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New Ebola Suit By Johns Hopkins University

12/22/2014, The battle against ebola is a long one, and there have been casualties on the side of the light. Doctors, nurses, soldiers, and other first responders who are doing their utmost back to stem the tide of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa happen to wear...

Man Controls Two Bionic Arms With The Power Of Thought

12/18/2014, It was just yesterday that we talked about a mind-controlled bionic hand, and here we are with double the technology. This is also a DARPA-funded robotic limb which can be controlled through the power of thoughts alone, although we would be dealing with...

Researchers Use Electromagnetic Waves To Manage Diabetes

12/17/2014, For those who suffer from type 1 diabetes, a regular injection of insulin is required in order for them to remain functional throughout the day. While this has been the way type 1 diabetes sufferers have been managing their illness, the method can be a...

Artificial Skin Could Allow Prosthetic Limbs To “Feel”

12/10/2014, While Stephen Hawking has his reservations about AI being the end of humanity, it is still some ways from a Skynet-like scenario methinks. When it comes to bionic body parts, there has been advancements made over the years – but I suppose we can...

Wireless Eye Replacement Idea Gets The Nod

12/02/2014, Have you seen the classic Six Million Dollar Man series in the past? That was certainly quite a hoot actually, and it does seem to be an impossibility these days when one takes into consideration that $6 million is not going to get one very far in terms...

Robotic Walker Helps Patients Regain Natural Gait

11/25/2014, We have seen exoskeletons like the Honda Walker in the past that will help patients who have difficulty moving about to be able to get around without human help, and this time around, another effort from a research team headed by Assistant Professor Yu...

Paraplegic Dog Saved Due To Crowdfunding Effort

11/25/2014, It has taken a total of five months of traveling, veterinary work and crowdfunding, but it was all worth it as Leo the paraplegic dog has a second shot at life, having settled in the Great White North at long last, ready to see out the rest of his days in...

‘Stroke Robot’ Could Help Improve Stroke Patient Treatment

11/25/2014, It is said that each year will see 800,000 Americans admitted to a hospital because of stroke, and speed is of the essence here since each minute that passes by would result in additional brain function that will be lost. With approximately 1,500 stroke...

Mirai Speaker Tunes Sound To The Elderly

11/20/2014, Japanese company Soundfun is experimenting with a new speaker that outputs sounds in a way that can be more easily perceived by older people. Unfortunately, most people over the age of 60 will develop some kind of hearing loss. This is commonly known as...

Saul The Robot Joins In The Fight Against Ebola

11/11/2014, The fight against ebola is a global one, that is for sure. After all, we already have the likes of IBM assisting in this battle, while Facebook is encouraging you to do your bit as well, with robots being roped in to help get the job finished. Today, we...

Microsoft Headset Might Help The Blind To Get Around

11/05/2014, When it comes to helping the blind move around, there has been a fair number of advancements made to make sure that they can do so in a safe manner. However, there is always room for improvement, and Microsoft intends to help the visually impaired out by...

SPUD Could Usher In A New Generation Of Stethoscopes

11/02/2014, When it comes to advancements in the field of medical science, there are many different areas in which one will be able to look from, but this time around, it would be the humble stethoscope that would come under scrutiny this time around. At time of...

MemoBox Makes It Easier To Remember Taking Your Medication

11/02/2014, It goes without saying that as one lives in a developed country, chances are being able to enjoy a higher life expectancy is also more common, thanks to the amount of supplements, medical care as well as improved quality of life compared to a third world...