Stephen J. Preece

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Driven by the demands on healthcare resulting from the shift toward more sedentary lifestyles, considerable effort has been devoted to the monitoring and classification of human activity. In previous studies, various classification schemes and feature extraction methods have been used to identify different activities from a range of different datasets. In(More)
The interpretation of in vivo spectral reflectance measurements of the ocular fundus requires an accurate model of radiation transport within the eye. As well as considering the scattering and absorption processes, it is also necessary to account for appropriate histological variation. This variation results in experimentally measured spectra which vary,(More)
This paper presents a method for finding spectral filters that minimize the error associated with histological parameters characterizing normal skin tissue. These parameters can be recovered from digital images of the skin using a physics-based model of skin coloration. The relationship between the image data and histological parameter values is defined as(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the precise rocker shoe outsole design that will optimally reduce plantar pressure in people with diabetes. This study aimed to understand how peak plantar pressure is influenced by systematically varying three design features which characterise a curved rocker shoe: apex angle, apex position and rocker angle. METHODS A(More)
The interpretation of colour images is presented as an inverse problem in which a mapping is sought between image colour vectors and the physiological parameters characterizing a tissue. To ensure the necessary one-to-one correspondence between the image colours and the parameters, the mapping must be unique. This can be established through testing the sign(More)
This study evaluated the reproducibility of the angular rotations of the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, pelvis and lower extremity during running. In addition, the study compared kinematic reproducibility between two methods for calculating kinematic trajectories: a six degrees of freedom (6DOF) approach and a global optimisation (GO) approach. With the(More)
BACKGROUND Textile-based transducers are an emerging technology in which piezo-resistive properties of materials are used to measure an applied strain. By incorporating these sensors into a sock, this technology offers the potential to detect critical events during the stance phase of the gait cycle. This could prove useful in several applications, such as(More)
Pelvic tilt is often quantified using the angle between the horizontal and a line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) and the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS). Although this angle is determined by the balance of muscular and ligamentous forces acting between the pelvis and adjacent segments, it could also be influenced by variations in(More)
By analysing the interaction of light with the structures and pigments of the human ocular fundus a model has been developed capable of predicting the colouration of ocular tissue. Variations in the colour of healthy tissue can be attributed to changes in the amount of ocular pigmentation and thus the model is used to generate a range of colouration.(More)
After the initial mixing of cement, an induction period occurs during which its consistency remains constant. Thickening occurs at the end of this period when the consistency is observed to increase very rapidly. In this paper we propose a reaction-diiusion model for the hydration of tricalcium silicate, a principal constituent of cement, which is believed(More)