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A thought translation device (TTD) for brain-computer communication is described. Three patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), with total motor paralysis, were trained for several months. In order to enable such patients to communicate without any motor activity, a technique was developed where subjects learn to control their slow(More)
In 15 healthy and 20 hemiparetic persons we studied standing-up by two force-plates. Phases before and after the seat-off, force distribution and centre of gravity displacement were assessed. The patients rose significantly slower. The force ratios after seat-off differed significantly between the groups (0.88 vs 0.68). Left/right hemiparetic patients put(More)
The objective of the study was to document the sit-to-stand of 35 moderately affected hemiparetic patients before and after a 4-week inpatient rehabilitation programme and to investigate the influence of the side of hemiparesis and impaired proprioception on its outcome. The therapists trained the patients to distribute equal weight on both legs and to(More)
Quantum cryptography is a new method for secret communications offering the ultimate security assurance of the inviolability of a Law of Nature. In this paper we shall describe the theory of quantum cryptography, its potential relevance and the development of a prototype system at Los Alamos, which utilises the phenomenon of single-photon interference to(More)
The influence of rhythmic music on gait symmetry was investigated in 12 healthy subjects and 12 stroke patients with mild leg paresis walking on the treadmill. For the measurement, new insoles containing air-filled chambers developed by W.O.M were used. Symmetry deviation was determined as the mean signless difference between left and right swing phases of(More)
Exhaustive exercise can cause a transient depression of immune function. Data indicate significant effects of immune activation cascades on the biochemistry of monoamines and amino acids such as tryptophan. Tryptophan can be metabolized through different pathways, a major route being the kynurenine pathway, which is often systemically up-regulated when the(More)
We describe an ultraviolet (uv) diode laser system for cooling trapped Yb(+) ions. Using four stages of thermoelectric cooling, 10 mW of light at 369.5 nm is obtained by cooling a 373.4-nm uv diode to approximately -20 degrees C. Frequency stabilization is provided by a diffraction grating mounted in the Littrow configuration which allows for a mode-hop(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged intense exercise has been associated with transient suppression of immune function and an increased risk of infections. In this context, the catabolism of amino acid tryptophan via kynurenine may play an important role. The present study examined the effect of a probiotic supplement on the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections(More)