The NeuroThera System, De Taboada said, consists of a fiber optic cable, a handpiece, a cap that guides the laser energy to treatment locations on the scalp, accessories and a cart for portability.
When the system establishes contact with the patient’s completely shaved head, detectors in the handpiece trigger it to emit a specific wavelength of near-IR energy. “A total treatment regimen consists of treating 20 locations on the head for two minutes at each location for a total of 40 minutes of nominal treatment time,” De Taboada said.
The mitochondrial photoreceptor cytochrome C oxidase absorbs near-IR and drives adenosine triphosphate (ATP) formation by oxidative phosphorylation, he explained. The hypothesis goes that improved energy metabolism leads to mitigation of cell death in the stroke-affected tissue and to the enhancement of neuro-recovery mechanisms.
The improved neurometabolism could be beneficial not only in stroke treatment, but also in treating traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, he said.
Kinterra Foot and Ankle System™ for Freedom Innovations® – The system the new state-of-the-art for adjustable prosthetic ankles, which features internal temperature fluid compensation, and a mechanism fitted with industrial-quality seals, rendering it virtually maintenance free. It offers improved stability and comfort for low to moderate impact users while walking, exercising, golfing, or hiking. We developed the overall styling (I.D.) of the ankle, and the mechanical engineering – hydraulics, pivots, shafts, valves, assembly and fixtures.
We developed an intraoral scanner for use by dentists to capture optical impressions of both the soft and hard tissues of the dental arches and digitally transfer them to an interface, lab or a computer monitor for printout and interpretation.
In collaboration with AMI Purdue University
The EMulate Therapeutics Voyager® ulRFE® system is a non-invasive medical device. It is the first of many product expressions of the company’s underlying ulRFE platform technology. Showing promise in pre-clinical and clinical trials, the EMulate Therapeutics Voyager® has potential treatment applications in a wide range of diseases, including cancer, chronic pain, inflammatory, among others. The EMulate Therapeutics Voyager device is being evaluated for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors in human clinical trials and is currently limited by Federal United States law to investigational use only.
This portable instrument treats with NovaVision’s VRT therapy technology to provide improvement in the range or sensitivity of the patient’s field of vision. Omnica developed this home use transforming device to accommodate a full range of patient percentiles and provide a convenient way to go mobile with your therapy. NovaVision’s VRT uses repetitive light stimulation to activate impaired visual functions in areas of partial injury (“transition zones”), strengthening the residual vision and neuronal networks. The concept of repetitive stimulation has proven effective in the recovery of other functions such as movements of lower limbs after stroke.
Omnica partnered with the client’s engineering resource to develop a multi-modality (PET, ESPECT & CT) laboratory instrument for imaging small animals. Our major responsibility was the Industrial Design, the external skin engineering and DFMA. The client asked us to build a full-scale non-functional mock-up which was an opportunity to push our 4X8 CNC router to its full capabilities.
Omnica’s initial engagement was for packaging the client’s blood pump controller with a design that passed a number of challenging requirements. In parallel, we designed a rechargeable battery pack system. The project included fully functional prototypes, production part design and documentation.
Our involvement evolved to include pump design evaluation, new feature development, testing and troubleshooting consultation programs.