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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718747/the-role-of-temporal-disparity-on-audiovisual-integration-in-low-vision-individuals
#1
Stefano Targher, Rocco Micciolo, Valeria Occelli, Massimiliano Zampini
Recent findings have shown that sounds improve visual detection in low vision individuals when the audiovisual stimuli pairs of stimuli are presented simultaneously and from the same spatial position. The present study purports to investigate the temporal aspects of the audiovisual enhancement effect previously reported. Low vision participants were asked to detect the presence of a visual stimulus (yes/no task) presented either alone or together with an auditory stimulus at different stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs)...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700811/probing-for-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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REVIEW
Carisa Petris, Don Liu
BACKGROUND: Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is a common condition causing excessive tearing in the first year of life. Infants present with excessive tearing or mucoid discharge from the eyes due to blockage of the nasolacrimal duct system, which can result in maceration of the skin of the eyelids and local infections, such as conjunctivitis, that may require antibiotics. The incidence of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in early childhood ranges from 5% to 20% and often resolves without surgery...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671146/repetitive-dynamic-stereo-test-improved-processing-time-in-young-athletes
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Micha Daniel Schoemann, Matthias Lochmann, Jan Paulus, Georg Michelson
BACKGROUND: Current studies revealed the importance of perceptual training for the treatment of amblyopia. To improve stereo vision on a higher level, visual tasks have to be completed within a limited time window like in repetitive visual function tests. "Processing time" as the reaction time in which the absence or presence of depth was identified correctly, is of better predictive value for perceiving the depth than the stereo threshold only. OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term effects of repetitive dynamic testing of stereopsis on processing time...
June 30, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656672/drilling-into-the-functional-significance-of-stereopsis-the-impact-of-stereoscopic-information-on-surgical-performance
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Loulwa M Al-Saud, Faisal Mushtaq, Isra'a Mirghani, Ahmed Balkhoyor, Andrew Keeling, Michael Manogue, Mark A Mon-Williams
PURPOSE: One suggested advantage of human binocular vision is the facilitation of sophisticated motor control behaviours via stereopsis - but little empirical evidence exists to support this suggestion. We examined the functional significance of stereopsis by exploring whether stereopsis is used to perform a highly skilled real-world motor task essential for the occupational practice of dentistry. METHODS: We used a high fidelity virtual reality simulator to study how dentists' performance is affected by the removal of horizontal retinal image disparities under direct and indirect (mirror) observation...
July 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647543/healthy-eating-and-activity-across-the-lifespan-heal-a-call-to-action-to-integrate-research-clinical-practice-policy-and-community-resources-to-address-weight-related-health-disparities
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Jerica M Berge, Margaret Adamek, Caitlin Caspi, Katie A Loth, Amy Shanafelt, Steven D Stovitz, Amanda Trofholz, Katherine Y Grannon, Marilyn S Nanney
Despite intense nationwide efforts to improve healthy eating and physical activity across the lifespan, progress has plateaued. Moreover, health inequities remain. Frameworks that integrate research, clinical practice, policy, and community resources to address weight-related behaviors are needed. Implementation and evaluation of integration efforts also remain a challenge. The purpose of this paper is to: (1) Describe the planning and development process of an integrator entity, HEAL (Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan); (2) present outcomes of the HEAL development process including the HEAL vision, mission, and values statements; (3) define the planned integrator functions of HEAL; and (4) describe the ongoing evaluation of the integration process...
