Tomoki Sakai

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Cloud computing and smartphone technologies are becoming pervasive in daily life. Cloud robotics, which apply such technologies to robots, is capturing the spotlight as an attractive implementation example. However, when implementing a real time robot service on a wide-range network, it is desirable to grasp the influence of network delay on the robot's(More)
In this research, we propose a method of improving on the accuracy of detecting nasal cavity location in far infrared images for non-contact measurement of human breathing. We found that although our previous method for far infrared imaging can detect regions that include nasal cavities well, several false alarms occur. In order to reduce false alarms, we(More)
In this paper, we propose a method of detecting nasal cavity location in far infrared images for non-contact determination of human breathing. Current non-contact methods for far infrared imaging assumed that the user's body is stationary. We apply the Viola-Jones' method to exactly detect regions that includes nasal cavities. 5,100 FIR images are collected(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Inhaled corticosteroids are recognized as first-line therapy in the management of asthma; however, their use may be limited by systemic and local side-effects. Ciclesonide, a novel pro-drug inhaled corticosteroid, is activated in the lungs and is expected to have less systemic and local side-effects. This study evaluated the(More)
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