2013
Medical

Most vaccines need to be kept refrigerated between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (PoweringHealth.org). Any temperatures outside that strict range are unacceptable. This is a problem in developing nations. Even if the regional hospital has refrigeration equipment, the vaccines still need to be distributed to individual villages. Vaccine distribution workers typically use ice boxes and are faced with two problems as a result. First, they must race against the melting of the ice. Second, accidentally packing too high an ice-to-vaccine ratio would freeze the vaccines and destroy them. These challenges make for some pretty tough odds. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that vaccine wastage rates may be as high as 50% in some cases. Both lives and ...

I propose that by including biometric sensors into a portable computing platform, a new and powerful medical diagnostic product called the iMedic will alert consumers to a range of medical conditions.

Given the fact that a high percentage of the population tends to either carry or access their portable phones on a daily basis, the incorporation of sensor technology into this platform makes real-time monitoring and telemetry to the medical provider of your choice, very probably.

For example, current technology would allow the iMedic to not only serve up webpages, text and handle phone calls, it can easily monitor your blood pressure and heart-rate. With the inclusion of yet to be developed sensors, the user's sweat can be sampled ...

Individual drug tester of the cleanness of the chemical surface of fruit and vegetables.

The small, handy drug tester is aimed at a consumer protection in front of harmful chemical centres.

The laser sensor and the chemical sensor enable to detect the widest spectrum of chemical ...

Radio therapy is a practical means to destroy carcinogenic tissues, but at the expense of concurrently damaging the surrounding tissues. In images diagnostics the technique known as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (politically correctly known as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) has been used for many years with singular efficiency, high resolution and with negligible secondary effects. The application of magnetic fields to cross body tissues by using a fequency sweep allows the detection of different absorbents, if any that could hint an anomaly. One of the few incomptibilities to the use of NMR is the presence of prothesis or other elements in the scanned area. A rather new problem found, is the growing number of people that have tattooes on ...

Problem / Product Overview
It is estimated that over 80% of hospitalized patients receive Intravenous (IV) Therapy. A major problem associated with this therapy is called IV infiltration which occurs when an IV catheter either backs out of the vein or causes damage to the vein wall. This allows IV fluids or medications to soak into the tissues surrounding the IV site. The longer the infiltration remains undiscovered, the more severe the problem. For this reason, diligent assessment of IV sites is essential. Severity of the resulting infiltration can range from redness and minor tissue damage to burns, blistering, nerve injury, scarring and amputation. (See pictorial views of IV sites) Associated treatment increases hospital costs and inpatient time. ...

Problem and Product Summary
The Center for Disease Control and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a list of guidelines for health care facilities to decrease their rates of inpatient acquired infections. Medical facilities are dealing with decreased re-imbursements from CMS and private insurers, if an inpatient acquires a possible preventable event. Hospitals are being scrutinized by the government, private insurers and the public. Healthcare facilities are being compared to other like institutions and are posting infection rates on the internet. Additionally there has been an explosion of antibiotic resistant cases. Therefore, it is imperative we focus on improving patient’s care and outcomes. We have developed and patented a product that will reduce the ...

As the use of RDTs and POCs become more prevalent and the risk of emerging or re-emerging diseases increases, there is an urgent need to develop a rapid, highly sensitive, and universal diagnostic platform that is easy to use and cost effective. Our MEMS biosensor technology seeks to address this need by providing a portable platform capable of rapidly diagnosing multiple pathogens. Once the MEMS biosensor technology is successfully manufactured and tested, the technology will be utilized and integrated with molecular assays to identify and potentially diagnose multiple pathogens.

Our technology is designed for extensive commercial applications. Because our technology can detect different types of bio-agents in liquid samples through one cost-effective, portable, and easy-to-use reader, we anticipate a ...

People have paid more and more concern to their health issues, however, a rapid diagnosis is not always available 24/7 hrs for everyone. What’s more, the very definition of many symptoms are still in dispute; for example any physiology index is not absolutely unique criteria for the final judging when the values are vibrating near certain defined levels or just closing to them. Sub-health status is very common for modern men, thus how to quickly detect it and find some remedies is a very pressing questions, since the early interference may stop it developing into real diseases.

Human-body is highly nonlinear system, we are only at the fundamental stage in fully understand it. Neural networks and fuzzy inference system ...

Special bed for patients who stay in the hospital for long periods of time, like the brain dead, coma, and so which lead to bed ulcer. These patients will face with bed wound and muscle weakness and other vital problems due to lack of movement. This bed helps patients and medical team in order to conquest those mentioned problems.


The bed surface is full of air tubes, all air tubes are separately controllable for pressure, air flow, and working sequence. The bed structure has 3 major joints according to human body position like head, back,legs, and feet. Joints are equipped with pneumatic and electronic actuator which can make all medical positions regarding to patient condition and orthopedic primary ...

Rapid prototyping is a technique used for obtaining prototypes from three dimensional digital data, and has as its principle adding material in flat layers, making this manufacture also known as additive manufacturing or manufacturing by layer.

When applied to the medical field, assists cardiologists in the diagnosis, surgical planning and educationally, from images obtained by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The images obtained are transformed into DICOM files to improve the segmentation technique.

Using the software Mimics or InVesalius, will be done the separation of the morphological structures of the heart (blood and muscles) according to each case. After generating the molds in 3D software, the additive manufacturing technique will be applied, and subsequently, the ...

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