Online Application to Support Training for Heart and Lung Sounds Assessment by Nursing Students and Health Care Professionals

This research project deals with the question of using multimedia computer applications for training Nursing students or professionals to identify heart and lung sounds as part of an overall health assessment session. The new design for this Nursing training application will support a wide array of mobile devices, by using novel technologies such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. We will also setup the foundations to assess whether the new application is as effective in helping Nursing students and trainees as our previous work.

Social Media Audience Analytics Tool

Social media websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are widely used by the general public and also by businesses to promote their product and services. Due to the nature of these websites, marketed content by businesses does not always reach their desired target. This can be improved by providing useful information to the businesses, such as the times their audience is using social media or their most active users. This information is not readily available, but can be derived by analyzing the available data on social media websites.

The effect of using roller massager on cortical and spinal excitability

Myofascial pain syndrome can lead to chronic pain. With fatigue or trauma, muscle spindle reflexes activate spinal motoneurones causing them to fire constantly leading to spasm. These reflex signals can also be transmitted to the brain as well. It could be hypothesized that if massage therapy (roller massager included) could regulate cortical and spinal motoneurone excitability, it may also decrease unnecessary reflex activity. Previous investigations from our lab demonstrated that applying massage over the musculotendinous junction could diminish the motoneurone excitability.

Oil Dispersant System for Fixed Wing Aerial Platform

The proposed project is related to analysis and optimization of a system of potential interest to oil and gas industry in terms of oil-spill remediation. A fixed wing aircraft can be retrofitted with an oil dispersant system suitable for fast response in case of large oil-spills. This oil dispersant system is to satisfy certain requirements from the safety and efficiency perspectives. In other words, the forces developed on the dispersant system while deployed in flight are required to have minimal effect on the airframe of the aircraft.

Marine Icing Models and Sensors for Arctic Exploration Vessels

Marine icing problems pose significant risk to both marine vessel stability and human safety during harsh weather operations. The project will address a need for better physical understanding of marine icing phenomena and the development of appropriate sensors for detecting marine icing conditions. Current technologies have proven inadequate for marine conditions due to the complex nature of marine structures and the conditions leading to icing, as many are developed for fresh water environments or atmospheric icing conditions for aeronautical and/or land based structures.

Prevalence of Malignancies in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and their Association with Biologic Disease Modifier Antirheumatic Drugs (BDMARDs)

According to Statistics Canada 2012, Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting 4.4 million Canadians and 101.504 people in Newfoundland. It is also the most common cause of disability between the ages of 40 and 70 years. People with chronic arthritis have several numbers of other coexisting conditions such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, obesity. Precancerous lesions and cancer are a significant part of these coexisting conditions. Many reports suggest that inflammatory arthritis is associated with an increased prevalence of malignancies.

Hisser la construction vers de nouveaux sommets

« Notre entreprise cherche sans cesse de nouveaux moyens de tirer avantage des plus récentes innovations en génie civil et structurel, explique Brad Dobbin, vice-président du groupe ND Dobbin. Grâce au programme Mitacs Accélération, nous avons établi avec Migara un partenariat très rentable qui a contribué au développement d’une technologie adaptée à nos besoins et qui nous permet d’avoir confiance en l’avancement et en l’intégrité de nos projets. »

Des carburants pour un avenir plus vert

Les recherches de Marina et du professeur Hawboldt visent à trouver une source d’énergie de remplacement pour le pétrole. Pour ce faire, les chercheurs suivent la piste du recyclage de ressources naturelles généralement rejetées, y compris les résidus forestiers des scieries et des usines de pâtes et papiers, et l’huile de poisson des usines de transformation du poisson.

Suivre le courant des nouvelles technologies

Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) est une PME qui conçoit et fabrique des simulateurs d’embarcations de survie et d’embarcations d’intervention rapide. Les simulateurs de la société sont également utilisés dans des programmes de formation en navigation à haute vitesse commandée électroniquement. L’objectif de l’entreprise est d’accroître la sécurité des équipages navals en leur permettant, dans un milieu sûr et dans des conditions réalistes, de s’entraîner à affronter des situations d’urgence à haut risque.

Travaux préliminaires de modélisation des effets des changements climatiques sur le développement hydroélectrique du bas Churchill

Nalcor Energy planifie actuellement un projet hydroélectrique dans le bas Churchill, d’un coût prévu de 6 à 9 milliards de dollars. Étant donné l’échelle (plus de 2 800 MW) et la durée de vie potentielle de ce projet, les effets des changements climatiques sur les ressources en eau du fleuve Churchill doivent être projetés. Ce stage représente le point de départ d’une collaboration entre l’Université Memorial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador et Nalcor Energy.

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