Stephen C. Crampton

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Using data collected with thermal imaging technology, we found a major reduction in population estimates of colony size in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) from 54 million, obtained in 1957 without this technology, to 4 million in 6 major cave colonies in the southwestern United States. The 1957 census was based on human visual(More)
Between 1985 and 2000, 8 out of every 10 new entrants to the work force will be minorities, immigrants, or women. If the U.S. health care industry has to retain a competitive edge, it will have to effectively attract and manage the diverse talent that will characterize its new work force. This article analyzes the authors' cultural awareness survey results(More)
Finger Counter is a simple and universal human-computer interface. Using a webcam, it interprets specific hand gestures as input to a computer system in real time. Finger Counter employs two novel computer-vision techniques: (1) a background-differencing method adaptive to changing lighting conditions and camera movement and (2) a new procedure to analyze(More)
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