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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
... insert an arm or a leg into an acoustic measuring device
thatwould identify incipient cracks or other flaws in the bone. Although anx-ray can now detect bone flaws, it can also cause radiation-linked sideeffects. Using battlefield signal processing and acoustic sensing devices, checkingthe status of bone...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...slating herresearch into a practical public safety device
could be relatively easy.Law enforcement officials could record someone's speech at an accidentor traffic stop, then analyze it later against a sample taken at adifferent time. "If I can come up with a small set of parameters that differentiatesober...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...s away, it may eventually be possible to implant a device
in a patient's brain to sense and prevent an oncoming seizure. One possibility would be a device
that would create a tiny voltage surge to "short-circuit" the electrical discharge that causes a sei...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...y represent a new type of practical and affordable device
for avariety of medical applications. Potential us...r non-trekkies, a medical tricorder is a hand-held device
thatperforms all the duties of a clinical laboratory, capable of sampling,analyzing, reporting and o...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...techniques -- also used to warm plasma in a fusion device
-- are being tested for pasteurizing raw liquid foods such as eggs, fruit juices, and milk. "This is another example of applying our fusion and plasma science capabilities to an area that benefits the U.S. public," said PPPL Technology Transfer Head...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
... boosted dramatically when doctors also use a pump device
that isalready commonly available in hospital emergencyrooms and cardiac intensive care wards to aid in the pumping of blood,according to a study presented at the recent American College of Cardiologymeeting in Atlanta. To obtain the findings...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
...copy orURS (passage of a viewing tube and crushing device
up the ureter). They treated80 patients with dist... ureteroscopy, surgeons routinely placed astent, a device
to provide support for tubular structures. The researchersconcluded that URS was superior to EWSL i...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
... measurement at power distributionsites. The EOHVS device
offers substantial improvement over potentialtransformers in cost, ease of installation, range of response to voltagefluctuations and richness of application. A key feature of EOHVS technology is the simplified structure of the sensorhead. It is smal...
Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out
...a or congenital disorders have had to wear a metal device
implanted intothe jaw from the outside of the face...are among the first to offer patients adistraction device
implanted completely inside the mouth that helps to regrowdestroyed bone, essentially growing a new ...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
...e activities. The team also used a special device
mounted on eyeglasses of over 250participants to measure the amount of UV-B light reaching their eyes. Then,using a "correction factor" model developed by the National Aeronautics andSpace Administration, the researchers estimated exposure to UV-B th...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...ces speech while silencing backgroundnoise. Such a device
is under development and has been tested in animal...that the signals produced with our magnetichearing device
are very nearly those of natural acoustic sound," said Spindel. The unique device
would capture soun...
Electronic Nose Inspects Cheese, Hints At Human Sense Of Smell
...ve shown that an electronic nose -- a computerized device
that samples scents -- reco...al network that trained the device
to scan the cheeses forthese key fatty acids. The el...
Penn State Chemist Identifies New Lime Aroma Component
...ponents, she and her students use an old-fashioned device
-- the human nose, to identify odorants and to detect changesin the aroma. "The human nose can detect odors at far lower levels than instruments,"she says. "The human nose is the most sensitive detector on the market tomeasure aroma intensi...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...een amalignant tumor and normal breast tissue. The device
is the brainchild of JackBridges, chairman of Inte... almost entirely withoff-the-shelf components. The device
was successfully tested on a "phantom" -- asimulated breast consisting of materials that share key m...
National Jewish Pediatric Asthma Specialist Urges Monitoring Growth When Using Nebulized Glucocorticoids As An Asthma Treatment In Children
...he safety andeffectiveness of using a nebulizer, a device
that suspends medication in a mistthat is breathed through a mask, for the delivery of glucocorticoids inchildren. Glucocorticoids, or corticosteroids, reduce inflammation in the lungs. National Jewish Medical and Research Center is ranked as the bes...
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
... saythat it should be possible, however, to make a device
that's completely selfcontained. This would includ...e Inspiration Bob Langer got the idea for the new device
while watching a documentary on mass-producing microchips. "I thought, "that would be neat to apply[...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...is often cited as the most common cause of medical device
mishaps. The role that a poorly designed user inte...is often cited as the most common cause of medical device
mishaps. However, what is less frequently acknowledged is the notion that a poorly designed human-ma...
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
... by Professor JeanMichel Dubernard). The Ablatherm device
destroys tumor tissue by delivering High-Intensity...ese results show that treatment with the Ablatherm device
can provide localdisease control in approximately 80% of cases (complete control in 56% andpartial c...
Breakthrough? Study Finds Dopamine Cannot Be Source Of Pleasure In Brain
...at was not possible before." Using their device
coupled with electronic equipment, Wightman and hisstudents can record what happens inside the brain as neurotransmitters such asdopamine interact with one another in real time. They incorporated into the workexperiments pioneered by Canadian researc...
Research Into Virtual Environments
...is indirect because it's mediated through an input device
like amouse. What we're trying to do in the virtual hand lab is make vision direct bylooking directly at the workspace and make the manipulation direct so the handbecomes the input device. Rather than using a mouse you use your finger as apointer." M...
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