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Finally, we’re making it possible for you to access the same brain enhancement training used by top athletes and executives to improve mental well-being, performance & overall health. With Mendi you can strengthen your brain anytime, anywhere. this is an animated image, please allow time to load We're bringing the brain training clinics to you. Brain training clinics are hard to access or afford, with each session costing hundreds of dollars. With Mendi we are bringing the same training, with added improvements, to the comfort of your home. Mendi is the first clinical-grade brain training product designed for home use. With Mendi, you can strengthen your brain in a fun and easy way. Simply control a training game with your brain. Your brain learns from feedback. Through live visual feedback of what your brain is doing, you are able to train it to function better - the method is called neurofeedback. Mendi’s headset measures your brain activity through a unique combination of features, including blood flow and oxygenation in the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC). Think of it as measuring fuel in your brain’s control center. Your combined brain activity is then visualized in a training game - a game you control using only your brain. Just relax and focus, and you will easily control the game. The PFC is the control center of your brain. Increasing blood flow, nutrients and oxygenation to this area strengthens it over time—which is what you learn to do with Mendi! this is an animated image, please allow time to load Mendi makes brain enhancement training a fun and easy part of your daily routine. See your brain activity increase as it happens and track your progress over time. The app and exercises are free to use and we’re adding new features weekly. Follow your progress in the app Journal with a simple overview of all your training sessions saved in one place. Examples of improvements reported from Mendi users after 30+ days. See our testimonial video. Mendi is the first clinical-grade brain training product designed for home use. Traditionally, brain enhancement training is considered expensive, with people paying up to $15,000 or more for clinical neurofeedback, in their quest to improve health and performance. With Mendi you can perform unlimited clinical-grade neurofeedback training for a fraction of the price. Looking for ways to improve their own mental fitness, Mendi founders Sammy and Rickard discovered the challenges to accessing neurofeedback technology and training. After getting heavily involved with neurofeedback clinics, they saw the lives of many people improve with this form of training and decided to use their engineering backgrounds to create Mendi. We chose to launch Mendi to build a community that can be alongside us throughout our journey and be part of building the future of Mendi. As a token of appreciation we’d like to offer you a discount and let you access Mendi before everyone else. Don't miss your chance to get your Mendi before it hits retail - others will have to wait until 2021. “We’re driven by the technology and research available today to make brain-changing experiences available to everyone. As the science continues to advance and we learn from our customers, we are dedicated to continuously improving Mendi and the benefits it can provide our users.”Donate Now
Just a few steps to help you temporarily store your mask.With foldable design, it is easy to carry. You can keep the mask temporarily when eating.It can help you store disposable masks at any time and put directly in your pocket or backpack.Step 1. Unfold the mask folderStep 2. Place the outside of the mask to fasten. the clip of the maskStep 3. Use the elastic rope of the mask in contact with the mask holderStep 4. She storage completedProduct Details :Made of PP plastic sheet.Portable, Dustproof, Foldable* This product does not include a maskMask case Size :-20cm×15cmThe case fit child and adult size masks.Shipping:Shipping method for overseas are set as "International Registered Letter" due to safety reasons. *Track-and-trace information is available. Due to the Coronavirus, it will take longer than usual. Thank you for your understanding.(*Only for destinations where the local postal administration concerned provides the required tracking information)Donate Now
Know Your Enemies WHO 2018 global air quality figure, reveals that 7m people die every year worldwide, because of pollution-related illnesses. Around 91% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. This is disturbing as air quality declines, the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases increases for the people who live in the high-risk pollution cities.Source: WHO Fact 1: An average American breathe 2 gallons of air per minute which mean around 3400 gallons of air each day. Fact 2: Inhaling air pollution takes away at least 1-2 years of a typical human life. Fact 3: It has effects as small as burning eyes and itchy throat too as large as breathing problems and death. Why NS Smart MaskNewShield smart face mask is an innovation that is designed to fight airborne pathogens and pollutants with active carbon filters. Offering five-level protection and designed with your breathing safety in mind, We are determined to put you off the statistics by filtering harmful allergens, virus, dust, haze, oxidants, bacteria, and pollutants. We are determined to ensure that those smallest particles released from a wide range of diffuse sources and direct emissions, like PM 10 and PM 2.5 are stopped because our mechanism filtration process is unmatched bringing the future of smart face mask for quality breathing. Defend Your FutureNewShield smart face mask can remove up to 99% of airborne