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  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    McMaster Health Forum;
    Country: Canada
  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2017
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Renwick, William;
    Country: Canada
  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2010
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Khaled, Dania N.;
    Country: Canada

    This paper demonstrates the examination of change in a country. The main element used to measure that change is architecture. The form, development, quality and quantity of the architecture displays the country's change and shows us how it begins to effect many aspects in the country. Qatar is the main case study in this paper, as it is growing rapidly and is exploding with new construction everywhere. Qatar is a young country that gained independence in 1850 and is known to be proud of its culture, religion, and traditions. These elements are what gave Qatar, and the Gulf region, a unique identity and these elements are what unite its people. Culture in the Arab world is portrayed through behavior, fashion, dialect, interior and exterior design. In the past, everything in Qatar, from peoples’ lifestyles and fashion to their buildings and homes, reflects who Qataris are as a people, and reflects their country. Identity is a series of characteristics, extracted from culture, that make someone or something unique enough to distinguish them from others; these characteristics are depicted in history, buildings are architecture, and in peoples’ lifestyles and clothing. Recently, all these aspects have been gradually changing to give Qatar a more recognized and respected international status. The West recognizes in Qatar an aspect of familiarity that is depicted in the country’s style in architecture, homes and fashion. I have personally witnessed this change over the past fifteen years in Qatar.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2017
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Davis, Matthew;
    Country: Canada

    Instructions for setting up the Linux subsystem on Windows 10.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Manley, Dustin P.;
    Country: Canada

    This study combines the fields of communication studies and psychology in order to determine the relationship between personality type, academic background, and social media content. Ten participants from each of McMaster University’s seven undergraduate faculties completed a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to determine their personality type, and submitted 10 personally written status updates or comments from the social media platforms of Twitter or Facebook. The Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanation (CAVE) method was used to analyze 630 social media content to determine overall positive or negative explanatory style. The dominant personality types at McMaster University as determined by the 70 participants are: INFP, ENFJ, and ISTJ. In type preference it was found that 68% of the participants prefer the attitude of Introversion (I), 70% prefer the perceptive function of Intuition (N), 54.3% prefer the judging function of Thinking (T), and 61.4% prefer the orientation of Judging (J). The following personality preferences were found to be correlated with the CAVE’s explanatory dichotomies: Internal/External with Sensing (S) / Judging (J), Stable/Unstable with Extraversion (E) / Sensing, Global/Specific with Sensing/Thinking, and Controllable/Uncontrollable with Sensing. Of the 630 submitted social media content, 68.4% of them were found describing positive events. It was found that 92.1% of the social media content contained an optimistic explanatory style. These findings strongly suggest that the majority of content written and uploaded on social media is positive and that personality type plays a minor role in content and explanations produced. It is concluded from these results that social media is an inherently positive medium for university students. The primary reason for this is believed to be a result of social media being an immensely public sphere forcing all individuals, regardless of personality type, to engage in higher levels of self-monitoring.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Truong, Scott;
    Country: Canada

    The aim of the project is to develop a device capable of quantifying and displaying moisture content in the skin. By measuring moisture, it is possible to prevent drying and in turn, the symptoms of Eczema. In regards to Eczema, dry skin must be avoided at all times because it can cause a chain of symptoms. Therefore, the device must be portable to provide continual feedback. Skin moisture can be quantified as water content in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. Using an Inter-Digital Capacitor, the amount of skin moisture can be measured as a proportional increase in capacitance due to the dielectric properties of water. As a result, moist skin will be indicated by a large increase in capacitance while dry skin would produce a small increase. The device has the potential to improve the quality of life for those with Eczema. The theory behind my device, the hardware design, experimental results, and efficacy of the system are presented.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Zhitomirsky, David;
    Country: Canada

    A novel posture correction apparatus was developed with the aim of stroke patient rehabilitation, specifically designed for patients with bodily neglect. The apparatus is based on an accelerometer system, capable of tracking tilt in three dimensions. The apparatus is portable and worn on the chest, and is extendable in design to other parts of the body. The approach to tilt sensing and posture correction taken here relies on small DC motor actuators implemented to notify the user of incorrect posture, based on their direction of tilt. The design takes into account patient differences, and has calibration procedures to accommodate for different users and prevent sensor drift. Tilt is also continuously monitored on a remote computer, where signals from the accelerometer are transmitted wirelessly via a microcontroller and RF module. It was found that the system could reliably track tilt and thus posture, and the feedback mechanism was effective at notifying the user about incorrect posture. Thus, this mountable system is an effective way to track and monitor posture, and is especially applicable to stroke patient rehabilitation.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Pratt, Isaac; Brodeur, Jay;
    Country: Canada

