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case-report

Transient venous air embolism after ERCP: worrisome or not?

examination performed 8 hours later revealed a marked reduction in the number of microbubbles (Video 2 – available at www.jultrason.pl), while computed tomography performed 4 hours afterwards showed massive retropneumoperitoneum (Fig. 4), though the intrahepatic portal venous gas was no longer visible. Surgical intervention was performed on an emergency basis with debridement and multiple drainage of the retroperitoneal cavity (Fig. 5). The patient’s condition improved slowly, and he was discharged 4

Theodor Alexandru Voiosu, Andrada Viorela Gheorghe, Gabriel Lepădat, Radu Bogdan Mateescu, Mihai Rimbaș

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 80, e67–e69

Article

TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS AND MODELLING TO PREDICT AVIATION SAFETY PERFORMANCE INDEX

Safety performance index is a tool with the potential to grasp the intangible domain of aviation safety, based on quantification of meaningful aviation safety system properties. The tool itself was developed in the form of Aerospace Performance Factor and is already available for the aviation industry. However, the tool turned out to be rather unsuccessful as its potential was not fully recognised by the industry. This paper introduces performed analysis on the potential and it outlines new

Andrej LALIŠ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 51–58

research-article

HEALTH AND SAFETY PERCEPTION OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SAUDI ARABIA

losses could be attributed to medical bills for the treatment and rehabilitation of injured persons, downtime due to the suspension of production, workers’ compensation, cost of repair and/or replacement of damaged equipment, amongst others [4]. The risks are further increased when there is a general lack of awareness or the absence of strict implementation of safety rules and regulations predominate. The prevalence of such behaviors and attitudes impedes the progress and overall success of an

Muizz O. SANNI-ANIBIRE, Abubakar S. MAHMOUD, Mohammad A. HASSANAIN, Faleh ALMUTAIRI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 3, 107–118

Article

EVALUATING THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF ROUNDABOUTS

The use of roundabouts is well recognized for sustaining an efficient and safe intersection. However, the safety results may vary based on the prevailing conditions. Therefore, this study assesses the safety performance of roundabouts in Jordan. This study developed a predictive model by collecting and analyzing all accident records of 12 major urban roundabouts in the country over 3 years. For developing the model, this study employed an accident frequency analysis. The model calculated the

Mo'ath ALSHANNAQ, Rana IMAM

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 141–152

Research Article

PROBABILISTIC MODEL FOR AIRPORT RUNWAY SAFETY AREAS

The Laboratory of Aviation Safety and Security at CTU in Prague has recently started a project aimed at runway protection zones. The probability of exceeding by a certain distance from the runway in common incident/accident scenarios (take-off/landing overrun/veer-off, landing undershoot) is being identified relative to the runway for any airport. As a result, the size and position of safety areas around runways are defined for the chosen probability. The basis for probability calculation is a

Stanislav SZABO, Peter VITTEK, Jakub KRAUS, Vladimír PLOS, Andrej LALIŠ, Marek ŠTUMPER, Iveta VAJDOVÁ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 89–97

research-article

THE APPLICATION OF RELIABILITY REALLOCATION MODEL IN TRAFFIC SAFETY ANALYSIS ON RURAL ROADS

road. The research in Europe showed that the EU28 collectively reduced the number of road deaths by 19% over the period 2010–2016 [2]. The analysis of road safety by road type in 2015 in most European countries shows that more than 50% of accidents occurred on rural roads. For example, more than 50% of fatalities occurred on rural roads in Hungary (54%), Slovenia (55%), Denmark (56%), United Kingdom (59%), whereas more than 70% occurred in Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, and Lithuania. Less

Svetlana BAČKALIĆ, Dragan JOVANOVIĆ, Todor BAČKALIĆ, Boško MATOVIĆ, Miloš PLJAKIĆ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 115–125

Review

FIRE SAFETY IN THE BUILT-ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY IN A RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

1. INTRODUCTION Fire safety is one of the most significant concerns in the built-environment domain, due to its vital role for the survival of human beings and protection of properties. Residential facilities provide shelters for people of different ages, gender and even health levels. In fact, most people spend at least one quarter of their lives in their accommodation, practicing several kinds of activities, in different times. These residential facilities should be planned, designed and

Mohammad B. HAMIDA, Mohammad A. HASSANAIN

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 27–34

Research Article

Center of road traffic safety education for children and youths – modern educational center in road traffic safety

The paper is about the idea of establishment of road safety education center to improve road users behavior, which is in line with the National Road Safety Policy till 2020 of government of Poland. Through this center various educational activities, programs, European Union projects for road safety were launched since 2003. The authors have introduced those programs, showing their effectiveness as well have mentioned about future plan for expansion to achieve Vision Zero. The paper presents

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA, Maria DĄBROWSKA-LORANC

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 137–148

Article

IMPROVING SAFETY ON THE CROSSWALKS WITH THE USE OF FUZZY LOGIC

The article provides an analysis of the global trends in the field of city transport systems’ safety. Currently, the efforts to increase the proportion of trips made by foot or by non-motorized transport are being made. That is why the problem of ensuring safety of the most vulnerable road users is relevant. The statistics of traffic accidents with victims, as well as the factors that cause such accidents, is analysed. Simulation has shown that rational management can reduce the

Irina MAKAROVA, Ksenia SHUBENKOVA, Vadim MAVRIN, Polina BUYVOL

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 97–109

Research Article

Application of the AHP method to analyze the significance of the factors affecting road traffic safety

Over the past twenty years, the number of vehicles registered in Poland has grown rapidly. At the same time, a relatively small increase in the length of the road network has been observed. As a result of the limited capacity of available infrastructure, it leads to significant congestion and to increase of the probability of road accidents. The overall level of road safety depends on many factors - the behavior of road users, infrastructure solutions and the development of automotive

Justyna SORDYL

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 57–68

Research Article

ADVANCED DRIVER SAFETY SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR THE URBAN TYPE VEHICLE

Smart Power Team is currently working on the design of an urban electric vehicle designed to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon. One important aspect of this type of vehicle characteristics is it safety. The project of advanced driver assistance systems has included some proposals of such systems and the concept of their execution. The first concept, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), is to build a system of informing a driver about vehicles appearing in the blind spot. The system constitutes

Katarzyna JEZIERSKA-KRUPA, Maciej KRYSIAK, Wojciech SKARKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 137–149

