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Pain Assessment Method And Apparatus For Patients Unable To Self Report Pain

Though pain assessment is a crucial part of many medical treatment plans, most physicians rely on patients self-reporting their own pain levels. This self-reporting strategy may be convenient to some patients trying to determine whether the patient should get to a doctor, but in some situations, especially where a patient is non-communicative or incapacitated, these patients may be unable to clearly express themselves to a medical professional. As such, researchers at UCI have developed a novel device that automatically and objectively monitors a patient’s pain levels by tracking/monitoring subconscious facial movements in real-time.

Gated Electrodes For Electrolysis And Electrosynthesis

Gated electrode structures to improve the process of electrolysis and electrosynthesis.

System and Method for Flexible Low-Energy Membrane-Based Liquid Purification

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have developed a platform and method for membrane-based water purification and desalination that combines operational flexibility with energy efficiency, allowing effective treatment and desalination of raw feed water over a wider range of solute concentrations and product recovery.

Multiple-Patterning Nanosphere Lithography

Researchers led by Paul Weiss from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA have developed a novel technique that solves the scalability issue in the fabrication of three-dimensional nanostructures.

Scalable Lipid Bilayer Microfluidics for High-Throughput Gene Editing

Researchers led by Paul Weiss from the Department of Chemistry and Pediatrics at UCLA have created a new microfluidic device for high-throughput gene editing of cells.

The Use Of Magnetic Sensors To Prevent Femoral Posterior Wall Blowout During ACL Reconstruction

Researchers led by Andrew Palosaari from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA have developed a novel way to guide ACL grafts and prevent femoral wall blowout during ACL reconstruction.

Electrochemical Flash Fluorination and Radiofluorination

Researchers led by Saman Sadeghi from the Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at UCLA have developed a new and simple process to make fluorinated organic compounds.

Intraoperative Assessment Of Implant Positioning

Researchers from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Ophthalmology led by Dr. Jean-Pierre Hubschman have developed a modified intralocular lens (IOL) and surgical implantation procedure to treat cataract and refractive anomalies.

DNA Nanotechnology for Quick and Sensitive Detection of Nucleic Acids in Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnosis Applications

Researchers led by Dino Di Carlo from the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA have developed a quick, cheap, and accurate method to diagnose viral or bacterial infections.

Polarization mode dispersion-based physical layer key generation for optical fiber link security

Researchers at UCI have developed a novel method for encrypting optical communications, which is simpler, less expensive, and less computationally-demanding than standard solutions.

A Novel Way To Enhance Soft Tissue Integration And Seal Around Prosthetic Devices

A UCLA researcher from the Weintraub Center at the Department of Dentistry has developed a method to treat prosthetics allowing them to better integrate with the body.

Physical Multi-Layer Arm Phantom For Body Area Networks

Researchers at UCI have developed an oil-based in vitro phantom that accurately mimics the electrical properties of the human arm. Due to the increased accuracy it affords, this phantom can be used to test the efficiencies of wireless medical devices in body area networks.

An Efficient Architecture To Compute Sparse Neural Network

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineeringhave developed a novelhardware architecture for computing sparse neural networks.

A Bi-Functional Lewis Base Additive For Microscopic Homogeneity In Perovskite Solar Cells

UCLA researchers in the department of Materials Science & Engineering have discovered a novel Lewis base additive that decreases heterogeneity in perovskite thin films.

In-Situ TEM Holder With STM Probe And Optical Fiber

Researchers at UCI have developed a fully integrated sample mount for the simultaneous high-resolution imaging and electronic and optical characterization of thin film devices.

Virtual Reality Training Tasks Used For Stroke Rehabilitation

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a set of virtual reality training tasks that can be used for rehabilitation for post-stroke patients.

High Stability PtNiX-M Electrochemical Catalyst

UCLA researchers in the Department of Material Science and Engineering have invented a novel and highly stable platinum-based catalyst material for fuel cell technologies.

Blade Coating On Nanogrooved Substrates Yielding Aligned Thin Films Of High Mobility Semiconductin Polymers

An alternative method of alignment specifically developed for field-effect transistors of organic electronics.

High Performance PtNiCuMo Electrochemical Catalyst

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed multimetallic PtNiCuMo nano octahedral catalyst that has demonstrated greatly improved mass activity, specific activity, and stability for application in fuel cells.

Air Quality Monitoring Using Mobile Microscopy And Machine Learning

UCLA researchers have developed a novel method to monitor air quality using mobile microscopy and machine learning.

Biomarkers Based On Molecular Composition Of Cells

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel biomarker based on spectroscopic analysis of proteins in cell membranes.

Development of a Fully Integrated Chip-Scale Optical Fourier Transform Spectrometer with Channel Dispersion

Optical spectroscopy excels at chemical identification and is ubiquitous in the sciences as a highly specific and noninvasive probe of molecular structure. The field is moving toward the integration of miniaturized optical spectrometers into mobile platforms which will have unprecedented impact on applications ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to mobile phones. To address this demand, silicon photonics stands out as platform capable of delivering compact and cost-effective devices and systems. The Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) is largely used in free-space spectroscopy, where its high signal throughput has proven a boon to overcoming the difficulties of otherwise overwhelming detector noise. Its implementation in silicon photonics manufacturing will contribute to bringing broadband operation and fine resolution to the chip scale enabling such attributes as compactness, power efficiency, real time operation and low cost.

A Digital LDO Employing A Switched-Capacitor Resistance

A low-dropout or LDO regulator is a DC linear voltage regulator that can regulate the output voltage even when the supply voltage is very close to the output voltage. The advantages of a low dropout voltage regulator over other DC to DC regulators include the absence of switching noise (as no switching takes place), smaller device size (as neither large inductors nor transformers are needed), and greater design simplicity (usually consists of a reference, an amplifier, and a pass element).

Zero-power microfluidic osmotic pumps using ultra-thin PDMS membranes

Researchers at UCI have developed a zero-energy, inexpensive micropump that uses osmotic pressure alone to draw fluid through a microfluidic device.

Hydrostatic pressure-driven passive micropumps

Researchers at UCI have developed an inexpensive and entirely passive pump for microfluidic devices, which yields steady, controllable, and long-lived fluid flow through the device.

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