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Computing the motions of several moving objects in image sequences involves simultaneous motion analysis and segmentation. This task can become complicated when image motion changes significantly between frames, as with camera vibrations. Such vibrations make tracking in longer sequences harder, as temporal motion constancy cannot be assumed. The problem(More)
ÐImage mosaicing is commonly used to increase the visual field of view by pasting together many images or video frames. Existing mosaicing methods are based on projecting all images onto a predetermined single manifold: A plane is commonly used for a camera translating sideways, a cylinder is used for a panning camera, and a sphere is used for a camera(More)
A method for computing the 3D camera motion (the ego-motion) in a static scene is described, where initially a detected 2D motion between two frames is used to align corresponding image regions. We prove that such a 2D registration removes all eeects of camera rotation, even for those image regions that remain misaligned. The resulting residual parallax(More)
Video mosaicing is commonly used to increase the eeective visual eld of view. Existing mosaicing methods are based on image alignment, and are eeective only in very limited cases. To overcome most restrictions, mosaicing is presented in this paper as a process of collecting strips. Strips which are perpendicular to the optical ow are cut out of the images,(More)
BACKGROUND Expression and phosphorylation of the cardiac Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger-1 (NCX-1) are up-regulated in heart failure (HF). We examined the effects of chronic cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) therapy on the expression and phosphorylation of NCX-1 and its regulators GATA-4 and FOG-2 in HF dogs. METHODS AND RESULTS Studies were performed in LV(More)
AIMS To analyze long-term efficacy and survival in patients with chronic heart failure treated with cardiac contractility modulation. METHODS 81 patients implanted with a CCM device between 2004 and 2012 were included in this retrospective analysis. Changes in NYHA class, ejection fraction (EF), Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire, NT-proBNP(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) has been shown to be effective in improving symptoms and cardiac function in heart failure (HF). However, there is limited data on the role of CCM on long-term survival, which was explored in the present study. METHODOLOGY Forty-one consecutive HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (EF)(More)