Article

CONSTRUCTION OF TRACEABILITY SYSTEM FOR MAINTENANCE OF QUALITY AND SAFETY OF BEEF

In order to allow consumers to trace to the whole process of beef breeding, production and processing after purchasing beef, to achieve smart, fast and practical goals for quality and safety of beef traceability system, B / S (Browser / Server) mode architecture is used to build quality beef traceability system based on RFID technology in this paper. First, the system is analyzed, the structure and database system are designed and the key technologies to achieve traceability system is explored

Wanli Zhang, Xiaoying Yang, Qixiang Song

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 782–800

Research Article

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS PROMOTING USE OF SAFETY BELTS AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS: RESULTS OF SURVEY ON ROAD USERS BEHAVIOUR REGARDING RESTRAINTS

This article focuses on road traffic safety in Poland, where the risk of serious injury and death in accident has remained high. We present examples of campaigns on the use of seat belts and child restraints system between 2005 and 2015 promoting positive behaviour in road traffic. Results of self-reported data from survey in real traffic on vehicles’ road user’s behaviour due to the usage of protective equipment between 2014-2016 were collected and analysed. The scientific achievement of the

Katarzyna SICINSKA, Maria DABROWSKA-LORANC

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 77–90

research-article

INTELLIGENT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED SAFETY OF PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC LIGHTS

1. INTRODUCTION The traffic control and road safety are a major issue for contemporary society. The United Nations declared the period 2011-2020 the “Decade of Action for Road Safety” [1]. In the White paper from 2011, the European Commission suggested a new approach towards a “zero-vision” on road safety, in order to eliminate the fatalities and severe injuries occurring on the European Union roads. With decision № 946/22.12.2011, the Ministry Council of Bulgaria adopted the National strategy

Boris EVSTATIEV, Toncho BALBUZANOV, Ivan BELOEV, Velizara PENCHEVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 35–43

Research Article

SIMULATION MODELING IN IMPROVING PEDESTRIANS’ SAFETY AT NON-SIGNALIZED CROSSWALKS

Summary. The paper presents an analysis of road traffic accidents at non-signalized pedestrian crosswalks. A field study was conducted to determine the parameters for traffic and pedestrian flow, and construct the simulation models enabling experimentation at different loadings on the street and road network. Variants for improving the pedestrian safety at non-signalized crosswalks have been proposed. Simulation modeling of the proposed managerial decisions is expected to diminish the

Irina MAKAROVA, Rifat KHABIBULLIN, Vadim MAVRIN, Eduard BELYAEV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 139–150

Article

MODELLING THE RANKING OF LITHUANIAN RAILWAYS LEVEL CROSSING BY SAFETY LEVEL

The article describes the assessment of safety of Lithuanian Railways level crossing. The statistical analysis of the railway accidents in Lithuania and abroad in recent years has shown that about 30% of all transport accidents in railway occur at railway level crossings. The safety assessment of the country's crossings is carried out considering the following technical criteria: the category of crossing, visibility, the intensity of the movement of trains and road vehicle, the width of the

Gintautas BUREIKA, Marek KOMAIŠKO, Virgilijus JASTREMSKAS

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 11–22

Article

RESEARCH OF THE FORKLIFT POWER-ASSISTED STEERING SYSTEM BASED ON SAFETY STEERING SPEED CONTROL

Enhancing the safety of forklift power-assisted steering system is a problem urgently to be solved in practice. First of all, forklift power-assisted steering system model is established according to Lagrange dynamical equations, and three variable assistance characteristics curve fitted for reach trucks is designed combined with fuzzy control algorithm. Then sliding mode variable-structure control method based on motor current control is used tracking the target current and making contrast

Yan He, Benxian Xiao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 749–765

Article

HYDRO PNEUMATIC MECHANICAL ENERGY ABSORBER ENHANCING PASSIVE SAFETY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyse a mechanical device designed to enhance the safety of a motor vehicle. The topic is addressed by analysing the method of absorbing kinetic energy during a car collision with an obstacle. The article analyses opportunities to convert motor vehicle’s kinetic energy into another type of energy in the case of collision. For this purpose, various mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic devices are normally used. Such devices are designed to

Marijonas BOGDEVIČIUS, Rolandas VITKŪNAS

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 5–17

Article

EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF A SELECTED FLIGHT PERSONNEL AND SW: PRESURVEY FOR TRANSPORT SAFETY

Flight personnel have various factors that cause high psychological stress during the performance of flight tasks, thereby influencing their psycho-physiological experience, which may be a cause of a breach of air traffic safety. The paper presents the results of an experimental verification of task management under load, which allowed selection of probands from a sample of 100 participants in the presurvey. Overall, 70% of the probands achieved better results than the minimum level of success

Miroslav KELEMEN, Matej ANTOŠKO, Stanislav SZABO, Luboš SOCHA, Jaroslav JEVČÁK, Ladislav CHOMA, Alica TOBISOVÁ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 145–154

Article

SAFETY OF COMPLEX AIRCRAFT ERGATIC SYSTEMS

In this paper, aircraft safety of complex critical systems in terms of the automation and safety has been investigated. We think, due to the automation, the role of operators has shifted from active control to passive monitoring.  Performing this last task even might be more difficult because of the monotony and needs of realization of the active control in emergency situation. The management of complex ergatic systems is relevant at the present stage of the development of science and

Jan PIL'A, Jaroslaw KOZUBA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 101–110

Article

FINANCING PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES FROM PUBLIC FUNDS

The paper deals with the issue of efficiency of public passenger transport through financial support from public funds from the perspective of improving road safety. The aim is to verify the hypothesis that financing public passenger transport from public funds is a significant tool to influence the number of passengers carried by individual automobile transport, and thus it can be used a tool for influencing road safety in a particular territory. The first part of the paper analyses the

Miloš POLIAK, Štefánia SEMANOVÁ, Michaela MRNÍKOVÁ, Lenka KOMAČKOVÁ, Patrícia ŠIMURKOVÁ, Adela POLIAKOVÁ, Salvador HERNANDES

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 61–72

Research Article

Impact of the economic crisis on the roadworthiness of vehicles in the Republic of Croatia

The impact of the economic crisis, i.e. the decrease in purchasing power in the Republic of Croatia, has been reflected negatively on the sales of new road vehicles and the maintenance plan of used road vehicles. A comparison of the results of technical inspections on vehicle roadworthiness has indicated a slight increase in unroadworthy vehicles, with a tendency for this to increase. Unroadworthiness and the average age of vehicles amounting to 12.18 years prompt for thinking about road safety

