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Bouwstra H.,University of Groningen | Dijk-Stigter G.R.,iCare Inc | Grooten H.M.J.,Thuiszorg Groningen and GGD | Janssen-Plas F.E.M.,GGD Fryslan | And 4 more authors.
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology | Year: 2010

Aim: Definitely abnormal general movements in populations of high-risk infants predict serious neurodevelopmental impairment. This study aimed to assess predictive values of definitely abnormal general movements at 3 months for serious neurodevelopmental impairment in a representative sample of the general population. Method: A prospective cohort study of 455 3-month-old infants was performed (241 females, 214 males; mean birthweight 3452g, SD 604g; mean gestational age 39.4wks, SD 1.96; n=32 born preterm). At enrolment, general movement quality was assessed by means of video recording. At 4 years, all participants were reassessed by well-baby health clinicians; if serious neurodevelopmental impairment was identified, clinical records were reviewed. Predictive values of definitely abnormal general movement quality for major neurodevelopmental impairment were calculated. Results: Five children were diagnosed as having a major neurodevelopmental disorder with serious implications for daily life, including three children with cerebral palsy (CP). Three out of the five had shown definitely abnormal general movements; they had lesions involving the periventricular white matter. Two children did not show definitely abnormal general movements; one had unilateral spastic CP due to a cortical lesion and the other had ataxia due to cerebellar atrophy. The positive predictive value of definitely abnormal general movements for major neurodevelopmental impairment was 18/100, and for CP it was 12/100. Negative predictive values approached 100%. Interpretation: The good predictive value of general movement assessment in high-risk populations cannot be generalized to the general population. © The Authors. Journal compilation © Mac Keith Press 2009.

Most J.-M.,University of Poitiers | Dahikar S.,University of Poitiers | Pal S.,University of Poitiers | Claverie A.,University of Poitiers | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2012

This work contributes to the evaluation of a new innovative process focused on the reduction of the cost of a post-combustion capture of CO2 in a Carbon Capture and Storage system (CCS). The process based on the separation of dried fumes composed mainly by CO2 and N2 by using membranes, which should lead to a lower energetic separation cost than amines. But the membranes become efficient if the upstream CO2 concentration is higher than 30% at their entrance that requires enriching the oxidizer flow by O2. To maintain the exhaust temperature compatible with materials thermal resistance, the reactants are diluted by a recirculation of a part of the flue gases (like N2/O2/CO2). But, the chemical kinetic, the energetic efficiencies, the radiation transfer, the transport and thermal properties of the flow can be affected by CO2. The objective of this work will be to identify the behaviour of the combustion of premixed CH4/O2-enriched air, both diluted in N 2 and CO2 and to determine the combustion parameters. This allows to recover the CH4/air conditions in terms of CO2 concentration in reactants, O2 excess, dilution rate, temperature of the reactants, etc. Experiments are performed on the laminar premixed flame using counterflow burner. To characterize the combustion behaviour, the flammability limits are determined and flame thickness and position are measured from PLIF-OH diagnostic. Further, CHEMKIN simulations are performed to check the validity of the GRI3.0 chemical kinetic mechanism for premixed CH 4/air synthetic combustion and identify the leading phenomena. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Osmont A.,Directorate General of Armaments | Catoire L.,University of Orléans | Catoire L.,iCare Inc | Escot Bocanegra P.,iCare Inc | And 3 more authors.
Combustion and Flame | Year: 2010

The energetic conversion of biomass into syngas or biogas is a more and more important topic. In the framework of these studies, improved understanding of glucose and fructose thermal decomposition and oxidation appears crucial. For this task, thermodynamic data are needed to make possible, for instance, the building of a detailed chemical kinetic model of glucose and fructose reactivity at high temperature. A semitheoretical protocol, presented elsewhere, is used for the estimation of the thermodynamic data of glucose and fructose in the gas phase. Five isomers of glucose and five isomers of fructose are considered and the lowest-energy conformers are found to be β-. d-glucopyranose for glucose and β-. d-fructopyranose for fructose. The data for all 10 isomers are provided in the CHEMKIN-NASA format. © 2009 The Combustion Institute.

Mze-Ahmed A.,iCare Inc | Dagaut P.,iCare Inc | Dayma G.,iCare Inc | Dievart P.,iCare Inc
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power | Year: 2015

Research activities on the combustion of synthetic jet fuels and bioderived jet fuels have increased notably over the last 10 yr in order to solve the challenging reduction of dependence of air transportation on petroleum. Within the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, the combustion of a 100% GtL from Shell and a 80/20% vol. GtL/1-hexanol blend were studied in a jet-stirred reactor (JSR). This synthetic GtL fuel mainly contains n-alkanes, iso-alkanes, and cyclo-alkanes. We studied the oxidation of these alternative jet fuels under the same conditions (temperature, 550-1150 K; pressure, 10 bar; equivalence ratio, 0.5-2; initial fuel concentration, 1000 ppm). For simulating the oxidation kinetics of these fuels we used a new surrogate mixture consisting of n-dodecane, 3-methylheptane, n-propylcyclohexane, and 1-hexanol. A detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism was developed and validated by comparison with the experimental results obtained in a JSR. The current model was also tested for the auto-ignition of the GtL fuel under shock tubes conditions (uφ1 and P=20 atm) using data from the literature. Kinetic computations involving reaction paths analyses and sensitivity analyses were used to interpret the results. The general findings are that the GtL and GtL/hexanol blend have very similar reactivity to Jet A-1, which is important since GtL is a drop-in fuel that should have similar performance to the Jet A-1 baseline and 1- hexanol should not significantly affect the reactivity if it is to be used as an additive. Copyright © 2015 by ASME.

