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Florida has lead - Communication and Skills Training Using Interactive Virtual Humans
Current State of the Art: Many health profession students are inexperienced in breast examination skills. As a result, they lack confidence and can score poorly on initial breast exam tests. This has occurred in large part due to a lack of sophisticated training equipment available. Previously, students would examine silicone breasts without...
Published: 2/9/2021   |   Inventor(s): David Lind, Benjamin Lok, Aaron Kotranza
Keywords(s): Breast Exam, Training, Video
Category(s): Medical Devices
Development of H295R Adrenal Cancer Cell Clones as Potentially Improved Cell Culture Model Systems to Study Steroidogenesis
Title:  Human Adrenal Carcinoma Cell Line Clones: Improved Models for Steroidogenesis.  Current State of the Art: Steroidogenesis is the production of hormones from cholesterol including aldosterone (regulates potassium in the blood) and corticosteroids (stress reponse). These hormones are primarily produced in the adrenal gland. Diseases and disorders...
Published: 2/4/2021   |   Inventor(s): William Rainey, Jeniel Parmar
Category(s): Medical Devices
Method for Real-Time, Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
The current state of the art The market for Brain function monitoring is growing rapidly as a result of the increased incidence of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. At a CAGR of 6.2%, the market is estimated to grow from USD 6.3 billion to 8.6 billion. Problems with the current art The current methods of monitoring brain function have...
Published: 1/14/2021   |   Inventor(s): Matthew Lyon
Category(s): Medical Devices, Methods
Surgical Apparatus for Cutting Tissue
Title: Single surgical instrument uses unique design for cutting membranes covering tissue.Current State of the Art: There are several surgical procedures that require the cutting and re-positioning of a membrane in order to access the underlying tissues. These include but are not limited to the dura mater of the brain and spinal cord. To perform these...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cargill Alleyne
Keywords(s): Spinal, Surgery, Tissue
Category(s): Medical Devices
GA Tech has lead - Microirradiator for Treatment of Skin Tumors
Current State of the Art: The incidence of cancer is rising worldwide, with more than 11 million cases recorded annually. Incidence is expected to increase further, driven by rising life expectancy rates and aging global population. This is expected to increase the demand in the radiation therapy market which is currently experiencing technological...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jiri Janata, Jennifer Steeb, Miraslawa Josowicz, William Dynan, Wendy Kuhne
Keywords(s): Radiation, Targeting
Category(s): Medical Devices
Use of Novel Gradient Directions with Diffusion to MRI to Synthesize Complex Diffusive Geometrics
This invention provides a phantom, or a test object, which includes anisotropic structures, which can be used to monitor DTI measures. The anisotropic structures include a plurality of water-filled capillaries, arranged in a predefined configuration. In addition to using the phantom for providing quality assurance (QA) measurements of DTI in a conventional...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Nathan Yanasak
Category(s): Medical Devices
Rescaling of Image Intensities with Diffusion MRI to Synthesize Complex Diffusive Geometries
This invention is composed of a phantom and DTI bench marking that allows DTI to proceed, applicable to tissue structures found throughout the body. Bench marking of DTI data will allow for a host of benefits, including 1) appropriate comparison of DTI data within multi-center trials; 2) appropriate ranges of uncertainty that could be presented with...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Nathan Yanasak, Tom Hu
Category(s): Medical Devices
Method and Apparatus for Light-Curing Resin Adhesives for Orthodontics Brackets
Title: Method and Apparatus for Light-Curing Resin Adhesives for Orthodontics Brackets Current State of the Art: Hardening of dental resins through light curing is a commonplace procedure when bonding materials including the dental brackets associated with braces, to the teeth of dental patients. Braces are used to correct dental flaws and improve...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Frederick Rueggeberg, Thomas Whaley
Keywords(s): Dental, Orthodontics, Resin
Category(s): Medical Devices
Use of Integrating Sphere Technology To Provide Uniform, High-intensity Light and Wavelength Mixing from Light Emitting Diodes
Current State of the Art: Since 2000, photoactive composites material used in fillings have become widespread in restorative dentistry. Cosmetically appealing, these white fillings have become the standard, increasing from approximately 68 million composite fillings in 1999 to close to an estimated 100 million procedures in 2011. Crowns remain...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Frederick Rueggeberg
Keywords(s): Dental, LED
Category(s): Medical Devices
Method and System for Measuring Dynamic Changes of Cardiac Pulse and Respiration Throughout Day/Night Cycle
Current State of the ArtBreathing or pulse monitoring systems can be used to detect and monitor the heart and respiration rates in babies, to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea or monitor the vitality of a sleeping subject, and to monitor signs of cardiac arrest and respiratory distress at home or in healthcare settings. The available systems typically...
Published: 8/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Tsien, Meng Li, Fang Zhao, Yi Qian
Category(s): Medical Devices
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