particles as small as 0.25 microns in diameter. That’s not all NS also blocks and deactivates thousands of bacteria, dust haze and viruses. NewShield proprietary filter provides five layers of protection with its high-tech innovative particle filters.NS smart mask interior silicon feature material is the secret behind the mask’s cool, dry interior - a feature that really sets it apart. This high-efficiency silicon material allows for the quick release of heat, moisture, and CO2, preventing excess build-up with no irritation and providing lasting comfort. Our Selling PointNewShield smart face mask exhale air valve and silicone gel interior is the secret behind the mask’s cool, dry interior - a feature that really sets it apart. This high-efficiency exhale valve allows for the quick release of heat, moisture, and CO2, preventing excess build-up and providing lasting comfort. The unique shape structure provides extra airflow and helps with heat dissipation, a major problem in other masks.Donate Now
OverviewThe first medical-grade air purifier, which can decompose the polluted air not only absorbing it. ✅ Removes Smell & Odor ✅ Kills Bacteria & Virus ✅ Cleans Out Pollen & Allergen ✅ Filters Out Smoke & PM 2.5 ✅ Purifies by removing VOCs ✅ Core Filter Can Last up to 12 years ✅ 8 Hours Battery Time Powerful and portable, the b-Mola GO is the first medical-grade air purifier designed for consumer usage. Unlike traditional air purifiers, b-Mola GO utilizes the most effective NCCO patented technology (Nano Confined Catalytic Oxidation). NCCO is widely used in many hospitals and public areas to provide you with the best quality air. b-MOLA GO has 3 filtering systems: HEPA filter, Active Oxygen Generator, and NCCO filter. The system can clean 99% of any harmful and unhealthy elements in the air. This is the same structure used in hospital air purification systems.HEPA can clean solid pollution like dust, smoke, mites, and pollen while the Active Oxygen Generator kills bacteria and virus. Lastly, the NCCO filter catalyzes and decomposes of any odor, harmful gases, and VOC.And the NCCO Reactor filter can last 12 years. b-MOLA GO’s portable and internal battery design make it extremely mobile and convenient. Put it in your living room, bedroom, take it to your office, or even leave it in your car to have fresh air whenever you are. The Smoke Purification Testing We used PH smoke pellets to generate smoke. One of these small pellets can last over 40 seconds; making the smoke hard to dissipate. b-MOLA can clean the smoke instantly, which proves it has the capability to clean any solid pollutants such as smoke, dust, pollen, mites, or PM2.5.The VOC Purification Test We used acetone to test the ability to purify VOC. After we dropped the acetone in the beaker, it started to volatilize in the box and the VOC concentration indicated a drastic increase. In the end, the data was stable around 170 ppm. When b-MOLA was turned on, almost all the acetone in the box was purified; showcasing the capability of b-MOLA against VOC and other toxic gases.Acetone (propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid that is the simplest and smallest ketone.ppm and ppb are the concentration units. ppm = parts per million. ppb= parts per billion. 1 ppm = 1000 ppb. The Sterilization Test We used two Petri dishes for this testing. One of the Petri dishes was put in the open area while the other was put in a space with the b-MOLA GO. Then we turned on b-MOLA GO and timed what happened.3 days (72 hours) later, the petri dish in the open area generated visible bacterial colonies, which means an exponential bacterial growth occurred. The petri dish with the b-MOLA GO, however, looked the same as before. It proves b-MOLA GO is effective in killing bacterias and viruses. To eliminate the solid pollutants in the air such as pollen, dust, and smoke, b-MOLA employs a Medical Grade HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is a highly efficient shield to trap the particles in and only needs to be replaced around once a year.Put a b-MOLA in any room or car and never worry about allergy season again. With a single HEPA filter, it can capture any allergenic pollen, PM2.5, and smoke for 6 months all the way up to 18 months; the average is 12 months. Just place it in any room or space and let b-Mola take care of the rest. NCCO is short for Nano Confined Catalytic Oxidation. Instead of absorbing the chemical pollutants like traditional air purification technology, NCCO sanitizes up to 99.97% of harmful air and smells. Instantly destroy any room odor and air pollutants with b-MOLA with its patented NCCO technology. Conventional air purifiers, such as active charcoal, can only absorb but do not decompose of the pollutants. As a result, it can only last about 3 months. Once the filter is saturated, the absorbed pollutants will be released back into the air and cause “secondary pollution,” which can be very harmful to your health. In contrast, NCCO decomposes pollutants and can last 12 years without being replaced.NCCO is so effective and cost saving, it is used in many hospitals, banks, metro stations, and other public areas. The first air purifier equipped with an active oxygen generator, the b-MOLA Go can kill 99.7% of all bacterias and viruses by adsorbing it into the HEPA filter. Unlike traditional UV-C and OZONE air purifier, active oxygen is safe and can be decomposed by NCCO filters; causing no harm to humans.This technology has been used to protect people from infections in hospitals. b-Mola GO is designed to be compact and mobile. It’s lightweight, leather carrying handle, and a robust internal battery that can last up to 8 hours of continuous use. When it does run out of power, just charge it via outlet or with a portable power bank when you’re