Neil J. McDonald

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This paper describes a wireless multi-channel system for zero-prep electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements in operational settings. The EEG sensors are based upon a novel hybrid (capacitive/resistive) bioelectrode technology that requires no modification to the skin's outer layer. High impedance techniques developed for QUASAR's capacitive electrocardiogram(More)
This paper describes a compact, lightweight and ultra-low power ambulatory wireless EEG system based upon QUASAR's innovative noninvasive bioelectric sensor technologies. The sensors operate through hair without skin preparation or conductive gels. Mechanical isolation built into the harness permits the recording of high quality EEG data during ambulation.(More)
The Cognitive State Assessment Competition 2011 was organized by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to compare the performance of real-time cognitive state classification software. This paper presents results for QUASAR's data classification module, QStates, which is a software package for real-time (and off-line) analysis of physiologic data(More)
The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life allows individuals to nominate the domains they consider most important to their quality of life and to use their own value system when describing the functional status and relative importance of those domains. The weights for domain importance are derived through a procedure called judgement(More)
The purpose of this in vitro study was to determine if there is a difference in microleakage between facial and lingual enamel and cementum using two different evaluation techniques. Class 5 preparations were made in 50 teeth on the facial and lingual tooth surfaces and restored using dentin bonding and composite resin. The teeth were thermocycled, silver(More)
We report the results of an experiment designed to construct and test a robust multimodal system for automatic classification of cognitive overload. With the assistance of The Scripps Research Institute, twenty-two experienced gamers performed a first-person shooter combat simulation while multiple biosignals and performance were recorded. Signals included(More)
PURPOSE Neonatal seizures are a common neurologic diagnosis in neonatal intensive care units, occurring in approximately 14,000 newborns annually in the United States. Although the only reliable means of detecting and treating neonatal seizures is with an electroencephalography (EEG) recording, many neonates do not receive an EEG or experience delays in(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate, using microcomputed tomography (µCT), the frequency of conjoined mesial canals in first and second mandibular molars with a single distal canal. Mandibular first (n = 114) and second molars (n = 114) with mature apices were randomly selected from a pool of extracted teeth. The specimens were decoronated to establish(More)
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