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I propose a device regarding “cold therapy” for home and hospital applications. As far as I known, “cold therapy” is still based on traditional ice-packs. Ice-packs can be useful to reduce joint inflammation, improve muscle recovery and in many other circumstances. The proposed idea aims to facilitate the implementation and to increase the performances of the "cold therapy". As shown in the attached picture (“Smart ice-pack applications”), this idea is based on two main components:
- “Cold generator “;
- Pack and hoses.

The “cold generator “ has the target to generate cold and to convey it to the pack thanks to a recirculating fluid flowing inside flexible hoses. The pack is in contact with the body and provides ...

The management of the COVID19 pandemics requires a difficult trade-off between limiting the spread of the disease and trying to control and limit the horrendous damage to the economy. Opening the United States could relieve economic and psychological pressures but could also lead to a spike in the COVID19 infections. To address this problem, many states have chosen a partial opening. For example, most of the state of Virginia was open on May 14, 2020. However, Northern Virginia, Richmond and Accomack County were all granted two-week delays.

We proposed and demonstrated the application of the pandemic evolution model based on the new Pandemic Equation. The Pandemic Equation is the modified rate equation with slowly varying parameters. This approach is ...

Are proposed information technology, software and results of research of 5367 arterial oscillograms of 1371 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.

Application of the proposed method are study of peripheral vascular ( oscillography ) makes it possible to assess the state of hemodynamic processes, the level of ...

CHARTSaaS is a cloud subscription solution for healthcare provider SMEs to design, development, deployment, operation and optimization mobile apps for real-time cognitive support. Real-time cognitive support is required for positive transformation of medical practice and healthcare delivery; because cognitive overload is arguably the root cause of medical mistakes, which are the third leading cause of patient deaths in the USA after cancer and heart disease (https://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139) and number 250K - 400K annually in the USA and 4M globally. Adoption of DIY mobile apps by healthcare provider SMEs will result in significant improvement of medical mistake mitigation, case outcome optimization, healthcare delivery cost-effectiveness, personal health management and medical knowledge accrual. Audio-visual presentations of CHARTSaaS and the Handoff Communications use case ...

The present invention relates to design and fabrication of new supports; which are in fact polymer-metal composite supports for finger, foot and spine. They are made of a soft polymer with inserted sheets of aluminum, steel or carbon-fiber. The optimal models are strong, and allow for size and finger position adjustments, and can be used for patients who already have distorted fingers and are working on them to regain some functions. These accommodations have not been addressed by any current finger or foot support and currently, there are no support in the market which can accommodate these advantages. The available supports are made of rough fabrics/Velcro straps, or thermoset plastics without any flexibility. Also, most of them cannot be ...

Utilizing LED light strips powered from a stand alone battery pack or directly from a smart phone. UVC wavelengths in the range of 200nm to 222nm have been shown to be effective at kiling viruses and bacteria while remaining safe for human skin. The device consists of three strips of LED in the specified wavelengths that have a reusable, stick backing that can be attached to a disposable cloth face mask of many varieties, from a basic surgical mask to N95 style masks. It can also be manufactured inside disposable filter packs designed to be attached to respirator style masks. Either method greatly increase the Anti-Viral properties. The Devices is approximately 6" long and the 3 strips are separated ...

The proposed super-resolution multiplexed line scan microscopy system realizes photon reassignment (PRA) microscopy technique for imaging fluorophore-labeled specimens. Unlike existing PRA techniques with a restricted two-fold resolution enhancement, the present system surpasses diffraction Abbe limit by a factor m=〖(σ_D/σ_E)〗^2+1>2, because standard deviations of an excitation line spread function (LSF) σE and of a detection point spread function (PSF) σD are substantially different: σE < σD. This difference is induced by combination of the focal line scanning and tailoring illumination LSF with the aid of pupil filters. The minimum detected spot width is σ_R=σ_D/√m. Further resolution m-fold improvement may be reached by deconvolution of the resulting PSF.

The system depicted in FIG. 1 provides scanning the specimen S with a ...

Story Behind FLEXcon Fit Test Hood

At FLEXcon we pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our surrounding communities. Towards the end of April, a local hospital received new face masks which required fit testing on the employees who were going to be wearing them to protect themselves and their patients. The test requires each employee to put on a face mask, and then put on a reusable test hood. One physician was very uncomfortable wearing a hood previously worn by peers who may have been exposed to patients sick with COVID-19. The hospital reached out to FLEXcon to ask if we might be able to come up with a single-use solution. Within 24 hours we were able ...

Imagine describing a pathologic process … with just arrays of numbers.

Imagine not needing ionizing radiation, test tubes, special cartridges, or consumable reagents. Recall how COVID-19 testing has been throttled due to rate-limiting supplies of a special new reagent for the new disease.

As a thought experiment, let us apply the "modern medical approach" (actually 50-year old tradition) to determining what the stars are made of. One would need to obtain a specimen from the star and transport it in a specialized container to a facility capable of running that "lab test." The results of that test inevitably lead to more samples being taken out of the stellar patient for more destructive testing, consuming more tubes and cartridges along ...

This face mask will disable or kill pathogens, including viruses, with UV-C light.

The ordinary N-95 and other protective masks only try to filter out pathogens, as if they were simple particulate matter. Unfortunately, even a small percentage of a pathogen getting thru could be enough to infect you, so 95% may not be effective protection.

The '95' in the N-95 classification refers to its filtering efficiency. Plus it's for particles above 300 nanometers. The coronavirus is only 100nm, so has a good chance of making it through the material without getting snagged in the fibers.

The pictured prototype is the core unit in development. It will be incorporated into a formable-fit face mask with either a built in ...

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