Development of a novel vibrator for emergency clearance of acute coronary thrombosis in treatment of heart attack

 

The proposed project is aimed at accelerating the pre-competitive development of a Diastolic Timed Vibrator (DTV) to be used as a medical emergency system to assist clearance of acute coronary thrombosis such as exhibited in a “heart attack” (an acute blockage of a coronary artery, usually by a blood clot). The DTV will impose mechanical vibrations to the chest of the patient in order to disrupt the clot and improve coronary blood flow. ABS inc. has agreed to provide SFU non-binding third party funding via the MITACS Accelerate program towards the development of a DTV model, which would incorporate multiple proprietary features in assistance of ABS Inc’s business objectives.

Intern: 
Farzad Khosrow-khavar
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Carlo Menon
Province: 
British Columbia
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