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Manumeter for Monitoring and Assessing Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

After an injury or neurological event, a patient’s rehabilitation requires long-term assessment and monitoring, especially in the upper extremities that are important for everyday tasks.UCI researchers have developed the Manumeter to quantitatively assess and log a patient’s hand movements without external therapist intervention.

Bioresorbable Electrodes for Recording, Stimulation, and Drug Delivery

Prof. Huinan Liu and her colleagues from the University of California, Riverside have developed new magnesium based bioresorbable electrodes capable of recording, stimulating, and repairing neural tissues for a wide range of diseases and injuries. These new electrodes degrade naturally in aqueous physiological environments and eliminate the need for surgical removal of the implanted electrodes. This technology would benefit both doctors, patients, and researchers by introducing a new generation of neural electrodes that minimize damage to neural tissue while providing the option of drug delivery with the conductive polymer coating.

A Wearable Platform for In-Situ Analysis of Hormones

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a highly sensitive, wearable hormone monitoring platform.

Ultra-Low Cost, Transferrable and Thermally Stable Sensor Array Patterned on Conductive Substrate for Biofluid Analysis

UCLA researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel biosensor array that is ultra-low cost and thermally stable. It prolongs the lifetime of electrode modules of sensor products and allows for extended sensing operation in uncontrolled environments.

Wearable Monitor of Attentional Integrity and Mental Strain

UCLA researchers in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences have developed a novel brain monitoring device that can be worn inconspicuously.

Biomimetic Interfaces For Biodegradable Metallic Implants

Prof. Huinan Liu and her colleagues from the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel material that may be used for bioresorbable implants.  The degradation rate of Mg and its alloys in the materials are controlled through the use of a functional nanocomposite coating. Nanophase ceramic/polymer composite coated Mg provides promising properties and nano-scale surface features for the use as the next-generation biodegradable implant materials. This technology would benefit both doctors and patients, as orthopedic devices made of these materials would eliminate the need for implant removal surgery. Fig. 1A An SEM image of a PLGA coated Mg substrate Fig. 1B An SEM image of a nHA/PLGA coated Mg substrate  

Titanium Implants with Novel Roughness

UCLA researchers in the School of Dentistry at the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biology have developed a novel titanium implant with hierarchical multi-scale roughness to promote bone growth.

In-Situ Sweat Rate Monitoring For Normalization Of Sweat Analyte Concentrations

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a method of in-situ sweat rate monitoring, which can be integrated into wearable consumer electronics for physiological analyses.

Novel Adjustable Caliber Catheter System

UCLA researchers in the Department of Radiological Sciences have designed a new adjustable catheter system for use in embolectomy or thrombectomy procedures.

A Novel Device for the Measurement of the Strength of the Orbicularis Oculi Muscle

UCLA researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology have developed a novel device that measures the strength of the orbicularis oculi muscle.

Crosslinkable Polymer Coating Prevents Bacterial Infection on Implant Surface

UCLA researchers in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery have developed a polymer implant coating that mitigates bacterial infections on the implant surface.

Heart Assist Device for Patients

Researchers at UCI have developed a cardiac assist device for patients with failing heart functions. The device contracts and expands the heart with the help of a pacemaker to help restore natural heart pace and blood flow. 

Noninvasive Method and Apparatus for Peripheral Assessment of Vascular Health

UCI researchers introduce a medical device which noninvasively and accurately monitors vascular health metrics such as endothelial function, arterial stiffness, and blood pressure.

All-In-One Arterial Access and Closure System (ACS)

Arterial access-site complications are a leading cause of morbidity following a catheterization procedure. There lacks a reliable, fail safe method for arterial closure. At the same time, the arterial access and closure procedures are independent of each other. A UCI surgeon presents an alternative with an all-in-one arterial access and closure port system (ACS) to provide fail-safe percutaneous entry and exit into any artery.ACS opens the door for using high flow, high pressure arteries such as the carotid artery, an important access point.

Neural Modulation Of Autonomic Nervous System To Alter Memory And Plasticity Of The Autonomic Network

Researchers at UCLA from the Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering have created a device that modulates the autonomic nervous system to treat heart conditions like arrhythmias.

Gelatin Methacryloyl Based Microneedle

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed gelatin methacryloyl microneedles (GelMA MN) for minimally invasive, sustained transdermal drug delivery.

Low-Intrusion Plasma Probe

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed an inexpensive and easily implemented plasma diagnostic tool, the Low-Intrusion Probe.

A Method for Characterization of Device and Material and Communication at Thz Frequencies

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a novel method for real-time detection and characterization of pulsed THz waveforms that features differential detection of high sensitivity, and phase diversity to overcome the dispersion penalty for wideband operation.

Apparatus and Methods for Stimulating DNA Repair Using Red Light Therapy

Red light exposure can have phototherapeutic effects on skin cells and other biological cells and tissues affected by UV damage. However, existing methods and devices using red light in DNA phototherapy have not identified the proper duration, intensity, or delivery mechanisms for optimal DNA repair. If the radiant intensity of the red light is too low, then exposure is inadequate and the repair biomarkers are not activated. Conversely, prolonged exposure to excessive electromagnetic radiation only furthers DNA damage. Moreover, in the context of skin treatment, excessive radiant intensity can burn tissue or have carcinogenic side effects. Thus, there is a need for a device and methods of use that provide safe, effective, and targeted red light DNA phototherapy.

Continuous, Quantitative, Selective, Non-Enzymatic Glucose Monitoring Using Conductimetric Analysis

A new molecule that enables glucose monitoring using measurements of solution conductivity. 

Minimal Erythema Dose Testing Device

UCSF researchers have developed a novel device to deliver multiple UV doses simultaneously to perform testing of the optimal safe and effective dose of UV for treatment of patients.  

Polaris: Lifestyle Guide For Diabetes

Researchers at UCI have developed a comprehensive platform, Polaris, for personalized diabetes management. By combining standard blood glucose monitoring with activity tracking, Polaris provides users with real-time suggestions that encourage treatment adherence and promote healthy behaviors to better mitigate their symptoms.

Chip-Based Detection Of Diabetes Related Biomarkers

A major goal in disease screening, diagnosis, and control has been to develop bioassay platforms capable of simultaneous measurements of different analytes in a single assay. Significant advances toward multiplexed biomarker detection chips based on either immunoassays or enzymatic bioassays have thus been reported. However, the combination of enzymatic and immunoassay sensing into a single disposable system has hitherto not been addressed.

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