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Human Movement Support Using Radio Frequency

Human Movement Support Using Radio Frequency

The project is Human Support Movement control by Radio Frequency device. It used Arduino as medium to control the movement. Every human have difference capability. People with limited ability may have trouble while moving and working. The purpose of the project is to ease human work load. In other hand, It gave support to disable people in their movement. At the receiver circuit, RF receiver will decode RF signal transmit by user and then pass it to microcontroller (arduino). After that microcontroller will detect the decode signal and drive the motor driver thus turn on the motor. The feature of this project is that it load up to 70kg maximum and can be remote at a range of 70 meter.
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Euler Movement Firefly Algorithm and Fuzzy Kernel Support Vector Machine Classifier for Keystroke Authentication

Euler Movement Firefly Algorithm and Fuzzy Kernel Support Vector Machine Classifier for Keystroke Authentication

The formulated technique considers the study of the users’ activity log correlated with the usage of keyboard in a system. Depending on a Keystroke Dynamics dataset the User Profiling Similarity Measurement (UPSM) of text is carried out. UPSM is done by Euler Movement Firefly Algorithm (EMFA) in order to recognize the time slice of the same type of users. User Profiling Continuous Keystroke Authentication (UPCKA) is proposed by considering the typing behaviour as a form of time series. Moreover, a trial is made by the user in Continuous Authentication so as to identify the unauthorised persons with the help of classifier called Novel Fuzzy Kernel Support Vector Machine (NFKSVM). The representation of the overall formulated work is shown in fig. 1.
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Visual analysis design to support research into movement and use of space in Tallinn: A case study

Visual analysis design to support research into movement and use of space in Tallinn: A case study

We have shown examples of how these designs and techniques enable the research questions to be answered. The results show that the spatio-temporal regularity of movements of suburban residents is associ- ated with their employment status. The urban study group confirmed that the design helped address their research questions and suggested that there was good potential for this approach to support other types of research in their domain. We believe that the taxonomy of tasks that we used and aspects of our design could be usefully applied to research involving movement data in other application domains. Further work is needed to design methods that are more scalable for larger move- ment datasets in multiple aspects of geo-context.
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Differences in kinematics of the support limb depends on specific movement tasks of take-off

Differences in kinematics of the support limb depends on specific movement tasks of take-off

Background: Many sport activities are a sequence of jumps (running, jumping, hurdling etc.). Each jump flight phase is the result of the execution of the previous support phase. Objective: The goal of the research was to identify differ- ences in adjustment of the support lower limb and differences in take-off kinematics in specific take-off movement task. Methods: 14 male athletes (22.6 ± 4.4 years; 182.4 ± 5.3 cm; 74.7 ± 6.2 kg) took part in a laboratory experi- ment. Each athlete performed five different take-off movements (running, acceleration running – second step, long jump take-off, high jump take-off and take-off to the hurdle). System Qualisys was used to analyze the kinematics of the support limb. Dynamics of the support phase was monitored via force plate. ANOVA and Bonferroni post-hoc test were used to measure the significance of the differences between different take off tasks. Results: Dynamic characteristic showed significant differences in take-off (p < .001). This variability is caused by differences in kine- matic parameters at the instant of touch-down, minimum joint angles and take-off. The most important finding was different variability in range of motion in eccentric or concentric phases of each jump. Vertically orientated jumps are terminated in a higher degree of extension. Horizontal take-off types are characterized by the highest ranges of motion especially in the ankle joint. Conclusions: The support lower limb compliance is adjusted to the required task, which is related to lower limb kinematics during the support phase. High range of motion in each joint refers to more compliant adjustment of the joint.
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Approaches to movement therapy and their relevance to the design of interactive systems to support rehabilitation

Approaches to movement therapy and their relevance to the design of interactive systems to support rehabilitation

A key consideration of Bobath therapists are the related phenomena of spasticity and flaccidity, which are often encountered in survivors of stroke. Spasticity refers to unusual levels of tension and involuntary movement in particular groups of muscles. Flacidity refers to an unusually low level of tension in muscle groups. Good posture is seen as requiring a moderate and fluid level of muscle tension, given the need to counteract the force of gravity when standing, sitting or moving. Excessive spasticity makes good posture hard to maintain, and can be both uncomfortable and physically exhausting for those that experience it. Excessive flaccidity makes the resistance of gravity impossible, and also makes posture and movement difficult. Within Bobath, both of these phenomena are related to unusual patterns of signaling emerging from the damaged brain of a stroke survivor. Addressing flaccidity then requires support for plastic change that allows more normal patterns of signaling to be established. The identification of spasticity and flaccidity in muscle groups is then a key diagnostic tool in Bobath, and addressing spasticity and flaccidity is seen as a key requirement of re-establishing better function more generally.
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Socio cognitive determinants of consumers’ support for the fair trade movement

