2011
Medical

Every year food-borne bacteria cause thousands infections in humans and animals. Outbreaks of E.Coli and Salmonella commonly occur in meat, vegetables and processed food products. The most recent and the deadliest recorded E.Coli outbreak caused 39 deaths and over 3500 reported cases of poisoning in May and June 2011 in Germany. An effective method for disease detection and prevention is still missing, mostly due to long incubation times and a high operation cost associated with conventional methods. The most widely used method for bacteria detection, the standard plate count, takes from 24 to 48 hours, due to the time needed for bacteria to grow detectable colonies. This time is too long for most applications in the food industry, especially ...

Nanotechnology has been applied to the field of regenerative medicine to yield biocompatible substrates that can be employed to regenerate veins, skin, cartilage and nerves.

Patients subjected to self-transplant currently have difficulty in retrieving healthy and sufficiently abundant tissues for the double surgical procedures: explants and implants. Such problem strongly affects children, old-aged, severe burn victims and, in general, any patient that wishes to reduce recovery time.

Linari Engineering has designed and engineered a device able to model 3D structures from polymeric nanofibers. We called our machine RTCollector, and it is currently the fastest and most precise machine in the world in nanoimprinting fiber deposition and patterning. Rapid one hour assembly allows almost out-of-the-box use, thus making it extremely popular ...

A New Method of Cardiogram Analysis

The electrocardiograph machine has not changed much over the past 60 or so years. Heart pulse waveforms are difficult to analyze by simple visual examination, and each ECG must be studied by a medical expert who issues a report. The new innovative signal processing scheme described here involves a transformation of ECG data into a form that is not only easier to analyze but also provides additional analytic capability that can be performed more quickly and at lower cost.

The electrocardiogram is a plot of the electrical time signals from the heart. The points , PQRSTU, along the heart pulse that identify the important measurement references for analysis. However, in signal analysis there ...

A-Hub™ in an innovative medical device based on breakthrough design with the aid of CoolChip™ for low power consumption to extend battery life, which is the largest reported complaint against other patient-worn medical devices such as hearing aids. This universal patient-data control hub, which has been securely programmed by qualified medical personnel, is worn around the waist, arm or wrist. The flexibility of A-Hub will allow continuous monitoring via wireless data transmission of patient vital signs and other patient conditions such as blood sugar, so that the medical professional can adjust treatment for a wide variety of health conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes. A special application named C-Hub™ is also being designed for specific Cancer ...

Technical and marketing information relating to J & M’s newly developed electrolytic, magnet ACES device. Aces stands for Aortic Calcification Elimination System. J & M Associates has technical knowledge in engineering, and new materials for various power supplies and antenna applications, which would facilitate safely dissolving calcification deposits in the human body by noninvasive means.

The basic concept of the device is certain RF and electromagnet radiation is applied to the plaque area by an inductor coil placed around the patient’s body or body part to be treated. This procedure is very similar to getting an x-ray treatment or a MRI.

 The safe electromagnet wave penetrate the body tissue noninvasively and increase the solvency of the serum part ...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is recognized as one of the most challenging and debilitating diseases affecting children and is the most common neurological disorder seen in young adults. Although the mechanisms by which MS progressively results in neurodegenerative changes are evident these are not well understood. The latest medical break-throughs in understanding, treatment, and knowledge leading to a cure give suggestive evidence that neurodegeneration occurs early in the course of MS. Further, that a unique cell ('soldier cell') is involved and is thought to be responsible for prolonged periods of debilitation, sustained degenerative neurological disorders and accumulation of disability.

A new diagnostic tool, called, 'ORIE', the acronym representing 'Optical Remote Image Enhancement ' has been developed by the Respondent(s). The ...

In the present world the cost of production of powered wheelchairs is so high that people never afford to buy those wheelchairs especially in the under developed countries. So, we have come up with this economical powered multipurpose wheel chair named as Automated Wheelchair. The basic idea of this automated wheelchair is to serve people with multiple disabilities i.e. the people who are both visually challenged and also physically challenged. They can use this wheelchair to navigate from one place to other automatically without any difficulty. The navigation of the wheelchair is taken care off by the automation program embedded in it.

Technology has always been progressive. The Automated Wheelchair is a significant development in the design of autonomous ...

Using stainless steel thread recently made available to weave a 1/2" wide perimeter sensor around a baby's pull-over that is able to touch skin, we can provide an actual machine-washable flexible lighted animated display embedded in the garment that appears as a heart and matches the pulse rate of the baby wearing it in a crib. A coin cell type battery could keep it pulsing for weeks between battery replacements. This would be exceptionally useful for the hearing impaired and anyone who would like to see their baby's heart rate from afar. Aside from a pulsing heart, any graphic can be used such as the digital displays shown that can display the heart rate in numeric symbols as well ...

How can a medical professional deliver better patient care and increase positive functional outcomes for orthopedic patients? Through better understanding of the underlying biomechanical issue(s). If a physician has a greater understanding of the particular dysfunction, not only can they develop more effective treatment plans, they can convey the issue and treatment options more effectively to the patient. The human body is an elegant machine, we take for granted the complexities inherent in every motion we under take. Through a blending of mathematics and 3D imagery, complex normal and abnormal biomechanics can be visualized for medical professional training,communication and understanding of injury and conveyance of patient treatment options.

Utilizing the toolset and applied biomechanical algorithms, every muscle, bone and ...

During the course of an illness it is important to monitor the vital signs of a patient to track their progress. In most clinical situations this information can be gathered by doctors or nurses, but there are a variety of electronic monitoring devices to aid in this task. Many, if not most, of these devices rely on wired sensors to detect electrical rhythms in the body, pulse, temperature, and other metrics. While these devices offer invaluable aid, they are subject to some limitations. When a patient is connected to these machines their mobility is limited, and in some cases the sensors themselves are bulky or uncomfortable.

This invention combines the use of short-to-medium range passive or battery assisted compact ...

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