstrate that M. aeneus fly at a range of altitudes at different points during its active season...
February 13, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194222/intelligibility-evaluation-of-pathological-speech-through-multigranularity-feature-extraction-and-optimization
#17
Chunying Fang, Haifeng Li, Lin Ma, Mancai Zhang
Pathological speech usually refers to speech distortion resulting from illness or other biological insults. The assessment of pathological speech plays an important role in assisting the experts, while automatic evaluation of speech intelligibility is difficult because it is usually nonstationary and mutational. In this paper, we carry out an independent innovation of feature extraction and reduction, and we describe a multigranularity combined feature scheme which is optimized by the hierarchical visual method...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188312/is-diabetes-distress-on-your-radar-screen
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Elizabeth A Beverly, Nedyalko N Ivanov, Autumn B Court, Todd R Fredricks
Diabetes distress, which affects almost half of those with diabetes, contributes to worsening glycemic control. Recognizing and responding to it is essential.
January 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186814/optimum-mixed-state-discrimination-for-noisy-entanglement-enhanced-sensing
#19
Quntao Zhuang, Zheshen Zhang, Jeffrey H Shapiro
Quantum metrology utilizes nonclassical resources, such as entanglement or squeezed light, to realize sensors whose performance exceeds that afforded by classical-state systems. Environmental loss and noise, however, easily destroy nonclassical resources and, thus, nullify the performance advantages of most quantum-enhanced sensors. Quantum illumination (QI) is different. It is a robust entanglement-enhanced sensing scheme whose 6 dB performance advantage over a coherent-state sensor of the same average transmitted photon number survives the initial entanglement's eradication by loss and noise...
January 27, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181593/ultra-wideband-wide-angle-and-polarization-insensitive-specular-reflection-reduction-by-metasurface-based-on-parameter-adjustable-meta-atoms
#20
Jianxun Su, Yao Lu, Hui Zhang, Zengrui Li, Yaoqing Lamar Yang, Yongxing Che, Kainan Qi
In this paper, an ultra-wideband, wide angle and polarization-insensitive metasurface is designed, fabricated, and characterized for suppressing the specular electromagnetic wave reflection or backward radar cross section (RCS). Square ring structure is chosen as the basic meta-atoms. A new physical mechanism based on size adjustment of the basic meta-atoms is proposed for ultra-wideband manipulation of electromagnetic (EM) waves. Based on hybrid array pattern synthesis (APS) and particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm, the selection and distribution of the basic meta-atoms are optimized simultaneously to obtain the ultra-wideband diffusion scattering patterns...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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