Young-Ki Hong

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Recent developments in minimally invasive surgery have introduced scarless surgeries such as natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-site laparoscopic surgery. Among surgical procedures, the appendectomy is one of those targeted for early adoption of new minimally invasive surgical techniques. To date, however, only a limited(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of cutaneous feedback in the agonist–antagonist co-activation mechanism during maximum voluntary force (MVF) production by the fingers. Seventeen healthy male subjects (age: 23.8 ± 1.0 years) were asked to press with maximal effort at their fingertips. Finger forces at the fingertips and muscle(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a patient's presenting psychometric scores affect the findings of a pressure and injection speed-controlled manometric lumbar diskography in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). DESIGN A prospective, correlation-based, investigative study. SETTING Free-standing ambulatory spine surgery center. PARTICIPANTS Two(More)
The problem of accessing and managing digital contents scattered on personal portable devices such as smart phone, digital camera, MP3 player, or laptop in an integrated fashion is critical in ubiquitous computing. It is not trivially solvable because the underlying networks are dynamically configured and the data types supported by each device are(More)
Recently, Supercritical fluids have been used in material synthesis and processing because of their special properties such as high diffusivity, low viscosity, and low surface tension. Supercritical carbon dioxide is the most attractive because it is non-toxic, non-flammable, and has moderate critical temperature and critical pressure. Moreover, and can(More)
This paper introduces a robot platform which can do weeding while traveling between rice seedlings stably against irregular land surface of a paddy field. Also, an autonomous navigation technique that can track on stable state without any damage of the seedlings in the working area is proposed. Detection of the rice seedlings and avoidance knocking down by(More)
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