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SARS-CoV-2 Detection from Voice
Abstract: Automated voice-based detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could facilitate the screening for COVID19. A dataset of cellular phone recordings from 88 subjects was recently collected. The dataset included vocal utterances, speech and coughs that were self-recorded... Read more
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Deep Learning for Electromyographic Hand Gesture Signal Classification Using Transfer Learning
        In recent years, deep learning algorithms have become increasingly more prominent for their unparalleled ability to automatically learn discriminant features from large amounts of data. However, within the field of electromyographybased gesture recognition, deep learning algorithms are seldom employed as... Read more
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Synergy-Based FES for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Upper-Limb Motor Functions
        Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is capable of activating muscles that are under-recruited in neurological diseases, such as stroke. Therefore, FES provides a promising technology for assisting upper-limb motor functions in rehabilitation following stroke. However, the full benefits of FES may... Read more
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Learning a Probabilistic Model for Diffeomorphic Registration
We propose to learn a low-dimensional probabilistic deformation model from data which can be used for the registration and the analysis of deformations. The latent variable model maps similar deformations close to each other in an encoding space. It enables... Read more
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EMG Pattern Recognition Control of the DEKA Arm: Impact on User Ratings of Satisfaction and Usability
     Abstract The DEKA Arm has multiple degrees of freedom which historically have been operated primarily by inertial measurement units (IMUs). However, the IMUs are not appropriate for all potential users; new control methods are needed. The purposes of this study were:... Read more
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Unimanual vs Bimanual Motor Imagery Classifiers for Assistive and Rehabilitative Brain Computer Interfaces
   Bimanual movements are an integral part of everyday activities and are often included in rehabilitation therapies. Yet electroencephalography (EEG) based assistive and rehabilitative brain computer interface (BCI) systems typically rely on motor imagination (MI) of one limb at the time.... Read more
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Biomedical Serious Game System for Balance Rehabilitation of Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
Hemiparetic stroke patients can have several muscular and postural disorders which compromise their balance. Serious Games (SG) emerged as a new approach to enhance conventional treatment by making it a motivating method to meet individual needs. This paper evaluated the... Read more
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Can Wii Balance? Evaluating a Stepping Game for Older Adults
    Decline in balance control is an issue for older adults as it leads to an increased risk of falling which may result in serious injury. Mitigating this risk may be achieved through balance training and exercise, but lack of adherence... Read more
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Optimize Transfer Learning for Lung Diseases in Bronchoscopy Using a New Concept: Sequential Fine-Tuning
        Bronchoscopy inspection, as a follow-up procedure next to the radiological imaging, plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment design for lung disease patients. When performing bronchoscopy, doctors have to make a decision immediately whether to perform a biopsy.... Read more
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MfeCNN: Mixture Feature Embedding Convolutional Neural Network for Data Mapping
Data mapping plays an important role in data integration and exchanges among institutions and organizations with different data standards. However, traditional rule-based approaches and machine learning methods fail to achieve satisfactory results for the data mapping problem. In this paper,... Read more