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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637143/validity-and-reliability-of-an-activity-monitor-to-quantify-arm-movements-and-activity-in-adults-following-distal-radius-fracture
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Andrea M Bruder, Jodie A McClelland, Nora Shields, Karen J Dodd, Raphael Hau, Alexander T M van de Water, Nicholas F Taylor
PURPOSE: To examine the validity and reliability of an activity monitor to estimate upper limb activity. METHODS: Thirty-two adults after distal radial fracture were recruited. 15 adults performed five upper limb activities during two testing sessions, one week apart to investigate criterion validity against the criterion reference of three-dimensional motion analysis, convergent validity, and test-retest reliability. 17 adults in two therapy groups wore monitors for three consecutive days at baseline and six weeks post-intervention...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609198/interzonal-airflow-rates-for-use-in-near-field-far-field-workplace-concentration-modeling
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Chris Keil, Yuxi Zhao
Interzonal air flow rates (β) for a workspace above a table were measured in 12 indoor air spaces using an experimental apparatus simulating a vapor release into an occupied near zone. The near field was modeled as a 0.32 m(3) rectangular cube volume 0.60 m high above the 0.60 m × 0.90 m table. A total of 74 experimental measurements of β were made. The apparatus consisted of photoionization detectors measuring concentrations of acetone around an evaporating liquid surface with a robot arm simulating worker motion in the near field...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604690/all-optical-observation-and-reconstruction-of-spin-wave-dispersion
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Yusuke Hashimoto, Shunsuke Daimon, Ryo Iguchi, Yasuyuki Oikawa, Ka Shen, Koji Sato, Davide Bossini, Yutaka Tabuchi, Takuya Satoh, Burkard Hillebrands, Gerrit E W Bauer, Tom H Johansen, Andrei Kirilyuk, Theo Rasing, Eiji Saitoh
To know the properties of a particle or a wave, one should measure how its energy changes with its momentum. The relation between them is called the dispersion relation, which encodes essential information of the kinetics. In a magnet, the wave motion of atomic spins serves as an elementary excitation, called a spin wave, and behaves like a fictitious particle. Although the dispersion relation of spin waves governs many of the magnetic properties, observation of their entire dispersion is one of the challenges today...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585732/cost-effective-immobilization-for-whole-brain-radiation-therapy
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Ashley E Rubinstein, W Scott Ingram, Brian M Anderson, Skylar S Gay, Xenia J Fave, Rachel B Ger, Rachel E McCarroll, Constance A Owens, Tucker J Netherton, Kelly D Kisling, Laurence E Court, Jinzhong Yang, Yuting Li, Joonsang Lee, Dennis S Mackin, Carlos E Cardenas
To investigate the inter- and intra-fraction motion associated with the use of a low-cost tape immobilization technique as an alternative to thermoplastic immobilization masks for whole-brain treatments. The results of this study may be of interest to clinical staff with severely limited resources (e.g., in low-income countries) and also when treating patients who cannot tolerate standard immobilization masks. Setup reproducibility of eight healthy volunteers was assessed for two different immobilization techniques...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573945/resuscitation-practices-of-low-and-normal-birth-weight-infants-in-nepal-an-observational-study-using-video-camera-recordings
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Johan Wrammert, Camilla Zetterlund, Ashish Kc, Uwe Ewald, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: The global burden of stillbirth and neonatal deaths remains a challenge in low-income countries. Training in neonatal resuscitation can reduce intrapartum stillbirth and early neonatal mortality. Previous results demonstrate that infants who previously would have been registered as stillbirths are successfully resuscitated after such training, suggesting that there is a process of selection for resuscitation that needs to be explored. OBJECTIVE: To compare neonatal resuscitation of low birth weight and normal birth weight infants born at a facility in a low-income setting...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567011/imaging-brain-function-with-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-unconstrained-environments
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Joana B Balardin, Guilherme A Zimeo Morais, Rogério A Furucho, Lucas Trambaiolli, Patricia Vanzella, Claudinei Biazoli, João R Sato
Assessing the neural correlates of motor and cognitive processes under naturalistic experimentation is challenging due to the movement constraints of traditional brain imaging technologies. The recent advent of portable technologies that are less sensitive to motion artifacts such as Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) have been made possible the study of brain function in freely-moving participants. In this paper, we describe a series of proof-of-concept experiments examining the potential of fNIRS in assessing the neural correlates of cognitive and motor processes in unconstrained environments...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548921/repeatability-testing-of-a-new-hybrid-iii-6-year-old-atd-lower-extremity
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Laura C Boucher, Yeonsu Ryu, Yun-Seok Kang, John H Bolte
OBJECTIVE: Vehicle safety is improving, thus decreasing the number of life-threatening injuries and increasing the need for research in other areas of the body. The current child anthropomorphic test device (ATD) does not have the capabilities or instrumentation to measure many of the potential interactions between the lower extremity and the vehicle interior. A prototype Hybrid III 6-year-old ATD lower extremity (ATD-LE) was developed and contains a tibia load cell and a more biofidelic ankle...
