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We examined whether an additive treatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker, olmesartan, reduces the mortality and morbidity in hypertensive patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, β-blockers, or both. In this prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint study, a total of 1147(More)
Muscle fatigue is commonly associated with the musculoskeletal disorder problem. Previously, various techniques were proposed to index the muscle fatigue from electromyography signal. However, quantitative measurement is still difficult to achieve. This study aimed at proposing a method to estimate the degree of muscle fatigue quantitatively. A fatigue(More)
Static and dynamic handgrip experiments are performed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of utilizing frequency-band wavelet analysis in measuring force and muscle fatigue simultaneously. SEMG signals are recorded from flexor muscle and analyzed using continuous wavelet transform (CWT). The wavelet coefficients are grouped into high frequency (65Hz -(More)
The importance of integrating different disciplines of information science and technology is growing for the realization of an information system which works robustly in the real world. Such a system should be achieved by integrating different disciplines, since it is difficult to cover all areas in information science and technology by only one person or(More)
This paper proposes a flexible assembly system that manages production by negotiating with autonomous manufacturing devices. With this mechanism, physical layout of the system is independent of the type of products to be assembled, and the system can asynchronously process multiple parallel production tasks. This system also supports Plug & Produce; a(More)
Many researchers have focused on transferring human skills to robots by extracting those skills into the machine- understandable models. It is an important step towards creating an intelligent robot in a cooperative environment. These models not only can be employed to transfer human control strategy to robots, but also can be used to improve the new(More)