Medical - 2016
A Portable Surgical Guide with Laser System for Abduction and Anteversion Measuring
This device set assists to accurately position the acetabular cup in hip replacement surgeries.
Advantages to using this system are:
1. No expensive and large equipment required in the operating room.
2. This is a single use hand-held device that can be used with multiple acetabular reamer driver brands.
3. There is No assembly in the OR to prep this device. It comes ready to use right out of the package.
4. A Digital Inclinometer is used to measure the required angles, instead of cumbersome mechanical methods.
Hey! We are PremieBreathe, a startup out of Yale University. We have designed and built a fully functional, low-cost prototype of a breathing support device for newborns. Our mission is to address and solve the widespread global health problem of newborn mortality due to breathing insufficiency.
Each year, 1.5 million infants die in the first month of life due to respiratory causes like pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, and complications from preterm birth. 99% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries concentrated in Africa and South Asia. While the technology exists in high-income countries like ...
Pressure injuries affect over 2.5 million people in the United States and over 7.4 million people worldwide. In the US they plague 20% of paraplegics and 26% of quadriplegics and create a wound care cost estimated around $11 billion per year. Our team has developed a novel approach that can alleviate the suffering of millions, reducing injury formation and thus infections, amputations and even deaths. We have proven our approach using a Pressure Injury Reducing Footrest (PIRF) through IRB-approved testing.
Pressure injuries result from prolonged, unrelieved pressure causing damage to the skin and underlying tissues. Spinal cord injury patients ...
Democratization of medicine
Not all human communities have access to top medical analysis like specific major medical centers. Democratization of information, a person in Europe can access information from America thanks to this easy communication. The same principle can be applied in medicine. Communications infrastructure exists.
A syringe needle inserted into tissue with microscopic eyes can capture images and then store them in memory of a mobile phone.
Digitized information can be sent thousands of miles away at a center for analysis.
All human communities can have access to medical investigations regardless of distance from major centers.
Medical, Electronics, Energy transport, Energy harvesting
Koops-GranMat®, having Au or Pt nanocrystals of 4 nm or 2 nm diameter embedded in a carbonaceous matrix of 1 nm layer thickness between the C- crystals is fabricated with Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing (FEBIP) and carries at room temperature a current density > 1 GA/cm² in wires of 50 nm diameter using Bosons from a Bose Einstein Condensate. They have full quantum numbers and are formed in the Condensate level which extends through the deposited matter from 1 electron (-) and 1 hole (+) having parallel spin: The particle has ...
Many road accidents are due to drowsiness. To overcome this problem, we developed a new product called brain wave analyzer. This product contains a headband and analyzer box. The vehicle driver has to wear this headband while driving and the analyzer box has to be placed nearby. The analyzer box contains a microcontroller which monitors the driver's status. The brain waves of the driver are converted into digital value which indicates the drowsiness state of the driver. If it exceeds the safe limit, the analyzer box will start to alarm. So the driver can wake up from the drowsy ...
Although RotoBATH are walk-in bathtubs specially designed for seniors and people with mobility difficulties, they can also be used by the whole family regardless of their physical conditions or age. RotoBATH is far easier and safer to enter than a conventional bathtub. Furthermore because of their unique and attractive shape like a pod and cradle combined and coupled with a futuristic look in its appearance, they are therefore a “must have” home device for families who love hi-tech equipment in their home. Other than functioning as a bathtub for bathing, it also comes with many built in facilities for ...
WHAT IS IT? Safety Check is an application available for smartphones and tablets, created to enhance behavior-based safety programs and provide an opportunity to evaluate “readiness to perform” (RTP) levels. “Readiness to perform” is a state or condition in which a person is safe and ready to perform the task at hand (i.e. truck drivers, pilots, equipment operators). Safety Check will safeguard against persons working/operating when they are not in a safe cognitive state to execute a critical task. This will reduce accidents and loss of life when combined with an effective safety program. Employees will open the Safety ...
Apr 28, 2016
3D in vitro biomimetic platform development for synergistic studies
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a method and apparatus to be used for cell culture that combines the effects of microgravity and low dose radiation. The technology has been developed to simulate the effects of microgravity and chronic radiation exposure to cell culture experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS).
* Platform for accelerated vaccine development
* Mimics the effects of microgravity and radiation found aboard the International Space Station
* Cell culture technologies
* Drug discovery
Recent experiments conducted aboard ...
The project consists on the development of an electric wheelchair with the action of stand up people with different motor disabilities using for that a diversity of options for the main command: control apps with smartphones or tablets, control of movement by electroencefalographic signals, control through movements of the head, and other type of commands designed studying and analizing the particular different capacity of the usering.
The action of stand up brings a lot of advantages for the user of an electric wheelchair: Social life: autonomy, psychological benefits, favors relationship with social environment, improve self-esteem.
Health: prevents ...