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Assessment of Waveform Similarity in Clinical Gait Data: The Linear Fit Method
January 29, 2015
FULL TEXT (ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.) M. Iosa 1 and A. Cereatti 2 and A. Merlo 3 and I. Campanini 3 and S. Paolucci 1 and A. Cappozzo 4 Academic Editor:Alessia Rabini 1, Clinical Laboratory of Experimental Neurorehabilitation, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy 2, Information Engineering Unit, POLCOMING Department, University of Sassari, Viale Mancini 5, 07100 Sassari, Italy 3, Motion Analysis Laboratory, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Rehabilitation Department, Via Circondaria 26, Reggio Emilia, 42015 Correggio, Italy 4, Interuniversity Centre of Bioengineering of the Human Neuromusculoskeletal System, Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, University of Rome "Foro Italico", Piazza Lauro de Bosis 6, 00194 Rome, Italy Received 24 April 2014; Accepted 19 June 2014; 13 July 2014

Clinical Use of Skull Tap Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials for the Diagnoses of the Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor Patients
January 29, 2015
FULL TEXT Erdem Yavuz 1,2 and Magdalena Lachowska 3 and Katarzyna Pierchala 3 and Krzysztof Morawski 3 and Kazimierz Niemczyk 3 and Rafael E. Delgado 1,2 Academic Editor:Mu-Kuan Chen 1, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McArthur Annex, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA 2, Intelligent Hearing Systems Inc., 6860 SW 81st Street, Miami, FL 33143, USA 3, Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, Ulica Banacha 1a, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland Received 28 November 2013; Revised 27 February 2014; Accepted 1 March 2014; 2 April 2014

Evaluation of Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging Quantification, a New Shear Wave Velocity Imaging Method, for Breast Lesion Assessment by Ultrasound
January 29, 2015
FULL TEXT Michael Golatta 1 and Mirjam Schweitzer-Martin 1 and Aba Harcos 1 and Sarah Schott 1 and Christina Gomez 1 and Anne Stieber 1 and Geraldine Rauch 2 and Christoph Domschke 1 and Joachim Rom 1 and Florian Schütz 1 and Christof Sohn 1 and Jörg Heil 1 Academic Editor:Hui-Xiong Xu 1, Breast Unit, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 440, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany 2, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Rhythm Analysis during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Past, Present, and Future
January 29, 2015
FULL TEXT Sofia Ruiz de Gauna 1 and Unai Irusta 1 and Jesus Ruiz 1 and Unai Ayala 1 and Elisabete Aramendi 1 and Trygve Eftestl 2 Academic Editor:Yongqin Li 1, Communications Engineering Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Alameda Urquijo S/N, 48013 Bilbao, Spain 2, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway Received 4 October 2013; Accepted 9 December 2013; 9 January 2014

Kinematic Metrics Based on the Virtual Reality System Toyra as an Assessment of the Upper Limb Rehabilitation in People with Spinal Cord Injury
January 29, 2015
FULL TEXT (ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.) Fernando Trincado-Alonso 1 and Iris Dimbwadyo-Terrer 1 and Ana de los Reyes-Guzmán 1 and Patricia López-Monteagudo 2 and Alberto Bernal-Sahún 2 and Ángel Gil-Agudo 1 Academic Editor:Alessandro De Mauro 1, Biomechanics and Technical Aids Department, National Hospital for Spinal Cord Injury, Finca la Peraleda s/n, 45071 Toledo, Spain 2, Indra Sistemas, Avenida de Bruselas, 33-35, Alcobendas, 28108 Madrid, Spain

Qorvo Joins Lexicon After Big Chip Merger; RF Micro-TriQuint firm aims to boost innovation in connectivity sectors
January 28, 2015
Qorvo CEO Bob Bruggeworth is leading a new management team working to integrate two chipmakers' products and cultures, leverage their combined strengths and define long-term technology and product road maps. He'll draw on 31 years of experience to accomplish the challenge. The name Qorvo might not ring a bell. RF Micro Devices, also called RFMD, agreed in February 2014 to acquire TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion.

Pentax 645Z
January 21, 2015
Make no mistake about it, the Pentax 645Z ($8,499.95) from Ricoh Imaging is a serious medium format camerathat can go toe-to-toe with vastly more expensive models in terms of image quality. It uses the same image sensor as the Phase One IQ250 and Editors' Choice Mamiya Leaf Credo 50, but while both of those products are modular backs that can be used with medium format and large format technical cameras alike, the 645Z offers a more refined shooting experience that comes with an integrated sensor and body design. The Pentax does has some shortcomings as a studio camera, notably the lack of modern leaf-shutter lenses with which to pair it, but its image quality is just as good as the competing models that cost more than $25,000, and its autofocus system far surpasses that of the 645DF+ body that the Mamiya and Phase One offerings are most often paired. When you factor in its price, it's an easy pick as our Editors' Choice for medium format systems. If your workflow does require a modular back or high-speed sync with studio strobes, the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 is a fine alternative, but it's one that costs more than three times as much.

QP TOOLBOX
January 01, 2015
Accelerometers Silicon Designs has released the SDl model 1510 series of analog surface-mount accelerometers. The series offers general purpose vibration measurements at original equipment manufacturer volumes for aerospace, automotive, energy, industrial, oil and gas, and test and measurement applications. The SDl model 1510 series incorporates a micromachined variable capacitive sensing element and custom integrated circuit. The accelerometer produces two analog voltages that vary proportionately according to measured acceleration levels. Series units respond to either alternating-current or direct-current acceleration.

OBITUARY
January 01, 2015
AIAA Fellow Jacobson Died in November Ralph A. Jacobson, retired U.S. Air Force major general and former president of Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, died 1 November at the age of 82 years.

NGWA Top Science Award Goes to Clemson University Professor
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT The National Groundwater Association (NGWA) is honoring Clemson University professor Fred J. Molz with the 2014 M. King Hubbert Award.


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