May 29, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525476/magnetic-resonance-classification-system-of-cervical-intervertebral-disk-degeneration-its-validity-and-meaning
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Akinobu Suzuki, Michael D Daubs, Tetsuo Hayashi, Monchai Ruangchainikom, Chenjie Xiong, Kevin Phan, Trevor P Scott, Jeffery C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of kinetic magnetic resonance images (kMRIs). OBJECTIVE: (1) To analyze the changes seen on MRI related to disk degeneration and to develop a new grading system for cervical disk degeneration. (2) To evaluate the reliability and validity of the grading system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few have studied the relationship between changes seen on MRI with cervical disk degeneration and the chronological order of disk degeneration...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507458/effect-of-tumor-amplitude-and-frequency-on-4d-modeling-of-vero4drt-system
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Hideharu Miura, Shuichi Ozawa, Masahiro Hayata, Shintaro Tsuda, Kiyoshi Yamada, Yasushi Nagata
BACKGROUND: An important issue in indirect dynamic tumor tracking with the Vero4DRT system is the accuracy of the model predictions of the internal target position based on surrogate infrared (IR) marker measurement. We investigated the predictive uncertainty of 4D modeling using an external IR marker, focusing on the effect of the target and surrogate amplitudes and periods. METHODS: A programmable respiratory motion table was used to simulate breathing induced organ motion...
July 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502021/the-visual-and-haptic-contributions-to-hand-perception
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Lara A Coelho, Claudia Lr Gonzalez
Previous research has found that the perception of our hands is distorted. The characteristics of this distortion are an overestimation of hand width and an underestimation of finger length. The present study examined the role that different sensory modalities (vision and/or haptics) play in the perception of our hands. Participants pointed to their concealed hand in one of three groups: Vision+Haptics, Vision-only, or Haptics-only. Participants in the Vision+Haptics group had vision (non-informative) of the experimental setup and of the pointing hand, but no vision of the hand being estimated...
May 13, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489651/the-impact-of-cervical-musculoskeletal-disorders-on-uk-consultant-plastic-surgeons-can-we-reduce-morbidity-with-applied-ergonomics
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Yvette Godwin, Christopher R Macdonald, Sarbjit Kaur, Li Zhelin, Christopher Baber
BACKGROUND: Based on anecdotal and observational evidence, we hypothesized that the prevalence of cervical musculoskeletal disorder (C-MSD) would be high among plastic surgeons. A questionnaire review was undertaken to test this hypothesis. Ergonomic assessment was undertaken to assess causal factors of C-MSD. METHOD: An anonymous questionnaire recording demographics, physical symptoms and behavioral responses to C-MSD was distributed to UK Plastic Surgery consultants...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429148/an-observational-time-and-motion-study-of-denosumab-subcutaneous-injection-and-zoledronic-acid-intravenous-infusion-in-patients-with-metastatic-bone-disease-results-from-three-european-countries
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Jean-Jacques Body, Francesca Gatta, Erwin De Cock, Sunning Tao, Persefoni Kritikou, Pauline Wimberger, Jeroen Mebis, Marc Peeters, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Augusto Caraceni, Vincenzo Adamo, Guy Hechmati
PURPOSE: Denosumab (administered via subcutaneous injection) demonstrated superior efficacy versus the intravenously administered zoledronic acid in the prevention of skeletal-related events in an integrated analysis of three head-to-head phase III trials in patients with bone metastases secondary to solid tumors. To date, no studies have evaluated treatment administration duration endpoints of these two agents. METHODS: A multinational, multi-site, observational time and motion study conducted in 10 day oncology units (DOUs) across Belgium, Germany, and Italy...
