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  • Controlling a 3D printed bionic hand by using brain waves 

    Contributor:Li, Boyan
    Date Submitted:2018
    High quality bionic hands are expensive while low-cost bionic hands have many operational problems during the process of using them. Hence, this thesis aims to improve the stability of low-cost bionic hands. The Hackberry ...
  • Detecting and treating hypopituitarism secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI) 

    Contributor:Stancill, Stacey G; Gallant, Vanessa; Lollar, Heather; Derrera, Stacy
    Date Issued:04/15/2018
    The purpose of this study was to determine if adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) could have improved QoL using evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) for hypopituitarism-testing and treatment during outpatient ...
  • A Heuristic-Based Review of the Usability of the OSHA Website with respect to Communication Tower Hazards 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.;
    Date:2018-04-06
    A heuristic review of the usability of the OSHA website with respect to OSHA regulations and other information on Communication Tower Hazards was completed. The heuristics employed in this analysis were Jakob Nielsen’s ...
  • Sustainable solar tricycle design for the future of transporation 

    Contributor:Kreutzmann, Philipp
    Date Submitted:2013
    The United States' energy consumption through fossil-fueld means of transportation accounts for almost one third of the global energy consumption of the transporation sector. As a consequence thereof, environmental pollution ...
  • Weighted multi-criteria energy planning and optimization 

    Contributor:Cakmak, Yunus
    Date Submitted:2017
    Energy planning and optimization involves multiple criteria decision-making process such as fulfilling energy demand, minimizing the emission of carbon-dioxide to the atmosphere, minimizing the consumption of fossil fuels, ...
  • Nanotechnology electrospinning experiment 

    Contributor:Wolfram, Marcus; Daniel, D. Mike; Vigil, Joey; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.;
    Date:2017
    Electrospinning is a technique which has been used in order to successfully create polymer nanofibers. In this process, a charged polymer jet is collected on a grounded collection plate. A polymer jet is formed when an ...
  • 3-D printing metal objects project 

    Contributor:Armijo, James; Daniel, D. Mike; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.;
    Date:2017
    Existing machines capable of 3D printing metal objects can cost in the range of millions of dollars and the process can be dangerous. It is desirable to develop a process that is inexpensive, safe, and open source based. ...
  • Ionic polymer metal composites used as an actuator 

    Contributor:Al-Allaq, Aiman H.; DeHerrera, Brandon; Ansaf, Bahaa; DePalma, Jude; Duong, Trung; Jaksic, Nebojsa I.; Li, Boyan;
    Date:2017
    Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC) are synthetic composite nanomaterials which can exhibit large dynamic deformation under a low electric field. The applications of these artificial muscles range from biomedical to ...
  • An evaluation of exogenous oxytocin in contrast to alternative methods of labor induction in uncomplicated pregnancies 

    Contributor:Barrett, Victoria P.
    Date Submitted:2017
    Labor induction rates in the United States (U.S.) are more than two-fold higher than the rate recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Maternity health care in the U.S. would benefit from a ...
  • Solar energy in Pueblo: PV system owner's perspective 

    Contributor:Chikwendu, Tochukwu O.
    Date Submitted:2017
    It is no news that the world’s attention has largely shifted to climate change and global warming emissions. These phenomena caused by human activities result in an increased earth temperature with its attendant effects ...
  • Statistical analysis of pavement system in the United States 

    Contributor:Rivera, Jill; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    Although asphalt and concrete are the primary materials for pavement construction, the statistical data of these two pavements are not readily available. This study explores the updated literature and analyzed the statistics ...
  • Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus 

    Contributor:Lorenzo, Claire; Velez, Keane; Vigil, Alexis; Maes, Destiny; Chavez, Cheyenne; Nitka, Matthew;
    Date:2017
    This analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and potential adverse outcomes related to utilizing contact precautions versus standard precautions for the prevention of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus ...
  • Comparison of nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia: safety matters 

    Contributor:McCulley, Zolanye; Seminoff, Maggie; Ackley, Claire; Mathis, Trisha; Chambers, Terra; McCue, Stacie Gray;
    Date:2017
    Laboring mothers have many options for pain control during their labor. In the U.S., the epidural is commonly used for pain control. Historically, many countries use a 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen ("nitrous oxide") ...
  • Evaluation of BellS3 temperature prediction model for asphalt pavement design 

    Contributor:Millemon, Ronald; Islam, M.R.; Mincic, Mike;
    Date:2017
    The design of flexible pavement is largely dependent on temperature of pavement as the mechanical properties of asphalt is very sensitive to temperature change; consider the asphalt surface in a winter morning versus in a ...
  • Maggot debridement therapy 

    Contributor:Ruch, Leah; Bohannan, Christine; Ang, Cher Li;
    Date:2017
    PICOT: In diabetic adults (P) with wounds lasting greater than three months, does maggot debridement therapy (I) verses surgical debridement © lead to better wound healing (O) over a year (T)? Aim: The aim of research was ...
  • Targeted temperature management therapy and neurologic outcomes 

    Contributor:Boyd, Amelia; Nguyen, Peter; Heinen, Preston; Salcedo, Kristin; Kendahl, Caminiti; Hiner, Michael; Anaya, Cari; Willkomm, Lauren;
    Date:2017
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2015, WHO estimated that 14 million people die each year due to cardiac arrest. Targeted ...
  • Episiotomy vs. tearing in childbirth 

    Contributor:Trolle, Natalie; Hignite, Elizabeth Ryann; Walker, Brittany; Martin, Jasmine Maria; Mikschl, Amanda Kristen; Pryor, Christine Elizabeth;
    Date:2017
    Over the past century, the use of episiotomies during childbirth have been common. Recently, practitioners began questioning whether the use of episiotomies caused more negative patient outcomes than allowing a laboring ...
  • How low do you go: cardiac hypothermia following cardiac arrest 

    Contributor:Jones, Kimberly; Gillespie, Elizabeth; Huynh, Kim; Spaak, Amanda;
    Date:2017
    Aim: To determine whether the use of a hypothermia treatment protocol at 32°C to 34°C versus increasing the temperature to 36°C affects mortality in patients who initially survive cardiac arrest. Background: In the United ...
  • Effect of adding alternative methods of ethics instruction to baccalaureate nursing programs 

    Contributor:Metz, Daniel J.
    Date Submitted:2016
    The purpose of this study was to determine whether additional focused ethical case studies and a roundtable discussion would increase baccalaureate nursing students' moral competency over the traditional methods of nursing ...
  • Characterization and applications of electrically-conductive filament in 3D printing 

    Contributor:Desai, Pratik D.
    Date Submitted:2016
    Three dimensional printing (3D printing) a form of rapid prototyping has been conceived by Charles W. Hull in 1986. As design patents pertaining to expensive commercial 3D printers expire, more affordable 3D printers are ...

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