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Haptic Modeling of Trocar Insertion Procedure
Laparoscopic surgery has become one of the most commonly performed Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Trocar insertion is the first step in any laparoscopic procedure. A majority of injuries during MIS is attributed to ...
A constrained object approach to systems biology
Research has shown that all the information needed to build a detailed model of a cell, including the properties of all constituent components and their interconnectivity, is still not available. However, cells are subject ...
Stochastic modeling of tissue engineering scaffolds with heterogeneous porosity levels
In this thesis, the internal architecture of the scaffolds is optimized based on a given distribution and porosity level function. The discrete porosity levels are used to determine required expected number of pores for ...
Representation learning on multiple sources
In the era of big data, high-variety of information sources capture characteristics of a system from different perspectives. Such multiple sources demand cost-effective, innovative forms of learning strategies for enhanced ...
Robust microbial fabrication of plant pharmaceuticals: Complexities and solutions
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Efficient retroviral transduction of human epidermal stem cells using recombinant fibronectin
The epidermis is an attractive target for gene therapy because it is easily accessible and shows great potential as an ectopic site for protein delivery in vivo. Genetically modified epidermal keratinocytes are used to ...
Cognitive Adaptation for Human Computer Interaction
Recognition of user's mental engagement is imperative to the success of Human Machine Interaction (HMI). By conducting a series of human experiments, we obtain implicit information about the cognitive and affective state ...
Effects of continuous and cyclic combined oral contraceptives on mouse mammary gland structure.
The breast goes through cycles of expansion, differentiation, and regression with every estrous/menstrual cycle, driven by hormonal stimulation followed by hormone withdrawal. The number of cycles over a lifetime is ...
Using brain activity for ambiguity reduction of touch-based gestures in a 3D CAD environment
The aim of this thesis is to explore how multimodal Computer Aided Design (CAD) interfaces can be developed by integrating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and touch-based systems. This integration is proposed in order to ...
Vegf mediated capture of endothelial cells under flow
Cardiovascular disease ranks highest in mortality rate worldwide; claiming 17.3 million lives in 2008. Thus the need for tissue engineered vessels for regenerative medicine remains critical. In this study a novel mechanism ...