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A novel method for in vitro calibration of skin hydration measurements is presented. The method combines gravimetric and electrical measurements and reveals an exponential dependency of measured electrical susceptance to absolute water content in the epidermal stratum corneum. The results also show that absorption of water into the stratum corneum exhibits(More)
In this paper, we present a partitioning, mapping, and routing optimization framework for energy-efficient VFI (Voltage-Frequency Island) based Network-on-Chip. Unlike the recent work [10] which only performs partitioning together with voltage-frequency assignment for a given mesh network layout, our framework consists of three key VFI-aware components,(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel and global A3MAP (Architecture-Aware Analytic Mapping) algorithm applied to NoC (Networks-on-Chip) based MPSoC (Multi-Processor System-on-Chip) not only with homogeneous cores on regular mesh architecture as done by most previous mapping algorithms but also with heterogeneous cores on irregular mesh or custom architecture.(More)
In this paper, we present an NoC (Networks-on-Chip) router with an SDRAM-aware flow control. Based on a priority-based arbitration, it schedules packets to improve memory utilization and reduce memory latency. Moreover, our multi-scheduling scheme performed by the multiple SDRAM-aware routers helps to achieve better SDRAM performance and save the hardware(More)
—Task scheduling and core mapping have a significant impact on the overall performance of network on chip (NOC). In this paper, a unified task scheduling and core mapping algorithm called UNISM is proposed for different NOC architectures including regular mesh, irregular mesh and custom networks. First, a unified model combining scheduling and mapping is(More)
In this paper, we propose the first chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) aware application-specific three-dimensional (3D) network-on-chip (NoC) design that minimizes through-silicon-via (TSV) height variation, thus reduces its bonding failure, and meanwhile optimizes conventional NoC design objectives. Our 3D NoC design assigns cores to proper silicon(More)
INTRODUCTION Persistent migraine aura without headache is an extremely rare condition. The International Headache Society defines various subtypes of migraines, including "persistent migraine aura without infarction" and "typical aura without headache." CASE PRESENTATION We describe the case of a 21-year-old Asian woman with a history of migraine without(More)
The neurotoxicity of levodopa (l-DOPA) on neural stem cells (NSCs) and treatment strategies to protect NSCs from this neurotoxicity remain to be elucidated. Recently, an active form of vitamin D3 has been reported to display neuroprotective properties. Therefore, we investigated the protective effect of 1,25-dyhydroxyvitamin D3 (calcitriol) on(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, arm facilitation has been interested in gait rehabilitation. However, there have been few studies concerning arm facilitation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of increasing arm weights on gait pattern in patients with PD. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with PD were enrolled,(More)