Peter Klein

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— This paper presents the design rationale for a new service robot, Care-O-bot 3 that is meant to operate as a companion robot in people's homes. Note, the emphasis in the paper is on the design of a companion robot as a product, not as a research prototype. The design is motivated from a multidisciplinary viewpoint and compared to other approaches in the(More)
BACKGROUND Echinacea has antiviral activity against influenza viruses in vitro and has traditionally been used for treatment of colds and flu. OBJECTIVES This randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, multicenter, controlled clinical trial compared a new echinacea formulation with the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir, the gold standard treatment for(More)
INTRODUCTION Respiratory tract infections are common, and these infections occur frequently in children, susceptible adults, and older persons. The risk for recurrences and complications relates not only to the presence of viruses but also to immune function. Therefore, modulation of the immune system and antiviral interventions such as echinacea might(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is a serious complication of endocrine surgery to the neck. Permanent lesions are still occurring in about one in a hundred, despite standardized surgical approach to the nerve and the availability of recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring. Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring is based on the visual or(More)