Chia-Wei Wang

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BACKGROUND Proprioception can be affected by many factors such as age, gender, injury, disease, exercise, and fatigue. To date, the mechanisms or pathways by which fatigue influences proprioception have not been elucidated. Generally, it is accepted that local muscular effects occurred during fatigue state may negatively affect proprioception. Research has(More)
Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons degenerate in diabetic neuropathy (DN) and exhibit mitochondrial damage. We studied mitochondria of cultured DRG neurons exposed to high glucose as an in vitro model of DN. High glucose sequentially increases the expression, activation and localization of the pro-apoptotic proteins Bim and Bax and the mitochondrial fission(More)
We propose a unified framework which combines a novel color representation, i.e. spatial color descriptors, and a post-refinement process to detect various types of shot boundaries, including abrupt shot changes, flashlights, dissolves, fade-ins and fade-outs. The spatial color descriptor involving color adjacency and color vector angle histograms(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel method for performing high-level narrative structure extraction of films. Our objective is to utilize the knowledge of film production for analyzing and extracting the structure of films. This is achieved by combining visual and aural cues on the basis of cinematic principles. An aesthetic model is developed to integrate(More)
To enrich the viewing experience of baseball games and provide some clues for enhancing pitcher's performance, we propose a Kalman filter-based approach to track ball trajectory from single-view pitching sequences. Without setting extraordinary equipments in stadiums or other sensing instruments, this approach robustly extracts ball trajectory for pitching(More)
This paper proposes a resonant electric cradle design with infant cries recognition, employing an Arduino UNO as the core processor. For most commercially available electric cradles, the drive motor is closely combined with the bearing on the top, resulting in a lot of energy consumption. In this proposal, a ball bearing design was adopted and the driving(More)
This letter reports experimental work involving use of an in-plane electric field to induce morphological patterns in a thin polymer film. The film was first spin coated onto a glass wafer. Then, it was heated to above its glass transition temperature to achieve mobility in the fluid. An in-plane electric field was applied using two parallel electrodes,(More)
Here we describe a technique for imaging of the outer contours of the mitochondrial membrane using atomic force microscopy, subsequent to or during a toxic or metabolic challenge. Pore formation in both glucose-challenged and 1,3-dinitrobenzene (DNB)-challenged mitochondria was observed using this technique. Our approach enables quantification of individual(More)
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a common method for assessing body composition in research and clinical trials. BIA is convenient but when compared with other reference methods, the results have been inconclusive. The level of obesity degree in subjects is considered to be an important factor affecting the accuracy of the measurements. A total of(More)