BlinkEye is an alternative communication device by controlling a PC with just a blink of an eye and concerns people with reduced communication capacity. It can be applied to everyone that can make an intentional eye blinking even to people with complete paralysis of all controlled muscles, except those controlling eye movements like people with locked-in syndrome. It detects the intended eye blinking and sends a keyboard or mouse command to the computer. BlinkEye can improve the quality of life of such people as the ability of communication is feasible again.

Its principle of operation is based on an infrared sensor that records the amount of infrared light that is reflected back to it. It consists of two parts: ...

Cycling has undergone a digital revolution. Over the last 15 years our bikes have gone from having simple cyclocomputers to basically having an onboard computer. Heart rate, power measurement, GPS, gradient, temperature, it’s all there. But what about the biggest factor of them all? The one that can give you more speed in one day than 6 solid months with a power meter and a top-notch coach?

That’s the question we kicked around at the start of what we now call BodyRocket. What would it take to actually measure a rider’s aerodynamic drag?

In a wind tunnel the drag measurements are taken by placing a force gauge between your bike and the floor, measuring the full drag on bike ...

The proposed system is to save life from the bore wells. Small children without noticing the hole dug for the bore well slip in and get trapped. Since the holes are dug too deep it is quite impossible to save life. The fire force and medical team find it difficult to rescue children due to unknown levels of humidity, temperature and oxygen in the depths of the bore well. Rescue work can be a long drawn affair lasting close to thirty hours. The time taken is long enough to kill a precious life. Even if rescued the child may die due to injuries sustained. This has created an open challenge to the field of medicine, rescue and the whole ...

In the past few years, there have been several accidents of children falling into abandoned bore wells in India. Abandoned bore wells have turned into death pits for children. Rescue teams spend hours and sometimes days in futile attempts to save these little kids. A lot of money is also spent in these missions. In most cases they are unable to save the kids. Such events have happened numerous times in the past, and every time either the government or the bureaucracy is blamed. The rescue process to save the child from bore well is a long and complicated process. This brings out safety that how far the robot handles the child safely. The rescue operation mainly consists of ...

The US patent #7860265, Planot® acoustic transducer diaphragm, redefines the way sound is produced. Smaller, cheaper, better.

The most common electromechanical device in the world is the speaker.

I have reinvented and vastly improved it.

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The Planot diaphragm pivots back and forth along its long axis. It’s long faces, engage air to create the closest analogue of a pulsating sphere; verified independently in an anechoic chamber.

A typical Planot diaphragm would have a square or triangular cross-section.

Traditional acoustic transducers (TAT’s) require boxes to isolate back wave from the front wave. Planot needs no box. This is a significant advancement (and an opportunity for research). Boxes increase size, weight, cost and create distortion. TAT’s boxes account ...

For many years, cardiovascular diseases have been the number one cause of death in Germany. To re-open the morbid narrowed coronary vessels for a sufficient blood circulation, an interventional treatment is possible. In this case the vessel gets expanded and is additionally supported by an endoluminal vascular implant, a so called stent. Coronary stents are commercially available in many different types and are already successfully used, but in the case of a stenosis in a bifurcated coronary region, the otherwise uncomplicated and safe treatment still causes some problems.

The commercially available stents for coronary bifurcations are usually laser cut two stent systems. In this case a first stent is placed and expanded in the main vessel and in a ...

The fact that I developed a prototype of 3D printer plastic, ceramic and metal objects breakthrough advanced Roll Powder Sintering (RPS) additive technology. The potential RPS micron and submicron accuracy, more predictable mechanical properties of the manufactured objects, the performance is higher the best world analogues ...

Thermally buckled sidewalks are a safety and financial liability if not repaired. The cost of a repair can be $2,000 or more and disrupt the site for days. BuckleDown System allows the repair to be made by two workers in two hours, saving 50-70% of the cost. Additional personnel, vehicles, and equipment are eliminated from the task, saving fuel and other resources. Existing concrete stones are now able to be cut and re used on site. Municipal and property owner budgets are extended.

The patented Cretelift(tm) device is placed under the buckle to lift both sides equally and relieve compression on the joint. measured excess is cut from one side and the stones are lowered till flat and three ...

Present invention is generally directed to propulsion and power production from a Buckyball type sphere shape (Buckyball sphere) structure extruded from the spheres center point out into an array of hexagon and pentagon edges. Triangle panels are provided with the shortest length panel edge forming the surface edges of the hexagons and pentagons Buckyball sphere, where the other two longer edges form the panel length to the central point. Novelty in production and future repair is ONE-Triangle panel assembles into a full Buckyball sphere makeing the whole Buckyball, so manufacturing costs are a fraction of other related applications: water turbines, engines, wind power, and tires for automobiles.

On water the diameter is the torque moment arm, which is very ...

Bug-out boat, really?

Our initial scoffing aside, we have bowed to pressure from some folks who are adamant about having a 'go to' place when there are unexpected events by natural or human havoc. It can be parked on land, trucked elsewhere, float in a pond or ply lakes and coastal waters.

Pluses of the boat are:

Totally Electric Powered Solar (TEPS)tm for zero fuel coast and zero footprint.
Slow travel over vast distances is better than no travel due to lack of fossil fuel.
Refrigeration and air conditioning keeps people, food and interior environment healthier.
Shallow draft of 1/2 meter goes where kayaks paddle.
No limit to the boat's range.
Ability to store electrical energy for ...

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