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This design uses virtual reality (VR) tools to conduct detailed examinations of human melanoma and disease progression and possible treatment. The tests will use a ConfocalVR systems. Instead of viewing cell images as a three-dimensional model on a flat computer screen, clinicians and researchers will be able to project cell images from normal and diseased tissue into a VR space, see detailed images of internal structure and directly interact with the three-dimensional images in virtual reality.

Patients themselves can immerse themselves in the VR space and view the VR images using our tools. ImageJ software free from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is used to convert confocal microscope image stacks into 3D volumetric object files (NIfTI ) that ...

Currently, the bags don't have the best design for our back, because the design of those bags was made a long time ago and until now they were keeping the same parameters about where they had been sewn and its points of tension, I mean: the forces are converging and match with our body, directly with our back, shoulders, and neck. The design of the current bags is not the most accurate for our backs and they are very uncomfortable when you have to carry books, some electronics, or very heavy things, especially the mountain bag; or for long periods of time, as school backpacks! My solution is to make a new bag with a new design to help ...

Early detection of incipient failure and excessive wear in knee implants is essential to avoid revision surgery and hence lower medical costs. Self-powered embedded implants sensors could provide a new in vivo capability to reduce these clinical complications. A feasibility study is conducted on a self-powered embedded sensor. Passive body motions are converted to electricity through triboelectric transducers to operate low power load sensors.

The self-powered embedded sensor will be instrumented in TKR between the UHMWPE bearing and the Tibial tray, Figure1. It consists of a package designed with mechanical springs. Two identical triboelectric generators and power digitizing circuit embedded in knee implants inside the package. The generator consists of an upper electrode with micropatterns and the lower electrode ...

Tests on anchovies show that when plastic is mixed with salt water and begins to disintegrate it releases an odor which is similar to krill. The enticing smell sets off foraging and feeding behaviour in fish, causing them to eat the debris, believing it is food. Previously scientists thought that fish were ingesting tiny particles of plastic by accident when they were hoovering up floating pieces of plankton or krill. But the new study suggests the problem is even more serious because fish are actually attracted to the plastic.

A recent study estimated that nine in 10 of the world’s seabirds now have pieces of plastic in their guts, mainly through eating fish which have ingested plastic. A recent ...

"CATCH" is a low cost, user-friendly, self-testing device which detects HIV. In emerging nations, this promotes individuals (who are prevented from travelling for miles to see a physician) to test for HIV at home.

Unfortunately, many individuals lack schooling due to a multitude of variables in emerging nations (including gender inequality, lack of infrastructure, poverty - the list goes on). CATCH is highly intuitive and anyone can use it. It is intended to do all the user's thinking and operates in three simple measures:
1. Sliding the disinfectant sleeve over the finger
2. Push down on the pipette/needle top
3. Press the button to see the result

This simple device has the potential to save millions of lives due ...

Apparatus and method of automatically removing a needle
Patent # US20170173272A1
United States

Concern in contemporary dental practice because of the underlying possibility of transmission of blood-borne viruses. The estimated transmission rates for hepatitis B (HBV) to non-vaccinated recipients, hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after a needlestick injury from a dental needle are 6-30%, 2.7-10% and 0.1-0.3% respectively, because of the rise in HCV positive.

Application: Dental practice

Issue: Sharp needle injuries in dental practice

Injuries from dental syringe needle recapping remain a concern in contemporary dental practice because of the underlying possibility of transmission of blood-borne viruses*.

The estimated transmission rate for hepatitis B (HBV) to non-vaccinated recipients, hepatitis C (HIV) and human immunodeficiency virus ...

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) occur in 15% of hospitalized patients in the US (1.7 million cases/year) and result in approximately 90,000 deaths. The burden of disease is even higher in developing countries. 

Healthcare workers’ hands are the most common vector in the transmission of microorganisms causing HAI. Good hand hygiene helps prevent infections in patients, staff and visitors as well as contamination of the hospital environment. In fact, hand hygiene is a critical infection control measure and remains the simplest and most effective way to prevent HAI and stop the spread of infections.

Soaps, gels and barrier methods (such as gloves) are critical in reducing in HAI’s because they are effective against many bacteria, viruses & other pathogens. There are, ...

Ayurveda is life in case of biomedical. It basically deals with Vatt, Pitta, Kapha. These three together are called tridoshas. They contain lot of information. These are diagnosed through a person's wrist. In today’s technological century what a great idea if person comes to know about presence of heart attack earlier. Required precautions will be taken by the person and not all but some of them can serve better and good life. When a disease is caused it causes imbalance in tridoshas. Thus diagnosis of diseases is nothing but reading wrist pulses. For reading three of them index, middle and first are placed on wrist of patient. Wrist pulse is diagnosing technique from TCM. Out of wrist and fingers ...

Ever since I saw the 'Hero' Malian migrant who saved a child from Paris balcony building, I was inspired to build a mechanism that can prevent or save peoples who fall down from a building automatically. The best method I could come up with so far is an automatic airbag installed at bottom of buildings on side of the building where there is a window or a balcony which peoples often fall on purpose or not. The detection of a falling person is done by installing closely assembled multiple laser rays installed on each floor of the building in the side where the airbag is fixed. When each laser at each floor detects an object falling it will automatically ...

Cycling is a great cardiovascular activity that's generally easy on the joints because it's not weight bearing, although back pain seems to be relatively common among cyclists. According to research, about 68% of people who cycle frequently experience debilitating back pain related to cycling at some point in their lives. Back pain from cycling has a number of causes, mainly: unsuitable bike dimensions and poor sitting posture.

The best way to prevent this problem is purchasing a bike according to one size but this is impractical for the masses of peoples because many people select a new bike based on price point and tend to downplay the importance of the bike's dimensions and ergonomics. Ideally, a bike should be ...

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