Katsuhiko Nakagawa

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Real time object tracking method on video sequence is important technology for robot vision, security systems using visual information, etc. We propose an object tracking algorithm using particle swarm optimization (PSO) technique, which is an optimization method inspired by swarm behaviors. In PSO algorithm, each particle (individual) belonging to the(More)
Medical expense has grown rapidly in Japan. It could be caused by the increase of the patient number and the increase of medical expense per patient. We studied the latter factor on drug expenditure from 1996 to 2002 using the prescription data stored in the data warehouse of one hospital. We found that the drug expenditure per patient had increased 1.32(More)
The soccer athlete has a greater incidence of overuse and acute knee injuries and as a consequence is at most risk for chondropenia and osteoarthritis. Chondropenia conceptually defines the complex nature of the multivariable processes over time including acute and chronic injury, modulators and the aging process. The role of the Sports Medicine team is to(More)
To share healthcare information and to promote cooperation among healthcare providers and customers (patients) under computerized network environment, a non-profit organization (NPO), named as OCHIS, was established at Osaka, Japan in 2003. Since security and confidentiality issues on the Internet have been major concerns in the OCHIS, the system has been(More)
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