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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to estimate the willingness of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to accept life-threatening adverse event risks in exchange for improvements in their MS related health outcomes. METHODS MS patients completed a survey questionnaire that included a series of choice-format conjoint tradeoff tasks. Patients chose hypothetical(More)
The extremely high cost of custom ASIC fabrication makes FPGAs an attractive alternative for deployment of custom hardware. Embedded systems based on reconfigurable hardware integrate many functions onto a single device. Since embedded designers often have no choice but to use soft IP cores obtained from third parties, the cores operate at different trust(More)
A b s t r a c t Pre-corrected FFT algorithms are shown to be a memory-efficient alternative to fast mul-tipole algorithms for performing potential calculations associated with capacitance extraction of realistic 3-D engineering examples. The pre-corrected FFT method can be easily generalized to use the Green functions arising from analysis of conductors in(More)
† The work described in this report has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities through the IST program under contract IST-1999-12324. The information in this document is provided as is, and no warranty is given or implied that the information is fit for any particular purpose. The user thereof uses the information at its sole risk and(More)
In developing a new approach to simulating muscles in creatures, we immediately ran into a familiar roadblock. Placing muscles by hand on each creature was too time consuming and expensive to be considered on all but the most hero creatures. We developed an approach that derived the positions needed for rigging and deformations from the geometry, as opposed(More)
Software management problems? In this session presenters will discuss and demonstrate how Pima Community College (PCC) reigned in control of the software on 5,550 desktop and portable computers located over six campuses, two district offices, and nine center locations.To combat the lack of software standards and perceived legality issues, PCC developed a(More)