Stipe BILIĆ, Ana-Mari JANKOVIĆ, Martina LJUBIĆ HINIĆ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 83–90

case-report

A position paper on breastfeeding by women with epilepsy – working group report

provides an educational, practical and organizational aspects. It will allow for the introduction of a uniform protocol of conduct in Poland, which in turn will improve the safety of the mother and her child. The safety of breastfeeding while taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is a serious concern for both women with epilepsy and their neurologists, obstetricians, neonatologists and paediatricians. Confirmation of these dilemmas is contained in the report “Practice parameter update” of the American

Joanna Jędrzejczak, Maria Wilińska, Ewa Kamińska, Ryszard Lauterbach, Ewa Helwich, Teresa Jackowska, Ewa Nagańska, Natalia Jacyna, Beata Majkowska-Zwolińska

Journal of Epileptology , 37–55

Article

DECELERATION AND DEFORMATION DURING DYNAMIC LOADING OF MODEL CAR BODY PARTS AFTER POST-ACCIDENT REPAIR

Absorption of impact energy by the passive safety elements of the vehicle body is the basic feature to ensure conditions of safety for the driver and passengers in transport. The parts especially designed for this objective in the self-supporting car body are longitudinals. Their energy-absorbing features are designed in different ways. Evaluation of the degree to which the vehicle (body) ensures safety during a collision is difficult and expensive. Usually, tests under impact conditions are

Damian HADRYŚ, Andrzej KUBIK, Zbigniew STANIK

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 5–16

Article

RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF RIGID PILE CAPS USING AN ITERATIVE STRUT-AND-TIE MODEL

available in the literature is used to test the model. The partial safety factors method is employed for pile caps design and structural safety is evaluated by means of the reliability index. The small failure probability, estimated through the reliability index, demonstrates the safety of the proposed method. A numerical example of practical use of the model is also presented.

José Milton de ARAÚJO

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 65–75

Research Article

CRASH SAFETY OF A TYPICAL BAY TABLE IN A RAILWAY VEHICLE

secondary collision. In some cases tables have tended to be structurally weak; they easily detach from the side walls and/or floor mounting. Subsequently these become unguided missiles that strike occupants, resulting in injuries. This paper presents an analysis of the crash performance of a typical bay table. The results provide some understanding of the table’s crash safety, giving an indication of its impact aggression. Table materials are characterised using quasi-static compressive tests. In

Emmanuel MATSIKA, Qian PENG

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 97–110

research-article

SAFETY ANALYSIS OF TAP WATER BIOSTABILITY

1. INTRODUCTION The primary and basic subject which the concept of water safety concerns is the consumer. A measure of safety in relation to water consumers is risk, defined as the probability of undesirable event occurrence (cause), whose consequence may be a real threat to the lives or health of water consumers (effect). When analysing the functioning of the water distribution subsystem (WDS) in terms of the protection of water consumers mainly the resistance of system to various types of

Barbara TCHÓRZEWSKA-CIEŚLAK, Dorota PAPCIAK, Katarzyna PIETRUCHA-URBANIK, Andżelika PIETRZYK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 1, 149–154

Research Article

Organoleptic Properties Remote Sensing and LifeTime Prediction along the Perishables Goods Supply-Chain

Nowadays, two of the most compelling challenges in the field of food safety and certification are the reduction of the multitude of food losses and wastes in the supply chain and the improvement of certification and monitoring procedures during each stage of production. The aim of this paper is to propose an effective solution to both problems: a wireless sensor network (WSN) combined with a further data processing for real-time monitoring and shelf life prediction.

V.F. Annese, G.E. Biccario, S. Cipriani, D. De Venuto

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

Article

Discussion on the Factors of Stability for Benchmark Example with a Spherical Failure Surface in Clay

A three-dimensional slope stability problem involving a spherical failure surface in clay is often used in the literature as a benchmark example against which numerical models are validated. In the existing research literature, the analytical expression has been obtained for the factors of safety by assuming plane-strain mechanisms during slope failure. And the hypothesis does not comply with the actual project due to the size effect of slope and surrounding constraints placed on the slope

Jinhui Liu, Wantao Ding

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 49–53

Research Article

ELECTRODES WITH VARIOUS AMOUNT OF NICKEL FOR TRUCK FRAME REPAIRS

Summary. The goal of this paper is to analyze the exploitation and safety conditions of weld steel structure of car body truck frames after welding repairs made by covered electrodes. The main role of conditions in connected with materials, alloy elements in steel and filer materials, welding technology, state of stress and temperature. Because of that, good selection of steel and choice of welding method for proper steel structure repairs are very important. For responsible steel, structures

Michał MIROS, Wojciech MAJEWSKI, Jan PIWNIK, Tomasz WĘGRZYN, Adam KONOPKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 21–27

Research Article

In-Depth Investigation on Scene of an Accident – Pilot Study of DaCoTA (Road Safety Data, Collection Transfer and Analysis) Project

Katarzyna SICINSKA, Anna ZIELINSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 87–97

Research Article

Assessing steam locomotive dynamics and running safety by computer simulation

given by design data, and the safety of the ride is impaired. Large unbalanced vibrations were found, affecting not only the fatigue resistance of the locomotive, but also influencing the crew and passengers in the train consist. Developed model and simulations were used to check several possible parameter variations of the locomotive, but the problems were found to be in the original design such that no serious improvements can be done in the space available for the running gear and therefore the

Dāvis BUŠS

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 15–27

Research Article

PASSIVE SAFETY OF HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAINS AT ACCIDENT COLLISIONS ON 1520 MM GAUGE RAILWAYS

Maryna SOBOLEVSKA, Igor TELYCHKO

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 51–62

Mini Review

Are Probiotic Really Safe for Humans?

(for animal use) and designer probiotics (genetically modified probiotics). Safety assessment of bacterial strains used as probiotics should be carefully studied. Even though probiotic bacteria have the generally recognized as safe (GRAS status), there are several reports about side effects triggered by the presence of these organisms. Microorganisms used as probiotics may cause systemic infections, stimulate the immune system, disturb metabolism and participate in horizontal gene transfer.