August 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640235/stereo-vision-based-high-dynamic-range-imaging-using-differently-exposed-image-pair
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Won-Jae Park, Seo-Won Ji, Seok-Jae Kang, Seung-Won Jung, Sung-Jea Ko
In this paper, a high dynamic range (HDR) imaging method based on the stereo vision system is presented. The proposed method uses differently exposed low dynamic range (LDR) images captured from a stereo camera. The stereo LDR images are first converted to initial stereo HDR images using the inverse camera response function estimated from the LDR images. However, due to the limited dynamic range of the stereo LDR camera, the radiance values in under/over-exposed regions of the initial main-view (MV) HDR image can be lost...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637820/dynamic-mechanisms-of-visually-guided-3d-motion-tracking
#7
Kathryn L Bonnen, Alexander C Huk, Lawrence Kevin Cormack
The continuous perception of motion-through-depth is critical both for navigation and interacting with objects in a dynamic three dimensional (3D) world. Here we used 3D tracking to simultaneously assess the perception of motion in all directions, facilitating comparisons of responses to motion-through-depth to frontoparallel motion. Observers manually tracked a stereoscopic target as it moved in a 3D Brownian random walk. We found that continuous tracking of motion-through-depth was selectively impaired, showing different spatiotemporal properties compared to frontoparallel motion tracking...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624755/stereo-vision-based-tracking-of-soft-tissue-motion-with-application-to-online-ablation-control-in-laser-microsurgery
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Andreas Schoob, Dennis Kundrat, Lüder A Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
Recent research has revealed that image-based methods can enhance accuracy and safety in laser microsurgery. In this study, non-rigid tracking using surgical stereo imaging and its application to laser ablation is discussed. A recently developed motion estimation framework based on piecewise affine deformation modeling is extended by a mesh refinement step and considering texture information. This compensates for tracking inaccuracies potentially caused by inconsistent feature matches or drift. To facilitate online application of the method, computational load is reduced by concurrent processing and affine-invariant fusion of tracking and refinement results...
June 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622408/creation-of-the-quebrada-arriba-community-and-academic-partnership-an-effective-coalition-for-addressing-health-disparities-in-older-puerto-ricans
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Elsa M Orellano-Colón, Yolanda González-Laboy, Amarelis De Jesús-Rosario
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to develop a community-academic coalition partnership to conduct community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address health disparities in older adults with chronic conditions living in the Quebrada Arriba community. METHODS: We used the 'Developing and Sustaining CPPR Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum', to create the Quebrada Arriba Community-Academic Partnership (QACAP). We assessed the meetings effectiveness and the CBPR experiences of the coalition members in the community-academic partnership...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611463/dressmakers-show-enhanced-stereoscopic-vision
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Adrien Chopin, Dennis M Levi, Daphné Bavelier
The ability to estimate the distance of objects from one's self and from each other is fundamental to a variety of behaviours from grasping objects to navigating. The main cue to distance, stereopsis, relies on the slight offsets between the images derived from our left and right eyes, also termed disparities. Here we ask whether the precision of stereopsis varies with professional experience with precise manual tasks. We measured stereo-acuities of dressmakers and non-dressmakers for both absolute and relative disparities...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605644/gender-differences-in-positive-life-orientation-among-the-nursing-home-elders-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cheng Jin, Zhibo Zheng, Wei Xian, Ming Bai, Liying Jin, Yuting Li, Xiufei Yang, Yang Sheng, Wensi Ai, Hongbo Liu
INTRODUCTION: Life orientation among the nursing home elders would differ from those of community-dwelling elders due to the different living environment, but may have greater differences in gender. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the positive life orientation and explore the potential risk factors including gender disparities among nursing home elders in China. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Northeast China...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603771/magnitude-precision-and-realism-of-depth-perception-in-stereoscopic-vision
#12
Paul B Hibbard, Alice E Haines, Rebecca L Hornsey
Our perception of depth is substantially enhanced by the fact that we have binocular vision. This provides us with more precise and accurate estimates of depth and an improved qualitative appreciation of the three-dimensional (3D) shapes and positions of objects. We assessed the link between these quantitative and qualitative aspects of 3D vision. Specifically, we wished to determine whether the realism of apparent depth from binocular cues is associated with the magnitude or precision of perceived depth and the degree of binocular fusion...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585793/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-second-eye-cataract-surgery-and-the-trend-in-the-time-interval-between-the-two-eye-surgeries-based-on-the-malaysian-national-eye-database
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Shu Fen Ho, Tassha Hilda Bin Adnan, Pik Pin Goh
PURPOSE: To study the prevalence of second eye cataract surgery (SECS), trend in time interval between subsequent surgeries over the years, and factors associated with SECSutilization among patients who underwent cataract surgeries in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia. DESIGN: Secondary cross-sectional analysis of the Malaysian National Eye Database (NED) data. METHODS: The Malaysian Cataract Surgery Registry collected data on patients who had cataract surgery from 2002-2004 and 2007-2012...