on-the-go. For your daily and long-term use, we built a silent fan in b-MOLA GO. The noise in silent mode is only 34 dB, get uninterrupted sleep while it runs in the background. It even has an auto power off setting to save power and make it eco-friendly. The Production Status We had finished the final trial production in the factory. Now it's ready for the mass production. We will start to produce the first batch of products in the early of this month. We plan to produce all the units in this month and ship it out at Dec. Risks And Challenges Before launching our project on Indiegogo, we have already conducted two pilot productions as well as send our products to friends and professional photographers for testing and reviewing. We have improved the deficiency of the product design based on their feedback and suggestions.Apart from that, we’ve also built out a specific plan for our manufacturing process. So we have confidence in shipping the b-MOLA GO on time. If there are any changes due to materials, suppliers, or unforeseen events, we’ll ensure that we keep each of our supporters fully updated. Now, we had finalized the trial production and are ready to start the mass production, but we need your support. Your support not only gives us the ability to start mass production and build the best products we can imagine but allows us to continue to work on new ideas.Donate Now
The world is changing, and now more than ever we need to be vigilant about the things we touch and the germs we get exposed to doing everyday activities. That’s why we bring you Eco Gloves, the first individually packed eco-friendly gloves that helps protect you against germs and messes on the go. Individually Packed for ConvenienceEco Gloves come individually wrapped so they're convenient to take with you anywhere you go. With 24 pairs packed in these convenient sized packets, you can stash them in your pocket, backpack, purse, and even wallet. Take them Anywhere, AnytimeYou can take them anywhere and it takes less effort to put on and clean up than with hand sanitizer. Unlike other solutions, that are bulky and are a hassle to carry around, or ones that can leak and spill in your pocket, Eco Gloves is small, lightweight, hassle-free and mess-free. Prevent the Spread of Germs We know that clean hands save lives and that good hand hygiene is more important now than ever. That's why we created individually packed Eco Gloves so you can take them on the go and protect yourself anywhere you go. They’re the perfect solution to help you avoid direct contact with shared surfaces such as door handles, gas pumps, ticket counter touchscreens, and shopping carts, by providing a physical barrier between you and the things you touch. Protect your handsEco Gloves provide the physical barrier you need to protect your hands from chemicals and harsh cleaning agent during cleaning tasks, keeping your hands in tip top shape. A Physical Barrier While hand sanitizers can clean you hands, Eco Gloves provide a physical barrier between you and the things you touch blocking you from any possible germs. Better than Other Solutions Eco Gloves is the first individually packed eco friendly glove on the market. Regular gloves come in very large big boxes making it a hassle to carry. Eco-Friendly & Sustainable We are changing the glove industry! Did you know that across child care centers, cleaning businesses, medical facilities and food industries as many as 30 pairs of gloves are used per job per day? Now that can add up! What if there was a more eco-friendly alternative that would give the same results but put less strain on the environment and waste production in the world? Now there is with Eco Gloves. Regular plastic gloves stay in landfills for thousands of years and are harmful to fish and wildlife if they end up in the ocean. Eco Gloves are made from annually renewable plant-based resources that can break down through composting, reducing environmental pollution. Eco Gloves make it convenient for you to stay clean on the go while being environmentally friendly. Strong, Durable & UnpenetrableUnlike other eco-friendly products out there, Eco Gloves is made with premium plant-based materials and won’t rip, tear or disintegrate before you start using it. In fact, they look and feel just like plastic, but they won’t take decades to decompose, helping to keep our landfills, seas and the entire planet plastic free. Celebrities Using Gloves To Stay Clean Nicole Ritchie and Naomi Campbell are examples of celebrities that use gloves to wipe down surfaces that could have germs.We want to give you the convenience of having clean hands anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing quality or the planet. Here’s what you can expect with Eco Gloves versus other solutions: Our Eco Gloves are the way of the future because they will decompose in approximately 90 days when placed in an industrial composting environment, helping to keep our landfills, seas and the entire planet free of plastic. Plus, no harmful chemicals are released into the environment during decomposition. The end result is rich soil which can be used for a plethora of uses. Eco Gloves was founded by a busy mom who was concerned with handling messy things and germy items while caring for her newborn baby. She wanted to take every precaution to minimize the chances of exposure to germs, that's why she created Eco Gloves. All the while, she wanted a product that was eco-friendly and that wouldn’t contribute to the overall plastic waste in the world. What started out as a simple daily need has turned into a proud product she has found that all moms, men and professionals could use. Creating our initial samples has been a fantastic challenge and journey. We have worked with numerous factories, 3 prototypes, many