Monday, August 01, 2011

water sprinkling and water game by Iranian young and they get arrested for!!!

I have not been writing for a while as I am busy with many work related events in my life.
I just read and saw some of the photos of young boys and girls in Tehran, Iran who gather in one of the Tehran Parks to use water guns and water bottle to sprinkle and wet one another! Just an enjoyment event for young people. What happened next??! Iran moral police have arrested many young people for jeopardizing rule of law and Islamic moral code!!!!
I am quite sad:(((
more can be read here, in Persian
I feel sad to see in 21 century there are government that are suppressing young based on unfounded rules!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Working at Orthopaedic Injury Biomechanics Group

For the past three months, I have been working at OIBG at Vancouver General Hospital. It has been an invaluable experience for someone like me. Coming from computational dynamic modeling my knowledge was well in use in this research centre.
I have been working on Pro-Neck_Tor helmet which is a novel helmet designed to reduce neck injuries to lower neck due to head-first impact.
I have used MSC.ADAMS to develop a dynamic neck model. A hybrid III head and helmet with special slot to let the head follow a trajectory has been integrated to the model as shown in the video. The helmet allows the torso trajectory to continue along the path prescribed reducing torso momentum on the lower neck; therefore registering lower neck resultant forces. Here, I have uploaded the animation on the youtube.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Retinal detachment!

It has been a long time since I have written here. but then I may say I have an excuse.
About almost little longer than 5 weeks ago, I had sudden retinal detachment of my right eye.
I woke up on April 17 around 5:00 am noticing that 1/4 of my vision is gone. Similar to hanging the black curtain on that region. So, I went to to emergency department. It took them about an hour to call me in for an observation. The residence was an Iranian girl who was on rotation. I had to explain to her that is important to call upon an ophthalmologist on call. After explaining to her about 2 times telling her, I had surgery recently and intra-ocular implant, she called upon her emergency chief. The guy even didn't bother to talk to me. He picked up the phone and called uupon the specialist. The residence returned to the room and said that the specialist has said I go get some brakfast and she will come by 1:00 pm. I was startling and upset. I ran to the chief emergency resident telling him, look if I lose my vision by then, I take you responsible.
So, he called the ophthalmologist on call again and she replied, she will come around 10:00 am.
Exactly at 10:00 am, the resident arrived and we went together to eye care building (apparently since most eye surgeries are day-in based, there is no ophthalmologist department in the hospitals, there are separate clinics which most of the works are done there.). She did and ultra-sound and confirmed my suspicious, it was detachment. She quickly called the retinal specialist, who in one hour came in and send me to a ward to be waited for the immediate surgery. as my blindness was progressing, I asked what can be done, I was put on the clinic chair for 20 minutes upside down. Finally, I was taken to the surgery room and under general anesthesia, the surgery was performed.
I have to be thankful that my vision is not completely gone and could be saved. But I have tons of distortion in that eye. Things seems in an angle and many distortion.
I am told between 6 months to 2 years may take the recovers, but it may never be even cured.
The surgeons performed total vitrotoctomy inject a bubble instead of vitrious get. I have that get about 1 weeks and it was gone. I am still recoveing.
So, that has been the sotry for the time being.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Internet and Facebook are the revolution!!

I have been thinking what has changed our life since 20 years ago. Without any doubt it is internet. The most recently, I can say Facebook as made it even more interesting!
How Facebook has changed my life, I would like to indicate that.
I am back from Toronto and now I have been seen by my local ophthalmologist, however, I felt, I still have had some questions from the Drs who perform the surgery on my eye in Toronto. Therefore, I searched the google to see if I can find their e-mail. Surprisingly, one of them had Facebook account. I wrote him asking my question, in less than half an hour, I had a reply!
The nice thing is that I could also have him to ask his assistant to make an appointment for the time I am in Toronto. Isn't this great way of using the tools available to us.
There was the time that if you wanted to ask a simple question from your own Dr. you had to wait days and volia, now you can have that on your finger tips.
I appreciate all these tools on internet. Cheers!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

An Iranian band that I really enjoyed listening to!

1. I finally have my sutures removed and I feel all right. My far distance vision, seems to be stabilized and I am happy as I don't have to wear soft contact lens any longer.

2. As a big fan of fusion music, I have come across this new band is called dang Show
These guys are fresh and are unique. I would love to buy their CD or whatever form of music they sell.
Just a sample:

Friday, January 14, 2011

What everyone has been waiting for!

1. Update after flooding: I have to change the entire carpet in my unit after the flood. So, tons of work. I think the good part is that the insurance must pay for everything!

2. I have been thinking; people have many dreams throughout their entire life (No kidding!). I have been thinking what has been my dream all along.
My dream seemed to be the one! I always wanted to get ride of the fact I was wearing contact lens in one eye (after my trauma at age of six) and wanted to get intraocular implant. So, I can't wait to have all these stitches removed from my eye and get on with my life!
Then if things stay stable, I will think what is my next for me in the dream world!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

All the best for 2011!

In Persian there is this folk expression says, the fruitful year, can be seen from its spring. Iranian new year starts from first day of spring and this expression implies that the year with sounded successes and prosperity can be seen from its first day which is in spring. This usually said if the first day of spring coincides with luck-ful(if this word exists) occasion. Let's say, someone get his ever wanted job or gets healthy right at the start of the year.
So, in my case things are a little up-side-down! I should be watching out for year 2011!
Why? you may ask? because the night before start of 2011 about 4 floor higher than mine a gentlemen makes almost everyones's life like a hell!
How things started.
Dec. 30 at 11:45 pm. My mom walks off towards windows telling me, look there is water on the ground! I jump from my seat touching the ground, wondering what the heck has happened here!
I could not believe it, wondering does this water coming through the window and making all the carpets so wet. Thinking, damn, now I have to spend thousands of dollars fixing this problem; while busy with my thoughts, I hear someone is knocking on our door.
Running towards the door with confusion about who might be at the door in such late time. As soon as I open the door, I realized there are two fire men standing in front of me asking me if I had noticed any water leakage in my unit! Yes, I said. Before any further ado, they had just walked by me and went to every room trying to pin-point where were the wet area.
We shall be back, they said. before they live I asked what is going on.
One of them explained to me,
A guy who lives in an exact unit four floor higher than mine finds a piping problem in the risers going through the evaporators (Fan-Coil) unit to deliver water (cold and warm).
He had calld the management of the building about the problem asked whom he could contact to rectify the problem.
The management had explained to him that the problem is major and must be done by professionals while shouting down of entire facility of boiler and the water supply. He should call the plumber and HVAC specialist to fix the problem. He does so. Apparently, the specialist promises to coming the next morning and fix the problem.

However, in the evening of the day he called and made the appointment he decides to take things in his own hand!!! He had tried to fix the problem without shouting down the water. As he starts the plumbing, he couldn't stop the water. Making the long story short.
That night we were up until 3:30 in the morning as people of the relief disaster department, fire department have come in to stop the water.
According to the management until the next morning they had estimated about $30,000 properties damage!
I have got my carpeting damage and must replace them! My insurance perhaps should sue this guy as well!

So, az we say, SALI KEH Nekost az Baharash Peydast!!:)