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IEEE Region 5, 2003 Annual Technical Conference

Date 11-11 April 2003

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  • IEEE Region 5. 2003 Annual Technical Conference. Conference Record. Papers Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting (Cat. No.03EX657)

    Publication Year: 2003
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  • A testbed for auralization of graphic art

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):45 - 49
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    Sonification is the use of non-speech audio to convey information and auralization, a similar but distinct area, is an aural metaphor for visualization - the process by which objects and scenes are interpreted by the human visual system. A fundamental goal of this study is to produce a mechanism by which the visually impaired can experience the artistic content of images using an alternate modalit... View full abstract»

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  • Creation of a device that allows for people with spina bifida to practice skills necessary to operate a motor vehicle

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):15 - 16
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    People with spina bifida have to take a special abilities test in order to receive a drivers license from the state of Louisiana. The Spina Bifida Association of Greater New Orleans has requested a device to help people with spina bifida prepare for this test. The device tests reaction time using a set of lights (output), a processor and program that measure reaction time and a hand controller sim... View full abstract»

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  • Machine learning in medicine: calculating the minimum dose of haemodialysis using neural networks

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):23 - 27
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    Efficiency of haemodialysis in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is determined by calculating adequacy. The adequacy of dialysis and its measurement have been debated over the past 20 years by authorities concerned about how much of this life-sustaining treatment is appropriate for patients with ESRD. Currently, the minimum dose of dialysis is assessed by computerised calculation of urea kinetics. Al... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering ethics and business ethics: commonalities for a comprehensive code of ethics

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):81 - 87
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    A comprehensive study of business ethics has lead to the development of various principles that are the foundation of good, ethical business practices. A corresponding study of engineering ethics has lead to the conclusion that good ethics in engineering is very similar to good business ethics practices. In fact, good business ethics on an engineer's part should be equatable to good engineering et... View full abstract»

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  • Secure data transmission over wireless networks: issues and challenges

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):65 - 68
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    Supporting efficient and reliable data transmission over wireless networks has been subject of continuous research over the last decade. The major concerns were in the area of security. The data confronts the security hazard during transmission over a wireless network. Indeed, it is relatively easy to eavesdrop on video/audio conversations, or intercept and modify data packets. Anyone with a PC an... View full abstract»

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  • Binary image encoding using 1D chaotic maps

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):39 - 43
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    Information security has become a major issue during the last decades where new algorithms based on algebraic methods or chaotic dynamics were suggested for encryption. This paper presents an algorithm for encoding binary images using one-dimensional chaotic maps. In order to perform pixel value permutation, the approach presented uses the diffusion property of chaotic maps, where local informatio... View full abstract»

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  • Biosensors using enzyme inhibition principles for in vivo, environmental, and defense applications

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):11 - 14
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    In this study, biosensor concepts using biomolecular recognition principles are being explored, potential applications for such devices in biomedical, environmental, and military/antiterrorism fields are being identified, and critical factors for the development of catalytic and affinity biosensors based on these concepts are being addressed. Such biosensors are capable, in principle, of detecting... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptation of a video game controller for use by a quadriplegic incorporating real-time speech processing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):21 - 22
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    All modern video entertainment systems require a coordinated, dexterous input on a control pad for gameplay. Our client was a quadriplegic and lacked the ability to interact with the games that he wished to play. We improved the interface to the video game console to maximize his achievable movement and reduce the need for unachievable movement. Since he was capable of all voice and shoulder manip... View full abstract»

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  • Sliding mode control technique for indirect current controlled active filter

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):51 - 58
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    This paper deals with a DSP based implementation of a three-phase active filter (AF) to compensate harmonics of a nonlinear load. The AF system suffers from the problems of switching ripples and these ripples contribute considerably to the Total Harmonics Distortion (THD) in the supply current. This investigation proposes a new and simple approach for the elimination of switching ripples. In close... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel cell technology: economic, social, and political aspects

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):29 - 32
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    With the current world events the advent of the fuel cell vehicle research into the actual consumer market has reached a new level. With the introduction of the fuel cell technology to the American consumer aspects about the economic, social and political impacts must be addressed. Realistic views on hydrogen fuel production, storage and transportation as well as the mass fabrication issues for th... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of culture on new technologies

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):69 - 80
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    New technologies can provide a company with a competitive edge. However not all new technologies do; often the reason is poor implementation of the technology. Successful introduction of new technologies requires good engineering management skills. This includes understanding that there are three phases to introducing new technologies. They are the initiating phase, the implementing phase, and the... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical incident investigation procedures

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):59 - 63
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    Electrocutions and electrically initiated fire incidents have the potential to seriously affect personnel, facilities and equipment in industrial operations. Personnel deaths or loss time, as well as facility downtime, loss of production and repair/rebuilding costs can lead to major disruptions and potentially serious financial liabilities. The potential for governmental regulatory action and expe... View full abstract»

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  • A hybrid approach to designing an autonomous driving alert system using geometrical features and gray level information of face images

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):33 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    An autonomous driving alert system has been designed in the paper to aware people on steering, feel tired and sleepy. Even at variable lighting condition the system can detect the state of the eye (open or not) by processing frontal or side views of the face image taken by a single camera mounted in the car. The paper tries to develop the system by simultaneously extracting geometrical features an... View full abstract»

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  • Automated analysis of macular degeneration

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):1 - 5
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    The purpose of this project was to design, develop, and build a working prototype device for detecting and measuring the changing conditions of macular degeneration in a patient. This is important because there are not any current quantitative devices for measure such changes to assist with early detection. View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a wireless data acquisition system

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):7 - 10
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    The purpose of this project was to design and implement a system containing all the equipment necessary to monitor, record and control an experiment while still maintaining portability. A portable data acquisition system, with wireless local area network (LAN) connection, was designed and implemented using off-the-shelf and custom-made components. The Engineering Faculty was consulted regarding th... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a hand-controlled ride-on truck

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):17 - 19
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    Due to the design of ride-on trucks currently on the market, paraplegic children are unable to utilize these toys. As a solution to this problem, a modified ride-on truck enabling the child to control and steer the vehicle with only his hands was constructed. Therefore, the client, born with limited motor control and without feeling from his chest down, desired a ride-on truck with the above alter... View full abstract»

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