ANNA ZAWISTOWSKA-ROJEK, STEFAN TYSKI

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 251–258

Original Paper

Russian experience of using perampanel in daily clinical practice. Preliminary report

Material and Method. The results of the study of PER efficacy and safety in 52 patients with refractory focal epilepsy are presented. Mean age was 28.9 } 14.0 years; proportion of male patients was 56%, duration of the disease over 10 years – 69.2%, symptomatic epilepsy – 76.9%, with frontal – 46.2% and temporal – 44.2% localization of epileptic lesion. Majority of patients – 71.2% started PER treatment after 3 preceding lines of therapy Results. The baseline seizure

Pavel Vlasov, Vladimir Karlov, Irina Zhidkova, Aleksandr Chervyakov, Oleg Belyaev, Iosif Volkov, Diana Dmitrenko, Antonina Karas, Tatiana Kazennykh, Olga Miguskina, Anna Moskvicheva, Elena Paramonova, Irina Ponomareva

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1, 7–14

short-communication

Evaluation of The Pathogenic Potential of Insecticidal Serratia marcescens Strains to Humans

potential to humans of S. marcescens strains and evaluation of their safety to vertebrates. The same factors which make S. marcescens the putative biological control organisms are these that in humans could facilitate bacterial cells adhesion, protect from host’s immune system and allow for tissue penetration. The pathogenicity factors include the fimbriae, the production of siderophores, the presence of cell wall antigens, the ability to resist to the bactericidal action of serum, the production of

EDYTA KONECKA, JOANNA MOKRACKA, SYLWIA KRZYMIŃSKA, ADAM KAZNOWSKI

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 185–191

Article

CONTROL OF THE BEGINNING OF ACCIDENTS IN RAILROAD OPERATION SAFETY SYSTEMS IN SEISMICALLY ACTIVE REGIONS USING THE NOISE TECHNOLOGY

measurement information in the applied control systems in the field of railway transport is delayed owing to the difficulties of noise analysis. The proposed algorithms and noise analysis technologies allow forming corresponding sets of informative attributes to control the beginning of the latent period of accidents. Their use in intelligent noise control systems will improve the safety of this mode of transportation. To this end, it is expedient to create a subsystem for noise seismic hazard warning

Telman ALIEV, Tofig BABAYEV, Tahir ALIZADA, Narmin RZAYEVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 155–162

Article

CRANE STABILITY ASSESSMENT METHOD IN THE OPERATING CYCLE

displacements of the mass centre of the crane system, reactions of the outrigger system, stabilizing and overturning torques that act on the crane as well as the safety indicator values for the given movement trajectories of the crane working elements.

Wojciech KACALAK, Zbigniew BUDNIAK, Maciej MAJEWSKI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 141–151

research-article

AGE OF A PASSENGER CAR AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ACCIDENTS WITH FATALITIES IN POLAND

1. INTRODUCTION Road safety is a major society issue on a global scale. In 2013, more than 30,000 people died on the roads of the European Union. For every death on Europe’s roads, there are estimated 4 permanently disabling injuries such as damage to the brain or spinal cord, 8 serious injuries, and 50 minor injuries [1]. The threat of road accidents in Poland has been very high for years. Fatalities per million inhabitants in Poland, despite downward trend compared to other European Union

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 105–113

Review

Guidelines for ultrasound examination in ophthalmology. Part III: Color Doppler ultrasonography

means no flow recorded(15–20). Power of the ultrasound wave and safety of CDI The power of ultrasounds which may be safely used in mammalian tissues was defined by the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine(21). A paper that is particularly important in Poland is one by Filipczyński et al. who started to examine the possibility of applying ultrasound in ophthalmology and its impact on the eyeball structures in 1967(22). Biological phenomena that occur in response to ultrasounds are

Monika Modrzejewska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 77, 128–136

Article

Multi-function Monitoring and Alarm System for the Large Stadium

In the recent years, the safety problem in the large stadium has concerned by the researchers. Especially during the period of the large sport, the safety problem of the stadium has become an important public event. This paper designs a multi-function monitoring and alarm system based on the mobile communication network. It could realize the smoke or combustible gas alarm, the infrared identification detection and the temperature alarm. It collects the data through the sensor and sends the data

Xiaohui Wang, Xiaoning Dou

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 35–38

Research Article

Research of influence of small capacity passenger vehicles to work of transport system

The task of increase of traffic safety has got a special acuteness for large cities of Russia in connection with expansion of service of passengers of route taxis. In the paper results of research of technical operation’s conditions of route taxis, qualifications and the experience of their drivers are resulted, and also some ways of increase of safety on city routing traffic are offered.

Grigory BOYKO, Sergey TUJRIN, Vitaliy FEDOTOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 23–30

Article

The Design and Implementation of Displacement Monitoring System for Tailings Dam

Non-coal mining generally produces a large amount of tailings, and tailings usually accumulate in the canyon between two mountains, and the downstream of the tailings is intercepted by the dam. The dam is called a tailings dam. The development of safety monitoring technology for tailings dam is accompanied by the history of dam construction. The safety of tailings dam is not only related to the normal operation of mining industry, but also to the life safety of downstream residents. Once the

Guoshao Chen, Zhichao Lian

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 73–76

Book Review

PATIENT SAFETY CULTURE: THEORY, METHODS, AND APPLICATION. PATRICK WATERSON (ED).

Adrian Smith

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 28–28

Research Article

Determine the safe transport of dangerous goods route

Viktor DOLIA, Irina ENGLEZI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 31–44

Research Article

ANALYSIS OF PERIODICAL TECHNICAL INSPECTION SYSTEMS IN AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORT. THE EXPERIENCES OF POLAND AND RUSSIA

Jan FILIPCZYK, Irina MAKAROVA, Eduard BELYAEV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 121–128

Article

RISK MANAGEMENT IN (AIR) TRANSPORT WITH EXEMPLARY RISK ANALYSIS BASED ON THE TOLERABILITY MATRIX

This article is a continuation of the authors’ study on the ways to ensure safety in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. It directly refers to the processes of risk management involving, in particular, risk management in (air) transport. The main aim of this paper is to present and indicate the hazard identification and risk assessment tools that can be used in air transport and to apply one of them for a risk analysis of a specific ATM originating case. This is why, after a short

Ewa DUDEK, Karolina KRZYKOWSKA-PIOTROWSKA, Mirosław SIERGIEJCZYK

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 143–156

Article

Application of Wavelet Analysis in The Prediction of Telemetry Data

Jiangtao Xu, Pingping Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 28–34

Article

Detection of Blink State Based on Fatigued Driving

Lei Chao, Wang Changyuan, Li Guang, Shi Lu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 24–29

Original Paper

Safety Evaluation of Enterocin Producer Enterococcus sp. Strains Isolated from Traditional Turkish Cheeses

Mine Avci, Banu Özden Tuncer

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 223–233

Research Article

EVALUATION OF USER’S PERCEPTIONS REGARDING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF INTERCITY BUS TERMINALS IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN

This study aims to evaluate the intercity bus terminals in metropolitan Lahore, Pakistan. In this regard eleven intercity bus terminals of Lahore (three government-owned & eight privately owned) were selected. Evaluation of performance indicators (PIs) for a sustainable design of intercity bus terminals was conducted with the help of different surveys. Six PIs on user perception were evaluated, i.e., safety and security, access, information, connection and reliability, environment and allied

