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PRIVATE MEDICAID ROOMS AVAILABLE SOON Call for information 812-354-8833 Enhancing Lives Through Innovative Healthcare From recovery care and wellness to management of long-term health conditions, Golden LivingCenter - Petersburg offers a full spectrum of innovative programs and services, provided by compassionate, dedicated staff. These include 24-hour skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, private rehab to "Home Suites" and provides both inpatient and outpatient therapy services. For a tour or more information, please contact us. ™ Golden LivingCenter - Petersburg 309 W. Pike Ave., Petersburg Electronic glove offers 'humanlike' features for prosthetic hand users People with hand ampu- tations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and ser- vices. An electronic glove, or e- glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide human- like softness, warmth, ap- pearance and sensory per- ception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temper- ature and hydration. The technology is published in the Aug. 30 edition of NPG Asia Materials. While a conventional prosthetic hand helps re- store mobility, the new e- glove advances the technol- ogy by offering the realistic human handlike features in daily activities and life roles, with the potential to improve their mental health and well- being by helping them more naturally integrate into so- cial contexts. A video about the technology is available at Yz- KagNo. The e-glove uses thin, flexible electronic sensors and miniaturized silicon- based circuit chips on the commercially available ni- trile glove. The e-glove is connected to a specially de- signed wristwatch, allowing for real-time display of sen- sory data and remote trans- mission to the user for post- data processing. Chi Hwan Lee, an assis- tant professor in Purdue's College of Engineering, in collaboration with other re- searchers at Purdue, the University of Georgia and the University of Texas, worked on the development of the e-glove technology. "We developed a nov- el concept of the soft-pack- aged, sensor-instrumented e-glove built on a commer- cial nitrile glove, allowing it to seamlessly fit on ar- bitrary hand shapes," Lee said. "The e-glove is con- figured with a stretchable form of multimodal sen- sors to collect various in- formation such as pressure, temperature, humidity and electrophysiological biosig- nals, while simultaneously providing realistic human hand-like softness, appear- ance and even warmth." Lee and his team hope that the appearance and ca- pabilities of the e-glove will improve the well-being of prosthetic hand users by allowing them to feel more comfortable in social con- texts. The glove is available in different skin tone colors, has lifelike fingerprints and artificial fingernails. "The prospective end us- er could be any prosthet- ic hand users who have felt uncomfortable wearing cur- rent prosthetic hands, espe- cially in many social con- texts," Lee said. The fabrication process of the e-glove is cost-effec- tive and manufacturable in high volume, making it an affordable option for users unlike other emerging tech- nologies with mind, voice and muscle control embed- ded within the prosthetic at a high cost. Additional- ly, these emerging technol- ogies do not provide the hu- manlike features that the e- glove provides. Lee and Min Ku Kim, an engineering doctoral stu- dent at Purdue and a co- author on the paper, have worked to patent the tech- nology with the Purdue Re- search Foundation Office of Technology Commercial- ization. The team is seek- ing partners to collaborate in clinical trials or experts in the prosthetics field to vali- date the use of the e-glove and to continue optimizing the design of the glove. For more information on licens- ing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Tech- nology Commercialization at "My group is devoted to developing various wear- able biomedical devices, and my ultimate goal is to bring these technologies out of the lab and help many people in need. This research repre- sents my continued efforts in this context," Lee said. The work aligns with Pur- due's Giant Leaps celebra- tion of the university's glob- al advancements in health as part of Purdue's 150th anni- versary. That is one of the four themes of the yearlong celebration's Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Pur- due as an intellectual cen- ter solving real-world issues. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception. Image provided PETERSBURG, INDIANA CR 400 N I - 69 Site Alternative No.1 Future 750,000 Gal. Elevated Water Storage Tank Appx. 1600 ' of 10" Water Main S. R. 57 Solar Sources Inc. Main Street - Replace 6" Water Main from 4th St. to 9th St. CR 75 N CR 300 N CR 175 N CR 575 E Site Alternative No.2 Future 750,000 Gal. Elevated Water Storage Tank ROUTE OPTION "A" ROUTE OPTION "B" ' of 10" Sources Inc. CR 75 N CR 175 N CR 575 E Site Alternative No.2 Future 750,000 Gal. Elevated Water Storage Tank ROUTE OPTION "A" ROUTE OPTION "B" N ecutive Director Ashley Willis. John Mandabach of Bowman Family Holdings said, "We are looking at an agri-hub that allows for more downstream projects, whether that is in food manufac- turing or processing. Hopefully this is the start of many more proj- ects to come." "We're looking at a big hit in our net assessed value, one done at one time by the utility industry. I have known Connie for a long time and she truly believes rural Indiana has to be organized and come up with our own types of projects. A lot of what we are do- ing here with previously mined ground, these are exactly the types of projects that need to be here," said Councilman Jon Craig. Councilmen voted 7-0 to approve an abatement plan that would pro- vide a 100 percent abatement in the first year and then drop by 10 percent each year on real proper- ty. The abatement is only on the new assessment, not on existing assessment. They also approved a five-year abatement plan on personal prop- erty that decreases by 20 percent each year. Petersburg Mayor R. C. Klipsch said, "The city requested a propos- al to develop and build this line. My understanding is there is an urgency to have this development by December. Greg Martz of GM Development has offered to do this at a zero percent interest rate and carry the project himself for four months." It was brought up that the proj- ect called for a six-inch line, but be- cause they wanted capacity for fu- ture projects they are building an eight-inch line, which more than doubles its capacity. Ashley Willis said increasing the size to eight inches only in- creased the cost by about $55,000 on the $ 857,000 project. "Is that big enough? Did you check into a 10 -inch line," said Councilman Randy Harris, who is a former Mayor of Petersburg. He said they did a similar proj- ect when he was mayor and they built a line to Pike Central. He said building it bigger was a very small additional cost. Willis said they didn't consider costs of a 10 -inch line. Klipsch said the project will use about 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water a day. "We are undertaking a $10 mil- lion project to serve Pike-Gibson and all of Pike County. This is a start to help offset our rates," said Klipsch of having a large-volume water customer. The council approved the addi- tional request by a 6 -0 vote. Coun- cilman Craig said he had checked with county attorney Val Fleig about a conflict of interest." I don't have a conflict, but I work for Mid- western Engineers, so I'm going to abstain," said Craig. In other business the council ap- proved a rate increase of the Trea- surer's office's copy per page fee from 20 cents to $1. Continued from page 1 WATERLINE

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