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CONTEXT Blood type and crossmatch incompatibility will exclude at least one third of patients in need from receiving a live donor kidney transplant. Kidney paired donation (KPD) offers incompatible donor/recipient pairs the opportunity to match for compatible transplants. Despite its increasing popularity, very few transplants have resulted from KPD. (More)
In human motion control applications, the mapping between a control specification and an appropriate target motion often defies an explicit encoding. We present a method that allows such a mapping to be defined by example, given that the control specification is recorded motion. Our method begins by building a database of semantically meaningful instances(More)
Understanding how humans assist each other in haptic interaction teams could lead to improved robotic aids to solo human dextrous manipulation. Inspired by experiments reported in Reed et al. (2004), which suggested two-person haptically interacting teams could achieve a lower movement time (MT) than individuals for discrete aiming movements of specified(More)
In kidney paired donation (KPD), incompatible pairs exchange kidneys so that each recipient receives a compatible organ. This modality is underutilized partly because of the difficulty of finding a suitable match among incompatible pairs. Alternatively, recipients with compatible donors might enter KPD arrangements in order to be matched with a donor(More)
The inspiration for this study is the observation that swing dancing involves coordination of actions between two humans that can be accomplished by pure haptic signaling. This study implements a leader-follower dance to be executed between a human and a PHANToM haptic device. The data demonstrate that the participants' understanding of the motion as a(More)
Options for utilizing live donor kidneys from those who are blood type incompatible or crossmatch positive with their intended recipients include kidney paired donation (KPD), list paired donation (LPD) and desensitization. KPD provides live donor kidneys for both recipients but requires a match to another incompatible pair, while LPD utilizes the deceased(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a lead and follow dance to be performed with a human follower and PHANToM leader, or executed by two humans via two PHANToMs, reciprocally linked. In some contexts, such as teaching calligraphic character writing, haptic-only communication of information has demonstrated limited effectiveness. This(More)