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Mechanical Medical Device for Generating Vibration and Stimulation of the Neuron Pathways

Antonín Svoboda, Milan Chalupa, Taťána Šrámková
2020 Symmetry  
This article describes a medical device uses precisely generated vibrations to obtain genetic material (sperm) in injured men, tetraplegics, and paraplegics.  ...  The principle of generation of vibration is a crank mechanism. Rotation of the flywheel is converted to rectilinear reciprocating motion.  ...  Informed Consent Statement: Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/sym13010062 fatcat:pw5vuxqnfbekhoy3prqsh2j4ta

Researches on mechanical vibrations used in assistive devices manufacturing

Răzvan Bogățeanu, Claudiu Bîșu, Constantin Dogariu, Sorin Mihai Croitoru, Dana Tilină, I. Bondrea, N.F. Cofaru, M. Inţă
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Vibration of a mechanical structure results from the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy and could be used in the construction of assistive devices.  ...  The vibratory devices for posttraumatic rehabilitation of upper limbs can stimulate muscular, circulatory and neurological systems.  ...  all types of mechanical massage, using vibrations, tapping, kneading, stroking; orthopaedic devices for passive and active recovery, as well as a few devices for taking scoliosis measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201929001001 fatcat:22dzqrrkxbd43k3hoxel3ru5om

Possible Mechanisms for the Effects of Sound Vibration on Human Health

Lee Bartel, Abdullah Mosabbir
2021 Healthcare  
The conclusion points to the complexity of the field of vibrational medicine and calls for specific comparative research on type of vibration delivery, amount of body or surface being stimulated, effect  ...  This paper presents a narrative review of research literature to "map the landscape" of the mechanisms of the effect of sound vibration on humans including the physiological, neurological, and biochemical  ...  Systems Inc, Burnaby, BC, Canada, for the Hemodynamic section, Ana Andreazza, University of Toronto for the Hemodynamic and Neurological sections.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9050597 pmid:34069792 fatcat:rryy6g7sszf3fck3kqiuv3r2de

Burst and high frequency stimulation: underlying mechanism of action

Shaheen Ahmed, Thomas Yearwood, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste
2017 Expert Review of Medical Devices  
The goal of this review is to discuss the mechanisms of action for pain suppression at both the cellular and systems levels for burst and HF SCS.  ...  Areas covered: The authors performed a literature review to unravel the mechanisms of action for burst and HF SCS coupled with booklets and user manuals from neuromodulation companies to understand the  ...  A EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES plurality of electrodes was embedded in two layers of this plastic.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17434440.2018.1418662 pmid:29249191 fatcat:h4dutxvwlngvzmn2qhjmleux44

Medical Devices for Tremor Suppression: Current Status and Future Directions

Jiancheng Mo, Ronny Priefer
2021 Biosensors  
Herein, we review the mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy profiles, and clinical applications of different medical devices that are currently available or have been previously investigated for tremor  ...  Medical devices are placed in a unique position to bridge this gap between lifestyle interventions, pharmacotherapies, and surgical treatments to provide safe and effective tremor suppression.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the School of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University for their financial support of this project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/bios11040099 pmid:33808056 fatcat:r7dmg2vxtjbwbekgmmk5dx6fji

Mechanisms and Applications of Neuromodulation Using Surface Acoustic Waves—A Mini-Review

Danli Peng, Wei Tong, David J. Collins, Michael R. Ibbotson, Steven Prawer, Melanie Stamp
2021 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
The study of neurons is fundamental for basic neuroscience research and treatment of neurological disorders.  ...  We also review the application of SAW actuation for neuronal stimulation, including growth and neuromodulation. Finally, we propose future directions for SAW-based neuromodulation.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES Miniaturized SAW devices are finding increasing use as a mechanical stimulating tool for neuronal stimulation.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2021.629056 pmid:33584193 pmcid:PMC7873291 fatcat:ltsdanqafjbejptseafipwiia4

Study of the Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Advance Outcome in Chronic Pediatric Inflammatory Diseases

Ulf Andersson
2022 Medical Research Archives  
The afferent signals generate efferent action potentials that travel from the brainstem via efferent vagal nerves to the spleen and other organs.  ...  The auricular branch of the vagus nerve reaches superficial parts in the concha and tragus in both ears, enabling transcutaneous electrical auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) as a safer therapeutic  ...  Acknowledgments I gratefully acknowledge the critical reading of the manuscript by Professor Jan Andersson, Stockholm.  ... 
doi:10.18103/mra.v10i5.2783 fatcat:hw7ithl3lbfgljmifxmv5bkbku

Enhancing Sensation in Diabetic Neuropathic Foot With Mechanical Noise

L. Khaodhiar, J. B. Niemi, R. Earnest, C. Lima, J. D. Harry, A. Veves
2003 Diabetes Care  
CONCLUSIONS -Mechanical noise stimulation improves vibration and tactile perception in diabetic patients with moderate to severe neuropathy.  ...  The vibration perception threshold (VPT) test and the Semmes-Weinstein filament (SWF) threshold at the plantar surface of the left foot and the big toe were determined under two mechanical noise stimulus  ...  Acknowledgments -This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health Grant R43-DK-60295-01.  ... 
doi:10.2337/diacare.26.12.3280 pmid:14633814 fatcat:6ob3pxrdvrbdtptb5sew7bacam

