Tag: "user" at medical news
A probe, not an echo
...in a fixed-coordinate system), but only allows the user
to subjectively observe where an object is in relation to other observable structures. Therefore, it is operator-dependent. The HUTT system transmits an extremely short ultrasonic pulse (about 250 nanosecond) of 4-12 megahertz frequency (far above h...
New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers
...patients. Segmented by language and by subject, a user
either a patient, doctor or other caregiver -- can search for documents in an Asian language on topics such as asthma, diabetes, nutrition, substance abuse, SARS and HIV/AIDS. A native speaker of an Asian language would go to the main web site, sele...
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...ics, while Welch works on data acquisition and the user
interface. He will also go over the user's manual with the scientists who will use the machine. "In December we shipped the larger components and the electronics rack. During this trip we'll hand-carry the delicate electronics. Once there, our job wi...
ASU researchers team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to develop robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation
...rogrammed for repetitive exercises specific to the user
that improve arm and hand flexibility and strength...ent. "We want RUPERT to be able to sense when the user
is attempting to reach for something, and to automatically assist their volitional movement." said D...
Doctor voices concerns over new NHS IT system
...s in terms of clinical governance, friendly in its user
interface, fast, and relevant to the needs of clinicians and patients, he concludes....
NIST method improves timing in oscilloscopes
...nals of almost any frequency. It also provides the user
with an estimate of the residual timing error after the correction process has been completed. The Timebase Correction software package is available free of charge at www.boulder.nist.gov/div815/HSM_Project/Software.htm ....
ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations
.... The recommendations are intended to provide the user
with a set of requirements for a basic standard of care that ESMO would consider necessary in all countries of Europe. They are not designed to replace extensive clinical practice guidelines or review articles, but to describe minimum common standar...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...munications. The interface works like this: The user
dons a pair of stereoscopic goggles and puts a thimble on the forefinger; the thimble is connected to a robotic force-feed device, called a PHANToM. The stylus of a second PHANToM is affixed to the thumb. The two PHANToMs provide the sensation of fo...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...lloscope, and a computer workstation that provides user
interface, coordination of components and interpretation software. While the components are now small enough to fit on a portable cart that can be taken into an operating room, additional studies on miniaturization of components and instruments are p...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...ential early signs of breast cancer, it alerts the user
with either a light or a vibration. "It's important to know that this would be part of a breast exam, not a full diagnostic device," explained Britton Chance, Ph.D., emeritus professor of physics and radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medica...
New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by
...inment, local life etc). Selecting a category, the user
is given a choice of 'music', 'photo' or 'video'. These in turn call up images, video or sound clips (e.g. of well-known movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart) from a database, acting as a memory trigger and conversation prompt. A 'stop and talk' butto...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...s diesel engine, onto the side of the tractor. The user
can start the engine with a remote control, transfer to the lift and raise the seat via a hand control. At cab level, the operator can fold down a ramp, grab onto handholds and slide into the driver's seat. To enable a person who is paraplegic to ope...
Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research
...ifies the data sets into categories from which the user
chooses the facts and dimensions. Based on this selection, the system presents the user
with an initial view of the information subset. The user
is then allowed to explore this subset and...
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
...ork within them. The team has created an elaborate user
manual, and as with any system, reading the manual improves performance a great deal. And common sense is critical. Narayanan ruefully describes an interaction labeled a failure in followup questioning by both 'doctor' and 'patient' that foundered be...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
...t the HTD is a suitable surrogate for a wheelchair user
in low-speed, low-impact wheelchair studies. Insert earphones reliable in testing for high-frequency bedside ototoxicity monitoring, pg. 353 This study evaluates the use of insert earphones for obtaining reliable threshold responses at bedside fo...
NJIT entrepreneurs demonstrate their inventions for science commission
...It contains a metal valve which opens whenever the user
wants. A pocket-sized magnetic wand carried by the user
activates the device. Since 1988, the EDC has helped inventors move innovative products out of the l...
New support for disabled research students
...y they gave feedback on progress, and a wheelchair user
was 'very happy' with a department who provided a special desk, designed a mouse pad and ensured access to a special toilet with a wide door. Val Farrar, Premia project officer, said: "These students' stories show that, however well-prepared, flexibl...
Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury
...able This study investigates the performance and user
acceptance of a low-impact wheelchair pushrim. A l...s found an optimal level of shock absorption where user
acceptance was high and impact was reduced. The results of this study have shown that low-impact whe...
MacArthur Fellowships of $500,000 awarded for genius in reducing cervical and breast cancer
...l Fellows announcement. Here is the password and user
ID to access the Fellows website which will be live on Friday, September 16. URL: macarthurfellows.org ; User ID: mac909; password: 2fell5. The website will have the names and backgrounds of the awardees. You may contact the awardees directl...
Scrapping health care fees in Africa could prevent over 200,000 child deaths a year
fees (charges for health care at the point of use)...alysed how many child deaths might be prevented if user
fees were removed in 20 African countries. They calculated that elimination of user
fees could have ...
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