Tim Robert Merritt

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This report is an attempt to analyze what happens to an isolated ACL tear that is treated nonoperatively. The results of 40 patients treated initially by nonoperative means for this injury and followed an average of 4 years are reported. A very small percentage of these patients had associated meniscal pathology. Secondary reconstructive surgery was(More)
Calcaneal apophyseal fractures are rare injuries. Careful review of radiographs are necessary to make the correct diagnosis and initiate prompt treatment. The authors report the case of an adolescent with a severely displaced calcaneal apophyseal fracture that was missed on initial evaluation due to significant soft tissue swelling and misinterpretation of(More)
We describe a new form of interactive living media used to communicate social or ecological information in the form of an empathetic ambient media. In the fast paced modern world people are generally too busy to monitor various significant social or human aspects of their lives, such as time spent with their family, their overall health, state of the(More)
Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocations are uncommon and posterior dislocations are rare; however, reports in the orthopaedic literature focus predominantly on retrosternal dislocations owing to their potentially dangerous sequelae. We report a case of asymptomatic complete innominate vein obstruction secondary to retromanubrial dislocation of the(More)
The design goal of the Age Invaders system is to make a mixed reality interaction platform that can facilitate meaningful social interaction with players, from many backgrounds and demographics, at appropriate levels of physical exertion for their age. This paper discusses a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing the user experience and reassessment of the(More)
In cooperative games that involve team-mates that are controlled by either a computer or another human player, is there a difference in how humans assign credit or blame? There has been some related work on computers as team-mates and credit/blame assignment, but there does not seem to have been work to show whether the belief that a team-mate is human or(More)
Coordination between ensembles of improvising electroacoustic musicians is a special case of the larger HCI problem of coordinating joint, real-time activity; one that involves some interesting additional and different challenges. This paper reports on research that has identified two specific real-time coordination problems for ensembles of electroacoustic(More)