Nicolas J. Dedual

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Organ motion is problematic when employing radiation therapy to treat certain types of cancers. Motion problems are commonly encountered when treating lung, thorasic, and liver cancers, since patients breathe during treatment. To begin to address this issue, clinical researchers in the Radiation Physics Division at Massachusetts General Hospital have(More)
—As haptic interfaces become more prevalent in the computing world, it is necessary to understand how the somatosensory system could be used in designing novel haptic interfaces. This paper provides a brief summary of the somatosensory system,: its function, sensory receptors and how it processes different stimuli. We also provide a summary of current(More)
In typical urban planning and design scenarios, good collaboration between implicated participants is fundamental but not necessarily easy to achieve. This can be due to a variety of factors ranging from the different backgrounds of the people involved to the complexity of the tools used by the experts. Furthermore, the collaborative aspect of urban(More)
This paper describes how echo state networks (ESN) can be used in conjunction with minimum average correlation energy (MACE) filters in order to create a system that can identify spikes in neural recordings. Various experiments using real-world data were used to compare the performance of the ESN-MACE against threshold and matched filter detectors to(More)
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