Cong T.L.,iCare Inc | Bedjanian E.,iCare Inc | Dagaut P.,iCare Inc
Combustion Science and Technology | Year: 2010

Ethylene and propene are major products of the thermal cracking of heavy oil. Under flameless combustion, they are oxidized in presence of large amounts of CO2 and H2O, which may affect their kinetics of oxidation. New experimental results for the kinetic of oxidation in a jet-stirred reactor (JSR) of ethylene and propene in the presence of CO 2 and H2O were obtained (1atm, 950-1450K). Sonic probe sampling with online FTIR analyses and offline GC-TCD/FID analyses allowed the measurement of concentration profiles for the reactants and products. A detailed kinetic reaction mechanism was used to model the experiments. Good agreement with the data was obtained. Reaction paths analyses showed the important reactions influencing the kinetic of oxidation of the present fuel mixtures. Water tends to inhibit the combustion of the fuels, whereas CO2 has a small accelerating effect upon the oxidation of ethylene in fuel-rich conditions. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

iCare Inc | Date: 2014-11-17

Analog cameras; Automated self contained electronic surveillance devices that can be deployed to gather evidence or intelligence in remote locations; Closed circuit TV systems for security and surveillance, namely, cameras, switchers, monitors, microphones, and recorders; Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; Digital video recorders; Electronic video surveillance products, namely, electronic components of security systems; Home and office automation systems comprising wireless and wired controllers, controlled devices, and software for lighting, HVAC, security, safety and other home and office monitoring and control applications; Home and office electrical power automation systems comprising wireless and wired controllers, controlled devices, and software for appliances, lighting, HVAC, security and other home and office electrical power monitoring and control applications; IP (Internet protocol) cameras; Wireless communication devices for transmitting images taken by a camera.

iCare Inc | Date: 2013-01-15

In-vitro ovulation prediction test kit for home use; Ovulation test kits; Pregnancy test kits for home use; Test strips for measuring blood glucose levels.

iCare Inc | Date: 2016-01-26

Spectacles; goggles for sports; sunglasses; spectacle lenses; spectacle frames; spectacle cases.

News Article | March 14, 2015

Athenahealth brings care coordination app to hospitals, while startup iCare aims to take "cloud VistA" beyond academic trials. To the extent cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) systems have won success, they have so far done it in the physician-practice market rather than with inpatient systems for hospitals. At this week's HIMSS Conference, Fort Lauderdale-based cloud EHR startup iCare will for the first time be actively courting enterprise customers for cloud apps that put an HTML5 front end on the established government open source VistA system. Athenahealth is also showing its ambitions to capture the hospital market, although so far with a care-coordination module it says will work with any EHR rather than its own AthenaClinicals EHR. I met with iCare prior to the conference for a demo of its web and mobile apps. With refreshing modesty, chief marketing officer Don Cook acknowledged the product is probably not ready to run the operations of a big hospital yet -- "probably an under-100 bed facility would be our sweet spot" -- and will need to win the imagination of a daring hospital CEO, willing to try something new. "We know we're not ready to take over the world yet, but we're ready for the world to see it," he said. iCare showed its product at HIMSS last year but initially sought adoption in academic settings, where medical informatics schools were seeking a product for their students to experiment with. The company was founded by the creators of, a cloud-based learning management platform that was acquired by Taleo in 2010 and subsequently absorbed into Oracle, and is hiring to build its health IT expertise. [Are you ready for the convergence of patient data, social platforms, and analytics? See HIMSS14 Preview: Enabling Today's Digital Doctor.] Most of the credibility for the iCare platform comes from incorporating the decades of work invested in VistA, which was originally developed by the Veterans Administration and has spawned many government and commercial variants. Cook compares iCare's approach to the way Apple, after the return of Steve Jobs, adopted Unix as the solid "kernel" of a revamped Mac operating system but innovated at the user interface layer. "We know we're ahead of the market," Cook acknowledged. Although established enterprise software vendors sometimes host applications for their customers, healthcare executives remain skeptical of using newer cloud models for precious patient data. However, the economic pressures on hospitals will force them to reconsider that position if iCare can offer an inexpensive alternative to on-premises enterprise software implementation and maintenance, he said. Athenahealth has established itself as a serious healthcare player, recently topping Epic for the KLAS overall best software rating, but its success has come mostly from catering to small to midsize practices with a combination of cloud software and back-office services for getting insurance claims paid. Some hospitals have endorsed Athenahealth's EHR for their affiliated physicians' use, but the software is relevant only to the ambulatory, not inpatient, part of their business. Athena is making the case that another element of its cloud software suite, AthenaCoordinator, could be very relevant to the challenges hospitals face today, given the rise of accountable care organizations and other population health management initiatives. Both government and private payers are promoting a shift away from paying claims based on individual visits and procedures and toward compensation for overall, integrated care of individual patients. For both reimbursement and quality-improvement reasons, hospitals, practitioners, and everyone else in the system needs to do a better job of coordinating the care of patients, which means doing a better job of sharing the information about their care. After proving the value of the software with its existing customer base, Athenahealth says it is ready to take on the enterprise with capabilities "not found as part of any of today's inpatient EHR systems." AthenaClinicals includes both a high-rated patient portal and tools for the clinical team to use when coordinating care. "With AthenaCoordinator Enterprise, we're disrupting the way things have been done across hospitals and health systems to make them fundamentally better, and to take on some of the greatest challenges and complex work that hospitals and health systems face today," chief medical officer Todd Rothenhaus said in a statement. InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey: Healthcare providers are under pressure from Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10 implementation, and the transition to new population health/accountable care business models, all of which have big impacts on information technology needs. We'd like to know how your organization is responding. Take the InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey today and be eligible to win a 32 GB Kindle Fire HDX.

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