Medical Biometrics

Computerized TCM Data Analysis

Author: David Zhang,Wangmeng Zuo,Naimin Li

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814397261

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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The introduction of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through modern information technology will not only achieve the objective progress of the heritage of thousands of years of TCM, but also deliver novel discoveries for modern medicines. This book is an advanced monograph based on a decade's worth of research work by the authors. After a brief introduction on the four diagnosis approaches in TCM, this book delves into the three main TCM data analysis techniques: computerized tongue, pulse and odor analysis. Both graduate students and researchers in computerized TCM data analysis will benefit from the book as it will provide a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-the-art analysis methods, image / signal acquisition devices, and the related feature extraction and classification methods. Contents:Diagnosis Methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine:IntroductionComputerized Tongue Image Analysis:Tongue Image Acquisition and PreprocessingAutomated Tongue SegmentationTongue Image Feature AnalysisComputerized Tongue DiagnosisComputerized Pulse Signal Analysis:Pulse Signal Acquisition and PreprocessingFeature Extraction of Pulse SignalsClassification of Pulse SignalsComputerized Odor Signal Analysis:Breath Analysis System: Design and OptimizationFeature Extraction and Classification of Breath Odor Signals Readership: Students and researchers from both academia and industry: in the field of computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis, or in the related fields, e.g., medical image/signal analysis, biometrics, and pattern recognition. Key Features:The first monograph on computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis (CTDA)In-depth and self-contained introduction on CTDAComprehensive presentation on three main CTDA technologies

Medical Biometrics

Computerized TCM Data Analysis

Author: David Zhang,Wangmeng Zuo,Naimin Li

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9789814397247

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This book provides a comprehensive summary on the ten years of research work by the authors in the field of computerized TCM data analysis. The book first presents a general introduction to computerized TCM data analysis (CTDA), and then briefly introduces the essential background on signal/image processing and pattern recognition. After that, this book looks into three main TCM data analysis technologies: computerized tongue analysis, computerized pulse analysis, and computerized odor analysis. Finally, conclusion and remarks are provided to give the authors' perspectives on ongoing and future research.

Medical Biometrics

First International Conference, ICMB 2008, Hong Kong, China, January 4-5, 2008, Proceedings

Author: David Y. Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540774130

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Medical Biometrics, ICMB 2008, held in Hong Kong, China. The 17 revised full papers and 23 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. Medical biometrics is emerging as a very promising and reliable method for automated medical diagnosis. It integrates multidisciplinary technologies in biology, medicine, electronics, computing, and statistics.

Tongue Image Analysis

Author: David Zhang,Hongzhi Zhang,Bob Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811021678

Category: Computers

Page: 335

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This is the first book offering a systematic description of tongue image analysis and processing technologies and their typical applications in computerized tongue diagnostic (CTD) systems. It features the most current research findings in all aspects of tongue image acquisition, preprocessing, classification, and diagnostic support methodologies, from theoretical and algorithmic problems to prototype design and development of CTD systems. The book begins with a very in-depth description of CTD on a need-to-know basis which includes an overview of CTD systems and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to provide the information on the context and background of tongue image analysis. The core part then introduces algorithms as well as their implementation methods, at a know-how level, including image segmentation methods, chromatic correction, and classification of tongue images. Some clinical applications based on these methods are presented for the show-how purpose in the CTD research field. Case studies highlight different techniques that have been adopted to assist the visual inspection of appendicitis, diabetes, and other common diseases. Experimental results under different challenging clinical circumstances have demonstrated the superior performance of these techniques. In this book, the principles of tongue image analysis are illustrated with plentiful graphs, tables, and practical experiments to provide insights into some of the problems. In this way, readers can easily find a quick and systematic way through the complicated theories and they can later even extend their studies to special topics of interest. This book will be of benefit to researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, clinical practice, and TCM, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary research.

Tongue Image Analysis

Author: David Zhang,Hongzhi Zhang,Bob Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811021678

Category: Computers

Page: 335

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This is the first book offering a systematic description of tongue image analysis and processing technologies and their typical applications in computerized tongue diagnostic (CTD) systems. It features the most current research findings in all aspects of tongue image acquisition, preprocessing, classification, and diagnostic support methodologies, from theoretical and algorithmic problems to prototype design and development of CTD systems. The book begins with a very in-depth description of CTD on a need-to-know basis which includes an overview of CTD systems and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to provide the information on the context and background of tongue image analysis. The core part then introduces algorithms as well as their implementation methods, at a know-how level, including image segmentation methods, chromatic correction, and classification of tongue images. Some clinical applications based on these methods are presented for the show-how purpose in the CTD research field. Case studies highlight different techniques that have been adopted to assist the visual inspection of appendicitis, diabetes, and other common diseases. Experimental results under different challenging clinical circumstances have demonstrated the superior performance of these techniques. In this book, the principles of tongue image analysis are illustrated with plentiful graphs, tables, and practical experiments to provide insights into some of the problems. In this way, readers can easily find a quick and systematic way through the complicated theories and they can later even extend their studies to special topics of interest. This book will be of benefit to researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, clinical practice, and TCM, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary research.

Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare

Author: Christoph Thuemmler,Chunxue Bai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319476173

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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This book describes how the creation of new digital services—through vertical and horizontal integration of data coming from sensors on top of existing legacy systems—that has already had a major impact on industry is now extending to healthcare. The book describes the fourth industrial revolution (i.e. Health 4.0), which is based on virtualization and service aggregation. It shows how sensors, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems are fundamentally changing the way industrial processes work, their business models, and how we consume, while also affecting the health and care domains. Chapters describe the technology behind the shift of point of care to point of need and away from hospitals and institutions; how care will be delivered virtually outside hospitals; that services will be tailored to individuals rather than being designed as statistical averages; that data analytics will be used to help patients to manage their chronic conditions with help of smart devices; and that pharmaceuticals will be interactive to help prevent adverse reactions. The topics presented will have an impact on a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a continuously global and hyper-connected world. · Presents explanations of emerging topics as they relate to e-health, such as Industry 4.0, Precision Medicine, Mobile Health, 5G, Big Data, and Cyber-physical systems; · Provides overviews of technologies in addition to possible application scenarios and market conditions; · Features comprehensive demographic and statistic coverage of Health 4.0 presented in a graphical manner.

Computational Pulse Signal Analysis

Author: David Zhang,Wangmeng Zuo,Peng Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811040436

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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This book describes the latest advances in pulse signal analysis and their applications in classification and diagnosis. First, it provides a comprehensive introduction to useful techniques for pulse signal acquisition based on different kinds of pulse sensors together with the optimized acquisition scheme. It then presents a number of preprocessing and feature extraction methods, as well as case studies of the classification methods used. Lastly it discusses some promising directions for the future study and clinical applications of pulse signal analysis. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, professionals and postgraduate students working in the field of pulse diagnosis, signal processing, pattern recognition and biometrics. It is also useful for those involved in interdisciplinary research.

Discriminative Learning in Biometrics

Author: David Zhang,Yong Xu,Wangmeng Zuo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811020566

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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This monograph describes the latest advances in discriminative learning methods for biometric recognition. Specifically, it focuses on three representative categories of methods: sparse representation-based classification, metric learning, and discriminative feature representation, together with their applications in palmprint authentication, face recognition and multi-biometrics. The ideas, algorithms, experimental evaluation and underlying rationales are also provided for a better understanding of these methods. Lastly, it discusses several promising research directions in the field of discriminative biometric recognition.

Palmprint Authentication

Author: 8#, Xingyi Road,Chang Ning District 16/F, Maxdo Center

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402080972

Category: Computers

Page: 242

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Palmprint Authentication is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to palmprint technologies. It reveals automatic biometric techniques for personal identification using palmprint, from the approach based on offline palmprint images, to the current state-of-the-art algorithm using online palmprint images. Palmprint Authentication provides the reader with a basic concept of Palmprint Authentication. It also includes an in-depth discussion of Palmprint Authentication technologies, a detailed description of Palmprint Authentication systems, and an up-to-date coverage of how these issues are developed. This book is suitable for different levels of readers: those who want to learn more about palmprint technology, and those who wish to understand, participate, and/or develop a palmprint authentication system. Palmprint Authentication is effectively a handbook for biometric research and development. Graduate students and researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, systems science, and information technology will all find it uniquely useful, not only as a reference book, but also as a text book. Researchers and practitioners in industry, and R&D laboratories working in the fields of security system design, biometrics, immigration, law enforcement, control, and pattern recognition will also benefit from this volume.

Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Author: Gerhard Nahler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319506692

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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This dictionary defines various terms typically used in pharmaceutical medicine. A new, 4th edition includes adaptations of the text to the steadily increasing regulatory requirements, particularly in the area of genetics/gene therapy, product quality (e.g., protection against falsified medicines) and of product safety (pharmacovigilance). Further evolving areas that are covered by the 4th edition are typical “grey zones” (health effects often borderline to medicinal products) such as cosmetics and dietary supplements where misleading information is prohibited on one hand but where any health claims need formal authorisation on the other. These but also other areas are reviewed and presented in an updated and – if justified – in an enlarged form.

