Tag: "sensing" at medical news
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...t examples in Europe of full integration of remote sensing
data into land regulations concerning landslide hazard." Defined to meet relevant legislation and end user requirements, the three SLAM products are designed for easy merging into user databases. The first is a Landslide Motion Survey to detect unk...
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
...or reconnaissance and firefighting; early (remote) sensing
of firefighter injuries/illnesses; computer modeling of deployment scenarios; early detection of building collapse; and emphasis on heightened firefighter health and fitness....
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...ons for the research. These include the design of sensing
devices for spotting terrorists and the reliability of people identifying potential sites for weapons of mass destruction from aerial photographs....
Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors
AUSTIN, Texas A sensing
device tailored for mass production of highly sens...ribbon-like, single crystals of tin oxide used for sensing
DMMP. Other sensors of this type consist of crystals with many imperfections, and recover slowly bec...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
... WesternGeco has so far used remote sensing
data for sites in Algeria and Argentina. "We have started with desert areas because they are a relatively simple case with unchanging landscapes," Laake concludes. "But, the technology we are developing here can fully apply to other locations. ...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
...ike undershirts. Jet fighter control panel motion sensing
technology embedded in the special underwear to monitor every tilt and wiggle of the participants. No swimming -- due to the potential water damage to the motion sensors. No particular activity regime was endorsed or prescribed. Participants were ...
Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines
...sing a monitor/defibrillator with novel additional sensing
capabilities, the researchers recorded parameters of CPR quality including chest compression rate, compression depth, ventilation rate and the fraction of arrest time without chest compressions (no-flow fraction; NFF). Data were collected from 67 in-...
Mayo Clinic researchers find PDAs okay with pacemakers
.... Hayes. "Despite the increasing sophistication of sensing
circuitry in contemporary pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, these devices are still susceptible to electromagnetic interference and physicians need good data telling them which ones are or aren't. And as technology advances, we'...
Rice engineers demo first T-ray endoscope
...journal Nature. It presents the emerging terahertz sensing
industry with a unique new technology for transpor...t of a confined space. This could prove useful for sensing
applications that range from the mundane -- scanning packages of cookies or cereal to make sure frui...
Workshop in Kathmandu on space technology for sustainable development in mountain areas
... hydrology, mineralogy and the environment. Remote sensing
is integrated with other disciplines and technolog... Nepal, is to discuss the potential uses of remote sensing
and other space-related technologies in facilitating sustainable development in mountain areas. The...
Satellite view highlights Europe's changing landscape
...de, Executive Director of the EEA, believes remote sensing
from space opens plenty of new ground. She takes flooding as an example: "Based on satellite observations of actual floodings in recent years we will be able to see some trends. We can point out which areas are at higher risk of future flooding, and ...
Media update: GSA underscores hottest meeting topics
...ty to use dietary protein due to defects in muscle sensing
and signaling processes. The results of this study, set to be reported in the prestigious Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, suggest a new line of thinking for elderly protein intake and resistance exercise. November 2...
Monitoring life, one breath at a time
...ately measure carbon dioxide in human breath. This sensing
technology will break new ground in the development of medical devices that take advantage of the unique qualities of nanotechnology - small size, low power and high sensitivity." -- Alexander Star, Manager, Applications Development, Nanomix, Inc. "W...
Optics meeting tips: Internal fingerprints, no cell left behind, 3-D reality
...n Contrast Enhancer (VCE), uses sensitive infrared sensing
to find the vein beneath the skin and then also projects the rather spooky vein image back onto the patient's wrist. This makes it appear as if the veins were lying right on top, making it easy for a nurse to make an injection. How does it ...
Unraveling the secrets of the brain's smallest cells
...r recordings of the brain's smallest cells at work sensing
the outside world. Their findings could help unlock the secrets of the cerebellum, a key motor control centre in the brain which, when damaged, can lead to movement disorders such as ataxia and loss of balance. Paul Chadderton and colleagues at UCL'...
Animal model, new grant, propel UB researchers forward in search for tinnitus treatment
...ing quiet would appear to indicate the animals are sensing
a phantom noise, the condition that defines tinnitus, although no noise was present," said Lobarinas. "After the salicylate treatment ended, the rats gradually returned to their normal conditioned behavior in two-to-three days, indicating the disappe...
Optical glucose sensor holds promise for diabetics and intensive care patients
... soft contact lenses, is permeable to glucose. The sensing
system has two components: a fluorescent dye and a...his is the first system to show reversible optical sensing
of glucose with a thin-film hydrogel. We tested the sensor under conditions that are as close as pos...
Keeping grandma safe and healthy with biosensors
...from Intel Corporation to create new ways of using sensing
technology to detect cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly adults. The technology may someday help seniors maintain their cognitive abilities and provide added peace of mind for family members worried about their loved one's health and well-be...
Hearing aid research gets federal boost
...Our focus is to improve the technology of acoustic sensing
and signal processing so that we can minimize the ...litary applications where microphones and acoustic sensing
systems are or could be employed. Miles, a mechanical engineer, has used a tiny structure found in ...
Evidence that neurons prune only 'twigs' to rewire themselves
...initial processing stage for information from odor sensing
receptors in the nose. "The olfactory bulb is one of only two areas of the brain where new neurons are being generated throughout life," said Katz. "Neurons in the olfactory bulb are constantly losing synapses linked to sensory cells that are dying a...