Selectively Lockable Knee Brace – works by allowing the knee to bend whenweight is not on the heel. Once weight is placed on the heel, the knee bracelocks into position. The brace uses technology used in developing propulsionsystems.
Fiber optic forceps help obstetricians position aninfant in the mother’s womb prior to delivery -- or indelivery -- without the fear of too much pressurewhich can harm the infant. Partnering in introducingthe forceps are the Marshall Center, Dr. JasonCollins of the Pregnancy Institute in Slidell, La., andPrism, a San Antonio manufacturer of medicalproducts. The forceps have a fail-safe mechanismthat ensures no more than 5 pounds (2.27kg) ofpressure is exerted on the infant’s head, with a pullforce limit of 20 pounds (9.07 kg). This should reduce the number ofCesarean section deliveries and injury risk to the mother, and significantlylower the occurrence of fetal injury.
Princess Diana feared for the children who live in the 70 countries strewn withlandmines. The Marshall Center and Thiokol Propulsion, Science andEngineering Division in Brigham City, Utah, have produced an easy and safeway to detonate them. The demining device uses NASA Reusable SoildRocket Motor scrap propellant packed inside a high-temperature flare. Theflare is used to burn a hole in the landmine’s case and ignite its explosive.When the explosive burns away, the mine is disabled.
You’ve seen the latest Sci-fi movie. Then you’ve probably seen NASA atwork. An image processing and 3-D graphics tool created for the SpaceShuttle serves double-duty by helping Hollywood with special effects,