Aydin Farajidavar

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"Wind-up", a condition related to chronic pain, is a form of plasticity in spinal dorsal horn that can be observed during electrical stimulation of pain receptors at low frequencies (0.3-3 Hz). In this paper, we present a computational model to explain several aspects of wind-up. The core of this model is the interplay of spike-time-dependent plasticity(More)
Two tri-axial accelerometers were placed on the wrists (one on each hand) of the patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and a non-PD control group. Subjects were asked to perform three of the upper extremity motor function tasks from the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) test. The tasks were: 1) finger tapping, 2) opening and closing of(More)
We implemented an integrated system that can acquire neuronal signals from spinal cord dorsal horn neurons, wirelessly transmit the signals to a computer, and recognize the nociceptive signals from three different mechanical stimuli (brush, pressure and pinch). Positive peak detection method was chosen to distinguish between signal spikes. The inter spike(More)
BACKGROUND High-resolution (HR) extracellular mapping allows accurate profiling of normal and dysrhythmic slow wave patterns. A current limitation is that cables traverse the abdominal wall or a natural orifice, risking discomfort, dislodgement or infection. Wireless approaches offer advantages, but a multi-channel system is required, capable of recording(More)
The AndroRC is a remote control car (RC) unit controlled by a smartphone running on an Android application. The car is meant to be used in search missions in the occurrence of natural disasters. It is developed to autonomously avoid obstacles that are not visible to the user driver. The RC unit is developed based on a Tamiya 70112 Buggy car chassis set with(More)
Wind-up is described traditionally as a frequency dependent increase in the excitability of spinal cord neurons, evoked by electrical stimulation of afferent C-fibers. Different kinds of wind-up have been reported, but wind-up of Abeta fibers in hyperalgesic states has gained little attention. In this paper, we present a cybernetic view on Abeta fiber(More)
In this paper, we show that public USB charging stations pose a significant privacy risk to smartphone users even when no data communication is possible between the station and the user’s mobile device. We present a side-channel attack that allows a charging station to identify which Webpages are loaded while the smartphone is charging. To evaluate(More)
Wind-up, a condition related to chronic pain, is described traditionally as a frequency dependent increase in the excitability of sensory spinal cord neurons, evoked by electrical stimulation of small pain fibers. In this paper, we introduce a computational model on wind-up of large (Abeta) fibers, considering three major mechanisms of wind-up: 1) a(More)
Magnetic localization has been used in a variety of applications, including the medical field. Small magnetic tracers are often modeled as dipoles and localization has been achieved by solving well-defined dipole equations. However, in practice, the precise calculation of the tracer location not only depends on solving the highly nonlinear dipole equations(More)
The molecular mechanisms underlying the temporal plasticity (temporal tuning) of cortical cells remain controversial. Experimental observations indicate that the neuronal responses at the primary auditory cortex are affected by behavioral learning. In this paper, we present a minimal feed-forward model of the primary auditory cortex, based on the dynamic(More)