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Independent groups of subjects (n = 12) attempted to identify individual digits 0-9 using active or passive touch with a vibrotactile display (Optacon II). Repeated measures were taken on the hand factor. Number recognition was superior with active touch and with the left hand.
Military personnel need better ways to communicate in hostile, noisy, silence-mandated, and/or extreme environments. Typing on a keyboard is difficult and impractical while wearing comprehensive protective clothing. Wireless data gloves were researched and developed to transmit and receive ASCII code and other signals as hand gestures. Two categories of… (More)
This paper presents concepts, content, status, applications and challenges of chat as used in the military context of secure net-centric command and control. It describes the importance of chat as it contributes to situation assessment and the common operating picture, which presents current collective knowledge of the battle space. The paper discusses… (More)
A six-year-old girl presented with gradual loss of vision in the left eye a year after sustaining a lightning strike while in her home. Examination revealed healed burns to her cheek, left arm, and right leg and a dense left cataract. There was no evidence of other ocular sequelae, and her right eye was normal. Cataract surgery and lens implantation were… (More)
This position paper describes a vision of how Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) situation awareness and threat assessment ,  can benefit from the use of Gesture-Directed Sensor-Information Fusion (GDSIF). It describes a concept of operations for the war fighter’s use of electronic wireless-communication gloves (eGloves) to… (More)
PURPOSE To present two cases of the rare entity of bilateral superior keratoconus and to review the literature regarding presentation and clinical findings. METHODS Case report based on chart review. RESULTS Two patients presented to our corneal service with clinical and topographical features of superior keratoconus. CONCLUSION The unusual clinical… (More)
Between June 1984 and January 1986, 155 carotid endarterectomies were performed with routine shunting. Serial duplex scanning was performed during an 18-month period on 124 vessels. The results of this duplex scan review revealed the following data: A normal scan was obtained in 87/124 (70.1%). Recurrent stenosis was identified in 35/124 (28.1%), and an… (More)