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  1. Design of artificial spherical superposition compound eye

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    Cao, Zhaolou; Zhai, Chunjie; Wang, Keyi

    2015-12-01

    In this research, design of artificial spherical superposition compound eye is presented. The imaging system consists of three layers of lens arrays. In each channel, two lenses are designed to control the angular magnification and a field lens is added to improve the image quality and extend the field of view. Aspherical surfaces are introduced to improve the image quality. Ray tracing results demonstrate that the light from the same object point is focused at the same imaging point through different channels. Therefore the system has much higher energy efficiency than conventional spherical apposition compound eye.

  2. Head and eye movement as pointing modalities for eyewear computers

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    Jalaliniya, Shahram; Mardanbeigi, Diako

    2014-01-01

    While the new generation of eyewear computers have increased expectations of a wearable computer, providing input to these devices is still challenging. Hand-held devices, voice commands, and hand gestures have already been explored to provide input to the wearable devices. In this paper, we examined using head and eye movements to point on a graphical user interface of a wearable computer. The performance of users in head and eye pointing has been compared with mouse pointing as a baseline method. The result of our experiment showed that the eye pointing is significantly faster than head or mouse pointing; however, our participants thought that the head pointing is more accurate and convenient.

  3. Designated Wildlife Lakes - points

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This is a point shapefile of Designated Wildlife Lakes in Minnesota. This shapefile was created by converting lake polygons from the Designated Wildlife Lakes...

  4. Eye tracking in user experience design

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    Romano Bergstorm, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Eye Tracking for User Experience Design explores the many applications of eye tracking to better understand how users view and interact with technology. Ten leading experts in eye tracking discuss how they have taken advantage of this new technology to understand, design, and evaluate user experience. Real-world stories are included from these experts who have used eye tracking during the design and development of products ranging from information websites to immersive games. They also explore recent advances in the technology which tracks how users interact with mobile devices, large-screen displays and video game consoles. Methods for combining eye tracking with other research techniques for a more holistic understanding of the user experience are discussed. This is an invaluable resource to those who want to learn how eye tracking can be used to better understand and design for their users. * Includes highly relevant examples and information for those who perform user research and design interactive experi...

  5. Head and eye movement as pointing modalities for eyewear computers

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    Jalaliniya, Shahram; Mardanbeigi, Diako; Pederson, Thomas; Hansen, Dan Witzner

    2014-01-01

    While the new generation of eyewear computers have increased expectations of a wearable computer, providing input to these devices is still challenging. Hand-held devices, voice commands, and hand gestures have already been explored to provide input to the wearable devices. In this paper, we...... examined using head and eye movements to point on a graphical user interface of a wearable computer. The performance of users in head and eye pointing has been compared with mouse pointing as a baseline method. The result of our experiment showed that the eye pointing is significantly faster than head or...

  6. Design of a computer game using an eye-tracking device for eye's activity rehabilitation

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    Lin, Chern-Sheng; Huan, Chia-Chin; Chan, Chao-Ning; Yeh, Mau-Shiun; Chiu, Chuang-Chien

    2004-07-01

    An eye mouse interface that can be used to operate a computer using the movement of the eyes is described. We developed this eye-tracking system for eye motion disability rehabilitation. When the user watches the screen of a computer, a charge-coupled device will catch images of the user's eye and transmit it to the computer. A program, based on a new cross-line tracking and stabilizing algorithm, will locate the center point of the pupil in the images. The calibration factors and energy factors are designed for coordinate mapping and blink functions. After the system transfers the coordinates of pupil center in the images to the display coordinate, it will determine the point at which the user gazed on the display, then transfer that location to the game subroutine program. We used this eye-tracking system as a joystick to play a game with an application program in a multimedia environment. The experimental results verify the feasibility and validity of this eye-game system and the rehabilitation effects for the user's visual movement.

  7. ATSU Point Design (gasdynamics)

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    Fuehrer, B.

    1985-06-01

    In this presentation the basic principles outlined in the first talk ''Gas Cell Neutralizers'' will be applied to a problem of particular interest viz., the design of a ''gasdynamic free-jet'' neutralizer for the Los Alamos ATSU project. What will be presented here does not in any way represent the final gas neutralizer design for ATSU. Rather, the material presented herein should be viewed as simply a preliminary design intended to identify and gain insight into the more subtle issues that must be considered in designing this type of gas neutralizer.

  8. ATSU Point Design (gasdynamics)

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    In this presentation the basic principles outlined in the first talk ''Gas Cell Neutralizers'' will be applied to a problem of particular interest viz., the design of a ''gasdynamic free-jet'' neutralizer for the Los Alamos ATSU project. What will be presented here does not in any way represent the final gas neutralizer design for ATSU. Rather, the material presented herein should be viewed as simply a preliminary design intended to identify and gain insight into the more subtle issues that must be considered in designing this type of gas neutralizer

  9. Achromatic Interaction Point Design

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    Guimei Wang,, Yaroslav Derbenev, S.Alex Bogacz, P. Chevtsov, Andre Afanaciev, Charles Ankenbrandt, Valentin Ivanov, Rolland P. Johnson

    2009-05-01

    Designers of high-luminosity energy-frontier muon colliders must provide strong beam focusing in the interaction regions. However, the construction of a strong, aberration-free beam focus is difficult and space consuming, and long straight sections generate an off-site radiation problem due to muon decay neutrinos that interact as they leave the surface of the earth. Without some way to mitigate the neutrino radiation problem, the maximum c.m. energy of a muon collider will be limited to about 3.5 TeV. A new concept for achromatic low beta design is being developed, in which the interaction region telescope and optical correction elements, are installed in the bending arcs. The concept, formulated analytically, combines space economy, a preventative approach to compensation for aberrations, and a reduction of neutrino flux concentration. An analytical theory for the aberration-free, low beta, spatially compact insertion is being developed.

  10. Design of Eye Movement Interactive Interface and Example Development

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    Kong Xiang-Zong

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available With the unceasing development of HCI (Human Computer Interaction technology, natural interactive products are valued by more and more people. The next generation of man-machine interface may use touch, hearing or vision, etc. Among them, the visual sense is the most important channel to get information, but researches are mostly focused on the measurement of eye movement or data processing. In the future, the interaction of eyes with machines will have a very wide prospect. After concluding the pluses and minuses of available eye control systems, we puts forth the design principle, system concept and the state transition model of eyes interaction from the consideration of user-centered design principle. The system simplifies the measurement process, focuses on the fast tracking, calibration and accurate eye movement identification. At the same time, we use context information to reduce interaction time and combines with keys to eliminate eye movements’ ambiguity. Based on the design scheme, we develop a system-EyeHUD(Eye Head Up Diaplay which can be applied in driving. It includes an eye preset interface, an eye control interface and a virtual vehicle scene. Before starting cars, a driver uses the eye tracker to track and calibrate eyes, then chooses an interactive function, like one blink zoom in or two blink chick. When the eye control interface is opened, the driver can use auto eye control to operate it, or choose eyes+keys way to simulate a click. The evaluation results shows: EyeHUD can successfully achieve all the default function and participants don’t need long time to understand the information provided by the interface. Compared with the eyes+keys way, the auto eye control has no obvious difference in recognition success rate.

  11. Turning points in reactor design

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    Beckjord, E.S.

    1995-09-01

    This article provides some historical aspects on nuclear reactor design, beginning with PWR development for Naval Propulsion and the first commercial application at Yankee Rowe. Five turning points in reactor design and some safety problems associated with them are reviewed: (1) stability of Dresden-1, (2) ECCS, (3) PRA, (4) TMI-2, and (5) advanced passive LWR designs. While the emphasis is on the thermal-hydraulic aspects, the discussion is also about reactor systems.

  12. Turning points in reactor design

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    This article provides some historical aspects on nuclear reactor design, beginning with PWR development for Naval Propulsion and the first commercial application at Yankee Rowe. Five turning points in reactor design and some safety problems associated with them are reviewed: (1) stability of Dresden-1, (2) ECCS, (3) PRA, (4) TMI-2, and (5) advanced passive LWR designs. While the emphasis is on the thermal-hydraulic aspects, the discussion is also about reactor systems

  13. Detection of characteristic eye points in non-ideal light conditions

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    Wi?niewska, Joanna; Gali?ski, Grzegorz

    2015-09-01

    Detection of characteristic eye points under challenging light conditions is a non-trivial task. Difficulty of this task increase even more when low resolution images are used. This article introduces an adaptive solution for detection of characteristic eye points in mentioned conditions. First, light normalization algorithm is performed. Then, face and eye detection followed by determination of eye status (namely: open or closed) is done. Finally, an adaptive method for pupil and eye corners detection is developed by comparing some existing methods. Experimental results show the outperformance of the proposed method.

  14. Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010

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    Windischman, Woodrow W; Rehmani, Asif

    2010-01-01

    Teaching Web designers, developers, and IT professionals how to use the new version of SharePoint Designer. Covering both the design and business applications of SharePoint Designer, this complete Wrox guide brings readers thoroughly up to speed on how to use SharePoint Designer in an enterprise. You'll learn to create and modify web pages, use CSS editing tools to modify themes, use Data View to create interactivity with SharePoint and other data, and much more. Coverage includes integration points with Visual Studio, Visio, and InfoPath.: Shows web designers, developers, and IT professionals

  15. Digital cameras with designs inspired by the arthropod eye.

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    Song, Young Min; Xie, Yizhu; Malyarchuk, Viktor; Xiao, Jianliang; Jung, Inhwa; Choi, Ki-Joong; Liu, Zhuangjian; Park, Hyunsung; Lu, Chaofeng; Kim, Rak-Hwan; Li, Rui; Crozier, Kenneth B; Huang, Yonggang; Rogers, John A

    2013-05-01

    In arthropods, evolution has created a remarkably sophisticated class of imaging systems, with a wide-angle field of view, low aberrations, high acuity to motion and an infinite depth of field. A challenge in building digital cameras with the hemispherical, compound apposition layouts of arthropod eyes is that essential design requirements cannot be met with existing planar sensor technologies or conventional optics. Here we present materials, mechanics and integration schemes that afford scalable pathways to working, arthropod-inspired cameras with nearly full hemispherical shapes (about 160 degrees). Their surfaces are densely populated by imaging elements (artificial ommatidia), which are comparable in number (180) to those of the eyes of fire ants (Solenopsis fugax) and bark beetles (Hylastes nigrinus). The devices combine elastomeric compound optical elements with deformable arrays of thin silicon photodetectors into integrated sheets that can be elastically transformed from the planar geometries in which they are fabricated to hemispherical shapes for integration into apposition cameras. Our imaging results and quantitative ray-tracing-based simulations illustrate key features of operation. These general strategies seem to be applicable to other compound eye devices, such as those inspired by moths and lacewings (refracting superposition eyes), lobster and shrimp (reflecting superposition eyes), and houseflies (neural superposition eyes). PMID:23636401

  16. Innovativeness in design investigated by eye movements and pupillometry

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    CLAUS-CHRISTIAN CARBON

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Innovative designs often break common visual habits by integrating more or less familiar parts into a new concept (Leder & Carbon, 2005. When design innovation is realized in an overly advanced way, the resulting designs tend to be rejected by perceivers at first glance, but seem to be favored when perceivers become more familiar with them (Carbon & Leder, 2005b. In the present study, we investigated the properties of innovative car interior designs by analyzing eye movements and the dilatation of the pupil when evaluating these designs. The analysis of eye movements indicates that innovative designs may be interpreted as more balanced in their conceptual structure. This was shown by an increased number of eye movements directed at the focus areas in car designs. Moreover, pupillometry data demonstrated that innovative designs are cognitively more demanding, thus evoking more interest. Such effects of innovativeness were particularly strong after participants had been exposed to and had elaborately dealt with the material during a phase of familiarization realized by the repeated evaluation technique.

  17. Design and development of miniature parallel robot for eye surgery.

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    Sakai, Tomoya; Harada, Kanako; Tanaka, Shinichi; Ueta, Takashi; Noda, Yasuo; Sugita, Naohiko; Mitsuishi, Mamoru

    2014-01-01

    A five degree-of-freedom (DOF) miniature parallel robot has been developed to precisely and safely remove the thin internal limiting membrane in the eye ground during vitreoretinal surgery. A simulator has been developed to determine the design parameters of this robot. The developed robot's size is 85 mm × 100 mm × 240 mm, and its weight is 770 g. This robot incorporates an emergency instrument retraction function to quickly remove the instrument from the eye in case of sudden intraoperative complications such as bleeding. Experiments were conducted to evaluate the robot's performance in the master-slave configuration, and the results demonstrated that it had a tracing accuracy of 40.0 ?m. PMID:25569974

  18. Design of a new two element OSLD Badge for eye lens monitoring

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    Normally the dose to the vicinity of the eye is received by the occupational radiation workers who handle radioisotopes or doctors who perform interventional radiographic procedures. The Eye dosimeters provide an estimate of the radiation dose to the lens of the eye. In the recent ICRP-2011 recommendations, the equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye has been reduced from 150 mSv in a year to 20 mSv in a year for all the occupational workers. To ensure that the dose limit for the eye lens does not exceed the prescribed dose limits, various eye lens dosimeters have been designed and are being used internationally. All these eye dosimeters consist of one natural LiF based thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD) element sealed in a plastic holder. The design of the eye dosimeter and place of wear (near the eye) plays an important role in correct estimation of the dose to the lens of the eye. It is generally seen that the eye dosimeter when worn with the head strap on the forehead near the eye, the dose the element receives can be easily correlated to the eye dose. This paper presents the design of a new Eye lens dosimeter based on optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) detectors for its possible use by the occupational workers covering the medical, industrial and nuclear facilities for assessing the Hp(3)

  19. Integrating Service Design and Eye Tracking Insight for Designing Smart TV User Interfaces

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    Sheng-Ming Wang

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This research proposes a process that integrate service design method and eye tracking insight for designing a Smart TV user interface. The Service Design method, which is utilized for leading the combination of the quality function deployment (QFD and the analytic hierarchy process (AHP, is used to analyze the features of three Smart TV user interface design mockups. Scientific evidences, which include the effectiveness and efficiency testing data obtained from eye tracking experiments with six participants, are provided the information for analysing the affordance of these design mockups. The results of this research demonstrate a comprehensive methodology that can be used iteratively for redesigning, redefining and evaluating of Smart TV user interfaces. It can also help to make the design of Smart TV user interfaces relate to users' behaviors and needs. So that to improve the affordance of design. Future studies may analyse the data that are derived from eye tracking experiments to improve our understanding of the spatial relationship between designed elements in a Smart TV user interface.

  20. Study on chromatic aberration in a population of Chinese myopic eyes by means of optical design

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    He, Yuanqing; Wang, Yan; Wang, Zhaoqi; Fang, Chao; Liu, Yongji; ZHANG Lin; Zheng, Shaolin; Wang, Lu; Chang, Shengjiang

    2013-01-01

    Two kinds of individual eye models, involving and without involving the angle between visual axis and optical axis, are established by means of optical design. We use them to study the properties of the transverse chromatic aberration (TCA) and longitudinal chromatic aberration (LCA) over the visible spectrum. Then the effects of the LCA and TCA on the visual quality of human eyes are evaluated. The statistical averages of TCA and LCA over the visible spectrum for Chinese myopic eyes are obta...

  1. “EYE BALL HANGER”–AN INDIGENOUSLY DESIGNED DEVICE F OR DONOR CORNEAL EVALUATION IN ENUCLEATED EYES

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    Sudhir Babu

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available NTRODUCTION: Outcome of a corneal transplant surgery mainly depend s on the functional reserve of the cornea being transplanted. Thus Donor corneal tissue evaluation forms a vital step in assessing the viability of the graft. Cornea retrieval can be done as an in situ corneal button excision or whole globe enucleation. Studies have shown that enucleation causes less corneal damage and striae as compared to in situ Cor neo scleral button excision. 1 As soon as the eye is received at the eye bank corneal evaluation is done by corneal surgeon using slit lamp and specular microscope, and the cornea is graded, labele d and sent for storage. Before evaluation, cornea should be allowed to come to room temperature. Whole globe or corneo sclera button should not be left at room temperature for more than one hour.

  2. Design of 3D eye-safe middle range vibrometer

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    Laser Doppler Vibrometer and Range Meter (3D-MRV) is designed for middle range distances [1–100 meters]. 3D-MRV combines more than one laser in one device for a simultaneous real time measuring the distance and movement of the targets. The first laser has a short pulse (t∼30psec) and low energy (E∼200nJ) for distance measurement and the second one is a CW (continuous wave) single frequency laser for the velocity measurement with output power (P∼30mW). Both lasers perform on the eye-safe wavelength 1.5 μm. 3D-MRV uses the same mono-static optical transmitting and receiving channel for both lasers including an output telescope and a scanning angular system. 3D-MRV has an optical polarization switch to combine linear polarized laser beams from two lasers into one optical channel. The laser beams from both lasers by turns illuminate the target and the scattered laser radiation is collected by the telescope on a photo detector. The electrical signal from photo detector is used for measuring the distance to the target and its movement. For distance measurement the time of flight method is employed. For targets movement the optical heterodyne method is employed. The received CW laser radiation is mixed on a photo detector with the frequency-shifted laser radiation that is taken from CW laser and passed through an acousto-optic cell. The electrical signal from a photo detector on the difference frequency and phase has information about movement of the scattered targets. 3D-MVR may be used for the real time picturing of vibration of the extensive targets like bridges or aircrafts

  3. Design of 3D eye-safe middle range vibrometer

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    Polulyakh, Valeriy [Advanced Data Security, 1933 O' Toole Way, San Jose, CA 95131 (United States); Poutivski, Iouri [Terimber Corporation, 2456 Homewood Drive, San Jose, CA 95128, USA and Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)

    2014-05-27

    Laser Doppler Vibrometer and Range Meter (3D-MRV) is designed for middle range distances [1–100 meters]. 3D-MRV combines more than one laser in one device for a simultaneous real time measuring the distance and movement of the targets. The first laser has a short pulse (t∼30psec) and low energy (E∼200nJ) for distance measurement and the second one is a CW (continuous wave) single frequency laser for the velocity measurement with output power (P∼30mW). Both lasers perform on the eye-safe wavelength 1.5 μm. 3D-MRV uses the same mono-static optical transmitting and receiving channel for both lasers including an output telescope and a scanning angular system. 3D-MRV has an optical polarization switch to combine linear polarized laser beams from two lasers into one optical channel. The laser beams from both lasers by turns illuminate the target and the scattered laser radiation is collected by the telescope on a photo detector. The electrical signal from photo detector is used for measuring the distance to the target and its movement. For distance measurement the time of flight method is employed. For targets movement the optical heterodyne method is employed. The received CW laser radiation is mixed on a photo detector with the frequency-shifted laser radiation that is taken from CW laser and passed through an acousto-optic cell. The electrical signal from a photo detector on the difference frequency and phase has information about movement of the scattered targets. 3D-MVR may be used for the real time picturing of vibration of the extensive targets like bridges or aircrafts.

  4. Intraocular lens design for treating high myopia based on individual eye model

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    Wang, Yang; Wang, Zhaoqi; Wang, Yan; Zuo, Tong

    2007-02-01

    In this research, we firstly design the phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) based on individual eye model with optical design software ZEMAX. The individual PIOL is designed to correct the defocus and astigmatism, and then we compare the PIOL power calculated from the individual eye model with that from the experiential formula. Close values of PIOL power are obtained between the individual eye model and the formula, but the suggested method has more accuracy with more functions. The impact of PIOL decentration on human eye is evaluated, including rotation decentration, flat axis decentration, steep axis decentration and axial movement of PIOL, which is impossible with traditional method. To control the PIOL decentration errors, we give the limit values of PIOL decentration for the specific eye in this study.

  5. Design and development of laser eye protection filter

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    Laser based devices, have been operational for measurement of distances horizontally and vertically in avionics and surveillance industries. These equipments are functional on pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 1064nm, this wavelength elevate the risk of eye exposure to personnel at unexpected levels. In this paper the eye protection filters, for the wavelength 1064nm were developed with soft (ZnS) and hard (TiO2) coating materials by using thin film vacuum coating technique. The damage threshold of the filter is 0.2 J/cm2. Transmission characteristics are measured and discussed. Optical damage threshold (for eye 5 × 10?6 J/cm2) at various distances is also simulated.

  6. Design of the stereoscopic eye-tracking system for quantitative remote sensing applications

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    Sergeyev, Aleksandr; Levin, Eugene; Roggemann, Michael C.; Gienko, Gennady

    2008-08-01

    Spatial and temporal data derived from eye movements, compiled while the human eye observes geospatial imagery, retain meaningful and usable information. When human perceives the stereo effect, the virtual three dimensional (3D) model resulting from eye-brain interaction is generated in the mind. If the eye movements are recorded while the virtual model is observed, it is possible to reconstruct a 3D geometrical model almost identical to the one generated in the human brain. Information obtained from eye-movements can be utilized in many ways for remote sensing applications such as geospatial image analysis and interpretation. There are various eyetracking systems available on the market; however, none of them is designed to work with stereoscopic imagery. We explore different approaches and designs of the most suitable and non-intrusive scheme for stereoscopic image viewing in the eye-tracking systems to observe and analyze 3D visual models. The design of the proposed system is based on the optical separation method, which provides visually comfortable environment for perception of stereoscopic imagery. A proof of concept solution is based on multiple mirror-lens assembly that provides a significant reduction of geometrical constrains in eye-frame capturing. Two projected solutions: for wide-angle of viewing and helmet-integrated eye-tracker are also discussed here.

  7. Design of a Subtarsal Ultrasonic Transducer for Mild Hyperthermia Treatment of Dry Eye Disease.

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    Hynes, Michael B; Bujak, Matthew C; Chérin, Emmanuel; Sade, Shachar; Foster, F Stuart

    2016-01-01

    Dry eye disease is a disorder of the ocular surface that causes pain and low vision in a significant portion of the adult population. A common cause is obstructive Meibomian gland dysfunction, whereby the Meibomian glands secrete abnormal meibum with a melting point elevated by 3°C-4°C; hence, hyperthermia is the typical treatment. A design is proposed for an ultrasound hyperthermia device made of a transducer contained inside a contact lens with an internal air gap. The transducer heats the posterior of the tarsus, and the air gap provides an air backing to the transducer, preventing direct heating of the cornea. A prototype device was built, and hyperthermia experiments were performed on a porcine subject in vivo. A therapeutic temperature rise of 5°C-7°C was achievable in 10-15 min. The temperature of the cornea did not rise more than 2°C during any of the experiments. PMID:26603735

  8. Design of eye models used in quantitative analysis of interaction between chromatic and higher-order aberrations of eye

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    Zhai, Yi; Wang, Yan; Wang, Zhaoqi; Liu, Yongji; Zhang, Lin; He, Yuanqing; Chang, Shengjiang

    2014-12-01

    Special kinds of eye models are constructed by means of optical system design to quantitatively investigate impacts of longitudinal chromatic aberration (LCA), transverse chromatic aberration (TCA) and LCA+TCA on retina image quality and on depth of focus (DOF), as well as interaction between chromatic and higher-order aberrations. Results show that LCA plays a main role in enhancement of DOF and higher-order aberrations further increase DOF. For most of the eyes the impact of higher-order aberrations on vision is much smaller than that of LCA+TCA and the presence of LCA+TCA further reduces the impact of higher-order aberrations. The impact of LCA approximates to that of LCA+TCA, and the impact of TCA approximates to that of normal level of higher-order aberrations and is negligible.

  9. Product Adoption Design of Ergonomic Aid Utilizing Eye Tracking Technology

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    Daleke, Malin; Nilsson, Ida

    2015-01-01

    Tobii Dynavox is developing a product called Ergo, which is an ergonomic aid utilizing eyetracking technology. Its purpose is to ease physical pain related to computer work by enabling the user to navigate their computer with their eyes. With this product, Tobii Dynavox is entering anew market and addressing new customers, therefore needing a better understanding of potentialcustomer needs, behaviour and desires. The research questions investigated in the project are;What does the market of e...

  10. Influence of the characteristics of tear film break-up on the point spread function of an eye model

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    Kasprzak, Henryk T.; Licznerski, Tomasz J.

    1999-07-01

    The paper presents the complex structure of the human tear film. From the optics point of view the homogeneously distributed tear film on the corneal surface makes this diffused surface optically smooth. Every eye blink distributes a new portion of tears on the surface of the cornea or the contact lens. If the production of tears is not sufficient or their composition is inappropriate, the tear film is deteriorated and so called tear film break-up (TFBU) appears on the surface of the cornea. These local break-ups of the smooth tear film introduce disturbances in the phase of a quasiplane wavefront falling on the cornea from a far-located point source of light. Two types of the TFBUs are considered in this paper. Topography of a point one and a linear one form of the break ups are approximated by use of four different continuous functions. The modeled topography of the TFBU is used for calculation of the local variation of the wavefront phase. The Point Spread Function of the eye model is calculated by use of the Fast Fourier Transform without and with the different approximations of TFBUs. It is shown that different type of TFBU approximation influences significantly the form of the Point Spread Function of the eye.

  11. Dynamics and mission design near libration points

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    Gómez, G; Llibre, J; Martínez, R

    2001-01-01

    It is well known that the restricted three-body problem has triangular equilibrium points. These points are linearly stable for values of the mass parameter, µ , below Routh's critical value, µ 1 . It is also known that in the spatial case they are nonlinearly stable, not for all the initial conditions in a neighborhood of the equilibrium points L 4 , L 5 but for a set of relatively large measures. This follows from the celebrated Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem. In fact there are neighborhoods of computable size for which one obtains "practical stability" in the sense that the massless partic

  12. Designing a Secure Point-of-Sale System

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    Sharp, Robin; Pedersen, Allan; Hedegaard, Anders

    This paper describes some experiences with using the ''Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation'' as the basis for a design methodology when designing secure systems. As an example, the design process for a Point-of-Sale (POS) system is described.......This paper describes some experiences with using the ''Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation'' as the basis for a design methodology when designing secure systems. As an example, the design process for a Point-of-Sale (POS) system is described....

  13. High Pulse Repetition Rate, Eye Safe, Visible Wavelength Lidar Systems: Design, Results and Potential

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    Spinhirne, James; Berkoff, Timothy; Welton, Elsworth; Campbell, James; OCStarr, David (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    In 1993 the first of the eye safe visible wavelength lidar systems known now as Micro Pulse Lidar (MPL) became operational. Since that time there have been several dozen of these systems produced and applied for full time profiling of atmospheric cloud and aerosol structure. There is currently an observational network of MPL sites to support global climate research. In the course of application of these instruments there have been significant improvements in understanding, design and performance of the systems. There are addition potential and applications beyond current practice for the high repetition rate, eye safe designs. The MPL network and the current capability, design and future potential of MPL systems are described.

  14. NIF Ignition Target 3D Point Design

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    Jones, O; Marinak, M; Milovich, J; Callahan, D

    2008-11-05

    We have developed an input file for running 3D NIF hohlraums that is optimized such that it can be run in 1-2 days on parallel computers. We have incorporated increasing levels of automation into the 3D input file: (1) Configuration controlled input files; (2) Common file for 2D and 3D, different types of capsules (symcap, etc.); and (3) Can obtain target dimensions, laser pulse, and diagnostics settings automatically from NIF Campaign Management Tool. Using 3D Hydra calculations to investigate different problems: (1) Intrinsic 3D asymmetry; (2) Tolerance to nonideal 3D effects (e.g. laser power balance, pointing errors); and (3) Synthetic diagnostics.

  15. Pointing with a One-Eyed Cursor for Supervised Training in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

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    Kibsgaard, Martin; Kraus, Martin

    2016-01-01

    reachability of the pointer controls. We address these problems by hardware-based overlaying the stereo-endoscopic view with a one-eyed cursor, which can be comfortably controlled by a wireless, gyroscopic air mouse. The proposed system was positively evaluated by five experienced instructors in four full...

  16. Status of Fast Ignition Point Design

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    Full text: The fast ignition (FI) approach to inertial confinement fusion offers the prospect for achieving the high target gains necessary for an attractive inertial fusion energy system. In the FI scheme a two step approach is used to reach the conditions required to initiate fusion and burn: firstly, a DT-filled capsule is compressed to form a dense core (300 g/cc); secondly, a small region of the core is heated rapidly to ignition temperature (12 keV) with a high-power laser-generated electron beam. A major challenge for FI target design has been the complexity in modeling both the compression and ignition phases self-consistently and at full-scale. We report on progress in the design of a high gain FI target using an integrated suite of codes capable of simulating all aspects of an FI implosion, including fuel compression, ignitor pulse laser-plasma interaction, fast electron generation and transport, core heating, ignition, and burn. We use a cone-in-shell target with an indirect-drive irradiation scheme compatible with the 1.8 MJ National Ignition Facility (NIF) at LLNL. Two-dimensional hohlraum and capsule simulations are performed with the radiation-hydrodynamics code, HYDRA, to optimize the peak density, areal density, and spatial uniformity of the compressed fuel around the cone tip, whilst maintaining its physical integrity. The ultrashort-pulse laser-plasma interaction and fast electron generation is simulated with a three-dimensional explicit particle-in-cell (PIC) code. The subsequent transport of the electrons through the imploding plasma and their heating of the dense core is modeled with a hybrid-PIC electron transport code coupled to the HYDRA code. The PIC calculations predict an over-energetic and divergent electron source that results in low energy coupling to the compressed core and reduced gain. We describe techniques to improve energy coupling and gain through the use of both azimuthal and axial magnetic fields generated through gradients in material resistivity and magnetic compression of initially imposed seed fields. Integrated calculations are used to design and optimize these schemes and determine ignition energy requirements for achieving high fusion gain. (author)

  17. The optic chiasm: a turning point in the evolution of eye/hand coordination

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    Larsson, Matz

    2013-01-01

    The primate visual system has a uniquely high proportion of ipsilateral retinal projections, retinal ganglial cells that do not cross the midline in the optic chiasm. The general assumption is that this developed due to the selective advantage of accurate depth perception through stereopsis. Here, the hypothesis that the need for accurate eye-forelimb coordination substantially influenced the evolution of the primate visual system is presented. Evolutionary processes may change the direction ...

  18. Accuracy Constraint Determination in Fixed-Point System Design

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    O. Sentieys; R. Rocher; Serizel, R.; Menard, D.

    2008-01-01

    Most of digital signal processing applications are specified and designed with floatingpoint arithmetic but are finally implemented using fixed-point architectures. Thus, the design flow requires a floating-point to fixed-point conversion stage which optimizes the implementation cost under execution time and accuracy constraints. This accuracy constraint is linked to the application performances and the determination of this constraint is one of the key issues of the conversion process. In t...

  19. COMS eye plaque brachytherapy dosimetric sensitivity to source photon energy and seed design

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    This study explores the influence of source photon energy on eye plaque brachytherapy dose distributions for a 16 mm COMS plaque filled with 103Pd, 125I, or 131Cs sources or monoenergetic photon emissions ranging from 12 keV to 100 keV. Dose distributions were similarly created for all permutations of three common brachytherapy seed designs. Within this range, sources with average energy ?22 keV may reduce dose to the opposite eye wall by more than a factor of 2 while maintaining tolerable proximal sclera doses when prescribing to depths of 9 mm or less. Current commercially-available brachytherapy sources can exhibit up to 15% relative dosimetric sensitivity to seed design at regions within the eye. - Highlights: • Episcleral eye plaque brachytherapy utilizes low-energy photon-emitting sources. • Dose distribution sensitivity to source photon energy and seed design was examined. • Tumor dose conformity and critical structure sparing from ?22 keV photons is preferred. • Ocular dose distributions varied by up to 15% with seed design permutations

  20. The Tromsø Eye Study : study design, methodology and results on visual acuity and refractive errors

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    Bertelsen, Geir; Erke, Maja G

    2013-01-01

    Purpose:? To describe the study design and methodology of the Tromsø Eye Study (TES), and to describe visual acuity and refractive error in the study population. Methods:? The Tromsø Eye Study is a sub-study of the Tromsø Study, a population-based multipurpose longitudinal study in the municipality of Tromsø, Norway. The Tromsø Eye Study was a part of the sixth survey of the Tromsø Study, conducted from October 2007 through December 2008. The eye examination included information on self-reported eye diseases, assessment of visual acuity and refractive errors, retinal photography and optical coherence tomography. Retinal images were graded for diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, and with computer-assisted measurements of arteriolar and venular diameters. In addition, TES researchers have access to the large comprehensive Tromsø Study database including physical examination results, carotid artery ultrasound, electrocardiogram, bone densitometry, cognitive tests, questionnaires, DNA, blood and urine samples and more from the present and the five previous surveys. Results:? Visual acuity was assessed in 6459 subjects and refraction in 6566 subjects aged 38-87?years. Snellen visual acuity

  1. Remote control of mobile robots through human eye gaze: the design and evaluation of an interface

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    Latif, Hemin Omer; Sherkat, Nasser; Lotfi, Ahmad

    2008-10-01

    Controlling mobile robots remotely requires the operator to monitor the status of the robot through some sort of feedback. Assuming a vision based feedback system is used the operator is required to closely monitor the images while navigating the robot in real time. This will engage the eyes and the hands of the operator. Since the eyes are engaged in the monitoring task anyway, their gaze can be used to navigate the robot in order to free the hands of the operator. However, the challenge here lies in developing an interaction interface that enables an intuitive distinction to be made between monitoring and commanding. This paper presents a novel means of constructing a user interface to meet this challenge. A range of solutions are constructed by augmenting the visual feedback with command regions to investigate the extent to which a user can intuitively control the robot. An experimental platform comprising a mobile robot together with cameras and eye-gaze system is constructed. The design of the system allows control of the robot, control of onboard cameras and control of the interface through eye-gaze. A number of tasks are designed to evaluate the proposed solutions. This paper presents the design considerations and the results of the evaluation. Overall it is found that the proposed solutions provide effective means of successfully navigating the robot for a range of tasks.

  2. Designing a Secure Point-of-Sale System

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    Sharp, Robin; Pedersen, Allan

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes some experiences with using the ''Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation'' as the basis for a design methodology when designing secure systems. As an example, the design process for a Point-of-Sale (POS) system is described.

  3. Revised Point of Departure Design Options for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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    Fittje, James E.; Schnitzler, Bruce G.; Borowoski, Stanley

    2015-01-01

    Four Revised Point of Departure NTR Engines were Designed and Analyzed using MCNP and NESS. All Four Engines Have Thermodynamically Closed Cycles at Nominal Chamber Pressures. 111 kilonewton (25 kip-force) Cermet Design Required Dedicated Heater Elements to Close the Cycle. Cermet Based Designs had Slightly Higher TW Ratios, but Required Substantially More U-235. NERVA Derived Criticality Limited Engine Could Operate at Lower Power and Thrust Levels Compared to the Criticality Limited Cermet Design.

  4. Attention and Recall of Point-of-sale Tobacco Marketing: A Mobile Eye-Tracking Pilot Study

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    Maansi Bansal-Travers

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available  Introduction: As tobacco advertising restrictions have increased, the retail ‘power wall’ behind the counter is increasingly invaluable for marketing tobacco products. Objective: The primary objectives of this pilot study were 3-fold: (1 evaluate the attention paid/fixations on the area behind the cash register where tobacco advertising is concentrated and tobacco products are displayed in a real-world setting, (2 evaluate the duration (dwell-time of these fixations, and (3 evaluate the recall of advertising displayed on the tobacco power wall. Methods: Data from 13 Smokers (S and 12 Susceptible or non-daily Smokers (SS aged 180–30 from a mobile eye-tracking study. Mobile-eye tracking technology records the orientation (fixation and duration (dwell-time of visual attention. Participants were randomized to one of three purchase tasks at a convenience store: Candy bar Only (CO; N = 10, Candy bar + Specified cigarette Brand (CSB; N = 6, and Candy bar + cigarette Brand of their Choice (CBC; N = 9. A post-session survey evaluated recall of tobacco marketing. Key outcomes were fixations and dwell-time on the cigarette displays at the point-of-sale. Results: Participants spent a median time of 44 seconds during the standardized time evaluated and nearly three-quarters (72% fixated on the power wall during their purchase, regardless of smoking status (S: 77%, SS: 67% or purchase task (CO: 44%, CSB: 71%, CBC: 100%. In the post session survey, nearly all participants (96% indicated they noticed a cigarette brand and 64% were able to describe a specific part of the tobacco wall or recall a promotional offer. Conclusions: Consumers are exposed to point-of-sale tobacco marketing, regardless of smoking status. FDA should consider regulations that limit exposure to point-of-sale tobacco marketing among consumers.

  5. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step

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    The smart way to learn Office SharePoint Designer 2007-one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to master the fundamentals of building customized SharePoint sites and applications. You'll learn how to work with Windows® SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 to create Web pages complete with Cascading Style Sheets, Lists, Libraries, and customized Web parts. Then, make your site really work for you by adding data sources, including databases, XML data and Web services, and RSS fe

  6. Accuracy Constraint Determination in Fixed-Point System Design

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    Serizel R

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Most of digital signal processing applications are specified and designed with floatingpoint arithmetic but are finally implemented using fixed-point architectures. Thus, the design flow requires a floating-point to fixed-point conversion stage which optimizes the implementation cost under execution time and accuracy constraints. This accuracy constraint is linked to the application performances and the determination of this constraint is one of the key issues of the conversion process. In this paper, a method is proposed to determine the accuracy constraint from the application performance. The fixed-point system is modeled with an infinite precision version of the system and a single noise source located at the system output. Then, an iterative approach for optimizing the fixed-point specification under the application performance constraint is defined and detailed. Finally the efficiency of our approach is demonstrated by experiments on an MP3 encoder.

  7. Accuracy Constraint Determination in Fixed-Point System Design

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    O. Sentieys

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Most of digital signal processing applications are specified and designed with floatingpoint arithmetic but are finally implemented using fixed-point architectures. Thus, the design flow requires a floating-point to fixed-point conversion stage which optimizes the implementation cost under execution time and accuracy constraints. This accuracy constraint is linked to the application performances and the determination of this constraint is one of the key issues of the conversion process. In this paper, a method is proposed to determine the accuracy constraint from the application performance. The fixed-point system is modeled with an infinite precision version of the system and a single noise source located at the system output. Then, an iterative approach for optimizing the fixed-point specification under the application performance constraint is defined and detailed. Finally the efficiency of our approach is demonstrated by experiments on an MP3 encoder.

  8. Key points in design and construction for containment prestressing system

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    In view of the nuclear safety, the author briefly describes some key points that should be paid attention to in design and construction for containment prestressing system in nuclear power plants and emphasizes the importance of quality assurance during the implementation of the whole containment project (including designing, construction, as well as purchasing, transporting and storing of materials)

  9. Research of Digital Interface Layout Design based on Eye-tracking

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    Shao Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to improve the low service efficiency and unsmooth human-computer interaction caused by currently irrational layouts of digital interfaces for complex systems. Also, three common layout structures for digital interfaces are to be presented and five layout types appropriate for multilevel digital interfaces are to be summarized. Based on the eye tracking technology, an assessment was conducted in advantages and disadvantages of different layout types through subjects’ search efficiency. Based on data and results, this study constructed a matching model which is appropriate for multilevel digital interface layout and verified the fact that the task element is a significant and important aspect of layout design. A scientific experimental model of research on digital interfaces for complex systems is provided. Both data and conclusions of the eye movement experiment provide a reference for layout designs of interfaces for complex systems with different task characteristics.

  10. Design and Implementation of Complex Floating Point Processor Using FPGA

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    Murali Krishna Pavuluri

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents complete processor hardware with three arithmetic units. The first arithmetic unit canperform 32-bit integer arithmetic operations. The second unit can perform arithmetic operations such asaddition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and square root on 32-bit floating point numbers. The thirdunit can perform arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication on complex numbers.The specific advancement in this processor is the new architecture introduced for complex arithmetic unit.In general complex floating point arithmetic hardware consists of floating to fixed and fixed to floatingconversions. But using such hardware will lead to compromise between accuracy and number of bits usedto represent the fixed point equivalent of floating point numbers. The proposed architecture avoids thatcompromise and it is implemented with less number of look-up tables to save around 5500 logic gates. Thecomplex numbers are represented using a subset of IEEE754 standard floating point format, 16-bits forreal part and 16-bits for imaginary part. The floating point arithmetic unit works on 32-bit IEEE754 singleprecision numbers. The instruction set is specially designed to support integer, floating point and complexfloating point arithmetic operations. The on-chip RAM is 8kBytes and is extendable up to 64kBytes. As theprocessor is designed to implement on FPGA, the embedded block RAMs are utilized as RAM.

  11. Design of the Annular Suspension and Pointing System (ASPS) (including design addendum)

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    Cunningham, D.; Gismondi, T.; Hamilton, B.; Kendig, J.; Kiedrowski, J.; Vroman, A.; Wilson, G.

    1980-01-01

    The Annular Suspension and Pointing System is an experiment pointing mount designed for extremely precise 3 axis orientation of shuttle experiments. It utilizes actively controlled magnetic bearing to provide noncontacting vernier pointing and translational isolation of the experiment. The design of the system is presented and analyzed.

  12. Revised Point of Departure Design Options for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion

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    Fittje, James E.; Borowski, Stanley K.; Schnitzler, Bruce

    2015-01-01

    In an effort to further refine potential point of departure nuclear thermal rocket engine designs, four proposed engine designs representing two thrust classes and utilizing two different fuel matrix types are designed and analyzed from both a neutronics and thermodynamic cycle perspective. Two of these nuclear rocket engine designs employ a tungsten and uranium dioxide cermet (ceramic-metal) fuel with a prismatic geometry based on the ANL-200 and the GE-710, while the other two designs utilize uranium-zirconium-carbide in a graphite composite fuel and a prismatic fuel element geometry developed during the Rover/NERVA Programs. Two engines are analyzed for each fuel type, a small criticality limited design and a 111 kN (25 klbf) thrust class engine design, which has been the focus of numerous manned mission studies, including NASA's Design Reference Architecture 5.0. slightly higher T/W ratios, but they required substantially more 235U.

  13. Research on registration algorithm based on feature points for human eye retina images

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    Liu, Yuran; Yang, Huizhen; Su, Liyun; Zhang, Yudong; Rao, Xuejun

    2009-05-01

    As a rule, according to the characteristics of living retinal images, such as gray and resolution unconsistency, some differences in detail, etc, it is a fairly difficult problem to carry out images stitching. In this paper, a robust image registration method based on feature points is proposed. To begin with, use RANSAC method to make rough match for the corner. Then, Mahalanobis distance is applied in the accurate purification. Finally, execute the image stitching with the purified corner. Practical experiments and application show that the proposed approach is feasible and effective.

