This orthopedic method and device quantifies contact stress and contact area in total joint replacements. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has reported that annual hip and knee joint replacements have risen to over 2 million procedures within the United States alone. These implants have a typical lifespan of 10 years before needing to be replaced due to the wearing…
Inventor: Martine LaBerg, Andrew Clark
Information and Communication
Clemson University researchers have discovered an effective way to accurately and rapidly convert analog parameters into digital signals that can then be further transmitted or stored for the user’s need. This all-digital sensing device uses a binary system and allows for entry into the passive sensor market, i.e. FDIR devices whose market was valued at $10.1 billion in 2015 and has an expected annual growth rate of 11%.
Inventor: Hai Xiao