June 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559383/spatial-processing-is-frequency-specific-in-auditory-cortex-but-not-in-the-midbrain
#14
Joseph Sollini, Robert Mill, Christian Sumner
The cochlea behaves like a bank of band-pass filters, segregating information into different frequency channels. Some aspects of perception reflect processing within individual channels, but others involve the integration of information across them. One instance of this is sound localization, which improves with increasing bandwidth. The processing of binaural cues for sound location has been extensively studied. However, while the advantage conferred by bandwidth is clear we currently know little about how this additional information is combined to form our percept of space...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514522/use-of-reversible-contraceptive-methods-among-u-s-women-with-physical-or-sensory-disabilities
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Justine P Wu, Kimberly S McKee, Michael M McKee, Michelle A Meade, Melissa A Plegue, Ananda Sen
CONTEXT: Women with disabilities experience a higher rate of adverse pregnancy outcomes than women without disabilities. Preventing or delaying pregnancy when that is the best choice for a woman is a critical strategy to reducing pregnancy-related disparities, yet little is known about current contraceptive use among women with disabilities. METHODS: A cohort of 545 reproductive-age women with physical disabilities (i.e., difficulty walking, climbing, dressing or bathing) or sensory disabilities (i...
May 17, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511055/professional-midwifery-in-guatemala-a-qualitative-exploration-of-perceptions-attitudes-and-expectations-among-stakeholders
#16
Anna Summer, Sylvia Guendelman, Edgar Kestler, Dilys Walker
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations that women give birth with a skilled birth attendant (SBA), 70% of births in Guatemala occur outside health facilities with informally trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs). To increase SBA in rural, indigenous communities, a professional midwifery school accredited by the government is scheduled to open in 2017. Drawing from Filby's model on barriers to the successful integration of professional midwifery into health systems, this paper aims to identify threats - and facilitators-toward professional midwifery's re-introduction in Guatemala...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504938/perceptual-real-time-2d-to-3d-conversion-using-cue-fusion
#17
Thomas Leimkuehler, Petr Kellnhofer, Tobias Ritschel, Karol Myszkowski, Hans-Peter Seidel
We propose a system to infer binocular disparity from a monocular video stream in real-time. Different from classic reconstruction of physical depth in computer vision, we compute perceptually plausible disparity, that is numerically inaccurate, but results in a very similar overall depth impression with plausible overall layout, sharp edges, fine details and agreement between luminance and disparity. We use several simple monocular cues to estimate disparity maps and confidence maps of low spatial and temporal resolution in real-time...
May 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502662/-what-not-detectors-help-the-brain-see-in-depth
#18
Nuno R Goncalves, Andrew E Welchman
Binocular stereopsis is one of the primary cues for three-dimensional (3D) vision in species ranging from insects to primates. Understanding how the brain extracts depth from two different retinal images represents a tractable challenge in sensory neuroscience that has so far evaded full explanation. Central to current thinking is the idea that the brain needs to identify matching features in the two retinal images (i.e., solving the "stereoscopic correspondence problem") so that the depth of objects in the world can be triangulated...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495106/israel-health-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Karl Skorecki, Richard Horton
The principle that global human identity and dignity supersede other values is a broadly accepted conviction that guides practice and policies in the realm of human health in most of the world. An assessment of the level of success that Israel has achieved in health, in the face of formidable challenges, including rapid population growth, diverse and often divided ethnic affiliations, and existential security threats, leads us to propose that extension of this principle of global human identity and dignity, together with the objective of a decent society, as overriding values beyond health to other domains of human endeavour within Israel and in its relations with neighbouring peoples, represents an entirely achievable imperative...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494496/sensitivity-to-binocular-disparity-is-reduced-by-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Gunnar Schmidtmann, Tatiana Ruiz, Alexandre Reynaud, Daniel P Spiegel, Maude Laguë-Beauvais, Robert F Hess, Reza Farivar
Purpose: The impairment of visual functions is one of the most common complaints following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Traumatic brain injury-associated visual deficits include blurred vision, reading problems, and eye strain. In addition, previous studies have found evidence that TBI can diminish early cortical visual processing, particularly for second-order stimuli. We investigated whether cortical processing of binocular disparity is also affected by mTBI. Methods: In order to investigate the influence of mTBI on global stereopsis, we measured the quick Disparity Sensitivity Function (qDSF) in 22 patients with mTBI...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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