  14. Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design

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    A must have guide for creating engaging and usable SharePoint 2010 brandingWith SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has provided a more robust environment for creating collaboration and content management sites that rival any of the popular websites on the internet. Creating a branded SharePoint site involves understanding both traditional web design techniques as well as topics that are typically reserved for developers. This book bridges that gap by not only providing expert guidance for creating beautiful public facing and internal intranet sites but it also addresses the needs of those readers that

  15. Frequency of secondary cataract development in pseudophakic eyes with posterior chamber IOL of current designs in case of axial myopia

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Purpose. To evaluate a frequency of secondary cataract development in different periods of postoperative follow-up after cataract phacoemulsification depending on the degree of axial myopia and the implanted IOL design. Material and methods. A retrospective analysis of secondary cataract formation in the long-term follow-up after cataract phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation was performed in 16575 eyes out of 8722 patients with emmetropia and axial myopia. The average age of patients was 74±7 years, and the follow-up period was 5 years. The eyes with associated pathology such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy etc, were excluded from the study. Depending on the design of implanted IOL all eyes were divided into 3 groups. The first group included 5527 eyes with the implanted B-lens IOL (Hanita, Israel. The second group included 5629 eyes with the implanted Idea IOL (XCELENS, Switzerland. The third group consisted of 5419 eyes with the implanted Acrysof natural, SA60AT IOL (Alcon, USA. In every case the degree of myopia was evaluated using axial length of an eye that was measured instrumentally. The incidence of secondary cataract formation was evaluated on quantity of YAG-laser posterior capsule dissection within the 5-year follow-up after phacoemulsification with IOL implantation. Conclusion. According to our results the incidence of PCO is directly dependent on the axial length of the eye, strongly increasing in eyes with high axial myopia. The design and material of implanted IOL played an important role in PCO formation too. The eyes with the Acrysof natural, SA60AT IOL (Alcon, USA had the lowest incidence of PCO in the long-term follow-up.

  16. Design and verifications of an eye model fitted with contact lenses for wavefront measurement systems

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    Cheng, Yuan-Chieh; Chen, Jia-Hong; Chang, Rong-Jie; Wang, Chung-Yen; Hsu, Wei-Yao; Wang, Pei-Jen

    2015-09-01

    Contact lenses are typically measured by the wet-box method because of the high optical power resulting from the anterior central curvature of cornea, even though the back vertex power of the lenses are small. In this study, an optical measurement system based on the Shack-Hartmann wavefront principle was established to investigate the aberrations of soft contact lenses. Fitting conditions were micmicked to study the optical design of an eye model with various topographical shapes in the anterior cornea. Initially, the contact lenses were measured by the wet-box method, and then by fitting the various topographical shapes of cornea to the eye model. In addition, an optics simulation program was employed to determine the sources of errors and assess the accuracy of the system. Finally, samples of soft contact lenses with various Diopters were measured; and, both simulations and experimental results were compared for resolving the controversies of fitting contact lenses to an eye model for optical measurements. More importantly, the results show that the proposed system can be employed for study of primary aberrations in contact lenses.

  17. Design considerations for eye-safe single-aperture laser radars

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    Starodubov, D.; McCormick, K.; Volfson, L.

    2015-05-01

    The design considerations for low cost, shock resistant, compact and efficient laser radars and ranging systems are discussed. The reviewed approach with single optical aperture allows reducing the size, weight and power of the system. Additional design benefits include improved stability, reliability and rigidity of the overall system. The proposed modular architecture provides simplified way of varying the performance parameters of the range finder product family by selecting the sets of specific illumination and detection modules. The performance operation challenges are presented. The implementation of non-reciprocal optical elements is considered. The cross talk between illumination and detection channels for single aperture design is reviewed. 3D imaging capability for the ranging applications is considered. The simplified assembly and testing process for single aperture range finders that allows to mass produce the design are discussed. The eye safety of the range finder operation is summarized.

  18. Design of a population-based study of visual impairment in India : The Andhra Pradesh eye disease study

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    Full Text Available Reliable population-based epidemiologic data regarding vision and ocular morbidity, as well as those about the perceptions of people regarding visual impairment and eye care, are lacking for the most part in the developing world including India. These data are the basis on which effective eye care services can be developed. To meet this need we designed the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study, a population-based epidemiology study of 10,000 people in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The design of this study is described in this paper. Various options for the sample size, study areas, sampling procedure, and recruitment of subjects were considered. A sample size of 10,000 people, 5,000 each in the < or = 30 and > 30 years age groups, was determined to obtain reasonable confidence in estimating the prevalence of diseases and odds ratios for risk factors of interest. A multistage sampling strategy was chosen for the study which was assumed to give a design effect of 1.5 for the estimates. One urban area, Hyderabad, and three rural areas, West Godavari, Adilabad and Mahbubnagar districts, were selected in Andhra Pradesh. Interview instruments were developed to obtain detailed information about demographic data, diet, ocular and systemic history, risk factors for eye diseases, visual function, quality of life, barriers to eye care, and knowledge about eye diseases. A detailed examination procedure was devised to obtain a broad range of normative and abnormal data related to eyes and vision. A protocol was developed for doing automated visual fields, slitlamp and fundus photography. Computer databases were made in FoxPro for data entry and subsequent analysis with SPSS. Pilot studies were done to test the instruments, procedures, and logistics of the study in urban and rural areas. Information from the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study is expected to help in planning and implementation of effective long-term preventive, curative, and rehabilitative eye care services in Andhra Pradesh.

  19. A superlinear interior points algorithm for engineering design optimization

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    Herskovits, J.; Asquier, J.

    1990-01-01

    We present a quasi-Newton interior points algorithm for nonlinear constrained optimization. It is based on a general approach consisting of the iterative solution in the primal and dual spaces of the equalities in Karush-Kuhn-Tucker optimality conditions. This is done in such a way to have primal and dual feasibility at each iteration, which ensures satisfaction of those optimality conditions at the limit points. This approach is very strong and efficient, since at each iteration it only requires the solution of two linear systems with the same matrix, instead of quadratic programming subproblems. It is also particularly appropriate for engineering design optimization inasmuch at each iteration a feasible design is obtained. The present algorithm uses a quasi-Newton approximation of the second derivative of the Lagrangian function in order to have superlinear asymptotic convergence. We discuss theoretical aspects of the algorithm and its computer implementation.

  20. Design of Automatic Extraction Algorithm of Knowledge Points for MOOCs

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    Chen, Haijian; Han, Dongmei; Dai, Yonghui; Zhao, Lina

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are very popular among college students and have a powerful impact on academic institutions. In the MOOCs environment, knowledge discovery and knowledge sharing are very important, which currently are often achieved by ontology techniques. In building ontology, automatic extraction technology is crucial. Because the general methods of text mining algorithm do not have obvious effect on online course, we designed automatic extracting course knowledge points (AECKP) algorithm for online course. It includes document classification, Chinese word segmentation, and POS tagging for each document. Vector Space Model (VSM) is used to calculate similarity and design the weight to optimize the TF-IDF algorithm output values, and the higher scores will be selected as knowledge points. Course documents of “C programming language” are selected for the experiment in this study. The results show that the proposed approach can achieve satisfactory accuracy rate and recall rate. PMID:26448738

  1. Design of Automatic Extraction Algorithm of Knowledge Points for MOOCs.

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    Chen, Haijian; Han, Dongmei; Dai, Yonghui; Zhao, Lina

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are very popular among college students and have a powerful impact on academic institutions. In the MOOCs environment, knowledge discovery and knowledge sharing are very important, which currently are often achieved by ontology techniques. In building ontology, automatic extraction technology is crucial. Because the general methods of text mining algorithm do not have obvious effect on online course, we designed automatic extracting course knowledge points (AECKP) algorithm for online course. It includes document classification, Chinese word segmentation, and POS tagging for each document. Vector Space Model (VSM) is used to calculate similarity and design the weight to optimize the TF-IDF algorithm output values, and the higher scores will be selected as knowledge points. Course documents of "C programming language" are selected for the experiment in this study. The results show that the proposed approach can achieve satisfactory accuracy rate and recall rate. PMID:26448738

  2. The design process seen through the eyes of a type designer

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    Beier, Sofie

    2015-01-01

    To understand how the design process works, the paper takes the outset in the work of one of the first innovating type designers: the English printer and typefounder John Baskerville (1706-1775). By comparing his way of working with a model for a contemporary design process, the paper reflects upon...

  3. Design of laser radar-based feature points measurement scheme

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    He, Binggao; An, Zhiyong

    2014-09-01

    With the development of scientific technology, the requirement of aircraft level measurement technology is growing. The traditional measurement method and device have become the bottleneck of the production. The optical 3D large-size measurement technique, with the advantages of large measurement scale, high accuracy, high generality, high flexibility and automatic measurement, has becomes the primary technique for measuring the geometry of large-size object. For the actual problems existed in the routine the feature points of level measure technology, such as failure to meet required degree of accuracy, lower efficiency and slower speed of data processing, this paper puts forwards a new measuring scheme on the feature-points of aircraft level measure by using the optical measurement system of Laser radar. Initially, the measuring principle analysis has been performed based on the optical measurement system of Laser radar. The measurement scheme of the feature-points of level measure has been carried out on the basis of the principle. And then, it makes profound analysis of the key technology which includes the technology of CCD image alignment and station-moving measurement. After the actual detection, the combined error of each feature-point is less than the comprehensive error 0.3mm, meeting the measuring scheme of accuracy index. Analysis results demonstrate that design of the measuring scheme is effective, and can meet the requirements of actual applications.

  4. The design process seen through the eyes of a type designer

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    Beier, Sofie

    2015-01-01

    To understand how the design process works, the paper takes the outset in the work of one of the first innovating type designers: the English printer and typefounder John Baskerville (1706-1775). By comparing his way of working with a model for a contemporary design process, the paper reflects upon the relationship between this and the way Baskerville might have worked in the development of his historical typeface style.

  5. Eye movement

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    This is a special lecture at the 96th Annual Congress of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society in 1992, presenting studies on eye movement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Using cine mode MRI technology, two methods for producing a series of photographs have been invented: (1) the moving eye method or dynamic method in which the subjects were asked to perform 256 or 512 vertical and horizontal eye movements in synchronization with a sound trigger; and (2) the fixed eye method or static method in which the subjects were asked to gaze at individual points in a 5 to 7 point sequence as indicated by the investigator. MRI data was generated and the resulting series of photographs were observed in cine mode on a televisin monitor. Displaying the MRI-generated photographs in cine mode enables direct observation of eye movement, optic nerve and extraocular muscles within the orbit. Although the moving eye method is more accurate in its portrayal of the actual eye movement, at least 256 eye movements are required for about 5 minutes, causing physical and mental load for the subjects. The fixed eye method was thus used to examine ophthalmoplegia, including abducens palsy, oculomotor palsy, fracture of the orbital wall, foreign bodies in the orbit, Duane's syndrome, endocrine myopathy, esotropia and exotropia. This allowed the investigation of anatomical changes, such as atrophy or hypertrophy, and the functional state caused by contraction and relaxation of the extraocular muscles. Transposition of the extraocular muscles for paralytic squint was reexamined and a new surgical procedure was developed for abducens palsy. The measurement of the length, thickness and weight of the extraocular muscles from the MRI-generated photographs allowed more accurate analysis. Three dimensional reconstructive method of MRI provided a valuable tool for evaluating the orbit. (N.K.) 67 refs

  6. Change point analysis and assessment : An integrated methodological design

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    Müller, Sabine; Neergaard, Helle

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this article is to develop an analytical framework for studying processes such as continuous innovation and business development in high-tech SME clusters that transcends the traditional qualitative-quantitative divide. The article's key contribution is the conceptual integration of four existing and well-recognised but separate approaches to studying events, processes, and change, namely change-point analysis (CPA), event-history analysis (EHA), critical-incident technique (CIT), and sequence analysis (SA) into a single design framework which is especially useful for studying complex and long-term or ongoing processes.

  7. Iodine-125 applicator designed for irradiating blood vessels growing into the cornea of the eye

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    Hering, E.R.; Korrubel, J.B.; Sealy, R.; Hill, J.

    1989-03-01

    The invasion of the traumatized cornea by blood vessels is a well known complication is often associated with graft rejection. Graft acceptance may be improved by the induction of endarteritis with ..beta.. radiation but the corneal stroma may be so changed by the necessary dose of radiation (commonly 4500-5000 cGy in three or four fractions) as to significantly increase the risk of sloughing (Macfaul and Bedford, 1970). To overcome this problem, the authors have designed and made an /sup 125/I eye applicator to produce an extremely narrow radiation field for treating the vascularization at the base of the cornea only. The anterior part of the cornea receives a very small dose of about 11% of that given to the base and is sufficiently large to receive a 6mm corneal transplant.

  8. Optimal Point Spread Function Design for 3D Imaging

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    Shechtman, Yoav; Sahl, Steffen J.; Backer, Adam S.; Moerner, W. E.

    2014-09-01

    To extract from an image of a single nanoscale object maximum physical information about its position, we propose and demonstrate a framework for pupil-plane modulation for 3D imaging applications requiring precise localization, including single-particle tracking and superresolution microscopy. The method is based on maximizing the information content of the system, by formulating and solving the appropriate optimization problem—finding the pupil-plane phase pattern that would yield a point spread function (PSF) with optimal Fisher information properties. We use our method to generate and experimentally demonstrate two example PSFs: one optimized for 3D localization precision over a 3 ?m depth of field, and another with an unprecedented 5 ?m depth of field, both designed to perform under physically common conditions of high background signals.

  9. Design and implementation of a real time and train less eye state recognition system

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    Dehnavi, Mohammad; Eshghi, Mohammad

    2012-12-01

    Eye state recognition is one of the main stages of many image processing systems such as driver drowsiness detection system and closed-eye photo correction. Driver drowsiness is one of the main causes in the road accidents around the world. In these circumstances, a fast and accurate driver drowsiness detection system can prevent these accidents. In this article, we proposed a fast algorithm for determining the state of an eye, based on the difference between iris/pupil color and white area of the eye. In the proposed method, vertical projection is used to determine the eye state. This method is suitable for hardware implementation to be used in a fast and online drowsiness detection system. The proposed method, along with other needed preprocessing stages, is implemented on Field Programmable Gate Array chips. The results show that the proposed low-complex algorithm has sufficient speed and accuracy, to be used in real-world conditions.

  10. Eye Infections

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    Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are Conjunctivitis - also known as pinkeye. Conjunctivitis is ...

  11. Black Eye

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    ... Eye Health News Consumer Alerts What Is a Black Eye? Tweet Black eye is a phrase used to describe bruising ... dark bruising in the tissue. What Is a Black Eye? Black Eye Symptoms What Causes a Black ...

  12. Eye design and color signaling in a stomatopod crustacean Gonodactylus smithii.

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    Chiao, C C; Cronin, T W; Marshall, N J

    2000-08-01

    Many species of stomatopod crustaceans have multiple spectral classes of photoreceptors in their retinas. Behavioral evidence also indicates that stomatopods are capable of discriminating objects by their spectral differences alone. Most animals use only two to four different types of photoreceptors in their color vision systems, typically with broad sensitivity functions, but the stomatopods apparently include eight or more narrowband photoreceptor classes for color recognition. It is also known that stomatopods use several colored body regions in social interactions. To examine why stomatopods may be so 'concerned' with color, we measured the absorption spectra of visual pigments and intrarhabdomal filters, and the reflectance spectra from different parts of the bodies of several individuals of the gonodactyloid stomatopod species, Gonodactylus smithii. We then applied a model of multiple dichromatic channels for color encoding to examine whether the finely tuned color vision was specifically co-evolved with their complex color signals. Although the eye design of stomatopods seems suitable for detecting color signals of their own, the detection of color signals from other animals, such as reef fishes, can be enhanced as well. Color vision in G. smithii is therefore not exclusively adapted to detect its own color signals, but the spectral tuning of some photoreceptors (e.g. midband Rows 2 and 3) enhances the contrast of certain color signals to a large enough degree to make co-evolution between color vision and these rather specific color signals likely. PMID:11111137

  13. The Modular Point Design for Heavy Ion Fusion

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    We report on an ongoing study on modular Heavy Ion Fusion drivers. The modular driver is characterized by 10 to 20 nearly identical induction linacs, each carrying a single high current beam. In this scheme, the Integrated Research Experiment (IRE) can be one of the full size induction linacs. Hence, this approach offers significant advantages in terms of driver development path. For beam transport, these modules use solenoids which are capable of carrying high line charge densities, even at low energies. A new injector concept allows compression of the beam to high line densities right at the source. The final drift compression is performed in a plasma, in which the large repulsive space charge effects are neutralized. Finally, the beam is transversely compressed onto the target, using either external solenoids or current-carrying channels (in the Assisted Pinch Mode of beam propagation). We will report on progress towards a self-consistent point design from injector to target. Considerations of driver architecture, chamber environment as well as the methodology for meeting target requirements of spot size, pulse shape and symmetry will also be described. Finally, some near-term experiments to address the key scientific issues will be discussed

  14. The Modular Point Design for Heavy Ion Fusion

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    We report on an ongoing study on modular Heavy Ion Fusion drivers. The modular driver is characterized by tens (? 20) nearly identical induction linacs, each carrying a single high current beam. In this scheme, the Integrated Research Experiment (IRE) can be one of the full size induction linacs. Hence, this approach offers significant advantages in terms of driver development path. For beam transport, these modules use solenoids which are capable of carrying high line charge densities, even at low energies. A new injector concept allows compression of the beam to high line densities right at the source. The final drift compression is performed in a plasma, in which the large repulsive space charge effects are neutralized. Finally, the beam is transversely compressed onto the target, using either external solenoids or current-carrying channels (in the Assisted Pinch Mode of beam propagation). We will report on progress towards a self-consistent point design from injector to target. Considerations of driver architecture, chamber environment as well as the methodology for meeting target requirements of spot size, pulse shape and symmetry will also be described. Finally, some near-term experiments to address the key scientific issues will be discussed

  15. A simple cassette as point-of-care diagnostic device for naked-eye colorimetric bacteria detection.

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    Safavieh, Mohammadali; Ahmed, Minhaz Uddin; Sokullu, Esen; Ng, Andy; Braescu, Liliana; Zourob, Mohammed

    2014-01-21

    Effective pathogen detection is necessary for treatment of infectious diseases. Point of care (POC) devices have tremendously improved the global human heath. However, design criteria for sample processing POC devices for pathogen detection in limited infrastructure are challenging and can make a significant contribution to global health by providing rapid and sensitive detection of bacteria in food, water, and patient samples. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel portable POC diagnostic device that is simple to assemble for genetic detection of bacterial pathogens by isothermal DNA amplification. The device is fabricated with very low production cost, using simple methods and easy-to-access materials on a flexible ribbon polyethylene substrate. We showed that the device is capable of detection of 30 CFU mL(-1) of E. coli and 200 CFU mL(-1) of S. aureus in less than 1 hour. Through numerical simulations, we estimated that the device can be extended to high-throughput detection simultaneously performing a minimum of 36 analyses. This robust and sensitive detection device can be assembled and operated by non-specialist personnel, particularly for multiple bacterial pathogen detections in low-resource settings. PMID:24300967

  16. Teach Graphic Design Basics with PowerPoint

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    Lazaros, Edward J.; Spotts, Thomas H.

    2007-01-01

    While PowerPoint is generally regarded as simply software for creating slide presentations, it includes often overlooked--but powerful--drawing tools. Because it is part of the Microsoft Office package, PowerPoint comes preloaded on many computers and thus is already available in many classrooms. Since most computers are not preloaded with good…

  17. Design of a System for Vision Screening and Follow-up Eye Care for Children in Milwaukee Public Schools

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    Murphy, Kathleen; Wu, Min; Steber, Dale; Cisler, Ron A.

    2005-01-01

    Vision problems affect many school age children, while only few of children are adequately screened for vision problems. The design of an information system supporting vision screening and follow-up eye care for Milwaukee Public Schools is discussed in this paper, which includes wireless data collection and web-based data management. The implementation of the system is ongoing. The information system will provide service to approximately 5,000 students annually in 30 urban e...

  18. Oil-points - Designers means to evaluate sustainability of concepts

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    Bey, Niki; Lenau, Torben Anker

    Designers have an essential influence on product design and are therefore one target group for environmental evaluation methods. This implies, that such evaluation methods have to meet designers requirements. Evaluation of sustainability of products is often done using formal Life Cycle Assessmen...

  19. Preliminary Design and Analysis of the GIFTS Instrument Pointing System

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    Zomkowski, Paul P.

    2003-01-01

    The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) Instrument is the next generation spectrometer for remote sensing weather satellites. The GIFTS instrument will be used to perform scans of the Earth s atmosphere by assembling a series of field-of- views (FOV) into a larger pattern. Realization of this process is achieved by step scanning the instrument FOV in a contiguous fashion across any desired portion of the visible Earth. A 2.3 arc second pointing stability, with respect to the scanning instrument, must be maintained for the duration of the FOV scan. A star tracker producing attitude data at 100 Hz rate will be used by the autonomous pointing algorithm to precisely track target FOV s on the surface of the Earth. The main objective is to validate the pointing algorithm in the presence of spacecraft disturbances and determine acceptable disturbance limits from expected noise sources. Proof of concept validation of the pointing system algorithm is carried out with a full system simulation developed using Matlab Simulink. Models for the following components function within the full system simulation: inertial reference unit (IRU), attitude control system (ACS), reaction wheels, star tracker, and mirror controller. With the spacecraft orbital position and attitude maintained to within specified limits the pointing algorithm receives quaternion, ephemeris, and initialization data that are used to construct the required mirror pointing commands at a 100 Hz rate. This comprehensive simulation will also aid in obtaining a thorough understanding of spacecraft disturbances and other sources of pointing system errors. Parameter sensitivity studies and disturbance analysis will be used to obtain limits of operability for the GIFTS instrument. The culmination of this simulation development and analysis will be used to validate the specified performance requirements outlined for this instrument.

  20. Eye redness

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    Bloodshot eyes; Red eyes; Scleral infection; Conjunctival infection ... There are many causes of a red eye or eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. ...

  1. Eye Allergies

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    ... Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts What Are Eye Allergies? Tweet Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis , are ... that Led to a Diabetes Diagnosis Find An Eye M.D. Enter zip code here Search by ...

  2. PORTRAYING THE NORDIC DESIGN FROM AN INSIDE POINT OF VIEW

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    Aida Puente Toraño

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Scandinavian Design. Alternative Histories is a rather technical but an easy-to-read academic work, focusing mainly on the often ignored complexity of the theme, introducing various fresh perspectives to the subject. The authors try to provide the reader with a radically different vision, constructed by clarifying many of the persistent myths of Scandinavian design.

  3. Design of prototype two element optically stimulated luminescence dosimeter badge for eye lens monitoring

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    A prototype two element eye lens dosimeter badge based on highly sensitive ?-Al2O3: C optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) was designed and developed. The badge consists of a plastic card in which two thin ?-Al2O3: C optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) discs are placed. The OSLDs in the plastic card (when inserted into plastic cassette) are covered with energy compensation filters made up of 0.3 mm thick Cu and 1.35 mm thick Teflon discs positioned symmetrically on both sides of the dosimeter. The OSLD badge is useful for monitoring doses from photons and beta particles. In this paper, theoretical studies using Monte Carlo method as well as using the analytical technique have been performed to study the energy response of the bare ?-Al2O3: C based disc dosimeters. These dosimeter discs have been found to exhibit over-response by a factor of ? 3.4 at ? 33 keV photon energy, whereas, beyond 80 keV photon energy, the response is nearly energy independent. Studies have also been performed to find the energy response of the ?-Al2O3: C disc dosimeters under different metal filters, viz., Al, Cu, Sn etc., and under various thicknesses of Teflon. From theoretical simulations, it has been found that 0.3 mm thick Cu is sufficient to correct the over-response in lower energy region within acceptable limits. Further, Teflon disc (DuPont, USA) having thickness of 1.35 mm is found to be the optimized choice as filter for the second dosimeter disc. It is worth mentioning that the ratio of the response of the OSL disc under Teflon to that under Cu filter indicates average energy of X-ray photons and same is used to correct the over-response as well as to estimate the quantity Hp(3). Also for higher photon energy region, the readout of the dosimeter disc under Teflon filter directly measures the quantity Hp(3). Same holds true for beta particles having maximum beta energy, Emax beyond 0.7 MeV. (author)

  4. Single service point: it's all in the design.

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    Bradigan, Pamela S; Rodman, Ruey L

    2008-01-01

    "Design thinking" principles from a leading design firm, IDEO, were key elements in the planning process for a one-desk service model, the ASK Desk, at the John A. Prior Health Sciences Library. The library administration and staff employed the methodology to enhance customer experiences, meet technology challenges, and compete in a changing education environment. The most recent renovations demonstrate how the principles were applied. The concept of "continuous design thinking" is important in the library's daily operations to serve customers most effectively. PMID:19042717

  5. Design of Farthest-Point Masks for Image Halftoning

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    Ramponi G

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available In an earlier paper, we briefly presented a new halftoning algorithm called farthest-point halftoning. In the present paper, this method is analyzed in detail, and a novel dispersion measure is defined to improve the simplicity and flexibility of the result. This new stochastic screen algorithm is loosely based on Kang's dispersed-dot ordered dither halftone array construction technique used as part of his microcluster halftoning method. Our new halftoning algorithm uses pixelwise measures of dispersion based on one proposed by Kang which is here modified to be more effective. In addition, our method exploits the concept of farthest-point sampling (FPS, introduced as a progressive irregular sampling method by Eldar et al. but uses a more efficient implementation of FPS in the construction of the dot profiles. The technique we propose is compared to other state-of-the-art dither-based halftoning methods in both qualitative and quantitative manners.

  6. Material for Point Design (final summary of DIME material)

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    Bradley, Paul A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-02-25

    These slides summarize the motivation of the Defect Induced Mix Experiment (DIME) project, the “point design” of the Polar Direct Drive (PDD) version of the NIF separated reactant capsule, the experimental requirements, technical achievements, and some useful backup material. These slides are intended to provide much basic material in one convenient location and will hopefully be of some use for subsequent experimental projects.

  7. Design and analysis of an adaptive lens that mimics the performance of the crystalline lens in the human eye

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    Santiago-Alvarado, Agustin; Cruz-Félix, Angel S.; Iturbide-Jiménez, F.; Martínez-López, M.; Ramírez-Como, M.; Armengol-Cruz, V.; Vásquez-Báez, I.

    2014-09-01

    Tunable lenses are optical systems that have attracted much attention due to their potential applications in such areas like ophthalmology, machine vision, microscopy and laser processing. In recent years we have been working in the analysis and performance of a liquid-filled variable focal length lens, this is a lens that can modify its focal length by changing the amount of water within it. Nowadays we extend our study to a particular adaptive lens known as solid elastic lens (SEL) that it is formed by an elastic main body made of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS Sylgard 184). In this work, we present the design, simulation and analysis of an adaptive solid elastic lens that in principle imitates the accommodation process of the crystalline lens in the human eye. For this work, we have adopted the parameters of the schematic eye model developed in 1985 by Navarro et al.; this model represents the anatomy of the eye as close as possible to reality by predicting an acceptable and accurate quantity of spherical and chromatic aberrations without any shape fitting. An opto-mechanical analysis of the accommodation process of the adaptive lens is presented, by simulating a certain amount of radial force applied onto the SEL using the finite element method with the commercial software SolidWorks®. We also present ray-trace diagrams of the simulated compression process of the adaptive lens using the commercial software OSLO®.

  8. Design and estimation of coded exposure point spread functions.

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    McCloskey, Scott; Ding, Yuanyuan; Yu, Jingyi

    2012-10-01

    We address the problem of motion deblurring using coded exposure. This approach allows for accurate estimation of a sharp latent image via well-posed deconvolution and avoids lost image content that cannot be recovered from images acquired with a traditional shutter. Previous work in this area has used either manual user input or alpha matting approaches to estimate the coded exposure Point Spread Function (PSF) from the captured image. In order to automate deblurring and to avoid the limitations of matting approaches, we propose a Fourier-domain statistical approach to coded exposure PSF estimation that allows us to estimate the latent image in cases of constant velocity, constant acceleration, and harmonic motion. We further demonstrate that previously used criteria to choose a coded exposure PSF do not produce one with optimal reconstruction error, and that an additional 30 percent reduction in Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) of the latent image estimate can be achieved by incorporating natural image statistics. PMID:22585096

  9. New Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project, Preliminary Point Design

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    This paper provides a preliminary assessment of two possible versions of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), a prismatic fuel type helium gas-cooled reactor and a pebble-bed fuel helium gas reactor. Both designs will meet the three basic requirements that have been set for the NGNP: a coolant outlet temperature of 1000 C, passive safety, and a total power output consistent with that expected for commercial high-temperature gas-cooled reactors

  10. Mobile point-of-care monitors and diagnostic device design

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    Karlen, Walter

    2014-01-01

    PrefaceEditorsContributorsSensors and SystemsInterfacing Diagnostics with Consumer ElectronicsPakorn Preechaburana, Anke Suska, and Daniel FilippiniLab on a CellphoneAhmet F. Coskun, Hongying Zhu, Onur Mudanyali, and Aydogan OzcanThe Phone OximeterChristian Leth PetersenCurrent Technology and Advances in Transepidermal Water Loss SensorsPietro Salvo, Bernardo Melai, Nicola Calisi, and Fabio Di FrancescoPortable High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging System Design and Hardware Considerations

  11. Atomic Design of Three-Dimensional Photonic $Z_2$ Dirac and Weyl Points

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    Wang, HaiXiao; Chen, HuanYang; Jiang, Jian-Hua

    2016-01-01

    Topological nodal points such as Dirac and Weyl points in photonic spectrum offer unique abilities in manipulating light propagation. However, designing topological nodal points in photonic crystals is much more difficult than in electronic systems due to lack of the atomic picture. We propose an atomic approach for the design of three-dimensional Dirac and Weyl points via Mie resonances which can be viewed as photonic local orbits. Using connected-hollow-cylinder structure as an example we demonstrate how to design topological degeneracy points in photonic energy bands by tuning the geometric shape. We discover a new type of topological degeneracy three-dimensional photonic spectrum, the $Z_2$ Dirac points, which are monopoles of the $SU(2)$ Berry-flux protected by the parity-time symmetry. Upon breaking the inversion symmetry each Dirac point splits into a pair of Weyl points with opposite chirality. Our study provides new methodology and example for future topological photonics where monopoles and surface ...

  12. Designing Low-Cost Cryptographic Hardware for Wired- or Wireless Point-to-Point Connections

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    Wallner, Sebastian

    Science and industry consider non classical cryptographic technologies to provide alternative security solutions. They are motivated by strong restrictions as they are often present in embedded security scenarios and in application such as battery powered embedded systems and RFID devices with often severe resource limitations. We investigate the implementation of a low hardware complexity cryptosystem for lightweight (authenticated) symmetric key exchange, based on two new Tree Parity Machine Rekeying Architectures (TPMRAs). This work significantly extends and optimizes (number of gates) previously published results on TPMRAs. We evaluate characteristics of standardcell ASIC design realizations as IP-core in 0.18-CMOS technology and an implementation into a standard bus controller with security features.

  13. Supersonic Aerodynamic Design Improvements of an Arrow-Wing HSCT Configuration Using Nonlinear Point Design Methods

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    Unger, Eric R.; Hager, James O.; Agrawal, Shreekant

    1999-01-01

    This paper is a discussion of the supersonic nonlinear point design optimization efforts at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace under the High-Speed Research (HSR) program. The baseline for these optimization efforts has been the M2.4-7A configuration which represents an arrow-wing technology for the High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT). Optimization work on this configuration began in early 1994 and continued into 1996. Initial work focused on optimization of the wing camber and twist on a wing/body configuration and reductions of 3.5 drag counts (Euler) were realized. The next phase of the optimization effort included fuselage camber along with the wing and a drag reduction of 5.0 counts was achieved. Including the effects of the nacelles and diverters into the optimization problem became the next focus where a reduction of 6.6 counts (Euler W/B/N/D) was eventually realized. The final two phases of the effort included a large set of constraints designed to make the final optimized configuration more realistic and they were successful albeit with a loss of performance.

  14. Application of two procedures for dual-point design of transonic airfoils

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    Mineck, Raymond E.; Campbell, Richard L.; Allison, Dennis O.

    1994-01-01

    Two dual-point design procedures were developed to reduce the objective function of a baseline airfoil at two design points. The first procedure to develop a redesigned airfoil used a weighted average of the shapes of two intermediate airfoils redesigned at each of the two design points. The second procedure used a weighted average of two pressure distributions obtained from an intermediate airfoil redesigned at each of the two design points. Each procedure was used to design a new airfoil with reduced wave drag at the cruise condition without increasing the wave drag or pitching moment at the climb condition. Two cycles of the airfoil shape-averaging procedure successfully designed a new airfoil that reduced the objective function and satisfied the constraints. One cycle of the target (desired) pressure-averaging procedure was used to design two new airfoils that reduced the objective function and came close to satisfying the constraints.

  15. Eye emergencies

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    ... eye turns black and blue, gradually becoming purple, green, and yellow over several days. The abnormal color ... direct hit to the eye from a ball. Chemical injuries A chemical injury to the eye can ...

  16. Eye Wear

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    Eye wear protects or corrects your vision. Examples are Sunglasses Safety goggles Glasses (also called eyeglasses) Contact ... jobs and some sports carry a risk of eye injury. Thousands of children and adults get eye ...

  17. Eye Injuries

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    The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or ...

  18. Eye Cancer

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    Cancer of the eye is uncommon. It can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up ... adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in ...

  19. THE INFLUENCE OF EYES AND BRAIN BEHIND "ARTERMA TOOL" IN FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW INTERFACE OF GAMES

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    Irma Shayana Samaden

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The application of point of view (POV in electronic games has been vastly applied and fast becoming a favorite among electronic games (EG players particularly in games of action genre like warfare games. While allowing the users to experience the character first-hand, POV has its limitations for users. One example of the problems is the difficulty to anticipate the direction an attack by the enemy from a POV blindspot. Another problem is the difficulty to prepare a strategy. Some players become “somewhat dizzy” and eventually give up the game. This paper elaborates on the development of a framework for interactive montage on EG software interface using ArTerma tools and how the ArTerma tool works in the POV interface. Therefore, to accomplish the development of ArTerma tools, (A1(DDI2E3 model is used. In (A1(DDI2E3 model usage, ADDIE model is combined with other model concept such as “DiegesisSpatiality” concept Model, Frame concept model, and Mental concept model has been employed along side an elaboration on case studies. The study hopes that the developed a new model as well as support tool can help improve future EGs.

  20. THE INFLUENCE OF EYES AND BRAIN BEHIND "ARTERMA TOOL" IN FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW INTERFACE OF GAMES

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    Irma Shayana Samaden

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The application of point of view (POV in electronic games has been vastly applied and fast becoming a favorite among electronic games (EG players particularly in games of action genre like warfare games. While allowing the users to experience the character first-hand, POV has its limitations for users. One example of the problems is the difficulty to anticipate the direction an attack by the enemy from a POV blindspot. Another problem is the difficulty to prepare a strategy. Some players become “somewhat dizzy” and eventually give up the game. This paper elaborates on the development of a framework for interactive montage on EG software interface using ArTerma tools and how the ArTerma tool works in the POV interface. Therefore, to accomplish the development of ArTerma tools, (A1(DDI2E3 model is used. In (A1(DDI2E3 model usage, ADDIE model is combined with other model concept such as “Diegesis Spatiality” concept Model, Frame concept model, and Mental concept model has been employed along side an elaboration on case studies. The study hopes that the developed a new model as well as support tool can help improve future EGs.

  1. Quantifying patterns of dynamics in eye movement to measure goodness in organization of design elements in interior architecture

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    Mirkia, Hasti; Sangari, Arash; Nelson, Mark; Assadi, Amir H.

    2013-03-01

    Architecture brings together diverse elements to enhance the observer's measure of esthetics and the convenience of functionality. Architects often conceptualize synthesis of design elements to invoke the observer's sense of harmony and positive affect. How does an observer's brain respond to harmony of design in interior spaces? One implicit consideration by architects is the role of guided visual attention by observers while navigating indoors. Prior visual experience of natural scenes provides the perceptual basis for Gestalt of design elements. In contrast, Gestalt of organization in design varies according to the architect's decision. We outline a quantitative theory to measure the success in utilizing the observer's psychological factors to achieve the desired positive affect. We outline a unified framework for perception of geometry and motion in interior spaces, which integrates affective and cognitive aspects of human vision in the context of anthropocentric interior design. The affective criteria are derived from contemporary theories of interior design. Our contribution is to demonstrate that the neural computations in an observer's eye movement could be used to elucidate harmony in perception of form, space and motion, thus a measure of goodness of interior design. Through mathematical modeling, we argue the plausibility of the relevant hypotheses.

  2. Interdisciplinary working in service design: case studies for designing touch points

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    Rodriguez, Liliana; Lockley, Eleanor

    2012-01-01

    The paper argues that interdisciplinary design can be successful in services design. It offers information about 2 case studies in which interdisciplinary teams address design services problems. The paper explains the design method employed in the case studies. It also identifies “user design centred” as the main concept that drove the design approach. It explains the meaning of “user centred design”, of “services design” and highlights the importance of “interdisciplinary services design”. T...

  3. A multi level system design for vigilance measurement based on head posture estimation and eyes blinking

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    Teyeb, Ines; Jemai, Olfa; Zaied, Mourad; ben Amar, Chokri

    2015-12-01

    Driving security is an important task for human society. The major challenge in the field of accident avoidance systems is the driver vigilance monitoring. The lack of vigilance can be noticed by various ways, such as, fatigue, drowsiness and distraction. Hence, the need of a reliable driver's vigilance decrease detection system which can alert drivers before a mishap happens. In this paper, we present a novel approach for vigilance estimation based on multilevel system by combining head movement analysis and eyes blinking. We have used Viola and Jones algorithm to analyse head movement and a classification system using wavelet networks for eyelid closure measuring. The contribution of our application is classifiying the vigilance state at multi level. This is different from the binary-class (awakening or hypovigilant state) existing in most popular systems.

  4. Design and development of a ferroelectric micro photo detector for the bionic eye

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    Song, Yang

    Driven by no effective therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age Related Macular Degeneration, artificial vision through the development of an artificial retina that can be implanted into the human eye, is being addressed by the Bionic Eye. This dissertation focuses on the study of a photoferroelectric micro photo detector as an implantable retinal prosthesis for vision restoration in patients with above disorders. This implant uses an electrical signal to trigger the appropriate ocular cells of the vision system without resorting to wiring or electrode implantation. The research work includes fabrication of photoferroelectric thin film micro detectors, characterization of these photoferroelectric micro devices as photovoltaic cells, and Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling of the photoferroelectrics and their device-neuron interface. A ferroelectric micro detector exhibiting the photovoltaic effect (PVE) directly adds electrical potential to the neuron membrane outer wall at the focal adhesion regions. The electrical potential then generates a retinal cell membrane potential deflection through a newly developed Direct-Electric-Field-Coupling (DEFC) model. This model is quite different from the traditional electric current model because instead of current directly working on the cell membrane, the PVE current is used to generate a localized high electric potential in the focal adhesion region by working together with the anisotropic high internal impedance of ferroelectric thin films. General electrodes and silicon photodetectors do not have such anisotropy and high impedance, and thus they cannot generate DEFC. This mechanism investigation is very valuable, because it clearly shows that our artificial retina works in a way that is totally different from the traditional current stimulation methods.

  5. End-point controller design for an experimental two-link flexible manipulator using convex optimization

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    Oakley, Celia M.; Barratt, Craig H.

    1990-01-01

    Recent results in linear controller design are used to design an end-point controller for an experimental two-link flexible manipulator. A nominal 14-state linear-quadratic-Gaussian (LQG) controller was augmented with a 528-tap finite-impulse-response (FIR) filter designed using convex optimization techniques. The resulting 278-state controller produced improved end-point trajectory tracking and disturbance rejection in simulation and experimentally in real time.

  6. Innovation methods integration for safety conflicts management in design Case study : the three-point hitch

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    Ghemraoui, R.; Mathieu, L.; Tricot, N.

    2010-01-01

    This paper looks at the problem of taking safety requirements into account in the agricultural equipment design thanks to the integration of innovation theories and methods. Firstly, it goes to introduce two major methods, Axiomatic Design and TRIZ, which have been applied in other transportation domains and have given successful results. Currently, Axiomatic Design is used to analyse the technical product and to point out technical problems. Based on two design axioms, Axiomatic Design is a ...

  7. Design and construction progress on Gentilly 2, Cordoba, Point Lepreau, and Wolsung projects

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    Gentilly 2, Point Lepreau, Cordoba and Wolsung are the first 600 MW CANDU nuclear generating stations to be built. Progress in their construction and in the remaining design work for these stations is discussed. (LL)

  8. Stauts of the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) Hohlraum Point Design

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    Amendt, P; Dunne, M; Ho, D; Lasinski, B; Meeker, D; Ross, J S

    2012-04-10

    Progress on the hohlraum point design for the LIFE engine is described. New features in the original design [Amendt et al., Fus. Sci. Technol. 60, 49 (2011)] are incorporated that address the imperatives of low target cost, high manufacturing throughput, efficient and prompt material recycling, an ability for near-term testing of key target design uncertainties on the National Ignition Facility, and robustness to target chamber environment and injection insults. To this end, the novel use of Pb hohlraums and aerogel-supported liquid DT fuel loading within a high-density-carbon (HDC) ablator is implemented in the hohlraum point design.

  9. Design of 16-point Radix-4 Fast Fourier Transform in 0.18µm CMOS Technology

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    Siva K. Palaniappan; Tun Z.A. Zulkifli

    2007-01-01

    This paper introduces detail design of semi-custom CMOS Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) architecture for computing 16-point radix-4 FFT. FFT is one of the most widely used algorithms in digital signal processing. It is used in many signal processing and communication application as an important block for various multi-carrier systems such as for WLAN (Wireless local area network). This paper describes the design of an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) CMOS FFT processor for 16-point...

  10. The Tromsø Eye Study

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    Bertelsen, Geir; Erke, Maja G; von Hanno, Therese; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B; Peto, Tunde; Sjølie, Anne K; Njølstad, Inger

    2013-01-01

    Purpose:? To describe the study design and methodology of the Tromsø Eye Study (TES), and to describe visual acuity and refractive error in the study population. Methods:? The Tromsø Eye Study is a sub-study of the Tromsø Study, a population-based multipurpose longitudinal study in the municipality of Tromsø, Norway. The Tromsø Eye Study was a part of the sixth survey of the Tromsø Study, conducted from October 2007 through December 2008. The eye examination included information on self-reported...

