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This paper presents a novel algorithm to detect onset and duration of QRS complexes. After low-pass filtering, the ECG signal is converted to a curve length signal by a transform in which a nonlinear scaling factor is introduced to enhance the QRS complex and to suppress unwanted noise. Adoptive thresholds are applied to the length signal to determine the(More)
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) false alarm rates can be as high as 86%, leading to a desensitization of the clinical attending staff, slowing of response times and even ignoring true alarms. False alarms are commonly caused by single channel artifacts and could be avoided if information from other independent signals were fused to form amore robust hypothesis of(More)
Asymmetric division of neural stem cells is a fundamental strategy to balance their self-renewal and differentiation. It is long thought that microtubules are not essential for cell polarity in asymmetrically dividing Drosophila melanogaster neuroblasts (NBs; neural stem cells). Here, we show that Drosophila ADP ribosylation factor like-2 (Arl2) and Msps, a(More)
Strong base anion exchange resin (e.g., BL-300) is currently used to eliminate bilirubin from blood in clinical hemoperfusion. However, there is a potential weakness of the resin to remove heparin and activation of coagulation. To overcome this weakness, we prepared a novel non-ionic macroporous polystyrene adsorbent (SZ-9) with rich mesopores and high(More)
Nowadays, cognitive radio technique has been acknowledged as a smart and potential method to improve the spectrum utilization. In this work, we investigate a cognitive radio communication scheme, where a number of cognitive users, each with multiple antennas, can share the spectrum with the primary user. To decrease the inter-user interference, zero-forcing(More)
In this paper, we investigate a joint scheduling and transmitting scheme in cognitive radio networks. Three phases are considered in the proposed scheme(named scheme 1): l)in the first phase, JVt primary users(PUs) in the high-rate region are chosen to implement communication with primary base station (PBS); 2)in the second phase, PBS will support(More)
Chitosan-carbon nanotube composite beads combines the advantages of chitosan in forming a stable biocompatible framework and carbon nanotube that provide nanometer effects (high strength and high specific surface area etc.). In this study, chitosan/amino multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CS/AMWCNT) composite beads was prepared by phase-inversion method, in(More)
A novel polyvinyl alcohol-amino multi-walled carbon nanotube (PVA-AMWCNT) nanocomposite microsphere was prepared successfully for the first time and used for endotoxin removal. The resulting AMWCNT modified PVA microsphere was characterized by SEM, Raman spectrum and fluorescence image, which indicated AMWCNT was dispersed into the macropores of PVA(More)