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Unformatted text preview: SYSC4203: Final Exam Fall 2009 Exam #1: page 1/ 2 SYSC 4203: Final Exam , December 21, 2009 Systems and Computer Engineering Exam Number: 1 Instructions:- This exam has 2 pages and 16 questions. Answer 81 points worth of questions. (Thus, you may leave 2 × 5 point questions or 1 × 10 point question)- You have 2 1 2 hours = 150 minutes to complete this exam.- This is a closed book exam; however, you are permitted to bring one 8 . 5” × 14” sheet of notes.- You are permitted to use a non-programmable calculator.- Write your answers on an examination booklet. You may take this examination paper with you. Background: One key difficulty in intensive care is pain management. Patients are bored by lying in a bed (wouldn’t you be?), with nothing to think of but how they feel. To help these patients, clinicians will typically increase the anesthetic dose. This has several disadvantages, decreasing recovery times and possibly dependence on anesthetics. One fascinating idea, especially for children in intensive care, is to provide a way for patients to play video games. Early tests show that patients are happier with lower doses of pain medication, leading to improved outcomes. However, the challenge is to adapt the game controller to the specific patient. For example, a burn victim may not be able to use her hands. For this exam, we will consider two design concepts for a controller system which can work for a large group of such patients: 1) control via the electrical signals from muscles, and 2) control via breathing efforts.group of such patients: 1) control via the electrical signals from muscles, and 2) control via breathing efforts....
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