  11. On the design of IEEE compliant floating point units and their quantitative analysis

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    Seidel, Peter-Michael

    1999-01-01

    Abstract this thesis addresses the question of which are the important issues in the design of a high-speed floating-point unit (FPU) that is fully compliant with the IEEE floating-point standard 754-1985 [19]. There are a few choices that need to be made when designing an IEEE compliant FPU, among them: the internal representation of floating-point numbers, the rounding algorithms, handling of denormal results, usage of the same rounding hardware for different units (e.g. adder, multiplier, ...

  12. COMPU-EYE: a high resolution computational compound eye.

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    Lee, Woong-Bi; Jang, Hwanchol; Park, Sangjun; Song, Young Min; Lee, Heung-No

    2016-02-01

    In nature, the compound eyes of arthropods have evolved towards a wide field of view (FOV), infinite depth of field and fast motion detection. However, compound eyes have inferior resolution when compared with the camera-type eyes of vertebrates, owing to inherent structural constraints such as the optical performance and the number of ommatidia. For resolution improvements, in this paper, we propose COMPUtational compound EYE (COMPU-EYE), a new design that increases acceptance angles and uses a modern digital signal processing (DSP) technique. We demonstrate that the proposed COMPU-EYE provides at least a four-fold improvement in resolution. PMID:26906778

  13. WE-A-17A-12: The Influence of Eye Plaque Design On Dose Distributions and Dose- Volume Histograms

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    Purpose: To investigate the effect of slot design of the model EP917 plaque on dose distributions and dose-volume histograms (DVHs). Methods: The dimensions and orientation of the slots in EP917 plaques were measured. In the MCNP5 radiation simulation geometry, dose distributions on orthogonal planes and DVHs for a tumor and sclera were generated for comparisons. 27 slot designs and 13 plaques were evaluated and compared with the published literature and the Plaque Simulator clinical treatment planning system. Results: The dosimetric effect of the gold backing composition and mass density was < 3%. Slot depth, width, and length changed the central axis (CAX) dose distributions by < 1% per 0.1 mm in design variation. Seed shifts in the slot towards the eye and shifts of the 125 I-coated Ag rod within the capsule had the greatest impact on CAX dose distribution, increasing by 14%, 9%, 4%, and 2.5% at 1, 2, 5, and 10 mm, respectively, from the inner sclera. Along the CAX, dose from the full plaque geometry using the measured slot design was 3.4% ± 2.3% higher than the manufacturer-provided geometry. D10 for the simulated tumor, inner sclera, and outer sclera for the measured plaque was also higher, but 9%, 10%, and 20%, respectively. In comparison to the measured plaque design, a theoretical plaque having narrow and deep slots delivered 30%, 37%, and 62% lower D10 doses to the tumor, inner sclera, and outer sclera, respectively. CAX doses at ?1, 0, 1, and 2 mm were also lower by a factor of 2.6, 1.4, 1.23, and 1.13, respectively. Conclusion: The study identified substantial sensitivity of the EP917 plaque dose distributions to slot design. However, it did not identify substantial dosimetric variations based on radionuclide choice (125I, 103Pd, or 131Cs). COMS plaques provided lower scleral doses with similar tumor dose coverage

  14. Does the Three-Point Rule Make Soccer More Exciting? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

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    Lee, Yoong Hon; Parinduri, Rasyad

    2013-01-01

    We examine whether the three-point rule—the increase in rewards for a win from two- to three points that FIFA adopted in 1995—makes Bundesliga games become more exciting. Using regression discontinuity design as the empirical strategy, we do not find evidence that the three-point rule makes games more decisive, increases the number of goals, or decreases goal differences. We only find some evidence that the three-point rule increases the second-half goals of losing first-half teams. Overall, ...

  15. Shielding of the Final Focusing System in the Robust Point Design

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    The Heavy Ion Fusion Virtual National Laboratory (HIF-VNL) recently initiated an effort to reach an updated, self-consistent, integrated point design for a thick-liquid inertial fusion energy power plant. We call this design the Robust Point Design. As part of this effort, the shielding design of the final focusing system has been evaluated, in an iterative fashion, with other elements of the design. The present work reports on the status of the shielding design from the perspectives of superconductor/insulator radiation lifetimes, recirculating power needed to counter nuclear heating, and neutron activation, which affects both system maintainability and waste management. Models used herein include the last three focusing magnets, and a full, three-dimensional model for the target chamber. Analyses have been performed for 9-by-9 beam arrays, with a total of 120 beams (60 per side). Results and directions for future work are presented

  16. What Is Dry Eye?

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    Full Text Available ... a Pterygium (Surfer's Eye)?- Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart Pinguecula and Pterygium (Surfer's Eye) Symptoms- Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart Pinguecula and Pterygium (Surfer's Eye) Diagnosis ...

  17. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Consumer Alerts LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries Healthy Eyes During ... Eye Protection Eyesight Risks for Smokers Veterans & Eye Health More Lifestyle Topics > EyeSmart Tips Avoid Indoor Tanning ...

  18. Designing forward with an eye to the past: Morphogenesis of the lower Yuba River

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    James, L. Allan

    2015-12-01

    The early geomorphic evolution of the lower Yuba River (LYR), northern California, up to 1906 is reconstructed using cartographic, documentary, topographic, and stratigraphic evidence. The importance of early river mining is identified along with rates and patterns of floodplain aggradation and channel incision at the turn of the 20th century. The LYR is a classic example of anthropogeomorphic transformation of a river by episodic hydraulic mining sedimentation. This was followed by channelization, damming, dredging, and other engineering works to redirect, contain, and stabilize channels. These geomorphic changes and engineering controls continue to govern channel and floodplain form and process, control the trajectory of river responses, and constrain flood control, water quality, and aquatic ecosystem management options. Returning a river system to a prior condition should not be the primary goal of river rehabilitation projects, especially if hydrologic inputs have substantially changed. Reconstructing former conditions may be impractical and unsustainable under modern circumstances. Instead, fluvial systems should be designed and managed for present inputs and processes while anticipating future conditions. Rapid changes in land use and climate that generate changes in runoff and sediment loadings are likely to generate morphological instability, and these changes should be considered in the design and management of fluvial systems. The past geomorphic evolution of fluvial systems should also be considered in design and management decisions to recognize trajectories and suppressed tendencies. Recognition of trends and system vulnerabilities may avoid potential blunders, such as removing critical stabilizing works. Complex causalities may be difficult to reconstruct from geomorphic form alone, however, due to process-form dynamics. Detailed research on the geomorphic and engineering history of a river is essential, therefore, if substantial changes and morphologic instabilities have occurred.

  19. Reliability of impingement sampling designs: An example from the Indian Point station

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    A 4-year data base (1976-1979) of daily fish impingement counts at the Indian Point electric power station on the Hudson River was used to compare the precision and reliability of three random-sampling designs: (1) simple random, (2) seasonally stratified, and (3) empirically stratified. The precision of daily impingement estimates improved logarithmically for each design as more days in the year were sampled. Simple random sampling was the least, and empirically stratified sampling was the most precise design, and the difference in precision between the two stratified designs was small. Computer-simulated sampling was used to estimate the reliability of the two stratified-random-sampling designs. A seasonally stratified sampling design was selected as the most appropriate reduced-sampling program for Indian Point station because: (1) reasonably precise and reliable impingement estimates were obtained using this design for all species combined and for eight common Hudson River fish by sampling only 30% of the days in a year (110 d); and (2) seasonal strata may be more precise and reliable than empirical strata if future changes in annual impingement patterns occur. The seasonally stratified design applied to the 1976-1983 Indian Point impingement data showed that selection of sampling dates based on daily species-specific impingement variability gave results that were more precise, but not more consistently reliable, than sampling allocations based on the variability of all fish species combined. 14 refs., 1 fig., 6 tabs

  20. Fuzzy Controller Design Using FPGA for Photovoltaic Maximum Power Point Tracking

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    Basil M Hamed; Mohammed S. El-Moghany

    2012-01-01

    The cell has optimum operating point to be able to get maximum power. To obtain Maximum Power from photovoltaic array, photovoltaic power system usually requires Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller. This paper provides a small power photovoltaic control system based on fuzzy control with FPGA technology design and implementation for MPPT. The system composed of photovoltaic module, buck converter and the fuzzy logic controller implemented on FPGA for controlling on/off time of MOSF...

  1. Designation and Control of Landing Points for Competitive Robotic Table Tennis

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    Li, Jing; Chen, Xiaopeng; Huang, Qiang; Chen, Xuechao; Yu, Zhangguo; Duo, Yingxian

    2015-01-01

    Competitive robotic table tennis involves many topics such as smart ball returning strategy, precise motion control, etc. It remains a quite challenging task due to the unpredictable, uncooperative incoming ball and the requirement of a smart strategy to defeat the opponent. Designation and control of landing points is one basic aspect of ball returning strategies in competitive robotic table tennis because different landing points require the opponent to make different efforts to return the ...

  2. Design and construction of a gallium fixed-point blackbody at CENAM

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    D., Cárdenas-García.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available For temperatures below silver fixed-point defined by the International Temperature Scale of 1990, a transfer radiation thermometer can be calibrated using either of two calibration schemes: a variable temperature blackbody with a standard platinum resistance thermometer as a reference, or with a set [...] of fixed-point blackbodies. CENAM is presently working with the first scheme, and it is developing fixed-point blackbodies to have the capability to work with the second scheme too. For this purpose a gallium fixed-point blackbody to calibrate CENAM's transfer radiation thermometer was designed and constructed. The blackbody cavity has a cylindro-cone shape with effective emissivity equal to 0.9992 ± 0.0004 in the 8 ?m to 14 ?m wavelength range. The radiance temperature of the gallium fixed-point blackbody was estimated to have an expanded uncertainty of 54 mK, with a coverage factor k = 2.

  3. Design and construction of a gallium fixed-point blackbody at CENAM

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    For temperatures below silver fixed-point defined by the International Temperature Scale of 1990, a transfer radiation thermometer can be calibrated using either of two calibration schemes: a variable temperature blackbody with a standard platinum resistance thermometer as a reference, or with a set of fixed-point blackbodies. CENAM is presently working with the first scheme, and it is developing fixed-point blackbodies to have the capability to work with the second scheme too. For this purpose a gallium fixed-point blackbody to calibrate CENAM transfer radiation thermometer was designed and constructed. The blackbody cavity has a cylinder-cone shape with effective emissivity equal to 0.9992±0.0004 in the 8 ?m to 14 ?m wavelength range. The radiance temperature of the gallium fixed-point blackbody was estimated to have and expanded uncertainty of 54 m K, with a coverage factor k = 2. (Author)

  4. Designing DOKK1 from a child’s point of view

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    Geert Jensen, Birgitte; Borup Lynggaard, Aviaja

    2013-01-01

    Designing DOKK1 from a child’s point of view By Aviaja Borup Lynggaard & Birgitte Geert Jensen This poster presents a design case of collaborative innovation between design students from Aarhus School of Architecture and pupils from the public school, Samsøgades School in Aarhus, facilitated by the...... user participation. The workshop was facilitated by Kids n’Tweens Lifestyle, as part of method development when engaging children in the design process. 8 groups were formed and a range of creative methods was tested. The methods varied from: Model making, lego prototyping, mood boards...

  5. Unbalanced and Minimal Point Equivalent Estimation Second-Order Split-Plot Designs

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    Parker, Peter A.; Kowalski, Scott M.; Vining, G. Geoffrey

    2007-01-01

    Restricting the randomization of hard-to-change factors in industrial experiments is often performed by employing a split-plot design structure. From an economic perspective, these designs minimize the experimental cost by reducing the number of resets of the hard-to- change factors. In this paper, unbalanced designs are considered for cases where the subplots are relatively expensive and the experimental apparatus accommodates an unequal number of runs per whole-plot. We provide construction methods for unbalanced second-order split- plot designs that possess the equivalence estimation optimality property, providing best linear unbiased estimates of the parameters; independent of the variance components. Unbalanced versions of the central composite and Box-Behnken designs are developed. For cases where the subplot cost approaches the whole-plot cost, minimal point designs are proposed and illustrated with a split-plot Notz design.

  6. Fuzzy Controller Design Using FPGA for Photovoltaic Maximum Power Point Tracking

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    Basil M Hamed

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The cell has optimum operating point to be able to get maximum power. To obtain Maximum Power from photovoltaic array, photovoltaic power system usually requires Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT controller. This paper provides a small power photovoltaic control system based on fuzzy control with FPGA technology design and implementation for MPPT. The system composed of photovoltaic module, buck converter and the fuzzy logic controller implemented on FPGA for controlling on/off time of MOSFET switch of a buck converter. The proposed maximum power point tracking controller for photovoltaic system is tested using model designed by Matlab/Simulink program with graphical user interface (GUI for entering the parameters of any array model using information from its datasheet, Simulation and experimental results show that performance of the fuzzy controller with FPGA in a maximum power tracking of a photovoltaic array can be made use of in several photovoltaic products and obtain satisfied result.

  7. Design and Implementation of an IoT Access Point for Smart Home

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    Chih-Yung Chang

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Network communication and micro-electro-mechanical embedded technologies have attracted much attention in recent years. Through these technologies, the capabilities of sensing, identification, and communication can be embedded in various smart devices. These smart devices can automatically connect to the Internet and form an intelligent network called Internet of Things (IoT. However, these devices are embedded with different wireless communication interfaces such as Wi-Fi and ZigBee. This paper presents the design and implementation of an IoT access point that supports functionalities of coordination of various wireless transmission protocols. Based on the existing Wi-Fi access point, we have embedded a ZigBee module and implemented ZigBee and UPnP protocols into the designed IoT access point, which supports ZigBee communication capabilities over the Internet.

  8. Effect of fuel fabrication parameters on performance- designer's point of view

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    The fuel bundle performance in reactor depends upon the material properties, dimensions of the different components and their inter-compatibility. This paper brings out the fuel parameters required to be optimised to achieve better fuel reliability, operational flexibility, safety and economics from the designer point of view

  9. Hinkley Point 'C' power station public inquiry: proof of evidence on design and safety

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    A public inquiry has been set up to examine the planning application made by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) for the construction of a 1200 MW Pressurized Water Reactor power station at Hinkley Point (Hinkley Point ''C'') in the United Kingdom. The policy is to replicate the Sizewell ''B'' PWR design. The Hinkley Point ''C'' design is described indicating where changes in the Sizewell ''B'' design have been made to accommodate site differences. These are associated with the civil engineering construction and some of the electrical systems and do not affect the safety case. External hazards differ from site to site and the effect on the safety case of those specific to Hinkley Point are examined. The Chernobyl accident and the assessment of the United Kingdom PWR which was carried out subsequently are reviewed. The assessment indicated that no changes in the Sizewell ''B'' design and safety case were called for as a result of this accident; accident management developments are also reviewed, however. The CEGB's approach to minimizing occupational radiation doses is described. (UK)

  10. Compact reversed-field pinch reactors (CRFPR): sensitivity study and design-point determination

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    If the costing assumptions upon which the positive assessment of conventional large superconducting fusion reactors are based proves overly optimistic, approaches that promise considerably increased system power density and reduced mass utilization will be required. These more compact reactor embodiments generally must operate with reduced shield thickness and resistive magnets. Because of the unique, magnetic topology associated with the Reversed-Field Pinch (RFP), the compact reactor embodiment for this approach is particularly attractive from the viewpoint of low-field resistive coils operating with Ohmic losses that can be made small relative to the fusion power. A comprehensive system model is developed and described for a steady-state, compact RFP reactor (CRFPR). This model is used to select a unique cost-optimized design point that will be used for a conceptual engineering design. The cost-optimized CRFPR design presented herein would operate with system power densities and mass utilizations that are comparable to fission power plants and are an order of magnitude more favorable than the conventional approaches to magnetic fusion power. The sensitivity of the base-case design point to changes in plasma transport, profiles, beta, blanket thickness, normal vs superconducting coils, and fuel cycle (DT vs DD) is examined. The RFP approach is found to yield a point design for a high-power-density reactor that is surprisingly resilient to changes in key, but relatively unknown, physics and systems parameters

  11. The ARIES-I high-field-tokamak reactor: Design-point determination and parametric studies

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    The multi-institutional ARIES study has examined the physics, technology, safety, and economic issues associated with the conceptual design of a tokamak magnetic-fusion reactor. The ARIES-I variant envisions a DT-fueled device based on advanced superconducting coil, blanket, and power-conversion technologies and a modest extrapolation of existing tokamak physics. A comprehensive systems and trade study has been conducted as an integral and ongoing part of the reactor assessment in order to identify an acceptable design point to be subjected to detailed analysis and integration as well as to characterize the ARIES-I operating space. Results of parametric studies leading to the identification of such a design point are presented. 16 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs

  12. BELLA: a multi-point dynamics code for safety-informed design of fast reactors

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    Highlights: • A multi-point dynamics code for simulation of LMFRs transients was developed. • The lumped-parameter simulator can predict primary system’s average temperatures. • The ability to model natural circulation allows for safety-informed design. • The benchmark with respect to SAS4A/SASSYS-1 shows satisfactory accuracy. - Abstract: In this paper, the multi-point dynamics code BELLA and its benchmarking with respect to SAS4A/SASSYS-1 is described for a small fast reactor cooled with natural convection of lead (ELECTRA). It is shown that BELLA is capable of reproducing the magnitude of mass-flow, reactivity, power and temperature excursions during design extension conditions with an accuracy better than 10%. Hence, the BELLA code can be used for safety-informed design and stability analyses of fast reactor systems, permitting to isolate essential phenomena and trends of significance for their safety assessment

  13. Eye Injuries at Work

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    ... Eyes & the Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Eye Injuries at Work Tweet About 300,000 Americans ... it comes to eye protection." Watch Out for Eye Dangers Common causes for eye injuries are: Flying ...

  14. Using Eye Makeup

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    ... the Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Using Eye Makeup Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries Healthy Eyes ... permanent loss of your eyelashes. Hold the Rib Eye Don’t put raw meat on a black ...

  15. Using eye-tracking methodology in consumer science

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    Bialkova, S.; Mueller Loose, Simone; Scholderer, Joachim

    versus point of purchase) and study goals (appearance studies, package design, identification of food choice motives). Furthermore, the presentations will discuss how different components of attention can be distinguished based on eye-tracking data (stimulus-driven versus task-driven processes) and how......Eye-tracking methodology will soon be mature enough to become a standard tool in consumer science. The workshop will begin with a short overview of the perceptual and attention processes that can be measured by eye-tracking. The available hardware and software will be compared, and typical...... experimental designs will be discussed that can be recommended for eye-tracking studies in consumer science. The application potential will then be demonstrated in four case presentations, focusing on different product categories (from dairy products to alcoholic beverages), measurement contexts (laboratory...

  16. Design features of matrix nanoscale pointed graphene/SiC field emission cathodes

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    Volkov, E.; Jityaev, I.; Kolomiitsev, A.

    2015-10-01

    The article describes the design features of the matrix nanoscale pointed field emission cathodes based on silicon carbide with a graphene film. The influence of the distance between electrodes, the distance between cathodes, the cathode height at the fixed values of the rounding-off radius of the top, the potential difference and the half-angle of the opening of cone forming the cathode is researched. The effective parameters of the matrix pointed field emission structure with nanoscale cathodes that provides homogeneity of the electrical field are determined.

  17. On Isotropic Sets of Points in the Plane. Application to the Design of Robot Archirectures

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    Angeles, Jorge

    2000-01-01

    Various performance indices are used for the design of serial manipulators. One method of optimization relies on the condition number of the Jacobian matrix. The minimization of the condition number leads, under certain conditions, to isotropic configurations, for which the roundoff-error amplification is lowest. In this paper, the isotropy conditions, introduced elsewhere, are the motivation behind the introduction of isotropic sets of points. By connecting together these points, we define families of isotropic manipulators. This paper is devoted to planar manipulators, the concepts being currently extended to their spatial counterparts. Furthermore, only manipulators with revolute joints are considered here.

  18. Principles for the design and calibration of radiation protection dosemeters for operational and protection quantities for eye lens dosimetry

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    The work package two of the ORAMED project-Collaborative Project (2008-2011) supported by the European Commission within its seventh Framework Programme-is devoted to the study of the eye lens dosimetry. A first approach is to implement the use of Hp(3) by providing new sets of conversion coefficients and well suited calibration and type test procedures. This approach is presented in other papers in the proceedings of this conference. Taking into account that the eye lens is an organ close to the surface of the body, another approach would be to directly estimate the absorbed dose to the eye lens, Dlens,est through a special calibration procedure although this quantity is not directly measurable. This paper is a methodological paper that tries to identify the critical aspects of a dosimetry in terms of Dlens. (authors)

  19. At-sea test system point design for a one-third scale cold water pipe

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    Sutherland, W.H. (ed.)

    1979-12-01

    One step in the development of the technology for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Cold Water Pipes (CWP) is the at-sea testing of a fiberglass reinforced plastic nominal 10-foot diameter pipe. A design procedure and criteria for developing test hardware by scaling down a 30-foot diameter OTEC 10/40 MW Pilot Plant CWP design are presented. An example point design for the pipe, instrumentation to be used during the at-sea tests, and methods for selecting the support platform and mooring are described. The design considered starts with a scale model of a larger prototype, and then is modified to address the problems of fabrication and of survivability and handling during the 1/3rd scale model tests.

  20. The Design Of Speech-Control Power Point Presentation Tool Using Arm7

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    P.Vishnu Kumar, Dr.T.JayaChandra Prasad

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper was mainly exploring the important tool for many people who were exchanging knowledge especially proceeding power-point presentation as one auxiliary tool. The lecturer’s most proper position should be between the audience and screen of power-point and this location is far away the mouse or keyboard and also if he want go for particular slide using mouse or keyboard is long process, so if we have designed one facility with wireless control and could be controlled with speech-recognition function so that users need not rush between the screen and computer and also he can easily go for particular slide. Today some identical products with RF [1] and push function on the power-point pen that needs users to pre-learn the functions and those usage often caused errors especially in the dark environment, so in this paper we combined WSN ZigBee modules [2] with speech-recognition function and ARM7 based LPC2148 microcontroller to design the creative product, so to called “Hi-TEC ZigBee remotecontroller of Power-Point presentation”.

  1. Radar Precoder Design for Spectral Coexistence with Coordinated Multi-point (CoMP) System

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    Mahal, Jasmin A.; Khawar, Awais; Abdelhadi, Ahmed; Clancy, T. Charles

    2015-01-01

    This paper details the design of precoders for a MIMO radar spectrally coexistent with a MIMO cellular network. We focus on a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) system where a cluster of base stations (BSs) coordinate their transmissions to the intended user. The radar operates in two modes, interference-mitigation mode when it avoids interference with the CoMP system and cooperation mode when it exchanges information with it. Using either the conventional Switched Null Space Projection (SNSP) or...

  2. Satellite Power Systems (SPS) concept definition study. Volume 4: SPS point design definition

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    Hanley, G.

    1978-01-01

    The satellite power systems point design concept is described. The concept definition includes satellite, ground and space systems, and their relationships. Emphasis is placed on the definition of the GaAlAs photovoltaic satellite system. The major subsystems of the satellite system including power conversion, power distribution and control, microwave, attitude control and stationkeeping, thermal control, structures, and information management and control are discussed.

  3. Design and development of a laminated glass-plastic Fresnel lens for point focus photovoltaic systems

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    Matalon, L. A.

    1982-08-01

    The design and development of a laminated glass-plastic Fresnel lens for point focus photovoltaic systems use is described. The objective of this development was to examine the feasibility of producing lenses with a cost effectiveness superior to that of lenses made by casting of acrylic. The procedure used in executing this development, the method used in cost effectiveness evaluation, results obtained and recommendations for further work are presented.

  4. Using eye-tracking methodology in consumer science

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    Bialkova, S.; Mueller Loose, Simone

    Eye-tracking methodology will soon be mature enough to become a standard tool in consumer science. The workshop will begin with a short overview of the perceptual and attention processes that can be measured by eye-tracking. The available hardware and software will be compared, and typical experimental designs will be discussed that can be recommended for eye-tracking studies in consumer science. The application potential will then be demonstrated in four case presentations, focusing on different product categories (from dairy products to alcoholic beverages), measurement contexts (laboratory versus point of purchase) and study goals (appearance studies, package design, identification of food choice motives). Furthermore, the presentations will discuss how different components of attention can be distinguished based on eye-tracking data (stimulus-driven versus task-driven processes) and how the explanatory power of eye-tracking studies can be boosted by combining eye-tracking with other methodologies (shelf simulations, choice experiments, neuroimaging techniques). The workshop will conclude with an open discussion in which participants can consult the presenters on the applicability of eye-tracking methods in their own research.

  5. Star Tracker Based ATP System Conceptual Design and Pointing Accuracy Estimation

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    Orfiz, Gerardo G.; Lee, Shinhak

    2006-01-01

    A star tracker based beaconless (a.k.a. non-cooperative beacon) acquisition, tracking and pointing concept for precisely pointing an optical communication beam is presented as an innovative approach to extend the range of high bandwidth (> 100 Mbps) deep space optical communication links throughout the solar system and to remove the need for a ground based high power laser as a beacon source. The basic approach for executing the ATP functions involves the use of stars as the reference sources from which the attitude knowledge is obtained and combined with high bandwidth gyroscopes for propagating the pointing knowledge to the beam pointing mechanism. Details of the conceptual design are presented including selection of an orthogonal telescope configuration and the introduction of an optical metering scheme to reduce misalignment error. Also, estimates are presented that demonstrate that aiming of the communications beam to the Earth based receive terminal can be achieved with a total system pointing accuracy of better than 850 nanoradians (3 sigma) from anywhere in the solar system.

  6. Characterization and Design of Digital Pointing Subsystem for Optical Communication Demonstrator

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    Racho, C.; Portillo, A.

    1998-01-01

    The Optical Communications Demonstrator (OCD) is a laboratory-based lasercom demonstration terminal designed to validate several key technologies, including beacon acquisition, high bandwidth tracking, precision bearn pointing, and point-ahead compensation functions. It has been under active development over the past few years. The instrument uses a CCD array detector for both spatial acquisition and high-bandwidth tracking, and a fiber coupled laser transmitter. The array detector tracking concept provides wide field-of-view acquisition and permits effective platform jitter compensation and point-ahead control using only one steering mirror. This paper describes the detailed design and characterization of the digital control loop system which includes the Fast Steering Mirror (FSM), the CCD image tracker, and the associated electronics. The objective is to improve the overall system performance using laboratory measured data. The. design of the digital control loop is based on a linear time invariant open loop model. The closed loop performance is predicted using the theoretical model. With the digital filter programmed into the OCD control software, data is collected to verify the predictions. This paper presents the results of the, system modeling and performance analysis. It has been shown that measurement data closely matches theoretical predictions. An important part of the laser communication experiment is the ability of FSM to track the laser beacon within the. required tolerances. The pointing must be maintained to an accuracy that is much smaller than the transmit signal beamwidth. For an earth orbit distance, the system must be able to track the receiving station to within a few microradians. The failure. to do so will result in a severely degraded system performance.

  7. Wheelchair Motion Control Guide Using Eye Movement Based on EEG Signals.

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    D.Uma Mageswar; G. Selvavinayagam

    2013-01-01

    The design and implementation of an Autonomous Movement Robot based on a Wheelchair based on EOG signal is to help a disable or handicapped person. These EOG electrodes are placed at right and left of eye and other pair of electrodes are at top and right of the eye. These electrodes used to response after gazing of one target point for a particular time period. After gazing of point, the wheelchair used to move to a target position. So, it produce delay during eye gaze. To overcome this delay...

  8. Your Eyes

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    ... at the stream of light coming from the projection booth. This light goes through a powerful lens, ... TOPIC Glasses and Contact Lenses Why Do Eyes Water? Pinkeye Blindness Corneal Abrasions I Was Born Blind: ...

  9. Design and Performance of a Multi-Point Scan Confocal Microendoscope

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    Matthew D. Risi

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Confocal fluorescence microendoscopy provides high-resolution cellular-level imaging via a minimally invasive procedure, but requires fast scanning to achieve real-time imaging in vivo. Ideal confocal imaging performance is obtained with a point scanning system, but the scan rates required for in vivo biomedical imaging can be difficult to achieve. By scanning a line of illumination in one direction in conjunction with a stationary confocal slit aperture, very high image acquisition speeds can be achieved, but at the cost of a reduction in image quality. Here, the design, implementation, and experimental verification of a custom multi-point aperture modification to a line-scanning multi-spectral confocal microendoscope is presented. This new design improves the axial resolution of a line-scan system while maintaining high imaging rates. In addition, compared to the line-scanning configuration, previously reported simulations predicted that the multi-point aperture geometry greatly reduces the effects of tissue scatter on image quality. Experimental results confirming this prediction are presented.

  10. What Is Dry Eye?

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  14. Eye Injuries (For Parents)

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  18. Point design targets, specifications, and requirements for the 2010 NIF ignition campaign

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    Haan, Steven

    2010-11-01

    A set of point design targets has been specified for the initial ignition campaign on the National Ignition Facility [G. Miller, E. Moses, and C. Wuest, Opt. Eng. 443, 2841 (2004)]. The targets use an ablator of either Be(Cu) or CH(Ge). They are imploded in a U or Au hohlraum at peak radiation temperature 270 to 300eV. Considerations determining the point design include laser-plasma interactions, hydro stability, laser operations, and target fabrication. Simulations were used to evaluate choices, to define requirements, and to estimate sensitivity to uncertainties. Designs were updated to account for 2009 experimental results. We describe a formalism to evaluate the margin for ignition, in a parameter the Ignition Threshold Factor (ITF). Uncertainty and shot-to-shot variability can be evaluated, as well as sensitivity to systematic uncertainties. The formalism is used to estimate the probability of ignition for each target. In collaboration with J Lindl, D Callahan, D Clark, J Salmonson, B Hammel, L Atherton, R Cook, J Edwards, S Glenzer, A Hamza, S Hatchett, D Hinkel, D Ho, O Jones, O Landen, B MacGowan, M Marinak, E Moses, D Munro, S Pollaine, B Spears, P Springer, L Suter, C Thomas, R Town, S Weber, D Wilson, G Kyrala, M Herrmann, R Olson, R Vesey, A Nikroo, H Huang, and K Moreno.

  19. A Most Probable Point-Based Method for Reliability Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis and Design Optimization

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    Hou, Gene J.-W.; Gumbert, Clyde R.; Newman, Perry A.

    2004-01-01

    A major step in a most probable point (MPP)-based method for reliability analysis is to determine the MPP. This is usually accomplished by using an optimization search algorithm. The optimal solutions associated with the MPP provide measurements related to safety probability. This study focuses on two commonly used approximate probability integration methods; i.e., the Reliability Index Approach (RIA) and the Performance Measurement Approach (PMA). Their reliability sensitivity equations are first derived in this paper, based on the derivatives of their respective optimal solutions. Examples are then provided to demonstrate the use of these derivatives for better reliability analysis and Reliability-Based Design Optimization (RBDO).

  20. Design of Neutral-Point Voltage Controller of a Three-level NPC Inverter with Small DC-Link Capacitors

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    Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.

    2013-01-01

    current. This may happen due to nonlinearities present in the circuit. This requires a fast control of the neutral-point voltage. A simple carrier based modulation strategy which allows modeling of the neutral-point voltage dynamics as a continuous function of power drawn from the inverter is proposed......A Neutral-Point-Clamped (NPC) three-level inverter with small dc-link capacitors is presented in this paper. The inverter requires zero average neutral-point current for stable neutral-point voltage. The small dc-link capacitors may not maintain capacitor voltage balance, even with zero neutral-point....... This continuous model shows that the neutral-point current is proportional to the power drawn from the inverter, and it enables the use of well established classical control theory for the neutral-point voltage controller design. A simple PI (proportional integral) controller is designed for the...

  1. Design of Neutral-Point Voltage Controller of a Three-level NPC Inverter with Small DC-Link Capacitors

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    Maheshwari, Ram Krishan; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Busquets-Monge, S.

    2013-01-01

    A Neutral-Point-Clamped (NPC) three-level inverter with small dc-link capacitors is presented in this paper. The inverter requires zero average neutral-point current for stable neutral-point voltage. The small dc-link capacitors may not maintain capacitor voltage balance, even with zero neutral......-point current. This may happen due to nonlinearities present in the circuit. This requires a fast control of the neutral-point voltage. A simple carrier based modulation strategy which allows modeling of the neutral-point voltage dynamics as a continuous function of power drawn from the inverter is proposed....... This continuous model shows that the neutral-point current is proportional to the power drawn from the inverter, and it enables the use of well established classical control theory for the neutral-point voltage controller design. A simple PI (proportional integral) controller is designed for the...

  2. Space power system design and development from an economic point of view

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    Hazelrigg, G. A., Jr.

    1977-01-01

    The concept of a satellite solar power system offers a feasible, but unproven, long-range energy alternative. While the basic physics of these systems is understood, many developments are necessary in order to reduce the system cost to the point of being cost-competitive with alternative energy sources. Thus, a substantial technology advancement and verification program, plus test and demonstration satellite programs are necessary before a full-scale satellite can be designed and built. It is important to properly identify those elements of the technology that should be subject to development efforts, the goals of the corresponding development programs and the appropriate funding levels and schedules. Systems studies and designs play a major role in rationally formulating a development program. This paper uses an economic approach to place these studies into a framework for formulating a viable satellite solar power system development plan.

  3. Multidisciplinary Simulation of Graphite-Composite and Cermet Fuel Elements for NTP Point of Departure Designs

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    Stewart, Mark E.; Schnitzler, Bruce G.

    2015-01-01

    This paper compares the expected performance of two Nuclear Thermal Propulsion fuel types. High fidelity, fluid/thermal/structural + neutronic simulations help predict the performance of graphite-composite and cermet fuel types from point of departure engine designs from the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion project. Materials and nuclear reactivity issues are reviewed for each fuel type. Thermal/structural simulations predict thermal stresses in the fuel and thermal expansion mis-match stresses in the coatings. Fluid/thermal/structural/neutronic simulations provide predictions for full fuel elements. Although NTP engines will utilize many existing chemical engine components and technologies, nuclear fuel elements are a less developed engine component and introduce design uncertainty. Consequently, these fuel element simulations provide important insights into NTP engine performance.

  4. Fiber design and realization of point-by-point written fiber Bragg gratings in polymer optical fibers

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    Stefani, Alessio; Stecher, Matthias; Town, Graham E.; Bang, Ole

    2012-01-01

    the very long times required for the writing of FBGs raise some questions about the possibility of exporting POF FBGs and the sensors based on them from the laboratory bench to the mass production market. The possibility of arbitrary design of fiber Bragg gratings and the very short time required to...

  5. Landing instrument packages on regolith in micro gravity: point designs for passive, self-righting landers

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    Movshovitz, N.; Asphaug, E. I.

    2012-12-01

    A small asteroid is likely to be the target of the next human exploration mission. Undoubtedly, a robotic mission will precede, whose main objective will be to characterize the target; this would have to include deployment of sensory instruments on the surface. The surface properties of small bodies are largely unknown, and this makes it essential to have detailed models for package deployment. We evaluate low cost, low risk, lander designs by considering 'pods' that have no moving parts, no guidance or thrust, that are designed to be thrown to the surface from the orbiting spacecraft. The design goal is to "encourage" the pods to land upright regardless of surface properties. With no need for guidance or articulation, these pods can be made and deployed to the surface at low cost and low risk. The challenge, of course, is to design the pods to land right-side-up, consistently, in a low gravity environment. In such an environment a body may experience cohesive forces comparable to its weight. These forces will effectively modify the physical parameters controlling a mechanical system, primarily the coefficients of friction and restitution. To make things worse, gravity will not always be pointing "down", as the presence of mass concentrations will tilt the gravity acceleration vector in unpredictable directions. We consider three point designs: (1) a weighted ellipsoidal shape, the bottom several times as dense as the top, analogous to the children's toy; (2) a pod with one side elastic and the other side inelastic; and (3) a combination of both weight distribution and material properties. We have used a discrete element model based on NVIDIA's PhysX library to design a simulation software suitable for modeling astrophysical rubble (Movshovitz, Asphaug and Korycansky, submitted). We then deploy different pod designs onto a numerical regolith testbed. Initial studies are very promising, although to date we have not included forces such as cohesion, and the effect of much smaller grain sizes than can be resolved in our simulations. We study the effect of bulk density, the velocity of deployment, and the effects of a tumbling or spinning deployment to the comet or asteroid surface. We are able to model the utility of internal actuators (vibrators, thumpers) that can rearrange or pods on the surface, or serve to embed them into a bed of loose soil. The size of the pods we are studying is ~30 cm average diameter. The key variables are shape, density distribution, and elastic properties, modeled by a coefficient of restitution. Our models benefit from asynchronous, parallel execution of the gravity module on a GPU, while the rigid-body dynamics module executes on a multi-threaded CPU for maximum performance.

  6. Design Heuristics for Mapping Floating-Point Scientific Computational Kernels onto High Performance Reconfigurable Computers

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    Justin L. Rice

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Because of the increasing need to develop efficient high-speed computational kernels, researchers have been looking at various acceleration technologies. One approach is to use field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs in conjunction with general purpose processors to form what are known as high performance reconfigurable computers (HPRCs. HPRCs have already been shown to work well for both fixed-point and integer calculations. Floating-point calculations are a different matter; obtaining speedups has been somewhat elusive. This article, after introducing the three primary HPRC development flows, takes a detailed look at “the three p’s,” which addresses the crucial relationship among performance, pipelining, and parallelism. It also examines “the FPGA design boundary,” which addresses some of the heuristics that allow developers to determine which application modules can be mapped onto the FPGAs. These ideas are illustrated by way of a simple floating-point application that is mapped onto a contemporary HPRC. This article expands upon earlier work by including details on how to map customized intellectual property cores into an HPRC environment via a hybrid development flow.

  7. Alternative design of inductive pointing device for oral interface for computers and wheelchairs.

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    Lontis, Eugen R; Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N S

    2012-01-01

    An inductive pointing device was designed and implemented successfully in a tongue controlled oral interface. Sensors were manufactured as an assembly of multilayer coils in the printed circuit board technology on two pads. The sensor pads were encapsulated together with electronics and battery in a mouthpiece, placed in the upper palate of the oral cavity. The PCB technology allowed surface activation of one or more sensors by gliding over the surface of the coils assembly of a small cylindrical unit attached to the tongue. The model consisted of 8 sensors and allowed real time proportional control of both speed and direction similar to a joystick. However, the size of the oral cavity, the number and geometry of the coil loops and characteristics of the activation unit impose limits in designing the sensors and call for an alternative layout design. Two alternative sensor designs are proposed in this paper, aiming to reduce the size of the sensor pad by one third, extending the target group, including children, and increasing the easiness of wear of the oral interface. PMID:23366638

  8. The Chandra Cygnus OB2 Legacy Survey: Design and X-ray Point Source Catalog

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    Wright, Nicholas J; Guarcello, Mario G; Aldcroft, Tom L; Kashyap, Vinay L; Damiani, Francesco; DePasquale, Joe; Fruscione, Antonella

    2014-01-01

    The Cygnus OB2 association is the largest concentration of young and massive stars within 2 kpc of the Sun, including an estimated 65 O-type stars and hundreds of OB stars. The Chandra Cygnus OB2 Legacy Survey is a large imaging program undertaken with the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer onboard the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The survey has imaged the central 0.5 deg^2 of the Cyg OB2 association with an effective exposure of 120ks and an outer 0.35 deg^2 area with an exposure of 60ks. Here we describe the survey design and observations, the data reduction and source detection, and present a catalog of 8,000 X-ray point sources. The survey design employs a grid of 36 heavily (~50%) overlapping pointings, a method that overcomes Chandra's low off-axis sensitivity and produces a highly uniform exposure over the inner 0.5 deg^2. The full X-ray catalog is described here and is made available online.

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  10. Designing DOKK1 from a child’s point of view

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    Geert Jensen, Birgitte; Borup Lynggaard, Aviaja

    Designing DOKK1 from a child’s point of view By Aviaja Borup Lynggaard & Birgitte Geert Jensen This poster presents a design case of collaborative innovation between design students from Aarhus School of Architecture and pupils from the public school, Samsøgades School in Aarhus, facilitated by the research project Kids n’Tweens Lifestyle. The scope of collaborating was to design the content for DOKK1, the new Mediaspace center in Aarhus, where design students took offset from the children’s world in a creative workshop as inspiration for the final design proposals. The task was carried out in collaboration with the working group on the new Dokk1 and the goal was to create a library that makes sense for the whole family. Some of the questions that the students wanted to answer was: • How can you create a library where there are joint activities that makes sense for the whole family? • How to create fun for families in the library? • How can play help to promote interaction and communication? The students worked with the space in Dokk1 as the “third place”, which is identified by Oldenburg (1999) as “great good places”, being public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact. The cooperative design workshop led to a range of insights and inspiration for the students to implement in their design solutions. An issue that the workshop revealed concerned a variety of interests and requirements when designing across ages. The age difference between users calls for variations in the use of space and design. The workshop also showed that the “third place” is achieved today in existing places around the city, such as in shops and banks. Therefore, several of the solutions showed that there is need to create a residence that can accommodate the versatility and give space for user participation. The workshop was facilitated by Kids n’Tweens Lifestyle, as part of method development when engaging children in the design process. 8 groups were formed and a range of creative methods was tested. The methods varied from: Model making, lego prototyping, mood boards/blocks, inspirational pictures, future scenarios (library in 500 years), thinking out loud, body storming and sketching. The outcome led to new insights about the end users and an ideacatalogue for the students to elaborate from. The poster will present two design results – “Bookscape” and “Tumble”. Bookscape took offset from the children’s aspiration to create small and private spaces, as the shelves can be moved and thus act as space makers. The storage of the books provides a platform where new activities can take place. Tumble took offset from the pupils’ request towards being able to perform multiple activities in DOKK1. This led to the design of transformative furniture that can be rolled around on 4 different edges that each enables different activities. We presented an innovative collaboration between design students and pupils from a public school. A creative workshop led to manifold projects, where two are presented in this poster to exemplify how the inputs from children can feed a creative design process.

  11. Constrained LQR Design Using Interior-Point Arc-Search Method for Convex Quadratic Programming with Box Constraints

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    Yang, Yaguang

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    Although the classical LQR design method has been very successful in real world engineering designs, in some cases, the classical design method needs modifications because of the saturation in actuators. This modified problem is sometimes called the constrained LQR design. For discrete systems, the constrained LQR design problem is equivalent to a convex quadratic programming problem with box constraints. We will show that the interior-point method is very efficient for this problem because a...

  12. Eye and orbit ultrasound

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    Echography - eye orbit; Ultrasound - eye orbit; Ocular ultrasonography; Orbital ultrasonography ... eye is numbed with medicine (anesthetic drops). The ultrasound wand (transducer) is placed against the front surface ...

