2017
Medical

Innovation: The Mobility Assist (http://www.biodex.com/mobilityassist and http://www.mobilityassist.net) is a multifunctional Sit-to-Stand (STS) and ambulation therapy device invented at Stony Brook University and licensed to Biodex Medical Systems for commercialization. The technology behind the device include planar four-bar and six-bar linkage systems that emulate the natural kinematics of human body during the STS motion (six-bar patent is granted, while the four-bar is pending).

Current state of the art devices include wheelchairs, walkers, standing frames and walking frames, all of which are limited to only one aspect of mobility. The Mobility Assist is the first to encompass in one device the ability:

1. To comfortably and securely lift up to a 350 lb person.
2. To maintain that person’s center ...

The main aim of the project is to implement a low cost reliable system which will help to establish communication between paralytic or disabled patients and a nurse. We use sensors in order to measure the statistics of motion. It then passes on this data to the micro controller. The micro controller processes the data and displays the particular message as per input obtained. The micro controller now displays the associated message on the LCD screen. It also sounds a buzzer along with message as soon as it receives motion signal from the sensor. The patient motion recorder device consists of an RF transmitter in order to transfer the data signal. An RF receiver on the other side receives ...

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There is proposed information technology, software and results of research of 3720 arterial oscillograms of 827 healthy individuals and patients (14 nosology), 56 simultaneously recorded ECGs and arterial oscillograms of healthy individuals, justifying the proposed solutions.

Arterial oscillograms are obtained using the monitoring of blood pressure and the frequency of heart rate, able to register the value of cuff pulse pressure, export information via external data exchange interface in PC (required in the mobile device an operating system supporting java applications) and developed by author's computer program, created for further analysis of obtained data.

Pressure curve is traditionally used to determine blood pressure and heart rate. Some modern devices propose a ...

Nothing presently exists that offers the innovations and showing the promise of new exercise developments in this field as my idea. This exercise system can be used worldwide, replacing conventional exercise equipment. Thus, the market potential is large.

Key component is the Variable Torque Generating device. This will be a propriety device. and I feel, patentable. The attached sheet (3 Figures) very basically shows the method. Current methods works on one motion, while this method will enable, for instance, biceps and triceps to be alternately worked on (see Figure 1 and 2. Various weight formed characteristics are possible (see Figure 3).

Other important uses would be, physical therapy, employment (insurance matters, etc.) Also, definitive research and development of training ...

Electrochemical flow scanning of human body

To study how the body works we can scan the body by spectrometry to study material flow and to study electric flow we can use capacitive screen tech and electro phosperence or electro flourasance. For example to study cell division current flow, place cell on a capacitive surface similar to capacitive touch screen and acquire signals from that to a computer display. You can place capacitive surface on all four sides of human to get 3D image of electric current flow. we should use extremely high sensitivity and super fine resolution capacitive surface. Principle of this concept is electric charge of human body cells and electric charge of capacitive plate ...

Open Indirect Ophthalmoscope is an Open Source, ultra-low cost, portable screening device for retinal diseases built using a Raspberry Pi.

OIO (OWL) is an idea conceived in the Fall 2015 MIT Media Lab Engineering Health Course. Development of the electronics, enclosure, and optics have continued since Spring 2016 at the Srujana Innovation Centre at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. It aims at capturing good quality retinal images using an affordable device, mainly to help make identification of Diabetic Retinopathy accessible to all and hence prevent cases of "avoidable blindness."

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes causing damage to the retina, eventually leading to blindness. The cost of state of the art retinal imaging devices required for ...

Each year, about 12,500 new individuals experience spinal cord injuries in the U.S. alone. The estimated cost of care after spinal cord injury can range from $2-$5 million per person depending on life expectancy and injury severity. Currently, there are no FDA approved therapies that can significantly recover function in humans. As a result, permanent paralysis of some degree is common with spinal cord injury.
 
For over a hundred years, scientists have known that electric fields can impart strong cellular and biologic responses. Electric fields at the cell level help govern cell movement and orientation in the developing embryo. But in recent decades, the therapeutic role of electric fields has been of significant interest in regenerative medicine. In neurology, weak ...

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women become ill with ovarian cancer. A large number of malignant forms are caused by a virus that alters the metabolism in the infected cells. The virus promotes the release of specific proteins stimulating the dividing of the cells.

How it works.
A specific type of steroidal flavonoids binds to the cancer-derived cell-stimulating species to form highly toxic compounds. The high concentration of fission-stimulating substances is only characteristic of diseased cells. Steroidal flavonoids kill only infected cells by depriving viruses of propagation medium.

Side Effects.
Steroidal flavonoids also form toxic compounds with alcohols. Taking alcohol even in minimal doses is incompatible with treatment and can cause side effects. In order ...

MOTIVATION:
Catheters are often inserted into a wrist artery for procedures like angiography. When done, entry zone must be tightly sealed for about 48 hours to prevent blood under pressure from leaking out while entry closes. Normally, an adhesive bandage 'compression wrap' is tightly wound round the wrist at puncture site and clamped at end to prevent unraveling. The tightness will be uncomfortable and even slightly painful, but unavoidable. At removal time, upon reaching the wrist the nurse must pull it off the hair (if unshaved or unless cut individually) and skin. The pain can be quite high, and the skin is bruised, often resulting in bleeding. Some may be reained as in-patient for wounds to heal sufficiently without ...

Problem:

Early detection of diseases increases the chances of treatment significantly. However, regular check-ups can be time-consuming and costly especially in developing countries. This makes Point of Care (PoC) diagnostics very plausible. One commonly used test is ELISA. It incorporates several steps. The blood sample is first introduced into the test well where antigens of the disease are immobilised. If the person is infected, antibodies are present and bind to the immobilised antigens. Second, a buffer solution is used to wash away any unbound antibodies. Third, enzyme-linked antibodies are introduced into the well. They bind to the primary antibodies if present. A washing step is done again. Finally, a substance containing the enzyme's substrate is added. If the person ...

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