iterations and customizations to achieve the perfect quality, size, and eco-friendly requirements we initially sought out to accomplish. In the end, we chose a well-established factory that has been in the eco business for over 10 years and has been driven by putting out quality, socially and environmentally responsible products. Together with the factory, we have created a product that we think everyone will truly love.To meet the minimum quantity requirements and premium standards and specs we envisioned for this product, we need your help. Your contributions will allow us to manufacture these Eco Gloves on a large scale to bring this product to every doorstep and business and help people stay clean, healthy. All the while giving people an alternative eco-friendly product that will help keep our oceans and planet plastic-waste free. We want to focus on creating products made from renewable and sustainable resources that don’t contain additives, are GMO FREE, and put less strain on production and the planet. Our goal is to produce products with less reliance on traditional plastic materials and move towards solutions that are fully compostable and biodegradable.We care deeply for all living things and the Earth. When you buy Eco Gloves you contribute to helping keep people clean and healthy, while keeping the ocean and the planet free of unnecessary waste.Help us bring convenience and eco-friendly alternatives to support a sustainable and conscious planet. Help us spread the word that good health starts with clean hands! Eco Gloves is on a mission to help everyone live healthier, cleaner and hassle-free lives while eliminating the reliance on traditional plastics with our eco-friendly 100% compostable and biodegradable products. Risks & ChallengesWe will do our absolute best to get your Eco Gloves and rewards to you by the time stated on our page. However, unforeseen delays may occur in production, packaging and shipping due to circumstances outside of our control. While we have taken these possible concerns into account in our timeline, as with anything in life--we can never be 100% certain, so we please ask for your kind patience and understanding should any delays do occur.Currently, we foresee deliveries beginning in August/September. As we face this global pandemic our manufacturing facilities are rushing orders of harmful plastic gloves just to meet the need of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, and eco-friendly products are taking a secondary priority. If we get large enough support from our backers, we can rush the order sooner. We can also reduce the costs dramatically and pass all of those savings on to our backers.Disclaimer*We are not making any specific claims that Eco Gloves will cure, treat, or in itself prevent anyone from being infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It is very important to follow proper hand hygiene and utilize any prevention efforts that can protect you and your family.Donate Now
Hello, this is Klara Ravat, the co-founder and director of the Smell Lab Studio in Berlin! About Smell Lab, Berlin: The Smell Lab, Berlin, is a platform for olfactory art and inter-disciplinary practices that relate to scent as a medium for expression and communication, Smell Lab's main mission is to co-produce, host, educate, innovate and support artistic practices that involve the sense of smell and olfaction.Why am I raising funds? Come join me, let's open the doors of the new Smell Open Lab! My unique and sweet Smell Lab studio is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, in Berlin, Germany. I am raising funds to cover my move to this well-located new public-oriented Smell Lab studio and for the renovation costs to make an open, safe, welcoming and beautiful creative space where any of you can come and make their own scent work making use of our scent organ and premises.Join the Smell Lab tribe! Wait, but what's going on at the Smell Lab? 1. Smell Open Lab:Berlin is a major expression of freedom and creativity in Europe. Many artists and creative professionals move to the crazy metropolis every year. But we all know, Berlin is changing and the rental prices are rising, making it difficult for creative entrepreneurs to settle in the city and expand.The Smell Open Lab wants to create a safe and relaxed space for creative-minded humans who want to create with scent, share inspirations and ideas and mingle. With your help, we can bring all these people together and create a warm place to foster creativity. 2. Help our library of scents to grow:The Smell Lab has already a collection of about 120 perfumery ingredients (essential oils, aroma molecules, and fragrance oils) at your disposition. However, we need a wider variety of ingredients, I want to provide you with the largest possible choice you've ever imagined! In order to achieve this, we need to source and increase our collection. 3. Expanding our community Shout out loud! Help us covering some marketing & advertising costs. In a digital era, we need to spread our small tentacles online, I want to reach more people and make our small family grow! 4. Growing the teamI am looking for a magical superhero who can help us grow and support the Smell Lab by running some of the activities and administrative tasks. 