A novel design of artificial aortic valve for transcatheter implantation.
Professor Robert Speller and his team at University College London have developed a novel phase contrast x-ray technology with the potential for improved image quality and enhanced diagnostic potential when applied to mammography. This technology will provide earlier more accurate detection of breast cancers when compared to current clinical practices.
Based on research at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department, SnakeGrid® Transformer is a plug-in software module for the Bentley MicroStation CAD package and allows the conversion of Bentley MicroStation design files "on the fly" between different SnakeGrids®, London Survey Grid, British National Grid settings and local grids such as the Reading Grid.
SnakeGrid® products provide innovative solution to a significant problem in engineering surveying, namely the design of a coordinate system that has minimal scale factor and height distortion even when projects extend for many hundreds of kilometres.
This software implements the popular maxflow algorithm described by Boykov and Kolmogorov in the paper:
"An Experimental Comparison of Min-Cut/Max-Flow Algorithms for Energy Minimization in Computer Vision", published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, September 2004. It is found to be particularly effective in computer vision applications.
A novel method of creating an inter-locked (high bond strength) bioactive coating on metallic substrates for orthopaedic applications.