2016
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Do you know someone who has a social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder or other debilitating mental condition? If so then Virtual Reality Therapy with Bio-Feedback will be a great place to start the recovery. By slowly introducing simulations that will stimulate patient response and monitoring the physiological state, a trained therapist can properly rehabilitate the individual.

By utilizing Electroencephalogram, Electrodermal activity and Heart rate variability therapists are able to tailor the Virtual Reality experience and gradual introduce stimuli to the patient. This experience will be monitored over a length of time, dependent on the individual, while techniques such as mindfulness meditation to subdue or cope with the immediate response to the negative stimuli will be taught and practiced. Over subsequent ...

The purpose of this project is to make a wall climbing robot that can assist the workers working at higher grounds by picking up tools or gadgets. A wall climbing robot can be operated by different principles. Our wall climbing robot uses propellers that are placed at the center of the robot body. The propellers work similar to that of a gyroscope. This provides the sufficient balance to the robot to maintain its position over the wall.

The servo motors runs the wheels of the robot and the gyroscope. A crane is attached using bolts to part shaped like a cabin the body of the robot. The crane is placed above the gyros. This wall climbing robot ...

This design concept provides a key component of a solar concentrated combined heat and power (CHP) system for saving primary energy consumption in cold climate zones. The energy for residential space heating and hot water supply in climate zone 5 in the United States requires a significant amount of primary energy from legacy resources; reaching 4.67 Quads alone in 2013. I will develop a unique wall-mounted system that consists of electric power generation by thermoelectric (TE) and heat generation for heating tap water simultaneously. Approximately 60% of solar energy is collected in hot water and 5% will be generated as power with currently available TE materials (ZT 1.2-1.8). Unlike photovoltaics, the device is designed to maximize the energy production ...

Wall-C is a wall climbing robot that will be capable of scaling vertical surfaces of different textures. A suction device (such as ones used in vacuum cleaners) of suitable capacity will be used to provide the necessary force for Wall-C to find traction onto the wall. Various designs for “wheel mechanisms” are being considered in order to allow traversal along the vertical surfaces. Translatory motion, based on quadrupedal behavior, is also being considered, in addition to the aforementioned “wheel” based designs. Other proposed features include rest on vertical surfaces, as well as transition between different vertical surfaces.

Applications/Market Potential:
• Unorthodox surveillance routines, to provide "zero blind spot" cameras
• Search and rescue operations
• Inspection of ...

Waste management has become one of the crucial concerns in today's world. One of the best ways to handle it is to segregate waste at the primary level. This model deals with segregating dry, wet and metal waste using a low power msp430 microcontroller. When waste is detected in the bin, an inductive proximity sensor is used to detect whether its metal waste or not. If not, the respective density of the waste is measured (wet waste having more) and the waste materials are dumped into their respective slots using a conveyor belt which runs on a 12v DC servo ...

Wind power has become an important source of renewable energy. We often hear and see many types of windmills where innovators are seeking to reach the highest possible efficiency and provide greater electrical energy.

But is it possible to produce water in addition to electric power by wind power? After a long search done as a result of brainstorming, we came to the idea of developing a vertical axis turbine air and add a certain kind of mesh that is able to collect water from fog and store it in a collection tank, in addition to the production of electricity.

Fog has the potential to provide an alternative source of fresh water in dry regions and can be harvested through the ...

Aqua-Loc Mbube Design Water Demand Management System (WDMS) water meter, consisting of the Intelligent Flow Regulating Device (IFRD) and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), saves more than 60% in water consumption.

1. The Intelligent Flow Regulating Device (IFRD) is a water credit management which enables the municipality or the consumer to ration and manage water usage. The IFRD is a unique device which maintains a constant flow irrespective of variable water pressure and is available in 4,6,8,10 15 litres per minute and is easily upgraded within a two minute exercise.

2. The Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) enables walk by or drive by and GPRS technology data capturing of water meter consumption. The Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) offers leakage and tamper ...

This design is for rural areas with no pipe access to potable water.

It is extremely simple, it's basically a plastic container with a big opening to inlet the "dirty" water and a smaller one from where the clean comes out.

The dirty water stays in a large surface container while the clean in a deep small surface area. The filtering would happen by simple condensation on a glass portion of the container placed slanting that would allow droplets to accumulate drift and drop into the small surface container. To help heat up the dirty water section an aluminum corner piece anodized black would get sun light heat and transfer it to warm the dirty water.

Netting separating the ...

OBJECTIVE:
The water used for the disposal of human waste and the smell produced from it is totally avoided. This invention can surely helps in saving water and is eco-friendly.

PURPOSES:
Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health by avoiding human contact with proper removal of sewage or wastewater. But still the amount of water used for the disposal of the human waste is high. So a new design of a sanitation system that does not require any water to function was developed.

FEATURE:
The waterless and odorless toilet is mainly designed to reduce the consumption of water and also reduce the odor created while using the toilet. The invention could surely replace toilet systems which use 5 ...

Consumers purchasing windows are often concerned about seals, ease of operation, and attractiveness. Even if a window meets these criteria, they are manually operated which means someone must be present to open and close the window. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when storms arise.

A window that can detect rain and close automatically would be an incredible asset to any home. Windows designed in this manner could save homeowners and insurance companies thousands of dollars when laminate flooring, drywall, and other valuable objects become ruined in a storm. Nobody need be present as the window will automatically shut when rain is detected.

The design is very simple and can be adjusted for different window types and locations. A water ...

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