An apparatus for measuring the temperature and heat flux of materials through the use of an ultrasonic sensor has been developed at Vanderbilt University. The sensor uses acoustic measurement techniques to determine the heat flux and temperature of material surfaces otherwise inaccessible in particular during system operation in order to enhance monitoring capabilities and reduce unsafe or impaired function due to extreme temperatures.
Summary: This technology, developed at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems, uses radio interferometry to locate tangible objects and attains, simultaneously, a higher degree of accuracy (within 3 centimeters), considerably longer range (up to 160 meters) and lower cost than other technologies.
This technology eliminates the need to place cortical fiducial markers during image guided neurosurgery. As an additional and important feature, the technology is able to compensate for brain shift due to deformation of the brain during surgery.
Transcend is a model-based diagnosis system for fault detection and isolation of abrupt faults in complex to very complex engineered systems. It applies models of dynamic system behavior to obtain accurate predictions for measured transients and compares predictions with actual observations to distill the true cause for the faulty behavior. To successfully perform diagnosis, Transcend needs a dynamic model of the system.
A flexible endoscope for ophthalmic orbital surgery is presented. The endoscope has illuminating fiber, image fiber and a free conduit to deliver purge gas/fluid in addition to instruments such as ablation instruments, coagulating instrument or a medication delivery instrument.
KnowledgeMap is a web accessible comprehensive content management system with robust mapping capabilities across the entire curriculum (at the level of full lectures, not just outlines or syllabi) that facilitates overall design, management, and evaluation of a coherent and coordinated curriculum.
This novel device converts linear motion into nutating motion and can create large angles from small linear displacements. The invention uniquely provides control and precision in the use of nutation motion making it particularly adaptable to micro-applications.
We have developed a technique to process photolithographically porous silicon heterostructures and photonic crystal architectures, using laser and ultraviolet light exposure and a subsequent alcoholic bath treatment. This technique would be the first method to process directly the optical properties of porous silicon multilayers, heterostructures, and photonic crystal architectures.
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Despite its broad potential application, the primary function is for Electronic Data Capture, specifi cally for Clinical Trial Management solutions. REDCap is a globally implemented platform at over 450 institutional partners from CTSA, GCRC, RCMI and other institutions in 49 countries. The REDCap application allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and securely, and is currently in production use or development build-status for more than 44,000 projects with over 59,000 users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium.
The OLINDA/EXM® personal computer code performs dose calculations and kinetic modeling for radiopharmaceuticals (OLINDA/EXM stands for Organ Level INternal Dose Assessment/EXponential Modeling). OLINDA® calculates radiation doses to different organs of the body from systemically administered radiopharmaceuticals and performs regression analysis on user-supplied biokinetic data to support such calculations for nuclear medicine drugs. These calculations are used to perform risk/benefit evaluations of the use of such pharmaceuticals in diagnostic and therapeutic applications in nuclear medicine. The technology employs a number of standard body models for adults, children, pregnant women and others, that are widely accepted and used in the internal dose community. The calculations are useful to pharmaceutical industry developers, nuclear medicine professionals, educators, regulators, researchers and others who study the accepted radiation doses that should be delivered when radioactive drugs are given to patients or research subjects.
CORES™ is a highly configurable, enterprise-wide software solution for research institutions. CORES™ provides full central oversight while also allowing for flexible but consistent decentralized billing and usage functionality for core facilities. This software allows core managers and customers to enter orders using a variety of methods. The software also allows customers in product cores to scan their items at a self-service checkout terminal that provides full real-time inventory management. Orders are accumulated into electronic invoices and e-mailed to customers each month. An electronic upload file containing order information is also created for the finance department. Vanderbilt has approximately 90 internal cores using this software. In addition, the software is used by several other institutions to whom the software has been licensed.
This technology utilizes a set of mathematical algorithms that permit fast and robust reconstruction of signals from digital samples without the need to resort to band limitations or uniform sampling. This allows a signal to be digitized in a more sophisticated way, sampling it at frequent intervals when it is rapidly changing, and less often when it is changing slowly. Band limits imposed by uniform sampling are eliminated.
Procoder for Digital Video (ProcoderDV) was developed at the John F. Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University to facilitate the collection of different forms of observational data from digital media files. Media files can be any files that contain events of interest on digital video or audio files. Data files can be of two general types: event files or transcription files. Files can be exported into MOOSES (Tapp & Wehby, 1995) format or SALT (Miller & Chapman, 1993) format or can be read directly by many popular statistical or spreadsheet programs. A code file can be used in conjunction with ProcoderDV to guide the coder inmarking events for later quantification and analysis.