Socio cognitive determinants of consumers’ support for the fair trade movement

Abstract Despite the reasonable explanatory power of existing models of consumers’ ethical decision making, a large part of the process remains unexplained. This article draws on previous research and proposes an integrated model that includes measures of the theory of planned behavior, personal norms, self-identity, neutralization, past experience, and attitudinal ambivalence. We postulate and test a variety of direct and moderating effects in the context of a large survey with a representative sample of the U.K. population. Overall, the resulting model represents an empirically robust and holistic attempt to identify the most important determinants of consumers’ support for the fair-trade movement. Implications and avenues for further research are discussed.
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An activist religiosity?:exploring Christian support for the Occupy movement

An activist religiosity?:exploring Christian support for the Occupy movement

Meanwhile, a statement of Christian solidarity with the Occupy camp was disseminated online. Its signatories included such organisations as Christian Socialist Movement, Greenbelt Festival, London Catholic Worker and Student Christian Movement. The statement argued that “the global economic system...is based on idolatrous subservience to markets”, contending that “we cannot worship both God and money” (Occupy LSX). The camp also received support from the national Quaker and United Reformed Church bodies. In addition, there were direct acts of Christian support, including the prayer described above that took place during the eviction. Another key event was the Sermon on the Steps, an interfaith service reflecting on love, peace and unity which took place on October 29. There were over a dozen Christian speakers at this service, including several clergy.
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Development Human Movement Support Using Android Technology

Development Human Movement Support Using Android Technology

The purpose of this project is lift objects that are beyond the limitation of the persons capability. This can be example such as outdoor product, home applicatio n product and many more where some of them are very heavy and require the use of heavy duty vehicle and can lead to a burden in terms of time and money. Other than that is the burden that a disable person has to go through when they are doing any item lifting. Without the usual help of third person, the disable person would helpless and could not lift the item that they need to carry. Because of these problem, we have develop a project which would help to reduce the burden of these problem where it is call Human Movement Support (HMS).
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Twitter, Social Support Messages, and the #MeToo Movement

Twitter, Social Support Messages, and the #MeToo Movement

Regarding Twitter, the #MeToo movement offers a platform for offering support through social media to victims of sexual violence and harassment all over the world and on an unprecedented scale. Therefore, we offer four reasons for strategically focusing on Twitter rather than other digital platforms. First, Milano’s use of the #MeToo hashtag in the October 15th tweet exploded in popularity with re-tweets (RTs), therefore providing us with a substantial data set with which to work. Second, since many of the #MeToo tweets were publicly available without privacy restrictions, they were easily accessible to those seeking support. Third, the 140-character limitation (now 280) enabled users to distill the message to the most relevant and key elements of support messages, rather than engaging in a longer, more in-depth narrative like those that could appear on Facebook or
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Digital Technology to Support the Trade Union Movement

Digital Technology to Support the Trade Union Movement

The major challenge for employee representation seems to be the joining of the online world and feedback given in spontaneous form with the analog, pres- ence based form of democratic procedures. The technical problems associated with the software have ultimately caused even the closing of the system in the political party in some instances. Nevertheless, advances in voting technologies and basic support for online information and voting systems has the potential to enhance legitimacy as well as democratic principles in organizations based on representative decision-making. However, we need to carefully study and eva- luate the new systems in order to really be sure that they improve participation and processes. It appears to be the case that only some elements of the technolo- gical innovations are useful for broader use in unions. The current literature on user experiences both from consumer research [31] suggests some lines of ar- guments that, nevertheless, require additional, detailed research on specific ap- plications for trade unions. Of course, such evaluations have to be undertaken with hands-on users within the union movement.
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Electromyography of the buccal musculature of octopus (Octopus
bimaculoides): a test of the function of the muscle articulation in
support and movement

Electromyography of the buccal musculature of octopus (Octopus bimaculoides): a test of the function of the muscle articulation in support and movement