Advances in Computer Science and Ubiquitous Computing

CSA & CUTE

Author: Doo-Soon Park,Han-Chieh Chao,Young-Sik Jeong,J. H. Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811002819

Category: Computers

Page: 918

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This book presents the combined proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-15) and the International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications (CUTE 2015), both held in Cebu, Philippines, December 15 - 17, 2015. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of computer science covering topics including mobile computing, security and trust management, multimedia systems and devices, networks and communications, databases and data mining, and ubiquitous computing technologies such as ubiquitous communication and networking, ubiquitous software technology, ubiquitous systems and applications, security and privacy. These proceedings reflect the state-of-the-art in the development of computational methods, numerical simulations, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to computer science.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Human Energy Field

Study with GDV Bioelectrography

Author: Konstantin Korotkov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electrophysiology

Page: 348

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'Alzheimer''s Disease Decoded'

'The History, Present, and Future of Alzheimer''s Disease and Dementia'

Author: Ronald Sahyouni,Aradhana Verma,Jefferson Chen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813109270

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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'" The book aims to present, educate and inform individuals about Alzheimer''s disease in a comprehensive manner. Its scope ranges from the discovery of the disease, epidemiology and basic biological principles underlying it, to advanced stem cell therapies used in the treatment of Alzheimer''s. It adopts a "global" perspective on Alzheimer''s disease, and include epidemiological data and science from countries around the world. Alzheimer''s disease is a rapidly growing problem seen in every country around the world. This is the first and only comprehensive book to cover Alzheimer''s disease, and includes the most updated literature and scientific progress in the field of dementia and Alzheimer''s disease research. Most books on the market that focus on Alzheimer''s disease are targeted at caregivers as practical advice on how to deal with loved ones with the disease. This book instead is a comprehensive and popular science book that can be read by anyone with an interest in learning more about the disease. Dr. Jefferson Chen MD, PhD, co-author, participated in the world''s first surgical clinical trial using shunts to treat Alzheimer''s disease. His first-hand involvement in a clinical trial for patients with Alzheimer''s disease and experience treating Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which is commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer''s disease lends a unique perspective. This book with appeal to a wide audience, regardless of their scientific or educational background. Contents:About the AuthorsBuilding a CommunityForewordPrefaceQuick Reference GuideIntroduction, History, and Overview:Introduction to the Brain and Nervous SystemDysfunctionSenility and Normal AgingWhat is Dementia?Introduction to Alzheimer''s DiseaseEpidemiology of Alzheimer''s DiseaseThe History of Alzheimer''s DiseaseAn Interesting LinkNovel Therapies and Future Directions:Surgical Treatments for DementiaIs There a Link to Traumatic Brain Injury?What''s Going on Now?Novel TherapiesHow Can We Solve the Problem?What Resources Exist?AcknowledgementsNote to ReadersGlossary/AbbreviationsIndex Readership: Interested lay public. "'

Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis

Author: Barbara Kirschbaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939616718

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Tongue diagnosis is a vital instrument used in Chinese medicine both to assess the current health of a patient and to provide a basis for prognosis. It also informs the practitioner about the underlying strength or weakness of the patient's constitution.This new (2nd) edition of Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis contains over two hundred color photographs of tongues seen in a Western clinic. The photos provide a graphic representation of a wide variety of common disorders. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the significant features of the tongue, the corresponding Chinese diagnosis for each feature, accompanying symptoms, Western diagnosis, and pertinent background information. The sequence of the photos within a chapter shows the increasing degree of imbalance among the body's energies.The presentation of the tongues is organized according to the nature of the underlying organ disharmony: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Kidney, Heart, Liver. Other chapters focus on particular aspects of the tongue such as pale tongues, cracked tongues, special coatings, as well as those associated with heat disorders and blood stasis. A final chapter surveys several cases that reflect how the tongue changed over the course of treatment, with before and after photographs. This systematic presentation provides the student and practitioner with a much deeper understanding of the methodology of tongue diagnosis in Chinese medicine.This second edition of the Atlas combines and reconfigures the content of the two volumes in the original edition into one new, integrated volume. The new edition retains most of the photos from the first volume and a number of case histories from the second. A few new photos that are particularly good examples of specific tongue colors or other signs have also been added. At the same time, some of the photos and case histories in the original volumes have been discarded to enhance the readability of the book and thus make it more useful as a single volume reference work.An extensive and detailed index provides access to virtually every aspect of the hundreds of tongues presented in this atlas, and their interrelationships.

Blended Learning

Research Perspectives

Author: Anthony G. Picciano,Charles D. Dziuban,Charles R. Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134742029

Category: Education

Page: 354

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Blended learning, which combines the strength of face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning, is increasingly being seen as one of the most important vehicles for education reform today. Blended learning allows both teacher and learner access to radically increased possibilities for understanding how we transmit and receive information, how we interact with others in educational settings, how we build knowledge, and how we assess what we have taught or learned. Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on this vital subject, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field. As governments, foundations, schools, and colleges move forward with plans and investments for vast increases in blended learning environments, a new examination of the existing research on the topic is essential reading for all those involved in this educational transformation.

Evidence-based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine

Author: Siu-wai Leung,Hao Hu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811022909

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.