Saba IKHLAQ, Muhammad Ashraf JAVID, Tanvir Iqbal QAYYUM

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 123–136

Article

Design and Research of Security System in University Laboratory

safety hazards or the presence of suspicious persons[3]. Various types of sensors are arranged in the monitoring range. These sensors are connected to the terminal nodes and placed in different locations in the laboratory. The system uses infrared sensors to monitor whether there are people in the room, door magnetic sensors to detect whether someone breaks into the window, smoke and temperature sensors to detect the presence of fire in the laboratory, and harmful gas sensors to detect the leakage of

Ding Li, Shi Xuerong, Zhang Dujuan, Su Yulei

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 39–46

Research Article

Health initiatives to target obesity in surface transport industries: Review and implications for action

Lifestyle-related chronic diseases pose a considerable burden to the individual and the wider society, with correspondingly negative effects on industry. Obesity is a particular problem for the Australasian road and rail industries where it is associated with specific cardiac and fatigue-related safety risks, and levels are higher than those found in the general population. Despite this recognition, and the introduction of National Standards, very little consensus exists regarding approaches to

Janine Chapman, Anjum Naweed

Evidence Base , ISSUE 2, 1–20

Article

THE BENDING MODE CONTROL METHOD OF AFS SYSTEM BASED ON PREVIEW CONTROL

Due to the time-lag of both the mechanical transmission and controller area network (CAN) bus transmission of the Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), the actual bending angle of AFS invariably lags behind the steering-wheel angle,which not only makes the real-time response speed of the AFS system slow, but also makes the system stability and the active safety of the vehicle poor. To solve the problem, firstly, the geometrical relations among safety braking distance and the rate of steering

Li Lifu, Yang Mingjun, Zhang Jinyong

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 637–657

Research Article

Image Quality Testing: Selection of Images for Assessing Test Subject Input

Determining image quality is dependent to some degree on human interpretation.  Although entirely subjective methods of evaluating image quality may be adequate for consumer applications, they are not acceptable for security and safety applications where operator interpretation may lead to missing a threat or finding threats where they do not exist.  Therefore, methods must be developed to ensure that the imagery used in security and safety applications are of sufficient quality to

John Jendzurski, Nicholas G. Paulter, Francine Amon, Eddie Jacobs, Al Bovik, Todd Goodall

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Short Communication

Vital Staining of Bacteria by Sunset Yellow Pigment

Peng Gao, Chengming Sun, Yuxia Li, Xiaohua Zou, Xun Wu, Yan Ling, Caifu Luan, Huipeng Chen

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 113–117

Student Essay

THE MIND CRAFT PROJECT – HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY PILOTS: A LITERATURE REVIEW ON MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PROGRAMS FOR COMMERCIAL AIRLINES PILOTS

of pilots. Moreover, a pilot’s mental health can directly affect the safety of passengers and needs to be treated as a public safety issue. This literature review has demonstrated that the implementation of a mindfulness training program could be a feasible and acceptable method for implementation in a commercial aviation environment to help ease stress, increase concentration and assist in mental health risk management. A few potential limitations to mindfulness interventions were uncovered such

Anita Vandyke

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 1–6

Article

A Review on Prognostics and Health Management

The health management of complex equipment is crucial to ensure the reliability, maintainability and safety of complex equipment. This paper introduces the basic concept and research connotation of prognostics and health management (PHM), analyzes the significance of PHM technology in equipment maintenance. For the fault prediction architecture and method, this paper focuses on the discussion, analysis, and summarizes the current research’s hot spots and existing technical difficulties. Finally

Hu Nannan, Su Xiaohao, Baolong Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 115–121

Editorial

Intrapartum sonography – eccentricity or necessity?

numerous  studies documented high error rates of conventional obstetrical examination. Even an experienced physician makes a mistake in every third case of the fetal head descent and fontanelle position assessment. Nowadays, obstetrician’s role is not to strain for vaginal delivery at all costs,but to provide the patient in labor and her newborn with maximal safety. To achieve this objective, an obstetrician should distinguish between women who will deliver spontaneously and whose who require Cesarean

Marzena Dębska, Piotr Kretowicz, Romuald Dębski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 61, 125–136

Position Paper

PREDIABETES AND THE NEED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT IN AVIATION

aviation safety. Furthermore, although primary care literature predominantly focusses on the importance of diagnosing diabetes, from a regulator’s perspective there are incapacitation risks originating outside that narrow diagnosis. They arise once the control of glucose has begun to deteriorate. This article considers the regulatory importance of pilots and controllers who present with hyperglycaemia, or what is sometimes termed “prediabetes”. This includes the evidence for the risk assessment to help

Sanjiv Sharma, Michael Drane

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 1–7

Article

LOW-POWER WIRELESS LIQUID MONITORING SYSTEM USING ULTRASONIC SENSORS

Monitoring Systems are necessary to understand the changes that take place in environments. Remote monitoring and data collection systems are useful and effective tools to collect information from bulk storage tanks and to monitor the same. The measurement of liquid inside the tank is most important and such systems are useful in industries which are categorized as safety critical systems. This paper presents the architecture and initial testing results of a low power wireless system for tank

Samarth Viswanath, Marco Belcastro, John Barton, Brendan O’Flynn, Nicholas Holmes, Paul Dixon

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 26–44

Article

FORECASTING THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE SEA PASSENGER TERMINAL USING INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES

criteria of safety, reliability analysis, and the continuous research of passenger processing. For any modern marine passenger terminal, it is necessary to use the tool to simulate passenger flows in dynamics. Only in this way it is possible to obtain the analytical information and use it for decision making when solving the problem of the amount of personnel required for passenger service, transport safety, some forecasting tasks and so on. Of particular relevance is the choice of the mathematical

Srećko KRILE, Nikolai MAIOROV, Vladimir FETISOV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 27–36

review-article

Cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy – an updated review

have seizures despite treatment (Brodie et al., 2012; Kwan, Brodie, 2000). The approval of many new antiseizure drugs during the past two decades has not substantially reduced the proportion of patients with medically refractory disease (Brodie et al., 2012). The safety and side-effect profile of antiseizure drugs has improved, but side effects related to the central nervous system are common and affect quality of life (Perucca, Gilliam, 2012). Patients need new treatments that control seizures and

