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Hand gesture recognition utilizing image processing relies upon recognition through markers or hand extraction by colors, and therefore is heavily restricted by the colors of clothes or skin. We propose a method to recognize band gestures extracted from images with a complex background for a more natural interface in HCI (human computer interaction). The(More)
Copyright q 2012 Jongshill Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We propose a new method for personal identification using the derived vectorcardiogram dVCG, which is(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate how the interrelationships between low-frequency oscillations (LFOs) in the cerebral and systemic cardiovascular hemodynamic systems change with aging and systemic hemodynamic perturbation. Seventeen young adult (28.4±3.5years) and seventeen elderly subjects (69.4±8.7years) underwent continuous measurements of(More)
OBJECTIVES Validation of blood pressure measurement devices is always difficult because the gold standard method depends on the observer's manual assessment. To improve the assessment algorithm in automatic blood pressure measurement devices, knowing the reference blood pressure values and analyzing various data are always necessary. A digital system to(More)
Baroreflex sensitivity is defined as the pulse interval variations with the systolic blood pressure changes. It is known to have the information about autonomic nervous system to regulate the blood pressure and pulse intervals. Pulse arrival time, the time difference between R peak from electrocardiography and the steepest ascending point of pulse waveform,(More)
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) can be underestimated and can also increase mortality rates. The monitoring devices used to detect GTCS events in daily life are very helpful for early intervention and precise estimation of seizure events. Several studies have introduced methods for GTCS detection using an accelerometer (ACM), electromyography, or(More)
The purpose of the study is to analyse how the standard of resting metabolic rate (RMR) affects estimation of the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) using an accelerometer. In order to investigate the effect on estimation according to intensity of activity, comparisons were conducted between the 3.5 ml O2 · kg-1 · min-1 and individually measured resting VO2(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Cricoid pressure may negatively affect laryngeal view and compromise airway patency, according to previous studies of direct laryngoscopy, endoscopy, and radiologic imaging. In this study, we assess the effect of cricoid pressure on laryngeal view with a video laryngoscope, the Pentax-AWS. METHODS This cross-sectional survey involved 50(More)
OBJECTIVES This study describes the development of a new digital sphygmocorder (DS-II), which allows the digital recording and playback of the Korotkoff sounds, together with cuff pressure waveform, and its performance in a pilot validation study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A condenser microphone and stethoscope head detect Korotkoff sounds and an electronic(More)
We propose a new mathematical framework for estimating pulse arrival time PAT . Existing methods of estimating PAT rely on local characteristic points or global parametric models: local characteristic point methods detect points such as foot points, max points, or max slope points, while global parametric methods fit a parametric form to the anacrotic phase(More)