The cephalopod buccal mass is a flexible joint in which the lateral mandibular muscle functions as a muscular hydrostat, providing force for opening of the beaks. The superior mandibular muscle probably produces the majority of the closing force. Co-contraction of the superior mandibular muscle and lateral mandibular muscles may stabilize beak movements and might also provide a means of actively controlling the position of the hinge between the beaks. The upper and lower beaks are connected by the lateral mandibular muscles so that they bear any reactive forces generated by the bite and thus they replace the function of the contacting surfaces of articulating skeletal elements. These three functions, a pivot, an antagonistic muscle, and the element that bears compressive and shear forces, are all provided by soft tissue and represent the key functional characteristic of the muscle articulation. Such an arrangement may allow a larger range of motion and greater number of degrees of freedom than a more conventional articulated joint. In the case of the buccal mass, five degrees of freedom were identified (anterior– posterior and dorsal–ventral translations as well as rotations in all three orthogonal planes). A potential trade-off for the gain of this flexibility may be the increased complexity of neuromuscular control that is required to produce this diversity of movement.
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A Support Analysis Framework for mass movement damage assessment: applications to case studies in Calabria (Italy)

A Support Analysis Framework for mass movement damage assessment: applications to case studies in Calabria (Italy)

In the past paragraphs, we use the SAF to appraise the effects caused by mass movements that have already occurred, in or- der to numerically express the different types of damage by means of damage indices. In this paragraph, we applied the SAF to the appraisal of the damage that a mass movement could cause in the future. This kind of application could be obvious dealing with a single phenomenon but can be use- ful in ranking the possible effects of a great number of phe- nomena according to their potential damage, thus allowing the identification of phenomena that most need monitoring or structural works.
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Basal Ganglia Paths Support Acute vs. Automated Execution, Not Movement vs. Stopping

Basal Ganglia Paths Support Acute vs. Automated Execution, Not Movement vs. Stopping

The basal ganglia (BG) are a central component of the brain, crucial to the initiation, execution and learning of adaptive actions. The BG are the major site of the action of dopamine. An important aspect of the BG architecture is the existence of two paths, direct and indirect, having different projection targets and dopamine receptor expression. To understand the BG, dopamine, and related disorders, it is imperative to understand the two paths. The stan- dard account used in neuroscience research for decades posits that the role of the direct path is to support movements, while that of the indirect path is to suppress unselected or completed movements. This account is contradicted by converging evidence. Here, we explain why the arguments supporting the standard account are flawed, and present a new account, in which the role of the indirect path is completely opposite: to support automated execution. Dur- ing acute events, the direct path allows coarse responses. These are refined by competition, and the resulting focused response is executed and learned by the indirect path, assisted by cholinergic interneurons and the subthalamic nu- cleus (STN). The new account allows a novel understanding of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, in particular tremor and rigidity, and of its treatment by STN deep brain stimulation.
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Support vs. solidarity: white involvement in the Aboriginal movement

Support vs. solidarity: white involvement in the Aboriginal movement

2003, 44) regularly dealt with ‘emotional well-meaning “do gooders”’ who did not actually listen to what Aboriginal people had to say. Gary Foley (2000, 75) shares this sentiment, describing patronising and paternalistic attitudes from people who claim to support Indigenous struggles. These supporters are likely to frame Aboriginal activism ‘in ways that suit their own needs and perceptions’ (Amadahy 2007, 7). Other Indigenous activists feel that white supporters are unwilling to accept the violent colonialist history of which they are part, but that acceptance is necessary for a successful coalition (Birch 2004, 19; Foley 2000, 80). Still others find that non- Indigenous supporters require too much attention and education (Amadahy 2007).
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Local Interactions and the Emergence of a Twitter Small World Network

Local interactions and the emergence of a Twitter small world network

The small-world phenomenon is found in many self-organising systems. Systems configured in small-world networks spread information more easily than in random or regular lattice-type networks. Whilst it is a known fact that small-world networks have short average path length and high clustering coefficient in self-organising systems, the ego centralities that maintain the cohe- siveness of small-world network have not been formally defined. Here we show that instantaneous events such as the release of news items via Twitter, coupled with active community arguments related to the news item form a particular type of small-world network. Analysis of the centralities in the network reveals that community arguments maintain the small-world network whilst ac- tively maintaining the cohesiveness and boundary of the group. The results demonstrate how an active Twitter community unconsciously forms a small-world network whilst interacting locally with a bordering community. Over time, such local interactions brought about the global emer- gence of the small-world network, connecting media channels with human activities. Understand- ing the small-world phenomenon in relation to online social or civic movement is important, as evident in the spate of online activists that tipped the power of governments for the better or worst in recent times. The support, or removal of high centrality nodes in such networks has im- portant ramifications in the self-expression of society and civic discourses. The presentation in this article anticipates further exploration of man-made self-organising systems where a larger cluster of ad-hoc and active community maintains the overall cohesiveness of the network.
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An Omnidirectional Stereo Vision-Based Smart Wheelchair