Marcin Kopka

Journal of Epileptology , 35–42

Article

THE SMART HOME SYSTEM BASED ON THE IAP15F2K61S2 AND GSM

At home, there are all kinds of electrical devices. Also the gas may leak to fire. Once the danger happens, it will result in the huge losses. The smart home system is necessary for the safety. The system integrated the sensors to monitor the appliances whether they work normally. Once the exceptions have been tested, the owner can get the text massage immediately with the help of GSM. This system has a light cube. It has 512 lights. After test, this system works to monitor the home appliances

Xin Zhenghua, Hong Li, Chen Lei

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1789–1806

Article

SERVICE AND REST AREAS IN TOLL MOTORWAYS IN POLAND: STUDY OF DISTRIBUTION AND FACILITIES

Service areas are places next to the road that provide services to motorists like petrol stations, restaurants, hotels, etc. Rest areas are zones near the road with a parking and some facilities, such as toilets and picnic areas, which are employed by road users during their travels. These areas play a vital role in road safety as they are demonstrated to reduce fatigue-related accidents. Moreover, in toll motorways, usually used for long-distance travels, these areas become essential as they

Heriberto PÉREZ-ACEBO, Ander ROMO-MARTÍN

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 155–164

Article

LASER WELDING WITH MICRO-JET COOLING FOR TRUCK FRAME WELDING

Jan PIWNIK, Bożena SZCZUCKA-LASOTA, Tomasz WĘGRZYN, Wojciech MAJEWSKI

Transport Problems , ISSUE SE, 107–114

Article

ON-BOARD LANE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR INTELLIGENT VEHICLE BASED ON MONOCULAR VISION

Xiaodong Miao, Shunming Li, Huan Shen

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 957–972

Research Article

PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY OF FOOD

storage of data. In recent years, numerous computer software programs have been developed: FISHMAP, FSSP, Dairy Product Safety Predictor, Symbiosis, GroPIN, Listeria Meat FDA-iRISK, TRiMiCri, Microbial Responses, GlnaFiT, FILTREX, PMM-Lab. ComBase database, on the other hand, is a pioneering achievement as an on-line tool. Some programs meet the requirements for creating Food Safety Model Repositories (FSMR).

Elżbieta Rosiak, Katarzyna Kajak-Siemaszko, Monika Trząskowska, Danuta Kołożyn-Krajewska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 229–243

Article

SIMULATION OF DYNAMIC PROCESSES OF INTERACTION OF CAR AND RAILWAY TRACK DURING TRAIN PASSAGE OF CURVED SECTIONS OF THE TRACK

design schemes of freight car truck, mathematical modeling of systems dynamics, "crew-track" safety of freight car movement and withdrawal under different technical conditions of running parts and track are considered in this work.

Gabit BAKYT, Seidulla ABDULLAYEV, Nurgul SULEYEVA, Amandyk YELSHIBEKOV, Zhanerke SEIDEMETOVA, Zhadyra SADVAKASSOVA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 59–70

Article

A MODEL FOR FUZZY DATA CORREALATION OF AIS AND RADAR

With the development of Automatic Identification System (AIS), more and more vessels are equipped with AIS device, which is a new tool for vessel monitoring and marine safety. In this paper, we compared the function of AIS and radar, the traditional tool for Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). And then we discussed the necessity of data fusion of the same target from the two sensors of AIS and radar. According to the characteristic and the difference of tracking performance of AIS and radar we

Liu Chang, Cao Ming-zhi, Han Feng, Shi Gui-ming, Liu Ren-jie

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 843–858

research-article

Design of a Modular Beam Control System for Vehicles

when the road has sharp blind turns wherein the drivers are met with sudden glare the moment they make a turn. Thus, overall safety of the vehicle is improved. Results and Discussion Following are some of the results that were obtained using the algorithm that we wrote. Here we can see the original image and image after implementation of the algorithm, which is a black and white image, a white region of the image indicates, light coming from the vehicle and we calculate the area of that white

Vasu Chhirolya, Parv Sachdeva, Abhishek Gudipalli

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 1–6

Research Article

Hydrant refueling system as an optimisation of aircraft refuelling

At large international airports, aircraft can be refuelled either by fuel trucks or using dedicated underground pipeline systems. The latter, hydrant refuelling, is considered to be an optimal fuelling method as it increases safety, shortens the aircraft turnaround time and cuts the overall costs. However, at smaller airports, implementation of this system can lead to high investment costs. Thus, the paper discusses the airport size from which this system may be efficient to implement. Various

Martin HROMÁDKA, Andrej CÍGER

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 61–71

Research Article

RESEARCH ON THERMAL CONDITIONS IN VENTILATED LARGE SPACE BUILDING

for two different cases. The possibility of reducing the supply airflow rate without affecting either technology safety or thermal comfort was examined. The results of calculations can be helpful for improving the energy efficiency of the tested object by indicating the optimal operating modes for given operating conditions of the production hall.

Agnieszka PALMOWSKA, Gabriel MICZKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 169–178

Research Article

Analysis of local influences in structural details of the bridges

The article analyses the problems of local influences in structural details of bridges as the critical locations, whose damages or excessive force may directly affect the safety of users. These analyses are shown on selected examples. Presented is the example of local changes in the forms of proper vibrations in the node of the truss bridge that can be used in expert issues concerning the causes of damages. The second example are the changes in stresses in the stay cable anchorage element

Adam RUDZIK, Stefan PRADELOK

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 115–120

research-article

METHODS USED IN DISINFECTIONS OF WASTEWATER AND SEWAGE SLUDGE – SHORT REVIEW

and sewage sludge allow microbes to enter other environments – soil or receiver waters, causing biological hazards of varying degrees of severity [15, 19]. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the average bacterial survival in soil, or on plant surfaces, ranges from a month to two months, and their maximum life is 1 year [20]. Therefore, increasing the level of sanitary safety of municipal sewage treatment plants requires widespread disinfection of sewage and

Eliza HAWRYLIK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 57–63

Case report

The EPIC (Excellent Practice in Communication) Project. Neurosurgical Nursing Clinical Handover Improvement Practices among acute inpatients: a Best Practice Implementation Project.

The nursing handover normally occurs at the beginning of a nurse’s shift and is considered essential for continuity of care. Nursing handover has the potential to communicate accurate information about a patient’s condition, treatment and anticipated needs but also has the potential to be ineffective or even harmful if information is incomplete or omitted. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has recognised clinical handover as a National Standard, thus

Kylie M. Wright

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 21–32

Research Article

Method for pre-processing of level crossing image

Actuality of problem in the improvement of transport safety at level crossings (LC) is caused by increasing the number of vehicles and reducing discipline of vehicle drivers. One of ways for solution of this problem is associated with using the video surveillance systems for monitoring danger area of level crossing. In such systems due to the limited bandwidth of data channel usually the image compression techniques are used. In this paper the pre-processing method for compression of images is

Roman RYBALKA, Konstantin HONCHAROV

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 79–86

Article

SELECTION PROCESS AS A KEY HUMAN ASPECT IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

context of the current development of European security and the perception of the human factor as a critical element of security and safety in air transport. In doing so, the authors use content analysis, as the results of empirical surveys present the results of discrete research surveys and evaluations based on explorative methods.