5. What is coming up:INDIE Perfumer meet upPerfume accords workshopPerfume Blending WorkshopsSniff meet upOpen Lab SessionsPerfumer in Residency South Morocco4th Experimental Scent Summit in LAOur first research groupMore tba... Funding Goals: Target 7.650 EUR2.100 EUR will help cover part of the workshop space costs for the first running months.1,500 EUR will help to double our scent organ (at the moment we have about 120 ingredients available in our collection).1.200 EUR I will invest in lab materials, for example, perfumer alcohol, bottles, vials, new scales for the workshops, pipettes and more! I want to be ready to have all you need!400 EUR will help buy and mount two new mobile stainless steel tall tables (at the moment I have one).1.250 EUR will get the Smell Lab going with promotional costs (like marketing and advertising). We need to reach more people so we can continue growing!1.200 EUR will help me find a magic person to support the Smell Lab while I can manage our external collaborations around the world! Why supporting the Smell Lab? With your help, we can build an accessible scent lab were we promise we won't hold any secrets. Who said you couldn't learn by yourself (and with our support) about creativity and perfumery?The Smell Lab is not only an educational and art project, but it's also about empowering people. We like to think "If I can, why wouldn't you?".In the past four years the Smell Lab (Klara Ravat, and her different collaborators) have hosted a bunch of free public presentations, talked about scent extraction methods, invited artists and designers to speak to an audience, created scented games together, we smell-dated, installed a bunch of temporary working stations in different cities, taught at universities, hosted workshops...It is definitively worth supporting the Smell Lab Studio, together we are invincible! No Money? It's OK.Because I am aware many of you out there are in a similar position, here other ways you could help:Share the campaign with your friends. Every shared post or mouth to mouth comment Smell Lab Perks(I will add some surprises over the campaign!)- Cutest Enamel pin ever! - Smell Smell Smell Smell our tote bag, available in two colors: back or red! - Sexiest flowy t-shirt, available in several colors. - Check on your right side and discover all we can offer. I am so looking forward to receiving you at our new studio, and develop many scented projects together!!With warm regards,Donate Now
Hi My name is Dominick Purpura I am 14 years old and I am working to my Eagle Scout rank. I have Autism and I am from New Jersey. I am excited for this project to begin. I want to make a video about and for Cub masters and Scout masters to help Autistic Scouts to be successful. My goal is to make Scouts easier for the next generation of Autistic Scouts coming up. We already have challenges but with people like my parents Andy and Angie Purpura and my Leader Brenda Ramirez, who adapted a Scout troop from traditional to a mixed pack and troop with typical boys who have no issues and children who have disabilities like myself and made it work. It has been challenging , it has been hard but I have succeeded and gone further than some people thought i would. Children with disabilities just want to be children who camp, who go swimming, fishing , hiking, we just want to belong and have no worries about being told you cant do that because of our disabilities. Autism now affects just about every household in some way in the USA , Its my mission , my goal to show that we are not only able to hit the goals they think we can but surpass those goals. The Money raised in this campaign will go for equipment to film and editing software . The Impact of this project To help the next generation of Autistic Scouts to have it easier than I did. I was told by a leader when I was a Cub Scout that I would NEVER make it to Eagle Scout because of my Autism and my ADHD. I am now almost an Eagle. I never want another Scout to be told " you will never..." Challenges We will be interviewing other Autism Cub and Scouts who have Autism, some will be using adaptive technology to speak because they are non verbal and other to be able to get their stories out so others can learn about the challenges we face. Other Ways You Can Help If you cannot contribute please share this campaign so this project can be successful. Any money left over after the project is done will be donated to Toys AUcross America and the Special Angels Recreation.1:56 boys in the USA have Autism 1:76 girls in the USA have Autism As more children are diagnosed with Autism they will be joining Scouts. The Scouts of America BSA needs to adapt and learn about Autistic Scouts. I hope I can be the one to start this conversation and with your help I will be able to .Donate Now
Overview The Doksta app is a study tool specially designed for African medical students. It features a high quality question bank for board prep, networking platform and other tools medical students need to be competitive both locally and internationally. Since launching ~1 month ago, we've welcomed over 100 users on our platform! This is exciting for us, but we want to do more. With your help, we can get this excellent resource to 500 more students for free! About us Doksta MedEd was borne ~2 years ago after some Nigerian medical students shared some of the challenges of preparing for medical board exams with us. We knew we had to do something to help fix this, so we created the Doksta app. The Doksta App delicately brings together key elements (including accessibility, content, confidence boost, and opportunities for collaboration) for improved learning efficiency and retention. Simply put, we help medical students learn better in less time, and provide a mobile platform for them to network with other professionals while at it. Our journey so far Since the idea for Doksta was conceived, we have worked hard to develop an excellent mobile app that houses many of the tools an average medical student needs to be successful in the 21st century. First, we have developed a growing question bank of over 1500 of some of the highest quality questions. Next, we have created a networking platform for medical students from across Africa. Since launching less than 2 months ago, we have welcomed well