Amanda Courtemanche

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Eighteen patients with major burns (mean total body surface area burned was 49% and mean total body surface area with full-thickness burns was 38%) had cultured epithelial autografts applied to 2% to 35% of the body surface area. In six patients successful "take" of greater than 65% occurred, and in 12 patients less than 40% "take" occurred. Most wounds(More)
Multi-touch technologies hold much promise for the command and control of mobile robot teams. To improve the ease of learning and usability of these interfaces, we conducted an experiment to determine the gestures that people would naturally use, rather than the gestures they would be instructed to use in a pre-designed system. A set of 26 tasks with(More)
A study of serum vitamin A levels in burned patients at the Vancouver General Hospital (1972-1973) is reported in an attempt to relate hypovitaminosis A to acute stress erosions in the gastrointestinal tract. Thirty-one patients were studied, of whom 10 had moderate to severe burns. Vitamin A levels of normal males and females at the Vancouver General(More)
Recent advances in digital tabletop touch-and-gesture-activated screens have allowed for small group collaboration. The newest generation screens simultaneously support multiple users, multiple contact points per user, and gesture recognition. To the authors' knowledge, this technology has never been applied to robot control. We envision that an interactive(More)
Recent developments in multi-touch technologies have exposed fertile ground for research in enriched human-robot interaction. Although the technologies have been used for virtual 3D applications, to the authors' knowledge, ours is the first study to explore the use of a multi-touch table with a physical robot agent. This baseline study explores the control(More)
Numerous treatment modalities have been employed for chronic recurrent subluxation of the temporomandibular joint. Most conservative and surgical approaches have had mediocre results. In 1951 Hilmar Myrhaug reported on a new surgical technique wherein the articular eminence is removed. This procedure, it appears, has not been widely accepted. Our experience(More)
This is believed to be the first reported case of carotid artery thrombosis after elective maxillary or mandibular osteotomy. The most likely cause was a sudden, sharp blow to the right carotid artery region either when the mandibular split was completed or when the maxillary tuberosity was separated. The blow was associated with neck hyperextension and(More)