  13. Performance comparison of liquid metal and gas cooled ATW system point designs

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    Yang, W.S.; Taiwo, T.A.; Hill, R.N.; Khalil, H.S.; Wade, D.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

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    As part of the Advanced Accelerator Application (AAA) program in the U.S., preliminary design studies have been performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to define and compare candidate Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) systems. The studies at ANL have focused primarily on the transmutation blanket component of the overall system. Lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE), sodium, and gas cooled systems are among the blanket technology options currently under consideration. This paper summarizes the results from neutronics trade studies performed at ANL. Core designs have been developed for LBE and sodium cooled 840 MWt fast spectrum accelerator driven systems employing re-cycle. Additionally, neutronics analyses have been performed for a helium-cooled 600 MWt hybrid thermal and fast spectrum system proposed by General Atomics (GA), which is operated in the critical mode for three cycles and in a subcritical accelerator driven mode for a subsequent single cycle. For these three point designs, isotopic inventories, consumption rates, and annual burnup rates are compared. The mass flows and the ultimate loss of transuranic (TRU) isotopes to the waste stream per unit of heat generated during transmutation are also compared on a consistent basis. (author)

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    As part of the Advanced Accelerator Application (AAA) program in the U.S., preliminary design studies have been performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to define and compare candidate Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) systems. The studies at ANL have focused primarily on the transmutation blanket component of the overall system. Lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE), sodium, and gas cooled systems are among the blanket technology options currently under consideration. This paper summarizes the results from neutronics trade studies performed at ANL. Core designs have been developed for LBE and sodium cooled 840 MWt fast spectrum accelerator driven systems employing re-cycle. Additionally, neutronics analyses have been performed for a helium-cooled 600 MWt hybrid thermal and fast spectrum system proposed by General Atomics (GA), which is operated in the critical mode for three cycles and in a subcritical accelerator driven mode for a subsequent single cycle. For these three point designs, isotopic inventories, consumption rates, and annual burnup rates are compared. The mass flows and the ultimate loss of transuranic (TRU) isotopes to the waste stream per unit of heat generated during transmutation are also compared on a consistent basis. (author)

  15. Googly Eyes

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    Boss, Susan

    2009-01-01

    Beverage take-out trays are funky in their form and function. In this article, the author describes how to make googly eye masks out of discarded take-out trays and other common recycled or discarded materials. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  16. Your Eyes

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    ... lens works much like the lens of a movie projector at the movies. Next time you sit in the dark theater, look behind you at the stream of light coming from the ... so you can see the movie clearly. In the eye's case, however, the film ...

  17. Design of multi-point automatic positioning pre-programmed crane control system

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    This automatic positioning system is designed for the crane which is in common use. The crane hall is cut into several parts, the position is detected by the photoelectric switches, and the PLC and inverter are used for the control devices. The automatic positioning control of the crane is completed by means of the timing movement. The positioning error is less than 2.1 cm, the swing range when lifting object is less than 5.7 cm, and the average speed of the crane is more than 90% of the rated speed. This paper gives further description in the positioning control, direction control, speed control and the identification of the starting point. Finally it gives an analysis of the automatic positioning performance. (authors)

  18. A typical pointed observation in IRAS designed to fit into a 15 minute window

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    Neugebauer, G.; Gregorich, D.

    1993-01-01

    A typical pointed observation in the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was designed to fit into a 15 minute window. Observing constraints, however, did not always permit targets from the scientific program to be observed on exactly 15 minute centers and a few months into the mission it was realized that the automatic scheduling program left times when no observations were being made. In order to use this potentially wasted observing time, a mode of pointed observations, the 'filler' mode, with shorter observation duration was initiated. Locations were picked on an arbitrary grid, spaced relatively uniformly in ecliptic coordinates, and the telescope was pointed to one of these sites whenever a gap potentially occurred. One of us (GXN) was the coordinator of this effort (the FL sub-group). There are a total of 22 FL fields, 13 of which have more than 50 component observations. These 13 fields cover about 30 square degrees. It was proposed to concentrate on one filler field, FL29, a field with 53 coverages which thus had among the deepest coverage of those observed in this mode. This field was also observed extensively at various non-infrared wavelengths by a variety of techniques. Because the IRAS observations of FL29 were made at the limits of the survey sensitivity and at different twist angles it was necessary to make significant technical advances in the methods used in the processing and analyzing the data. In particular, if normal IRAS coaddition procedures were used, the noise resulting from coaddition of the multiple frames did not decrease in the manner expected once significantly different twist angles were included in the coaddition. The technical effort needed to reduce the observations of FL29 was completed and now the noise behavior is understood and well behaved. The reduction of the field FL29 observations is done.

  19. "Delineamento duplo central composto com 29 pontos" Double central composite design with 29 points

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    Armando Conagin

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    Full Text Available O delineamento duplo central composto com 29 pontos representa uma extensão do delineamento central composto e foi desenvolvido para o estudo de três fatores em mais de três níveis. Essencialmente, consta de dois fatoriais 2³ (níveis 1 e B, de duas estrelas (níveis a e 2alfa e de um ponto no centro do delineamento. É mostrada a origem do delineamento, o tipo não ortogonal, completamente casualizado, o tipo ortogonal completamente casualizado e o ortogonal divisível em dois blocos. No primeiro deles, seriam estudados três fatores em cinco níveis (-2, -1,-0, + 1 e +2; no segundo, três fatores em nove níveis (-3,02; -2,00; -1,51; -1,00; 0,00; + 1,00; +1,51; +2,00 e +3.02 e, no terceiro, três fatores nos nove níveis seguintes (-7,262; -4,391; -3,631; -1,000; 0,000; +1,000; +3,631; +4,391 e +7,262. É apresentado também um exemplo do último delineamento. com sua análise respectiva. De acordo com o critério de Box & Wilson (2, esse último delineamento é mais eficiente que o fatorial 3 x 3 x 3 divisível em blocos de nove. Os três delineamentos podem ser empregados em programas de adubação visando ao estudo de macronutrientes com vistas à recomendação das doses ótimas de fertilizantes que possibilitem a maximização do lucro obtido e, ainda, em outras áreas da pesquisa científica em que se deseja a avaliação da superfície de resposta, o estudo dos seus pontos extremos, etc.The double central composite design with 29 points rcpresents an extension of the central composite design and was developed for the study of three factors in more than three levels. Essentially it is composed of two 2³ factorials (levels 1 and B, of two stars (levels alpha and 2alpha and of one central point. In the present paper the origin of the design, the double central composite completely randomized not orthogonal in 5 levels (-2, -1, 0, +1 and +2, the completely randomized design, orthogonal, in nine levels (-3.02; -2.00; -1.51; -1.00; 0.00; + 1.00; +1.51; +2.00; +3.02 and the orthogonal design divided in two blocks (levels -7.262; -4.391; -3.631; -1.000; 0.000; +1.000; +3.631; +4.391 and +7.262 are shown. One example of the late design is presented with its correspondent analysis. According with Box and Wilson criterion, this last design is more efficient than the 3 x 3 x 3 factorial. They can be used in fertilizer programs aiming the most efficient economical recommendation of dosages and in other areas of scientific research in which we want to evaluate the surface response equations and its extremum properties looking at the maximum response.

  20. Anthropogenic point and area source CO2 plume measurements: Implications for spaceborne CO2 sensor design

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    Andrews, A. E.; Ryerson, T. B.; Peischl, J.; Parrish, D. D.; Trainer, M.; Tans, P. P.

    2011-12-01

    Anthropogenic point and area source CO2 plume measurements: Implications for spaceborne CO2 sensor design A. Andrews, T. Ryerson, J. Peischl, D. Parrish, M. Trainer, P. Tans An extensive dataset of CO2 concentrations including enhancements in point and area source plumes is available from in situ measurements collected using the NOAA P-3 and NCAR Electra research aircraft during seven major field projects from 1999 through 2010. Research flights sampled emission plumes from coal-, oil-, and natural gas-fired electric utility power plants, industrial facilities, and urban areas. Plume sampling often included horizontal transects at several altitudes and multiple distances downwind. CO2 data from crosswind transects upwind and downwind, coupled with ancillary measurements of co-emitted nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide, along with plume location, and wind speed and direction permit unambiguous attribution and quantification of atmospheric plumes from individual sources. Certain point sources were revisited on multiple flights over the course of 1-2 month long field projects and on successive field projects spanning several years. Sampling occurred primarily in the summertime, daytime continental boundary layer, with some plume studies performed after dark and in the spring, fall, and winter seasons. The data provide rigorously calibrated, measurement-based constraints on the expected range of atmospheric CO2 plume enhancements that can be used to assess satellite sensor concepts. Crosswind near-field (~5 km) transects in the summer daytime mixed-layer downwind of the strongest point sources were characterized by peak plume CO2 mixing ratio enhancements >100 ppm above background for the 100-m spatial averages reported from the moving aircraft. On many flights, the aircraft tracked such emissions plumes beyond 150 km downwind, or up to 10 hours of transport time, until plume enhancements were indistinguishable from background variability in CO2. Conversely, summertime CO2 enhancements in the daytime mixed layer immediately above and downwind of urban areas rarely exceeded 10 ppm and became indistinguishable from the background within ~50 km downwind, or ~1-2 hours of transport time. We use a Gaussian plume model, constrained by the airborne data, to construct three-dimensional CO2 fields that can be sampled with idealized vertical weighting functions and realistic footprints and ground-tracks corresponding to a variety of existing and planned satellite sensors. These CO2 fields are used to explore to what extent and under what conditions anthropogenic CO2 emission rates can be reliably inferred from synthetic satellite observations.

  1. What Is Dry Eye?

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  2. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... dome at the front of the eye — to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye. With LASIK, an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) creates a thin ...

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  4. Eye Movement Disorders

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    ... work properly. There are many kinds of eye movement disorders. Two common ones are: Strabismus - a disorder in ... the eyes, sometimes called "dancing eyes" Some eye movement disorders are present at birth. Others develop over time ...

  5. What Is Dry Eye?

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  7. Eye muscle repair - discharge

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    ... Lazy eye repair - discharge; Strabismus repair - discharge; Extraocular muscle surgery - discharge ... You or your child had eye muscle repair surgery to correct eye muscle ... term for crossed eyes is strabismus. Children most often ...

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    ... the Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Preventing Eye Injuries Tweet Protecting your eyes from injury is ... as possible, even if the injury seems minor. Eye Injury Facts and Myths Men are more likely ...

  12. Eye Complications in IBD

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    ... Home > Resources > Eye Complications in IBD Go Back Eye Complications in IBD Email Print + Share Approximately 10% ... doctor’s attention sooner rather than later. TYPES OF EYE DISORDERS UVEITIS One of the most common eye ...

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  14. Why Do Eyes Water?

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    ... Skating Crushes What's a Booger? Why Do Eyes Water? KidsHealth > For Kids > Why Do Eyes Water? Print ... out of your nose. continue Why Do Eyes Water? Eyes water for lots of different reasons besides ...

  15. Design, Results, Evolution and Status of the ATLAS Simulation at Point1 Project

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    Brasolin, Franco; The ATLAS collaboration; Ballestrero, Sergio; Contescu, Alexandru Cristian; Fazio, Daniel; Di Girolamo, Alessandro; Lee, Christopher Jon; Pozo Astigarraga, Mikel Eukeni; Scannicchio, Diana; Sedov, Alexey; Twomey, Matthew Shaun; Wang, Fuquan; Zaytsev, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. During the LHC Long Shutdown 1 period (LS1), that started in 2013, the Simulation at Point1 (Sim@P1) Project takes advantage, in an opportunistic way, of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition) HLT (High Level Trigger) farm of the ATLAS experiment. This farm provides more than 1300 compute nodes, which are particularly suited for running event generation and Monte Carlo production jobs that are mostly CPU and not I/O bound. It is capable of running up to 2700 virtual machines (VMs) provided with 8 CPU cores each, for a total of up to 22000 parallel running jobs. This contribution gives a review of the design, the results, and the evolution of the Sim@P1 Project; operating a large scale OpenStack based virtualized platform deployed on top of the ATLAS TDAQ HLT farm computing resources. During LS1, Sim@P1 was one of the most productive ATLAS sites: it delivered more than 50 million CPU-hours and it generated more than 1.7 billion Monte Carlo events to various analysis communities. The design aspects a...

  16. Design, Results, Evolution and Status of the ATLAS simulation in Point1 project.

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    Ballestrero, Sergio; The ATLAS collaboration; Brasolin, Franco; Contescu, Alexandru Cristian; Fazio, Daniel; Di Girolamo, Alessandro; Lee, Christopher Jon; Pozo Astigarraga, Mikel Eukeni; Scannicchio, Diana; Sedov, Alexey; Twomey, Matthew Shaun; Wang, Fuquan; Zaytsev, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    During the LHC long shutdown period (LS1), that started in 2013, the simulation in Point1 (Sim@P1) project takes advantage in an opportunistic way of the trigger and data acquisition (TDAQ) farm of the ATLAS experiment. The farm provides more than 1500 computer nodes, and they are particularly suitable for running event generation and Monte Carlo production jobs that are mostly CPU and not I/O bound. It is capable of running up to 2500 virtual machines (VM) provided with 8 CPU cores each, for a total of up to 20000 parallel running jobs. This contribution gives a thorough review of the design, the results and the evolution of the Sim@P1 project operating a large scale Openstack based virtualized platform deployed on top of the ATLAS TDAQ farm computing resources. During LS1, Sim@P1 was one of the most productive GRID sites: it delivered more than 50 million CPU-hours and it generated more than 1.7 billion Monte Carlo events to various analysis communities within the ATLAS collaboration. The particular design ...

  17. Novel four-point-probe design and nanorobotic dual endeffector strategy for electrical characterization of as-grown SWCNT bundles

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    Eichhorn, V; Fatikow, S; Sardan Sukas, Özlem; Hansen, Torben Mikael; Bøggild, Peter; Occhipinti, L G

    2010-01-01

    chemical vapor deposition. A new design of microstructured four-point-probes is proposed and fabricated allowing for direct contacting of vertically aligned bundles of SWCNTs. A nanorobotic setup is upgraded into a dual endeffector system to achieve good electrical contact between four-point-probe and...

  18. What Is Dry Eye?

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  19. Magic Pointing for Eyewear Computers

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    Jalaliniya, Shahram; Mardanbegi, Diako

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a combination of head and eye movements for touchlessly controlling the "mouse pointer" on eyewear devices, exploiting the speed of eye pointing and accuracy of head pointing. The method is a wearable computer-targeted variation of the original MAGIC pointing approach which combined gaze tracking with a classical mouse device. The result of our experiment shows that the combination of eye and head movements is faster than head pointing for far targets and more accurate than eye pointing.

  20. General Didactics and Instructional Design: eyes like twins A transatlantic dialogue about similarities and differences, about the past and the future of two sciences of learning and teaching

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    Zierer, Klaus; Seel, Norbert M.

    2012-01-01

    Although General Didactics (GD) and Instructional Design (ID) have not shown many points of contact in the past, there are some obvious parellels from the perspective of their historical development. This will be examined in detail in this article. More specifically, we speak about model building, which has characterized General Didactics and Instructional Design for some decades. However, the models of General Didactics and Instructional Design are not problem-free with regard to the continu...

  1. An experimental study on a training support system utilizing trainee's eye gaze point and think aloud protocol for diagnosing nuclear power plant anomalies

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    An experimental system has been developed for aiming at supporting the simulator training of diagnosis nuclear power plant anomaly, where an expert provides the instructions to a trainee by his/her own educational and experienced point of view. This system has several characteristics as follows: (1) the expert can provide the instruction through the local area network or the Internet, (2) the training task is the detection of the primary cause of plant anomaly, which is not including the plant operation but requires only thinking, and (3) the system can automatically detects the trainee's view-point and think aloud protocols and provide these two types of information to the expert in real time for supporting his/her instruction. A laboratory experiment using this system was conducted, where an expert, who had really engaged in plant operation as a chief operator, was employed as the instructor for novice students. As the result of analyzing the experimental data, it was found that the two types of information, trainee's viewpoints and his verbal protocols, have some potential of effectiveness for supporting the instructor to estimate the trainees diagnostic thinking process and provide the instruction. (author)

  2. Design, Results, Evolution and Status of the ATLAS Simulation at Point1 Project

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    Ballestrero, S.; Batraneanu, S. M.; Brasolin, F.; Contescu, C.; Fazio, D.; Di Girolamo, A.; Lee, C. J.; Pozo Astigarraga, M. E.; Scannicchio, D. A.; Sedov, A.; Twomey, M. S.; Wang, F.; Zaytsev, A.

    2015-12-01

    During the LHC Long Shutdown 1 (LSI) period, that started in 2013, the Simulation at Point1 (Sim@P1) project takes advantage, in an opportunistic way, of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition) HLT (High-Level Trigger) farm of the ATLAS experiment. This farm provides more than 1300 compute nodes, which are particularly suited for running event generation and Monte Carlo production jobs that are mostly CPU and not I/O bound. It is capable of running up to 2700 Virtual Machines (VMs) each with 8 CPU cores, for a total of up to 22000 parallel jobs. This contribution gives a review of the design, the results, and the evolution of the Sim@P1 project, operating a large scale OpenStack based virtualized platform deployed on top of the ATLAS TDAQ HLT farm computing resources. During LS1, Sim@P1 was one of the most productive ATLAS sites: it delivered more than 33 million CPU-hours and it generated more than 1.1 billion Monte Carlo events. The design aspects are presented: the virtualization platform exploited by Sim@P1 avoids interferences with TDAQ operations and it guarantees the security and the usability of the ATLAS private network. The cloud mechanism allows the separation of the needed support on both infrastructural (hardware, virtualization layer) and logical (Grid site support) levels. This paper focuses on the operational aspects of such a large system during the upcoming LHC Run 2 period: simple, reliable, and efficient tools are needed to quickly switch from Sim@P1 to TDAQ mode and back, to exploit the resources when they are not used for the data acquisition, even for short periods. The evolution of the central OpenStack infrastructure is described, as it was upgraded from Folsom to the Icehouse release, including the scalability issues addressed.

  3. Design of Multi-point Wireless Temperature and Humidity Sensor Network Based on NRF24l01

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    Jin Gang; Fan Wen-qiang; He Peng-fei; Liu Yun-xue

    2013-01-01

    Many fields need to use the multi-point data acquisition and transmission system to overcome the weakness of wired data transmission system. Based on the single chip transceiver nRF24L01 and favorite microprocessor STM32F107, designed the multi-point wireless sensor network. The system used the 1-wire temperature and humidity sensor DHT22 as Data acquisition components. The paper studied the hardware construction and the software design in details. Designed the circuit diagram, made the PCB p...

  4. Formation of the hurricane eye

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    Vigh, Jonathan L.

    This dissertation consists of three distinct studies which investigate aspects of eye formation. The first study reviews eye phenomenon in a variety of vortices ranging from simple vortices to the menagerie of geophysical vortices, emphasizing similarities and differences to the eyes formed in hurricanes. The hurricane eye is found to be a paradoxical structure imposed by conservation of angular momentum and the boundaries of the vortex. A comprehensive definition for hurricane eye formation is proposed and various eye formation mechanisms are summarized. The next study presents a simple theoretical argument to isolate the conditions under which a tropical cyclone can rapidly develop a warm-core thermal structure and subsequently approach a steady state. The theoretical argument is based on the balanced vortex model and, in particular, on the associated transverse circulation equation and the geopotential tendency equation. The transverse circulation and the temperature tendency in a tropical vortex depend not only on the diabatic forcing, but also on the spatial distributions of the static stability, the baroclinity, and the inertial stability. The vortex response to diabatic heating depends critically on whether the heating occurs in the low inertial stability region outside the radius of maximum wind or in the high inertial stability region inside the radius of maximum wind. This result suggests that rapid intensification is favored for storms which have at least some of the eyewall convection inside the radius of maximum wind. The development of an eye partially removes diabatic heating from the high inertial stability region of the storm center, yet rapid intensification may continue if the eyewall heating continues to become more efficient. As the warm core matures and static stability increases over the inner core, conditions there become less favorable for deep upright convection and the storm tends to approach a steady state. The final study characterizes the kinematic and thermodynamic changes that occur before, during, and after the initial eye formations of a broad set of Atlantic tropical cyclones. To obtain the requisite structure and intensity parameters, a new data set has been synthesized from the Vortex Data Messages transmitted by routine aircraft reconnaissance from 1989--2008. Intensity ranges are determined for the times when the eye/eyewall structure first appears in aircraft radar and infrared satellite imagery. The mean intensity at which an eye is first observed in both aircraft or satellite imagery is found to be 58 kt, somewhat lower than reported in previous studies. Changes about the time of eye formation are examined for intensity, the radius of maximum winds, the minimum Rossby radius of deformation, eye temperature and dew point temperature depression. Storms are found to intensify most rapidly near the time of eye formation, especially when a persistent eye is observed in infrared satellite imagery. Many storms which are forming eyes are found to undergo a substantial and rapid contraction in the radius of maximum winds during the 24-h period before the eye is observed; once the eye is present, this contraction slows or ceases. Strong warming at lower levels (850 or 700 hPa) of the eye is not observed to correlate well with the time in which the eye is first observed. Finally, observations suggest that the dynamical heating efficiency of the resulting eyewall increases even as the physical scale of the efficient heating region decreases. This allows the storm to continue intensifying even though the total inner core diabatic heating may decrease. The answer to why some storms fail to form eyes may shed light on whether eye formation is a stochastic process involving constructive and destructive mesoscale interactions---or whether it is a manifold attractor of the system sometimes stymied by an unfavorable environment.

  5. Representations of sensory experiences in the early phases of architectural design: there is more than meets the eye

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    Elsen, Catherine; Heylighen, Ann

    2014-01-01

    In response to questions about designers’ visual way of knowing and working, this article explores how sensory experience is conveyed during the early phases of architectural design. By processing 985 graphic components issued from a three-month ethnographic observation inside an architecture firm, and proposing an original methodology for their analysis, we identify and analyse graphic expressions of sensory-related design intentions. Multi-sensory dimensions of experiencing an architectural...

  6. Design and Development of Intracavity Optical Parametric Oscillator-based Eye Safe Laser Operating at 20 Hz without Forced Air Cooling

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we report the design and development of an electro-optically Q-switched diode pumped Nd:YAG laser with intracavity optical parametric oscillator, generating ~ 5 ns laser pulses of ~8 mJ energy at eye safe wavelength of 1534 nm. A Z-shaped laser resonator has been designed with porro prism end reflector in Q-switch arm containing RTP Q-Switch and a suitably oriented waveplate. The gain arm consists of a Ø3 x 72 mm Nd: YAG laser rod, pumped from one side by 3 x 5 bar laser diode array stack emitting total optical peak power of 740 W at 804 nm at 38 °C. Thermoelectric coolers (TECs have been employed to maintain the optimum temperature of laser diode arrays and the combined heat load from the pump chamber and TECs is distributed over the system base plate with embedded heat pipes. Such cooling mechanism has eliminated the requirement of fins and fans in the laser system. Eye safe radiation is out-coupled through intra cavity KTA OPO (5 x 5 x 20 mm3 placed in the gain arm. Laser was operated at 20 Hz for several duty cycles of 10 min on and 10 min off and output energy remained stable within ±0.5 mJ without any forced air/liquid cooling.Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(6, pp.599-605, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.5759

  7. Magic Pointing for Eyewear Computers

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    Jalaliniya, Shahram; Mardanbegi, Diako; Pederson, Thomas

    In this paper, we propose a combination of head and eye movements for touchlessly controlling the "mouse pointer" on eyewear devices, exploiting the speed of eye pointing and accuracy of head pointing. The method is a wearable computer-targeted variation of the original MAGIC pointing approach...

  8. The individual virtual eye

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    Einighammer, Jens

    2008-01-01

    The individual virtual eye is a computer model of a human eye with respect to the optical properties. Established schematic eyes, as Gullstrand’s model eye, are intended to represent properties of an average eye based on averaged population measurements. In contrast, the individual virtual eye is based on measurements of an individual person. Therefore the geometry of the eye is important, including axial length and topographic measurements of the anterior corneal surface. All optical compone...

  9. An artificial compound eye system for large field imaging

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    Liu, Yan; Shi, Lifang; Shi, Ruiying; Dong, Xiaochun; Deng, Qiling; Du, Chunlei

    2012-11-01

    With the rapid development of science and technology, optical imaging system has been widely used, and the performance requirements are getting higher and higher such as lighter weight, smaller size, larger field of view and more sensitive to the moving targets. With the advantages of large field of view, high agility and multi-channels, compound eye is more and more concerned by academia and industry. In this work, an artificial spherical compound eye imaging system is proposed, which is formed by several mini cameras to get a large field of view. By analyzing the relationship of the view field between every single camera and the whole system, the geometric arrangement of cameras is studied and the compound eye structure is designed. By using the precision machining technology, the system can be manufactured. To verify the performance of this system, experiments were carried out, where the compound eye was formed by seven mini cameras which were placed centripetally along a spherical surface so that each camera points in a different direction. Pictures taken by these cameras were mosaiced into a complete image with large field of view. The results of the experiments prove the validity of the design method and the fabrication technology. By increasing the number of the cameras, larger view field even panoramic imaging can be realized by using this artificial compound eye.

  10. Design and Implementation of Numerical Linear Algebra Algorithms on Fixed Point DSPs

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerical linear algebra algorithms use the inherent elegance of matrix formulations and are usually implemented using C/C++ floating point representation. The system implementation is faced with practical constraints because these algorithms usually need to run in real time on fixed point digital signal processors (DSPs to reduce total hardware costs. Converting the simulation model to fixed point arithmetic and then porting it to a target DSP device is a difficult and time-consuming process. In this paper, we analyze the conversion process. We transformed selected linear algebra algorithms from floating point to fixed point arithmetic, and compared real-time requirements and performance between the fixed point DSP and floating point DSP algorithm implementations. We also introduce an advanced code optimization and an implementation by DSP-specific, fixed point C code generation. By using the techniques described in the paper, speed can be increased by a factor of up to 10 compared to floating point emulation on fixed point hardware.

  11. How to examine an eye.

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    Marsden, Janet

    2015-11-25

    Rationale and key points This article aims to assist nurses to perform a systematic external examination of the eye with the minimum of equipment. The eyes form a complex anatomical system, about which nurses often lack confidence. ? Eye problems are a relatively common reason for presentation to emergency departments and primary care. ? The nurse requires a knowledge of the underlying anatomy and physiology to perform an eye examination. ? Nurses in non-specialist settings should be able to assess the integrity of the eye and decide whether specialist referral and examination is required. ? Eye examination requires few elements of equipment and should be systematic. Reflective activity Clinical skills articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence based. Apply this article to your practice. Reflect on and write a short account of: 1. What further knowledge and skills you require to enable you to explain to the patient what might be occurring when they have an eye problem. 2. How you will gain this knowledge. Subscribers can upload their reflective accounts at: rcni.com/portfolio . PMID:26602677

  12. Phase-equilibria for design of coal-gasification processes: dew points of hot gases containing condensible tars. Final report

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    Prausnitz, J.M.

    1980-05-01

    This research is concerned with the fundamental physical chemistry and thermodynamics of condensation of tars (dew points) from the vapor phase at advanced temperatures and pressures. Fundamental quantitative understanding of dew points is important for rational design of heat exchangers to recover sensible heat from hot, tar-containing gases that are produced in coal gasification. This report includes essentially six contributions toward establishing the desired understanding: (1) Characterization of Coal Tars for Dew-Point Calculations; (2) Fugacity Coefficients for Dew-Point Calculations in Coal-Gasification Process Design; (3) Vapor Pressures of High-Molecular-Weight Hydrocarbons; (4) Estimation of Vapor Pressures of High-Boiling Fractions in Liquefied Fossil Fuels Containing Heteroatoms Nitrogen or Sulfur; and (5) Vapor Pressures of Heavy Liquid Hydrocarbons by a Group-Contribution Method.

  13. Childhood Eye Diseases and Conditions

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    ... the Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Childhood Eye Diseases and Conditions Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries Healthy Eyes ... permanent loss of your eyelashes. Hold the Rib Eye Don’t put raw meat on a black ...

  14. Acupuncture for dry eye: a randomised controlled trial protocol

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    Kim Ae-Ran

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dry eye is usually managed by conventional medical interventions such as artificial tears, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgical treatment. However, since dry eye is one of the most frequent ophthalmologic disorders, safer and more effective methods for its treatment are necessary, especially for vulnerable patients. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat patients with dry eye. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for this condition. Methods/Design A randomised, patient-assessor blinded, sham (non-acupuncture point, shallow acupuncture controlled study was established. Participants allocated to verum acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups will be treated three times weekly for three weeks for a total of nine sessions per participant. Seventeen points (GV23; bilateral BL2, GB4, TE23, Ex1 (Taiyang, ST1 and GB20; and left SP3, LU9, LU10 and HT8 for men, right for women have been selected for the verum acupuncture; for the sham acupuncture, points have been selected that do not coincide with a classical acupuncture point and that are located close to the verum points, except in the case of the rim of the eye. Ocular surface disease index, tear film breakup time, the Schirmer I test, medication quantification scale and general assessment of improvement will be used as outcome variables for evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture. Safety will also be assessed at every visit. Primary and secondary outcomes will be assessed four weeks after screening. All statistical analyses will be performed using analysis of covariance. Discussion The results of this trial will be used as a basis for clarifying the efficacy of acupuncture for dry eye. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00969280.

  15. NGNP Point Design - Results of the Initial Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulic Assessments During FY-03, Rev. 1

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    Philip E. MacDonald; James W. Sterbentz; Robert L. Sant; P. Bayless; H. D. Gougar; R. L. Moore; A. M. Ougouag; W. K. Terry

    2003-09-01

    This report presents the preliminary preconceptual designs for two possible versions of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), one for a prismatic fuel type helium gas-cooled reactor and one for a pebble bed fuel helium gas reactor. Both designs are to meet three basic requirements: a coolant outlet temperature of 1000 °C, passive safety, and a total power output consistent with that expected for commercial high-temperature gas-cooled reactors. The two efforts are discussed separately below. The analytical results presented in this report are very promising, however, we wish to caution the reader that future, more detailed, design work will be needed to provide final answers to a number of key questions including the allowable power level, the inlet temperature, the power density, the optimum fuel form, and others. The point design work presented in this report provides a starting point for other evaluations, and directions for the detailed design, but not final answers.

  16. Design of Multi-point Wireless Temperature and Humidity Sensor Network Based on NRF24l01

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    Jin Gang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Many fields need to use the multi-point data acquisition and transmission system to overcome the weakness of wired data transmission system. Based on the single chip transceiver nRF24L01 and favorite microprocessor STM32F107, designed the multi-point wireless sensor network. The system used the 1-wire temperature and humidity sensor DHT22 as Data acquisition components. The paper studied the hardware construction and the software design in details. Designed the circuit diagram, made the PCB plate, programmed software by Keil C and debugged with Keil uVision4 MDK V4.10. Results show that, the multi-point wireless sensor network can work more efficiently and more flexibility. It meets the performance requirements of high real-time, low power consumption and low cost.

  17. What Is Dry Eye?

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  18. Diabetes eye exams

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    ... catch problems early if you get regular eye exams. ... diabetes checks your eyes, you need an eye exam every 1 to 2 years by an eye ... problems with your vision. Many can do screening exams for damage from diabetes. Once you have eye ...

  19. Evaluation of Human Emotion from Eye Motions

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    Vidas Raudonis; Gintaras Dervinis; Andrius Vilkauskas; Agne Paulauskaite - Taraseviciene; Gintare Kersulyte - Raudone

    2013-01-01

    The object of this paper is to develop an emotion recognition system that analysis the motion trajectory of the eye and gives the response on appraisal emotion. The emotion recognition solution is based on the data gathering using head mounted eye tracking device. The participants of experimental investigation were provided with a visual stimulus (PowerPoint slides) and the emotional feedback was determined by the combination of eye tracking device and emotion recognition software. The stimul...

  20. Eye Injuries at Home

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    ... Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Eye Injuries at Home Tweet You might think that the family home ... chore is being done. Preventing Eye Injuries at Home Wearing protective eyewear will prevent 90 percent of ...

  1. What Is Dry Eye?

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  6. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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  8. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Tips & Prevention News Ask an Eye M.D. Español LASIK LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery Questions to Ask ... Anti-reflective Coating Feb 27, 2015 Leer en Español: LASIK—Cirugía Ocular con Láser Find an Eye ...

  9. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

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    ... publications and references used throughout site. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) One Page Overview Pink, itchy eyes? Conjunctivitis – or ... Crusting of eyelids or lashes sometimes occurs Pink Eye: What To Do Discusses causes and treatment, suggestions ...

  10. Effect of the sampling design of ground control points on the geometric correction of remotely sensed imagery

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    J. Wang(Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing); Ge, Y.; Heuvelink, G.B.M.; Zhou, C.; Brus, D. J.

    2012-01-01

    The acquirement of ground control points (GCPs) is a basic and important step in the geometric correction of remotely sensed imagery. In particular, the spatial distribution of GCPs may affect the accuracy and quality of image correction. In this paper, both a simulation experiment and actual-image analyses are carried out to investigate the effect of the sampling design for selecting GCPs on the geometric correction of remotely sensed imagery. Sampling designs compared are simple random samp...

  11. The status and development prospects of cooling tower design from the point of view of various environmental effects

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    The manufacturers of wet and dry cooling towers are striving to develop plants for discharging waste heat into the atmosphere which are as operationally safe and favourable from the environmental point of view as possible. Using as an example plants which have been tendered and designed for water cooling, the paper indicates how the cooling tower design can be adapted to suit the particular environmental protection requirements of the location. (orig.)

  12. A CAREM reactor's design evaluation from the nuclear security point of view

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    The main objective of this work is to define the adequate rules for CAREM reactor security systems design and processes which aim to assure verification of the CALIN regulations 'Radiological Criteria' in relation to accidents concerning CAREM reactor design. (Author)

  13. Design and Implementation of a Digital Controller for a Vibration Isolation and Vernier Pointing System

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    Neff, Daniel J.; Britcher, Colin P.

    1996-01-01

    This paper discusses the recommissioning of the Annular Suspension and Pointing System (ASPS), originally developed in the mid 1970's for pointing and vibration isolation of space experiments. The hardware was developed for NASA Langley Research Center by Sperry Flight Systems (now Honeywell Satellite Systems), was delivered to NASA in 1983. Recently, the hardware was loaned to Old Dominion University (ODU). The ASPS includes coarse gimbal assemblies and a Vernier Pointing Assembly (VPA) that utilize magnetic suspension to provide noncontacting vibration isolation and vernier pointing of the payload. The VPA is the main focus of this research. At ODU, the system has been modified such that it can now be operated in a l-g environment without a gravity offload. Suspension of the annular iron rotor in five degrees-of-freedom has been achieved with the use of modern switching power amplifiers and a digital controller implemented on a 486-class PC.

  14. Backtracking to Policy Design (Un retour au point de conception de la politique).

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    Mawhinney, Hanne B.

    The diverse literature on policy design and policy instruments is reviewed in this paper, which also addresses such issues as the definition of a policy design perspective, the categorization and variables of policy instruments, and improvement of the design process. The first part presents a general discussion of the perspective of policy…

  15. More than meets the eye: Using cognitive work analysis to identify design requirements for future rail level crossing systems.

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    Salmon, Paul M; Lenné, Michael G; Read, Gemma J M; Mulvihill, Christine M; Cornelissen, Miranda; Walker, Guy H; Young, Kristie L; Stevens, Nicholas; Stanton, Neville A

    2016-03-01

    An increasing intensity of operations means that the longstanding safety issue of rail level crossings is likely to become worse in the transport systems of the future. It has been suggested that the failure to prevent collisions may be, in part, due to a lack of systems thinking during design, crash analysis, and countermeasure development. This paper presents a systems analysis of current active rail level crossing systems in Victoria, Australia that was undertaken to identify design requirements to improve safety in future rail level crossing environments. Cognitive work analysis was used to analyse rail level crossing systems using data derived from a range of activities. Overall the analysis identified a range of instances where modification or redesign in line with systems thinking could potentially improve behaviour and safety. A notable finding is that there are opportunities for redesign outside of the physical rail level crossing infrastructure, including improved data systems, in-vehicle warnings and modifications to design processes, standards and guidelines. The implications for future rail level crossing systems are discussed. PMID:26143077

  16. MCNP-REN - A Monte Carlo Tool for Neutron Detector Design Without Using the Point Model

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    The development of neutron detectors makes extensive use of the predictions of detector response through the use of Monte Carlo techniques in conjunction with the point reactor model. Unfortunately, the point reactor model fails to accurately predict detector response in common applications. For this reason, the general Monte Carlo N-Particle code (MCNP) was modified to simulate the pulse streams that would be generated by a neutron detector and normally analyzed by a shift register. This modified code, MCNP - Random Exponentially Distributed Neutron Source (MCNP-REN), along with the Time Analysis Program (TAP) predict neutron detector response without using the point reactor model, making it unnecessary for the user to decide whether or not the assumptions of the point model are met for their application. MCNP-REN is capable of simulating standard neutron coincidence counting as well as neutron multiplicity counting. Measurements of MOX fresh fuel made using the Underwater Coincidence Counter (UWCC) as well as measurements of HEU reactor fuel using the active neutron Research Reactor Fuel Counter (RRFC) are compared with calculations. The method used in MCNP-REN is demonstrated to be fundamentally sound and shown to eliminate the need to use the point model for detector performance predictions

  17. MCNP-REN - A Monte Carlo Tool for Neutron Detector Design Without Using the Point Model

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    Abhold, M.E.; Baker, M.C.

    1999-07-25

    The development of neutron detectors makes extensive use of the predictions of detector response through the use of Monte Carlo techniques in conjunction with the point reactor model. Unfortunately, the point reactor model fails to accurately predict detector response in common applications. For this reason, the general Monte Carlo N-Particle code (MCNP) was modified to simulate the pulse streams that would be generated by a neutron detector and normally analyzed by a shift register. This modified code, MCNP - Random Exponentially Distributed Neutron Source (MCNP-REN), along with the Time Analysis Program (TAP) predict neutron detector response without using the point reactor model, making it unnecessary for the user to decide whether or not the assumptions of the point model are met for their application. MCNP-REN is capable of simulating standard neutron coincidence counting as well as neutron multiplicity counting. Measurements of MOX fresh fuel made using the Underwater Coincidence Counter (UWCC) as well as measurements of HEU reactor fuel using the active neutron Research Reactor Fuel Counter (RRFC) are compared with calculations. The method used in MCNP-REN is demonstrated to be fundamentally sound and shown to eliminate the need to use the point model for detector performance predictions.

  18. Space tug point design study. Volume 3: Design definition. Part 1: Propulsion and mechanical, avionics, thermal control and electrical power subsystems

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    1973-01-01

    A study was conducted to determine the configuration and performance of a space tug. Details of the space tug systems are presented to include: (1) propulsion systems, (2) avionics, (3) thermal control, and (4) electric power subsystems. The data generated include engineering drawings, schematics, subsystem operation, and component description. Various options investigated and the rational for the point design selection are analyzed.

  19. The ARIES-III D-3He tokamak reactor: Design-point determination and parametric studies

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    The multi-institutional ARIES study has generated a conceptual design of another tokamak fusion reactor in a series that varies the assumed advances in technology and physics. The ARIES-3 design uses a D-3He fuel cycle and requires advances in technology and physics for economical attractiveness. The optimal design was characterized through systems analyses for eventual conceptual engineering design. Results from the systems analysis are summarized, and a comparison with the high-field, D-T fueled ARIES-1 is included. 11 refs., 5 figs

  20. Design of piping fixed points in the thorium high-temperature reactor (THTR)

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    The boundary conditions of fixed-point construction in the pipelines of the THTR, Hamm-Uentrop, are discussed. Particular regard was paid to the loads on the headers and their supports. For the case of transverse fracture, the loads on the supports and on the header were determined using a single-mass resonator model. Three different points of rupture were assumed. For the case of longitudinal fracture, the calculation of support loads and header loads is explained, and the support loads and maximum bending moments are presented in a diagram as a function of time. (orig.)

  1. Eye care in ICU

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    Sivasankar S

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Patients in intensive care units have impaired ocular protective mechanisms, resulting in a high risk of developing eye complications. Various eye care protocols are being used, but none is proven to be absolutely effective. Aims: To compare the efficacy of using a combination of ocular lubricants and securing tape over the eyelids (Open chamber method, with use of swimming goggles and regular moistening of eyelids with gauze soaked in sterile water (Closed chamber method, to prevent corneal epithelial breakdown in the sedated and semiconscious intensive care adult patient. Settings and Design: A randomized clinical study was performed. Patients with Glasgow coma scale score of £ 10/15, admitted into the Medical ICU of a large teaching hospital, over a four month duration, were studied. Materials and Methods: Patients were examined daily by an Ophthalmologist, using a portable slit lamp and the patient?s corneas were tested daily using 1% Fluorescein drops. Standard grading scales were used to record eyelid position and corneal and conjunctival changes. Statistical analysis used: Quantitative variables were described in terms of their relative frequencies in proportions. Null hypothesis was applied to derive the statistical significance of the observed variations in both the treatment groups. Chi-square test for relationships was used to assess the effect of specific variables on the development of keratopathy. Results: Sixty one patients (122 eyes in the open chamber group and 63 (126 eyes in the closed chamber group, were analyzed. Incomplete lid closure was seen in 74 eyes (30%. Exposure keratopathy was noticed in 39 eyes (32% in open chamber group and ten (8% in closed chamber group and was more severe in the former group. There was no difference in the incidence of conjunctival oedema in both groups. Incomplete lid closure and use of muscle relaxants, were significant risk factors for developing keratopathy. Conclusions: Use of swimming goggles and regular moistening of eyelids with gauze soaked in sterile water providing a moisture chamber, is more effective than using a combination of ocular lubricants and securing tape over the eyelids, in preventing corneal epithelial breakdown in sedated and semiconscious intensive care unit patients.

