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Multi-exposure adaptive threshold technique for cloud detection with sky imagers

A. Cazorla, C. Husillos, M. Antón, L. Alados-Arboledas
2015 Solar Energy  
19 Sky imagers have been used for cloud detection and classification in the last years, and one of 20 the applications of these instruments is the use of cloud information in forecast algorithms for 21  ...  These algorithms depend on an accurate classification of the 22 35 Keywords: sky imager; high dynamic range; cloud detection; solar energy; forecasting 36 37 38  ...  and forecast of the solar resource in renewable energy systems is 40 essential for the planning and optimization of the electricity production in solar power plants 41 (Eck and Hirsch, 2007; Sharma et  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.solener.2015.02.006 fatcat:3lk454jm7jfy3i7tgmp7yk4w3i

Arduino Powered GPS Motor Vehicle

2020 VOLUME-8 ISSUE-10, AUGUST 2019, REGULAR ISSUE  
GPS helps us in providing global coordinates of the current location that where the vehicle is present in real time and it also tell us that where that vehicle is heading towards.  ...  This robot is a mobile platform robot that navigates through each and every designated waypoints while trying to avoid any obstruction which comes in the way of the vehicle.  ...  This robot is a mobile platform robot that navigates through each and every designated waypoints while trying to avoid any obstruction which comes in the way of the vehicle.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijitee.h6808.069820 fatcat:p2sc5obwgfedflj6fbzq7vswmu

A Review of the Ergonomic Issues in the Laparoscopic Operating Room

Sang Choi
2012 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
Ergonomic solutions included utilizing adjustable equipment, placing computer peripherals in optimal locations, providing ergonomic instruments, and improving communication.  ...  Findings indicated that laparoscopic OR staff (surgeons, perioperative nurses and technicians) commonly experienced physical and mental ergonomic risks while working in prolonged static and awkward body  ...  ), restricted space at the operating table, and excessive exertion moving patient between stretcher and operating table.  ... 
doi:10.1260/2040-2295.3.4.587 fatcat:qn6xktyywjbjrgd6qzewmfjh7e

How 2.5D Maps Design Improve the Wayfinding Performance and Spatial Ability of Map Users

Meng-Cong Zheng, Yi-Wen Hsu
2021 Informatics  
Then, a 2.5D map design was proposed and verified to optimize the 2.5D map presentation of urban environments.  ...  The participants using maps that were opaque and with lines exhibited the most confusion and hesitation.  ...  Acknowledgments: Special thanks for all participants who generously shared their time and experience, for the purposes of this study sections.  ... 
doi:10.3390/informatics8040088 fatcat:wvygv44h6zdfvlsyxv5jxzhhim

OPTIMISING BALCONY FOR GREEN SPACES: APPLICATION OF EDIBLE BIOFAÇADE ON URBAN HIGH-RISE SETTING

Nooriati Taib, Rani Prihatmanti
2018 PLANNING MALAYSIA JOURNAL  
Regardless, thepresence of transitional space is important and could be optimised in the application of biofacade.  ...  Those factors are the plant type and species, the climatic considerations in high-rise building setting, and the technical and maintenance issue.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The authors would like to thank to the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as the funding body of this research under the University Grant no. 1001/PPBGN/814286 and supported by the Fellowship  ... 
doi:10.21837/pmjournal.v16.i8.541 fatcat:ttm54x2uerguje6q66oorqwlom

Modified Nikaidoh procedure for the correction of complex forms of transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: mid-term results

P. Kramer, S. Ovroutski, R. Hetzer, M. Hubler, F. Berger
2013 European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery  
Keywords: Complex transposition of the great arteries • Ventricular septal defect • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction • Modified Nikaidoh procedure • Aortic root translocation † Both the first  ...  been developed, in particular the Rastelli operation, the réparation à l'étage ventriculaire procedure and the Nikaidoh procedure.  ...  INTRODUCTION So far, there is no consensus about the optimal surgical management of complex forms of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and  ... 
doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezt508 pmid:24188971 fatcat:7vo3xmumqrex5ffycrfr4scqka

Neuraxial Anesthesia in Parturients with Intracranial Pathology

Lisa R. Leffert, Lee H. Schwamm
2013 Anesthesiology  
This article reviews the relevant literature on the use of neuraxial anesthesia in parturients with known intracranial pathology, and proposes a framework and recommendations for assessing risk of neurologic  ...  The authors illustrate these concepts with numerous case examples and provide guidance for the practicing anesthesiologist in determining the safety of neuraxial anesthesia.  ...  These findings illustrate that ICP does not exist in a vacuum, but is influenced by the pressures of the adjacent compartments of the thorax and abdomen and the fluids within them.  ... 
doi:10.1097/aln.0b013e31829374c2 pmid:23584382 fatcat:3a7dxccdz5c6ncoie3vx2pzuau

Neuraxial Anesthesia in Parturients With Intracranial Pathology

Lisa R. Leffert, Lee H. Schwamm
2014 Survey of Anesthesiology  
This article reviews the relevant literature on the use of neuraxial anesthesia in parturients with known intracranial pathology, and proposes a framework and recommendations for assessing risk of neurologic  ...  The authors illustrate these concepts with numerous case examples and provide guidance for the practicing anesthesiologist in determining the safety of neuraxial anesthesia.  ...  These findings illustrate that ICP does not exist in a vacuum, but is influenced by the pressures of the adjacent compartments of the thorax and abdomen and the fluids within them.  ... 
doi:10.1097/sa.0000000000000049 fatcat:tr22v7iggfeo3nzvrxl2usjwfu

