Search Results - medical devices

51 Results

Sort By:

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects roughly 3%-6% of the working population ages 18-64. This affliction is caused by applying stress on the median nerve that is routed through the carpal tunnel while it is at a positive or negative angle to the human wrist. The median nerve often becomes inflamed and swollen due to pressure from the palmar carpal ...
    Published: 1/19/2018
  2. Pervasive Brain-Mobile Interfacing (BMoI) is a new trend that has significantly increased within this decade through the creation of wearable dry contact electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors. Unfortunately, current commercially wearable brain sensors have low accuracy, power limitations and computational restraint based from mobile devices. These lim...
    Published: 11/22/2017
  3. The CDC estimates that 6.5 million people use some sort of mobility aid, such as canes, walkers, rollators or crutches. Mobility aids can be of great assistance for elderly and disabled patients. However, patients often use their mobility aids incorrectly because they cannot tell how much weight they are putting onto them and lean on them too much....
    Published: 8/22/2017
  4. Shoulder Overuse Syndrome (SOS) occurs from repetitive motion and excessive load put on a shoulder. SOS can affect anyone, from athletes to blue collar laborers, however, wheelchair users make up a significant portion of the affected population. SOS results in swelling, stiffness, instability or inability to complete shoulder movements. In severe c...
    Published: 8/22/2017
  5. With an aging population that continues to grow, more people are undergoing spinal surgeries and may need to wear a brace to stabilize their spine for a period of time afterwards. Additionally, certain spinal injuries, most notably, lumbar spondylosis, require orthoses or braces to prevent worsening of the injury. Conventional braces utilize hard p...
    Published: 8/22/2017
  6. It is estimated that about one in fifty people have an unruptured brain aneurysm in the United States alone. Endovascular coiling is one of the most common minimally invasive treatment for cerebral aneurysms. However, aneurysm geometry is highly patient-specific, and commercial coils come in pre-defined shapes. This can result in incomplete packing...
    Published: 7/10/2017
    Keywords(s):  
  7. It is estimated that there are two million people in the United States that have lost a limb and another 185,000 each year that will lose a limb. Artificial limbs, or prosthetics, can restore some normal function but are expensive and sometimes not covered by insurance. Touch sensors are often used to alert a user when the prosthetic has come into ...
    Published: 7/10/2017
    Keywords(s):  
  8. Wearability opens up a whole new world of opportunities in haptic systems for novel communication forms and interactions with the external environment. Wearable fingertip haptic systems are particularly interesting as they offer a natural interface to one of the most fundamental senses, touch. There are several types of cutaneous fingertip devices ...
    Published: 6/28/2017
  9. It is estimated that there are two million people in the United States that have lost a limb and another 185,000 each year that will lose a limb. Artificial limbs, or prosthetics, can restore some normal function to those with lost limbs but prosthetics are expensive and a good majority of them are not covered by insurance. Upper limb prosthetics a...
    Published: 5/22/2017
  10. Antimicrobial agents are vital to efforts to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Due to increasing antibiotic resistance, there has recently been a renewed interest in using silver as an antimicrobial agent. Out of all the metals with antimicrobial properties, silver yields the most effective action with the least toxicity. Furthermore, s...
    Published: 3/2/2017
    Keywords(s):  

Search Inventions

Looking for a technology or invention to commercialize? Arizona State University has more than 300 technologies available for licensing. Start your search here or submit your own invention.