Professor, Bioengineering at University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky Area
University of Louisville since 2012
University of Louisville 2004 - 2012
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh 1997 - 2004
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology
An embodiment of the invention is a soft tissue impact assessment device. The device includes a skin that is shaped or moldable to a human-like form. A positional force or pressure sensor within the skin measures force or pressure and location of impact or contact with the skin and provides data regarding the force or pressure and location of impact or contact with the skin. In preferred embodiments, the skin includes a top layer made of a material and thickness that simulates the protection provided by particular human skin to underlying tissue. A pressure or force sensor sheet closely contacts the top layer in a manner that avoids any substantial movement between the top layer and the pressure or force sensor sheet during a range of anticipated force or pressure conditions to be experienced by the human surrogate during testing. A lining layer is suitable to be in close contact with a surface of a human like form. A preferred method for assessing potential for soft tissue injuries is implemented in software and includes accepting victim or human subject soft tissue injury data being assessed and comparing it to a database including objective data to determine compatibility between the stated cause of event and resulting soft tissue injuries.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. - Louisville KY
Decubitus ulcer prevention garments for a dog are provided that include a fluid-filled bladder. The garments can include an inner layer that contacts and interacts with the body of the dog; an intermediate layer that interfaces with the inner layer and includes the fluid-filled bladder; and an outer layer joined to the inner layer and interfacing with the intermediate layer. The garments have a shape that is adapted to fit over and envelop the pelvic region of the dog such that the garments alleviate or reduce pressure on the soft tissues overlying the boney prominences of the pelvic region of a dog when the dog is lying in a recumbent position on a surface.
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. - Nashville TN, Gina E. Bertocci - Louisville KY,
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. - Nashville TN
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An ergonomic syringe includes a slide member, wherein force exerted on the slide member causes movement of a syringe plunger within a hollow or partially hollow syringe barrel, for withdrawing fluid from a source into the syringe, and also includes a reusable adaptor for use with existing conventional syringes, which has a ring that wholly or partially encircles the barrel and indirectly attaches to a plunger flange.