  2. FireProt: Energy- and Evolution-Based Computational Design of Thermostable Multiple-Point Mutants.

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    Bednar, David; Beerens, Koen; Sebestova, Eva; Bendl, Jaroslav; Khare, Sagar; Chaloupkova, Radka; Prokop, Zbynek; Brezovsky, Jan; Baker, David; Damborsky, Jiri

    2015-11-01

    There is great interest in increasing proteins' stability to enhance their utility as biocatalysts, therapeutics, diagnostics and nanomaterials. Directed evolution is a powerful, but experimentally strenuous approach. Computational methods offer attractive alternatives. However, due to the limited reliability of predictions and potentially antagonistic effects of substitutions, only single-point mutations are usually predicted in silico, experimentally verified and then recombined in multiple-point mutants. Thus, substantial screening is still required. Here we present FireProt, a robust computational strategy for predicting highly stable multiple-point mutants that combines energy- and evolution-based approaches with smart filtering to identify additive stabilizing mutations. FireProt's reliability and applicability was demonstrated by validating its predictions against 656 mutations from the ProTherm database. We demonstrate that thermostability of the model enzymes haloalkane dehalogenase DhaA and ?-hexachlorocyclohexane dehydrochlorinase LinA can be substantially increased (?Tm = 24°C and 21°C) by constructing and characterizing only a handful of multiple-point mutants. FireProt can be applied to any protein for which a tertiary structure and homologous sequences are available, and will facilitate the rapid development of robust proteins for biomedical and biotechnological applications. PMID:26529612

  3. Numerical investigation of the cavitational behaviour into a storage pump at off design operating points

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    The paper presents a new method for the analysis of the cavitational behaviour of hydraulic turbomachines. This new method allows determining the coefficient of the cavitation inception and the cavitation sensitivity of the turbomachines. We apply this method to study the cavitational behaviour of a large storage pump. By plotting in semi-logarithmic coordinates the vapour volume versus the cavitation coefficient, we show that all numerical data collapse in an exponential manner. This storage pump is located in a power plant and operating without the presence of the developed cavitation is vital. We investigate the behaviour of the pump from the cavitational point of view while the pump is operating for variable discharge. A distribution of the vapour volume upon the blade of the impeller is presented for all the four operating points. It can be seen how the volume of vapour evolves from one operating point to another. In order to study the influence of the cavitation phenomena upon the pump, the evolution of the pumping head against the cavitation coefficient is presented. That will show how the pumping head drops while the cavitation coefficient decreases. From analysing the data obtained from the numerical simulation it results that the cavitation phenomena is present for all the investigated operating points. By analysis of the slope of the curve describing the evolution of the vapour volume against the cavitation coefficient we determine the cavitation sensitivity of the pump for each operating point. It is showed that the cavitation sensitivity of the investigated storage pump increases while the flow rate decreases.

  4. Numerical investigation of the cavitational behaviour into a storage pump at off design operating points

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    Stuparu, A; Susan-Resiga, R; Anton, L E [Department of Hydraulic Machinery, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Bd. Mihai Viteazu 1, Timisoara, 300222 (Romania); Muntean, S, E-mail: astuparu@mh.mec.upt.r [Centre of Advanced Research in Engineering Science, Romanian Academy-Timisoara Branch, Bd. Mihai Viteazu 24, Timisoara, 300223 (Romania)

    2010-08-15

    The paper presents a new method for the analysis of the cavitational behaviour of hydraulic turbomachines. This new method allows determining the coefficient of the cavitation inception and the cavitation sensitivity of the turbomachines. We apply this method to study the cavitational behaviour of a large storage pump. By plotting in semi-logarithmic coordinates the vapour volume versus the cavitation coefficient, we show that all numerical data collapse in an exponential manner. This storage pump is located in a power plant and operating without the presence of the developed cavitation is vital. We investigate the behaviour of the pump from the cavitational point of view while the pump is operating for variable discharge. A distribution of the vapour volume upon the blade of the impeller is presented for all the four operating points. It can be seen how the volume of vapour evolves from one operating point to another. In order to study the influence of the cavitation phenomena upon the pump, the evolution of the pumping head against the cavitation coefficient is presented. That will show how the pumping head drops while the cavitation coefficient decreases. From analysing the data obtained from the numerical simulation it results that the cavitation phenomena is present for all the investigated operating points. By analysis of the slope of the curve describing the evolution of the vapour volume against the cavitation coefficient we determine the cavitation sensitivity of the pump for each operating point. It is showed that the cavitation sensitivity of the investigated storage pump increases while the flow rate decreases.

  5. Rational design of a novel azoimine appended maleonitrile-based Salen chemosensor for rapid naked-eye detection of copper(II) ion in aqueous media.

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    Rezaeian, Khatereh; Khanmohammadi, Hamid; Arab, Vajihe

    2015-12-01

    Achieving specific selectivity and high sensitivity for the colorimetric recognition of copper(II) ions in aqueous media over a complex background of potentially competing metal ions is inherently challenging in sensor development. Thus, a novel azo-azomethine receptor (L) based on the combination of 2-amino-3-(5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylamino)maleonitrile and azo-coupled salicylaldehyde scaffold has been designed and synthesized for the naked-eye and rapid detection of Cu(2+) ion at trace level in a wide pH range. Accordingly, the devised chemosensor distinguished Cu(2+) from other metal ions by distinct color change from light yellow to light brown without any expensive equipment. The binding stoichiometry between Cu(2+) and L has been investigated using Job's plot and MALDI-TOF mass analysis. Remarkably, the current sensor can detect Cu(2+) ions even at 1.07 ?M level, which is lower than the World Health Organization (WHO) permissible level (30 ?M) in drinking water. Furthermore, sensor L was successfully utilized in the preparation of test strips for the detection of copper(II) ions from aqueous environment. PMID:26184468

  6. Eye muscle repair - series (image)

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    ... the eyeball to the eye socket. The external muscles of the eye are found behind the conjunctiva. ... The extraocular muscles of the eye (external to the eyeball) control the positioning of the eyes. They coordinate of the eye ...

  7. Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries

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    ... Eye Floaters & Flashes Glaucoma Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Low Vision Myopia (Nearsightedness) Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Presbyopia (Aging Eye) Stye ... 60 Babies, Children & Teenagers Computer Usage Diabetes Diet & Nutrition Eye Injuries Eye Screening Guidelines Home Remedies for ...

  8. Design of sampling locations for river water quality monitoring considering seasonal variation of point and diffuse pollution loads.

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    Varekar, Vikas; Karmakar, Subhankar; Jha, Ramakar; Ghosh, N C

    2015-06-01

    The design of a water quality monitoring network (WQMN) is a complicated decision-making process because each sampling involves high installation, operational, and maintenance costs. Therefore, data with the highest information content should be collected. The effect of seasonal variation in point and diffuse pollution loadings on river water quality may have a significant impact on the optimal selection of sampling locations, but this possible effect has never been addressed in the evaluation and design of monitoring networks. The present study proposes a systematic approach for siting an optimal number and location of river water quality sampling stations based on seasonal or monsoonal variations in both point and diffuse pollution loadings. The proposed approach conceptualizes water quality monitoring as a two-stage process; the first stage of which is to consider all potential water quality sampling sites, selected based on the existing guidelines or frameworks, and the locations of both point and diffuse pollution sources. The monitoring at all sampling sites thus identified should be continued for an adequate period of time to account for the effect of the monsoon season. In the second stage, the monitoring network is then designed separately for monsoon and non-monsoon periods by optimizing the number and locations of sampling sites, using a modified Sanders approach. The impacts of human interventions on the design of the sampling net are quantified geospatially by estimating diffuse pollution loads and verified with land use map. To demonstrate the proposed methodology, the Kali River basin in the western Uttar Pradesh state of India was selected as a study area. The final design suggests consequential pre- and post-monsoonal changes in the location and priority of water quality monitoring stations based on the seasonal variation of point and diffuse pollution loadings. PMID:26009158

  9. What Is Dry Eye?

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    Full Text Available ... makes tears (called the lacrimal gland) to release a large volume of tears, overwhelming the tear drainage system. These excess tears then overflow from your eye. Next Page: Causes of Dry Eye Written by Kierstan Boyd Reviewed by Dr. Devin Harrison on ... Topics What Is a Pinguecula and a Pterygium (Surfer's Eye)?- Eye M. ...

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    Full Text Available ... Get ophthalmologist-reviewed tips and information about eye health and preserving your vision. Privacy Policy Related The link between seasonal allergens and dry eye Apr 27, 2015 Choosing Wisely When It Comes to Eye Care, Part 5 Mar 19, 2013 Eye Makeup Safety ...

  11. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Usage & Eye Strain Maintaining Your Sight with Diabetes Sports and Eye Protection Eyesight Risks for Smokers Veterans & ... should discuss with your Eye M.D. the benefits and risks — including quality of life issues — that could result from correcting vision with ... about eye health and preserving your vision. Privacy Policy Email address

  12. Lasik eye surgery - discharge

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    Lasik eye surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye). It is ... After you have surgery, an eye shield or patch will be placed over the eye. It will protect the flap and help prevent ...

  13. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Eye Protection Eyesight Risks for Smokers Veterans & Eye Health More Lifestyle Topics > EyeSmart Tips Avoid Indoor Tanning Studies show UV exposure from tanning beds can cause eye damage and skin cancer. Not the look you're going for. ...

  14. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... Usage & Eye Strain Maintaining Your Sight with Diabetes Sports and Eye Protection Eyesight Risks for Smokers Veterans & Eye Health More Lifestyle Topics > EyeSmart Tips Avoid Indoor Tanning Studies show UV exposure from tanning beds can cause ...

  15. What Is Dry Eye?

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    Full Text Available ... Center Laser Surgery Education Center Redmond Ethics Center Global Ophthalmology Guide Eye Health Find an Eye M.D. Academy Store Eye Health A-Z Symptoms Glasses & Contacts Tips & Prevention News Ask an Eye M.D. Español Dry ...

  16. Space Mission Design in the Vicinity of Small Bodies and Libration Points Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — To address NASA's need for applying advanced dynamical theories to space mission design and analysis, especially in the context of unstable orbital trajectories in...

  17. The use of experimental design to find the operating maximum power point of PEM fuel cells

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    Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells are difficult to model due to their complex nonlinear nature. In this paper, the development of a PEM Fuel Cells mathematical model based on the Design of Experiment methodology is described. The Design of Experiment provides a very efficient methodology to obtain a mathematical model for the studied multivariable system with only a few experiments. The obtained results can be used for optimization and control of the PEM Fuel Cells systems

  18. The use of experimental design to find the operating maximum power point of PEM fuel cells

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    Cr?ciunescu, Aurelian; P?tularu, Lauren?iu; Ciumbulea, Gloria; Olteanu, Valentin; Pitorac, Cristina; Drugan, Elena [Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Splaiul Independen?ei 313, 060042 Bucharest (Romania)

    2015-03-10

    Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells are difficult to model due to their complex nonlinear nature. In this paper, the development of a PEM Fuel Cells mathematical model based on the Design of Experiment methodology is described. The Design of Experiment provides a very efficient methodology to obtain a mathematical model for the studied multivariable system with only a few experiments. The obtained results can be used for optimization and control of the PEM Fuel Cells systems.

  19. Brewery and winery wastewater treatment : some focal points of design and operation

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    Brito, A. G.; Peixoto, J.; Oliveira, J.M.; de Oliveira, J. A.; Costa, Cristina; Nogueira, R; Rodrigues, A C

    2007-01-01

    Environmental issues are a critical factor for the today industry competitiveness. Indeed, the society and the individual consumers could set a common framework for companies’ commitment and engagement regarding environment protection. Redesign the process, recover by-products or reuse effluents are some of the possible actions towards an eco-efficient strategy. Nevertheless, a point remains crucial in such mission: the ability to defend natural ecosystems from polluted wastewaters. For such ...

  20. Design of a Wireless EEG System for Point-of-Care Applications

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    Jia, Wenyan; Bai, Yicheng; Sun, Mingui; Sclabassi, Robert J.

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to develop a wireless EEG system to provide critical point-of-care information about brain electrical activity. A novel dry electrode, which can be installed rapidly, is used to acquire EEG from the scalp. A wireless data link between the electrode and a data port (i.e., a smartphone) is established based on the Bluetooth technology. A prototype of this system has been implemented and its performance in acquiring EEG has been evaluated.

  1. Design and Evaluation of Cell Phone Pointing Interface for Robot Control

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    Saso Koceski; Natasa Koceska; Ivica Kocev

    2012-01-01

    In this work a pointing interface based on human gestures using a mobile phone accelerometer for interaction with robots is proposed. Through this interface the user can sketch stroke gestures on a computer screen using the cell phone accelerometer to make a selection and instruct a robot to perform a task. Selection, cancelation and movement, as well as some additional commands such as stop, pause and resume are supported. All the projected gestures are processed using known image analysis a...

  2. The Next Generation Nuclear Plant - Insights Gained from the INEEL Point Design Studies

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    Philip E. MacDonald; A. M. Baxter; P. D. Bayless; J. M. Bolin; H. D. Gougar; R. L. Moore; A. M. Ougouag; M. B. Richards; R. L. Sant; J. W. Sterbentz; W. K. Terry

    2004-08-01

    This paper provides the results of an assessment of two possible versions of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), a prismatic fuel type helium gas-cooled reactor and a pebble-bed fuel helium gas reactor. Insights gained regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the two designs are also discussed. Both designs will meet the three basic requirements that have been set for the NGNP: a coolant outlet temperature of 1000 C, passive safety, and a total power output consistent with that expected for commercial high-temperature gas-cooled reactors. Two major modifications of the current Gas Turbine- Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) design were needed to obtain a prismatic block design with a 1000 C outlet temperature: reducing the bypass flow and better controlling the inlet coolant flow distribution to the core. The total power that could be obtained for different core heights without exceeding a peak transient fuel temperature of 1600 °C during a high or low-pressure conduction cooldown event was calculated. With a coolant inlet temperature of 490 °C and 10% nominal core bypass flow, it is estimated that the peak power for a 10-block high core is 686 MWt, for a 12-block high core is 786 MWt, and for a 14-block core is about 889 MWt. The core neutronics calculations showed that the NGNP will exhibit strongly negative Doppler and isothermal temperature coefficients of reactivity over the burnup cycle. In the event of rapid loss of the helium gas, there is negligible core reactivity change. However, water or steam ingress into the core coolant channels can produce a relatively large reactivity effect. Two versions of an annular pebble-bed NGNP have also been developed, a 300 and a 600 MWt module. From this work we learned how to design passively safe pebble bed reactors that produce more than 600 MWt. We also found a way to improve both the fuel utilization and safety by modifying the pebble design (by adjusting the fuel zone radius in the pebble to optimize the fuel-to-moderator ratio). We also learned how to perform design optimization calculations by using a genetic algorithm that automatically selects a sequence of design parameter sets to meet specified fitness criteria increasingly well. In the pebble-bed NGNP design work, we use the genetic algorithm to direct the INEEL’s PEBBED code to perform hundreds of code runs in less than a day to find optimized design configurations. And finally, we learned how to calculate cross sections more accurately for pebble bed reactors, and we identified research needs for the further refinement of the cross section calculations.

  3. Eye safe laser range finders

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    During the 1970's, Ruby (Q switched) laser based range finders with a wavelength of 694nm were first used. These lasers operated in a pulse mode within the visible light range and produced a risk for the eye retina. The laser beam striking the macula could damage the eye and might cause blindness. Over the years, Nd:YAG (Q switched) lasers were developed (operating at 1064nm) for range finding and designation uses. The wavelength of these lasers, operating in the near Infra-Red range (invisible), is also focused tightly on the retina. The human eye does not respond to the invisible light so there is no natural protection (eye blink reflex) as in the visible light. The operation of these lasers worldwide, especially when the laser beam is exposed, causes occasional eye accidents. Another risk is stemming from the use of observation systems with a high optical gain, in the laser operation areas, which enlarge the range of risk quite significantly. Therefore, research and development efforts were invested in order to introduce eye safe lasers. One of the solutions for this problem is presented in following document

  4. The Fly's Eye Energetic Particle Spectrometer (FEEPS) Sensors for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission

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    Blake, J. B.; Mauk, B. H.; Baker, D. N.; Carranza, P.; Clemmons, J. H.; Craft, J.; Crain, W. R.; Crew, A.; Dotan, Y.; Fennell, J. F.; Friedel, R. H.; Friesen, L. M.; Fuentes, F.; Galvan, R.; Ibscher, C.; Jaynes, A.; Katz, N.; Lalic, M.; Lin, A. Y.; Mabry, D. M.; Nguyen, T.; Pancratz, C.; Redding, M.; Reeves, G. D.; Smith, S.; Spence, H. E.; Westlake, J.

    2015-06-01

    The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) Investigation is one of five particles and fields investigations on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission. This mission consists of four satellites operating in close proximity in elliptical, low-inclination orbits, and is focused upon the fundamental physics of magnetic reconnection. The Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) investigation aboard the four MMS spacecraft consists of two instrument designs, the EIS (Energetic Ion Spectrometer) and the FEEPS (Fly's Eye Electron Proton Spectrometer). This present paper describes FEEPS from an instrument physics and engineering point of view, and provides some test and calibration data to facilitate effective analysis and use of the flight data for scientific purposes. A FEEPS consists of six Heads, each composed of two Eyes. Each eye is a particle telescope with a single silicon detector; there are nine electron eyes and three ion eyes per FEEPS. The energy coverage is from 25 keV to 650 keV for electrons and 45 keV to 650 keV for ions. Each eye has sixteen energy channels, the spacing of which can be modified by command. The fields of view and pointing of each eye are designed to provide a broad, instantaneous field of view for the twelve eyes per FEEPS. There are two FEEPS per MMS spacecraft mounted such that the pair along with the single EIS provide more than 3?-sr instantaneous solid-angle coverage and complete coverage in the equatorial region. A twenty-second spacecraft rotation period is divided into sixty-four sectors to provide detailed temporal and spatial sampling. Data are acquired in three modes: Burst Mode, the primary science mode; Fast Survey Mode; and Slow Survey Mode.

  5. Experience Feedback of Current LWR on the Design and Operation of Advanced LWR, under the Safety Analysis Point of View

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    Current LWR are operating with an excellent safety record. It is foreseen that they will be progressively replaced by more advanced designs (Generation III, III+, and IV). This paper reviews the role of the safety analysis, both in steady and transient state, in the flexible yet safe operation of the nuclear power plants. Several aspects such as licensing, technological progress, efficiency, public opinion and environmental consideration, and generation replacement, are considered form a broad perspective. Besides, deficiencies, learned lessons and design and operation aspects that could be improved in the new reactor fleet, under the perspective of safety analysis, are also considered from the engineering point of view and experience. (author)

  6. Design point characteristics of a 500 - 2500 watt isotope-Brayton power system.

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    Barna, G. J.

    1972-01-01

    An analytical study was conducted to investigate the potential performance characteristics of an isotope-Brayton space power system at electric power levels from 500 to 2500 W. Utilization of the Pu 238 heat source, or capsule, being developed for the Multi-Hundred Watt Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator was assumed. A single-loop system design concept was selected. The design concept and results of first-order tradeoff studies of the effects of major system parameters on system performance are presented. Results of the study indicate the potential for high system efficiency and high specific power over the entire power range.

  7. Design of a four-point bend test for ultra-low cycle fatigue of pipelines under inelastic bending

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    Muylaert, T.; De Waele, W.

    2012-01-01

    This master thesis is situated in the research domain dealing with the ductile failure of pipelines under extreme loading conditions. It is part of an umbrella research aiming to develop innovative experimental and computational methodologies to simulate fracture of steel structural elements under ultra-low cycle fatigue. The focus of this study is on steel pipeline applications. The objective of this thesis is to design a large-scale four-point bend test setup to cyclically bend pipes. The f...

  8. Advanced engineering design as practiced today from the view point of the CERN Industrial Liaison Officer

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    Barone, Michele

    2012-01-01

    After an introduction about CERN, a brief description of the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) it is reviewed. Pros and cons of a few advanced engineering design cases are taken in consideration together with the involvement of the European Industry. The conclusion is that the LHC project has been an important driving force for Innovation in European Industry.

  9. The Next Generation Nuclear Plant - Insights Gained from the INEEL Point Design Studies

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    This paper provides the results of an assessment at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) of two possible versions of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), a prismatic fuel type helium gas-cooled reactor and a pebble-bed fuel helium gas reactor. Insights gained regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the two designs are also discussed. Both INEEL designs will meet the three basic requirements that have been set for the NGNP: a coolant outlet temperature of 1000 deg. C, passive safety, and a total power output consistent with that expected for commercial high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs). Two major modifications of the current Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) design were needed to obtain a prismatic block design with a 1000 deg. C outlet temperature: reducing the bypass flow and better controlling the inlet coolant flow distribution to the core. The total power that could be obtained for different core heights without exceeding a peak transient fuel temperature of 1600 deg. C during a low-pressure conduction cooldown event (also sometimes called a de-pressurized loss of flow event) was also calculated. With a coolant inlet temperature of 490 deg. C and 10% nominal core bypass flow, it is estimated that the peak power for a 10- block high core is 686 MWt, for a 12-block high core is 786 MWt, and for a 14-block core is about 889 MWt. The core neutronics calculations showed that the NGNP will exhibit strongly negative Doppler and isothermal temperature coefficients of reactivity over the burnup cycle. In the event of rapid loss of the helium gas, there is negligible core reactivity change. However, water or steam ingress into the core coolant channels can produce a relatively large reactivity effect. Two versions of a passively safe annular pebble-bed NGNP have also been developed at the INEEL, a 300 and a 600 MWt module. A modified pebble design that improves both the fuel utilization and safety was identified (the fuel zone radius in the pebble was adjusted to optimize the fuel-to-moderator ratio). Design optimization calculations were performed with a genetic algorithm that automatically selects a sequence of design parameter sets to meet specified fitness criteria increasingly well. And finally, cross sections were calculated more accurately for pebble bed reactors, and research needs were identified for the further refinement of the cross section calculations. (authors)

  10. Focusing criterion implementation for a biocular eye

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    Castilla González, Pau

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    We report the design and implementation of an easy to carry out focusing algorithm for a biocular eye simulator whose eyes consist in a doublet lens (Edmund Optics 32315, F=40 mm, f#=3.2) nominally focused at infinity and a CMOS sensor (IDS UI-1242LE- NIR) with 5.3 µm pixel size that plays the role of the retina. The aim of the present work is to find the best focus position for each of the eyes of the biocular eye simulator when trial lenses of different power (C.I.O.M. 103/T TRAY) are position...

  11. High Temperature Gas-Cooled Test Reactor Point Design: Summary Report

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    Sterbentz, James William [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Bayless, Paul David [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Nelson, Lee Orville [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Gougar, Hans David [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Strydom, Gerhard [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2016-01-01

    Provide an initial summary description of the design and its main attributes: Summarize the main Test Reactor attributes: reactor type, power, coolant, irradiation conditions (fast and thermal flux levels, number of test loops, positions and volumes), costs (project, operational), schedule and availability factor. Identify secondary missions and power conversion options, if applicable. Include statements on the envisioned attractiveness of the reactor type in relation to anticipated domestic and global irradiation services needs, citing past and current trends in reactor development and deployment. Include statements on Test Reactor scalability (e.g. trade-off between size, power/flux levels and costs), prototypical conditions, overall technology maturity of the specific design and the general technology type. The intention is that this summary must be readable as a stand-alone section.

  12. Recent Advances in Optimal Design of Structures from a Reliability Point of View

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Sørensen, John Dalsgaard

    1987-01-01

    Structural optimisation and structural reliability theory are considered. Both of these areas have developed during the last two decades from being of purely theoretical interest to areas useful in practical design. The main elements of structural reliability theory are described in the second section. First, a short review of the reliability theory for structural elements (e.g., beams and tubular joints) based on the so-called ß-index philosophy (Cornell[1], Ditlevsen[2], and Hasofer and Lind[3...

  13. An approach to optimal architectural and urban design from the energy efficiency point of view

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    Kapetina Mirna N.; Rapai? Milan R.; Atanackovi?-Jeli?i? Jelena

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a new approach to architecture and urban design that results in an increase of the energy efficiency of buildings set close to each other, which is set as the optimization problem. The main goal is to maximize the sunlight impact on objects, in a way to minimize inter-object shading on each building. The problem is solved by the PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization) algorithm and its modifications, as well as the application of PSO algorithm...

  14. Robot design from a neuro-ethological point of view. Shinkei kodogaku kara mita robot

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    Shimozawa, T. (Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). Research Inst. of Applied Electricity)

    1991-11-01

    The science concerning the method of obtaining the desirable information by adjusting the controllable quantity based on the measurement of the uncontrollable quantity is called cybernetics. The cybernetics is the most ideal image of the robot. The instinct of animals is supported by the nervous system. The science which deals with the nervous system of animals as a function of its instinct is called the neuro-ethology. In this sense, the neuro-ethology is identical to the cybernetics. The fundamental basis of robot design the design of the robot is therefore the neuro-ethology. The treatment of the dependent information about space and time in the auditory nervous system of animals was reviewed. The petuliarity of the auditory system, auditory as an interferometry, and the evolution of the auditory system was explained by taking the sonner system in bats as a prototype of the auditory system of animal. For further explanation of auditory system, the correspondence to the phonetic recognition of Homo-sapiens was also reviewed. It is important for design of the robot to investigate the mechanism to extract informations of the auditory nervous system in animals including Homo-sapiens. 19 refs., 10 figs.

  15. Chapter 2. Eyes

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    Ocular scintigraphy can now be carried out with several tracers: 131I diiodofluorescein and sup(99m)Tc, hypervascularisation indicators; 131I iodinated chloroquine, melanoma selective. The detector used is an Anger scintillation camera coupled to a multiparameter analysis chain or a computer. The ''pin-hole'' type collimator, which has a stenopaeic opening in front of each eye, is adaptable to any inter-pupil distance. The very simple scintigraphic procedure is described. The results, taken from two statistical studies on 198 and 80 patients respectively, concern the main types of eye disease encountered: malignant melanic tumours, other tumours, metastases, choroiditis, idiopathic detachments of the retina etc... The interpretation of the scintigrams and the problems involved are considered. Finally the main indications of the method are defined with emphasis on the possibilities of double scintigraphy, diiodofluorescein only showing up the hypervascularisation often associated with the tumour whereas iodinated chloroquine, when the result is positive, points to the presence of a malignant melanoma

  16. Contribution to the design of a micro-programmed floating point arithmetical operator

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    This report is intended for a presentation of the implementation of an arithmetical operator. Fast microprocessor together with microprogramming techniques were used for development. For clarity, this report is shared in three parts following the different steps of design and development. The first part relates the preliminary study stage, setting down the outlines of the project: tentative data, choice of components and architecture of operator. The second part is devoted to the development step. It deals with implementation aid systems and computation algorithms for arithmetical functions. Results and conclusions are the subject of the third part. (author)

  17. New pediatric vision screener employing polarization-modulated, retinal-birefringence-scanning-based strabismus detection and bull's eye focus detection with an improved target system: opto-mechanical design and operation

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    Irsch, Kristina; Gramatikov, Boris I.; Wu, Yi-Kai; Guyton, David L.

    2014-06-01

    Amblyopia ("lazy eye") is a major public health problem, caused by misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) or defocus. If detected early in childhood, there is an excellent response to therapy, yet most children are detected too late to be treated effectively. Commercially available vision screening devices that test for amblyopia's primary causes can detect strabismus only indirectly and inaccurately via assessment of the positions of external light reflections from the cornea, but they cannot detect the anatomical feature of the eyes where fixation actually occurs (the fovea). Our laboratory has been developing technology to detect true foveal fixation, by exploiting the birefringence of the uniquely arranged Henle fibers delineating the fovea using retinal birefringence scanning (RBS), and we recently described a polarization-modulated approach to RBS that enables entirely direct and reliable detection of true foveal fixation, with greatly enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and essentially independent of corneal birefringence (a confounding variable with all polarization-sensitive ophthalmic technology). Here, we describe the design and operation of a new pediatric vision screener that employs polarization-modulated, RBS-based strabismus detection and bull's eye focus detection with an improved target system, and demonstrate the feasibility of this new approach.

  18. New pediatric vision screener employing polarization-modulated, retinal-birefringence-scanning-based strabismus detection and bull's eye focus detection with an improved target system: opto-mechanical design and operation.

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    Irsch, Kristina; Gramatikov, Boris I; Wu, Yi-Kai; Guyton, David L

    2014-06-01

    Amblyopia ("lazy eye") is a major public health problem, caused by misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) or defocus. If detected early in childhood, there is an excellent response to therapy, yet most children are detected too late to be treated effectively. Commercially available vision screening devices that test for amblyopia's primary causes can detect strabismus only indirectly and inaccurately via assessment of the positions of external light reflections from the cornea, but they cannot detect the anatomical feature of the eyes where fixation actually occurs (the fovea). Our laboratory has been developing technology to detect true foveal fixation, by exploiting the birefringence of the uniquely arranged Henle fibers delineating the fovea using retinal birefringence scanning (RBS), and we recently described a polarization-modulated approach to RBS that enables entirely direct and reliable detection of true foveal fixation, with greatly enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and essentially independent of corneal birefringence (a confounding variable with all polarization-sensitive ophthalmic technology). Here, we describe the design and operation of a new pediatric vision screener that employs polarization-modulated, RBS-based strabismus detection and bull's eye focus detection with an improved target system, and demonstrate the feasibility of this new approach. PMID:24911020

  19. Finite element and node point generation computer programs used for the design of toroidal field coils in tokamak fusion devices

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    The structural analysis of toroidal field coils in Tokamak fusion machines can be performed with the finite element method. This technique has been employed for design evaluations of toroidal field coils on the Princeton Large Torus (PLT), the Poloidal Diverter Experiment (PDX), and the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The application of the finite element method can be simplified with computer programs that are used to generate the input data for the finite element code. There are three areas of data input where significant automation can be provided by supplementary computer codes. These concern the definition of geometry by a node point mesh, the definition of the finite elements from the geometric node points, and the definition of the node point force/displacement boundary conditions. The node point forces in a model of a toroidal field coil are computed from the vector cross product of the coil current and the magnetic field. The computer programs named PDXNODE and ELEMENT are described. The program PDXNODE generates the geometric node points of a finite element model for a toroidal field coil. The program ELEMENT defines the finite elements of the model from the node points and from material property considerations. The program descriptions include input requirements, the output, the program logic, the methods of generating complex geometries with multiple runs, computational time and computer compatibility. The output format of PDXNODE and ELEMENT make them compatible with PDXFORC and two general purpose finite element computer codes: (ANSYS) the Engineering Analysis System written by the Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc., and (WECAN) the Westinghouse Electric Computer Analysis general purpose finite element program. The Fortran listings of PDXNODE and ELEMENT are provided

  20. Preliminary Demonstration Reactor Point Design for the Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor

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    Qualls, A. L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Betzler, Benjamin R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Brown, Nicholas R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Carbajo, Juan [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Greenwood, Michael Scott [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Hale, Richard Edward [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Harrison, Thomas J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Powers, Jeffrey J. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Robb, Kevin R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Terrell, Jerry W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2015-12-01

    Development of the Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactor (FHR) Demonstration Reactor (DR) is a necessary intermediate step to enable commercial FHR deployment through disruptive and rapid technology development and demonstration. The FHR DR will utilize known, mature technology to close remaining gaps to commercial viability. Lower risk technologies are included in the initial FHR DR design to ensure that the reactor can be built, licensed, and operated within an acceptable budget and schedule. These technologies include tristructural-isotropic (TRISO) particle fuel, replaceable core structural material, the use of that same material for the primary and intermediate loops, and tube-and-shell heat exchangers. This report provides an update on the development of the FHR DR. At this writing, the core neutronics and thermal hydraulics have been developed and analyzed. The mechanical design details are still under development and are described to their current level of fidelity. It is anticipated that the FHR DR can be operational within 10 years because of the use of low-risk, near-term technology options.

  1. Super-resolution imaging using multi- electrode CMUTs: theoretical design and simulation using point targets.

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    You, Wei; Cretu, Edmond; Rohling, Robert

    2013-11-01

    This paper investigates a low computational cost, super-resolution ultrasound imaging method that leverages the asymmetric vibration mode of CMUTs. Instead of focusing on the broadband received signal on the entire CMUT membrane, we utilize the differential signal received on the left and right part of the membrane obtained by a multi-electrode CMUT structure. The differential signal reflects the asymmetric vibration mode of the CMUT cell excited by the nonuniform acoustic pressure field impinging on the membrane, and has a resonant component in immersion. To improve the resolution, we propose an imaging method as follows: a set of manifold matrices of CMUT responses for multiple focal directions are constructed off-line with a grid of hypothetical point targets. During the subsequent imaging process, the array sequentially steers to multiple angles, and the amplitudes (weights) of all hypothetical targets at each angle are estimated in a maximum a posteriori (MAP) process with the manifold matrix corresponding to that angle. Then, the weight vector undergoes a directional pruning process to remove the false estimation at other angles caused by the side lobe energy. Ultrasound imaging simulation is performed on ring and linear arrays with a simulation program adapted with a multi-electrode CMUT structure capable of obtaining both average and differential received signals. Because the differential signals from all receiving channels form a more distinctive temporal pattern than the average signals, better MAP estimation results are expected than using the average signals. The imaging simulation shows that using differential signals alone or in combination with the average signals produces better lateral resolution than the traditional phased array or using the average signals alone. This study is an exploration into the potential benefits of asymmetric CMUT responses for super-resolution imaging. PMID:24158286

  2. Novel four-point-probe design and nanorobotic dual endeffector strategy for electrical characterization of as-grown SWCNT bundles

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    Eichhorn, V; Fatikow, S

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a novel nanorobotic strategy for non-destructive and direct electrical characterization of as-grown bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is presented. For this purpose, test patterns of SWCNT bundles having different diameters are grown on a silicon substrate by chemical vapor deposition. A new design of microstructured four-point-probes is proposed and fabricated allowing for direct contacting of vertically aligned bundles of SWCNTs. A nanorobotic setup is upgraded into a dual endeffector system to achieve good electrical contact between four-point-probe and SWCNT bundle and to perform electrical measurements. First experimental results of non-destructive electrical characterization are presented and discussed.

  3. Initial Scaling Studies and Conceptual Thermal Fluids Experiments for the Prismatic NGNP Point Design

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    D. M. McEligot; G. E. McCreery

    2004-09-01

    The objective of this report is to document the initial high temperature gas reactor scaling studies and conceptual experiment design for gas flow and heat transfer. The general approach of the project is to develop new benchmark experiments for assessment in parallel with CFD and coupled CFD/ATHENA/RELAP5-3D calculations for the same geometry. Two aspects of the complex flow in an NGNP are being addressed: (1) flow and thermal mixing in the lower plenum ("hot streaking" issue) and (2) turbulence and resulting temperature distributions in reactor cooling channels ("hot channel" issue). Current prismatic NGNP concepts are being examined to identify their proposed flow conditions and geometries over the range from normal operation to decay heat removal in a pressurized cooldown. Approximate analyses are being applied to determine key non-dimensional parameters and their magnitudes over this operating range. For normal operation, the flow in the coolant channels can be considered to be dominant forced convection with slight transverse property variation. The flow in the lower plenum can locally be considered to be a situation of multiple buoyant jets into a confined density-stratified crossflow -- with obstructions. Experiments are needed for the combined features of the lower plenum flows. Missing from the typical jet experiments are interactions with nearby circular posts and with vertical posts in the vicinity of vertical walls - with near stagnant surroundings at one extreme and significant crossflow at the other. Two heat transfer experiments are being considered. One addresses the "hot channel" problem, if necessary. The second experiment will treat heated jets entering a model plenum. Unheated MIR (Matched-Index-of-Refraction) experiments are first steps when the geometry is complicated. One does not want to use a computational technique which will not even handle constant properties properly. The MIR experiment will simulate flow features of the paths of jets as they mix in flowing through the array of posts in a lower plenum en route to the single exit duct. Initial conceptual designs for such experiments are described.

  4. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    ... diseases may be affecting vision. These diseases include: Cataracts Inflammations (swelling) Tumors Other inner eye problems Next Page: Amblyopia: Lazy Eye Treatment Written by Kierstan Boyd Reviewed by Dr. Denise ...

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  3. The life of a remedial design contractor (What it means to be first exclamation point)

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    In August of 1990, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the Parsons Corporation a contract to perform architectural/engineering (A/E) remedial design (RD) services for the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). Complicating the implementation of the first RD contract were other contract firsts, such as (1) working initially under DOE as a prime contractor, then under a management and operations contractor as a subcontractor, and, currently, under an environmental restoration management contractor as a subcontractor; (2) operating under the then new DOE risk-sharing liability and indemnification regulation; and (3) operating under new, legally enforceable DOE nuclear safety regulations. In addition to these contract firsts. Were a number of funding and technical changes resulting from shifting priorities in the environmental program. These changes include (1) a decreased local emphasis on implementing innovative remediation technologies; (2) promoting ways to accomplish remedial activities faster, better, and cheaper without sacrificing safety; (3) a new emphasis on land use planning as a means of formulating cleanup levels; and (4) the increased involvement of the public

  4. Eye-wall resection.

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    Char, D H; Miller, T.; Crawford, J B

    2000-01-01

    PURPOSE: To review the ocular retention rates, visual results, and metastases in uveal tumors managed with eye-wall resection techniques. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of uveal tumors selected for eye-wall resection with the surgical procedures performed by a single surgeon. All enucleation specimens were reviewed by one author. Both parametric and non-parametric analysis of data was performed. RESULTS: A total of 132 eyes were scheduled for eye-wall resection surgery. Mean patie...

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    ... Prevention News Ask an Eye M.D. Español Smoking and Eye Health Apr. 14, 2014 Avoiding smoking and second hand smoke — or quitting if you ... can make in your long-term eye health. Smoking — even in your teens or twenties when your ...

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    ... News Ask an Eye M.D. Español Sections Smoking and Eye Health Apr. 14, 2014 Avoiding smoking and second hand smoke — or quitting if you ... can make in your long-term eye health. Smoking — even in your teens or twenties when your ...

  8. Eye and orbital cavity

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    Radioanatomy of eyes and orbit is described. Diseases of the orbit (developmental anomalies, inflammatory diseases, lacrimal apparatus deseases, toxoplasmosis, tumors and cysts et al.), methods of foreign body localization in the eye are considered. Roentgenograms of the orbit and calculation table for foreign body localization in spherical eyes of dissimilar diameter are presented

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  12. Development of calculation method for the system design parameters at the design point of the passive DHR system in KALIMER-600

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    The conceptual design of a sodium cooled liquid metal reactor, KALIMER (Korea Advanced LIquid MEtal Reactor) of which electric power is 150 MWe, has performed. A revised design concept up-rating electric capacity to 600 MWe, named as KALIMER-600, has been currently developed. The Residual Heat Removal (RHR) system under a loss of normal heat sink accident of KALIMER-600 is characterized by the concept of PDRC (Passive Decay heat Removal Circuit) and it has superiority in the aspect that an enough decay heat removal capacity can be provided and any additional consideration associated with the core thermal power increase can also be neglected since it uses a very simple concept of direct reactor pool cooling. In this regard, a proper method for setting up the steady state design parameters at the design point of PDRC system should be required to secure a sufficient decay heat removal capacity of the RHR system in KALIMER-600. This study describes developing procedure of two different methods for determining the design parameters of PDRC system. They are the rough and the detail analysis method, and the methods have a mutual complementary nature. On the basis of the relationship between the various design parameters produced by using the developed methods, overall characteristics of PDRC system corresponding to the variations of system design parameters have been investigated, and more detail calculations are carried out using the results of the investigations such as the variations of the temperature, pressure loss, mass flowrate and UA values in each heat transfer circuit or heat exchanger in PDRC system. This report also provides the brief procedure of a computational programming for the detail analysis method and, using the computational routine, it is expected that an expansion of applicability to flexibly cope with a design change of PDRC system in KALIMER-600 is possible

  13. Design Development of a Combined Deployment and Pointing System for the International Space Station Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer Telescope

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    Budinoff, Jason; Gendreau, Keith; Arzoumanian, Zaven; Baker, Charles; Berning, Robert; Colangelo, Todd; Holzinger, John; Lewis, Jesse; Liu, Alice; Mitchell, Alissa; Monroe, Chuck; Pugh, Richard; Willey, Roger

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    This paper describes the design of a unique suite of mechanisms which make up the Deployment and Pointing System (DAPS) for the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER/SEXTANT) instrument, an X-Ray telescope, which will be mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). The DAPS system uses 4 stepper motor actuators to deploy the telescope box, latch it in the deployed position, and allow it to track sky targets. The DAPS gimbal architecture provides full-hemisphere coverage, and is fully re-stowable. The compact design of the mechanism allowed the majority of total instrument volume to be used for science. Override features allow DAPS to be stowed by ISS robotics.

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    ... Things College Students Should Do For Their Eyes Childhood Eye Diseases and Conditions Nov. 01, 2013 The ... cataract or eye disorder that needs treatment. Common Childhood Eye Diseases & Conditions When the following diseases are ...

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  16. Feasibility study of BWR-type reduced-moderation water reactor core design in thermal-hydraulic view point

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    Conceptual design study has been performed at JAERI on advanced water-cooled reactors, namely reduced-moderation water reactors (RMWRs) which install plutonium mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel attaining the high conversion ratio around 1.0 and the negative void reactivity coefficient. The feasibility of three BWR-type RMWR cores have been investigated in the view points of thermal-hydraulics. All of these have tight lattice pitch fuel bundles for high conversion ratios. For confirming the feasibility of these core concepts, the transient thermal-hydraulic analysis code TRAC-BF1 was used in the study. Steady-state nominal operating conditions and flow reduction transient conditions were analyzed. In the analysis, only the core region was focused and the calculation conditions were controlled by boundary conditions based on the safety analysis of current BWRs, due that the coolant system design is underway. The calculated results showed that all of these concepts could be feasible in the thermal-hydraulic view points. (author)

  17. School eye health appraisal

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    Desai Sanjiv

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available School children form an important large target group which must be screened adequately for early detection of eye diseases and prevention of blindness. A total approach in a school eye health programme must include teacher orientation and health education of children in addition to screening for eye diseases. The ocular morbidity pattern in 5135 school children of Jodhpur is discussed in this paper and it is hoped that it will be an indicator to all eye care agencies to help plan their priorities in the delivery of school based eye care.

  18. HEAVY EYE SYNDROME

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    Padmini

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Heavy eye syndrome is an association of anisometropi a, usually with high myopia, and hypophoria or hypotropia. The more myopic eye is hypot ropic. This disorder was called heavy eye syndrome on the basis of the fanciful idea that the larger, more myopic eye is in a relatively low position, as though it were too heavy. Of course , gravity has no discernible role in the causation, which appears to be an abnormally low mus cle path of the lateral rectus in the involved eye. It is caused by conversion of lateral rectus muscle function from abduction to infraduction leading to impaired abduction and supra duction.

  19. Training the Eyes for Competition: Fighting Eyes.

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    Williams, Darrell; Bradford, Vincent

    1989-01-01

    Fencers should be taught to discipline their eyes to focus on the opponent's hand. The rationale for this strategy as well as drills to develop "hand watching" skills are presented in this article. (IAH)

  20. The Tromsø Eye Study

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    Bertelsen, Geir; Erke, Maja G; von Hanno, Therese; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B; Peto, Tunde; Sjølie, Anne K; Njølstad, Inger

    2013-01-01

    examination results, carotid artery ultrasound, electrocardiogram, bone densitometry, cognitive tests, questionnaires, DNA, blood and urine samples and more from the present and the five previous surveys. Results:  Visual acuity was assessed in 6459 subjects and refraction in 6566 subjects aged 38-87 years......Purpose:  To describe the study design and methodology of the Tromsø Eye Study (TES), and to describe visual acuity and refractive error in the study population. Methods:  The Tromsø Eye Study is a sub-study of the Tromsø Study, a population-based multipurpose longitudinal study in the municipality...... of Tromsø, Norway. The Tromsø Eye Study was a part of the sixth survey of the Tromsø Study, conducted from October 2007 through December 2008. The eye examination included information on self-reported eye diseases, assessment of visual acuity and refractive errors, retinal photography and optical...