David LANGR, Jindřich PLOCH, Petr RUDOLF, Stanislav SZABO, Iveta VAJDOVÁ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 3, 75–84

Research Article

Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria in Aqueous Media: Assessing the Potential of Real-Time Electromagnetic Wave Sensing

solutions. The distinct feature of the proposed system is that the detection is performed in real time, without the need for additional sample processing or chemicals. This bacteria detection method would be of benefit in a broad range of applications, ranging from water quality monitoring in wastewater treatment facilities to safety assurance in healthcare and food industry.  

I. Nakouti, O. Korostynska, A. Mason, A. I. Al-Shamma’a

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

Article

A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN USA

Transportation systems in USA are an integral part of the current infrastructure systems and involves a huge investment as part of the government and taxpayers. Therefore, transportation systems have economic, social and vital importance for the U.S. Security and safety of transportation systems and infrastructures in case of any possible future disasters and hazards are crucial for state transportation agencies. The objective of this paper is to develop and implement a comprehensive emergency

Kasim A. KORKMAZ

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 153–162

research-article

Recommendations of the Polish Society of Epileptology for the treatment of epileptic seizure in adult patients in Poland: an update

, these recommendations were reviewed by the appointed, extended group of Polish experts from the Board of the PSE, the Foundation of Epileptology and the National Consultant in Neurology. As a result of joint work and reaching a consensus, an updated version of these recommendations has been prepared. This update primarily concerns information on the safety of valproic acid (VPA) in women of childbearing potential and modified recommendations for the treatment of monotherapy in patients with newly

Joanna Jędrzejczak, Beata Majkowska-Zwolińska, Danuta Ryglewicz, Ewa Nagańska, Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska

Journal of Epileptology , 9–16

research-article

A novel approach to label road defects in video data: semi-automated video analysis

map road defects in a semi-automated fashion. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed an elegant method (Masino et al., 2017) to create training data sets of images for road damage classification3. The efficiency gains in terms of accuracy and time savings of event labeling have operational and commercial benefits. To detect potholes on rural roads in Northland4 (NZ) at present, a highly trained road safety engineer travels the 5,000 km long road network every month at an average

Jakob Thumm, Johannes Masino, Martin Knoche, Frank Gauterin, Markus Reischl

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 1–9

Article

SAFERWHEELS PROJECT: STUDY ON SCENE OF ACCIDENT WITH POWERED TWO-WHEELER AND BICYCLE

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA, Agnieszka KRUPIŃSKA

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 77–88

Article

MONITORING OF NITRATES AND PHOSPHATES IN WASTEWATER: CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES AND FURTHER CHALLENGES

Safety, as it can significantly reduce the level of damage and also the cost to remedy the problem. This paper critically analyses both commercially available and state-of-the-art research methods and devices suitable for real-time wastewater quality monitoring and suggests further developments in this area. In particular, the focus is made on the monitoring of nitrates and phosphates in wastewater and a novel microwave based method for instantaneous water quality assessment is suggested.

O. Korostynska, A. Mason, A. Al-Shamma’a

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 149–176

case-report

The complications of jejunostomy tubes for patients receiving Duodopa: New challenges for neuroscience nurses

(Bianco et al., 2012). Complications related to the use of the PEG/J tube: Within the studies on the benefits of Duodopa are reports of tube/stoma complications. Nyholm et al (2008) reports the most common complication for the PEG/J tube was dislocation of the tube from the small intestine to the stomach. Another two studies noted that the main safety issue of the LCIG related to the infusion system with technical problems associated with kinking and blocking of the tube (Senek & Nyholm, 2014

Rachael Elizabeth Mackinnon

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 1–4

Article

REINFORCEMENT OF COMPOSITE PIPELINES FOR MULTIPURPOSE TRANSPORTATION

The problem of monolithic behavior of a metal pipe and fiberglass safety cage has been considered in the article. The prestressed case does not only decrease the deformability of a pipe on-load but it also protects metal from corrosion. The ability to withstand the arising stresses has been investigated for both strip fiberglass reinforcement and the whole construction. It has been shown that the deformability of fiberglass depends on the kind of binder. The maximum strength value has been

Liudmyla TRYKOZ, Svetlana KAMCHATNAYA, Oksana PUSTOVOITOVA, Armen ATYNIAN

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 69–79

Case report

Embolization of iatrogenic renal arteriovenous fistula – a case report

and renal pseudoaneurysm were diagnosed using Doppler and computed tomography scans. The patient was qualified for arteriography with simultaneous embolization of the lesion. A follow-up evaluation confirmed the exclusion of aneurysm and fistula. Treatment outcomes were monitored using Doppler ultrasound. Doppler ultrasonography is the first method of choice in detecting and monitoring renal artery irregularities. Safety, non-invasiveness and easy access to this tool make it play a key role in the

Ewa Kuklik, Krzysztof Pyra, Łukasz Światłowski, Maryla Kuczyńska, Jan Sobstyl, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Tomasz Jargiełło, Maria Tsitskari, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 170–173

Research Article

TWO-DEGREE ADJUSTABLE EXOSKELETON FOR ASSISTANCE OF THE HUMAN ARM USING A MECHANICAL SYSTEM OF FAST ASSEMBLY AND UPGRADABILITY

also safety.

