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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227428/calcification-detection-of-abdominal-aorta-in-ct-images-and-3d-visualization-in-vr-devices
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Jose A Garcia-Berna, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Judith Hermanns, Gines Garcia-Mateos, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose A Garcia-Berna, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Judith Hermanns, Gines Garcia-Mateos, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose L Fernandez-Aleman, Jose A Garcia-Berna, Judith Hermanns, Juan M Sanchez-Gomez, Gines Garcia-Mateos
Automatic calcification detection in abdominal aorta consists of a set of computer vision techniques to quantify the amount of calcium that is found around this artery. Knowing that information, it is possible to perform statistical studies that relate vascular diseases with the presence of calcium in these structures. To facilitate the detection in CT images, a contrast is usually injected into the circulatory system of the patients to distinguish the aorta from other body tissues and organs. This contrast increases the absorption of X-rays by human blood, making it easier the measurement of calcifications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227377/real-time-tracking-of-laparoscopic-instruments-using-kinect-for-training-in-virtual-reality
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Mohammadhasan Owlia, Mostafa Khabbazan, M M Mirbagheri, Alireza Mirbagheri, Mohammadhasan Owlia, Mostafa Khabbazan, M M Mirbagheri, Alireza Mirbagheri, Mostafa Khabbazan, M M Mirbagheri, Alireza Mirbagheri, Mohammadhasan Owlia
Training of laparoscopic surgery in Virtual Reality (VR) environment has been proved as an effective step before clinical practice. Tracking the position of instruments in realtime is an essential part of developing a VR trainer. In this study, we used Microsoft Kinect and color markers instead of using similar traditional means such as mechanical sensors. The orientation and position of instruments were determined and compared with the results obtained using the SinaSim commercial laparoscopic surgery trainer, which measures these values using encoders...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227252/linear-methods-for-reducing-emg-contamination-in-peripheral-nerve-motor-decodes
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Zachary B Kagan, Suzanne Wendelken, David M Page, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson, Gregory A Clark, David J Warren, Zachary B Kagan, Suzanne Wendelken, David M Page, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson, Gregory A Clark, David J Warren, Gregory A Clark, Zachary B Kagan, David J Warren, David M Page, Suzanne Wendelken, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson
Signals recorded from the peripheral nervous system (PNS) with high channel count penetrating microelectrode arrays, such as the Utah Slanted Electrode Array (USEA), often have electromyographic (EMG) signals contaminating the neural signal. This common-mode signal source may prevent single neural units from successfully being detected, thus hindering motor decode algorithms. Reducing this EMG contamination may lead to more accurate motor decode performance. A virtual reference (VR), created by a weighted linear combination of signals from a subset of all available channels, can be used to reduce this EMG contamination...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226889/dual-mode-cmos-analog-front-end-afe-for-electrical-impedance-spectroscopy-eis-systems
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Virgilio Valente, Dai Jiang, Andreas Demosthenous, Virgilio Valente, Dai Jiang, Andreas Demosthenous, Dai Jiang, Andreas Demosthenous, Virgilio Valente
This paper presents the operation of a dual-mode wideband CMOS analog front-end (AFE) for electrical impedance spectroscopy. The chip combines two current-readout (CR) channels and four voltage-readout (VR) channels suitable for both bipolar and tetrapolar EIS analysis. The chip addresses the need for flexible readout units for real-time simultaneous single-cell and large scale tissue/organ analysis. Postlayout simulations show that the VR channel is capable of wideband operation up to 12 MHz with noise floor as low as 16...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226648/a-multivariate-time-frequency-approach-for-tracking-qt-variability-changes-unrelated-to-heart-rate-variability
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Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Pier D Lambiase, Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Pier D Lambiase, Peter Taggart, Michele Orini, Pier D Lambiase
The beat-to-beat variability of the QT interval (QTV) is a marker of ventricular repolarization (VR) dynamics and it has been suggested as an index of sympathetic ventricular outflow and cardiac instability. However, QTV is also affected by RR (or heart rate) variability (RRV), and QTV due to RRV may reduce QTV specificity as a VR marker. Therefore, it would be desirable to separate QTV due to VR dynamics from QTV due to RRV. To do that, previous work has mainly focused on heart rate corrections or time-invariant autoregressive models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226589/arterial-pressure-beat-to-beat-characterization-during-post-occlusive-reactive-hyperemia
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L J Cymberknop, C R Arbeitman, M R Alfonso, I Farro, R L Armentano, L J Cymberknop, C R Arbeitman, M R Alfonso, I Farro, R L Armentano, R L Armentano, M R Alfonso, I Farro, L J Cymberknop, C R Arbeitman
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT, a non-invasive and reproducible technique) has gained considerable interest. In this sense, arterial capacity to react to vasoactive stimulus (induced by reactive hyperemia) is known as vascular reactivity (VR). OBJECTIVE: Post ischemic beat to beat VR characterization was performed based on PAT measurements. METHODS: Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) and Augmentation index (AIx) variations were modeled, as a response to flow stimulus...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226431/virtual-reality-applications-in-assessing-the-effect-of-anxiety-on-sensorimotor-integration-in-human-postural-control
