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The Bioharness™ device is designed for monitoring physiological variables in free-living situations but has only been proven to be reliable and valid in a laboratory environment. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of the Bioharness™ using a field based protocol. Twenty healthy males participated. Heart rate (HR), breathing(More)
The use of therapeutic ultrasound as an element of physiotherapy practice is well established, but the nature of that practice has changed significantly over the last 20 years. This paper aims to review the rationale and range of applications for which this modality is employed in current practice. Whereas in the past, its primary use was as a thermal(More)
The Bioharness(™) monitoring system may provide physiological information on human performance but there is limited information on its validity. The objective of this study was to assess the validity of all 5 Bioharness(™) variables using a laboratory based treadmill protocol. 22 healthy males participated. Heart rate (HR), Breathing Frequency (BF) and(More)
The increasing complexity of today's information technology (IT) together with our dependency upon it, has led to a situation in which a security breach not only has effects for individuals but can also affect the availability of critical services (power supply, communication) or result in significant financial loss. Criminals and terrorists want to exploit(More)
Digital investigation methods are becoming more and more important due to the proliferation of digital crimes and crimes involving digital evidence. Network forensics is a research area that gathers evidence by collecting and analysing network traffic data logs. This analysis can be a difficult process, especially because of the high variability of these(More)
Sonography is increasingly being used for assessment in tennis elbow research and clinical practice, but there are a lack of data regarding its validity, reliability, and responsiveness to change for this application. Studies using the modality were reviewed to establish current levels of evidence for these measurement properties. There is reasonable(More)
Clara cell secretory protein (CCSP) is one of the most abundant proteins present in airway lining fluid of mammals. In an effort to elucidate the function of CCSP, we established CCSP-null [CCSP(-/-)] mice and demonstrated altered sensitivity to various environmental agents including oxidant pollutants and microorganisms. Although CCSP deficiency itself may(More)
Spinal manipulative therapy techniques are commonly employed by physiotherapists in the clinical setting for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, although their underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Mulligan's sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) constitute one of these techniques. This preliminary investigation was(More)
In this paper different floating oscillator models for describing the amide I band of peptides and proteins are compared with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Models for the variation of the frequency shifts of the oscillators and the nearest-neighbor coupling between them with respect to conformation are constructed from DFT normal mode(More)
Coupling agents are required when using therapeutic ultrasound (US) to maximize acoustic contact between the transducer and the insonated tissue. US beam power is attenuated to varying extents by different couplants and this may influence treatment efficacy, since therapeutic effects are dose-dependent. It is therefore important to know how well different(More)