Hearing and stomatognathic system: Searching for a link
Stan układu stomatognatycznego a proces słyszenia

Slawomir Balinski, Monika Morawska-Kochman, Marek Bochnia
2017 Dental and Medical Problems  
This review presents a hypothesis and supporting literature review that dental disorders may contribute to disturbances in the excitation and/or the transmission of vibrations through the bone to the hearing  ...  The final stimulation of the hearing receptor is recognized as the result of various interactions appearing between them.  ...  In 2009, a Californian company, Sonitus Medical, presented a system consisting of 2 devices: a microphone located in the EAM and an overlay device placed on the upper molars.  ... 
doi:10.17219/dmp/78718 fatcat:joxuq25w7jgq5p3b6ylq4wuh5m

Biomedical applications of nanoscale tools and nano-bio interface: A blueprint of physical, chemical, and biochemical cues of cell mechanotransduction machinery

Rajiv Kumar, Auctores Publishing LLC
2021 Biomedical Research and Clinical Reviews  
A dream to have control over the cell behavior by nanoscale tools and nano-bio interface to mimic remodeling of cell mechanotransduction machinery, is an updated approach and the latest theme of current  ...  equipped for generating precise nanostructuretriggered biological responses. [18] Intracellular and extracellular mechanisms of cellular proceedings decided various key mechanisms and pathways (single-cell  ...  processes in which mechanical vibrations are to be used to stimulate mechanotransduction and can be used further as a technique to control cell behavior.  ... 
doi:10.31579/2692-9406/064 fatcat:apigorunafadjpcrplvxhod7nq

The Role of Quantitative Sensory Testing in the Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions

Goran Pavlaković, Frank Petzke
2010 Current Rheumatology Reports  
Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is a noninvasive method of assessing sensory and pain perception that has been used in the past 30 years primarily for analysis of cutaneous and mucosal perception.  ...  Central sensitization represents an augmentation of pain signaling in neurons and neuronal circuits in pathways related to nociception.  ...  IV (WR Medical Electronics Co., Stillwater, MN) or MSA Thermotest (Somedic, Mörby, Sweden); mechanical detection threshold determination using von Frey filaments and a pressure algometer; vibration detection  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11926-010-0131-0 pmid:20857243 pmcid:PMC3128735 fatcat:couejbh6jvhg7oavacbezuioq4

Differential effects on tonic and phasic reflex mechanisms produced by vibration of muscles in man

P De Gail, J W Lance, P D Neilson
1966 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry  
., for their generous support. The illustrations were prepared by Mr. John Toohey, of the Department of Medical Illustration, University of New South Wales.  ...  The project was made possible by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the Post-Graduate Foundation in Medicine of the University of Sydney. Ciba Company Pty.  ...  pathways generally.  ... 
doi:10.1136/jnnp.29.1.1 pmid:5910574 pmcid:PMC495977 fatcat:kolkus4bjzfy7kb7ymligympz4

Phantom ringing syndrome: an Indian perspective

Ajeet Kumar Khilnani, Rekha Thaddanee, Gurudas Khilnani
2018 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
There was no significant association between presence of PRS and age of participants (p=0.855), sex of participants (p=0.5232), profession (medical vs. non-medical) (p=0.498), physical location of mobile  ...  To the best of our knowledge and literature search, we could not find any Indian study on PRS. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of PRS and to find the factors associated with it.  ...  simulate development of functional ectopic focus in auditory pathway or cortex akin to continuous stimulation of neuronal circuit, as in kindling phenomenon.  ... 
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20180710 fatcat:ppaeozqhz5fx3kpibgg5yrokb4

Both ipsilateral and contralateral localized vibratory stimulations modulated pain-related sensory thresholds on the foot in mice and humans

Atsushi Doi, Juntaro Sakasaki, Chikato Tokunaga, Fumiya Sugita, Syota Kasae, Keisuke Nishimura, Yushi Sato, Takako Kuratsu, Sariya Hashiguchi, Min-Chul Shin, Megumu Yoshimura
2018 Journal of Pain Research  
In human participants (16 males and 16 females; mean age, 21.0±0.8 years), the sensory threshold was measured at 50 Hz before and after applying 2-minute and 5-minute vibrations to the dorsal side of the  ...  This study was aimed to investigate the effect of localized vibration on sensory thresholds in mice and humans using a novel quantitative method.  ...  pain sensation. 17, 18 The STG-4000 series generate stimuli for both current-and voltage-driven stimulations.  ... 
doi:10.2147/jpr.s162379 pmid:30214274 pmcid:PMC6118348 fatcat:qddao6i275ca3ebvlbpkbh7xci

Functional MRI of the thoracic spinal cord during vibration sensation

Jennifer Kornelsen, Stephen D. Smith, Theresa A. McIver, Uta Sboto-Frankenstein, Peter Latta, Boguslaw Tomanek
2012 Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
Materials and Methods: The lower thoracic spinal dermatomes (T7-T11) on the right side of the body were mechanically stimulated by vibration for 15 participants.  ...  Neuronal responses to vibration sensation were measured in the thoracic spinal cord using a HASTE sequence on a 3 Tesla MRI system.  ...  The vibration stimulation was set to vibrate in a block paradigm of 40-s rest and 60-s stimulation blocks, repeated three times for a total functional scan time of 340 s.  ... 
doi:10.1002/jmri.23819 pmid:23011888 fatcat:fdeaeih2erdlndq4vwukyuuthu
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