Assistive technologies aim to enhance the daily life of people with disabilities,
improving aspects such as mobility, communication, social interaction, manipulation
of several objects and devices, etc. The main importance of assistive technology is
based on the idea of making reachable what is not accessible for many people with
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s
measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of
The use of acoustic energy in food or bioprocessing operations is a relatively new
endeavor if compared with other sources of energy, such as mechanical or thermal,
which have been utilized for centuries in various applications. There are two
important factors that make the current ultrasound-assisted processes possible. One
is related with the development in ultrasound generation technology and the other
one is the better understanding of interactions between acoustic energy and liquid
media, enabling the development of important guidelines for ultrasound-based
All organizations, whether for profit, not for profit, or government, face issues of information technology management. While the concerns involved may differ from organization to organization, the principles of good information technology management remain the same.
Using a compilation of articles on various topics relating to technology management, Handbook of Technology Management in Public Administration addresses the management, implementation, and integration of technology across a wide variety of disciplines.
The development and launch of the fi rst artifi cial satellite Sputnik more than fi ve decades
ago, propelled both the scientifi c and engineering communities to new heights
as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system
It was to the author’s delight that the medical and scientific communities
have so warmly received his previous two books, also published by
Springer, on the subjects of orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic principles.
The current text summarises the many conceptual and technological
advances in the field of orthopaedic rehabilitation that the trainee surgeons
will be eager to know.
This report is produced by the Community Development Technologies Center, a regional nonprofit organization that provides training, applied research and technical assistance services in community economic development. CDTech is project director for the Los Angeles Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development Collaborative, a three-year pilot project to help establish an integrated workforce development system for the county.
This document is one of several white papers that summarize readily available information on control techniques and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from specific industrial sectors.
This project report is an analysis of the current situation, needs, and potential medium-and long-term strategies to develop agricultural research and extension in Viet Nam. The report provides a long-term road map for agriculture research and extension assistanceand it will be used as a basis for the development of a forthcoming ADB technical assistance, which will in turn be used as a basis for a proposed investment loan in Agricultural Science and Technology.
Since its first description by Steptoe and Edward, IVF gained popularity among both
doctors and patients. There is many studies on assisted reproduction and they cover
most of the related technical, laboratory as well as clinical aspects. To write a book on
assisted reproduction nowadays seems very difficult due to a wide plethora of related
papers and well-illustrated books. This small-sized book aims at refinement of some
already known points of practical importance in infertility management particularly
The paper discusses the corpora management system (CMS) design that uses Java and Oracle9i DBMS to support strategic corpora analysis. We present the pilot webbased CMS to support linguists in their daily work. The system offers facilities to assist linguists and internet users as they search for relevant material, and then classify and annotate this material.
We introduce the brat rapid annotation tool (BRAT), an intuitive web-based tool for text annotation supported by Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. BRAT has been developed for rich structured annotation for a variety of NLP tasks and aims to support manual curation efforts and increase annotator productivity using NLP techniques.
Upon completion of this lesson, the successful participant will be able to: Identify the advantages and disadvantage of deploying cellular technology; describe how satellite technology works; explain how LBS, GPS, and GIS help to create business value; describe RFID and how it can be used to help make a supply chain more effective.
Chapter 5 - Project time management. After reading this chapter, you will be able to: Understand the importance of project schedules and good project time management, discuss the process of planning schedule management, define activities as the basis for developing project schedules, describe how project managers use network diagrams and dependencies to assist in activity sequencing,...
Chapter 6: Project cost management. This chapter describes important concepts in project cost management, particularly planning cost management, creating good estimates, and using earned value management (EVM) to assist in cost control.
Chapter 9: Project communications management. This chapter highlights keys to good communications, describes the processes of project communications management, provides suggestions for improving communications, and describes how software can assist in project communications management.
Diagnostic radiology has evolved immensely since the discovery of the simple x-ray beam. It has become a valuable screening and clinical diagnosis tool for physicians. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of noninvasive and invasive radiology as well as your role as a medical assistant in this testing.