Collaborative communities as a selling point? From community-driven to service-purposed coworking spaces

Marko Orel, Will Bennis
2021 European Spatial Research and Policy  
The following exploratory research investigates a sample of 13 coworking spaces in Prague, the Czech Republic, and considers their capacity for supporting interactions and collaborative processes between  ...  Coworking spaces emerged in the mid-2000s as collaborative workplaces that actively supported teleworkers and self-employed knowledge workers who shared various (work) environments to interlace themselves  ...  and provides a caring environment for both personal growth and optimal delivery of work outputs (Mirel, 2015) .  ... 
doi:10.18778/1231-1952.28.2.15 fatcat:vkx74gdmo5hs5oqwxrstqymgxe

Substance deposition assessment in obstructed pulmonary system through numerical characterization of airflow and inhaled particles attributes

Antonios Lalas, Stavros Nousias, Dimitrios Kikidis, Aris Lalos, Gerasimos Arvanitis, Christos Sougles, Konstantinos Moustakas, Konstantinos Votis, Sylvia Verbanck, Omar Usmani, Dimitrios Tzovaras
2017 BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  
Apart from the normal lung case, two categories of obstructed cases are examined, i.e. models with obstructions in both lungs and models with narrowings in the right lung only.  ...  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered as the two most widespread obstructive lung diseases, whereas they affect more than 500 million people worldwide.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was also supported by computational time granted from the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET) in the National HPC facility -ARIS -under project IDs pa004004 and pa006002  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12911-017-0561-y pmid:29297393 pmcid:PMC5751792 fatcat:kcescbgf45cdplxiggnrsjz5ym

Impact of Building Typology on Daylight Optimization Using Building Information Modeling: Apartments in Erbil City as a Case Study

Mohammed Nadhim Majeed, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, Faris Ali Mustafa, Husein Ali Husein, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
2019 Journal of Daylighting  
It aims to find out the impact of building typology on daylighting quality and quantity.  ...  The endeavour of this research is to determine the optimal plan typology in providing sufficient daylight levels.  ...  a simulation tool has been used to find the relation between daylight optimization performance and plan typology.  ... 
doi:10.15627/jd.2019.17 fatcat:dycmna7m6fdxxosawhabmvyxxy

Tracheal resection and reconstruction

Céline Pinsonneault, Joanne Fortier, François Donati
1999 Canadian Journal of Anesthesia  
Principal Findings: Benign or malignant tracheal and carinal pathology causing obstruction can be managed in several ways but resection and reconstruction are the treatment of choice for most patients  ...  The principal anesthetic consideration is ventilation and oxygenation in the face of an open airway.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank Dr Andr~ Duranceau, thoracic surgeon, for his thorough review of our manuscript and Dr Michel Girard, anesthesiologist, for his valuable technical help on this  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03012943 pmid:10349923 fatcat:yphwae3s5zc55paq7t24hrqvcq

Influential factors of age-friendly neighborhood open space under high-density high-rise housing context in hot weather: A case study of public housing in Hong Kong

Sining Peng, Minjung Maing
2021 Cities  
A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: High-density high-rise housing Aging in place Neighborhood open space Outdoor thermal environment The growing elderly population living in high density cities undergoing  ...  In addition, the study proposes guide points to reflect the effect of each factor and shed more insight into improving age-friendly neighborhood open space design against climate-change induced heat-related  ...  CRediT authorship contribution statement Sining Peng and Minjung Maing came up with the original idea together.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cities.2021.103231 fatcat:cn4mylxuwvc7dplthj2qf7bpyu

Testing the APLC on the LAO ExAO testbed

Sandrine J. Thomas, Rémi Soummer, Daren Dillon, Bruce Macintosh, Julia W. Evans, Donald Gavel, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Christian Marois, Ben R. Oppenheimer, Norbert Hubin, Claire E. Max, Peter L. Wizinowich
2008 Adaptive Optics Systems  
Keywords: Extreme adaptive optics, High contrast imaging Our work on the ExAO testbed in the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics (LAO) at University of California Santa Cruz supports the Gemini Planet Imager  ...  The choice of the coronagraph used in GPI and tested here is the APLC which is a variant from the classical Lyot Downloaded From: http://spiedigitallibrary.org/ on 02/15/2013 Terms of Use: http://spiedl.org  ...  We are also grateful for AMNH Kalbfleisch research fellowship.This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Adaptive Optics, managed by the University  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.789691 fatcat:n7wkaeinezel3d6jsf7qwof4wm

Narrative review of management of thyroid surgery complications

Shan Jin, Iwao Sugitani
2021 Gland surgery  
Open communication between surgeon and patient optimizes the potential negative effects that complications may have on patients' quality of life.  ...  This paper discusses the prevention, recognition and therapy of intraoperative and postoperative complications in thyroid surgery.  ...  Because bleeding in the space between the skin flap and the anterior cervical muscle has little effect on the respiratory tracts, and bleeding in this space is usually blood oozing from the wound or bleeding  ... 
doi:10.21037/gs-20-859 pmid:33842257 pmcid:PMC8033047 fatcat:ha72oxcemrej3njt2p6qmksgha
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