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Standard endoscopes for laparoscopy and thoracoscopy are rigid telescopes with a direction of view of 0 degree or 30 degrees. Because of the rigidity of the chest, a hybrid version combining a flexible and a rigid scope offers a possibility for a good view of the whole thoracic cavity. However, the image quality is inferior to that of rigid endoscopes.
The idea that devices in a distributed system share their resources is quite old. Recent research areas which continue to rely on this idea are opportunistic networks and participatory sensing. Substantial theoretical work regarding the design of incentive systems intended to encourage and sustain participation in such applications is available: While most… (More)
In Formula Student (FS) / Formula SAE (FSAE) competitions students build single seat formula race-cars with which they compete against teams from all over the world. Despite static disciplines such as cost reports, teams compete in multiple dynamic disciplines driving the car. An important set of rules deals with the necessary prerequisites for a driver to… (More)