over 100 medical students, and continue to welcome new members every day! We are thrilled by the response we have received and we are eager to get this tool into the hands of even more students. Why is this so important? It is common knowledge that African medical students and physicians are among the most talented in the world. It is no wonder that they succeed and often outperform their counterparts once given the right tools to succeed. Sadly, these tools are often not readily available, or when available are way too expensive for the average student. From outdated "past questions" and limited access to networking platforms, the average medical student in Africa is frustrated with the status quo. Our goal is simple, through the Doksta app, we want to remove the "wahala" out of professional exam preparations and give African medical students the tools they need to excel! How can you help us? Doksta is affordably priced, with a goal of reaching as many medical students as possible. Our competitors set their prices in the hundreds of dollars, but we know that this is not feasible for the average African medical student. Our goal is not to make bucket loads of money, but to make sure these students have the tools they need to succeed. This is why we need your help. In the next 60 days, we will like to get our app into the hands of 500 more medical students. Our goal is to provide a free 1-year subscription for them. This will not just help them excel, but will show them how they can have a richer and better medical experience with Doksta. It will also help us learn what we can improve on to better serve these students. Doksta is priced at $35 (12, 000 NGN) for access to 3 subjects per year. We are asking you to sponsor as many students as you are able to and give them an opportunity at a much better learning experience. Long term goal The Doksta app has the potential to help standardize the medical curriculum across Africa, improve first time pass rates, and ensure that medical students are not just prepared to practice excellent medicine here in Africa, but also around the world. By helping more medical students, we are creating more excellent physicians and increasing the doctor to patient ratio across Africa. This is not just some lofty goal, this is a practical step that has the potential to save real lives. Our Team Our team is made up of highly successful professionals in medicine, education, and software engineering, with a common goal of supporting the African medical student. Highly trained from local and international prestigious institutions including Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvard University, they possess the requisite skill set to develop a winning product. More importantly however, all our team members are African born and/or raised, and have a personal connection to the problem and a hunger to find a solution. We are determined to get it right for these medical students, and we just need your help to achieve this goal! If you've read this far, we already know you believe in our work and we are grateful. So what are you waiting for? Why not jump in and sponsor some students to try DOKSTA? ...alternatively, If you are unable to support with funds, we believe there's always a part that each of us can play in making the world (and in this situation, African Medical Education) a better place, so please help us spread the word by sharing this link with your friends, family and colleagues. Together, let's revolutionize medical education in Africa.Donate Now
Hey guys, my name is Alex. I want to tell you about a project that we’ve been working on for the past 3 weeks. It’s an open source emergency mechanical ventilator that can be used to save the lives of those affected by the covid19 situation. Here are 2 videos of the prototype:Romanian: English: We’ve got to a point where the mechanical part is safe to and there’s a control panel easy to be used and read by doctors. The feedback we’ve got so far from doctors is that we’re on the right track. Being able to monitor the amount of air and the pressure is a vital part for the ventilator to be safe to use. Our plan is to give for free the necessary documentation to everyone that’s capable of building the emergency mechanical ventilators. It’s a non-profit project for us, making available already all the work and the research we’ve gone through. We’ve managed to connect precise sensors and manufacture a venturi tube that tells us the amount and the pressure of air so we can create algorithms for a proper ventilation of the lungs. We’ve used an ambu bag that’s cheap and it has all the safety valves in place to avoid mixture of exhaled CO2 with the inhaled air, and we’ve connected the sensors and the monitoring interface. Here’s how the assembled machine looks like. All the files and software are available on the github repository that you can find in the description of this campaign. Reaching $10 000 would help us involve other great people I know in this project. I can ask them directly to drop the project that they are working on in order to help us make this one faster and better without carrying about the daily expenses.Right now we are a team of 2 people that works on this project. It’s me and my colleague Mihai. If we could afford to involve other people, things will get done much faster. We also need to acquire medical testing equipment to calibrate this machine, and that’s quite expensive. If we happen to exceed the target, the extra money will be used to further develop this project and donate the machines and safety equipment to hospitals around the world. Another thing that we want to do, is to be able to create videos with the assembly of these ventilators and fully document the process so everyone that knows how to build mechanical devices, can put together an emergency mechanical ventilator controlled by our open source electronic part. We’ve got in touch with the local authorities and they are expecting us to finish the minimum of functionalities required by an emergency ventilator. The sad part is that they are not offering us any support to make this happen faster. That’s why I have decided to ask for help to the community instead. Thank you very much for watching, and if you cannot contribute with any amount, sharing this page to other people would mean a lot to us. Take care!Donate Now
