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Marker-less Motion Capture System, Tech ID # 1160.1

University of Calgary

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KNEE ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS

University of Alberta

Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthoses (KAFO) braces assist patients with limited lower extremity function to stand by holding the knee extended and the ankle neutral. Although the brace aids users in maintaining a standing posture; rising from a chair, while wearing a KAFO, becomes a significant challenge as these movements require substantial upper body strength to hoist oneself from seated position. The sit-to-stand (STS) biomechanics of 10 healthy subjects were analyzed using motion capture analysis...

BONE REPLACEMENT IMPLANTS WITH MECHANICALLY BIOCOMPATIBLE CELLULAR MATERIAL

McGill University

A methodology integrating multiscale analysis and design optimization to design a novel bone replacement implant made of a functionally graded cellular material that meets fatigue requirements imposed by cyclic loadings. The pore microarchitecture, described by interconnectivity, porosity, pore size as well as pore topology, is optimally designed for tissue regeneration and mechanical strength. The method can contribute to the development of a new generation of bone replacement implants with...

TELEMETERED COMBINED PRESSURE AND EMG DEVICE TO ASSESS PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE FUNCTION

University of Saskatchewan

Various embodiments are described herein for a vaginal probe for measuring at least one physiological activity (i.e. at least one property) of a female user's urinary continence system. The probe comprises a semi-enlarged section at a distal portion thereof, the semi-enlarged section having a head portion with a height and a width that is larger than the height, and a transitional portion having a first end adjacent to the semi-enlarged section and an opposite second end, the transitional...

METHOD AND SYSTEM UTILIZING PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR DETECTING ATYPICAL MOVEMENTS DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

University of Calgary

Methods, systems and devices are provided for utilizing user movement data obtained from one or more wearable sensors during physical activity to compare individualized changes overtime, for example typical versus atypical movement patterns, with subgroup analyses for assessing changes between other users in order to develop an assessment of movement for, for example, tracking injury risk, performance, and/or rehabilitation. The movement information may comprise multi-sensor, high...

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATION OF PARTICLES

University of British Columbia

Methods and apparatus for separation of particles based on deformability, and for measurement of particle deformability are provided.

PIEZORESISTIVE LOAD SENSOR

University of Alberta

A three-axis load sensor utilizing four piezoresistive devices on a flexible silicon membrane is provided. The load sensor further includes a mesa disposed on the membrane substantially equidistant from the piezoresistive devices. A six-axis load cell is provided by placing a plurality of load sensors disposed on a substrate, the substrate configured to attach to an object wherein forces applied to the object can be measured and/or determined. The load sensors can be manufactured using bulk...

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING MID-AIR INTERACTIONS AND GESTURE BASED TEXT ENTRY MAP DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE MID-AIR INTERACTIONS

University of Manitoba

Mid-air interactions are prone to fatigue and lead to feelings of heaviness in the upper limbs, a condition casually termed as the gorilla-arm effect. Designers have often associated limitations of their mid-air interactions with arm fatigue, but do not possess a quantitative method to assess and therefore mitigate it. A novel metric is introduced as, Consumed Endurance (CE), derived from the biomechanical structure of the upper arm and aimed at characterizing the gorilla-arm effect. A...

ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS

McGill University

A method for making an orthopaedic implant, the method comprising: characterizing at least a portion of a bone corresponding to the bone to be replaced, said corresponding bone being on the contralateral side of the patient; providing a model of the orthopaedic implant based on a mirror image of the contralateral bone; and forming the orthopaedic implant based on the model.

UNIVERSAL ACTIGRAPHIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREFOR

Université de Sherbrooke

The present disclosure relates to an actigraphic device based on a universal actigraphic platform. Parameters from a plurality of sensors are acquired and correlated for determining a profile of use of the device. The device may be installed on a vehicle, for example a powered wheelchair, or be worn by a user. Two or more devices may form a network of communicating devices worn by a user. A method of using the actigraphic device for acquiring a profile of use is also provided.

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