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Christopher Widdowson, Jatin Ganhotra, Mohammed Faizal, Marissa Wilko, Saurin Parikh, Zainulabidin Adhami, Manuel E Hernandez, Christopher Widdowson, Jatin Ganhotra, Mohammed Faizal, Marissa Wilko, Saurin Parikh, Zainulabidin Adhami, Manuel E Hernandez, Marissa Wilko, Zainulabidin Adhami, Manuel E Hernandez, Saurin Parikh, Mohammed Faizal, Jatin Ganhotra, Christopher Widdowson
Falls are a leading cause of injury and mortality among adults over the age of 65 years. Given the strong relation between fear of falling and fall risk, identification of the mechanisms that underlie anxiety-related changes in postural control may pave the way to the development of novel therapeutic strategies aimed at reducing fall risk in older adults. First, we review potential mechanisms underlying anxiety-mediated changes in postural control in older adults with and without neurological conditions. We then present a system that allows for the simultaneous recording of neural, physiological, and behavioral data in an immersive virtual reality (VR) environment while implementing sensory and mechanical perturbations to evaluate alterations in sensorimotor integration under conditions with high postural threat...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224098/video-recording-of-neonatal-resuscitation-a-feasibility-study-to-inform-widespread-adoption
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Sandesh Shivananda, Jennifer Twiss, Enas El-Gouhary, Salhab El-Helou, Connie Williams, Prashanth Murthy, Gautham Suresh
AIM: To determine the feasibility of introducing video recording (VR) of neonatal resuscitation (NR) in a perinatal centre. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort quality improvement study on preterm infants and their caregivers. Based on evidence and experience of other centers using VR intervention, a contextually relevant implementation and evaluation strategy was designed in the planning phase. The components of intervention were pre-resuscitation team huddle, VR of NR and video debriefing (VD), all occurring on the same day...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222783/walking-in-fully-immersive-virtual-environments-an-evaluation-of-potential-adverse-effects-in-older-adults-and-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Aram Kim, Nora Darakjian, James M Finley
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) has recently been explored as a tool for neurorehabilitation to enable individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) to practice challenging skills in a safe environment. Current technological advances have enabled the use of affordable, fully immersive head-mounted displays (HMDs) for potential therapeutic applications. However, while previous studies have used HMDs in individuals with PD, these were only used for short bouts of walking. Clinical applications of VR for gait training would likely involve an extended exposure to the virtual environment, which has the potential to cause individuals with PD to experience simulator-related adverse effects due to their age or pathology...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222559/brain-activity-during-a-lower-limb-functional-task-in-a-real-and-virtual-environment-a-comparative-study
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Thaiana Barbosa Ferreira Pacheco, Isabelle Ananda Oliveira Rego, Tania Fernandes Campos, Fabrícia Azevedo da Costa Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: Virtual Reality (VR) has been contributing to Neurological Rehabilitation because of its interactive and multisensory nature, providing the potential of brain reorganization. Given the use of mobile EEG devices, there is the possibility of investigating how the virtual therapeutic environment can influence brain activity. OBJECTIVE: To compare theta, alpha, beta and gamma power in healthy young adults during a lower limb motor task in a virtual and real environment...
February 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222541/augmented-effects-of-emg-biofeedback-interfaced-with-virtual-reality-on-neuromuscular-control-and-movement-coordination-during-reaching-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ji Won Yoo, Dong Ryul Lee, Young Joo Cha, Sung Hyun You
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps (T:B) muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor taskOBJECTIVE: To compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor task in normal children and children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
January 30, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216519/study-of-preoperative-3d-ct-angiography-of-uterine-artery-in-patients-with-uterine-cervical-cancer
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Hitoshi Fujioka, Tomoyasu Kato, Miyuki Sone, Tatsuya Horita, Shunsuke Sugawara, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi
Depiction of the fine vessel can provide useful preoperative information for patients with uterine cervical cancer. Although angiography can visualize vessels in detail, it is invasive. MR-angiography is a minimally invasive method to depict vessels, but the resolution of images is insufficient for preoperative evaluation. In this study, we used less invasive three-dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) and reconstructed images of adaptive iterative dose resolution 3D (AIDR 3D) with display field of view (D-FOV), which are suitable for arteries with large and small diameters, and created the fusion images...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211829/virtual-and-augmented-reality-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-treatment-of-phantom-limb-pain-a%C3%A2-literature-review
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Justin Dunn, Elizabeth Yeo, Parisah Moghaddampour, Brian Chau, Sarah Humbert
BACKGROUND: Phantom limb pain (PLP), the perception of discomfort in a limb no longer present, commonly occurs following amputation. A variety of interventions have been employed for PLP, including mirror therapy. Virtual Reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) mirror therapy treatments have also been utilized, and have the potential to provide an even greater immersive experience for the amputee. However, there is not currently a consensus on the efficacy of VR and AR therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to evaluate and summarize the current research on the effect of immersive VR and AR in the treatment of PLP...
