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This article describes mobile virtual healthcare communities as a solution for meeting cancer patients' needs for information and interaction. After a short introduction into the German healthcare system and its potential starting points for virtual communities, the authors focus on cancer patients. They analyse their situation through field studies and(More)
The paper describes empirical findings about Chief Information Officers (CIO's) in Germany. Firstly the CIO concept in general is reviewed in brief and other surveys found in the literature are presented. Afterwards study results of the position of the CIO in Germany based on empirical data of an online questionnaire in a German online magazine for CIO's(More)
Two experiments using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) were undertaken to investigate facilitatory effects of thinking about a specific movement without voluntary discharges on motor-evoked potentials (MEP). First, surface electromyographic (EMG) responses from the abductor pollicis brevis were recorded with maximal stimulator output in the three(More)
Mother-infant interaction was observed in Long-Evans and Fischer 344 rats after fostering within or across strains. Interactions immediately following introduction of foster pups to the cage as well as undisturbed interactions with resident litters were examined. Some differences were related to alien status, some to strain of pups, and others to strain of(More)
In this paper we describe mobile virtual healthcare communities as a solution for meeting cancer patients information and interaction needs. After an introduction into the healthcare system and its potential starting points for virtual communities, we focus on cancer patients. We analyse their situation through field studies and identify information and(More)
We investigated the effects of voluntary contraction on peripheral conduction time in response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain in 10 normal subjects. We obtained surface recordings of compound muscle action potentials (CMAP) from the abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADM) and nerve action potentials (NAP) from the ulnar nerve, at rest(More)
The regulatory mechanism for the interaction of agonist and antagonist muscles is not still clear. In these studies we investigated reciprocal inhibition during voluntary contraction and thinking about movement by using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and the H reflex technique. Magnetic stimuli, with intensities 10% above threshold, were delivered(More)
In this paper we describe mobile virtual healthcare communities as a solution for meeting cancer patients needs for information and interaction. After a short introduction into the German healthcare system and its potential starting points for virtual communities, we focus on cancer patients. We analyse their situation through field studies and identify(More)
In this paper we describe mobile virtual healthcare communities as a solution for meeting cancer patients information and interaction needs 1. After an introduction into the healthcare system and its potential starting points for virtual communities we focus on cancer patients. We analyse their situation through field studies and identify information and(More)