There is a major technology gap for simple unobtrusive pressure insoles that can be used while running to provide feedback to athletes looking to improve performances and prevent injuries. Orpyx Medical Technologies have created a pressure sensitive insole capable of providing real-time foot pressure feedback to patients with peripheral neuropathy. With minor modifications, the Orpyx SurroSense Rx TM insoles could be used to address the measurement needs of runners. This project will provide hardware modification recommendations to Orpyx to optimize their insoles for running.
Prostate cancer is the second most cancer related death in men, accounting for over 111 M$ yearly in Canada. Current prostate biopsy or therapy procedures such as transperineal brachytherapy use transrectal ultrasound guidance and a template to guide needles along parallel trajectories. However, pubic arch interference (PAI) with the implant path obstructs part of the prostate from being targeted by the brachytherapy or laser ablation needles.
This project is aimed to develop an inexpensive device for general public in monitoring skin healthcare condition. The device will be able to take magnified images of skin in order to observe more detailed skin conditions. A low cost version of the device will be able to attach to a smartphone and use the built-in camera on the smartphone to take skin images. Another stand along version of the device will have a camera itself and will be able to wirelessly transmit images taken to other devices, such as PC or tablet.
With the advances of medical imaging, accurate diagnosis has been significantly enhanced, especially when utilizing cross-modality imaging for complicated diagnoses such as the spine and cardiovascular system. However, cross modality image processing poses a challenge due to large amount of data generated. Computer Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images, for example, have great capacity for screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac and spinal diseases.
Post-operative insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and loss of body protein are the features of post operative stress- induced catabolic response which is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and adverse outcomes post operatively. There has been a great deal of research on different approaches to optimize the post-operative insulin sensitivity such as hormonal and nutritional modifications and interventions, developing minimally invasive surgical techniques and epidural anesthesia. However, the correlation between insulin resistance and body protein loss is not well understood.
Our research is focused on finding new ways to combat the spread of Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) in hospitals and other institutional work places. Our research combines a new non-leaching chemical nanotechnology that forms a protective barrier to difficult surfaces and kills bacteria on contact. The nanocoatings are water based and fix readily to surfaces such as plastic by exposure to low UV radiation. These transparent nanocoatings are invisible to the naked eye but act as sentinels and avoid the formation of harmful bacterial colonies
Spring Loaded Technology is a Halifax, Nova Scotia based start-up company focused on developing innovative knee bracing technology. Their Levitation™ knee brace has been developed to assist knee extension in people with leg weakness, but it has not yet been tested. The proposed research project will test the Levitation™ knee brace in healthy people, providing feedback to the Spring Loaded regarding the efficacy of their knee brace. Participants will be tested with and without the brace to compare its effects on knee extension torque and muscle activity.
Le projet de maîtrise consiste à faire l'essai d'un certain type de lentilles électroniques spécialisées, appelées lentilles à focalisation forte, que sont les lentilles quadripolaires électrostatiques. Ces lentilles sont généralement utilisées dans des appareils analytiques comme les microscopes électroniques, les spectromètres de masses, les accélérateurs de particules qui fonctionnent tous à de très basses pressions.
Le projet vise à metre au point un nouveau système de dépôt de vapeurs chimiques capable d’assurer une production continue et en grande quantité des nanoperles de carbone de qualité. Ces nanoperles constituent un nouveau type de matériau à base de carbone avec des propriétés exceptionnelles pouvant assurer leur utilisation dans de multiples applications électro-optiques. En particulier, elles pourront être utilisées dans la fabrication des cathodes froides pour une nouvelle génération de générateurs de rayons-x portables.