Our hypothesis (or idea) is that with pelvic floor physical therapy, women will experience significantly less trauma during childbirth. This includes less perineal tearing (aka tearing to their lady parts), less time spent pushing, and less Cesarean section risk. We also think that they will experience a better recovery with less pain and improved function after delivery. At Revitalize Physical Therapy we specialize in pregnancy and postpartum pelvic floor issues. After years of treating women during pregnancy, we started to notice a trend with our patients. All of them had really good outcomes during delivery with minimal tearing, fast pushing phases and no C-sections. This was very different from what was considered “normal” and in the research. When we started looking to the research for answers to our great patient outcomes, we couldn’t find a single research study that looked at the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy. With this data, it could potentially change our standard of care for the pregnant patient and lead to less birth complications and their long-term implications! After working with pregnant women for over 4 years, we have seen really great results. They have experienced less trauma with perineal tearing, shorter pushing phases during delivery, less C-sections and faster recoveries with less pain. In fact, most women tell us that it was their "easiest" delivery to date! Don't take it from us! Here are some thoughts from some of our recent patients: Most women are told to do kegels during pregnancy in order to "strengthen the pelvic floor for childbirth." However, the pelvic floor muscles must stretch 2.5 times their normal length in order to allow for the delivery of baby vaginally through the levator hiatus. It is also very common during pregnancy, in our experience, that the pelvic floor muscles become too overactive (aka too tight) due to the extra demands on those muscles during this time. If the pelvic floor muscles become overactive, these muscles aren't as pliable as normal and can’t stretch adequately in order to allow for delivery. This can hinder the delivery process as well as lead to higher likelihood of tearing and longer amount of time spent pushing. Tearing and other birth trauma can lead to a longer and more challenging recovery from childbirth with further pelvic floor issues. Our goal is to release these commonly tight areas and have data to support what we have seen in our patients. Note: The levator hiatus is the opening within the pelvic floor muscles that allows for the passage of the baby (see photo). In order to eliminate these "overactive" pelvic floor muscles, we perform myofascial release as part of pelvic floor physical therapy. Our study design includes participants starting in their third trimester in order to receive an adequate number of treatment sessions before delivery. All of our participants will receive standardized treatment so that we can evaluate the results afterwards. Then we will measure differences in the C-section rate, degree of tearing, length of pushing, and pain and functional limitations in the postpartum period. Below is a timeline of the study for our participants: Pelvic floor physical therapy often involves a comprehensive approach to treating the whole body using manual release techniques, joint mobilizations, strengthening and retraining exercises, and breathing training. For this research study, we will be focused primarily on manual release techniques called myofascial release, in order to downtrain (aka relax) the deep pelvic floor muscles. We will also be including training in breathing, pelvic floor stretching, and pelvic floor relaxation. Internal pelvic floor assessment and treatment is very gentle and usually pain-free, in fact it’s less intrusive than intercourse which is why it’s safe to have this treatment during pregnancy. This is also MUCH different than "perineal massage" because it is targeting the deeper pelvic floor muscles rather than the superficial muscles surrounding the vaginal opening. The following benefits are what we have experienced with our clients and what we are hypothesizing to be significant: The results from this research could have long term implications for improving the standard of care for the pregnant woman. If our treatment does lead to less trauma for the mom, it should be included as part of prenatal care and education. It also can assist in less birth complications. With C-sections and longer pushing phases, there are more risks for medical complications for mom and baby, as well as infection risk with C-sections and perineal tearing. We also hope that this helps aid in a woman's postpartum recovery since she will have less physical and potentially emotional and psychological limitations to deal with if she is not in pain or healing from a potential surgical intervention. As mentioned above, we have been performing these interventions for over 4 years on women and noticing results. Approximately 3 years ago, we started to develop a research study design in order to collect data for this treatment. In March 2019, we partnered with University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for more assistance on this in