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Independent component analysis (ICA) has been successfully employed in the study of single-trial evoked potentials (EPs). In this paper, we present an iterative temporal ICA methodology that processes multielectrode single-trial EPs, one channel at a time, in contrast to most existing methodologies which are spatial and analyze EPs from all recording(More)
Dung's abstract argumentation frameworks has been object of intense study not just for its relationship with logical reasoning but also for its uses within artificial intelligence. One research branch in abstract argumentation has focused on finding new methods for computing its different semantics. We present a novel method, to the best of our knowledge,(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngo-pharyngeal mechano-sensitivity (LPMS) is involved in dysphagia, sleep apnea, stroke, irritable larynx syndrome and cough hypersensitivity syndrome among other disorders. These conditions are associated with a wide range of airway reflex abnormalities. However, the current device for exploring LPMS is limited because it assesses only the(More)
Valid fish species identification is essential for biodiversity conservation and fisheries management. Here, we provide a sequence reference library based on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for a valid identification of 79 freshwater fish species from the Lower Paraná River. Neighbour-joining analysis based on K2P genetic distances formed(More)
Capacitive De-Ionization (CDI) is becoming a suitable alternative for desalination. The low cost of the materials required and its reduced energy consumption can be critical factors for developing this technique. CDI technology does not require a high-pressure system and the energy storage capability of CDI cells allows it to be reused in other CDI cells,(More)
In order to improve dexterity and tactile feedback during grasping in laparoscopic surgery, a pressure-sensing, ergonomic laparoscopic grasper with parallel motion grasper jaws has been designed, prototyped, and tested to provide surgeons with a safer and more user-friendly instrument than what is currently available. Parallel motion grasping creates a(More)
A new set of features for robust change detection is proposed. These features are obtained from a transformation of the thresholded intensity difference image. Their performance is tested on two video sequences acquired in a human-machine interaction scenario under very different illumination conditions. Several performance measures are computed and a(More)
Electronic traps in a circularly polarized microwave field and a static Lunisolar perturbations are the most important mechanism delivering major Earth-orbiting objects into the upper atmosphere. Resonant lunisolar effects become the most interesting subject as far as the satellites lifetime is considered. Resonances of the mean motion type are not possible(More)
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