An Omnidirectional Stereo Vision-Based Smart Wheelchair

The purpose of this work is to enhance the abilities of the disabled and the aged and to support their self-movement by smart electric wheelchairs. An electric wheelchair is a device used to compensate for the physical ability of a person who experiences difficulty walking unassisted. Also, since the aged and the disabled often have decreased sens- ing and judgment abilities, it is often important to as- sist these abilities as well as their physical abilities. Even a person with normal sensory and judgmental abilities may not be able to check circumferential safety adequately because an electric wheelchair can change its direction quickly, make a free turn, and move in the reverse direc- tion. Therefore, there are great needs for preventing the great risks of collision, differences in surface levels, and so on.
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Pirate politics between protest movement and the parliament

Pirate politics between protest movement and the parliament

Several members of the United States Pirate Party describe the drafting of the USPP constitution as a disruptive process where disagreements over technicalities of the party organization reflected both organizational and ideological differences (Interview, Emerson, April 21, 2012: Interview, Hall, March 14, 2012). In the USPP, a conflict between those who support direct action and a decentralized organization and those who wish to see a more conventional party structure is intertwined with a parallel conflict concerning the Pirate Party’s relation to extra-parliamentary organizations like Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous. While one fraction finds it necessary for the Pirate Party to distance itself from all kinds of potentially illegal actions another see the Pirate Party as a political branch of a wider range of extra-parliamentary movements, including Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous (Interview, Emerson, April 21, 2012: Interview, Hall, March 14, 2012). A member of the New York Pirate Party for instance expressed the frustration he experienced when his attempts to build a working relationship with Anonymous was wrecked when another party member officially renounced them without consulting him (Interview, Emerson, April 21, 2012).
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Leadership and problems of national development: an assessment of unemployment problem and movement of Nigerian youths to developed countries of the world

Leadership and problems of national development: an assessment of unemployment problem and movement of Nigerian youths to developed countries of the world

The central goal of national development can be attained if the latent energies and skills of youth are adequately exploited and channeled to the transformation of capital asset to national development. Repositioning Nigerian youth for national development will involve introduction of youth development is a process that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive services of activities an experiences that help, them become socially, morally, emotionally and physically competent. Youth leadership is one important part of the youth development process. Youth leadership is both an internal and external process leading the ability to guide or direct others on courses of action, skills and effective communication. The increasing recognition of importance of youth development and leadership for all youths holds both promise and challenge. The leaders should have a change at heart and give all the needed support to the youth as these have the potentiality of re-orienting the youth for greater life challenge. The challenge is great but the promise of better outcome for the youth is greater.
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Changing Nature of Insurgency in Kashmir: its Impact on the Kashmiri Cause of Self-determination with Special References to 2008 and 2010 Agitations

Changing Nature of Insurgency in Kashmir: its Impact on the Kashmiri Cause of Self-determination with Special References to 2008 and 2010 Agitations

The insurgent movement started in Kashmir in the 1990s by dissatisfied Kashmiri youth with an active support provided by Pakistan to liberate the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the clutches of India. The movement costs more than one lakh lives and a heavy damage of property worth in millions. The period beyond 1996 shows continuously a decline in the militancy due to the strong counterinsurgency campaign of the Indian security forces. Though the violet insurgent movement initiated in 1990 period lost the ground in Kashmir, but it was replaced by a much mature nonviolent reflected by 2008 and 2010 peaceful protests against the innocent killings. The period from 1990 to 1997 Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a number of insurgent groups with different ideologies from pro-Kashmir to pro-Pakistan stand. The main purpose of this paper is to analyse changing nature of militancy from the violent towards nonviolent way of résistance that the Kashmiri people shows against the Indian rule.
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“A Thorn in the Side of Great Britain”: C.L.R. James and the Caribbean Labour Rebellions of the 1930s

“A Thorn in the Side of Great Britain”: C.L.R. James and the Caribbean Labour Rebellions of the 1930s

fraternal greetings to the toiling workers of Trinidad and Barbados, and other West Indian Colonies, and pledges its wholehearted support for the right of Trade Unionism, Collective Bargaining, and for general economic and social development. It condemns the repressive measures adopted by the representative of vested interests in these islands in trying to prevent these West Indian workers from securing their legitimate economic demands of increased wages and shorter hours, and calls upon the Colonial Office to institute enquires into the labour conditions in the West Indies. This meeting also appeals to the British Trade Union movement to keep a vigilant watch over labour conditions in the Colonial Sections of the Empire and to render these colonial workers the maximum amount of support, advice and aid in establishing and developing the principles of Trade Unionism, as the only means of preventing British Imperialism from using the Colonial workers to lower the standard of wages of the English workers. 49
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