    The McMaster Research Data Management (RDM) Needs Survey assessed the practices, challenges, and needs of researchers working within the institution. The survey asked researchers about their awareness of funding mandates for research data management, how they store and back up their data, how they and their trainees and collaborators work with research data, how they share their data, the barriers and challenges they face working with research data, and their awareness and interest in RDM services at McMaster.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Lavis, John N.; Boyko, Jennifer;
    Country: Canada

    An assessment of what is known about problems related to supporting chronic pain management, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of supporting chronic pain management across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    O'Reilly, Jason;
    Country: Canada

    Currently there exist a great deal of medication to deal with various mental disorders. Many of these medications serve similar purposes though only a select few work for a given individual. It can take several weeks to assess if any given medication is even working effectively. The purpose of this project is to develop an objective approach to diagnosing and more accurately treating various mental disorders with medications. To accomplish this one can observe relationships between surface currents of the brain and the patients mental disorder through statistical pattern recognition methods and appropriately assign a specific treatment using data a psychologist could not observe. The task has high computational requirements and made use of the McMaster electrical engineering grid. A framework to manipulate gigabytes of EEG data was established. A method to obtain features necessary was coded into the framework. Conducting a literary review of the field showed many similar depression calculations. Based on these depression feature calculations, an EEG analysis framework was established to easily obtain a number of studied features. Feature selection was used to find features which discriminate between classes. These features were then input into an support vector machine creating a classifier specifically designed for depression separation. A test data set of normals was used to perform relevant depression calculations including band powers, inter-hemispheric power ratios and coherences between all channel among other prominent calculations common throughout the EEG depression field. Results of the system were then analyzed to ensure accuracy and meaningfulness.

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Include:
483 Research products, page 1 of 49
  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    McMaster Health Forum;
    Country: Canada
  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2017
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Renwick, William;
    Country: Canada
  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2010
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Khaled, Dania N.;
    Country: Canada

    This paper demonstrates the examination of change in a country. The main element used to measure that change is architecture. The form, development, quality and quantity of the architecture displays the country's change and shows us how it begins to effect many aspects in the country. Qatar is the main case study in this paper, as it is growing rapidly and is exploding with new construction everywhere. Qatar is a young country that gained independence in 1850 and is known to be proud of its culture, religion, and traditions. These elements are what gave Qatar, and the Gulf region, a unique identity and these elements are what unite its people. Culture in the Arab world is portrayed through behavior, fashion, dialect, interior and exterior design. In the past, everything in Qatar, from peoples’ lifestyles and fashion to their buildings and homes, reflects who Qataris are as a people, and reflects their country. Identity is a series of characteristics, extracted from culture, that make someone or something unique enough to distinguish them from others; these characteristics are depicted in history, buildings are architecture, and in peoples’ lifestyles and clothing. Recently, all these aspects have been gradually changing to give Qatar a more recognized and respected international status. The West recognizes in Qatar an aspect of familiarity that is depicted in the country’s style in architecture, homes and fashion. I have personally witnessed this change over the past fifteen years in Qatar.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2017
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Davis, Matthew;
    Country: Canada

    Instructions for setting up the Linux subsystem on Windows 10.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Manley, Dustin P.;
    Country: Canada

