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Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease very widespread into population. It is characterized by a thickening of the arterial walls, which affects blood flow. The intima-media thickness (IMT) has emerged as a reliable early indicator of this pathology.
Artificial muscles are formed by attaching a conducting polymeric film to a non-conducting one. The flow of an electric current produces a macroscopic bending movement on the muscle. A good characterization of both, motion rate and energy of curvature, is required for improving the efficiency of these devices. In this paper, a two-cam stereo vision system… (More)
Artificial muscles are formed by attaching a conducting poly-meric film to a non-conducting one. Applying an electrical current on the muscle. a macroscopic bending movement appears on it. Study of curvature variations and related parameters , such as speed of motion or energy of curvature, is necessary for improving the efficiency of these devices. In a… (More)
In this paper, an implementation of the Region Competition algorithm for segmenting stereoscopic video sequences is shown. This algorithm is an essential task in the method in order to obtain a 3D characterization of artificial muscles. Image sequences are acquired by a two-cam computer vision system. Optimal and efficient segmentation of these images is… (More)
This paper presents the formulation and implementation of multidimensional deformable models in the frequency domain. The models are defined by finite element discretization, using B-splines as shape function. The frequency-based formulation allows us to obtain an efficient iterative system in matrix form, suitable for models of any dimension. The aim of… (More)