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Virtual Reality Training for Self-Mitigating Hand Tremors

Executive SummaryEvery individual exhibits some degree of hand tremors simply due to human physiology. While this does not typically affect daily routines even the slightest tremor is significant in fields requiring millimeter-level precision, such as eye surgery. This MSU-developed technology allows for persons to practice their hand manipulation ...
Published: 4/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Taiwoo Park, Cheol Song
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Therapeutic

A Smart Device-based Depression Behavior Monitoring Platform for Enhancing College Counseling Services

Executive SummaryDepression is the leading health issue on college campuses in the U.S. Today, college students are dealing with depression at some of the highest rates in decades. Unfortunately, university counseling centers (UCCs), which are the primary access points for students to receive mental health services, are facing significant challenge...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Jingbo Meng
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication, Analytical Instruments, Therapeutic

Virtual Reality-Based Training Software for Improved Recognition of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Executive SummaryElder abuse and neglect (EA/N) affects 1 in 10 older adults. Despite high prevalence rates of elder abuse and neglect (EA/N), compliance with mandatory reporting remains low; a lack of practical training on EA/N has been identified as a barrier. Researchers at Michigan State University have developed an innovative virtual-reality b...
Published: 8/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Carolyn Ziminski Pickering
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Therapeutic

Methods and Apparatus for Determining Cuff Blood Pressure

IntroductionBlood pressure cuffs are standard equipment that can be found in hospitals, clinics and stores selling medical supplies. Patients that need to closely monitor their blood pressure may also have one at home. These cuffs employ oscillometry to measure both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by inflating the cuff to a certain pressure. ...
Published: 11/17/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Jiankun Liu, Jin-Oh Hahn
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Devices, Therapeutic

Methods and Apparatus for Determining Cuff-Less Blood Pressure

IntroductionBlood pressure provides health care professionals with basic, yet essential information about a patient's health and well-being. For some high risk patients, blood pressure must be consistently and in some cases constantly monitored, usually requiring an intra-arterial catheter. Traditional blood pressure cuffs are insufficient for thes...
Published: 11/17/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Mingwu Gao
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Devices, Therapeutic

Genetic Targets and Gene Therapies for Treating Levodopa-induced Dyskinesias for Parkinsonisms

IntroductionThe Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates that there are 1.0 to 1.5 million people suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States alone. Those suffering from PD are afflicted with tremors in the limbs and face, rigidity and stiffness of the limbs and trunk, slowed movement, postural instability, and impaired...
Published: 4/9/2014   |   Inventor(s): Jack Lipton, Kathy Steece-Collier, Nicholas Kanaan, Timothy Collier, Fredric Manfredsson, Caryl Sortwell
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Pharmaceutical, Therapeutic

A Potential E. Coli Vaccine to Prevent Travelers’ Diarrhea

IntroductionEnterotoxic E. coli strains (ETEC) produce heat stable enterotoxin (STa). ETEC strains are a common cause of diarrhea (travelers’ diarrhea in humans) and animals (scours). Each year, approximately 20 million people will develop travelers’ diarrhea. Scours causes significant economic losses in cattle and swine through calf ...
Published: 5/9/2011   |   Inventor(s): A. Mahdi Saeed
Keywords(s): Enterotoxin, Vaccine Category(s): Medical, Animal/Veterinary, Pharmaceutical, Therapeutic