order to ensure a quality research study. The proposal for this was submitted to the International Review Board (IRB) in October 2019 and is currently under review. Once we receive approval from the IRB, we plan to begin collecting data and providing this treatment to pregnant women in our local area. Currently, the research study will need to include a minimum of 100 participants so we are looking to perform a pilot study with the first 50 with money raised during this campaign. The remaining 50 will then need to be tested and funding secured. Our plan is to complete data collection within the following 2 years. We are crowdfunding and asking for your donation as a way to financially provide these services. The treatment in this research study is performed one-on-one for an hour (each session) and is very personal and intimate. Because of this, we have overhead costs to pay staff in order to provide this treatment. Since we are a small, private practice, we do not have access to funds or grants that a large healthcare organization would. It is also a substantial time commitment that will greatly impact the revenue of our clinic and ability to treat other clients that are not part of this study. It is important to us to keep the cost as low as possible for the participant in order to be able to provide this treatment to a diverse demographic of women. Our goal amount is to be able to fully fund the first 50 participants of our study after discounting our services to only cover overhead costs (no profit). Any amount raised will help offset the cost for our participants so our flexible goal is to be able to provide some additional funding for our participants if our goal is not met. Stretch Goal #1: $25, 000 This stretch goal will allow us to fully fund the first 50 participants for the research study so there is no cost to them to participate. This will also allow for a greater diversity within the demographics of our participants since there will be no financial barrier to them. Stretch Goal #2: $50,000 Reaching stretch goal #2 would allow us to fully fund all 100 participants for the research study and complete the data collection much faster since there are less barriers to getting participants. Any excess funds raised above our initial goal will be divided up among our participants to offset the cost as much as possible with the money raised. When we first starting seeing these results in our patients, it made us so excited and hopeful that we may have found a way to help and empower women to have better deliveries and better recoveries! Complications and trauma during childbirth has been shown to increase a woman's risk for pelvic floor dysfunction including painful intercourse, incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. We thought that this type of treatment could help decrease that risk and help women have better long-term function without pelvic floor issues. As we always say, pelvic floor dysfunction is common but not normal! By funding this research study, you could help the women in your life have less childbirth complications, a better recovery, and an improved beginning to their motherhood journey. For the last 3 years we've been working so hard to design this study and find a way to provide better prenatal care to women and now we need your help to spread the word about it! We'd love if you shared with your friends, family, and anyone who might be interested. Thank you so much!Donate Now
Our Yoga Community In September 2019 Crystal Heart Yoga officially opened its doors in Corning, New York. We have been fortunate to watch our community grow together, the teaching staff expand, and our class offerings provide a much needed touchstone in many lives. Just 6 months after opening we must now temporarily shutter our beloved new studio in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We wish for us all to remain connected and remember what awaits us. To keep that dream a reality we have started this campaign, allowing you to back this small, local business--Support Crystal Heart Yoga in Style! What We Need & What You Get We are in need of the funds to keep our business running while we are unable to use the studio space. Classes must stop for now, but our financial obligations and basic expenses do not. This is a challenge! I must still cover insurances, taxes on the lease, the lease itself, minimal utilities, and the like. If you decide to purchase something from the campaign you will support the studio financially right away. You also help to create awareness for the studio when you post pictures of your studio-branded threads and wear them out in the world when we resume our normal activities. Tag us on Instagram with @crystal.heart.yoga! Other Ways You Can Help Consider sharing this campaign with anyone who likes shirts, yoga, and/or small businesses! Please let others know that they can support the studio by posting on social media or sending them a link. We thank you! Consider using some of the upcoming pay-what-you-can YouTube videos! You can also find weekly Live streaming classes on the Crystal Heart Yoga Facebook page, co-hosted with the Southeast Steuben County Library. These will be archived for you to use at any time, (*note, the first class is available on the library's Facebook page) and air at 10a Fridays until the library reopens. We are also creating a YouTube channel for yoga classes to use from home. I built this studio as a tribute to the practice of yoga and all its seekers. This small business was built of heart, time, sweat, sacrifice, and love. I am now only one of many who view our studio as an anchor--as a sanctuary. We will work to keep it. We need help to ensure it remains a valued resource in Corning.Donate Now
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