Medical Information Technology, Inc., commonly known as MEDITECH, is a Massachusetts-based software and service company selling information systems that are installed in health care organizations. The company was founded in 1969 by A. Neil Pappalardo. Wikipedia.
Meditech | Date: 2015-04-29
The present invention relates to a kit and an assembly for the storage and transportation of medical equipment including endoscopes, as well as a method for storing and transporting endoscopes. In particular, the present invention relates to a support tray (1) for endoscopes, a barrier sheet (264, 764, 864, 967 and 978) and a kit for the transportation of endoscopes comprising a support tray and barrier sheet. A kit for the transportation and storage of an endoscope comprises a rigid support tray and barrier means. The rigid support tray comprises a base plate (2, 102, 902) having opposing first and second sides; a plurality of guide walls (4, 104, 904) projecting from the first side of the base plate, the guide walls arranged to define areas for placement of parts of said endoscope on the first side of the base plate; a plurality of support members (10, 110, 910) extending from the second side of the base plate, the support members being arranged such that when two trays are stacked on top of each other, the arrangement of the support members is such that, in a first orientation the two base plates are separated by a first distance and in a second orientation the two base plates are separated by a second distance, the second distance being greater than the first distance; and retaining members (931) extending from an edge region of the support tray. The barrier means comprises a flexible sheet including a liner portion (276, 767, 967) for providing, in use, a barrier layer between the support tray and said endoscope, the flexible sheet including retaining means for engagement with the retaining members (941, 945) of the support tray to retain the sheet in contact with the tray.
Meditech | Date: 2017-03-15
The present invention relates to a holder for mounting an arm support on a movable carrier, particularly a wheelchair having a first position for transporting persons in a sitting position and a second position for transporting persons in a standing position, comprising a first holder part mountable on the carrier, a second holder part, connected to the first holder part for rotating at least about a rotation axis extending horizontally at least in a position of use, for mounting the arm support thereon, a sensor for generating a measurement signal which represents the rotational orientation of the second holder part relative to the gravitational force, a controllable drive for rotating the second holder part about the rotation axis relative to the first holder part, and a control for controlling the drive on the basis of the measurement signal.
Meditech | Date: 2017-03-15
Provided is a safety insulin pen needle, comprising a needle hub, a needle tube assembly base arranged on the needle hub, and a needle tube, and also comprising a trigger protector arranged outside the needle hub and a spring arranged between the trigger protector and the needle hub; a guide groove with a special structure is arranged on the side wall of the trigger protector, and a clamping column corresponding to the guide groove is arranged on the outer edge of the side wall of the needle hub, so that the trigger protector is in a to-be-triggered state before use, and is triggered only when in use, thus an injection needle can be protected from being exposed to the outside after use, and cross-infection caused by mistakenly touching or reusing is avoided. The safety insulin pen needle provided by the invention overcomes the defects that the traditional injection needle easily causes cross-infection due to no protecting device and the existing safety needle is inconvenient to use, has the advantages of simple structure and low manufacturing cost, and is suitable for being used by a patient for a long time.
Meditech | Date: 2016-05-06
An intervertebral implant for supporting vertebrae that includes an anterior end element, a posterior end element, and four wings disposed between the anterior end element and the posterior end element. The four wings and the anterior and posterior end elements define a substantially open central space. The wings are arranged in pairs facing in opposed directions and include teeth facing in those opposed directions for gripping substantially planar surfaces at opposite sides of the implant.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-22-2014 | Award Amount: 3.92M | Year: 2015
The eNHANCE project key objective is to symbiotically mechanically support and motivate people with motor impairments resulting from muscular or neural degeneration (e.g. stroke) to perform complex daily life tasks. Our system aims to assist the user in performing their daily-life interaction with the environment through an intelligent multi-modal adaptive interface controlled by a high performance intention detection input interface and a personalised behavioural model. The eNHANCE active support orthotics enables the users to achieve their desired movement actions, while motivating the users to maximize their own force contribution. This will maximize user performance relative to their personal capacity, and so maximize therapeutic effects. This requires a personalized mechanical support system taking into account personal behaviour in response to arm and hand support characteristics, supplementary motivational inputs provided by the system and context. Our personalized behaviour model will be constantly predicting user performance. This model is adaptively identified based on the discrepancy between observed and predicted user performance. The eNHANCE consortium provides a unique combination of European companies, knowledge and clinical institutes required to tackle this challenge. The expertise covers such diverse fields as body-mounted sensing, high-performance intention detection, machine intelligence, behavioral monitoring and modeling, dexterous mechatronic arm and handfunction support, intelligent and user-enabling daily-life care, and economical and clinical exploitation of such new approaches. The research and innovation will be driven by clinical user and industrial requirements identification and is finalized by clinical validation and industrial prototype realization and demonstration.
Meditech | Date: 2016-07-26
Disclosed are improved spinal implants that are configured to help prevent post-operative migration of the implant. In some embodiments, the implant system includes multi-axial tooth geometry and other geometrical configurations such as but not limited to peripheral curvatures that aid in the prevention of such post-operative migration. Also disclosed are asymmetrical implants having superior and inferior surfaces with different angulations relative to the sagittal midline.
Meditech | Date: 2015-11-09
A cervical plate and one or more locking assemblies that help prevent screw backout without impinging on therapeutically valuable settling of the screws. In some cases, the locking assembly is configured to be permanently attached to the plate, to be securely but efficiently locked, to be readily unlocked for revision surgery, and/or to reduce the possibility of operator error in installation by providing simplified visible and tactile indicia of the locked and unlocked positions.
Meditech | Date: 2015-03-31
A joint orthosis includes upper and lower members, and a joint mechanism. The joint mechanism includes a shielding cover and at least one of modular front and rear inserts. Each of the modular front and rear inserts is disposed to limit movement of a joint of a human body in a flexion/extension direction. The shielding cover is removably attached to a mounting frame of the joint mechanism and is configured to conceal and prevent access to the at least one or the modular front and rear inserts.
Meditech | Date: 2016-03-23
Moving aid for the (fore)arm of a person, comprising an armrest for receiving the (fore)arm of a person; a carrier for the arm rest; a support, for movably supporting the carrier with respect to a (wheel)chair, work place, bed or other fixed world, wherein the support comprises a first parallelogram, having a first essentially horizontal extending upper side, connected to the (wheel)chair, and a first lower side, situated below the upper side, coinciding with a second lower side, forming part of a second parallelogram, which second parallelogram comprises a second upper side, situated above the first upper side of the first parallelogram and which holds the carrier; and wherein at least one of the legs of the second parallelogram that connect the second lower side and the second upper side extends beyond the second lower side; and wherein the lower end of the at least one leg that extends beyond the second lower side is beared in a conductor-track, which conductor-track is formed such that a second upper side of the second parallelogram is urged in an essentially horizontal track.
Meditech | Date: 2016-04-22
A bone plate holder apparatus having a hollow shaft, two or more prongs at a working end, and a rod slidingly disposed within the shaft can be attached with a bone plate such that the prongs interact with a fenestration in the bone plate. When the rod is depressed between the prongs, working surfaces of the prongs grip the interior surfaces of the fenestration, causing the bone plate holder apparatus to lock to the bone plate. Bone plate holder systems including a bone plate holder apparatus and bone plate can be used to install a bone plate in a surgical site in a patient, and the locking and unlocking functionality of the bone plate holder apparatus can permit adjustment of an angle of the bone plate holder apparatus relative to the bone plate with ease during surgery.