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SENSORIZED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

Western University

The present invention provides a sensorized medical instrument that is suitable for application to, and training and skills assessment for, a variety of therapeutic, diagnostic, surgical and medical procedures. It is comprised of a sterilizable sensorized instrument capable of measuring forces in five degrees of freedom and tip position in six degrees of freedom. The instrument can be used to perform a variety of tasks through the integration of interchangeable instrument tips and handles....

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND KITS FOR PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION

University of Toronto

Nerve stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing modulation of nerve targets in the lower limbs typically at or below the knee. For example, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), percutaneous nerve stimulation, and implantable stimulation systems and methods are disclosed for providing stimulation to the saphenous nerve (SAFN). Additionally, systems and methods are provided for co-stimulating the posterior tibial nerve (PTN) and SAFN in combination with unique...

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CO-LOCATING VISUAL IMAGES AND ASSOCIATED SOUND

Simon Fraser University

A system for co-locating visual images and associated sounds includes: (a) a screen for displaying the visual images at areas of its display surface, apparent locations of the visual images being selected from: corresponding zones defined within an immersive environment surrounding the screen, and the areas; and (b) sound exciters rendering an effect of the associated sounds originating from the apparent locations. The sound exciters may form sound walls distal from the screen and receive a...

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ULTRASOUND SIMULATION

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSTIY OF TORONTO, University of Toronto

Herein described are systems and methods of ultrasound imaging. More particularly, embodiments described herein provide an ultrasound simulator based on the physics of ultrasound, such that it is possible to realistically reproduce most of the common characteristics of ultrasound examinations. Further, methods are described herein which may affect the computational efficiency of ultrasound simulation.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORRECTING MISALIGNMENT INDUCED BY GANTRY AND COUCH MOTION DURING ARC-BASED RADIATION TREATMENT

Dalhousie University

Systems and methods are provided for correcting for misalignments induced by changes in gantry and couch motion during arc-based radiation treatment. Spatial offsets are determined at a plurality of calibration control points alone one or more arcs associated with a treatment plan, and the spatial offsets are processed to determine couch position (and optionally orientation) corrections for correcting the misalignments when executing the treatment plan. The treatment plan may employ a...

ELECTROKINETICS-ASSISTED SENSOR

Queen's University

An electrokinetics-assisted sensor for sensing a target material. The sensor may include a microstructure deflectable in response to added mass on its body. The sensor may also include one or more features on or near the microstructure designed to generate an electric field giving rise to one or more electrokinetic effects to drive material towards the microstructure, when an electrical signal is applied to the feature(s). Presence of the target material on the body of the microstructure may...

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY CLASSIFYING AND IDENTIFYING VESTIBULO-OCULAR RESPONSES

McGill University

Stabilizing the visual system for any sighted mobile system increases immunity of the mobile system's gaze and reduces information processing task complexity. Two human reflexes are the optokinetic reflex and vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). The VOR stabilizes retinal images during head movement by producing eye movements in the opposite direction. Improved analysis of the VOR in humans would improve the diagnosis / treatment of patients, provide improvements in visual prosthesis performance...

METHOD AND COMPUTING SYSTEM FOR MODELLING A PRIMATE BRAIN

Baycrest Health Sciences, MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN, MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V

In one aspect the application relates to a computing system for providing data for modelling a human brain comprises a database including a plurality of datasets (or allow access to a plurality of datasets), each dataset including at least a dynamical model of the brain including at least one node and a neurodataset of a neuroimaging modality input. The at least one node include a representation of a local dynamic model and a parameter set of the local dynamic model.