2014
Medical

Osteosynthesis procedures require the insertion of self-tapping orthopedic screws through bone plates and into one or two layers of cortical bone, in order to stabilize the fractured bones. Applying too much torque can cause the screw to strip and lose purchase, reducing the effective hold of the screw against the plate.

Experienced surgeons have developed a “feel” for the torque-rotation relationship that reduces the risk of stripping. However some studies reported that experienced surgeons stripped the bone thread on screws inserted in the laboratory when attempting to achieve the same level of torque.

Recent studies found that over-tightening of a screw in both cortices of bone resulted in approximately 40% loss of pull-out strength.

A polymeric film which can be transparent, semi-transparent or opaque, that consists of the polymeric film and a backing of some sort that adheres to the skin of the patient, but can be easily removed to reposition and re-adhered if necessary. The film, contains patient identification, including currently available information (name, date of birth, doctor, etc.), a barcode or other scanner-readable markings that are permanent in nature, which contain the patient information, but due to its encrypted nature through the use of a barcode or other, maintains the patient’s confidentiality.

The film, which can also be known as a dressing, is an adjunct used by a person for application to a wound to promote healing and/or prevent further harm. ...

Over 50% of cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment, resulting in both adverse physical and psychological side effects. The primary side effect of chemotherapy is the suppression of the immune system making patients susceptible to infection, often resulting in death.

The MedPro is a portable drug infusion device which patients can wear comfortably whilst receiving treatments. The MedPro offers continual monitoring of patients’ vitals with wireless data feedback to medical professionals to allow for early signs of infection to be detected. The MedPro provides a holistic approach to patient care, improving quality of life by providing greater independence and overall treatment effectiveness.

Feature;
Vitals Monitoring:
The vest worn garment which houses the pump module and drug fluid bladder is ...

Oil plays an important role in food industries. It is one of the major constituents of edible items in our day to day life as it provides higher energy to human. These oils are mainly composed of triglycerides which are formed from fatty acids and ester. Fats that we consume should be saturated, polyunsaturated or monounsaturated which are essential fatty acids. Cis fatty acids reduce the cholesterol level and therefore have a positive impact on health. When oil is re-used continuously the triglycerides in the oil begin to separate into fatty acids and glycerol and the glycerol is converted into a toxic compound called acrolein. This happens mainly in road side shops and snacks industry due to heavy reuse ...

Mirror therapy has been found to be a very effective way towards recovering lost functionality. My idea is to use image processing software, where a stroke affected person uses his non-affected limbs (hand or leg) in front of a camera connected to a server machine. This machine captures the motion images, processes it to generate a mirror image in which stroke affected limb is doing all the movement done by the non-affected hand. Thus effectively simulating mirror effect. This will provide a very simple and cheap way to make this therepy available to stroke survivors at their place of choice.

All the following goals for OT and PT treatment of the affected extremities can be easily achieved via this therapy.
Increase ...

This design is a mobile micro-lab (MML) empowering individuals and remote health care providers with rapid, frequent and inexpensive access to vital health status information previously requiring long waits, fees and invasive procedures or denied by insurance. It enables remote- and self-testing and screening for many things formerly requiring blood and other body fluids to be sent to in a laboratory. Its hardware platform serves an abundance of functions through software applications that run fluid biochemical analysis tests and analyze the resulting raw measurement data. Applications include preventative medicine, sports medicine, supplementary to check-ups, screening for pathologies, monitoring for feedback of treatments including medications, diet, exercise, sleep, misc. lifestyle changes, and general chemical analysis of body fluids. In addition ...

With the advancements in mobile technology and broadband communications, smart phones plays a momentous role in facilitating access to some diagnostic services to people living in the most remote areas. Due to the scarcity of clinical workstations in malaria endemic countries such as India and Sub-Saharan Africa, there has been a wide interest in the field of diagnostic pathology to incorporate modern telecommunication technologies in telemedicine.

This abstract describes a complete diagnostic tool using a mobile phone which performs image acquisition, processing and analysis of microscopic images of peripheral thin blood smears and enables fast, cost effective diagnosis of Malaria (caused by genus plasmodium) without human intervention. A set of image processing algorithms for blood image analysis, which estimates ...

Many hospitals run physical therapy for rehabilitation of people involved in accidents or recovery of body mobility after surgery and/or a long term disease. On the other hand, there are people which do not precisely fit into such categories; people who might need just some relaxation, but they need it on a frequent basis. The cost of hiring a professional for an individual massage on a daily, or heavily frequent, basis may be prohibiting for those people. This robot addresses that situation, involving making the head massage an automatic process.

Apart from the drop in therapy costs, this robot could be improved by adding a microphone, which in turn can be hooked up with a professional stethoscope, thus making ...

This handheld airbrush stem cell sprayer pen is used to selectively airbrush spray OR INJECT stem cells, other cells, and other ingredients onto (or into) injured human tissues, incubating cultured living tissues, and dissolvable 3D preprinted scaffolds for growing living tissues in thin film layers. This handheld airbrush stem cell sprayer pen (or injector) can be guided by a human hand. Several cooled reservoirs feeding the sprayer / injector pen are filled with autologous cells, mesenchymal stem cells, allogenic cells, dermal fibroblasts, xeogenic cells, syngeneic or isogenic cells, primary cells, secondary cells, adult and embryonic stem cells, tissue-matrix materials, biochemical growth factors, collogen, blood, multipotent , pluripotent, and totipotent stem cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are your ordinary ...

This is a conceptual design for a nanomotor driven attachment used in low flow shunts. The motor itself is driven from natural proteins found in the body, and produces fluid flow gentle enough to guide excess fluid in the brain to the shunt and through a traditional ...

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