Paul Frenger

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  • P Frenger
  • Biomedical sciences instrumentation
  • 1994
Improvements in technology have enabled creation of speech recognition hardware and software products which are easily affordable. This paper briefly reviews these techniques and describes several commercially available products which utilize them. Both speaker-dependent and speaker-independent techniques are included. The author concludes by describing a(More)
Programmable, implantable and external biomedical devices (such as pacemakers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, pain management pumps, vagus nerve stimulators and others) may be vulnerable to unauthorized access, commonly referred to as “hacking”. This intrusion may lead to compromise of confidential patient data or loss of control of the device itself, which(More)
  • P Frenger
  • Biomedical sciences instrumentation
  • 2000
This paper describes a modular, extensible, open-systems design for a multiprocessor network which emulates the major functions of the human nervous system. Interchangeable hardware/software components, a socketed software bus with plug-and-play capability and self diagnostics are included. The computer hardware is based on IEEE P996.1 bus cards. Its(More)
  • P Frenger
  • Biomedical sciences instrumentation
  • 1991
This design allows generation of a wide range of waveforms from subaudio to ultrasonic directly via software. Waveforms may be calculated on the fly by suitable algorithms or produced from previously created lookup tables. The heart of the design is a fast 16-bit processor which directly executes the Forth programming language. A simple R/2R(More)
Six years ago in this journal we discussed the work of Arthur T. Murray, who endeavored to explore artificial intelligence using the Forth programming language [1]. His creation, which he called MIND.FORTH, was interesting in its ability to understand English sentences in the form: subject-verb-object. It also had the capacity to learn new things and to(More)
An unusual event occurred on February 12, 2001: a manmade satellite safely landed on the surface of a twentyone mile long hunk of space rock two hundred million miles from Earth. It then sent pictures back home to the deleriously happy engineers who had shot it into space five years earlier [1 ]. Forty-eight hours shy of Valentine's Day, the NEAR spacecraft(More)
The inspiration for this topic comes from HR4742, the “Space Exploration Act of 2002”, sponsored in the U.S. Congress by Representative Nick Lampson (D-Texas), with the assistance of many of his fellow Representatives and Senators as well. Congressman Lampson’s district includes NASA’s Johnson Space Center near Houston, the focus of many previous historic(More)
  • P Frenger
  • Biomedical sciences instrumentation
  • 1995
This paper describes a functional model of the human hand suitable for design and testing of various motion control systems. A five digit arrangement (four fingers with opposable thumb) with anthropomorphic joints is used which provide a physiologic range of motion from the phalanges through the wrist. These joints can be operated by various actuators (ie:(More)