THE PROBLEM: Ventilator-dependent patients frequently experience accidental ventilator disconnect between the tracheostomy tube and the ventilator; a deadly problem known clinically as "pop-off". This accidental “pop-off” can occur multiple times per day, sometimes every hour for some patients.
Patients with Parkinson's disease or Essential Tremor commonly experience uncontrollable tremor in the hands. These symptoms range from bothersome to debilitating and their occurrence is frequent and unpredictable. Usually the patients are otherwise fully functional but their abilities to use their fingers in critical tasks, such as writing, typing,
The perception of our immediate physical environment plays a key role in the human experience. Awareness of our surroundings can be considered a primary survival sense second only to hearing and sight and, in many ways, opens a doorway to be human.
Our invention is targeted at the newborn child, up to 6 months old, as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) due to suffocation from improper sleep posture is of primary concern. Another key concern is fever where even a slight fever can be a sign of a potentially serious infection,
COVID-19 has necessitated changes in the manner in which we carry on with our lives. Face masks are an effective preventive measure for COVID-19 infection, but the benefits come at the cost of a ‘psycho-social’ barrier in the psychiatrist-patient relationship.
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