Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
"Children are Developing Permanently Deformed Fingers from Video Gaming"
THE GOOD
June 29, 2011,   February 28, 2012



                                   Kai-Nan AN, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineer, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Director Biomechanics and
                                   Motion Analysis Lab, Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Our research and Dr. An's ongoing studies targeting
                                   mechanical and biochemical factors influencing soft tissue integrity, performance, and remodeling, will confirm the
                                   process responsible for arthritis, chronic muscle/skeletal pains, and yet to be verified the cause of autism being           
                                   physically induced rather than chemical. Cause of autism - See our research results in Module 4, at miketomich.com

                                   Dr. An's Bioengineering Lab web site:
http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/biomechanics/
                                   


                                                
Sanjeev Kakar, M.D. Assistant Professor of Orthopedics called and we had a lengthly discussion regarding our
                                   private research about children developing deformed fingers from video gaming, computers, coloring, texting
                                   (Module 1), and adults developing arthritic fingers/hands (pictures of adults arthritic fingers from driving stiff steering)
                                   and other serious muscle-skeletal injuries from driving todays vehicles with stiff steering (not easy one finger steering)
                                   and hard suspensions (Module 2).
                                  
                                   We agreed that many people think we're crazy; just as they did when Nicolaus Copernicus said the sun doesn't revolve
                                   around earth
(1473-1543)


We agreed to meet in December 2011, after speaking to his constituents, to view the new 4-D MRI/CAT and its advantages for detecting children and adults skeletal
deformities.  Additionally, I expressed the urgent need for establishment of a entity to review product and process changes to avoid future violations in exceeding the
variable material creep force tolerance threshold values factors in bone mass calcifications and factors of "compression force" generation and deliveries.


THE UGLY
Everyday, thousands of children are buying video gaming toys. The industries are aware that their products are causing serious short and long term consequences that
will prevent many children from conducting meaningful physical activities required to earn a living as adults, poor quality of live, and functional loss of hands including
the meaningful loss of thumbs and index fingers as a minimum. The auto industry has been informed and understand their product design errors.
Nexsteer (formerly
owned by GM and know as Saginaw Steering Gear located in Saginaw, Mi) is aware that the initial resistance to turning of the steering wheel, (which was purposely
designed into the steering) does cause skeletal and muscle injuries, chronic back-neck-shoulder pain, joint replacement surgeries, carpal tunnel, etc. Why? Because
the human body is not designed to deliver torsional forces,especially within 2/10's of a second.  (See easy steering in Module 2, #4 miketomich.com)  
Our letter to
Nexteer warning of major health problems from their steering system design flaw called "torque overlay."

Autism is now 1 in 50, and is physically induced by shock loads tearing the delicate nerve tissues of the developing embryo because of the stiff suspension and seating
not absorbing the road bumps (7.5 Millions shock loads during a pregnancy) !
Mayo Clinic
Our Children are Developing Deformed Fingers from Video Gaming,
Computers, Coloring, Texting, Adults from rack-n-pinion steering
www.miketomich.com  Bay City, Michigan, USA
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Richard A. Berger, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Biomedical
Engineering
Ralph E. Gay, M.D.M.D.
Assistant Professor of
Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation.
Bradford L. Currier, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Daniel J. Berry, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Robert H. Cofield, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Jeffrey Basford, M.D.
Professor of Physical
Medicine  and Rehabilitation
Peter C. Amadio, M.D.
Professor of Biomedical
Engineering
Professor of Orthopedics
Steven L. Moran M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Harold B. Kitaoka, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Ronald K. Reeves, M.D.
Assistant Professor of
Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation
Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
John H. Noseworthy, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Melissa M. Morrow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of
Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Y. Matsumoto, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
William Shaughnessy, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Mehrsheed Sinaki, M.D.
Professor of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
Robert Trousdale, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Jay Smith, M.D.
Professor of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
Directors:
Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.
Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D.
Administrators:
James Ryan - Clinical Administrator
Steve Evans - Research Administrator
Anantha (Andy) Kollengode - Research Operations Manager
Support Staff:
Lawrence Berglund, B.S. Engineer
Kathie Bernhardt, B.S. Kinesiologist
Qingshan (Frank) Chen, M.S. Engineer
Krista Coleman-Wood, Ph.D., P.T. Physical Therapist
Terri Gardner Secretary
Kari Hammel Secretary
Diana Hansen, B.A. Kinesiologist
Alex Hooke, M.A. Engineer
Christine Huyber, B.A. Kinesiologist
Barbara Iverson Secretary
Paul Kane, B.S. Electronics Technician
Ramona Kirk, B.S. Research Assistant
Emily Miller, M.S. Engineer
Duane Morrow, M.S. Engineer/Supervisor
Sandra Passe, A.A. Research Operations
Supervisor
Diane Serfling, P.T., D.P.T. Physical Therapist
Melissa Smidt Secretary
Yu-Long Sun, Ph.D. Research Associate
Andrew Thoreson, M.S. Engineer
Meegan Van Straaten, P.T. Physical Therapist
Chunfeng Zhao, M.D. Professional Associate in Research
Kristin Zhao, M.A. Engineer/Supervisor
Dr. An's Bioengineering Lab web site: http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/biomechanics/
Other Biomedical Engineering Staff
Mayo's Bioengineering Lab Staff
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Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Biomedical
Engineering
Ralph E. Gay, M.D.M.D.
Assistant Professor of
Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation.
Bradford L. Currier, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Steven L. Moran M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Harold B. Kitaoka, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Ronald K. Reeves, M.D.
Assistant Professor of
Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation
Shawn W. O'Driscoll, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
John H. Noseworthy, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Melissa M. Morrow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of
Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Y. Matsumoto, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
William Shaughnessy, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Mehrsheed Sinaki, M.D.
Professor of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
Robert Trousdale, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics
Jay Smith, M.D.
Professor of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
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