Shane D. Pinder

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The aim of this study was to see how effective ultrasound-guided needle biopsy was at detecting lymph node involvement in patients with early breast cancer. Patients with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer underwent axillary ultrasound (US) where lymph node size and morphology were noted. A core biopsy (CB) was undertaken of any node greater than 5 mm(More)
The primary purpose of this paper was to provide insight into the effect of different training methods on sprinting time in male youth aged 8-18 years. Specific and nonspecific training methods were identified, the participants of the five teen studies categorized into pre, mid- and postpeak height velocity and effect sizes and percent changes calculated(More)
PURPOSE Individuals with visual impairment have difficulty detecting obstacles that are above waist height. A prototype device was developed to allow individuals to hear ultrasound reflections off environmental obstacles. The purpose of this research was to evaluate novices' ability to evaluate distance and pass through apertures using this device. METHOD(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the inter-session reliability of force-velocity-power profiling and estimated maximal strength in youth. Thirty-six males (11-15 years old) performed a ballistic supine leg press test at five randomized loads (80%, 100%, 120%, 140%, and 160% body mass) on three separate occasions. Peak and mean force, power,(More)
This paper discusses the development of a prototype design of an auditory interface for the visually impaired based on the work domain analysis of ecological interface design. Secondary mobility devices have been developed to increase preview distances in addition to a long cane, but these have gained limited acceptance. These devices lack an easily(More)
Individuals with visual impairments must rely on information from their other senses to provide them with obstacle preview. Although the long cane has become the most common primary device for detecting obstacles on the ground, other systems have gained acceptance by cane users who already have a high degree of travel ability as secondary mobility devices(More)
The authors have developed Navigation and Electro/Optic Sensor Integration Technology (NEOSIT) that operates by using video navigation updates (VUPTs) to maintain inertial navigation solution accuracy during GPS dropout periods. The navigation updates are provided from object reference models downloaded pre-mission. These can include features such as(More)
PURPOSE A prototype device was developed to allow individuals to hear ultrasound reflections off environmental obstacles. Previous studies have shown that this device allows for better distance judgement than audition and allows for effective passage through the centreline of apertures. The purpose of this research was to evaluate audification as a method(More)
Human-computer interfaces for mobility devices to aid visually impaired individuals are deficient in the ease of use of systems. This paper examines the techniques used by blind individuals to spatialize naturally in their environments and seeks to explore the possibility of providing the same information in a manner that may be otherwise more socially(More)
The purpose of an aircraft Takeoff Performance Monitoring System (TOPMS) is to provide to the pilot information pertaining to the level of safety with which a takeoff is proceeding. The authors have developed a theoretical dynamic model to investigate the feasibility of using an observer system during the roll and takeoff phases of aircraft operation to(More)
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