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SARAH Network of Rehabilitation

The SARAH Network, one of the largest Rehabilitation, Orthopedic and Neuropsychology Networks in the world.

It is an institution dedicated to rehabilitation and treatment of malformations, traumas, locomotor system diseases and neurodevelopmental problems. Its purpose, then, is to provide specialized rehabilitation services to every strata of the population, regardless of class, race, socio-economic background, religion or gender.

The SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals is comprised of six hospital units located in Brasilia (DF), Salvador (BA), São Luis (MA), Belo Horizonte (MG), Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ).

Each hospital in the Network is place a for perpetuating and perfecting the principles, concepts and techniques consolidated over time by the Brasilia unit, which has rendered it a center of national and international reference. New technologies and methods like the SARAH Ortomovel are researched and developed by the skilled personel attented to their clients accessibility needs.

The SARAH Network restitutes, in the form of health services, the incomes taxes paid by the citizen. The financial resources that sustain all the SARAH Network hospitals come exclusively from the federal government. The funds are allocated with specific instructions determining their application in the maintenance of the Management Contract.

Innovative initiative and the exchange of experience, in education and research, stimulating the creativity of persons and groups; “the individual is the institution” and each person represents it, answers on its behalf, and dedicates his/her life to it is the SARAH Network brand.

SARAH Brasilia
SMHS Quadra 501 Conj. A - Brasília - DF
Zip code: 70.330-150
Telephone (+55 61) 319 1111
Fax (+55 61) 319 1538
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Posted by Fabiano Gallindo

SARAH Ortomovel

The Ortomovel allows that individuals carrying deficiency of mobility in the inferior members have the freedom of moving in the standing position. From a simple movement, the user of the Ortomovel can move himself of the seated position for the standing one and, thus, circulate without aid of a third. The user is safe firmly by means of security belts settled in the knees and chest, and the brakes are easily reached.

The Ortomovel is disassembled in three parts for the transport. Because of the aluminum used in airplanes, steel and titanium, the product combines principle resistance with minimum weight. The padding of the seat and back, as well as other upholstered parts are made of injected polyurethane foam.

Designed by Antonio Cutolo, Bruno Matos, Claudio Duarte, Henry Macario, José Carlos Ferraz, Manoela Palmeiro, Paulo Fernandes, William Maria Dias, Equiphos - Technologic Research group and manufactured by the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals.

The SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals is comprised of six hospital units located in Brasilia (DF), Salvador (BA), São Luis (MA), Belo Horizonte (MG), Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ). The clinical conditions most frequently treated at the SARAH Network are cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases and orthopaedic problems, among others.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Posted by Fabiano Gallindo

Virtual Eye project

The Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife) team was the second place in the end of the world-wide Imagine Cup 2006, Microsoft's international schollar competition of technological innovation, ended up in this friday in India.

The young entrepreneurs of Trivial Team - Augusto Cesar Spinelli, Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues, Ivan Cordeiro Cardim and Madson Menezes Costa - had won more than 65 thousand representatives of more than 180 countries with the Virtual Eye project, or vEye, a portable system to aid the navigation and object identification for visual deficients.

Through two vibratory bracelets hardwired to a hand computer, the system guides the motion of blind people inside a building or in the street, signaling with vibrations where the user must follow or stop.

The team, that was the first place in the Brazilian stage of Imagine Cup 2006 , surpassed other groups of innovators from Denmark, Japan, China, Italy and Norway in India. Behind the first rank, conquered by Italians, the Trivial Team received the prize of U$S 25,000.

The theme of this year's Imagine Cup, "Imagine a world where technology enables us to live healthier lives," is a challenge to the world's top student technologists to actively contribute to the mission of improving health around the world.

Centro de Informática UFPE
Cidade Universitária - Recife
Telephone: +55 81 2126.8430

Saturday, August 12, 2006
Posted by Fabiano Gallindo

CardioLight Digital holter recorder

The CardioLight records the electrical activity of the heart, usually during a period of 24 hours, while patients go about their daily activities. The device weighs only 62 grams, so it is scarcely noticeable and does not interfere with the patient’s normal routine. The device is curved to fit the patient’s body snugly, and is equipped with a removable clip.

Designed by Jacob Breur, Marcelo Fabiani, Fabio Pucca de Avellar Pires from DI - Design Industrial S/C Ltda. Sao Paulo, Brazil and Manufactured by Cardio Sistemas Coml. Indl. Ltda.
Sao Paulo, Brazil. Was Winner in the Packaging/globe packaging iF product design award 2006.

Meanwhile, Dr. Thais Russomano and her team at the PUCRS Microgravity Laboratory, Porto Alegre, Brazil are working on a research project to send the patient data through the mobile network.

The telemedicine system that is capable of remotely monitoring cardiac medical parameters in patients. It can be a valuable tool in the detection of cardiac arrhythmias. A device is attached to the patient so that the acquisition, processing, analysis and transmission of the parameters are automatically performed.

The end user of the telemedicine system, named User End Terminal (UET), is connected to a mobile terminal. This arrangement allows the UET to send information through the mobile network Short Message and Data Services, so that the cardiac information can be received in a Monitoring Center (MC). In the MC medical doctors analyze the data. At periodic intervals and in case of an alarm situation, the UET sends the waveform of the cardiac beats to the MC on a real-time basis. This feature allows the patients to stay in their houses or offices and move around freely.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Posted by Fabiano Gallindo

NET fone Via Embratel

Embratel1 (Public, NYSE:EMT), in partnership with NET2 (Public, NASDAQ:NETC), is launching in Brazil an international trend: Triple Play, a combination of services that adds a lot more convenience to home telecom services.

It is about 3 services over one single cable access: Broadband Internet + TV + Wireline PHone. The Scientific-Atlanta3 AllStar DPX2203 equipment is leased by Embratel on a loan for use basis and is delivered, installed and tested by NET.

No special phone set is required. Any set (DTMF standard- tone dial-up) can be used, including cordless phones. The calls are placed from this phone set, and the user do not need to use computer or access the Internet to call.

With NET fone Via Embratel the user can place local, long distance domestic (DDD) and international (IDD) calls to wireline and cell phones. The value of the monthly exemption can be used with any type of local , long distance domestic (DDD) and international (IDD) calling over the 21*, to wireline and cell phones. If the monthly consumption exceeds the exemption, rates for the exceeding calls are charged to the bill.

[1] Embratel Participacoes S.A. (Embratel Holdings) is a telecommunications services provider, operating domestic and international long-distance, data communications and local services. The Company is a provider of data and Internet services in Brazil. Its data transmission network, which incorporates fiber optic, digital microwave, satellite and copper transmission technology, allows the Company to provide a range of broadband data services to a client base.

[2] Net Servicos de Comunicacao S.A (Net Servicos) is a pay-television operator in Latin America. As of December 31, 2005, the Company had approximately 1.5 million connected subscribers in 44 cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is also a provider of high-speed cable modem Internet access through its NET Virtua service, which had approximately 367,000 subscribers as of December 31, 2005.

[3] Scientific-Atlanta is one of the largest makers of set-top boxes used by cable subscribers to receive TV programming and interactive online services such as movies-on-demand, e-mail, and Web connection. Although set-top boxes account for a large portion of sales, the company also makes digital video recorders (DVRs), cable modems, and network transmission and distribution equipment (digital video compression products, multiplexers, and signal encoders/decoders) used in the central offices of broadcasters. In early 2006 Scientific-Atlanta was acquired by Cisco Systems for about $6.9 billion.

Thursday, August 03, 2006
Posted by Fabiano Gallindo

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