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Exploiting the use-dependent plasticity of our neuromuscular system, neuro-rehabilitation therapies are devised to help patients that suffer from injuries or diseases in this system, such as those caused by brain damage before or during birth or in the first years of life (e.g. due to cerebral palsy or obstetric brachial plexus palsy). These therapies take(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether three-dimensional (3D) printed models can be used to improve interventional simulation and planning in patients with aortic arch hypoplasia. BACKGROUND Stenting of a hypoplastic transverse arch is technically challenging, and complications such as stent migration and partial obstruction of the origin of the head and neck(More)
PURPOSE To explore the use of three-dimensional patient-specific cardiovascular models using rapid prototyping techniques (fused deposition modelling) to improve surgical planning in patients with complex congenital heart disease. DESCRIPTION Rapid prototyping techniques are used to print accurate three-dimensional replicas of patients' cardiovascular(More)
An innovative algorithm has been developed for the segmentation of retroperitoneal tumors in 3D radiological images. This algorithm makes it possible for radiation oncologists and surgeons semiautomatically to select tumors for possible future radiation treatment and surgery. It is based on continuous convex relaxation methodology, the main novelty being(More)
Memory rehabilitation and training is an important activity for patients with Acquired Brain Damage, including Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke) and Traumatic Brain Injury patients. Although many interactive web-based and computer applications have been developed, the use of mobile devices apps has not been sufficiently studied from the point of view of(More)
Traditional methods of rehabilitation require continuous attention of therapists during the therapy sessions. This is a hard and expensive task in terms of time and effort. In many cases, the therapeutic objectives cannot be achieved due to the overwork or the difficulty for therapists to plan accurate sessions according to the medical criteria. For this(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to validate a virtual reality software for the recording of anthropometric measurements as a first step towards matching donors with recipients in the preoperative planning process which precedes the harvest of a facial allograft. METHODS Anthropometric measurements of both soft and bone tissue were recorded in 5(More)
The use of social media has become commonplace in society. Consequently, many people living with chronic conditions are turning to social media applications to support self-management. This paper presents a formative non-exhaustive review of research literature regarding the role of social media for diabetes type II empowerment. In our review, we identified(More)