Weixuan 'Vincent' Chen

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Thiols are important molecules in the environment and in biological processes. Cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy), glutathione (GSH) and hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) play critical roles in a variety of physiological and pathological processes. The selective detection of thiols using reaction-based probes and sensors is very important in basic research and in(More)
Recently, wearable devices have allowed for long term, ambulatory measurement of electrodermal activity (EDA). Despite the fact that ambulatory recording can be noisy, and recording artifacts can easily be mistaken for a physiological response during analysis, to date there is no automatic method for detecting artifacts. This paper describes the development(More)
This paper presents a system prototype designed to capture naturally occurring instances of positive emotion during the course of normal interaction with a computer. A facial expression recognition algorithm is applied to images captured with the user's webcam. When the user smiles, both a photo and a screenshot are recorded and saved to the user's profile(More)
Electrodermal activity (EDA) recording is a powerful, widely used tool for monitoring psychological or physiological arousal. However, analysis of EDA is hampered by its sensitivity to motion artifacts. We propose a method for removing motion artifacts from EDA, measured as skin conductance (SC), using a stationary wavelet transform (SWT). We modeled the(More)
—Animated GIFs are widely used on the Internet to express emotions, but their automatic analysis is largely unexplored before. To help with the search and recommendation of GIFs, we aim to predict their emotions perceived by humans based on their contents. Since previous solutions to this problem only utilize image-based features and lose all the motion(More)
Humans need sleep, along with food, water and oxygen, to survive. With about one-third of our lives spent sleeping, there has been increased attention and interest in understanding sleep and the overall state of our " sleep health. " The rapid adoption of smartphones along with a growing number of sleep tracking applications for these devices presents an(More)
In this work we introduce an experimental methodology and open-sourced web application designed to promote behavior change and wellbeing within a workplace environment. Colleagues are paired together and asked to design a Behavioral Intervention Technology (BIT) uniquely customized to suit their partner's behavior change goal. We present the results of a(More)
Figure 1. Organic Primitives adapted onto the surfaces of ordinary objects to transform an umbrella, flower, toothbrush, utensil and apple into information sensors and displays powered by pH in fluids. ABSTRACT Whether it be the information embodied within the rain, an aquarium, a dinner plate, or in human tears, pH values constantly fluctuate to reflect(More)
Fibrinogen aggregation is the last step in blood coagulation. Inhibition of fibrinogen aggregation could lead to anticoagulation effects. However, there is no good method for the ready evaluation of fibrinogen coagulation. A commonly used path method is slow and requires an expensive instrument. In this project, we have developed a microplate reader and In(More)
KCN-1 is known to reduce tumor growth 6-fold in mice implanted with LN229 glioma cells. Although this inhibitor is effective, the mechanism of action for KCN-1 is not well understood. Based on preliminary studies, KCN-1 reduces tumor growth by disrupting the HIF-1 (hypoxia-induced factor-1) pathway. The binding target of KCN-1 needs to be investigated in(More)