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How Do Bladder Scanners Work

What is a Bladder Scanner? The urinary bladder is an amazing organ that is made of smooth muscle. It stores urine and is capable of a tremendous amount of expansion and contraction until urine is released when you go to the bathroom. When you urinate, there should be little or no urine left in your bladder. The amount that’s left in the bladder is termed the post void residual or PVR. When post void residual frequently occurs, immediate medical assistance is necessary to avoid problems such as an enlarged prostate, urosepsis, urethral stricture, urinary tract infections and bladder dysfunction that could lead to pain and potential damage of the renal structures. In selecting the proper procedure to be done in order to evaluate your conditions, the noninvasive manner should be first considered. Bladder scanners are now commonly used by medical experts to utilize advanced technology for assessing residual urine. This is an innovative device that prevents an invasive and costly procedure such as catheterization or cystoscopy. The bladder scanner has superseded urethral catheterization as the latter procedure has been associated with unnecessary pain and potential risks. Other additional benefits of using a bladder scanner include:

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Great tool to play with biosignals – biomedical shield for arduino

Medical equipment is expensive and not always accessible to a wide audience. In fact, in any biomedical measuring instrument there is nothing extraordinary – here you can find ADC, analog front-end with low noise op-amp, some controller. But the central part what makes it different from consumer electronics is safety. Because device is connected to your body through some sort of electrodes, there is always a risk of electric shock. So power supply has to be isolated if it is powered from mains. There might be other additional safety circuitry to prevent possible hazard. And of course there are many safety regulations and certificates to overcome before device can be used with patients. This is where main cost comes from. It doesn’t mean that you cannot experiment with your body signals. You only need to know what are you doing. If you are building your circuit to acquire bio-signals, be sure to use a proper isolated power supply, even better – go with battery power. Once said, let’s look at great development of Arduino shield to be used for acquiring various bio-signals from your body.

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Getting to know about Medical Alert Comparison

This platform has been developed, keeping in mind the needs of the seniors and the elderlies. This virtual platform was developed to offer them a reliable medical alert system to provide convenience and efficiency. It has helped many seniors in more than one way, giving their health and lives the priority, which was the main aim of creating Medical Alert Comparison. The professionals working for the entity have the same objective and goals that are communicated to them clearly, and thus, they work towards it with dedication. The services offered by this entity are reliable and trustworthy. Also, they are cost-effective and are offered nationwide to ease the seniors and their loved ones. The entity ensures minimal time response against the queries and services of their clients. It also offers a free custom quote to its clients. This free custom quote includes; a price list for monitoring around the clock (twenty-four hours), medical alert system features, customized recommendations and an exclusive offer for a limited time period. It must be kept in mind that this website serves as a comparison and information platform through which the clients or customers can make an objective decision and register with services to make…

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Human Power Generators

The developments in the field of science and technology have cashed heavily over the existing sources of power. This has slowly depleted the non-renewable sources of power, such as power from the burning of fossil fuels like petrol and diesel. Researchers and scientists have also scoped that if existing fossil fuels exist, this may degrade fossil fuel sources and leave future generations’ survival under the spot of bother. This, in turn, has churned scientists and professionals’ minds in the field of science to strategize new ways of developing power. This made scientists postulate the significance of renewable sources. Researches were carried out worldwide to mobilize the thoughts of using renewable sources in daily life to substitute the existing sources of power. This laid to develop human power generators that help to produce power by establishing contacts between work done by a human being and simple manifestation of awe-inspiring thoughts to transform as generators. This has provoked several manufacturers to materialize human power technology into simple gadgets to make people enjoy the fruits of advancements in science and technology. Physiological features Certain physiological features establish suitable use of scientific advancements. Human power generators have certainly complacent internal configuration with highly durable…

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Biosignal Properties

The term Biosignal refers to all the signals generated in the human body or any other living organism. More specifically, it represents all those signals from living organisms that are monitored to obtain certain usage information. Primarily, the term refers to electrical signals in nature, but some non-electric signals are monitored. Typically, the changes in potential difference across a certain tissue in the body are measured in the case of bio-electric signals. Let us have a look at a few of the properties of biosignals generated by the human body that are analyzed to obtain information: Electroencephalography In the case of Electroencephalography, the activity of the human brain is monitored. Usually, at a synapse (junctions between the nervous system cells), the flow of ions occurs. This results in the formation of various signals that are used by the body to transfer information. The voltage variations caused by these signals are recorded, and thus, the brain’s activity is measured. Magnetoencephalography In Magnetoencephalography, the magnetic fields produced by the variations of electric currents that form the brain activity are monitored. For this, devices such as SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interface Devices) are used to have high sensitivity. Many difficulties are faced one tries…

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Modelling different types of Biomedical Devices

Biomedical devices are those electrical devices that are used in medicine to carry out various tests on the human body. A lot of research has been performed in this field, and as a result, these devices have become indispensable as far as medicine is concerned. Let us have a look at some of the tasks that are performed by making use of these devices: For diagnosis of various diseases or abnormalities. In the prevention of these diseases, their cure, mitigation, etc. In many cases, some parts of the human body malfunction and are no longer able to perform their respective tasks. In such cases, these devices may be used as a replacement for those body parts. For example, a pacemaker is used for a person who has a weak heart. Based on the type of function that they perform and on other characteristics, these devices have been classified into the following three types: The first-class devices relatively cause less harm to the user and have been designed using simple techniques. These devices include ordinary items such as surgical gloves, tongue depressors, other hand-held instruments used in surgery, etc. The devices that belong to the second class have certain specialized applications…

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Robotic Assistance for the Disabled

Embedded devices, particularly digital ones specially designed to assist individuals with disabilities, are often seen as the next step in that particular field of technology.  Such embedded devices generally have several advantages over the previous wave of embedded devices that have monitoring functions, control capabilities, and the ability to access and use communication protocols like the internet.  The modern embedded applications devices do not stop monitoring, tracking, and relaying information; they almost always directly assist the user, such as a prosthetic limb or a personal transport assistance vehicle.

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The BrainSUITE neuro-imaging

Brain tumours are one of the most difficult medical conditions to diagnose and treat. Brain surgery, for obvious reasons, is complicated and very risky. Luckily, modern-day developments in medicine can make performing brain tumour diagnosis and, more importantly, brain surgery easier and less risky. With a combination of advanced electronic tools and a doctor’s skills and technical knowledge, there can be better prognosis for brain cancer patients.

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Embedded Electronics in Medicinal and Biological Sciences

Embedded medical and biological application refers to using technology and computers for observing certain events or generating a response when certain events occur. Embedded points to the fact that such devices are either small or very passive or both, such that the subjects of the observations are not continuously aware of it.

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Healthcare Service Using Embedded Electronics

Embedded electronics technology has been actively and rapidly being developed to transform traditional devices into adaptive and useful ones. Whether the equipment is an automatic water heater or a GRPS-powered diesel wheelchair, embedded electronics technologies are entering all possible aspects of human life and are being used to improve them. Digitized Healthcare Healthcare is also benefiting from the development of embedded electronics technology. Advanced medical equipment is being developed to improve response to emergency medical situations. The integration of several types of medical equipment is also being done to create digitized operating rooms and diagnostics areas that can respond to medical needs more efficiently and accurately.

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