2011
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This system is designed to eliminate the dead spot and enable the user to gain increased stroke power, thus also increasing the speed of the bicycle.

It is compose of a pair of crank arms of an obtuse configuration; each crank presents an orifice, located at the middle part of the crank’s vertex, that when connecting to the spindle allows them to integrate from left to right. These orifices' function is to work as attachment and leaning point for the crank arms. Each crank arm opposite to the pedal receptor presents another orifice that will integrate through another element to the spindle, which will exercise the effect of traction, thus the function of the crank.

The cyclist is always ...

This presents a bicycle handle assembly, more particularly to a bicycle handle assembly of which the position of the handle grip can be freely adjusted according to the need of the rider, enabling the rider to ride the bicycle in a comfortable position.

The handle assembly is used both for controlling the direction of movement and for maintaining balance for the bicycle. If the bicycle riders are holding and repeating the same posture over and over for a long period of time, wrists are going to have concentrated load which leads to cause pain or even injury such as nerve damage or cartilage wear.

Moreover, since the riding posture is fixed regardless of the riding conditions, there may be ...

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 ...

New dishwasher uses enzymes and bacteria to save water and energy while reducing environmental impact.

• Uses 10% of the water, 15% of the energy of a "green" dishwasher!
• Uses NO soap or other environmentally harmful substances!

During a time when energy and water shortages plague mankind, why are modern dishwashers so wasteful? Even the most modern, "green" dishwasher will use between 12 and 16 liters (3-4.25 gallons) of water per usage, and 1-2 KWh of energy. Or, the alternative is washing dishes by hand which uses much more water, more energy (From heating that water), and much more of the consumer's time, about 230 hours per year!

Enter the new BioClean Dishwasher. Using only 10% of the ...

This project proposes the construction of a public leisure centre, which consists of a tropical garden and an indoor swimming pool, both within the same enclosure, so the installations can be enjoyed all through the year.

In order to define a unique and compact volume, an organic form with its own identity was chosen during the enclosure’s conceptual design phase. This volume needed to meet several requirements as the enclosure’s configuration should adequately integrate the different uses for which the enclosure is projected (garden – hall - swimming pool), It should be structurally and economically feasible, there should be enough light in the garden and it should be singular and efficient in its structure.

This project shows the increasingly ...

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 ...

A bracelet or ring that analyzes a person using a variety of biometrics, such as galvanic skin response, possibly frequency (like the brainwave frequency devices), heart rate and oxygen levels. Using a variety of biometric data the color of an LED in the bracelet or ring would change color. If the overall energy level or biometric levels of the person lowered it would turn for example blue, and if the overall levels went up it would turn green with clean being the normal. This could be sold for fun, basically stating that it is a party gift to show if someone likes something. It could also serve as an electronic muscle testing device that would help people figure out ...

• What problem does your design idea solve? Amblyopia.
Amblyopia (lazy eye) occurs when the brain does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye, if one eye sees clearly and the other sees a blur, the good eye and brain will inhibit (block, suppress, ignore) the eye with the blur. One of the treatment for Amblyopia is eye patching. The problem is sometimes the patient doesn’t feel comfortable or could feel embarrassed to wear an eye patch all day. My idea is creating a contact lens that can temporarily block the vision of one eye yet no one can notice the patient is eye-patching.

• What are the potential benefits?
When the patient wears my blind ...

Boat canvas for boats/crafts and other vehicles which exploits the force of the wind, fabricated with materials specific of the field, with exceptional aero-dynamic profile, highly performing, with a large range for each specific situation, completely controlled by computer (without maneuvering – exterior cords).

The control dispositive start action instantaneously in order to establish for each section, aero-dynamic characteristics and optimal curves, as well as the angle of the wing according to the direction of way in the air.

This sail is mounted on the same type of mast as the classical sails, but for the performance ones ia mast with free articulations at the base is recommended.

Due to the innovative concept and the revolutionary profile – see ...

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