Vision-Based Hand-Gesture Applications

submitted by: jpwachs
The use of hand gesture interfaces to control computer games, robots, medical visualization devices and crisis management systems allows an expressive, natural and intuitive way of interaction. However, in order to successfully implement hand gesture systems for diverse everyday environments, significant technical and usability challenges must be overcome. Such systems should have; fast response times, high recognition accuracy, ease of learning and a high degree of user satisfaction. These...
Authors: Yael Edan, Helman Stern, Mathias Kölsch, Juan Wachs

Cellular and Functional Optical Coherence Tomography of the Human Retina (The Cogan Lecture)

submitted by: arvojenny
An imaging modality that allows for fast, simultaneous, noninvasive probing of both three-dimensional (3D) cellular resolution retinal morphology and depth-resolved function could substantially improve the early diagnosis of various retinal diseases that are the leading causes of blindness worldwide and could contribute to a better understanding of retinal pathogenesis and enhanced therapy monitoring. In addition to user friendliness, reliability, and cost, the key technological parameters...
Authors: Wolfgang Drexler

Tetralogy of Fallot Repair in Patients 40 Years or Older.

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Joseph Dearani, Consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: ) appearing in the December 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, describing surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot in adults.

Above and below knee femoropopliteal bypass techniques

submitted by: drgoncu

Femoral and popliteal artery exposure techniques
Above and below knee femoropopliteal bypass techniques with using biosynthetic vascular grafts

A Population-Based Study of Trends in the Use of Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty, 1969-2008

submitted by: mcgheekkm

In this video, Daniel Berry, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery discusses the findings of a paper in which he and his coauthors evaluated the utilization rates of total hip and total knee arthroplasty from 1969-2008 in one county in MN.

Heisler et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings Feb 2010 Article Re: Complication Rates in Patients undergoing Vaginal Hysterectomies

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Dr. Christine Heisler, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, discusses complication rates between local and referral patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy at Mayo Clinic; this study was published in the February 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.