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  • Edward B Curtis, James A Morrow, Sara A Beavers, Thaddeus J Edens, Jeffrey E Eldridge, Troy B Holly +93 others
  • 2014
Preface This book is the result of an accumulation of work done by the authors and their students over the past twelve years. In each of the years listed, 8-10 students were brought to the University of Washington for a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program, supported by a REU Grant from the NSF. We want to thank the NSF for its(More)
With the increasing complexity of humanoid mechanisms and their desired capabilities, there is a pressing need for a generalized framework where a desired whole-body motion behavior can be easily specified and controlled. Our hypothesis is that human motion results from simultaneously performing multiple objectives in a hierarchical manner, and we have(More)
We present a new muscle effort criteria for predicting physiologically accurate upper limb motion in human subjects based on skeletal kine-matics, muscle routing kinematics, and muscle strength characteristics. The new criteria properly accounts for the cross-joint coupling associated with the routing kinematics of multi-articular muscles. We also employ a(More)
A task-level control framework is proposed for providing feedback control in the simulation of goal-directed human motion. An operational space approach, adapted from the field of robotics, is used for this purpose. This approach is augmented by a significant new extension directed at addressing the control of muscle-driven systems. Task/posture(More)
We introduce a technique that, given any text input system A and novice user u, will predict the peak expert input speed of u on A, avoiding the costly process of actually training u to expert level. Here, peak refers to periods of ideal performance , free from hesitation, or concentration lapse and expert refers to asymp-totic competence (e.g., touch(More)
Personal health care applications on mobile devices allow patients to enhance their health via reminders, monitoring and feedback to health care providers. Engineering such applications is challenging with a need for health care plan meta-models, per-patient instantiation of care plans, and development and deployment of supporting web and mobile device(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products is concerning. We examined the potential toxic effects when inhaled in Brown-Norway (BN) rats with a pre-inflammatory state compared to Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. METHODS We determined the effect of AgNPs generated from a spark generator (mass concentration: 600-800(More)
  • Karlie Jones, Angela Ballesteros, Margaret Mentink-Kane, James Warren, Shemona Rattila, Harry Malech +2 others
  • 2016
The pregnancy-specific glycoproteins (PSGs) are a family of proteins secreted by the syncytiotrophoblast of the placenta and are the most abundant trophoblastic proteins in maternal blood during the third trimester. The human PSG family consists of 10 protein-coding genes, some of which have a possible role in maintaining maternal immune tolerance to the(More)