Shriners Hospital For Children | Date: 2014-07-30
Anchoring system including a fastener and a clasp. The fastener includes a substantially planar base, a first clasp-engaging member protruding from a portion of the base and having an outwardly-extending flange, the fastener further including an adhesive suitable to secure the base directly to the skin of a wearer. The clasp includes a first end configured to engage and rotate about the first clasp-engaging member and a second end configured to engage a cable of a prosthetic or orthotic device, the adhesive having a sufficient strength to support manual operation of the prosthetic or orthotic device.
Shriners Hospital For Children | Date: 2014-08-14
Protective sleeve for a medical device having a moveable joint including a tubular assembly comprising a flexible material that satisfies International Organization for Standardization ISO13997 (1999) for a cut resistance of at least ISO level 5. The tubular assembly has a first end portion, a second end portion, and a length extending therebetween. The tubular assembly includes a base member made of the flexible material having an internal surface and an external surface and a reinforcing member made of the flexible material coupled to the base member along the internal surface and the external surface of the base member. The reinforcing member forms a channel at the first end portion. The tubular assembly has an internal cross dimension sized to receive a medical device having a moveable joint therein. The protective sleeve further includes an adjustment member received in the channel to radially adjust the first end portion.
Shriners Hospital For Children | Date: 2012-11-23
The present invention relates to the newly identified timerization initiating and stagger determining capacity of the NC2 domain of collagen IX. The invention further relates to a hexavalent molecular building block wherein the linkage of additional moieties to the amino and carboxyl terminals of monomers comprising the NC2 domain of collagen IX promotes the directed association of those moieties via the trimerization initiating and stagger determining capacity of the NC2 domain of collagen IX.
Shriners Hospital For Children | Date: 2014-09-09
The disclosure describes implantable medical products, that include dry or partially hydrated biocompatible constructs comprising collagen fibers configured to expand in situ after implantation to frictionally engage a bone tunnel wall to thereby affix the construct in the bone tunnel.
Shriners Hospital For Children and Rice University | Date: 2012-04-13
The present disclosure relates to a system for collecting gait analysis data for analysis. The system may utilize force plate or balance boards as well as strain gauge force measurements to improve physical therapy and gait analysis for patients that use physical supports to walk or stand. The device measures force applied to the floor and to handrails to provide data on the patients use of aid, e.g., the handrail, while standing or walking For physical therapy implementations, the system may also be combined with a game or other visual interface that provides feedback to the patient and/or to the caregiver.