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New AI technique creates 3-D shapes from 2-D images. AI computers may soon be able to create new 3-D shapes just by looking at two 2-D images, such as photos, says Purdue University professor Karthik Ramani, and also come up with shapes for new images such as by "hallucination. " (Purdue University image) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new technique that uses the artificial intelligence methods of machine learning and deep learning is able to create 3-D shapes from 2-D images, such as photographs, and is even able to create new, never-before-seen shapes.

Karthik Ramani, Purdue's Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, says that the "magical" capability of AI deep learning is that it is able to learn abstractly. "If you show it hundreds of thousands of shapes of something such as a car, if you then show it a 2-D image of a car, it can reconstruct that model in 3-D," he says. "It can even take two 2-D images and create a 3-D shape between the two, which we call 'hallucination.'" <a href=" The 30 Elements of Consumer Value: A Hierarchy. When customers evaluate a product or service, they weigh its perceived value against the asking price. Marketers have generally focused much of their time and energy on managing the price side of that equation, since raising prices can immediately boost profits. But that’s the easy part: Pricing usually consists of managing a relatively small set of numbers, and pricing analytics and tactics are highly evolved.

What consumers truly value, however, can be difficult to pin down and psychologically complicated. How can leadership teams actively manage value or devise ways to deliver more of it, whether functional (saving time, reducing cost) or emotional (reducing anxiety, providing entertainment)? The amount and nature of value in a particular product or service always lie in the eye of the beholder, of course. Yet universal building blocks of value do exist, creating opportunities for companies to improve their performance in current markets or break into new ones.

Growing Revenue. The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History. The launch of Pokémon Go this summer was a huge success—both for the gaming industry and for Augmented Reality (AR). After launching in July 2016, the game hit its peak in August of almost 45 million users. Despite the fact that Niantic, the American software development company that developed Pokémon Go, has failed to maintain high levels of engagement on the game (its current user base is now 30 million users), the phenomenon demonstrated AR’s potential to be adopted by mainstream culture.

In a previous piece I discussed why some AR apps are destined to be forgotten as gimmicks, and what mistakes marketers should avoid when trying to deploy them. But it is just as important to ask: What has contributed to AR’s increasing success? Pokémon Go hits all of these targets, and it offers useful direction for designing future AR games. Phase 1: Attention-grabbing early efforts The first commercial AR application appeared in 2008. Phase 2: Trying on products at home. 100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs. Digital tools help you become more efficient with communication, prototyping, designing, photo editing and much more. Image credit: Pexels. Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done. In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

I have tried hundreds of different tools to help me with communication, prototyping, designing, photo editing, copywriting and much more. Today I’m sharing my ultimate list of 100 useful web design tools for creative entrepreneurs. You’ll find tools to assist you with typography, logo design, collaboration, prototyping and much more. Typography Fontface Ninja (Free) – Identify that cool font on the page you are browsing. Stock Photos Unsplash (Free) – 10 new photos every 10 days.

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Google Maps. Complications And Preventive Measures. Complications and Preventive Measures Pneumatic tourniquets are used in over 1 million surgical cases annually in North America. The potential for injury assumes startling proportions. Injuries resulting from pneumatic tourniquet use are commonly pressure—related, and can also be caused by excessive tourniquet time. While the majority of these problems may be transient, and perhaps even unnoticeable, some are permanent or reversible only over extended time periods with prolonged disability being experienced by the afflicted person. Nerve Injury Nerve injury is the most common complication from the use of tourniquets during upper - extremity surgery, and can also occur in thigh and lower leg cuff applications. Limb paralysis is also referred to as nerve paralysis or tourniquet paralysis syndrome.

Paralysis can produce considerable disability and psychological stress in affected persons. Causes Preventive Measures Never use a tourniquet for more than the recommended period of time. Summary. Mason allen suture at DuckDuckGo. Google Maps. GetSharedSiteSession?rc=4&redirect= To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription. Click here to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Fig. 1 Davis protocol (variables). Fig. 2 Knee Society clinical score. Fig. 3 Knee functional score. Fig. 4 Mean values and P value of knee extension ROM. Fig. 5 Mean values and P value of knee flexion ROM.

Fig. 6 Mean peak values of knee internal rotation moment. Fig. 7 Mean values of internal-external rotation range of motion. Fig. 8 Mean values of knee internal-external rotation moment vs % gait cycle. Abstract Background Total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) using well-designed, fixed bearing prostheses, such as medial pivot (MP), have produced good long-term results. Methods Two groups (MPs = 24 and RP-PSs = 22 subjects) were examined by using 3D gait analysis. Results No statistically significant difference was demonstrated between the 2 groups in kinetics (P = .389) or kinematics (P = .275). Conclusion In the present study, no wear advantages were found between 2 TKAs. Cost of total knee replacements in Australia, UK, US & more: 7 points. Healthcare costs vary widely the world over, according to the 2015 Comparative Price Report by the International Federation of Health Plans.

According to the report, knee replacements cost on average: • $6,687 in Spain• $7,795 in South Africa• $15,941 in Australia• $16,508 in New Zealand• $18,451 in the United Kingdom• $20,132 in Switzerland• $28,184 in the Unites States More articles on orthopedics:Consumer Reports: 34 top-rated US hospitals for hip replacementsAOSSM to induct Dr. K. Donald Shelbourne into Hall of Fame — 9 highlightsUCL tear location in pitchers may help determine if surgery is needed: 3 notes from new research. SURJUN Femoral trunion ball system Feb 16 2016. MEM ArticlePage.