Julio Restrepo-Zapata, Carlos Gallego-Duque, David Marquez-Viloria, Juan Botero-Valencia

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 491–505

Research Article

GUIDANCE-BASED ON-LINE MOTION PLANNING FOR AUTONOMOUS HIGHWAY OVERTAKING

In the context of intelligent transportation, this paper presents a novel on-line trajectory-generation method for autonomous lane changing. The proposed scheme is guidance based, real-time applicable, and ensures safety and passenger ride comfort. Based on the principles of Rendezvous Guidance, the passing vehicle is guided in real-time to match the position and velocity of a shadow target (i.e., rendezvous with) during the overtaking manoeuvre. The shadow target’s position and velocity are

Usman Ghumman, Faraz Kunwar, Beno Benhabib

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 549–571

Research Article

BRIDGE DEFLECTION MEASUREMENT USING WIRELESS MEMS INCLINATION SENSOR SYSTEMS

Bridge is an important part of modern transportation systems and deflection is an important index for bridge’s safety evaluation. In this paper, a method of deflection measurement using Wireless MEMS Inclination Sensor Systems (WMISS) is presented and validated. Firstly, based on various bridge deflection measuring methods, the method of deflection measurement using inclination parameter is introduced. Secondly, a low-power wireless inclination sensor based on 3D-MEMS SCA60 inclinometer

Yan Yu, Hang Liu, Dongsheng Li, Xingquan Mao, Jinping Ou

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 38–57

Article

A STUDY OF X-RAY MACHINE IMAGE LOCAL SEMANTIC FEATURES EXTRACTION MODEL BASED ON BAG-OFWORDS FOR AIRPORT SECURITY

. It’s easy for the confused screeners to miss or incorrectly detect dangerous articles. This has been a hidden danger for civil aviation safety. For image recognition improvement, the researcher analyzed the visual semantics of dangerous goods images and applied a local semantic features extraction method. After classification and summarization, the method was used to train the screeners for particular image recognition. The comparison showed the improved accuracy and efficiency of image recognition

Ning Zhang, Jinfu Zhu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 45–64

Article

VIBRATION BASED HEALTH MONITORING OF HONEYCOMB CORE SANDWICH PANELS USING SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE

Honeycomb sandwich structures are extensively used in aerospace, aeronautic, marine and automotive industries due to their high strength-to-weight ratios, high energy absorption capability and effective acoustic insulation. Unfortunately, either presence of disbond along the skin-core interface or emergence of disbond due to repeated loading, aging or an intensive load can jeopardize the integrity and safety of the whole structure The current work presents a new array based technique for health

Saurabh Gupta, Satish B Satpal, Sauvik Banerjee, Anirban Guha

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 215–232

Research Article

South African migrants in Australia: an overview

overview of migration from South Africa to Australia, including a profile of this migrant group. South Africans migrate to Australia for a broad range of reasons, although safety, security and crime influence a high proportion of movers. In part this explains the permanent nature of this movement, with the majority of South Africans seeking to set up new homes and lives in Australia. Still, settlement is not always a smooth process for them despite assumptions that it is.  

Romy Wasserman

South Australian Geographical Journal , ISSUE 1, 17–28

Case report

Timely Anticoagulant Thromboprophylaxis is Safe and Effective in the Care of Patients Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury.

morbidity. This review aims to determine the safety and efficacy of chemical VTE prophylaxis within the neurosurgical setting. The consequences of VTE can be devastating and patients with neurotrauma are amongst those at greatest risk. With this in mind, the neuroscience nurse must be meticulously conscientious for the prevention of VTE in the neurosurgical setting. The neurosurgical nurse has a close affiliation to the patient, is often the first to observe the clinical signs and symptoms associated

Kandace Micallef

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 30–34

Article

Function Block Applications FOR Process Control System BASED ON Fieldbus Technology

Present and future digital process control systems need to many requirements,for example,increase security and safety,reduce time to market, minimize training costs,support integrated methodology for implementation,and so on. Process control systems are required to fulfil these requirements in terms of their architecture and their operation during all the phases of the life cycle. The accepted basic concept for the design process control system is to describe all necessary implementation

Zhuang Xia

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 112–117

Research Article

VACCINES AGAINST ROTAVIRUS INFECTION

vaccines are available all over the world. After the introduction of rotavirus vaccination, the number of infections decreased significantly and the number of deaths due to rotavirus gastroenteritis in children decreased over 50% globally. However, despite confirmed safety and effectiveness of the RV1 and RV5 vaccines, fear of vaccination against rotavirus infection still exists. It can be related to the bad reputation of the previous rotavirus vaccines, which were withdrawn from the market or were

Marta Prygiel, Klaudia Brodzik, Aldon Wiatrzyk, Małgorzata Główka, Katarzyna Woźnica, Karol Wdowiak, Urszula Czajka, Aleksandra A. Zasada

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, –

research-article

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN PROTECTION OF PEDESTRIAN ZONES AGAINST ACTS OF TERRORISM

the pedestrian zone can be easily crossed by vehicles. In the language of GIS, the vehicle zone may overlap with the pedestrian zone. The highest risk arises when there is a crowd of people in the pedestrian area. Addressing this issue using the GIS tools can be the first step taken in order to improve the safety of citizens in Europe and other parts of the world. The main focus of technical problem-solving approach will be an analysis of the points of intersection between the two zones in

Anna ECKES

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 7–12

Research Article

Travel demand management in the context of promoting bike trips, an overview of solutions implemented in Cracow

Car traffic in cities causes a decrease in travel speed, irregularity of public transport operation and, as a consequence for travellers, significant time losses. Because of congestion the accessibility to the destination points, especially those that are located in the city centre, is threatened. Other difficulties concern: road safety, increasing air pollution, traffic noise and global warming. Construction of new roads and transport facilities requires large financial resources and covers

Katarzyna NOSAL

Transport Problems , ISSUE 2, 23–34

Research Article

APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS FOR SHORTTERM PREDICTION OF CONTAINER TRAIN FLOWS IN DIRECTION OF CHINA – EUROPE VIA KAZAKHSTAN

of customs operations, setting attractive and competitive tariffs, ensuring a high degree of cargo safety, development of transport infrastructure, assessment of the transit potential of railway network of the country, and predicting future cargo flows. This article shows the use of artificial neural networks (ANN) for predicting container train flows in the direction of China – Europe. For this purpose, a three-layer perceptron with a learning algorithm, based on the back-propagation of the

Zhomart ABDIRASSILOV, Aleksander SŁADKOWSKI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 103–113

Article

A SIMPLIFIED MODEL STRUCTURE FOR AN ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEM

Activated sludge system is the essential technology in use for municipal wastewater treatment plant. The system design for pollutants removal, safety analysis and experimentation relied upon an effective, straightforward and reliable model. However, most of the available models are too complex to use for control purposes either practically or via simulation. Therefore, vehement need for a simplistic and efficient model could not be avoided. This paper presents a simplified model structure for

M.S. Gaya, N. A. Wahab, Y. M. Sam, A.N Anuar, S.I. Samsuddin, M.C Razali

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1167–1179

Article

DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE INFLUENCES ON HOPF BIFURCATION CHARACTERISTICS FOR VEHICLES

, wheel-rail matching greatly influences bifurcation stability, comfort and wheel-rail wear. This method indicates an important reference value for wheel-rail matching in high-speed trains and structural parameters of stability and safety for these vehicle systems.

Haiyan Zhu, Pingbo Wu, Jing Zeng, Guoyao Mai

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1786–1805

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