News 2023

2023-12-31HandLab Publications in 2023
2023-09-15NIH-sponsored clinical trialNIH R21AR082111Our HandLab received a three-year pilot clinical trial from NIH/NIAMS to study the efficacy of carpal arch space augmentation for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). 
2023-08-15HWBI Symposium 2023Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) held its 2023 symposium in conjunction with XXIX Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) during July 30 to August 3, 2023 in Fukuoka, Japan.
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2023-07-15Tech Launch Arizona support for clinical translationTech Launch Arizona provides Asset Development Award to expedite the clinical translation of our CASA technology to benefit patients.
2023-06-15Dr. Li Named ASME FellowDr. Zong-Ming Li, William and Sylvia Rubin Chair of Orthopaedic Research, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME has over 90,000 members in more than 135 countries worldwide, and less than 5% of its membership have been named fellows. Along with this accolade, Dr. Li was the recipient of the ASME 2022 Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal. In addition to be a ASME Fellow, Dr. Li is a Fellow of AIMBE, ASB, AAIA, and IEEE.
2023-02-23NIRA from ORSDr. David Jordan, a postdoctoral fellow in the HandLab, received the New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA) from Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in its annual conference during February 11-14, 2023 at Dallas, Texas. Congratuations!
2023-01-10HandLab receives grant on machine learningThe Hand Research Laboratory has been awarded $140,425 from the UArizona Office of Research, Innovation & Impact to advance the use of ultrasound imaging in evaluating the carpal arch. Working with Xiaoxiao Sun, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Dr. Zong-Ming Li is developing an algorithm that applies machine learning to carpal arch images to automatically identify and extract data embedded in the images. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common condition of nerve entrapment, experienced by some 4% of U.S. adults per data from the Centers for Disease Control. The condition results when the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel becomes compressed, causing numbness, tingling and/or pain in the hand.
2023-01-10SensorLab awards grant for carpal tunnel deviceThe University of Arizona Health Sciences SensorLab has awarded the HandLab a grant of of $50,000 to support development of a pressure device for carpal arch space augmentation.