    This study combines the fields of communication studies and psychology in order to determine the relationship between personality type, academic background, and social media content. Ten participants from each of McMaster University’s seven undergraduate faculties completed a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to determine their personality type, and submitted 10 personally written status updates or comments from the social media platforms of Twitter or Facebook. The Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanation (CAVE) method was used to analyze 630 social media content to determine overall positive or negative explanatory style. The dominant personality types at McMaster University as determined by the 70 participants are: INFP, ENFJ, and ISTJ. In type preference it was found that 68% of the participants prefer the attitude of Introversion (I), 70% prefer the perceptive function of Intuition (N), 54.3% prefer the judging function of Thinking (T), and 61.4% prefer the orientation of Judging (J). The following personality preferences were found to be correlated with the CAVE’s explanatory dichotomies: Internal/External with Sensing (S) / Judging (J), Stable/Unstable with Extraversion (E) / Sensing, Global/Specific with Sensing/Thinking, and Controllable/Uncontrollable with Sensing. Of the 630 submitted social media content, 68.4% of them were found describing positive events. It was found that 92.1% of the social media content contained an optimistic explanatory style. These findings strongly suggest that the majority of content written and uploaded on social media is positive and that personality type plays a minor role in content and explanations produced. It is concluded from these results that social media is an inherently positive medium for university students. The primary reason for this is believed to be a result of social media being an immensely public sphere forcing all individuals, regardless of personality type, to engage in higher levels of self-monitoring.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Truong, Scott;
    Country: Canada

    The aim of the project is to develop a device capable of quantifying and displaying moisture content in the skin. By measuring moisture, it is possible to prevent drying and in turn, the symptoms of Eczema. In regards to Eczema, dry skin must be avoided at all times because it can cause a chain of symptoms. Therefore, the device must be portable to provide continual feedback. Skin moisture can be quantified as water content in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. Using an Inter-Digital Capacitor, the amount of skin moisture can be measured as a proportional increase in capacitance due to the dielectric properties of water. As a result, moist skin will be indicated by a large increase in capacitance while dry skin would produce a small increase. The device has the potential to improve the quality of life for those with Eczema. The theory behind my device, the hardware design, experimental results, and efficacy of the system are presented.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Zhitomirsky, David;
    Country: Canada

    A novel posture correction apparatus was developed with the aim of stroke patient rehabilitation, specifically designed for patients with bodily neglect. The apparatus is based on an accelerometer system, capable of tracking tilt in three dimensions. The apparatus is portable and worn on the chest, and is extendable in design to other parts of the body. The approach to tilt sensing and posture correction taken here relies on small DC motor actuators implemented to notify the user of incorrect posture, based on their direction of tilt. The design takes into account patient differences, and has calibration procedures to accommodate for different users and prevent sensor drift. Tilt is also continuously monitored on a remote computer, where signals from the accelerometer are transmitted wirelessly via a microcontroller and RF module. It was found that the system could reliably track tilt and thus posture, and the feedback mechanism was effective at notifying the user about incorrect posture. Thus, this mountable system is an effective way to track and monitor posture, and is especially applicable to stroke patient rehabilitation.

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Pratt, Isaac; Brodeur, Jay;
    Country: Canada

    The McMaster Research Data Management (RDM) Needs Survey assessed the practices, challenges, and needs of researchers working within the institution. The survey asked researchers about their awareness of funding mandates for research data management, how they store and back up their data, how they and their trainees and collaborators work with research data, how they share their data, the barriers and challenges they face working with research data, and their awareness and interest in RDM services at McMaster.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Lavis, John N.; Boyko, Jennifer;
    Country: Canada

    An assessment of what is known about problems related to supporting chronic pain management, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of supporting chronic pain management across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    O'Reilly, Jason;
    Country: Canada

    Currently there exist a great deal of medication to deal with various mental disorders. Many of these medications serve similar purposes though only a select few work for a given individual. It can take several weeks to assess if any given medication is even working effectively. The purpose of this project is to develop an objective approach to diagnosing and more accurately treating various mental disorders with medications. To accomplish this one can observe relationships between surface currents of the brain and the patients mental disorder through statistical pattern recognition methods and appropriately assign a specific treatment using data a psychologist could not observe. The task has high computational requirements and made use of the McMaster electrical engineering grid. A framework to manipulate gigabytes of EEG data was established. A method to obtain features necessary was coded into the framework. Conducting a literary review of the field showed many similar depression calculations. Based on these depression feature calculations, an EEG analysis framework was established to easily obtain a number of studied features. Feature selection was used to find features which discriminate between classes. These features were then input into an support vector machine creating a classifier specifically designed for depression separation. A test data set of normals was used to perform relevant depression calculations including band powers, inter-hemispheric power ratios and coherences between all channel among other prominent calculations common throughout the EEG depression field. Results of the system were then analyzed to ensure accuracy and meaningfulness.

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