Enrique J. Fernandez-Sanchez

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Background subtraction is considered the first processing stage in video surveillance systems, and consists of determining objects in movement in a scene captured by a static camera. It is an intensive task with a high computational cost. This work proposes an embedded novel architecture on FPGA which is able to extract the background on resource-limited(More)
Object detection and tracking are main tasks in video surveillance systems. Extracting the background is an intensive task with high computational cost. This work proposes a hardware computing engine to perform background subtraction on low-cost field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), focused on resource-limited environments. Our approach is based on the(More)
The glycine transporter GLYT1 regulates both glycinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission by controlling the reuptake of glycine at synapses. Trafficking of GLYT1 to and from the cell surface is critical for its function. Activation of PKC down-regulates the activity of GLYT1 through a mechanism that has so far remained uncharacterized. Here we show that(More)
We have studied the involvement of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) glycine site and the strychnine-sensitive glycine receptor (GlyR) in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (VL-PAG) on nociceptive behavior (tail flick) and pain-related changes on neuronal activity in the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM). Glycine or D-serine increased the(More)
The GLYT1 (glycine transporter-1) regulates both glycinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission by controlling the reuptake of glycine at synapses. Trafficking to the cell surface of GLYT1 is critical for its function. In the present paper, by using mutational analysis of the GLYT1 C-terminal domain, we identified the evolutionarily conserved motif(More)
Hyperekplexia or startle disease is characterized by an exaggerated startle response, evoked by tactile or auditory stimuli, producing hypertonia and apnea episodes. Although rare, this orphan disorder can have serious consequences, including sudden infant death. Dominant and recessive mutations in the human glycine receptor (GlyR) α1 gene (GLRA1) are the(More)
Depth information has been used in computer vision for a wide variety of tasks. Since active range sensors are currently available at low cost, high-quality depth maps can be used as relevant input for many applications. Background subtraction and video segmentation algorithms can be improved by fusing depth and color inputs, which are complementary and(More)
Glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) is the main glutamate transporter in the central nervous system, and its concentration severely decreases in neurodegenerative diseases. The number of transporters in the plasma membrane reflects the balance between their insertion and removal, and it has been reported that the regulated endocytosis of GLT-1 depends on its(More)
Background subtraction consists of segmenting objects in movement in a video captured by a static camera. This is typically performed using color information, but it leads to wrong estimations due to perspective and illumination issues. We show that multimodal approaches based on the integrated use of color and depth cues produce more accurate and robust(More)
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