Chih-Fang Huang

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BACKGROUND Many patients with advanced cancer will develop physical and psychological symptoms related to their disease. These symptoms are infrequently treated by conventional care. Palliative care programs have been developed to fill this gap in care. However, there are limited beds in hospice units. To allow more terminal cancer patients to receive care(More)
BACKGROUND Seizures are important neurological complications of ischemic stroke. There is a need to further clarify the risk factors of seizures following ischemic stroke and predict those who will require treatment. METHODS One hundred and forty-three (143) first-time ischemic stroke patients were enrolled in this one-year (2002) retrospective study.(More)
The classical Chinese poetry is a remarkable form of art in traditional Chinese character. However, it is difficult for people who are unfamiliar with ancient Chinese to experience the artistic content of the poetry. In this study, a sonification scheme, Tx2Ms (Text-to-Music), is proposed to extract the poetry features between lines in verses; moreover,(More)
Wu Xing is an ancient mysterious Chinese philosophy applied to many fields. The Music Emotion Classification (MEC) refers to the music cognition of mind with the categorized emotion result mapping to music parameters. Many researchers focused the topic on the MEC with theory and experiment development in the past decades. This chapter mainly discusses the(More)
This paper proposes sounds analysis and a synthesis model for the Chinese plucked string instrument called the pipa, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over 2000 years of history. The pipa comprises four strings with 30 frets and individual pear-shaped body so that it can offer a wide chromatic scale around 3.5 octaves and many kinds of(More)
" Hopscotch " is a worldwide game for children to play since the times in the ancient Roman Empire and China. Here we present a study mainly focused on the research and discussion of the application on the children's well-know edutainment via the physical interactive design to provide the sensing of the times for the conventional hopscotch, which is a new(More)