2010
Medical

Diabetes one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity, takes an enormous toll both on the individual and society. Unfortunately, the current method for blood glucose measurement requires an invasive test. Over the long-term, the requirement that the diabetic must prick their finger multiple times a day for a blood sample leads to less than ideal measurement frequency and, as a result, out of range blood glucose levels. Clearly, there is a significant economic benefit to be gained from an easy to use, non invasive glucose measurement system so that it helps to avoid the painful blood removing procedure and is the need of hour for the patients.

All cells need a continuous supply of ...

This is a computer controlled diagnostic (DX) algorithm interfaced with an embedded flat coil producing a magnetic field of 45 micro-Tesla. The DX phase consists of use of the algorithm to characterize the human body-field via the flat coil placed within the body-field of the patient. The second phase consists of a treatment (TX) by energizing the flat coil within the body-field of the patient with specific frequencies according to the diagnosed disharmony in the body-field. The TX phase lasts for 30 minutes. The intent is to correct any disharmonies/mis-alignments in the human body-field. Both the DX algorithm and the TX protocol are patent pending. This appliance is compact, easy to use and of a relatively low cost. At ...

Challenge:The following two statements reflect the drug therapy dilemma and current predicament regarding a large population of NOP (No Option Patients), who are either advised to stop any drug regimen or avoid treatment for the issues of high cholesterol and platelet aggregation due to drug induced hepatopathy, nephropathy or other physical conditions:
“...These liver diseases result in abnormally high liver biochemistry values, discouraging statin use by clinicians, fostering treatment discontinuation, and leaving a large number of at-risk patients untreated ... " [1];
“…Doctors have been left to figure out if Plavix will work in their patients and how best to protect them if it doesn’t. The confusion follows this month’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that ...

No one makes this product so I retrofitted a bought product to do the job. It works and my wife on oxygen for 3 years asked me to make this for her. It is a do it yourself project, unless someone wants to make it!
Many oxygen patients that can get around the home by walking or wheelchair or walker and can use their hands could benefit from this.
I have seen forums for people in this condition on forums looking for the product, but none there.
You can go to this LINK to see it in ...

Mechanically Actuatable Wound Patch (MATCH) for large wound treatment

Innovation:
MATCH (mechanically actuated wound patch) is a device which stimulates healing and enhances the closure of large open wounds by applying cyclic mechanical stimulation. MATCH enhances the skin’s natural ability to self-heal by stretching wound margins to close and by facilitating increased blood circulation due to cyclic loading. MATCH significantly improves closure speed, reduces scar formation and curbs the potential for infection of large open wounds caused by trauma, diabetic ulcers or pressure sores. The device significantly improves upon current wound-care practices allowing for quicker recovery.

Description and Application:
MATCH functions by adhering pads on two opposing wound margins. It does not interfere with application of wound dressings. ...

The Mini Infuser™ is a miniature, disposable, programmable drug delivery device designed to significantly lower the cost of patient care while improving a patients lifestyle with increased pharmacological safety, patient mobility and fewer needle sticks. Medipacs is currently developing the second generation ready for commercialization prototype shown in the images and will submit it to the FDA for approval once testing is completed.

Broad application of this technology will impact and lower the cost of healthcare not only for millions of infusion patients but also the industry providers. The projected market in the United States alone is greater than $3Billion. The estimated cost savings to US healthcare is over $1Billion annually once the product is implemented into just a ...

A system was devised to aid in the inspection of Micro Electrode assemblies utilized in clinical lab instruments to conduct impedance measurements on living cells in a 384 bottomless well casing with the said electrode layer bonded to the housing creating the closed cell real time data acquisition instrument for assay tests.

Previous inspection was conducted manually utilizing microscopes. The drawback to this process is that it is extremely strenuous to the quality technicians since they are constantly utilizing their human visual sensory ability and cognitive reasoning in making the pass fail decision. Furthermore, OSHA regulation limits the activity of cognitive ergonomics exposure. Cognitive Ergonomics is concerned with mental processes, such as perception, memory, reasoning, ...

Currently, more than 100 million people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases worldwide (e.g., 30 millions from macular degeneration of the retina, 25 millions from Alzheimer, 6.5 millions from Parkinson), and the global population ageing will be accompanied by an increase of patients. Among treatments for the rehabilitation of neural functions, neuroelectronic strategies making use of electrical neural stimulation are increasingly considered as future healing routes. These include neural implants and prosthesis, where arrays of microelectrodes (MEAs) combined to integrated microelectronics are implanted in the Central Nervous System (CNS). Electrical stimulation of the CNS has been used empirically for decades, with both fundamental and clinical goals. One salient success is the treatment of tremors in Parkinson patients using macroscopic electrodes implanted ...

Our client is an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient. Our client was diagnosed with this disease five years ago. It began from the fourth finger of her left hand and eventually started spreading to other parts. The muscle movement of such patients deteriorates continuously affecting the entire body. Hence, gradually the patient loses the ability to talk and move. The last preserved movement in these cases is the eyebrow movement. The idea is to design a medical product that can assist such patients to communicate with the outer word to meet their daily needs. Mind mouse is designed to facilitate the patient to communicate. The software is loaded on the netbook with which the patient can express their needs ...

Introduction:

There are over 140,000 people living with upper limb loss in the United States today and 1 in 12 new amputations are of the upper limb. In a study examining the employment history of 1630 upper extremity amputees,it was found that the unemployment rate went up from 1% to 19% after amputation. Unemployment only adds to the already existing anxiety and depression introduced due to physical and emotional pain of limb loss.

Motivation:

These days, computers have become ubiquitous and many median salary professions require the ability to easily interact with a computer. Unfortunately, computer interaction typically involves the use of two fully functional hands. Thus, any assistive device that will provide an amputee with an ability to ...

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