2013
Medical

With the world using more and more new new chemicals in the manufacture of commercial products and military weapons, and with the increasing pollution at waste disposal sites, it is critical to the health and safety of workers in these areas that improvements be made to the badges and sensors that are worn to prevent lethal exposures to nerve agents and neurotoxins.

Conventional safety badges and sensors are designed to be portable and be used for early detection and avoidance of harmful contaminants in the air and materials being touched or consumed. They do not monitor the wearer to determine whether undetected exposure did occur, leaving this to more sophisticated blood, urine, muscle and behavior testing at medical ...

MUNA Enterprises is a robot design team comprised of senior mechanical engineering students from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the course ENGI 8926: Mechanical Design Project II, students are required to identify an engineering challenge which can be researched in depth. An appropriate solution or design can also be produced for the challenge via computer simulation or fabricated prototype.

As significant commercial and industrial applications have been proposed for a robot capable of traversing a staircase, MUNA Enterprises has chosen to design and virtually test a robot capable of both ascending and descending a staircase for the ENGI 8926 design project. More information on design, deliverables and project status is available on www.tinyurl.com/munaent1 or by ...

RespiRight® product line has been developed to help 9 million young children in the US control their Asthma, reduce their medication by up to 50% – 86%, and improve their health and Quality of Life.* RespiRight® is safe, drug free, noninvasive, and fun. RespiRight combines a hardware device and mobile applications that provide Cloud based assessments, advanced tracking, and interactive training games controlled by breath.

Over 50 million people in the US with Respiratory challenges such as Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Pre and Post-Operative patients require special breathing training and therapy at the hospital and at home. Lack of effective therapy RMT (Respiratory Muscle Training) devices causes deterioration in health conditions and readmission to hospitals. This is ...

After a long and intense study on cancer incidence taking into account huge official statistic data and personal data, and over 40 years of research in development of an original mental test (HuPoTest), I established that cancer diseases are mainly driven by inter-human relationships in human communities.

Mental field as contribution of individual mental behavior is mainly responsible for cancer incidence in human communities. Particular case is family where children (especially boys) are exposed at mental disorders causing allergies and brain and blood cancers.

HuPoTest can be used both as individual test and mental training allowing the improvement of individual mental behavior. It can not be tricked,i.e. the person under test can not appear as he is not. ...

I had a skin allergy on the face, thighs and on the foot which started in 1989. Around 20 doctors failed in the diagnosis and the last I visited the doctor was in June 2002. Allopathy, Ayurvedic and Homeopathy medicines were tried and all were unsuccessful. Lot of layers had grown on the face and I attempted self medication since July 2002 and got it cleared Through Self Medication thorough diagnosis was successful and found out myself that I was allergic to Soaps, Ointments, Cosmetics, Any type of Chemicals which absorbs even applied on the skin and enter the stomach and lead to allergic cold, throat infections, etc., Since July 2002 I am free from all. The main substance ...

The development of a Skin Assessment and Decubitus Ulcer Prevention System is CP Electronics proposal to develop a Hospital/Nursing home bed monitoring pad which measures pressure, shear, temperature and moisture in two discrete sensing layers. Decubitus Ulcers (more commonly known as bed sores) are graded by their severity (1, 2, 3 and 4). A stage 1 pressure sore may be a reddened area with some blistering. By the time a pressure sore advances to stage 4, a deep wound has developed and may also involve organs and bones. The AHRQ determined the average duration of a hospital stay for treatment of pressure sores to be 13 days, with an average cost of $37,500.

The unique aspect of ...

* A small-scale sample analyzer, in a portable package. Can possess much of the functionality of an analytical laboratory – yet requires little-to-no training. Has a simple interface and the portability of a laptop, tablet (e.g. "iPad"), smart phone or other wireless "smart" mobile device.

* In our proof-of-concept, highly energized photons are emitted from a small source, inside the device. These photons pass through a cassette containing a fluid or solid sample. The resulting excitation emission from this interaction has a specific energy signature, which is captured by a detector. Then, the raw data is sent via USB, or wirelessly, to a laptop (or other mobile device), where proprietary software processes the data and correlates the final result ...


The aim of this project is to attempt to resolve problem of stair climbing for above-knee amputees by developing a new type of intelligent prosthesis. By resolving the stair climbing problem, many other problems that the amputees are facing in everyday life (e.g.: stepping over any obstacle) would be resolved at the same time.

The basic idea of our project is to incorporate additional linear initiators into an existing prosthesis. It is intended that such initiators, by using the power from an outside source, support a disabled person during stair climbing.

The biggest problem for above–knee amputees is lack of their own knee, including the lack of muscles that enable climbing. The forces normally generated in the knee ...

We present a novel method for the encoding and decoding of multiplexed biochemical assays. The method enables a theoretically unlimited number of independent targets to be detected and uniquely identified in any combination in the same sample. For example, the method offers easy access to 12-plex and larger PCR assays, as contrasted to the current 4-plex assays. This advancement would allow for large panels of tests to be run simultaneously in the same sample, saving reagents, time, consumables, and manual labor, while also avoiding the traditional loss of sensitivity due to sample aliquoting. Thus the presented method is a major technological breakthrough with far-reaching impact on biotechnology, biomedical science, and clinical diagnostics. Herein, we present the mathematical theory behind ...

Forgetfulness and visual impairment are the major common health problems faced by the elderly folks. Apparently, both of these illnesses are indeed dangerous especially for those patients who are under medication. In order to help the elderly patients to be independent and prevent them from forgetting about their vital medications, a talking diary which has the ability to announce times and play recorded time messages will be adapted and structured for our design purpose.

The connection of our proposed circuit is illustrated in Figure-1. It consists of microcontroller (PIC16F877A), real time clock, SD memory card, audio amplifier and a speaker. In our design, the microcontroller is working as ‘electronic brain’. It is programmed to display the output time at ...

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