  1. Virtual CT endoscopy ''cruising eye view''. Development and clinical applications

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    We developed a virtual CT endoscopy, designated as 'Cruising Eye View (CEV)', generated from spiral volumetric CT data and reconstructed using a new three-dimensional image reconstruction technique. Using this new method, we reconstructed the inner image of patients with aortic dissection (2 cases) and arteriosclerosis obliterance (3 cases). The view point and view direction could be set arbitrarily in the vessel, so that the site, configuration, and/or degree of the intravascular abnormalities were recognized at first glance. Virtual CT endoscopy with CEV method is a promising, non-invasive strategy for achieving the inner image of diverse aorto-arterial pathologies. (author)

  2. Design a Filter to Detect and Remove Vegetation from Ultra-Cam Aerial Images' Point Cloud to Produce Automatically Digital Elevation Model

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    Enayati, H.; Veissy, M.; Rahimpour, F.

    2015-12-01

    Digital elevation model is one of the most important spatial information for displaying bare earth. Because of existing objects on the ground, manual editing is unavoidable. Aerial images' point clouds produced by advanced matching methods are good resources for generating DEM. In this paper, the purpose is design a filter for detect and eliminate vegetation from point clouds. For this purpose, point clouds' texture is used for finding vegetation. Texture of point clouds is segmented by Otsu method. In the next step, segmented image is added to raster of elevation and vegetation elevation is detected. Results is showing that point clouds' texture is a good data for filtering vegetation and generating DEM automatically.

  3. Hardware description ADSP-21020 40-bit floating point DSP as designed in a remotely controlled digital CW Doppler radar

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    Morrison, R.E.; Robinson, S.H.

    1991-01-01

    A continuous wave Doppler radar system has been designed which is portable, easily deployed, and remotely controlled. The heart of this system is a DSP/control board using Analog Devices ADSP-21020 40-bit floating point digital signal processor (DSP) microprocessor. Two 18-bit audio A/D converters provide digital input to the DSP/controller board for near real time target detection. Program memory for the DSP is dual ported with an Intel 87C51 microcontroller allowing DSP code to be up-loaded or down-loaded from a central controlling computer. The 87C51 provides overall system control for the remote radar and includes a time-of-day/day-of-year real time clock, system identification (ID) switches, and input/output (I/O) expansion by an Intel 82C55 I/O expander. 5 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Improvements in packages comprising eye baths and eye lotions

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    A new packaged assembly comprising an eye bath and eye lotion is described. The eye bath is shaped for application to the eye; it has a rim portion formed so as to provide a smooth skin-contacting surface and is sealed to a lid at a position removed from the skin-contacting area. The eye bath is formed in a sterile condition and aseptically filled to an appropriate level with eye lotion by a blow moulding process. The eye bath and its contents are sterilised after sealing by radioactive sterilsation. This packaged assembly is an improvement over previous eye bath assemblies in that it allows the eye bath to be used in a sterile form. It is also more comfortable and convenient to use than other sterile forms of eye treatment such as eye drops or jets of eye wash. Furthermore, bathing the eye provides a more prolonged treatment. (U.K.)

  5. Teamwork for eye care

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    M Babar Qureshi

    2014-01-01

    Human resource development (HRD) – the development of the people who deliver health care – has been identified as one of the key pillars of eye health delivery. HRD is one of the essential building blocks of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan: ‘Towards universal eye health’. The importance of HRD is also recognised beyond eye care, as can be seen in the WHO Health Systems approach.

  6. Teamwork for eye care

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    M Babar Qureshi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Human resource development (HRD – the development of the people who deliver health care – has been identified as one of the key pillars of eye health delivery. HRD is one of the essential building blocks of the World Health Organization (WHO Global Action Plan: ‘Towards universal eye health’. The importance of HRD is also recognised beyond eye care, as can be seen in the WHO Health Systems approach.

  7. The questionably dry eye.

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    Mackie, I A; Seal, D. V.

    1981-01-01

    This paper is concerned with the recognition of the dry eye when the clinical diagnosis is in doubt and other external eye diseases may be present. Papillary conjunctivitis is common to the dry eye as well as other pathological conditions and confuses the diagnosis. We have correlated the factors involved in the assessment for dryness. We have shown that particulate matter in the unstained tear film is associated with low tear lysozyme concentration. Tear flow and tear lysozyme are not necess...

  8. How to perform irrigation of the eye.

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    Marsden, Janet

    2016-02-01

    Rationale and key points This article aims to help nurses to understand the importance of performing irrigation immediately following chemical injury to the eye, and outlines the most effective technique. It is essential that irrigation of the eye is understood and performed correctly. ? Chemical injury to the eye is an ophthalmic emergency. It presents a serious risk to the patient's vision and may cause blindness. ? The length of time the chemical remains in contact with the eye determines the severity of the injury. ? Immediate irrigation of the eye is essential to minimise preventable loss of vision. Reflective activity Clinical skills articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence based. Apply this article to your practice. Reflect on and write a short account of: 1. How you would ensure immediate irrigation following chemical injury to the eye in your clinical area. 2. How you know when you have irrigated the eye for long enough, if you have previously performed this procedure, and how reading this article might influence your practice. Subscribers can upload their reflective accounts at: rcni.com/portfolio . PMID:26838655

  9. What Is Dry Eye?

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  12. Poverty and Eye Health

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    Jyoti Jaggernath; Lene Øverland; Prasidh Ramson; Vilas Kovai; Ving Fai Chan; Naidoo, Kovin S.

    2014-01-01

    Poverty and eye health, including vision disability from vision impairment and blindness, are believed to be interrelated. The relationship between poverty and eye health can be interpreted as being two-fold, in the sense that poverty may be a cause of poor eye health and poor eye health may lead to or deepen poverty. Evidence shows that the burden of vision impairment is high in poor people and vision impairment and poverty are linked to each other. However the empirical evidence to answer t...

  13. Eye injuries in children.

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    Niiranen, M; Raivio, I

    1981-01-01

    We report a retrospective study of children's eye injuries treated during 1977 at Helsinki University Eye Hospital. There were 110 cases representing 34.5% of all eye injuries and 3% of all patients treated in 1977; 81.8% were boys and 18.2% girls. Half of the injuries were caused by another child, one-third were self-inflicted, and the rest were other accidents. The risk of eye injury in girls was low and stable at all ages, but in boys the risk grew markedly at the age of 8 years. The commo...

  14. Shielding design of an underground experimental area at point 5 of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS)

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    Increasing projected values of the circulating beam intensity in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and decreasing limits to radiation exposure, taken with the increasing non-acceptance of unjustified and un-optimised radiation exposures, have led to the need to re-assess the shielding between the ECX and ECA5 underground experimental areas of the SPS. Twenty years ago, these experimental areas at SPS-Point 5 housed the UA1 experiment, where Carlo Rubbia and his team verified the existence of W and Z bosons. The study reported here describes such a re-assessment based on simulations using the multi-purpose FLUKA radiation transport code. This study concludes that while the main shield which is made of concrete blocks and is 4.8 m thick satisfactorily meets the current design limits even at the highest intensities presently planned for the SPS, dose rates calculated for liaison areas on both sides of the main shield significantly exceed the design limits. Possible ways of improving the shielding situation are discussed. (authors)

  15. Design, simulation and fabrication of a novel contact-enhanced MEMS inertial switch with a movable contact point

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    A novel inertial switch based on a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) was designed, which consists of three main parts: a proof mass as the movable electrode, a cross beam as the stationary electrode and a movable contact point to prolong the contact time. A MATLAB/Simulink model, which had been verified by comparison with ANSYS transient simulation, was built to simulate the dynamic response, based on which the contact-enhancing mechanism was confirmed and the dependence of threshold acceleration on the proof mass thickness was studied. The simulated dynamic responses under various accelerations exhibit satisfactory device behaviors: the switch-on time is prolonged under transient acceleration; the switch-on state is more continuous than the conventional design under long lasting acceleration. The inertial micro-switch was fabricated by multilayer electroplating technology and then tested by a drop hammer experiment. The test results indicate that the contact effect was improved significantly and a steady switch-on time of over 50 µs was observed under half-sine wave acceleration with 1 ms duration, in agreement with the dynamic simulation

  16. Design, simulation and fabrication of a novel contact-enhanced MEMS inertial switch with a movable contact point

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    Cai, Haogang; Ding, Guifu; Yang, Zhuoqing; Su, Zhijuan; Zhou, Jiansheng; Wang, Hong

    2008-11-01

    A novel inertial switch based on a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) was designed, which consists of three main parts: a proof mass as the movable electrode, a cross beam as the stationary electrode and a movable contact point to prolong the contact time. A MATLAB/Simulink model, which had been verified by comparison with ANSYS transient simulation, was built to simulate the dynamic response, based on which the contact-enhancing mechanism was confirmed and the dependence of threshold acceleration on the proof mass thickness was studied. The simulated dynamic responses under various accelerations exhibit satisfactory device behaviors: the switch-on time is prolonged under transient acceleration; the switch-on state is more continuous than the conventional design under long lasting acceleration. The inertial micro-switch was fabricated by multilayer electroplating technology and then tested by a drop hammer experiment. The test results indicate that the contact effect was improved significantly and a steady switch-on time of over 50 µs was observed under half-sine wave acceleration with 1 ms duration, in agreement with the dynamic simulation.

  17. Service design: a review of methods and techniques inthe point of view of service operations management area

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    Noel Torres Júnior

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    Full Text Available As in many developing countries, the service sector in Brazil is responsible for generating income and employment for a significant portion of the population. Due to this economic relevance, service organizations are faced with an increasingly demanding and competitive market. This demand greater innovation and business planning. Despite this, the process of service development remains a relatively unexplored subject in the literature. Several issues regarding the planning and management remain without clear ideas or propositions that guide their appropriate treatment. The result of this situation, the methods and techniques that help design the services are not properly disseminated. These are scattered through the literature of operations management services. Given this framework, the light of a review of the literature and concerning the elements that compose the service project according to the works of Machuca, Zamora-Gonzalez and Aguilar-Escobar (2007 and Edvardsson (1997, the present work points and examine the methods and techniques suggested by many authors and works on the area of Service Operations. It was found that the knowledge about the methods and techniques is diffuse. This knowledge is concentrated on the design process and determining the location of services.

  18. Improving eye care in the primary health care setting

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    M de Wet

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available One of the challenges facing primary health care in South Africa is the delivery of quality eye care to all South Africans. In this regard the role of the primary health care worker, as the first point of contact, is crucial. This paper reports on the problems primary health care workers experience in providing quality eye care in Region B of the Free State. Problems identified by those involved in the study include the cumbersome referral system, the unavailability of appropriate medicine at clinics, the insufficient knowledge of primary health care workers regarding eye conditions and the lack of communication between the various eye care service providers. Suggestions to address the problems identified included more in-service training of primary health care workers regarding eye conditions, liaison with NGO’s providing eye care, decentralisation of services and the establishment of an eye care committee in the region.

  19. Different schematic eyes and their accuracy to the in vivo eye: a quantitative comparison study

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    Marina Storani de, Almeida; Luis Alberto, Carvalho.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Current ophthalmic technology allows the manipulation of eye components, such as anterior cornea and lens, of the human eye with a considerable precision and customization. This technology opens up the possibility of exploiting some characteristics of the eye in order to improve the methods of corre [...] cting optical aberrations. Moreover, product development and research for the eye-care professional has reached very high standards, since there is nowadays software available to design and simulate practically any mechanical or optical characteristic of the product, even before it is thrown into production line. Although quite similar in the general form, different human eye models simulate the image formation by considering different property combinations in the constitutive elements of the eye structure (such as refraction index and surface curvatures), producing retinal images that resemble very closely those of the biological eye. Using optical design software, we have implemented a simulation of 5 well-known schematic eyes available in the literature. These models were the Helmholtz-Laurance, Gullstrand, Emsley, Greivenkamp and Liou & Brennan. The optical performance of these different models was compared using different quantitative optical quality parameters. The model of Liou and Brennan, contains features of the biological eye that were not considered in previous models, as the distribution of a gradient refraction index and a decentered pupil. Furthermore, it has great reliability since it takes into account the mean value of empirical measurements of the in vivo eye in order to define size and parameters such as anterior and posterior curvature of cornea, lens, axial length, etc. Comparisons between the MTF (Modulation Transfer Function), spot diagrams and ray fan showed the difference in image quality between eye models, and the Strehl Ratio was also used as a parameter of comparison. A careful comparison between the different models showed that the first four schematic eyes have better optical quality than what is expected for the general and healthy emmetropic in vivo eye. Liou and Brennan schematic eye is the one that most closely resembles the in vivo biological eye. Therefore, in applications, such as research or product development for customized vision correction, which must consider optical properties intrinsic to the biological eye, we recommend this latter model; for applications that do not require refraction-limited performance, most of the other models should be a good approximation.

  20. Investigation of non-quarter wave design on multilayer optical thin film coatings from a heat transfer point of view

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    Ocak, Mustafa; Sert, Cüneyt; Okutucu, Tuba Ö.

    2013-11-01

    In this study multilayer thin film optical coatings, which are indispensable parts of optical systems are investigated from a heat transfer point of view. Laser irradiation induced temperature distribution on a multilayer coating stack is obtained by discretizing the heat diffusion equation using the finite volume method. In order to obtain mathematical representation of the energy flow and Electric Field Intensity (EFI) through the stack, Maxwell equations are solved by using the commercial software MacLeod®. Laser energy, which is absorbed by the multilayer stack in terms of heat, is calculated as a function of space and time by using the computed EFI, coating materials' optical properties and Gaussian laser beam parameters. Computed heat load is used in the finite volume solver ANSYS FLUENT® through a user defined function. Temperature distribution on a 19 layer HR multilayer coating stack irradiated by 1064 nm laser beam are obtained for both quarter wave and non-quarter wave designed configurations. Results of numerical simulations show that maximum temperature rise is seen in the first high index layer for quarter wave design (QWD). In addition to that, high temperatures are also seen in film/film interfaces, which is associated to both EFI distribution on the stack and wide differences in material properties between high and low index film layers. Non-quarter wave design (NQWD) is seen to be successful in decreasing temperatures at high index layers and at film/film interfaces. But it also changes the EFI distribution inside the multilayer stack, increasing absorbed laser energy and resulting in higher temperatures at modified low index layers.

  1. Evaluation of Human Emotion from Eye Motions

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    Vidas Raudonis

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The object of this paper is to develop an emotion recognition system that analysis the motion trajectory of the eye and gives the response on appraisal emotion. The emotion recognition solution is based on the data gathering using head mounted eye tracking device. The participants of experimental investigation were provided with a visual stimulus (PowerPoint slides and the emotional feedback was determined by the combination of eye tracking device and emotion recognition software. The stimulus was divided in four groups by the emotion that should be triggered in the human, i.e., neutral, disgust, exhilaration and excited. Some initial experiments and the data on the recognition accuracy of the emotion from eye motion trajectory are provided along with the description of implemented algorithms.

  2. Eye structure and amphibious foraging in albatrosses

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    Martin, G. R.

    1998-01-01

    Anterior eye structure and retinal visual fields were determined in grey-headed and black-browed albatrosses, Diomedea melanophris and D. chrysostoma (Procellariiformes, Diomedeidae), using keratometry and an ophthalmoscopic reflex technique. Results for the two species were very similar and indicate that the eyes are of an amphibious optical design suggesting that albatross vision is well suited to the visual pursuit of active prey both on and below the ocean surface. The corneas are relativ...

  3. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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    Full Text Available ... excimer laser preprogrammed with the patient's unique eye measurements is centered above the eye. The surgeon checks that the laser is positioned correctly. The patient looks at a special pinpoint light, called a fixation or target light, while the ...

  5. What Is Dry Eye?

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  6. Eye Cosmetic Safety

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    ... with harmful microorganisms . Don't share! Don't swap! Don't share or swap eye cosmetics -- not even with your best friend. ... risk injuring your eye (scratching your cornea, for example) with a mascara wand or other applicator. Even ...

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  8. Photorefraction of the Eye

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    Colicchia, Giuseppe; Wiesner, Hartmut; Zollman, Dean

    2015-01-01

    Photorefraction is a method to easily estimate the refractive state of the eye. The principle of photorefraction involves projecting light into the eye during flash photography and then examining the paths of light that emerge from the pupil after scattering on the back portion of the interior of the eyeball (fundus). We will explain the optical…

  9. PlantEye

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    Sørensen, Helle Kjærsgaard

    2014-01-01

    Katrine Kjær explanes how PlantEye is uesd in her work at Institute of Food Science at Aarhus University.......Katrine Kjær explanes how PlantEye is uesd in her work at Institute of Food Science at Aarhus University....

  10. Eye-Tracking

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Eye-tracking: one of the newest and most efficient methods of improving on-line marketing communication is called eye-tracking. Marketers have borrowed this technique, usually used in psychological and medical research, in order to study web users with the help of a video camera incorporated in the monitor.

  11. Design and development of cell queuing, processing, and scheduling modules for the iPOINT input-buffered ATM testbed

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    Duan, Haoran

    1997-12-01

    This dissertation presents the concepts, principles, performance, and implementation of input queuing and cell-scheduling modules for the Illinois Pulsar-based Optical INTerconnect (iPOINT) input-buffered Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) testbed. Input queuing (IQ) ATM switches are well suited to meet the requirements of current and future ultra-broadband ATM networks. The IQ structure imposes minimum memory bandwidth requirements for cell buffering, tolerates bursty traffic, and utilizes memory efficiently for multicast traffic. The lack of efficient cell queuing and scheduling solutions has been a major barrier to build high-performance, scalable IQ-based ATM switches. This dissertation proposes a new Three-Dimensional Queue (3DQ) and a novel Matrix Unit Cell Scheduler (MUCS) to remove this barrier. 3DQ uses a linked-list architecture based on Synchronous Random Access Memory (SRAM) to combine the individual advantages of per-virtual-circuit (per-VC) queuing, priority queuing, and N-destination queuing. It avoids Head of Line (HOL) blocking and provides per-VC Quality of Service (QoS) enforcement mechanisms. Computer simulation results verify the QoS capabilities of 3DQ. For multicast traffic, 3DQ provides efficient usage of cell buffering memory by storing multicast cells only once. Further, the multicast mechanism of 3DQ prevents a congested destination port from blocking other less- loaded ports. The 3DQ principle has been prototyped in the Illinois Input Queue (iiQueue) module. Using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices, SRAM modules, and integrated on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), iiQueue can process incoming traffic at 800 Mb/s. Using faster circuit technology, the same design is expected to operate at the OC-48 rate (2.5 Gb/s). MUCS resolves the output contention by evaluating the weight index of each candidate and selecting the heaviest. It achieves near-optimal scheduling and has a very short response time. The algorithm originates from a heuristic strategy that leads to 'socially optimal' solutions, yielding a maximum number of contention-free cells being scheduled. A novel mixed digital-analog circuit has been designed to implement the MUCS core functionality. The MUCS circuit maps the cell scheduling computation to the capacitor charging and discharging procedures that are conducted fully in parallel. The design has a uniform circuit structure, low interconnect counts, and low chip I/O counts. Using 2 ?m CMOS technology, the design operates on a 100 MHz clock and finds a near-optimal solution within a linear processing time. The circuit has been verified at the transistor level by HSPICE simulation. During this research, a five-port IQ-based optoelectronic iPOINT ATM switch has been developed and demonstrated. It has been fully functional with an aggregate throughput of 800 Mb/s. The second-generation IQ-based switch is currently under development. Equipped with iiQueue modules and MUCS module, the new switch system will deliver a multi-gigabit aggregate throughput, eliminate HOL blocking, provide per-VC QoS, and achieve near-100% link bandwidth utilization. Complete documentation of input modules and trunk module for the existing testbed, and complete documentation of 3DQ, iiQueue, and MUCS for the second-generation testbed are given in this dissertation.

  12. Eye State Detection Using Image Processing Technique

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    Full Text Available Estimation of driver fatigue is a significant factor in driver assistance system. Recent statistics shows that annually 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries are attributed to fatigue related accidents. Because of the hazard that drowsiness present on the road, methods need to be developed for counteracting its affects. The focus may be placed on designing a system that will accurately monitor the open or closed state of the driver's eyes. In this paper, an algorithm is proposed for determining the state of an eye, based on the mean and standard deviation of eye image. In the proposed algorithm, Skin segmentation and Lab transform is used to detect face and Eye. To know the state of eye, mean and standard deviation of eye area is determined. It is found from a result that if mean is >0.2 and standard deviation is <0.02 then the state of the eye is open otherwise closed. This method is tested on face database from M/s. Audio Visual Technologies Group (GTAV and also a new database is created in-house for the testing purpose. The overall success rate of the algorithm is 89.5%

  13. Optimization of the 3-Point Bending Failure of Anodized Aluminum Formed in Tartaric/Sulphuric Acid Using Doehlert Design

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    Bensalah, W.; Feki, M.; De-Petris Wery, M.; Ayedi, H. F.

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    The bending failure of anodized aluminum in tartaric/sulphuric acid bath was modeled using Doehlert design. Bath temperature, anodic current density, sulphuric acid, and tartaric acid concentrations were retained as variables. Thickness measurements and 3-point bending experiments were conducted. The deflection at failure ( D f) and the maximum load ( F m) of each sample were, then, deducted from the corresponding flexural responses. The treatment of experimental results has established mathematical models of second degree reflecting the relation of cause and effect between the factors and the studied properties. The optimum path study of thickness, deflection at failure, and maximum load, showed that the three optima were opposite. Multicriteria optimization using the desirability function was achieved in order to maximize simultaneously the three responses. The optimum conditions were: C tar = 18.2 g L-1, T = 17.3 °C, J = 2.37 A dm-2, C sul = 191 g L-1, while the estimated response values were e = 57.7 µm, D f = 5.6 mm, and F m = 835 N. Using the established models, a mathematical correlation was found between deflection at failure and thickness of the anodic oxide layer. Before bending tests, aluminum oxide layer was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy. After tests, the morphology and the composition of the anodic oxide layer were inspected by SEM, optical microscopy, and glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy.

  14. Design of set-point weighting PI? + D? controller for vertical magnetic flux controller in Damavand tokamak

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    In this paper, a simple method is presented for tuning weighted PI? + D? controller parameters based on the pole placement controller of pseudo-second-order fractional systems. One of the advantages of this controller is capability of reducing the disturbance effects and improving response to input, simultaneously. In the following sections, the performance of this controller is evaluated experimentally to control the vertical magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak. For this work, at first a fractional order model is identified using output-error technique in time domain. For various practical experiments, having desired time responses for magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak, is vital. To approach this, at first the desired closed loop reference models are obtained based on generalized characteristic ratio assignment method in fractional order systems. After that, for the identified model, a set-point weighting PI? + D? controller is designed and simulated. Finally, this controller is implemented on digital signal processor control system of the plant to fast/slow control of magnetic flux. The practical results show appropriate performance of this controller

  15. Design of set-point weighting PI? + D? controller for vertical magnetic flux controller in Damavand tokamak.

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    Rasouli, H; Fatehi, A

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, a simple method is presented for tuning weighted PI(?) + D(?) controller parameters based on the pole placement controller of pseudo-second-order fractional systems. One of the advantages of this controller is capability of reducing the disturbance effects and improving response to input, simultaneously. In the following sections, the performance of this controller is evaluated experimentally to control the vertical magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak. For this work, at first a fractional order model is identified using output-error technique in time domain. For various practical experiments, having desired time responses for magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak, is vital. To approach this, at first the desired closed loop reference models are obtained based on generalized characteristic ratio assignment method in fractional order systems. After that, for the identified model, a set-point weighting PI(?) + D(?) controller is designed and simulated. Finally, this controller is implemented on digital signal processor control system of the plant to fast/slow control of magnetic flux. The practical results show appropriate performance of this controller. PMID:25554294

  16. Optimization of point sources on thin films using a statistical design approach. Application to 60Co sources

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    Radioactive point sources prepared by depositing weighed drops on thin membranes are commonly used in ionizing radiation metrology for 47??-? coincidence counting or for low energy electrons spectrometry. The present study deals with the preparation of good quality sources having high detection yields. Some influential parameters on the source quality are studied using 60Co as radioactive tracer. An approach based on experimental statistical designs has been chosen. This approach allows us to obtain reliable results with a number of experiences lower than in the case of a systematic approach. Homogeneous 60Co sources with high metrological qualifies (R?> 96 %) can be prepared using a direct deposit of ? 5 mg drops of 60Co solution ([Co] = 12 ?g/g), [HCl] = 0,5 mol/I) and dried at 60 deg C. The support of the radioactive spot is constituted with a gold coated (130 ?g/cm2 of Au) Vyns films (thickness 45 ?g/cm2) on which a pad (diameter = 7 - 8 mm) of polystyrene microspheres (Estapor K-007) is prepared by an electro-spraying technique under 7,5 kV during 10 minutes. The alcoholic solution used for the electro-spraying step has the following chemical composition [Estapor K-007] 2.5 10-2 wt % and [Tween 20] = 2.7 10-2 wt %. (authors)

  17. Design of set-point weighting PI? + D? controller for vertical magnetic flux controller in Damavand tokamak

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    Rasouli, H.; Fatehi, A.

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, a simple method is presented for tuning weighted PI? + D? controller parameters based on the pole placement controller of pseudo-second-order fractional systems. One of the advantages of this controller is capability of reducing the disturbance effects and improving response to input, simultaneously. In the following sections, the performance of this controller is evaluated experimentally to control the vertical magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak. For this work, at first a fractional order model is identified using output-error technique in time domain. For various practical experiments, having desired time responses for magnetic flux in Damavand tokamak, is vital. To approach this, at first the desired closed loop reference models are obtained based on generalized characteristic ratio assignment method in fractional order systems. After that, for the identified model, a set-point weighting PI? + D? controller is designed and simulated. Finally, this controller is implemented on digital signal processor control system of the plant to fast/slow control of magnetic flux. The practical results show appropriate performance of this controller.

  18. Sex/gender disparities and women's eye health.

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    Clayton, Janine A; Davis, Alison F

    2015-02-01

    Our eyes are, both literally and figuratively, windows to the world, and ophthalmic approaches offer a tremendous space for conducting research to learn more. Male/female differences in ocular health and disease are prevalent but we know far too little about root causes to design and implement diagnostic, preventive, and treatment strategies to address sex- and gender-based disparities in eye health. Herein, we discuss several ophthalmic diseases and other conditions with ocular manifestations, with a focus upon those that disproportionately affect women. Because the vast majority of biomedical research in this area comes from studies of mixed-gender populations, or of male-predominant populations, there is a pressing need for sex- and/or gender-based research at various points along the basic to clinical biomedical research continuum. Moreover, the multitude of factors that affect eye health call for a balanced look at the influence of biology, culture, and societal contributors. As clinicians, we owe our patients the best care for their needs, and that care must be derived from research that shows what is effective, for whom, and under what conditions. PMID:25548854

  19. Design and Study on Sliding Mode Extremum Seeking Control of the Chaos Embedded Particle Swarm Optimization for Maximum Power Point Tracking in Wind Power Systems

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    Jui-Ho Chen; Her-Terng Yau; Weir Hung

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    This paper proposes a sliding mode extremum seeking control (SMESC) of chaos embedded particle swarm optimization (CEPSO) Algorithm, applied to the design of maximum power point tracking in wind power systems. Its features are that the control parameters in SMESC are optimized by CEPSO, making it unnecessary to change the output power of different wind turbines, the designed in-repetition rate is reduced, and the system control efficiency is increased. The wind power system control is designe...

  20. Analysis of fixational eye micromovements through pupil tracking

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    Roig Hernández, Ana Belén; Espinosa Tomás, Julián; Mas Candela, David; Pérez Rodríguez, Jorge

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    The human eye is constantly moving even when it is maintaining a stable fixation point. Stable images on the retina rapidly saturate the photoreceptors and fade. The visual system needs of constant stimulation is achieved by fixation micromovements consisting of microtremors, drifts and microsaccades. We present a technique for pupil segmentation and contour analysis which will provide valuable information about fixational eye movements.

  1. Genetic analyses of the human eye colours using a novel objective method for eye colour classification

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    Andersen, Jeppe D.; Johansen, Peter; Harder, Stine; Christoffersen, Susanne R.; Delgado, Mikaela C.; Henriksen, Sarah T.; Nielsen, Mette M.; Sørensen, Erik; Ullum, Henrik; Hansen, Thomas; Dahl, Anders Bjorholm; Paulsen, Rasmus Reinhold; Børsting, Claus; Morling, Niels

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    the human perception of eye colour was observed. The correlations between the PIE-scores and the six IrisPlex SNPs (HERC2 rs12913832, OCA2 rs1800407, SLC24A4 rs12896399, TYR rs1393350, SLC45A2 rs16891982 and IRF4 rs12203592) were analyzed in 570 individuals. Significant differences (p < 10?6) in the......In this study, we present a new objective method for measuring the eye colour on a continuous scale that allows researchers to associate genetic markers with different shades of eye colour. With the use of the custom designed software Digital Iris Analysis Tool (DIAT), the iris was automatically...... identified and extracted from high resolution digital images. DIAT was made user friendly with a graphical user interface. The software counted the number of blue and brown pixels in the iris image and calculated a Pixel Index of the Eye (PIE-score) that described the eye colour quantitatively. The PIE...

  2. Measurement of radiotherapy superficial X-ray dose under eye shields with radiochromic film.

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    Butson, Martin J; Cheung, Tsang; Yu, Peter K N; Price, Sian; Bailey, Michael

    2008-03-01

    Accurate measurement and knowledge of dose delivered under eye shield during superficial X-ray radiotherapy is required for patient peripheral dose assessment. Critical structures can include the cornea, lens and retina. Measurement of dose under eye shields has been historically performed with Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLD's) due to their small size and design. Restrictions include the energy dependence and the fact that they only provide a point dose assessment. This note investigates the use of a low energy dependence radiochromic thin film for measurement of dose under eye shields in a phantom and compares results to theoretical calculation of dose. Results have shown a good match between predicted and experimentally measured results at the centre of an eye shield irradiated with 50kVp and 150kVp beams. The added advantage of radiochromic film compared to TLD measurements is the two dimensional dose map which is recorded for the assessment of dose providing not only an assessment at the site of the cornea, lens and retina in a phantom but in other areas as well. Radiochromic film has been found to accurately measure dose under eye shield in phantom treatments. PMID:18162428

  3. Advocacy for eye care

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    Thulasiraj D Ravilla

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The effectiveness of eye care service delivery is often dependant on how the different stakeholders are aligned. These stakeholders range from the ministries of health who have the capacity to grant government subsidies for eye care, down to the primary healthcare workers who can be enrolled to screen for basic eye diseases. Advocacy is a tool that can help service providers draw the attention of key stakeholders to a particular area of concern. By enlisting the support, endorsement and participation of a wider circle of players, advocacy can help to improve the penetration and effectiveness of the services provided. There are several factors in the external environmental that influence the eye care services - such as the availability of trained manpower, supply of eye care consumables, government rules and regulations. There are several instances where successful advocacy has helped to create an enabling environment for eye care service delivery. Providing eye care services in developing countries requires the support - either for direct patient care or for support services such as producing trained manpower or for research and dissemination. Such support, in the form of financial or other resources, can be garnered through advocacy.

  4. Reevaluation of the AAPM TG-43 brachytherapy dosimetry parameters for an 125I seed, and the influence of eye plaque design on dose distributions and dose-volume histograms

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    Aryal, Prakash

    The TG-43 dosimetry parameters of the Advantage(TM) 125I model IAI-125A brachytherapy seed were studied. An investigation using modern MCNP radiation transport code with updated cross-section libraries was performed. Twelve different simulation conditions were studied for a single seed by varying the coating thickness, mass density, photon energy spectrum and cross-section library. The dose rate was found to be 6.3% lower at 1 cm in comparison to published results. New TG-43 dosimetry parameters are proposed. The dose distribution for a brachytherapy eye plaque, model EP917, was investigated, including the effects of collimation from high-Z slots. Dose distributions for 26 slot designs were determined using Monte Carlo methods and compared between the published literature, a clinical treatment planning system, and physical measurements. The dosimetric effect of the composition and mass density of the gold backing was shown to be less than 3%. Slot depth, width, and length changed the central axis (CAX) dose distributions by Simulator(TM) (PS) treatment planning software (version 5.7.6). The D10 for the simulated tumor, inner sclera, and outer sclera for the measured slot plaque to manufacturer provided slot design was 9%, 10%, and 19% higher, respectively. In comparison to the measured plaque design, a theoretical plaque having narrow and deep slots delivered 30%, 37%, and 62% lower D 10 doses to the tumor, inner sclera, and outer sclera, respectively. CAX doses at --1, 0, 1, and 2 mm were also lower by a factor of 2.6, 1.72, 1.50, and 1.39, respectively. The study identified substantial sensitivity of the EP917 plaque dose distributions to slot design. KEYWORDS: Monte Carlo methods, dosimetry, 125I, TG-43, eye plaque brachytherapy.

  5. Eye Tracking Technique for Product Information Provision

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    Kim, Seoksoo

    This paper is about the study of the design of the product information provision system using eye tracking, which helps users in deciding over purchase of the product, with a system to provide product information that the user needs by tracking eye gaze of the user via Smart phone. The system provides the user with information of the product that attracts the user's eye, by means of users' eye tracking, user information confirmation using face recognition and user's preference for product. Therefore, once it is determined that the user requires a product, the server sends the product information stored in the product information database to the user's Smart phone to provide information the user requires. The customer, provided with product information in real time, can purchase the product that he/she wants efficiently, and avoid excessive consumption with accurate product information.

  6. Data eye monitor method and apparatus

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    Gara, Alan G. (Mount Kisco, NY); Marcella, James A. (Rochester, MN); Ohmacht, Martin (Yorktown Heights, NY)

    2012-01-31

    An apparatus and method for providing a data eye monitor. The data eye monitor apparatus utilizes an inverter/latch string circuit and a set of latches to save the data eye for providing an infinite persistent data eye. In operation, incoming read data signals are adjusted in the first stage individually and latched to provide the read data to the requesting unit. The data is also simultaneously fed into a balanced XOR tree to combine the transitions of all incoming read data signals into a single signal. This signal is passed along a delay chain and tapped at constant intervals. The tap points are fed into latches, capturing the transitions at a delay element interval resolution. Using XORs, differences between adjacent taps and therefore transitions are detected. The eye is defined by segments that show no transitions over a series of samples. The eye size and position can be used to readjust the delay of incoming signals and/or to control environment parameters like voltage, clock speed and temperature.

  7. Eye dosimetry and protective eye wear for interventional clinicians

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    Doses to the eyes of interventional clinicians can exceed 20 mSv. Various protective devices can afford protection to the eyes with the final barrier being protective eye wear. The protection provided by lead glasses is difficult to quantify, and the majority of dosimeters are not designed to be worn under lead glasses. This study has measured dose reduction factors (DRFs) equal to the ratio of the dose with no protection, divided by that when lead glasses are worn. Glasses have been tested in X-ray fields using anthropomorphic phantoms to simulate the patient and clinician. DRFs for X-rays incident from the front vary from 5.2 to 7.6, while values for orientations reminiscent of clinical practice are between 1.4 and 5.2. Results suggest that a DRF of two is a conservative factor that could be applied to personal dosimeter measurements to account for the dose reduction provided by most types of lead glasses. (authors)

  8. Eye and orbital cancer

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    Diseases of the eye and orbital contents which can be treated by radiation therapy are relatively uncommon. They include benign diseases such as pterygium, orbital pseudo-tumor, and Graves' exophthalmos. Malignant diseases in adults include orbital and choroidal metastases, lacrimal gland tumors, carcinoma of the bulbar conjunctiva, orbital lymphomas and melanomas. Pediatric malignancies include retinoblastomas, optic nerve gliomas, and orbital rhabdomyosarcomas. Orbital irradiation may result in a variety of normal eye and orbital tissues responses. Those responses may occur when irradiating the eye or orbital diseases listed above or non-orbital primary tumors, such as nasal cavity and paranasal sinus tumors

  9. Eye Movements and Visual Encoding During Scene Perception

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    Rayner, Keith; Smith, Tim J.; Malcolm, George L.; Henderson, John M.

    2008-01-01

    The amount of time viewers could process a scene during eye fixations was varied by a mask that appeared at a certain point in each eye fixation. The scene did not reappear until the viewer made an eye movement. The main finding in the studies was that in order to normally process a scene, viewers needed to see the scene for at least 150 ms during each eye fixation. This result is surprising because viewers can extract the gist of a scene from a brief 40- to 100-ms exposure. It also stands in...

  10. Perceptions of eye health in schools in Pakistan

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Research exploring children's and their teachers' perceptions of eye health is lacking. This paper reports for the first time on perceptions of primary schoolchildren and their teachers of healthy and diseased eyes, things that keep eyes healthy and damage them, and what actions to be taken in case of an eye injury. Methods Using draw and write technique, 160 boys and girls (9–12 years old attending four primary schools in Abbottabad district, northern Pakistan, were invited to draw pictures in response to a set of semi-structured questions and then label them. Sixteen teachers who were currently teaching the selected students were interviewed one-on-one. Results Analysis of text accompanying 800 drawings and of the interview scripts revealed that most children and teachers perceived healthy eyes to be those which could see well, and diseased eyes to be those which have redness, watering, dirty discharge, pain, and itching; or those which have "weak eyesight" and blindness. Among things that students and teachers thought damage the eyes included sun, television, and sharp pointed objects, particularly pencils. Teachers noted that children with eye problems "have difficulty seeing the blackboard well", "screw up their eyes", and "hold their books too close". Conclusion We conclude that schoolchildren and their teachers had a good knowledge of eye health, but many of them had serious misconceptions e.g., use of kohl, medicines and eye drops keeps eyes healthy. Kohl is an important source of lead and can reduce children's intelligence even at low blood levels. Health education in schools must take into account children's existing knowledge of and misconceptions about various aspects of eye health. Such steps if taken could improve the relevance of eye health education to schoolchildren.

  11. Practical evaluation of an interior point three-D filter line search method using engineering design problems

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    M. Fernanda P. Costa; Fernandes, Edite Manuela da G. P.

    2009-01-01

    We present a primal-dual interior point method for nonlinear optimization that relies on a line search filter strategy to allow convergence from poor starting points. The filter technique has already been adapted to interior point methods in different ways. Our filter relies on three components. Each entry in the filter includes the feasibility measure, the centrality measure and the barrier objective function value as the optimality measure. Numerical experiments carried...

  12. Identification of design features to enhance utilization and acceptance of systems for Internet-based decision support at the point of care.

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    Gadd, C. S.; Baskaran, P; Lobach, D F

    1998-01-01

    Extensive utilization of point-of-care decision support systems will be largely dependent on the development of user interaction capabilities that make them effective clinical tools in patient care settings. This research identified critical design features of point-of-care decision support systems that are preferred by physicians, through a multi-method formative evaluation of an evolving prototype of an Internet-based clinical decision support system. Clinicians used four versions of the sy...

  13. The Cat's Eye Nebula

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    This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen, NGC 6543, nicknamed the 'Cat's Eye Nebula.' Hubble reveals surprisingly intricate structures including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. Estimated to be 1,000 years old, the nebula is a visual 'fossil record' of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star. A preliminary interpretation suggests that the star might be a double-star system. The suspected companion star also might be responsible for a pair of high-speed jets of gas that lie at right angles to this equatorial ring. If the companion were pulling in material from a neighboring star, jets escaping along the companion's rotation axis could be produced. These jets would explain several puzzling features along the periphery of the gas lobes. Like a stream of water hitting a sand pile, the jets compress gas ahead of them, creating the 'curlicue' features and bright arcs near the outer edge of the lobes. The twin jets are now pointing in different directions than these features. This suggests the jets are wobbling, or precessing, and turning on and off episodically. This color picture, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2, is a composite of three images taken at different wavelengths. (red, hydrogen-alpha; blue, neutral oxygen, 6300 angstroms; green, ionized nitrogen, 6584 angstroms). The image was taken on September 18, 1994. NGC 6543 is 3,000 light- years away in the northern constellation Draco. The term planetary nebula is a misnomer; dying stars create these cocoons when they lose outer layers of gas. The process has nothing to do with planet formation, which is predicted to happen early in a star's life.

  14. Protection of the eye lens

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    The limit of radiation exposure for eye lens is going to decrease dramatically from 150 to 20 mSv as a transposition into the French law of a CIPR (International Commission for Radiation Protection) directive. Sanitary studies have shown that radiologists are more likely by a factor of 3.8 to get eye lens opacities than the rest of the population. The wearing of protective glasses is recommended and in order to get a better monitoring of the radiation dose new dosimeters have been designed, they can be worn on the glass frame of directly stuck on the skin near the eyes. A study has shown that veterinary surgeons that are accustomed to stay near animals to keep them quiet during radiological exams are prone to receive high doses as well as physicians that use hypnosis to decrease the level of anxiety of their patients during radiological exams. Radiation exposure of radiologists can be mitigated through: the use of protective shields and equipment and the optimization of the dose delivered to the patient. (A.C.)

  15. Anatomy of the Eye

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  17. Down Syndrome: Eye Problems

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  18. LASIK - Laser Eye Surgery

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  19. Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body

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    ... This reflector is called a tapetum and it lies in front of their retinas. When you see ... America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. EyeCare America http://www.eyecareamerica.org To learn ...

  20. What Is Dry Eye?

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  4. Eye injuries in sports.

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    Drolsum, L

    1999-02-01

    In a retrospective study from 1988 to 1998, eye injuries were found in 553 patients. Seventy-six (13.7%) of these injuries were associated with sport. The mechanism of trauma was for the most part a ball (71.1%) or a club (13.2%). Most eye injuries occurred in soccer (35.5%), which is, by far, the most widespread sport in this region of Norway. A disproportionately high number of the injuries occurred in floorball (17.1%), bandy (13.2%), and squash (10.5%). The rules in these sports may, in theory, be strict enough to prevent eye injuries in most cases. However, these rules are often neglected in informal activities. Strategies for educating the general public about the potentially serious effect of eye injuries in sports exposed to such risk are of great importance. PMID:9974198

  5. Aging and Your Eyes

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    ... fix the problem. Floaters are tiny specks or “cobwebs” that seem to float across your vision. You ... eyes, pain, problems with vision, or a halo effect of the vision (things appear to have an ...

