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For 13 subjects the performance of drop jumps from a height of 40 cm (DJ) and of countermovement jumps (CMJ) was analysed and compared. From force plate and cine data biomechanical variables including forces, moments, power output and amount of work done were calculated for hip, knee and ankle joints. In addition, electromyograms were recorded from five(More)
This paper presents a novel method for the coordinated selection and positioning of groups of active-vision cameras for the autonomous surveillance of an object-of-interest as it travels through a multi-object workspace with an a priori unknown trajectory. Different approaches have been previously proposed to address the problem of sensor selection and(More)
Verbal dichotic listening tests were administered to 477 normal, right-handed adults in five consecutive experiments. None of the five separate analyses yielded a significant sex difference in degree of ear asymmetry, nor was a significant difference found when data were pooled. Supplemental analyses provided some evidence of a sex difference among subjects(More)
Modeling studies examining the effect of lakes on regional and global climate, as well as studies on the influence of climate variability and change on aquatic ecosystems, are surveyed. Fully coupled atmosphere–land surface–lake climate models that could be used for both of these types of study simultaneously do not presently exist, though there are many(More)
Dichotic digit names were presented to normal right-handed adults in two experiments, the first of which used a standard free report procedure and the second of which used a signal detection procedure. Prior to each test, a priming bias was generated by having subjects monitor either the left or right ear for 30 selective listening trials. The expected(More)
Despite advances in non-invasive medical imaging, accurate nodal staging of malignancy continues to rely on surgery. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) with lymphotropic qualities have shown some promise as contrast agents for MRI of the lymph nodes, but recent large-scale studies failed to show consistent detection of tumours below 5 mm.(More)
This paper develops a real-world, real-time sensing-system reconfiguration framework for time-varying geometry (TVG) object action recognition. Currently, a method specifically tailored for sensing such objects, especially humans, does not exist. A 10-level superscalar pipeline structure is proposed to address real-time concerns. Carefully designed(More)
This paper presents a novel, agent-based sensing-system reconfiguration methodology for the recognition of time-varying-geometry targets (objects or subjects). A multi-camera active-vision system is used to improve form-recognition performance by selecting near-optimal viewpoints along a prediction time horizon. The proposed method seeks to maximize the(More)