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  • Robust tracking of deformable anatomical structures with severe occlusions using deformable geometrical primitives 

    Sayols Baixeras, Narcís; Hernansanz Prats, Alberto; Parra Hernández, Johanna; Eixarch Roca, Elisenda; Xambó Descamps, Sebastián; Gratacós Solsona, Eduard; Casals Gelpí, Alicia (2024-04-29)
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    Background and objective: Surgical robotics tends to develop cognitive control architectures to provide certain degree of autonomy to improve patient safety and surgery outcomes, while decreasing the required surgeons’ ...
  • A review on machine learning in flexible surgical and interventional robots: Where we are and where we are going 

    Wu, Di; Zhang, Renchi; Pore, Ameya Ravindra; Dall'Alba, Diego; Ha, Xuan Thao; Li, Zhen; Zhang, Yao; Gonzalez Herrera, Fernando; Ourak, Mouloud; Kowalczyk, Wojtek; De Momi, Elena; Casals Gelpí, Alicia (Elsevier, 2024-03-15)
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    Minimally Invasive Procedures (MIPs) emerged as an alternative to more invasive surgical approaches, offering patient benefits such as smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stay. In one class of MIPs, where ...
  • Microbiome compositional data analysis for survival studies 

    Pujolassos, Meritxell; Susín Sánchez, Antonio; Calle Rosingana, M. Luz (Oxford University Press, 2024-04-25)
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    The growing interest in studying the relationship between the human microbiome and our health has also extended to time-to-event studies where researchers explore the connection between the microbiome and the occurrence ...
  • Musculoskeletal simulations capture the experimentally observed response to ankle-foot-orthosis use in a healthy subject 

    Febrer Nafría, Miriam; Buurke, Tom J.W.; D'Hondt, Lars; Van Campenhout, Anja; Desloovere, Kaat; De Groote, Friedl; De Waele, Liesbeth (2022-09)
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    In patients with neurological or neuromuscular diseases, such as cerebral palsy (CP), ankle-foot-orthoses (AFOs) are frequently described to improve gait [1,2]. However, selecting the optimal orthosis for a specific patient ...
  • Children with cerebral palsy with reduced selective control show stereotyped muscle synergies across activities 

    Febrer Nafría, Miriam; Carey, Hannah; Willaert, Jente; Van Den Bosch, Bram; Desloovere, Kaat; Van Campenhout, Anja; De Groote, Friedl (2023-09)
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    Physics-based computer simulations that predict the effect of treatments on gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP) have the potential to improve the clinical decision-making. To this end, it is important to accurately ...
  • Instrumented selective control assessment of the lower extremity to identify neural constraints in muscle co-activation during treadmill walking after stroke 

    Buurke, Tom J.W.; Febrer Nafría, Miriam; Verheyden, Geert; De Groote, Friedl (2023-09)
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    Deficits in muscle coordination during walking after stroke are characterized by reduced selective control, i.e. the inability to perform isolated joint movements. Reduced selective control is often quantified by the number ...
  • An explicit total Lagrangian Fragile Points Method for finite deformation of hyperelastic materials 

    Mountris, Konstantinos A.; Li, Mingjing; Schilling, Richard; Dong, Leiting; Atluri, Satya N.; Casals Gelpí, Alicia; Wurdemann, Helge (2023-06)
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    We present a novel meshless algorithm based on the Fragile Points Method (FPM) for hyperelastic materials undergoing finite deformation. In contrast to mesh-based methods, where mesh distortion may pose numerical challenges. ...
  • Canine-inspired unidirectional flows for improving memory effects in machine olfaction 

    Kim, Soohwan; Mukherjee, Sandeepan; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Hu, David L. (Oxford University Press, 2023-08-23)
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    A dog's nose differs from a human's in that air does not change direction but flows in a unidirectional path from inlet to outlet. Previous simulations showed that unidirectional flow through a dog’s complex nasal passageways ...
  • Lipidome characterisation and sex-specific differences in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus 

    Barranco Altirriba, María; Alonso, Nuria; Weber, Ralf; Lloyd, Gavin R.; Hernández García, Marta; Yanes, Óscar; Capellades Tomàs, Jordi; Jankevics, Andris; Winder, Catherine; Falguera, Mireia; Franch Nadal, Josep; Dunn, Warwick B.; Perera Lluna, Alexandre; Castelblanco, Esmeralda; Mauricio Puente, Dídac (2024-03-29)
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    Background: In this study, we evaluated the lipidome alterations caused by type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), by determining lipids significantly associated with diabetes overall and in both sexes, and lipids ...
  • The dilemma of variables assumptions in thermal comfort calculations for educational buildings: to simplify or not? 

    Ruiz de Alegría Sala, Alba; Marín López, Daniel; Canals Casals, Lluc; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Elsevier, 2024-05)
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    Thermal comfort is crucial for people well-being and productivity in buildings, and it has a strong effect on building’s energy usage. The main models for assessing thermal comfort, like predictive mean vote (PMV) and ...
  • A toolbox of machine learning software to support microbiome analysis 

    Marcos Zambrano, Laura Judith; López Molina, Víctor Manuel; Bakir Gungor, Burcu; Frohme, Marcus; Karaduzovic Hadziabdic, Kanita; Klammsteiner, Thomas; Ibrahimi, Eliana; Lahti, Leo; Loncar Turukalo, Tatjana; Dhamo, Xhilda; Simeon, Andrea; Nechyporenko, Alina; Pio, Gianvito; Susín Sánchez, Antonio (Frontiers Media SA, 2023-11-22)
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    The human microbiome has become an area of intense research due to its potential impact on human health. However, the analysis and interpretation of this data have proven to be challenging due to its complexity and high ...
  • Learning of chunking sequences in cognition and behavior 

    Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Neftci, Emre; Rabinovich, Mikhail (2015-11-19)
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    We often learn and recall long sequences in smaller segments, such as a phone number 858 534 22 30 memorized as four segments. Behavioral experiments suggest that humans and some animals employ this strategy of breaking ...

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