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RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...-to-find objects in natural scenes. The portable
eye-tracking equipment also has led to a National Science Foundation-funded collaboration with professor Marc Marschark and Carol Convertino of NTID at RIT. This project, now in its second year, uses eye tracking with hearing and deaf students in a s...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
... also hope that their work will lead to a smaller, portable
MXRF device that can be easily carried by forensic investigators to quickly test samples directly at the crime scene. More studies are planned, they say. Besides Worley, other Los Alamos investigators involved in this study include Sara S. Wiltshire,...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...he country began testing the NxStage System One, a portable
unit that allows patients to conduct their own dia...system is compact and weighs about 70 pounds. It's portable
because of its freedom from unique electrical requirements and water processing, and can be used not...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...ers hope correlate the clinical data obtained from portable
heart monitors worn 24 hours a day with everyday stressors as recorded in a diary. "I think primary care physicians, as well as cardiologists, are beginning to appreciate the role of psychosocial factors in the coronary artery disease," said Watkins....
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...ries. But while "telemedicine" is on the wane, new portable
"telecare" systems for monitoring people with illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, are under development. These new systems connect patients with the NHS using mobile or fixed phones to send data about he...
Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies
...s was assessed through personal questionnaires and portable
air monitors worn by the mothers during the third trimester of their pregnancies. Researchers then calculated the concentration of air pollution to which each pregnant woman and her baby were exposed. Study participants exposed to air pollution level...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...e from hearing the same sounds live. Rapid-growth portable
technologies, such as mobile communications, wearable computers and personal entertainment systems, largely depend on ear phones of one sort or another for their reproduction of sound. Ear phones are perfect for creating a virtual sound field using t...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005
...red the levels of anticoagulant medications with a portable
device and adjusted the dose of the medication. An editorial writer says that patient self-management of anticoagulation is an idea whose time has come (Editorial, p. 73)....
Home-based treatment as effective as hospital-based treatment for hand eczema
...atitis treatment with oral medication and use of a portable
tanning unit appears to be as effective as a hospi...e effectiveness of an at-home PUVA treatment (with portable
tanning unit) to hospital-based hand bath PUVA in patients with moderate to severe chronic hand derm...
Grab 'n' go breakfast better serves middle school children
...l donated a milk cooler. The school already had a portable
food service line. The researchers chose to test the new program during the last month of school so it would end naturally. The kickoff was free breakfast for everyone delivered to the classrooms on the first day and then grab 'n' go breakfast in t...
Designing an ultrasensitive 'optical nose' for chemicals
... an "optical nose" for atmospheric monitoring. The portable
sensors would rapidly identify chemicals in a gas sample based on the frequencies of light they absorb. Other applications eventually may include detection of chemical weapons and land mines, patient breath analysis for medical diagnosis or monitorin...
Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks
...an recommended she wear a Holter monitor, a small, portable
ECG device that recorded her heart's activity continuously for 30 days, while she went about her normal activities. After two tries with the Holter monitor, the abnormal heart rhythm was finally captured on tape, and Sandra was diagnosed with arrhyt...
Perfect pitch, portable bone-health monitor
...abase of all meeting abstracts. In addition, a portable
bone-health sensor and a study that shows how Engl...@cyberlogic.org ). Jonathan Kaufman will present a portable
ultrasound device for noninvasive assessment of bone for such diseases as osteoporosis. In a clinic...
Tabletop DNA test laboratory
...for biological warfare agents such as anthrax. The portable
mini-lab, which uses the PCR (Polymerase Chain Rea...d are due to start by the end of the year. The portable
mini-lab will also be able to help farmers detect animal diseases, including foot and mouth or tuber...
Spartans go to the Olympics not on the field, but with the field
...ate turf experts are helping the Olympics create a portable
athletic field within four days. The portable
field is another generation of MSU expertise, the cousin of the first indoor pitch for the 1994 Worl...
New surgical device for long bone repair reduces X-ray exposure
... and has multiple advantages. Battery-powered, the portable
tool can be used in remote locations. Costing about $100, it can be disposed of after surgery. It reduces the amount of X-rays a surgeon is exposed to on a routine basis and also can eliminate the need for using costly and cumbersome X-ray equipment....
Oxygen therapy may improve vision worsened by diabetes
...with a stationary oxygen concentrator for home and portable
oxygen tanks to use outside the home. After three months, excess thickness of the macula was reduced by an average of 43 percent in all nine eyes. Excess thickness of the fovea, the part of the eye responsible for the sharpest vision, was reduced by...
Satellite technology to climb Everest
...e to a Canadian-hosted website. The light-weight, portable
March Networks Health Monitoring Kit is fully equipped with the necessary medical devices, and can operate independently of its companion Video Services Gateway and videoconferencing cameras, which are typically used in home-based telehealth applicat...
Prototype system developed by Wright State computer engineer allows blind to 'see'
...era captures images from the surroundings, and the portable
computer reconstructs the 3D space for motion detection, body tracing, face recognition and moving objects," explained Bourbakis, who also directs the Information Technology Research Institute and the Assistive Technology Research Laboratory at Wrigh...
Blood test heralds speedy stroke diagnoses
...f blood into a cartridge and placing it in a small portable
machine. Results are obtained within 15 minutes. "In theory, this could go into ambulances. It's very convenient and practical. Every emergency room can have it," says Laskowitz, a consultant for Biosite. The test works by detecting a set of six br...
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