February 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210645/responsiveness-comparison-of-the-eq-5d-promis-global-health-and-vr-12-questionnaires-in-knee-arthroscopy
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Sameer R Oak, Gregory J Strnad, James Bena, Lutul D Farrow, Richard D Parker, Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler
BACKGROUND: The EuroQol 5 dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D), Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 10 Global Health, and Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12) are generic patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires that assess a patient's general health. In choosing a PRO to track general health status, it is necessary to consider which measure will be the most responsive to change after treatment. To date, no studies exist comparing responsiveness among the EQ-5D, PROMIS 10 Global Health, and the Veterans Rand 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12)...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207400/a-low-cost-adaptive-balance-training-platform-for-stroke-patients-a-usability-study
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Sunny Verma, Deepesh Kumar, Animesh Kumawat, Anirban Dutta, Uttama Lahiri
Stroke patients usually suffer from asymmetric posture due to hemi-paresis that can result in reduced postural controllability leading to a balance deficit. This deficit increases the risk of falls, which often makes them dependent on caregivers for community ambulation, thus deteriorating their quality of life. Conventional balance training involves rehabilitation exercises performed under physiotherapist's supervision where the scarcity of trained professionals as well as the cost of clinic-based rehabilitation programs can deter stroke survivors from undergoing regular balance training...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199732/a-systematic-review-of-novel-technology-for-monitoring-infant-and-newborn-heart-rate
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Ajay C Kevat, Denise Vr Bullen, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
: Heart rate is a vital sign for assessing the need for resuscitation. We performed a systematic review of studies assessing novel methods of measuring heart rate in newborns and infants in the neonatal unit. Two investigators completed independent literature searches. Identified papers were independently evaluated and relevant data were extracted and analysed. CONCLUSION: This systematic review identified seven new technologies, including camera-based photoplethysmography, reflectance pulse oximetry, laser Doppler methods, capacitive sensors, piezoelectric sensors, electromyography, and a digital stethoscope...
February 15, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198110/emergence-of-a-novel-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-china
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J-K Liu, X Zhou, J-Q Zhai, B Li, C-H Wei, A-L Dai, X-Y Yang, M-L Luo
From 2014 to 2015, four novel highly pathogenic PRRS virus (HP-PRRSV) strains named 14LY01-FJ, 14LY02-FJ 15LY01-FJ, and 15LY02-FJ were isolated from high morbidity (100%) and mortality (40%-80%) in piglets and sows in Fujian Province. To further our knowledge about these novel virus strains, we characterized their complete genomes and determined their pathogenicity in piglets. Full-length genome sequencing analysis showed that these four isolates were closely related to type 2 (North American type, NA-type) isolates, with 88...
February 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196507/vrex-an-open-source-toolbox-for-creating-3d-virtual-reality-experiments
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Madis Vasser, Markus Kängsepp, Murad Magomedkerimov, Kälver Kilvits, Vladislav Stafinjak, Taavi Kivisik, Raul Vicente, Jaan Aru
BACKGROUND: We present VREX, a free open-source Unity toolbox for virtual reality research in the fields of experimental psychology and neuroscience. RESULTS: Different study protocols about perception, attention, cognition and memory can be constructed using the toolbox. VREX provides a procedural generation of (interconnected) rooms that can be automatically furnished with a click of a button. VREX includes a menu system for creating and storing experiments with different stages...
February 14, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184207/analysis-of-mental-workload-in-online-shopping-are-augmented-and-virtual-reality-consistent
#19
Xiaojun Zhao, Changxiu Shi, Xuqun You, Chenming Zong
A market research company (Nielsen) reported that consumers in the Asia-Pacific region have become the most active group in online shopping. Focusing on augmented reality (AR), which is one of three major techniques used to change the method of shopping in the future, this study used a mixed design to discuss the influences of the method of online shopping, user gender, cognitive style, product value, and sensory channel on mental workload in virtual reality (VR) and AR situations. The results showed that males' mental workloads were significantly higher than females'...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183846/association-between-quality-of-response-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-mantle-cell-lymphoma-receiving-vr-cap-versus-r-chop-in-the-phase-iii-lym-3002-study
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Gregor Verhoef, Tadeusz Robak, Huiqiang Huang, Halyna Pylypenko, Noppadol Siritanaratkul, Juliana Pereira, Johannes Drach, Jiri Mayer, Rumiko Okamoto, Lixia Pei, Brendan Rooney, Andrew Cakana, Helgi van de Velde, Franco Cavalli
In the phase III LYM-3002 study comparing intravenous VR-CAP with R-CHOP in patients with newly-diagnosed, measurable stage II-IV mantle cell lymphoma, not considered, or ineligible for, transplant, median progression-free survival was significantly improved with VR-CAP (24.7 vs R-CHOP 14.4 months; P<0.001). This post-hoc analysis evaluated the association between the improved outcomes and quality of responses achieved with VR-CAP versus R-CHOP in LYM-3002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 21-day cycles of VR-CAP or R-CHOP...
February 9, 2017: Haematologica
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