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  7. Why Do Eyes Water?

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    ... out of your eyes through tear ducts, or lacrimal ducts. These ducts are tiny tubes that run between ... tear duct. Babies can be born with blocked lacrimal ducts. They usually open on their own, but some ...

  8. Eye Disease and Development

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    Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck; Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars; Selaya, Pablo

    This research advances the hypothesis that cross-country variation in the historical incidence of eye disease has influenced the current global distribution of per capita income. The theory is that pervasive eye disease diminished the incentive to accumulate skills, thereby delaying the fertility...... transition and the take-off to sustained economic growth. In order to estimate the influence from eye disease incidence empirically, we draw on an important fact from the field of epidemiology: Exposure to solar ultraviolet B radiation (UVB-R) is an underlying determinant of several forms of eye disease; the...... most important being cataract, which is currently the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Using a satellite-based measure of UVB-R, we document that societies more exposed to UVB-R are poorer and underwent the fertility transition with a significant delay compared to the forerunners. These findings...

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    ... allergic influences that might affect you, such as perfumes, weeds, mold, etc. Signs and Symptoms The eye ... diseases: Allergic Contact Dermatitis Blepharitis Contact Lens Solution Toxicity Corneal Abrasion Corneal Foreign Body Recurrent Corneal Erosion ...

  11. Eye muscle repair

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  12. Eye banking: an introduction

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    Full Text Available This article introduces the work of eye banks, institutions responsible for collecting (harvesting and processing donor corneas, and for distributing them to trained corneal graft surgeons.

  13. Common Eye Disorders

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    ... million by 2020. ( Click here to see demonstration ) Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of diabetes. It ... blood vessels), and proliferative retinopathy (most advanced stage). Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes. The risks of DR ...

  14. Diabetic Eye Problems

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    ... damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness ... You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your ...

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    Development and Creation of New Forms of Ophthalmology b - Applicators for Radiation Therapy of Eye Cancer and Study of Psycho-Physiological Effects on Man of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation Emitted by Radio Nuclides.

  18. Dose effects of gamma radiation sterilization on antibiotic eye ointment

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    Radiation effects of Co-60 gamma rays on some eye ointment base such as plastibase, cetyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, vaselin album, adeps lanae and tetracycline eye ointment in plastibase were examined by physico-chemical determinations. Parameters observed were color changes, pH, melting point, viscosity, iodine value, acid value and TLC, uv-spectrophotometric examination. Microbiological examinations were carried out to determine the degree of initial contamination of unirradiated eye ointment. Radiation dose used were radiation sterilization doses of 2 and 4 Mrad and storage time was 3 and 6 months. The results showed that the iodine value of tetracycline eye ointment in plastibase and eye ointment bases such as plastibase, vaselin album, liquid paraffin, cetyl alcohol, adeps lanae, changed significantly. Viscosity examination showed non-significant results, except for vaselin album and liquid paraffin irradiated at 4 Mrad. Microbiological examinations showed that some unirradiated eye ointment were contaminated by a few kinds of microbes. (author)

  19. Ophthalmologist in Patients’ Eyes

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    Andrijević Derk, Biljana; Kovač Đapić, Nataša; Milinković, Branko; Lacmanović Lončar, Valentina; Mijić, Vesna

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    It seems that patient's knowledge about ophthalmologist's work is very insufficient, especially about what type of examination should be undertaken for refraction condition during the »simple« eye check-up and which serious systemic diseases could be discovered thorough eye examinations. The aim of the study was to determine patients' knowledge about ophthalmologist examinations during the check-up for refraction condition, knowledge about differences between ophthalmologists and ...

  20. Tromsø eye study

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    Bertelsen, Geir; Peto, Tunde; Lindekleiv, Haakon; Schirmer, Henrik; Solbu, Marit D; Toft, Ingrid; Sjølie, Anne Katrin; Njølstad, Inger

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    Purpose:? To determine the prevalence of visual impairment, retinopathy and macular oedema, and assess risk factors for retinopathy in persons with diabetes. Methods:? The present study included 514 participants with diabetes aged 46-87?years from the Tromsø Eye Study, a sub-study of the population-based Tromsø Study in Norway. Visual acuity was measured using an auto-refractor. Retinal images from both eyes were graded for retinopathy and macular oedema. We collected data on risk factor exposur...

  1. Overcoming Presbyopia by Manipulating the Eyes' Optics

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    Zheleznyak, Leonard A.

    Presbyopia, the age-related loss of accommodation, is a visual condition affecting all adults over the age of 45 years. In presbyopia, individuals lose the ability to focus on nearby objects, due to a lifelong growth and stiffening of the eye's crystalline lens. This leads to poor near visual performance and affects patients' quality of life. The objective of this thesis is aimed towards the correction of presbyopia and can be divided into four aims. First, we examined the characteristics and limitations of currently available strategies for the correction of presbyopia. A natural-view wavefront sensor was used to objectively measure the accommodative ability of patients implanted with an accommodative intraocular lens (IOL). Although these patients had little accommodative ability based on changes in power, pupil miosis and higher order aberrations led to an improvement in through-focus retinal image quality in some cases. To quantify the through-focus retinal image quality of accommodative and multifocal IOLs directly, an adaptive optics (AO) IOL metrology system was developed. Using this system, the impact of corneal aberrations in regard to presbyopia-correcting IOLs was assessed, providing an objective measure of through-focus retinal image quality and practical guidelines for patient selection. To improve upon existing multifocal designs, we investigated retinal image quality metrics for the prediction of through-focus visual performance. The preferred metric was based on the fidelity of an image convolved with an aberrated point spread function. Using this metric, we investigated the potential of higher order aberrations and pupil amplitude apodization to increase the depth of focus of the presbyopic eye. Thirdly, we investigated modified monovision, a novel binocular approach to presbyopia correction using a binocular AO vision simulator. In modified monovision, different magnitudes of defocus and spherical aberration are introduced to each eye, thereby taking advantage of the binocular visual system. Several experiments using the binocular AO vision simulator found modified monovision led to significant improvements in through-focus visual performance, binocular summation and stereoacuity, as compared to traditional monovision. Finally, we addressed neural factors, affecting visual performance in modified monovision, such as ocular dominance and neural plasticity. We found that pairing modified monovision with a vision training regimen may further improve visual performance beyond the limits set by optics via neural plasticity. This opens the door to an exciting new avenue of vision correction to accompany optical interventions. The research presented in this thesis offers important guidelines for the clinical and scientific communities. Furthermore, the techniques described herein may be applied to other fields of ophthalmology, such as childhood myopia progression.

  2. Sun, UV Radiation and Your Eyes

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    ... Eye Floaters & Flashes Glaucoma Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Low Vision Myopia (Nearsightedness) Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Presbyopia (Aging Eye) Stye ... 60 Babies, Children & Teenagers Computer Usage Diabetes Diet & Nutrition Eye Injuries Eye Screening Guidelines Home Remedies for ...

  3. Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections

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    ... Eye Floaters & Flashes Glaucoma Hyperopia (Farsightedness) Low Vision Myopia (Nearsightedness) Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Presbyopia (Aging Eye) Stye ... 60 Babies, Children & Teenagers Computer Usage Diabetes Diet & Nutrition Eye Injuries Eye Screening Guidelines Home Remedies for ...

  4. AN INNER STRUGGLE: UNDER WESTERN EYES

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    Hale Ya?l?dere

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to shed light on the most significant aspect of the modern man’s inner struggle in Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes. Joseph Conrad is one of the authors of the twentieth century who was influenced by the psychological philosophy and he makes use of this influence in his works deeply. He who synthesizes the inner nature of the modern man, having conflicts himself with the deeper analysis field of the psychology aims to point out the incomprehensible and unsettled inner nature of the modern man in Under Western Eyes.

  5. Development of a design probe to reveal customer touch points in the sale of mass customised products.

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    Herd, Kate; Bardill, Andrew; Karamanoglu, Mehmet

    2009-01-01

    As mass customisation (MC) increases in both popularity and accessibility, it raises questions as to the nature and notion of the customer co-design experience; what is a ‘co-design experience’, and how can this be best designed for? This paper posits that by its very nature, a co-design experience consists of activities that relate to the co-design of the product via the product configurator (physical store, online store etc), but also that a co-design experience is broader than that, compri...

  6. The Dynamic Evolutionary History of Pancrustacean Eyes and Opsins.

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    Henze, Miriam J; Oakley, Todd H

    2015-11-01

    Pancrustacea (Hexapoda plus Crustacea) display an enormous diversity of eye designs, including multiple types of compound eyes and single-chambered eyes, often with color vision and/or polarization vision. Although the eyes of some pancrustaceans are well-studied, there is still much to learn about the evolutionary paths to this amazing visual diversity. Here, we examine the evolutionary history of eyes and opsins across the principle groups of Pancrustacea. First, we review the distribution of lateral and median eyes, which are found in all major pancrustacean clades (Oligostraca, Multicrustacea, and Allotriocarida). At the same time, each of those three clades has taxa that lack lateral and/or median eyes. We then compile data on the expression of visual r-opsins (rhabdomeric opsins) in lateral and median eyes across Pancrustacea and find no evidence for ancient opsin clades expressed in only one type of eye. Instead, opsin clades with eye-specific expression are products of recent gene duplications, indicating a dynamic past, during which opsins often changed expression from one type of eye to another. We also investigate the evolutionary history of peropsins and r-opsins, which are both known to be expressed in eyes of arthropods. By searching published transcriptomes, we discover for the first time crustacean peropsins and suggest that previously reported odonate opsins may also be peropsins. Finally, from analyzing a reconciled, phylogenetic tree of arthropod r-opsins, we infer that the ancestral pancrustacean had four visual opsin genes, which we call LW2, MW1, MW2, and SW. These are the progenitors of opsin clades that later were variously duplicated or lost during pancrustacean evolution. Together, our results reveal a particularly dynamic history, with losses of eyes, duplication and loss of opsin genes, and changes in opsin expression between types of eyes. PMID:26319405

  7. Eye color as an indicator of behavior: revisiting Worthy and Scott.

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    Elias, Vicky L; Nicolas, Cindy L; Abramson, Charles I

    2008-06-01

    Phenotypic eye color has been suggested as an indicator of genetic predisposition toward certain behaviors both in humans and in animals. Previous research has yielded mixed results. Phototaxic and ethological behaviors were examined in 14 different strains of Drosophila melanogaster. No significant correlation between phenotypic eye coloration and behavior was found, although significant genotypical behavioral differences were noted even among subjects with similar eye colors. An analysis of cellular defects associated with eye color in D. melanogaster pointed to significant behavioral differences among cell-defect groups, indicating that the cell defect which causes eye color, rather than eye color itself, may serve as a crude indicator of behavior. PMID:18763448

  8. Genetic analyses of the human eye colours using a novel objective method for eye colour classification

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    Andersen, Jeppe D; Johansen, Jens Peter; Harder, Stine; Christoffersen, Susanne R; Delgado, Mikaela C; Henriksen, Sarah T; Nielsen, Mette M; Sørensen, Erik; Ullum, Henrik; Hansen, Thomas; Dahl, Anders L; Paulsen, Rasmus R; Børsting, Claus; Morling, Niels

    2013-01-01

    In this study, we present a new objective method for measuring the eye colour on a continuous scale that allows researchers to associate genetic markers with different shades of eye colour. With the use of the custom designed software Digital Iris Analysis Tool (DIAT), the iris was automatically identified and extracted from high resolution digital images. DIAT was made user friendly with a graphical user interface. The software counted the number of blue and brown pixels in the iris image and c...

  9. MEMS scanner mirror based system for retina scanning and in eye projection

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    Woittennek, Franziska; Knobbe, Jens; Pügner, Tino; Dallmann, Hans-Georg; Schelinski, Uwe; Grüger, Heinrich

    2015-02-01

    Many applications could benefit from miniaturized systems to scan blood vessels behind the retina in the human eye, so called "retina scanning". This reaches from access control to sophisticated security applications and medical devices. High volume systems for consumer applications require low cost and a user friendly operation. For example this includes no need for removal of glasses and self-adjustment, in turn guidance of focus and point of attraction by simultaneous projection for the user. A new system has been designed based on the well-known resonantly driven 2-d scanner mirror of Fraunhofer IPMS. A combined NIR and VIS laser system illuminates the eye through an eye piece designed for an operating distance allowing the use of glasses and granting sufficient field of view. This usability feature was considered to be more important than highest miniaturization. The modulated VIS laser facilitates the projection of an image directly onto the retina. The backscattered light from the continuous NIR laser contains the information of the blood vessels and is detected by a highly sensitive photo diode. A demonstrational setup has been realized including readout and driving electronics. The laser power was adjusted to an eye-secure level. Additional security features were integrated. Test measurements revealed promising results. In a first demonstration application the detection of biometric pattern of the blood vessels was evaluated for issues authentication in.

  10. Effect of Education Sessions of a Structured School Eye Screening Programme on Indian Schoolteachers' Knowledge and Responsibility for Children's Eye Health

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    Thummalapalli, Rohit; Williams, Jachin D.; Khoshnood, Kaveh; Salchow, Daniel J.; Forster, Susan H.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of education sessions on Indian schoolteacher awareness of childhood eye health issues, responsibility for children's eye health, and successful participation in a teacher-led eye screening health intervention programme in primary schools aimed at addressing avoidable childhood blindness in India. Design

  11. Unique designs, errors and strategies in the Five-Point Test: The contribution of age, phonemic fluency and visuospatial abilities in Italian children aged 6-11 years.

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    Stievano, Paolo; Scalisi, Teresa Gloria

    2016-01-01

    Performances on the Five-Point Test of 161 Italian children aged 6 to 11 years were investigated, along with phonemic fluency, visual-motor integration, visual perception, motor coordination, visuospatial memory, and fluid intelligence. Five-Point Test accuracy was significantly related to phonemic fluency and visual-motor integration, while phonemic fluency was linked to motor coordination. The two fluency measures increased linearly with age, but the developmental progression of Five-Point Test accuracy was less influenced by age. Different age effects were also found on the relationship between fluid intelligence and the two fluency measures. The inspection of qualitative aspects of Five-Point Test performance (errors and strategies) suggested that strategy usage enhanced both productivity and accuracy in children; age-related changes were observed in the relationship between the number of errors and the total number of designs produced. PMID:25495262

  12. A 99 Dollar Head-Mounted Eye Tracker

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    Marko, Youri; Mazzei, Andrea; Kaplan, Frédéric; Dillenbourg, Pierre

    2011-01-01

    Head-mounted eye-trackers are powerful research tools to study attention processes in various contexts. Most existing commercial solutions are still very expensive, limiting the current use of this technology. We present a hardware design to build, at low cost, a camera-based head-mounted eye tracker using two cameras and one infrared LED. A Playstation Eye camera (PEye) is fixed on an eyeglasses frame and positioned under one eye to track its movements. The filter of the PEye is replaced by ...

  13. Safety demands to be met by advanced reactor designs, as seen from the operator's point of niew

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    One possible approach to achieving optimized reactor designs is taken by France and Germany, which agreed to cooperate in order to find a new optimum in safety engineering and design, which is not to be achieved by simply merging the known data, but rather by cooperative work for establishing on advanced design concept for enhanced reactor safety. The knowhow and experience available in France and Germany is expected to be a valuable source in this process. (orig./DG)

  14. Effectiveness of Dry Eye Therapy Under Conditions of Environmental Stress

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    Tomlinson, Alan; Madden, Louise C.; Simmons, Peter A

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Dry eye is often characterized by increased tear evaporation due to poor tear film quality, especially of the lipid component of the tear film. Using an environmental chamber to induce environmental stress, this study compared the effect of three lubricant eye drops on various aspects of tear physiology in a crossover design (evaporation was the principal outcome measure).

  15. Development of an Interactive Anatomical Three-Dimensional Eye Model

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    Allen, Lauren K.; Bhattacharyya, Siddhartha; Wilson, Timothy D.

    2015-01-01

    The discrete anatomy of the eye's intricate oculomotor system is conceptually difficult for novice students to grasp. This is problematic given that this group of muscles represents one of the most common sites of clinical intervention in the treatment of ocular motility disorders and other eye disorders. This project was designed to develop a…

  16. Eye Vision Testing System and Eyewear Using Micromachines

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    Nabeel A. Riza

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Proposed is a novel eye vision testing system based on micromachines that uses micro-optic, micromechanic, and microelectronic technologies. The micromachines include a programmable micro-optic lens and aperture control devices, pico-projectors, Radio Frequency (RF, optical wireless communication and control links, and energy harvesting and storage devices with remote wireless energy transfer capabilities. The portable lightweight system can measure eye refractive powers, optimize light conditions for the eye under testing, conduct color-blindness tests, and implement eye strain relief and eye muscle exercises via time sequenced imaging. A basic eye vision test system is built in the laboratory for near-sighted (myopic vision spherical lens refractive error correction. Refractive error corrections from zero up to ?5.0 Diopters and ?2.0 Diopters are experimentally demonstrated using the Electronic-Lens (E-Lens and aperture control methods, respectively. The proposed portable eye vision test system is suited for children’s eye tests and developing world eye centers where technical expertise may be limited. Design of a novel low-cost human vision corrective eyewear is also presented based on the proposed aperture control concept. Given its simplistic and economical design, significant impact can be created for humans with vision problems in the under-developed world.

  17. Photorefraction of the Eye

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    Colicchia, Giuseppe; Wiesner, Hartmut; Zollman, Dean

    2015-02-01

    Photorefraction is a method to easily estimate the refractive state of the eye. The principle of photorefraction involves projecting light into the eye during flash photography and then examining the paths of light that emerge from the pupil after scattering on the back portion of the interior of the eyeball (fundus). We will explain the optical principles underlying the method for eccentric photorefraction and describe how students can perform it using current digital cameras. Our purpose is not to diagnose refractive errors reliably, but to use devices popular among young people that, in combination with an important ophthalmic context, may be successful in improving students' interest for learning optical concepts.

  18. The Bluest Eye

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    Kašková, Lenka

    2007-01-01

    This bachelor paper deals with a novel The Bluest Eye by the African American author Toni Morrison, and its two translations by Michael Žantovský. The first one was called Nejmod?ejší o?i, and was published in 1983, and the second one is Velmi modré o?i, and was published twelve years later. The introductory chapter presents various theories regarding artistic translation in general, next chapter portrays the life and writing style of Toni Morrison with focus on The Bluest Eye. The core of...

  19. Game Design and Homemade PowerPoint Games: An Examination of the Justifications and a Review of the Research

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    Siko, Jason; Barbour, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Research on educational games often focuses on the benefits that playing games has on student achievement. However, there is a growing body of research examining the benefits of having students design games rather than play them. Problems with game design as an instructional tool include the additional instruction on the programming language…

  20. Game Design and Homemade PowerPoint Games: An Examination of the Justifications and a Review of the Research

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    Siko, Jason; Barbour, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Research on educational games often focuses on the benefits that playing games has on student achievement. However, there is a growing body of research examining the benefits of having students design games rather than play them. Problems with game design as an instructional tool include the additional instruction on the programming language…

  1. Wheelchair Motion Control Guide Using Eye Movement Based on EEG Signals.

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    D.Uma Mageswar

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The design and implementation of an Autonomous Movement Robot based on a Wheelchair based on EOG signal is to help a disable or handicapped person. These EOG electrodes are placed at right and left of eye and other pair of electrodes are at top and right of the eye. These electrodes used to response after gazing of one target point for a particular time period. After gazing of point, the wheelchair used to move to a target position. So, it produce delay during eye gaze. To overcome this delay, EEG amplifier are used. These EEG signals are placed to capture brain waves. These brain waves are controlled by microcontroller and it produce analog waves. To convert analog waves to digital output Analog to digital converter is used. Object Sensor is used to avoid obstacles in its path respectively. The main contribution of the work is the combination of several technologies and techniques that came from different areas such as mechanical, electronic engineering. Driver circuit with relay are used to move wheelchair automatically. ZigBee is used for long transmission of wheelchair. Accelerometer and interfacing circuit are done by using head movement. DLOA algorithm used to avoid obstacles while reaching destination point. The target coordinates of the destination place using EEG, to reduce delay for auto navigation process.

  2. Automatic system for 3D reconstruction of the chick eye based on digital photographs.

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    Wong, Alexander; Genest, Reno; Chandrashekar, Naveen; Choh, Vivian; Irving, Elizabeth L

    2012-01-01

    The geometry of anatomical specimens is very complex and accurate 3D reconstruction is important for morphological studies, finite element analysis (FEA) and rapid prototyping. Although magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and laser scanners can be used for reconstructing biological structures, the cost of the equipment is fairly high and specialised technicians are required to operate the equipment, making such approaches limiting in terms of accessibility. In this paper, a novel automatic system for 3D surface reconstruction of the chick eye from digital photographs of a serially sectioned specimen is presented as a potential cost-effective and practical alternative. The system is designed to allow for automatic detection of the external surface of the chick eye. Automatic alignment of the photographs is performed using a combination of coloured markers and an algorithm based on complex phase order likelihood that is robust to noise and illumination variations. Automatic segmentation of the external boundaries of the eye from the aligned photographs is performed using a novel level-set segmentation approach based on a complex phase order energy functional. The extracted boundaries are sampled to construct a 3D point cloud, and a combination of Delaunay triangulation and subdivision surfaces is employed to construct the final triangular mesh. Experimental results using digital photographs of the chick eye show that the proposed system is capable of producing accurate 3D reconstructions of the external surface of the eye. The 3D model geometry is similar to a real chick eye and could be used for morphological studies and FEA. PMID:21181572

  3. Modular DIPS, 2.5-kWe modules for lunar/Mars surface applications, design point selection summary

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    This paper reports that the Dynamic Isotope Power System (DIPS) Demonstration Program is currently focused on the development of a standardized 2.5-kWe portable generator for multiple applications on the lunar or Martian surface. An optimum system configuration has been developed for the 2.5-kWe DIPS module that provides a system with a radiator area which is small and manageable without significantly impacting the system mass, efficiency, and technological risk. The 2.5-kWe DIPS module configuration was developed based on a systematic series of studies. Initially, technology breakpoints in the DIPS component and subsystem designs were identified. Based on the technology assessments, the maximum design temperature for the system was selected and various system and subsystem configurations were evaluated. Finally, the subsystem and system designs for the selected configuration were optimized using a detailed system design optimization computer code

  4. Can the Hazard Assessment and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system be used to design process-based hygiene concepts?

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    Hübner, NO; Fleßa, S; Haak, J.; Wilke, F.; Hübner, C.; Dahms, C; Hoffmann, W.; Kramer, A.

    2011-01-01

    Recently, the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) concept was proposed as possible way to implement process-based hygiene concepts in clinical practice, but the extent to which this food safety concept can be transferred into the health care setting is unclear. We therefore discuss possible ways for a translation of the principles of the HACCP for health care settings. While a direct implementation of food processing concepts into health care is not very likely to be feasible ...

  5. CurvACE : A miniature curved artificial compound eye

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    Stéphane Viollet

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In most animal species, vision is mediated by compound eyes, which offer lower resolution than vertebrate single-lens eyes, but significantly larger fields of view with negligible distortion and spherical aberration, as well as high temporal resolution in a tiny package. Compound eyes are ideally suited for fast panoramic motion perception. Engineering a miniature artificial compound eye is challenging because it requires accurate alignment of photoreceptive and optical components on a curved surface. Here, we describe a unique design method for biomimetic compound eyes featuring a panoramic, undistorted field of view in a very thin package. The design consists of three planar layers of separately produced arrays, namely, a microlens array, a neuromorphic photodetector array, and a flexible printed circuit board that are stacked, cut, and curved to produce a mechanically flexible imager. Following this method, we have prototyped and characterized an artificial compound eye bearing a hemispherical field of view with embedded and programmable low-power signal processing, high temporal resolution, and local adaptation to illumination. The prototyped artificial compound eye possesses several characteristics similar to the eye of the fruit fly Drosophila and other arthropod species. This design method opens up additional vistas for a broad range of applications in which wide field motion detection is at a premium, such as collision-free navigation of terrestrial and aerospace vehicles, and for the experimental testing of insect vision theories.

  6. The Eyes Have It

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    1999-01-01

    NASA'S Ames Research Center contracted with SRI international to contract a device that would be able to anticipate, track, and monitor involuntary ocular movement horizontally, vertically, and with respect to depth-of-field. This development helped research institutions to understand the eye. The Eyetracker, manufactured and distributed by Forward Optical Technologies, Inc. is now used in the clinical/medical field.

  7. Through the creator's eyes

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    Glaveanu, Vlad Petre; Lahlou, Saadi

    adapted Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography (SEBE). This methodology combines (a) obtaining first person audio-visual recordings of creative action with a miniature video-camera worn at eye-level, (b) accessing the subjective experience of the participant through a confrontation interview based on the...

  8. Teaching "The Bluest Eye."

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    Wagner, Linda W.

    1986-01-01

    Shows how teaching "The Bluest Eye" not only helps students learn about the time period of the novel and its relevant issues and techniques, but also helps them to understand themselves. Shows how it can fit into contemporary literature classes, introductory courses to fiction or literature, or into women's literature classes. (EL)

  9. Eye Injuries at Work

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    ... cautions about the danger of eye irritation from welding fumes (PDF 405 KB) as well. If you are working in an area that has particles, flying objects or dust, you must at ... hazardous radiation (welding, lasers or fiber optics) you must use special- ...

  10. Eye Bank Association of America

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    ... More Join Us news Eye Bank Association of America 8 hours ago If you were in Philadelphia ... View on Facebook · Share Eye Bank Association of America 4 days ago #FunFactFriday Did you know that ...

  11. Conjunctivitis: What Is Pink Eye?

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    ... Health News Consumer Alerts Conjunctivitis: What Is Pink Eye? Tweet Conjunctivitis is the term used to describe ... that Led to a Diabetes Diagnosis Find An Eye M.D. Enter zip code here Search by ...

  12. Simple Solutions for Dry Eye

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    ... and allergens are more concentrated in the tear film of dry eye patients. In hot weather, sleep with the windows shut and keep cool with air conditioning. • Dry eye patients often develop or aggravate allergies. ...

  13. Gaze Estimation for Off-Angle Iris Recognition Based on the Biometric Eye Model

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    Karakaya, Mahmut [ORNL; Barstow, Del R [ORNL; Santos-Villalobos, Hector J [ORNL; Thompson, Joseph W [ORNL; Bolme, David S [ORNL; Boehnen, Chris Bensing [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Iris recognition is among the highest accuracy biometrics. However, its accuracy relies on controlled high quality capture data and is negatively affected by several factors such as angle, occlusion, and dilation. Non-ideal iris recognition is a new research focus in biometrics. In this paper, we present a gaze estimation method designed for use in an off-angle iris recognition framework based on the ANONYMIZED biometric eye model. Gaze estimation is an important prerequisite step to correct an off-angle iris images. To achieve the accurate frontal reconstruction of an off-angle iris image, we first need to estimate the eye gaze direction from elliptical features of an iris image. Typically additional information such as well-controlled light sources, head mounted equipment, and multiple cameras are not available. Our approach utilizes only the iris and pupil boundary segmentation allowing it to be applicable to all iris capture hardware. We compare the boundaries with a look-up-table generated by using our biologically inspired biometric eye model and find the closest feature point in the look-up-table to estimate the gaze. Based on the results from real images, the proposed method shows effectiveness in gaze estimation accuracy for our biometric eye model with an average error of approximately 3.5 degrees over a 50 degree range.

  14. The software design of multi-branch, multi-point remote monitoring system for temperature measurement based on MSP430 and DS18B20

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    This paper present that the system can acquire the remote temperature measurement data of 40 monitoring points, through the RS-232 serial port and the Intranet. System's hardware is consist of TI's MSP430F149 mixed-signal processor and UA7000A network module. Using digital temperature sensor DS18B20, the structure is simple and easy to expand, the sensors directly send out the temperature data, MSP430F149 has the advantage of ultra-low-power and high degree of integration. Using msp430F149, the multi-branch multi-point temperature measurement system is powerful, simple structure, high reliability, strong anti-interference capability. The client software is user-friendly and easy to use, it is designed in Microsoft Visual C+ +6.0 environment. The monitoring system is able to complete a total of 4 branches of the 40-point temperature measurements in real-time remote monitoring. (authors)

  15. Pink Eye: What To Do

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    In this podcast, CDC's Adam Cohen, MD, a pediatrician and parent, discusses conjunctivitis (pink eye), a common eye condition in children and adults. He reviews pink eye causes and treatment, suggestions on when to call or visit a doctor, and practical tips to prevent pink eye from spreading.  Created: 10/12/2010 by National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).   Date Released: 10/13/2010.

  16. The Human Eye Proteome Project

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    Semba, Richard D; Enghild, Jan Johannes; Venkatraman, Vidya; Dyrlund, Thomas F; Van Eyk, Jennifer E

    2013-01-01

    There are an estimated 285 million people with visual impairment worldwide, of whom 39 million are blind. The pathogenesis of many eye diseases remains poorly understood. The human eye is currently an emerging proteome that may provide key insight into the biological pathways of disease. We review proteomic investigations of the human eye and present a catalogue of 4842 non-redundant proteins identified in human eye tissues and biofluids to date. We highlight the need to identify new biomarkers ...

  17. Eye movements when viewing advertisements

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    EmilyHiggins

    2014-01-01

    In this selective review, we examine key findings on eye movements when viewing advertisements. We begin with a brief, general introduction to the properties and neural underpinnings of saccadic eye movements. Next, we provide an overview of eye movement behavior during reading, scene perception, and visual search, since each of these activities is, at various times, involved in viewing ads. We then review the literature on eye movements when viewing print ads and warning labels (of the kind ...

  18. Technical evaluation of the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the low temperature overpressure protection system for the Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2

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    Laudenbach, D.H.

    1979-03-01

    The technical evaluation is presented for the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the low temperature overpressure protection system for the Point Beach nuclear power plant, Units 1 and 2. Design basis criteria used to evaluate the acceptability of the system included operator action, system testability, single failure criterion, and seismic Category I and IEEE Std-279-1971 criteria. This report is supplied as part of the Selected Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control Systems Issues Support Program being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

  19. Technical evaluation of the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the low temperature overpressure protection system for the Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2

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    The technical evaluation is presented for the electrical, instrumentation, and control design aspects of the low temperature overpressure protection system for the Point Beach nuclear power plant, Units 1 and 2. Design basis criteria used to evaluate the acceptability of the system included operator action, system testability, single failure criterion, and seismic Category I and IEEE Std-279-1971 criteria. This report is supplied as part of the Selected Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control Systems Issues Support Program being conducted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

  20. Review of current methods for estimating areal reduction factors applied to South African design point rainfall and preliminary identification of new methods

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    J P J, Pietersen; O J, Gericke; J C, Smithers; Y E, Woyessa.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Design point rainfall estimates assume a uniform distribution of rainfall over a catchment, and hence are only representative for a limited area. For larger areas, areal reduction factors (ARFs) are used to convert design point rainfall depths/intensities to an average areal design rainfall depth/in [...] tensity for a catchment-specific critical storm duration and catchment area. This paper presents a review of ARF estimation methods used nationally and internationally, with comparisons of the South African methods in the C5 secondary drainage region using standard input variables. The comparison of different ARF estimation methods confirmed that the empirical methods adopted for general use in South Africa are based on a limited database of observed rainfall data and are used without local correction factors beyond their original developmental regions. This results in the characterisation of the actual rainfall process over a catchment, and translation into questionable design peak discharge estimates. Therefore, the ARFs in South Africa need to be re-investigated in the light of recent extreme flood events, utilising the longer periods of record and denser rain-gauge networks which are now available for analysis. The variation of ARFs with return period and with rainfall producing mechanisms also needs to be investigated. Updated ARFs developed and verified using local rainfall data will improve the accuracy of design hydrology for large catchments in South Africa when event-based rainfall-runoff deterministic methods are used.

  1. Design and fabrication of a miniaturization micro volume auto titrator coupled with electrochemical end-point detector for the determination of acidity of some fruit juice

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    Prinya Masawat

    2008-01-01

    A miniaturization micro volume auto titrator coupled with electrochemical end-point detector was designed and fabricated for the determination of acidity of some Thai citrus fruit juices collected in the northern area of Thailand. The method was based on on-line potentiometric titration of the acid contents with sodium hydroxide. Conditions such as volume of fruit juice sample, volume and concentration of potassium chloride used as supporting electrolyte and flow rate of titrant were optimize...

  2. The Challenge of Being Small: Compound Eye Miniaturization in Lepidoptera

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    Stefan Fischer

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In spite of the numerous studies on insect compound eyes within the last 100 years, the number of investigations specifically dealing with the eyes of species of small body size is near to negligible. Based on theoretical optical examinations it had been predicted that an unlimited reduction in the size of a compound eye, especially if the latter was of the superposition type, was not possible; a suggestion that begged the question as to how the tiniest insects might then deal with the postulated restrictions. To demonstrate that optical and structural modifications are indeed widespread, a detailed study of eye miniaturizations involving tiny lepidopteran species (2-6 mm to determine limiting factors and specific adaptations seemed timely and interesting. With one exception, all of the subsequently investigated species revealed eye structures for which a clear morphological division into apposition and superposition eyes was not feasible. Thus the need arose to describe and discuss some intermediate types of eye. It appears that due to functional morphological constraints as a consequence of miniaturization, an evolutionary transformation from superposition to apposition optics has occurred at least once within the “Microlepidoptera”. As an example for this evolutionary scenario we discuss in detail the unique eye design discovered in Phyllonorycter medicaginella (Gerasimov, 1930 and then consider more generally functional and morphological limiting factors that impacted on compound eye miniaturization.

  3. LIMNOLOGICAL OPTOMETRY: EXAMINING EARTH'S EYE

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    In Thoreau's Walden, a lake is described as the landscape's most expressive feature and the earth's eye. Collectively, scientists are charged by society to assess, monitor, and remedy maladies of earth's eye in the same way optometrists maintain the health of the human eye. This ...

  4. Are 3-D Movies Bad for Your Eyes?

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    Full Text Available ... D Movies Bad for Your Eyes? Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries Healthy Eyes During ... Eye Protection Eyesight Risks for Smokers Veterans & Eye Health More Lifestyle Topics > EyeSmart Tips Avoid Indoor Tanning ...

  5. Tamoxifen-Containing Eye Drops Successfully Trigger Cre-Mediated Recombination in the Entire Eye.

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    Schlecht, Anja; Leimbeck, Sarah V; Tamm, Ernst R; Braunger, Barbara M

    2016-01-01

    Embryonic lethality in mice with targeted gene deletion is a major issue that can be circumvented by using Cre-loxP-based animal models. Various inducible Cre systems are available, e.g. such that are activated following tamoxifen treatment, and allow deletion of a specific target gene at any desired time point during the life span of the animal. In this study, we describe the efficiency of topical tamoxifen administration by eye drops using a Cre- reporter mouse strain (R26R). We report that tamoxifen-responsive CAGGCre-ER (TM) mice show a robust Cre- mediated recombination throughout the entire eye. PMID:26427451

  6. Molecular-Level Dew-Point Simulation Methodology for Multi-Component Mixtures and Application to Refrigerant Cycle Design.

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    Francová, Magda; Kowalski, M.; Smith, W. R.; Nezbeda, Ivo

    2010, s. 1. ISBN N. [International Workshop "Molecular Modeling and Simulation for Industrial Applications".. Würzburg (DE), 22.03.2010-23.03.2010] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : refrigerant cycle design * methodology * simulations Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry http://www.processnet.org/index.php?id=1161&suffix=pdf&nonactive=1&lang=de&site=processnet_media

  7. Design of turn-around-point long-period gratings in a photonic crystal fiber for refractometry of gases.

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    Ka?ka, Ji?í

    2013-01-01

    Ro?. 182, ?. 6 (2013), s. 16-24. ISSN 0925-4005 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LD11030; GA MŠk(CZ) LF11001 Institutional support: RVO:67985882 Keywords : Fiber design * Photonic crystal fiber * Microstructured optical fiber Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 3.840, year: 2013

  8. Fast methodology to design the optimal collection point locations and number of waste bins: A case study.

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    Boskovic, Goran; Jovicic, Nebojsa

    2015-12-01

    This paper concerns the development of a methodology aimed at determining the optimal number of waste bins as well optimizing the location of collection points. The methodology was based on a geographic information system, which handled different sets of information, such as street directions, spatial location of objects and number of inhabitants, location of waste bins, and radius of their coverage. The study was conducted in a district in the central area of the city of Kragujevac. Due to a lack of information about the existing situation, all necessary data was collected by fieldwork and by using GPS equipment. By using the developed methodology, the results indicated a reduction of 24% in the number of collection points and 33.5% in the number of waste bins, without reducing the quality of the provided services. It has led to cost and time savings for waste collection and environmental benefits. All users of the services were covered within a 75-m radius, and the usage of bins is more efficient. According to the reduction in the number of waste bins, a total amount of €26?000 may be achieved. In addition, the time for waste collection was reduced, resulting in a €1700 saving per year in fuel costs, as well as 4.5?tons of emitted CO2 into the atmosphere. PMID:26467320

  9. Introduction to Symptoms of Eye Disorders

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    ... Video) Nearsightedness and Farsightedness Additional Content Medical News Introduction to Symptoms of Eye Disorders By Kathryn Colby, ... for the Professional Version Symptoms of Eye Disorders Introduction to Symptoms of Eye Disorders Eyelid Swelling Eye ...

  10. What Is a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam?

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    ... su oculista What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam? Listen You may think your eyes are healthy, ... eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. ...

  11. Rapid eye-fixation training without eye tracking

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    Guzman-Martinez, Emmanuel; Leung, Parkson; Franconeri, Steve; Grabowecky, Marcia; Suzuki, Satoru

    2009-01-01

    Maintenance of stable central eye fixation is crucial for a variety of behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging experiments. Naïve observers in these experiments are not typically accustomed to fixating, requiring the use of cumbersome and costly eye-tracking or producing confounds in results. We devised a flicker display that produced an easily detectable visual phenomenon whenever the eyes moved. A few minutes of training using this display dramatically improved the accuracy of eye fixation while observers performed a demanding spatial attention cueing task. The same amount of training using control displays did not produce significant fixation improvements and some observers consistently made eye movements to the peripheral attention cue, contaminating the cueing effect. Our results indicate that (1) eye fixation can be rapidly improved in naïve observers by providing real-time feedback about eye movements, and (2) our simple flicker technique provides an easy and effective method for providing this feedback. PMID:19451374

  12. Methodological problems in eye disease epidemiology.

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    Ederer, F

    1983-01-01

    The recent burst of activity in eye disease epidemiology, occasioned by increases in the number of ophthalmologists with training in epidemiology and of epidemiologists interested in eye diseases, makes this an appropriate time for taking stock of methodological problems in this field. In this review, based largely on the author's personal encounter with five large epidemiologic studies (2, 7, 19, 30, 39) of the four major chronic eye diseases (senile cataract, senile macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma), the following methodological areas are discussed: quality assurance; disease definitions and classifications; reproducibility of observations; visual acuity and visual field tests; needed technologic advances; study design of case-control studies and clinical trials; and data analysis (shall we count subjects or eyes?). The chief weakness of blindness registers has been inadequate evaluation of the extent of underregistration and of the variability of underregistration according to socioeconomic and racial subgroups. The Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES), conducted by the United States Public Health Service, is a potentially valuable source of descriptive and analytic epidemiologic information on eye diseases. It is an examination of a large probability sample of the US population and includes various histories, clinical and laboratory examinations, and a nutrition interview. In the early 1970s, HANES included eye examinations, but these were curtailed because of inability to get ophthalmologists as examiners. In future HANES studies, efforts should be made to minimize the involvement of ophthalmologists in the eye examinations and to increase the use of nonophthalmologists (e.g., optometrists, technicians) and instruments (e.g., cameras, densitometers, automated perimeters). The validity and reliability of any new procedures will need to be determined. Studies may need to be limited to certain major eye diseases and conditions. Population glaucoma surveys have tended to omit partially or entirely the time-consuming visual field test. Yet, without this test, the diagnostic examination for glaucoma is incomplete. The automated perimeter, with which visual fields can be more quickly measured, promises to be an important screening tool for glaucoma prevalence and case-finding surveys. It should be field-tested for epidemiologic use. The absence of standardized disease definitions, without which comparisons between studies are uncertain, has been a handicap to epidemiologic research in eye disease. A first constructive step toward the development of disease definitions would be the development of disease classifications.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:6357822

  13. Spectacle-related eye injuries, spectacle-impact performance and eye protection.

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    Hoskin, Annette K; Philip, Swetha; Dain, Stephen J; Mackey, David A

    2015-05-01

    The aim was to review the prevalence of spectacle-related ocular trauma and the performance of currently available spectacle materials and to identify the risk factors associated with spectacle-related ocular trauma. A literature review was conducted using Medline, Embase and Google with the keywords 'eyeglasses' OR 'spectacles' AND 'ocular injury' / 'eye injury'/ 'eye trauma' / 'ocular trauma'. Articles published prior to 1975 were excluded from this review because of advances in spectacle lens technology and Food and Drug Administration legislative changes requiring impact resistance of all prescription spectacle lenses in the United States. Six hundred and ninety-five individual ocular traumas, for which spectacles contributed to or were the main cause of injury, were identified in the literature. Eye injuries occurred when spectacles were worn in sports, in which medium- to high-impact energies were exerted from balls, racquets or bats and/or as a result of a collision with another player. Frame, lens design and product material choice were found to be associated with ocular injury, with polycarbonate lenses cited as the material of choice in the literature. International, regional and national standards for spectacle lenses had a wide range of impact requirements for prescription spectacle lenses, sports eye protection and occupational eye protection. Spectacle-related injury represents a small but preventable cause of ocular injury. With the increasing numbers of spectacle wearers and calls to spend more time outdoors to reduce myopia, spectacle wearers need to be made aware of the potential risks associated with wearing spectacles during medium- to high-risk activities. At particular risk are those prone to falls, the functionally one-eyed, those who have corneal thinning or have had previous eye surgery or injury. With increased understanding of specific risk factors, performance guidelines can be developed for prescription spectacle eye-protection requirements. PMID:25963111

  14. Robust stability analysis and dynamic gain-scheduled controller design for point time-delay systems with parametrical uncertainties

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    De la Sen, M.

    2008-08-01

    This paper discusses linear fractional representations (LFR) of parameter-dependent nonlinear systems with real-rational nonlinearities and point-delayed dynamics. Sufficient conditions for robust global asymptotic stability independent of the delays and the existence of a robust stabilizing gain-scheduled dynamic controller are investigated via linear matrix inequalities. Such inequalities are obtained from the values of the time-derivatives of appropriate Lyapunov functions at all the vertices of the polytope which contains the parametrized uncertainties. The synthesized stabilizing controller consists of an interpolation being performed with the stabilizing controllers at the set of vertices of a certain polytope where the nonlinear-rational parametrization belongs to. Some extensions are also given concerning robust global asymptotic stability dependent of the delays. Numerical examples corroborate the usefulness of the proposed formalism and its applicability to practical related problems.

