Abstract:Assisted living facilities are one of the fastest growing means of providing assistance to the elderly but generally, the care is provided by untrained, nonprofessional caregivers. The objective of this project will be to develop a CD-ROM based assisted living employee training program focused on… more
Abstract:The health risks of exposure to a wide variety of hazardous gases to animals and swine productionworkers in the confinement unit has emerged as a major concern for the future of the U.S. hogindustry. The major gases and several of the more significant environmental parameters necessary forhuman and… more
Abstract:The increased emphasis on environmental and health concerns have impacted the operations of combat forces. To comply with federal regulations military equipment must be washed down or decontaminated prior to being transported back to the United States. The proposed Phase I research will demonstrate… more
Abstract:Environmental regulations on the handling and containment of toxic substances are constantly being made more rigorous. For example, pesticide applicators must have a handling and rinse containment pad installed. As cement cracks, the pad then becomes a hazardous generator and it is not impervious… more
Abstract:Polymer Bridge Systems, with over 8 years of research composite bridges, found that success hinges on being dollar-for-dollar cost competitive with steel and concrete. We founded the four "golden rules" that are required: the bridge must be: 1) factory build; 2) road transportable; 3) installed… more
Abstract:Counties and other local governmental entities constantly have more documentation and reporting requirements placed on them by state and federal government regulations. This, along with other factors, has put many local governments in a difficult financial situation. Business and larger… more
Abstract:The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 18,000 health care workers per year become infected bvirus and 1,800 become carriers, resulting in 300 deaths per year. Thirty-two health care workers haOver 80,000 accidental sticks are reported each year costing more than $500 per stick. Safety… more
Abstract:A RAPID PROTOTYPING SERVICE BUREAU DEDICATED TO HELPING RURAL MANUFACTURING COMPANIES CAN EXPAND THEIR ABILITY TO COMPETE MORE EFFICIENTLY IN A GLOBAL MARKET. THIS RESEARCH WILL STUDY THE CAPITAL AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS THAT RURAL COMPANIES WILL NEED TO ADOPT TO USE RAPID PROTOTYPING SERVICES. A… more
Abstract:AQUACULTURE IS THE FASTEST GROWING SECTOR IN OUR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. THE UPPER MIDWEST HAS HAD LIMITED SUCCESS WITH THE TRADITIONAL AQUACULTURE FISH. COOLWATER FISH THAT COMMAND A HIGH MARKET PRICE AND ARE NATIVE TO THE AREA, SUCH AS WALLEYE, MAY REPRESENT THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL… more
Abstract:THERE IS A NEED TO IMPROVE RECEPTION OF AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIDEBAND SIGNALS OF UNKNOWN PARAMETERS. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF THE ESTIMATION OF GENERATOR CONFIGURATIONS FROM THEIR OUTPUTS WILL HELP TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL. A PROMISING APPROACH IS TO APPLY SHIFT-AND-ADD AND… more
Abstract:RURAL COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ARE CONFRONTED WITH DETERIORATING ROAD NETWORKS, INTENSE DEMAND ON REVENUES, GREATER DEMANDS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, AND THE NECESSITY FOR MORE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT. NEW TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO TRANSFER ACCURATE INFORMATION ON RURAL ROADS TO LOCAL DECISION-MAKERS AND SUBSEQUENT… more
Abstract:BECAUSE THE CROPS THAT ARE PRESENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE SMALL FARMER ARE NO LONGER PROFITABLE, THERE IS A NEED TO DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE CROPS. HERB AND SPICE PRODUCTION SHOWS GREAT PROMISE IN PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE. THE HERB AND SPICE MARKET DEMAND FAR EXCEEDS DOMESTIC PRODUCTION. THEREFORE, THE U.S.… more
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