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  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. Orthopedic infection of prosthetic implants can be an expensive and serious medical condition. Bone cement (poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA) is sometimes used in orthopedic surgery as a carrier for antibiotics and antifungal agents to reduce the risk of infection. However, its effectiveness is limited because only a small fraction of the total ...
    Published: 1/9/2018
  3. 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
  4. In standard medical practice, the patient and their medical image data are decoupled after imaging. Image visualization is primarily confined to screens that are not registered with respect to the patient's body. This is cumbersome and requires more time for healthcare providers to orient the images relevant to the patient. It would be ideal to hav...
    Published: 11/17/2017
  5. Due to the ease of application and their desirable properties, epoxies are one of the most commonly used thermoset polymers. They can be used in dental fillings, wind turbines, adhesives, corrosion protectants, and so much more. The reason why epoxy resins are available for such a large range of applications is due to the nature of epoxy structure ...
    Published: 10/25/2017
  6. Nanoscience is widely used today across a diverse product array. Applications such as food containers for improved product freshness, textile coatings for impact minimization, battery technologies for increased product life, cosmetics and genetic screening for drug compatibility are examples of commercial products that use nanotechnology. Nanotechn...
    Published: 9/11/2017
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Radiotherapy is a common medical procedure, especially for the treatment of cancers such as head and neck, breast prostate, lung and rectum. It is a complex process aimed at maximizing delivery of the planned dose to the tumor sites while minimizing unnecessary radiation to healthy tissues. Today, radiotherapy procedures make use of image guidance ...
    Published: 6/21/2017

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