  15. Can the Hazard Assessment and Critical Control Points (HACCP system be used to design process-based hygiene concepts?

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    Hübner, N.-O.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points concept was proposed as possible way to implement process-based hygiene concepts in clinical practice, but the extent to which this food safety concept can be transferred into the health care setting is unclear. We therefore discuss possible ways for a translation of the principles of the HACCP for health care settings. While a direct implementation of food processing concepts into health care is not very likely to be feasible and will probably not readily yield the intended results, the underlying principles of process-orientation, in-process safety control and hazard analysis based counter measures are transferable to clinical settings. In model projects the proposed concepts should be implemented, monitored, and evaluated under real world conditions.

  16. Metodología para incrementar el número de puntos experimentales en un diseño D-Óptimo / Methods for Increasing the Number of Experimental Points on a D-Optimal Design

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    Sindi, Argumedo Galván; Víctor Ignacio, López-Ríos.

    2014-07-30

    Full Text Available La finalidad de los diseños óptimos es determinar las condiciones experimentales adecuadas de tal forma que se pueda garantizar inferencias estadísticas lo más precisas posibles en términos de mínima varianza del vector de parámetros estimado. Esta teoría presupone el conocimiento de la función que [...] relaciona las variables explicativas con la variable respuesta, en esta situación, con frecuencia, se obtienen diseños con tantos puntos de soporte como parámetros tiene el modelo propuesto en la investigación. Dado que los diseños con p-puntos de soporte asumen que la función del modelo es conocida, éstos pueden llegar a ser no tan óptimos en algunas situaciones prácticas, debido a que no permiten probar la bondad de ajuste del modelo asumido [1]. En este artículo se presenta una generalización de la metodología propuesta en [2] para aumentar el número de puntos en el criterio D-optimalidad. Se encuentra una expresión para la varianza de la respuesta predicha en términos de una constante de ponderación ?, la cual permitirá determinar los puntos a adicionar al diseño D-óptimo. Se propone una estrategia para la elección de la constante ?. Finalmente se proporciona un diseño seudo-óptimo con p+s puntos de experimentación. Abstract in english The purpose of the optimum designs is to determine the optimal experimental conditions in terms of minimum variance of the estimated vector of parameters, so that statistical inferences can be generated as accurate as possible. This theory presupposes knowledge of the function relating the explanato [...] ry variables with the response variable. In this situation, usually get designs with support points as parameters in the model. Since p-point designs assume that the model function is known, these could not be optimal in some practical situations because they do not allow to test the goodness of fit of the assumed model [1]. In this paper we present a generalization of the methodology proposed by [2] to increase the number of support points in D-optimality criterion. An expression for the variance of the predicted response in terms of a constant ? will be provided, which allow to determine the points to be added to the D-optimal design. We propose a strategy for choosing ?. Finally we provide a pseudo-optimal design with (p + s) support points.

  17. Design and implementation of a beam-waveguide mirror control system for vernier pointing of the DSS-13 antenna

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    Alvarez, L. S.; Moore, M.; Veruttipong, W.; Andres, E.

    1994-01-01

    The design and implementation of an antenna beam-waveguide (BWG) mirror position control system at the DSS-13 34-m antenna is presented. While it has several potential applications, a positioner on the last flat-plate BWG mirror (M6) at DSS 13 is installed to demonstrate the conical scan (conscan) angle-tracking technique at the Ka-band (32-GHz) operating frequency. Radio frequency (RF) beam-scanning predictions for the M6 mirror, computed from a diffraction analysis, are presented. From these predictions, position control system requirements are then derived. The final mechanical positioner and servo system designs, as implemented at DSS 13, are illustrated with detailed design descriptions given in the appendices. Preliminary measurements of antenna Ka-band beam scan versus M6 mirror tilt made at DSS 13 in December 1993 are presented. After reduction, the initial measurements are shown to be in agreement with the RF predicts. Plans for preliminary conscan experimentation at DSS 13 are summarized.

  18. An informatics system for exploring eye movements in reading

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    Tang, Siliang

    2011-01-01

    Eye tracking techniques have been widely used in many research areas including cognitive science, psychology, human-computer interaction, marketing research, medical research etc. Many computer programs have emerged to help these researchers to design experiments, present visual stimuli and process the large quantity of numerical data produced by the eye tracker. However, most applications, especially commercial products, are designed for a particular tracking device and ten...

  19. ANSWER: A painful eye.

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    Nadir Ali MOHAMED ALI; Ruben MATHEW, Nayan JOSHI

    2011-01-01

    (Refer to page 207)Answer: HypopyonIn this case, hypopyon is seen in the anterior chamber and posterior synaechiae can also be seen at the pupil margin. Hypopyon can be defined as layering of white blood cells in the anterior chamber of the eye following acute, subacute and chronic inflammatory reactions involving the aqueous humor and anatomical structures adjacent to it. It appears as a white milky layer at the bottom of the anterior chamber.

  20. Through the creator's eyes

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    Glaveanu, Vlad Petre; Lahlou, Saadi

    2012-01-01

    This article addresses a methodological gap in the study of creativity: the difficulty of capturing the microgenesis of creative action in ways that would reflect both its psychological and behavioral dynamics. It explores the use of subjective camera (subcam) by research participants as part of an adapted Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography (SEBE). This methodology combines (a) obtaining first person audio-visual recordings of creative action with a miniature video-camera worn at eye-level, (...

  1. Design and Realization of Integrated Management System for Data Interoperability between Point-of-Care Testing Equipment and Hospital Information System

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    Park, Ki Sang; Heo, Hyuk

    2013-01-01

    Objectives The purpose of this study was to design an integrated data management system based on the POCT1-A2, LIS2-A, LIS2-A2, and HL7 standard to ensure data interoperability between mobile equipment, such as point-of-care testing equipment and the existing hospital data system, its efficiency was also evaluated. Methods The method of this study was intended to design and realize a data management system which would provide a solution for the problems that occur when point-of-care testing equipment is introduced to existing hospital data, after classifying such problems into connectivity, integration, and interoperability. This study also checked if the data management system plays a sufficient role as a bridge between the point-of-care testing equipment and the hospital information system through connection persistence and reliability testing, as well as data integration and interoperability testing. Results In comparison with the existing system, the data management system facilitated integration by improving the result receiving time, improving the collection rate, and by enabling the integration of disparate types of data into a single system. And it was found out that we can solve the problems related to connectivity, integration and interoperability through generating the message in standardized types. Conclusions It is expected that the proposed data management system, which is designed to improve the integration point-of-care testing equipment with existing systems, will establish a solid foundation on which better medical service may be provided by hospitals by improving the quality of patient service. PMID:24175121

  2. Minority Eye Health: Know Your Risks

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    ... the Sun Eye Health News Consumer Alerts Minority Eye Health: Know Your Risks Tweet Eye Health Lifestyle Topics Preventing Eye Injuries Healthy Eyes ... permanent loss of your eyelashes. Hold the Rib Eye Don’t put raw meat on a black ...

  3. Christoph Scheiner's eye studies.

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    Daxecker, F

    1992-01-01

    Christoph Scheiner was born in 1573 or 1575. In 1595 he entered into the Order of the Jesuits; he died in 1650. In 1619 his book Oculus, dealing with the optics of the eye, appeared in Innsbruck. The invention of the telescope was of utmost importance for progress in astronomical and physical research. Scheiner himself built telescopes and discovered the sunspots. As a result, an unpleasant priority dispute with Galilei ensued. From 1624 onwards, Scheiner was in Rome, where his main work Rosa Ursina was published in 1630. A part of this book deals with the physiological optics of the eye as well. Some of his discoveries and experiments are taken from these two books: determination of the radius of curvature of the cornea, discovery of the nasal exit of the optic nerve, increase in the radius of curvature of the lens in case of accommodation, Scheiner's procedure (double images with ametropia), refractive indices of various parts of the eye, Scheiner's experiment. Without any doubt, Christoph Scheiner belongs to the foremost scientists of the first half of the 17th century. PMID:1473465

  4. Design and Study on Sliding Mode Extremum Seeking Control of the Chaos Embedded Particle Swarm Optimization for Maximum Power Point Tracking in Wind Power Systems

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    Jui-Ho Chen

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a sliding mode extremum seeking control (SMESC of chaos embedded particle swarm optimization (CEPSO Algorithm, applied to the design of maximum power point tracking in wind power systems. Its features are that the control parameters in SMESC are optimized by CEPSO, making it unnecessary to change the output power of different wind turbines, the designed in-repetition rate is reduced, and the system control efficiency is increased. The wind power system control is designed by simulation, in comparison with the traditional wind power control method, and the simulated dynamic response obtained by the SMESC algorithm proposed in this paper is better than the traditional hill-climbing search (HCS and extremum seeking control (ESC algorithms in the transient or steady states, validating the advantages and practicability of the method proposed in this paper.

  5. In vitro eye corrosion study of agrochemicals on isolated chicken eye.

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    Buda, I; Budai, P; Szabó, R; Lehel, J

    2013-01-01

    Agrochemicals must undergo numberless toxicological tests before marketing. The eye irritation test is part of this test packet. Nowadays, OECD 405 can be used to classify the irritation potential of substances, the base of the OECD 405 guideline is the Draize test, which is one of the most criticized in vivo methods because of the injuries of the test animals and subjective nature of the test in recording the results. Therefore, several in vitro tests have been developed to replace totally or partly the in vivo eye irritation testing. The isolated chicken eye test method (OECD 438), which was used, is one of these alternative methods. Five different agrochemicals were examined in the following way: All test compounds were applied in a single dose onto the cornea of isolated chicken eyes in order to potentially classify the test compounds as ocular corrosive and/or severe irritant. The damages caused by the test substances were assessed by the determination of corneal swelling, opacity, fluorescein retention and morphological effects. These parameters were evaluated pre-treatment and starting at approximately 30, 75, 120, 180, and 240 minutes after the post-treatment rinse. The endpoints evaluated were corneal opacity, swelling, fluorescein retention and morphological effects. All of the endpoints, with the exception of fluorescein retention (which was determined only at pre-treatment and 30 minutes after test substance exposure) were determined at each of the above time points. Positive and negative controls were used and they showed the expected results in each study. In these in vitro eye corrosives and severe irritants studies, using the Isolated Chicken Eye model with five different products, no ocular corrosion or severe irritation potential were observed. These results correspond to the available information about the tested agrochemicals, so these studies with isolated chicken eye are considered to be successful. PMID:25145239

  6. The ?-ray energy and angular response of the EYE-D™ eye-lens dosemeter

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    Following the recent ICRP recommendation to decrease the limit of occupational exposure to the eye lens from 150 mSv to 20 mSv/year, a dedicated individual eye-lens dosemeter, EYE-D™, was developed at the IFJ PAN. This dosemeter uses MCP-N (LiF:Mg,Cu,P) thermoluminescent detectors covered with a polyamide capsule and was so far optimized to achieve a flat photon energy and angular response for X-ray exposures typical in interventional radiology. To verify the applicability of this eye-lens dosemeter in external ?-ray fields which arise, e.g. in nuclear medicine procedures, we measured and calculated its ?-ray energy and angular response. Measurements, applying ?-rays from Sr-90/Y-90 isotope, were performed at the Beta Secondary Standard type 2 (BSS 2) in CLOR. Calculations, using the PENELOPE Monte Carlo transport code which simulates coupled electron and photon transport in arbitrary materials, were performed for P-32, K-42 and Sr-90/Y-90 fields to simulate doses received by the eye lens within the human body. PENELOPE Monte Carlo transport code was also used to calculate doses received with EYE-D™ detectors. We found good agreement between the measured and calculated energy and angular responses which confirms the suitability of this dosemeter in assessing Hp(3) to estimate the eye lens. Obtained results and conclusions, however preliminary, conform with current ICRP recommendations when performing individual radiation protection dosimetry in external ?-ray fields occurring in nuclear industry and nuclear medicine activities. -- Highlights: •The applicability of EYE-D™ eye-lens dosemeter in external ?-ray fields have been investigated. •Measurements and calculations ?-ray energy and angular response of EYE-D™ have been performed. •A comparison of calculations results with experimental data is presented. •Obtained results confirmed the suitability of this dosemeter in assessing Hp(3) to estimate the eye lens

  7. Colorful butterfly eyes: regionalization and sexual dimorphism

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    Kentaro Arikawa

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Butterflies are amongst the most colorful animals. Having a strong association with flowers, most of them appear to possess color vision. Earlier studies on the Japanese yellow swallowtail, Papilio xuthus (Papilionidae demonstrated that the eyes are equipped with UV, violet, blue, green, red and broad-band receptors, with each ommatidium housing nine photoreceptor cells in one of three fixed combinations. This makes the Papilio compound eye a rather complex patchwork of three spectrally distinct ommatidia types. However, the eye organization is not identical among butterflies; it appears to be almost species-specific. To extract the features that are essential for color vision in general, an extensive comparative approach is required. We thus focused on species of Papilionidae and Pieridae, in which we analysed opsins, photoreceptor spectral sensitivities, and ommatidial structure. We found multiple long wavelength opsins due to gene duplication in species from four major papilionid tribes (Parnassiinae, Leptocircini, Troidini, Papilionini. In Pieridae, we found three middle wavelength opsins in the subfamily Coliadinae, two in Pierinae, and only one in Dismorphinae. Coexpression of multiple opsins in single photoreceptors, tuning of photoreceptor spectral sensitivities by pigment filtering, and sexual dimorphism were found to be highly variable between species, and therefore may reflect particular ecological niches. On the other hand, features basically shared by all tested species include: the existence of three types of spectrally heterogeneous ommatidia, irregularly distributed within the eye; two short and six long wavelength receptors embedded in each ommatidium; and dorso-ventral specialization. These reflect the basic design of butterfly eyes and maybe crucial for color vision in general. In this talk, I will introduce some examples of these remarkable features of butterfly eyes, with special attention to regionalization and sexual dimorphism.

  8. Modelling and design of a capacitive touch sensor for urinary tract infection detection at the point-of-care.

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    Barbosa, Cátia; Dong, Tao

    2014-01-01

    Due to great use of touchscreens in mobile telephones and other electronic devices, there has been great evolution in this technology. Its wide applicability makes the touch sensor technology suitable for detection of specific components in urine, responsible for urinary tract infection (UTI). Integration of a touch sensor in a disposable probe tip to be used in UTI detection represents a powerful tool to develop new point-of-care testing (POCT) devices. The simplified structure of an electrodes array touch screen was simulated using the software COMSOL Multiphysics to prove that capacitive based touch screens can be used for detection of UTI. Besides we assumed presence of E.coli, one of the major causes of UTI urine. Results show that global capacitance increases if an E.coli sphere is present near the active electrodes, remaining approximately constant when further apart electrodes are excited. The output simulated voltage varies according to the capacitance value, decreasing when the capacitance is increased. PMID:25571114

  9. Clinical efficacy of pranoprofen and sodium hyaluronate for dry eye

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    Hong-Chao Hou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM:To observe the clinical efficacy of pranoprofen and sodium hyaluronate for dry eye, and to provide the reference for clinical treatment of dry eye. METHODS: From January 2012 to January 2015 inour hospital, 106 patients with dry eye were tested and observed. In accordance with the number table, patients were divided into observation group and control group, 53 patients in the control group using conventional treatment plus single sodium hyaluronate eye drops, observation group using pranoprofen combined sodium hyaluronate eye drops, besides conventional treatment. Clinical outcomes between the two groups before and after treatments, dry eye score, fluorescein staining score, Schirmer I test and tear film break up time(BUTwere observed and analyzed. RESULTS:The effective rates of the two groups were 94.3%(50/53and 84.9%(45/53. Dry eye score of observation group before and after treatment were 3.24±0.52 and 0.32±0.06points, those of the control group were 3.26±0.48 and 0.75±0.24points. BUT of the experimental group before and after treatments were 5.67±3.052 and 12.95±2.865s, those of the control group were 6.23±2.985 and 9.85±2.714s.The differences between the two groups on the indicators above were statistically significant(PCONCLUSION: The combination of pranoprofen and sodium hyaluronate for the treatment of dry eye is effective, with high security and water holding capacity, which can improve the symptoms of dry eye and the patients' life quality.

  10. Eye movement; Experimental and clinical study using cine mode MRI

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    Inatomi, Akihiro (Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu (Japan)); Kaji, Kazutaka; Sasaki, Kenji (and others)

    1992-12-01

    This is a special lecture at the 96th Annual Congress of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society in 1992, presenting studies on eye movement using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Using cine mode MRI technology, two methods for producing a series of photographs have been invented: (1) the moving eye method or dynamic method in which the subjects were asked to perform 256 or 512 vertical and horizontal eye movements in synchronization with a sound trigger; and (2) the fixed eye method or static method in which the subjects were asked to gaze at individual points in a 5 to 7 point sequence as indicated by the investigator. MRI data was generated and the resulting series of photographs were observed in cine mode on a televisin monitor. Displaying the MRI-generated photographs in cine mode enables direct observation of eye movement, optic nerve and extraocular muscles within the orbit. Although the moving eye method is more accurate in its portrayal of the actual eye movement, at least 256 eye movements are required for about 5 minutes, causing physical and mental load for the subjects. The fixed eye method was thus used to examine ophthalmoplegia, including abducens palsy, oculomotor palsy, fracture of the orbital wall, foreign bodies in the orbit, Duane's syndrome, endocrine myopathy, esotropia and exotropia. This allowed the investigation of anatomical changes, such as atrophy or hypertrophy, and the functional state caused by contraction and relaxation of the extraocular muscles. Transposition of the extraocular muscles for paralytic squint was reexamined and a new surgical procedure was developed for abducens palsy. The measurement of the length, thickness and weight of the extraocular muscles from the MRI-generated photographs allowed more accurate analysis. Three dimensional reconstructive method of MRI provided a valuable tool for evaluating the orbit. (N.K.) 67 refs.

  11. ECEM (Eye Closure, Eye Movements): application to depersonalization disorder.

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    Harriet, E Hollander

    2009-10-01

    Eye Closure, Eye Movements (ECEM) is a hypnotically-based approach to treatment that incorporates eye movements adapted from the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol in conjunction with hypnosis for the treatment of depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization Disorder has been differentiated from post-traumatic stress disorders and has recently been conceptualized as a subtype of panic disorder (Baker et al., 2003; David, Phillips, Medford, & Sierra, 2004; Segui et. al., 2000). During ECEM, while remaining in a hypnotic state, clients self-generated six to seven trials of eye movements to reduce anticipatory anxiety associated with depersonalization disorder. Eye movements were also used to process triggers that elicited breath holding, often followed by episodes of depersonalization. Hypnotic suggestions were used to reverse core symptoms of depersonalization, subjectively described as "feeling unreal" (Simeon et al., 1997). PMID:19862896

  12. Rapid eye-fixation training without eye tracking

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    Guzman-Martinez, Emmanuel; Leung, Parkson; Franconeri, Steve; Grabowecky, Marcia; Suzuki, Satoru

    2009-01-01

    Maintenance of stable central eye fixation is crucial for a variety of behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging experiments. Naïve observers in these experiments are not typically accustomed to fixating, requiring the use of cumbersome and costly eye-tracking or producing confounds in results. We devised a flicker display that produced an easily detectable visual phenomenon whenever the eyes moved. A few minutes of training using this display dramatically improved the accuracy of ey...

  13. Development of an eye tracking medical headlamp.

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    Kuk Won Ko; Se Dong Min; Ji Yeon Lee; Yeji Na; Sangjoon Lee

    2015-08-01

    This study investigates a medical headlamp which is designed to adjust LED light automatically on the X axis and Y axis plane as determined a surgeon during a surgery. The needs of surgeons are determined through a CMOS camera which detects the movement of the eye. The system is composed of a mechanical actuator and an electrical control center. The LED lamp actuator (50×24×21 mm(3)) was designed to be as small as possible. The actuator can be easily attached onto typical goggles and incurs no burden during long-term use due to its light weight of 40g. To determine the movement of the eye, a limited embedded CPU was designed while considering memory, the process speed, simplicity and accuracy. The designed system was tested by exercises such as moving the eye in a zigzag direction and in random up, down, left, and right directions with adjustments for different lightings. Each was tested 100 times (total 1500), showing satisfactory results with 98.72% accuracy. PMID:26737375

  14. Does eye tremor provide the hyperacuity phenomenon?

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    This paper is devoted to a study of the role of the fluctuations that the eye is subject to, from the point of view of noise-enhanced processing. To this end, a basic model of the retina is considered, namely a regular sampler subject to space and time fluctuations that model the random sampling and the involuntary eye tremor respectively. The filtering that can be done by the photoreceptor is also taken into account and the study focuses on a stochastic model of a natural scene. To quantify the effect of the noise, a coefficient of correlation between the signal acquired by a given photoreceptor and a given point of the scene that the eye is looking at is considered. It is shown both for academic examples and for a more realistic case that the fluctuations which affect the retina can induce noise-enhanced processing effects. The observed effect is then interpreted as a stochastic control of the retina via the random tremor

  15. Effectiveness of eye armor during blast loading.

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    Bailoor, Shantanu; Bhardwaj, Rajneesh; Nguyen, Thao D

    2015-11-01

    Ocular trauma is one of the most common types of combat injuries resulting from the interaction of military personnel with improvised explosive devices. Ocular blast injury mechanisms are complex, and trauma may occur through various injury mechanisms. However, primary blast injuries (PBI) are an important cause of ocular trauma that may go unnoticed and result in significant damage to internal ocular tissues and visual impairment. Further, the effectiveness of commonly employed eye armor, designed for ballistic and laser protection, in lessening the severity of adverse blast overpressures (BOP) is unknown. In this paper, we employed a three-dimensional (3D) fluid-structure interaction computational model for assessing effectiveness of the eye armor during blast loading on human eyes and validated results against free field blast measurements by Bentz and Grimm (2013). Numerical simulations show that the blast waves focused on the ocular region because of reflections from surrounding facial features and resulted in considerable increase in BOP. We evaluated the effectiveness of spectacles and goggles in mitigating the pressure loading using the computational model. Our results corroborate experimental measurements showing that the goggles were more effective than spectacles in mitigating BOP loading on the eye. Numerical results confirmed that the goggles significantly reduced blast wave penetration in the space between the armor and the eyes and provided larger clearance space for blast wave expansion after penetration than the spectacles. The spectacles as well as the goggles were more effective in reducing reflected BOP at higher charge mass because of the larger decrease in dynamic pressures after the impact. The goggles provided greater benefit of reducing the peak pressure than the spectacles for lower charge mass. However, the goggles resulted in moderate, sustained elevated pressure loading on the eye, that became 50-100% larger than the pressure loading experienced by the unprotected eye after 0.2 ms of impact of blast wave, for lower as well as higher charge mass. The present model provides fundamental insights of flow and pressure fields in the ocular region, which helps to explain the effectiveness of the eye armor. Since the measurements of these fields are not trivial, the computational model aids in better understanding of development of PBI. PMID:25828209

  16. Evaluating the usefulness of Eye Tracking in Game-based Learning

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    Kristian Kiili

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The challenge of educational game design is to develop solutions that please as many players as possible, but are still educationally effective. How learning happens in games is methodologically very challenging to point out and thus it is usually avoided. In this paper we tackle this challenge with eye tracking method. The aim of this research is to study the meaning of cognitive feedback in educational games and evaluate the usefulness of eye tracking method in game based learning research and game design. Based on perceptual data we evaluated the playing behavior of 43 Finnish and Austrian children aged from 7 to 16. Four different games were used as test-beds. The results indicated that players’ perception patterns varied a lot and some players even missed relevant information during playing. The results showed that extraneous elements should be eliminated from the game world in order to avoid incidental processing in crucial moments. Animated content easily grasps player’s attention, which may disturb learning activities. Especially low performers and inattentive players have difficulties in distinguishing important and irrelevant content and tend to stick to salient elements no matter of their importance for a task. However, it is not reasonable to exclude all extraneous elements because it decreases engagement and immersion. Thus, balancing of extraneous and crucial elements is essential. Overall, the results showed that eye tracking can provide important information from game based learning process and game designs. However, we have to be careful when interpreting the perceptual data, because we cannot be sure if the player understands everything that he or she is paying attention to. Thus, eye tracking should be complemented with offline methods like retrospective interview that was successfully used in this research.

  17. Lens of Eye Dosimetry

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    Mallett, Michael Wesley [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-03-23

    An analysis of LANL occupational dose measurements was made with respect to lens of eye dose (LOE), in particular, for plutonium workers. Table 1 shows the reported LOE as a ratio of the “deep” (photon only) and “deep+neutron” dose for routine monitored workers at LANL for the past ten years. The data compares the mean and range of these values for plutonium workers* and non-routine plutonium workers. All doses were reported based on measurements with the LANL Model 8823 TLD.

  18. With eyes wide open

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    Frølunde, Lisbeth; Pedersen, Chistina Hee

    2013-01-01

    The paper was presented in the panel “Tending the tensions in co-creation: A critical, reflexive approach to co-creative methods” at the 32nd IHSCR. This paper highlights different forms of tension involved in facilitating creative processes and argues that tension is a necessity for change and t...... constructions of group identity when an external facilitator disrupts a context. We argue that the facilitation of creative methods calls for keeping our eyes wide open for tensions, for they are the mulch that improves the soil....

  19. King and Eye

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    Suwannakij, Sing

    optical devices, most significantly the photographic and the cine cameras, but also encompassing other ocular apparatuses. The images produced through the contraptions were brought together under the royal eye at the apex, which in turn claimed its supremacy over space, time, and the vast and diverse...... population. On the other hand, they were commonly pervaded by the images of the royal body, which was increasingly exposed via the cameras. With the focus on photography and cinema, the bulk of the content lies in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Siam....

  20. Visual fatigue versus eye-movements

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    Vienne, Cyril; Blondé, Laurent; Doyen, Didier

    2012-03-01

    Observing 3D content on a cinema or TV screen potentially generates fatigue. In psychovisual research, experience of visual symptoms following the observation of stereo-content is usually assessed thanks to questionnaires and subjective reports. We attempted to explore the occurrence of visual fatigue using more objective methods, namely by using binocular eye-tracking and psychophysics. A main objective was to study the emergence of visual fatigue in relation with eye-movement knowing the stimulation of the oculomotor system and its response. We designed an experiment in which participants were asked to perform a repeated vergence effort task, just followed by, and interlaced with, a 3D space perception task. Participants' eye movements were recorded during the whole session using an eye-tracking system. The analysis revealed that the perception of 3D shapes was gradually affected by the intensity of the vergence effort task. The effect on stereo-estimation was actually due to visual fatigue. 3D objects and scenes are perceived flatter. Results on the subjective reports of SSQ revealed that oculomotor factors were predominant in the visual symptoms. In addition, some effects and correlations on the micro-saccadic rate were obtained. This work offers a perspective to characterize objectively visual fatigue when watching stereoscopic 3D content.

  1. Design of Phase Array Antenna Using Least Mean Square Algorithm: The Use of Point Sources and Micro-strip Patch Antennas

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    A. Abubakar Mas’ud

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a phased array antenna was designed using modified Least Mean Square algorithm, to adaptively track incident signals from satellite. The algorithms would form the beam perfectly and the main beam will be centered at the location of the desired signal and the nulls will be located at exactly the direction of the unwanted signals. The main beam and nulls would be steered toward incident signals automatically during adaptation process. The phased linear array using both point sources and micro-strip rectangular patch was designed. 8-elements with 0.5 wavelength separation were used. It was found that with micro-strip antenna sources placed along one of the axis, the algorithm gives a lower side lobe which gives best cancellation of interferers from other satellites with higher directivity and lower half-power beam widths.

  2. Hospital epidemiology of dry eye

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    Khurana A; Choudhary R; Ahluwalia B; Gupta S.

    1991-01-01

    One hundred consecutive cases of dry eye were studied to comment upon its epidemiological aspects. The incidence of dry eye amongst ophthalmic outpatients was 0.46% with a male:female ratio of 1:1.22. Fifty seven percent of the patients were above 50 years of age. The incidence was higher amongst outdoor workers and people from rural areas with poor socioeconomic status. The influence of hot and dry climate and nutritional status on dry eye incidence is discussed.

  3. Evolutionarily conserved transcription factor Apontic controls the G1/S progression by inducing cyclin E during eye development

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    Liu, Qing-xin; Wang, Xian-Feng; Ikeo, Kazuho; Hirose, Susumu; Gehring, Walter J.; Gojobori, Takashi

    2014-01-01

    Cell differentiation is a critical point for eye development. Identification of genes for cell differentiation is critical for understanding the mechanism of eye formation and its evolution. Here, we show that an evolutionarily conserved transcription factor, Apt, regulates the G1-to-S phase transition by inducing cyclin E during eye development. We identify a pathway crucial for eye development, governed by a mechanism in which Cyclin E promotes the G1-to-S phase transition when regulated by...

  4. Eye tracking and nutrition label use

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    Graham, Dan J.; Orquin, Jacob Lund; Visschers, Vivianne H.M.

    2012-01-01

    Nutrition labels on food packages are among the most prominent and far-reaching policy measures related to diet and have the capacity to promote healthy eating. Unfortunately, certain nutrition label characteristics may impede consumer detection and comprehension of labels. Research using precise cameras monitoring consumer visual attention (i.e., eye tracking) has begun to identify ways in which label design could be modified to improve consumers’ ability to locate and effectively utilize nutri...

  5. Eye State Detection Using Image Processing Technique

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    Vijayalaxmi; D.Elizabeth Rani

    2015-01-01

    Estimation of driver fatigue is a significant factor in driver assistance system. Recent statistics shows that annually 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries are attributed to fatigue related accidents. Because of the hazard that drowsiness present on the road, methods need to be developed for counteracting its affects. The focus may be placed on designing a system that will accurately monitor the open or closed state of the driver's eyes. In this paper, an algorithm is proposed for determining...

  6. Eye-based head gestures

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    Mardanbegi, Diako; Witzner Hansen, Dan; Pederson, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    A novel method for video-based head gesture recognition using eye information by an eye tracker has been proposed. The method uses a combination of gaze and eye movement to infer head gestures. Compared to other gesture-based methods a major advantage of the method is that the user keeps the gaze on the interaction object while interacting. This method has been implemented on a head-mounted eye tracker for detecting a set of predefined head gestures. The accuracy of the gesture classifier is eva...

  7. Ultraviolet radiation: the eye

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    Under most conditions, the eye is well adapted to protect itself against ultraviolet radiation encountered in the outdoor environment as a result of the exposure geometry of the sun. Only when snow is on the ground does one experience acute effects of UV sunlight exposure (i.e. snow blindness, or photokeratitis). With regard to artificial sources, there are many occasions where one views bright light sources such as tungsten-halogen lamps, arc lamps and welding arcs. Such viewing is normally only momentary because of the aversion response to bright light and due to discomfort glare. However, such an aversion does not take place for germicidal lamps and other UV lamps which do not contain a strong visible component in their spectrum. The adverse effects from viewing such sources has been studied for decades and during the last two decades guidelines for limiting exposure to protect the eye have been developed. The guidelines were fostered to a large extent by the growing use of lasers and the quickly recognized hazard posed by viewing laser sources. (author)

  8. Joint design of kT-points trajectories and RF pulses under explicit SAR and power constraints in the large flip angle regime

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    Gras, Vincent; Luong, Michel; Amadon, Alexis; Boulant, Nicolas

    2015-12-01

    In Magnetic Resonance Imaging at ultra-high field, kT-points radiofrequency pulses combined with parallel transmission are a promising technique to mitigate the B1 field inhomogeneity in 3D imaging applications. The optimization of the corresponding k-space trajectory for its slice-selective counterpart, i.e. the spokes method, has been shown in various studies to be very valuable but also dependent on the hardware and specific absorption rate constraints. Due to the larger number of degrees of freedom than for spokes excitations, joint design techniques based on the fine discretization (gridding) of the parameter space become hardly tractable for kT-points pulses. In this article, we thus investigate the simultaneous optimization of the 3D blipped k-space trajectory and of the kT-points RF pulses, using a magnitude least squares cost-function, with explicit constraints and in the large flip angle regime. A second-order active-set algorithm is employed due to its demonstrated success and robustness in similar problems. An analysis of global optimality and of the structure of the returned trajectories is proposed. The improvement provided by the k-space trajectory optimization is validated experimentally by measuring the flip angle on a spherical water phantom at 7T and via Quantum Process Tomography.

  9. [Formation, development and changes of the eye acupunture region-dividing acupoint location program].

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    Che, Jian; Tian, Wei-zhu

    2005-04-01

    Eye acupuncture, a micro-needling therapy, has been widely applied in clinical treatment for over 30 years. Its theoretic system, especially, the eye acupuncture region-dividing point location program has been revised for 2 times, and the third program with reasonability of acupoint distribution, strictness of angle of acupoint region is easily accepted by clinical workers. In the paper, the theoretical basis of professor Peng Jingshan's inspection of the eye for recognition of diseases, diagnosis of diseases and eye acupuncture therapy were explained, and the information, development and change of the eye acupuncture region-dividing acupoint location program were analyzed and the history of development of eye acupuncture were introduced so as to direct clinical application of eye acupuncture. PMID:16309109

  10. The Ex Vivo Eye Irritation Test as an alternative test method for serious eye damage/eye irritation.

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    Spöler, Felix; Kray, Oya; Kray, Stefan; Panfil, Claudia; Schrage, Norbert F

    2015-07-01

    Ocular irritation testing is a common requirement for the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (substances and mixtures). The in vivo Draize rabbit eye test (OECD Test Guideline 405) is considered to be the regulatory reference method for the classification of chemicals according to their potential to induce eye injury. In the Draize test, chemicals are applied to rabbit eyes in vivo, and changes are monitored over time. If no damage is observed, the chemical is not categorised. Otherwise, the classification depends on the severity and reversibility of the damage. Alternative test methods have to be designed to match the classifications from the in vivo reference method. However, observation of damage reversibility is usually not possible in vitro. Within the present study, a new organotypic method based on rabbit corneas obtained from food production is demonstrated to close this gap. The Ex Vivo Eye Irritation Test (EVEIT) retains the full biochemical activity of the corneal epithelium, epithelial stem cells and endothelium. This permits the in-depth analysis of ocular chemical trauma beyond that achievable by using established in vitro methods. In particular, the EVEIT is the first test to permit the direct monitoring of recovery of all corneal layers after damage. To develop a prediction model for the EVEIT that is comparable to the GHS system, 37 reference chemicals were analysed. The experimental data were used to derive a three-level potency ranking of eye irritation and corrosion that best fits the GHS categorisation. In vivo data available in the literature were used for comparison. When compared with GHS classification predictions, the overall accuracy of the three-level potency ranking was 78%. The classification of chemicals as irritating versus non-irritating resulted in 96% sensitivity, 91% specificity and 95% accuracy. PMID:26256395

  11. Are 3-D Movies Bad for Your Eyes?

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  12. Are 3-D Movies Bad for Your Eyes?

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  13. A free geometry model-independent neural eye-gaze tracking system

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    Gneo Massimo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Eye Gaze Tracking Systems (EGTSs estimate the Point Of Gaze (POG of a user. In diagnostic applications EGTSs are used to study oculomotor characteristics and abnormalities, whereas in interactive applications EGTSs are proposed as input devices for human computer interfaces (HCI, e.g. to move a cursor on the screen when mouse control is not possible, such as in the case of assistive devices for people suffering from locked-in syndrome. If the user’s head remains still and the cornea rotates around its fixed centre, the pupil follows the eye in the images captured from one or more cameras, whereas the outer corneal reflection generated by an IR light source, i.e. glint, can be assumed as a fixed reference point. According to the so-called pupil centre corneal reflection method (PCCR, the POG can be thus estimated from the pupil-glint vector. Methods A new model-independent EGTS based on the PCCR is proposed. The mapping function based on artificial neural networks allows to avoid any specific model assumption and approximation either for the user’s eye physiology or for the system initial setup admitting a free geometry positioning for the user and the system components. The robustness of the proposed EGTS is proven by assessing its accuracy when tested on real data coming from: i different healthy users; ii different geometric settings of the camera and the light sources; iii different protocols based on the observation of points on a calibration grid and halfway points of a test grid. Results The achieved accuracy is approximately 0.49°, 0.41°, and 0.62° for respectively the horizontal, vertical and radial error of the POG. Conclusions The results prove the validity of the proposed approach as the proposed system performs better than EGTSs designed for HCI which, even if equipped with superior hardware, show accuracy values in the range 0.6°-1°.

  14. Building core capacities at the designated points of entry according to the International Health Regulations 2005: a review of the progress and prospects in Taiwan

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    Hsiao-Hsuan Chiu

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: As designated points of entry (PoEs play a critical role in preventing the transmission of international public health risks, huge efforts have been invested in Taiwan to improve the core capacities specified in the International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR 2005. This article reviews how Taiwan strengthened the core capacities at the Taoyuan International Airport (TIA and the Port of Kaohsiung (PoK by applying a new, practicable model. Design: An IHR PoE program was initiated for implementing the IHR core capacities at designated PoEs. The main methods of this program were 1 identifying the designated PoEs according to the pre-determined criteria, 2 identifying the competent authority for each health measure, 3 building a close collaborative relationship between stakeholders from the central and PoE level, 4 designing three stages of systematic assessment using the assessment tool published by the World Health Organization (WHO, and 5 undertaking action plans targeting the gaps identified by the assessments. Results: Results of the self-assessment, preliminary external assessment, and follow-up external assessment revealed a continuous progressive trend at the TIA (86, 91, and 100%, respectively, and at the PoK (77, 97, and 99.9%, respectively. The results of the follow-up external assessment indicated that both these designated PoEs already conformed to the IHR requirements. These achievements were highly associated with strong collaboration, continuous empowerment, efficient resource integration, and sustained commitments. Conclusions: Considering that many countries had requested for an extension on the deadline to fulfill the IHR 2005 core capacity requirements, Taiwan's experiences can be a source of learning for countries striving to fully implement these requirements. Further, in order to broaden the scope of public health protection into promoting global security, Taiwan will keep its commitments on multisectoral cooperation, human resource capacity building, and maintaining routine and emergency capacities.

  15. Evidence for a functional subdivision of Premotor Ear-Eye Field (Area 8B.

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    Marco Lanzilotto

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The Supplementary Eye Field (SEF and the Frontal Eye Field (FEF have been described as participating in gaze shift control. Recent evidence suggests, however, that other areas of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex also influence gaze shift. Herein, we have investigated electrically evoked ear- and eye movements from the Premotor Ear-Eye Field, or PEEF (area 8B of macaque monkeys. We stimulated PEEF during spontaneous condition (outside the task performance and during the execution of a visual fixation task (VFT. In the first case, we functionally identified two regions within the PEEF: a core and a belt. In the core region, stimulation elicited forward ear movements; regarding the evoked eye movements, in some penetrations, stimulation elicited contraversive fixed-vectors with a mean amplitude of 5.14°; while in other penetrations, we observed prevalently contralateral goal-directed eye movements having end-points that fell within 15° in respect to the primary eye position. On the contrary, in the belt region, stimulation elicited backward ear movements; regarding the eye movements, in some penetrations stimulation elicited prevalently contralateral goal-directed eye movements having end-points that fell within 15° in respect to the primary eye position, while in the lateral edge of the investigated region, stimulation elicited contralateral goal-directed eye movements having end-points that fell beyond 15° in respect to the primary eye position. Stimulation during VFT either did not elicit eye movements or evoked saccades of only a few degrees. Finally, even though no head rotation movements were observed during the stimulation period, we viewed a relationship between the duration of stimulation and the neck forces exerted by the monkey’s head. We propose an updated vision of the PEEF composed of two functional regions, core and belt, which may be involved in integrating auditory and visual information important to the programming of gaze orienting movements.

  16. Eye vision system using programmable micro-optics and micro-electronics

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    Riza, Nabeel A.; Amin, M. Junaid; Riza, Mehdi N.

    2014-02-01

    Proposed is a novel eye vision system that combines the use of advanced micro-optic and microelectronic technologies that includes programmable micro-optic devices, pico-projectors, Radio Frequency (RF) and optical wireless communication and control links, energy harvesting and storage devices and remote wireless energy transfer capabilities. This portable light weight system can measure eye refractive powers, optimize light conditions for the eye under test, conduct color-blindness tests, and implement eye strain relief and eye muscle exercises via time sequenced imaging. Described is the basic design of the proposed system and its first stage system experimental results for vision spherical lens refractive error correction.

  17. Double Eye Brow: A Rare Case Report

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    Kar, Sudipta; Ghosh, Chiranjit; Bazmi, Badruddin Ahamed; Sarkar, Subrata

    2013-01-01

    Eye brows are essential for esthetic and functional purposes. Various kinds of eye brows are found in human species. Protective function is one of the important functions of eye brows. Double eye brow is a very rare condition found in human. This case report describes one of the rare cases of double eye brow.

  18. Characteristics of eye care practices with managed care contracts

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    Kapur, Kanika; Solomon, Matthew D.; Paul P. Lee; Carol M. Mangione; Adams, John L; Wickstrom, Steven L.; Escarce, José J.

    2002-01-01

    Objectives: To describe the variation in practice structure, financial arrangements, and utilization and quality management systems for eye care practices with managed care contracts. Study Design: Cross-sectional survey of 88 group and 56 solo eye care practices that contract with 6 health plans affiliated with a national managed care organization. The survey contained modules on practice structure, financial arrangements, utilization management, and quality management. The survey r...

  19. Photochemical injury to the foveomacula of the monkey eye following argon blue-green panretinal photocoagulation.

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    Parver, L M

    2000-01-01

    PURPOSE: Visual loss following panretinal photocoagulation was found in the Diabetic Retinopathy and the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Studies. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that light scattered in the monkey eye during a procedure designed to mimic a clinical panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) can produce a photochemical injury to the foveomacula. METHODS: Ten eyes of 5 adult cynomologous monkeys underwent a PRP using an argon blue-green laser. Three eyes in 2 monkeys ...

  20. A novel semiblind signal extraction approach for the removal of eye-blink artifact from EEGs

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    Saied Sanei; Jonathon A. Chambers; Hesse, Christian W.; Mohseni, Hamid R.; Kianoush Nazarpour

    2008-01-01

    A novel blind signal extraction (BSE) scheme for the removal of eye-blink artifact from electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is proposed. In this method, in order to remove the artifact, the source extraction algorithm is provided with an estimation of the column of the mixing matrix corresponding to the point source eye-blink artifact. The eye-blink source is first extracted and then cleaned, artifact-removed EEGs are subsequently reconstructed by a deflation method. The a priori knowledge, na...