April 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360852/self-organized-behavior-generation-for-musculoskeletal-robots
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Ralf Der, Georg Martius
With the accelerated development of robot technologies, control becomes one of the central themes of research. In traditional approaches, the controller, by its internal functionality, finds appropriate actions on the basis of specific objectives for the task at hand. While very successful in many applications, self-organized control schemes seem to be favored in large complex systems with unknown dynamics or which are difficult to model. Reasons are the expected scalability, robustness, and resilience of self-organizing systems...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297435/simple-quality-assurance-method-of-dynamic-tumor-tracking-with-the-gimbaled-linac-system-using-a-light-field
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Hideharu Miura, Shuichi Ozawa, Masahiro Hayata, Shintaro Tsuda, Kiyoshi Yamada, Yasushi Nagata
We proposed a simple visual method for evaluating the dynamic tumor tracking (DTT) accuracy of a gimbal mechanism using a light field. A single photon beam was set with a field size of 30×30 mm2 at a gantry angle of 90°. The center of a cube phantom was set up at the isocenter of a motion table, and 4D modeling was performed based on the tumor and infrared (IR) marker motion. After 4D modeling, the cube phantom was replaced with a sheet of paper, which was placed perpendicularly, and a light field was projected on the sheet of paper...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291934/electromagnetic-tracking-emt-technology-for-improved-treatment-quality-assurance-in-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Markus Kellermeier, Jens Herbolzheimer, Stephan Kreppner, Michael Lotter, Vratislav Strnad, Christoph Bert
Electromagnetic Tracking (EMT) is a novel technique for error detection and quality assurance (QA) in interstitial high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-iBT). The purpose of this study is to provide a concept for data acquisition developed as part of a clinical evaluation study on the use of EMT during interstitial treatment of breast cancer patients. The stability, accuracy, and precision of EMT-determined dwell positions were quantified. Dwell position reconstruction based on EMT was investigated on CT table, HDR table and PDR bed to examine the influence on precision and accuracy in a typical clinical workflow...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256025/development-of-allocentric-spatial-recall-from-new-viewpoints-in-virtual-reality
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James Negen, Edward Heywood-Everett, Hannah E Roome, Marko Nardini
Using landmarks and other scene features to recall locations from new viewpoints is a critical skill in spatial cognition. In an immersive virtual reality task, we asked children 3.5-4.5 years old to remember the location of a target using various cues. On some trials they could use information from their own self-motion. On some trials they could use a view match. In the very hardest kind of trial, they were 'teleported' to a new viewpoint and could only use an allocentric spatial representation. This approach provides a strict test for allocentric coding (without either a matching viewpoint or self-motion information) while avoiding additional task demands in previous studies (it does not require them to deal with a small table-top environment or to manage stronger cue conflicts)...
March 2, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243999/physiological-effects-of-early-incremental-mobilization-of-a-patient-with-acute-intracerebral-and-intraventricular-hemorrhage-requiring-dual-external-ventricular-drainage
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Sowmya Kumble, Elizabeth K Zink, Mackenzie Burch, Sandra Deluzio, Robert D Stevens, Mona N Bahouth
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have challenged the notion that very early mobility benefits patients with acute stroke. It is unclear how cerebral autoregulatory impairments, prevalent in this population, could be affected by mobilization. The safety of mobilizing patients who have external ventricular drainage (EVD) devices for cerebrospinal fluid diversion and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is another concern due to risk of device dislodgment and potential elevation in ICP. We report hemodynamic and ICP responses during progressive, device-assisted mobility interventions performed in a critically ill patient with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) requiring two EVDs...
February 27, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242957/shake-table-testing-of-an-elevator-system-in-a-full-scale-five-story-building
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Xiang Wang, Tara C Hutchinson, Rodrigo Astroza, Joel P Conte, José I Restrepo, Matthew S Hoehler, Waldir Ribeiro
This paper investigates the seismic performance of a functional traction elevator as part of a full-scale five-story building shake table test program. The test building was subjected to a suite of earthquake input motions of increasing intensity, first while the building was isolated at its base, and subsequently while it was fixed to the shake table platen. In addition, low-amplitude white noise base excitation tests were conducted while the elevator system was placed in three different configurations, namely, by varying the vertical location of its cabin and counterweight, to study the acceleration amplifications of the elevator components due to dynamic excitations...
March 2017: Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239605/low-dimensional-synergistic-representation-of-bilateral-reaching-movements
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Martin K Burns, Vrajeshri Patel, Ionut Florescu, Kishore V Pochiraju, Ramana Vinjamuri
Kinematic and neuromuscular synergies have been found in numerous aspects of human motion. This study aims to determine how effectively kinematic synergies in bilateral upper arm movements can be used to replicate complex activities of daily living (ADL) tasks using a sparse optimization algorithm. Ten right-handed subjects executed 18 rapid and 11 natural-paced ADL tasks requiring bimanual coordination while sitting at a table. A position tracking system was used to track the subjects' arms in space, and angular velocities over time for shoulder abduction, shoulder flexion, shoulder internal rotation, and elbow flexion for each arm were computed...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218455/experimental-evaluation-of-magnified-haptic-feedback-for-robot-assisted-needle-insertion-and-palpation
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Leonardo Meli, Claudio Pacchierotti, Domenico Prattichizzo
BACKGROUND: Haptic feedback has been proven to play a key role in enhancing the performance of teleoperated medical procedures. However, due to safety issues, commercially-available medical robots do not currently provide the clinician with haptic feedback. METHODS: This work presents the experimental evaluation of a teleoperation system for robot-assisted medical procedures able to provide magnified haptic feedback to the clinician. Forces registered at the operating table are magnified and provided to the clinician through a 7-DoF haptic interface...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
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