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This paper studies the reliability of geometric features for the identification of users based on Hand Biometrics. Our methodology is based on genetic algorithms and mutual information. The aim is to provide a system for user identification rather than a classification. Additionally, a robust hand segmentation method to extract the hand silhouette and a set(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)
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)
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 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 crimes are a part of modern life but evidence of these crimes can be captured in network traffic data logs. Analysing these logs is a difficult process, this is especially true as the format that different attacks can take can vary tremendously and may be unknown at the time of the analysis. The main objective of the field of network forensics(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)
Ultrasound has been used for the treatment of a variety of cutaneous wounds, particularly venous ulcers. Many of the published studies involved application of ultrasound to the surrounding tissue rather than directly over the wound. Insonating the wound itself may enhance the healing process, but the lack of data regarding the transmission characteristics(More)
To assess the reliability and compute the minimum detectable change using sonographic scales to quantify the extent of pathology and hyperaemia in the common extensor tendon in people with tennis elbow. The lateral elbows of 19 people with tennis elbow were assessed sonographically twice, 1–2 weeks apart. Greyscale and power Doppler images were recorded for(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)