Medical - 2015
Brain hypoxia is one of the major causes of death and permanent disability in newborns, making the development of an accurate and precise fetal wellness monitoring system a top maternal-fetal health priority.
There are no commercially available monitors, other than fetal heart rate, that provide continuous information regarding fetal welfare during late-stage labor. Fetal heart rate monitors use changes in basal heart rate to indirectly assess fetal asphyxia, leading to misinterpreted monitor tracings. Using patented optoacoustic technology, Noninvasix, Inc. is developing a monitor of cerebral venous oxygenation in the superior sagittal sinus to accurately and rapidly detect the amount ...
NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a Floating Ultrasonic System for improved nondestructive testing. Most ultrasonic scanners require an external liquid coupling agent (e.g., water, gel, oil) to make a good contact between the probe and the surface being scanned. However, some surfaces are sensitive to moisture and/or contamination created by these agents. NASA created the Floating Ultrasonic System to address this issue. NASA’s technology is based on a momentary-touching scheme where a vibrating probe comes in contact with the structure for fractions of a second while performing measurements, giving the probe the appearance of floating across a surface. ...
Free standing flexible capillary made from silicone elastomer for medical and soft robotic applications.
Free standing flexible capillary was fabricated using 3 steps molding and demolding techniques.
Step 1:- On a rigid and sturdy base a plastic or Teflon tubing was placed horizontally and firmly attached to the base using self adhesive tapes. The length of the tubing decides the length of the capillary.
An organic/inorganic fiber is inserted which has length greater than the length of the tubing. Using two small supports fixed at two ends of the tubing, the fiber is placed and fixed ...
In the present era, we have more diseases than the cure. Each day we find ourselves wrapped in the pool of diseases, awaiting our turn. So, here I am, presenting you a solution.
We are affected by various diseases?
Due to the lack of proper defense/resistance in our bodies, which are mostly inherited or developed by our genes. So, if we were able to alter our gene sequence to our required extent we can theoretically develop a genome resistant even to HIV/AIDS.
--->Usually virus are the vectors for carrying our required gene sequence transplant to host gene, but here ...
INSUGUIDE is a flexible blade which both locates and records daily dosages of insulin and measures glycemic indices.
USES Insuguide has the navel as the central reference point and an arrow oriented towards the pubic region. Around the navel area we can find a sequence of days of the month organized in circles. This sequence shows when the dose(s) should be administered. It preserves the minimal distance of 1,5 cm between the administrations, respecting the minimal interval between doses on the same site and allowing for the record-keeping of up to 3 daily applications. It also features a ...
Replacement hip joints typically use a dense plastic insert as a lubricant to avoid
metal-to-metal wear and associated particulate contamination in the bloodstream,
which can cause severe toxic reactions in some users. In this system, a resonant
module containing a quartz or ceramic resonator is installed across the joint ball and
socket components by electrically conductive leads. The metal hip replacement
parts become a functional radio frequency dipole antenna, resonant at nearly the
frequency of the inserted module, and responsive to near-field RF energy by
absorbing power at resonant frequency. A grid-dip meter or spectrum-sweep generator ...
Of the 330,000 people who undergo a total hip replacement in the United States each year, up to 19% dislocate their hip in the months post-operation. If a patient has already dislocated his/her hip, this risk increases to 28%, and with increased life expectancy, obesity, and improved surgical techniques the number of surgeries will only rise and this risk is present for more people.
Dislocation of a new hip joint has many adverse effects; not only for the patient who must endure pain and possible nerve damage, but also for hospitals, insurance companies, and physical therapists ...
I propose constructing a humanoid robot originally to allow doctors outside the combat zone to operate on injured personal as soon as possible. Being a binocular, full sized telepresence robot with haptics feedback would allow the surgeons to utilize it with minimal training.
Other uses would fulfill the definition of robot. it could stand in for first responders, medical workers in containment areas, solders, drivers, pilots, astronauts, deep sea divers, nuclear power plant workers.
The use of the self contained piezoelectric pumps inside each hydraulic cylinder and extensive use of fiber optics for vision and sensor feedback actually reduces ...
Traditional methods of cleaning requires stiff brushing with soap and water.
Often persons scrape underneath the nail with a sharp instrument which may improve appearance but does not have a sanitizing effect.
Motor mechanics and landscapers are exposed to very course soils and greases which are strongly impacted.
Persons affecting artificial nails tend to wear them for extended periods have difficulty cleaning underneath the nails because they have been made opaque by the nail covers and polish used for decoration.
Mechanical scraping may cause the nail covers to pop off.
The illustrated apparatus provides a chamber to enclose a ...
Identifying the Need
One major issue ambulance corporation faces is obtaining medical information and records of every patient assisted. In many cases the patients are found unconscious with little to no identification found on them. On some occasions, unconscious patients are allergic to many medications, making it difficult for the paramedic to treat the patient in fear of causing more medical conditions. Thus, there is a need for a system to quickly identify and provide access to critical medical information and history of a patient without the need of verbal communication.
Our solution (the I.D.-Me ...