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ALPS Sensor Might Spell Breakthrough For Wearable Health Devices

10/07/2015, [CEATEC 2015] Aren’t we all a conscious lot where our health and well being are concerned? Unfortunately, many people will only do something about their health when they are diagnosed with something unpleasant which might require a combination of...

Fujitsu RETISSA Eyewear Helps Those With Poor Vision

10/07/2015, [CEATEC 2015] Wearable technology such as virtual reality headsets or augmented reality (AR) headgear have been around for some time already, but they have not really managed to end up being mainstream devices to date. Well, it looks like this particular...

Ancient Chinese Text Provided Clues For Malaria Cure

10/07/2015, It looks as though there is still wisdom left to be mined from the ancients, as evident by scientist Tu Youyou, who in the midst of the Cultural Revolution, decided to join up in a covert mission in order to figure out a malaria cure. Known as “Project...

DFree Helps Prevent Bowel Movement Accidents

10/06/2015, [CEATEC 2015] Growing old is a fact of life, and when we get closer to the age where we are about to bid this life goodbye, many things about our bodies – once so healthy and vibrant, start to break down. Well, it seems that pooping in one’s pants...

Dentsu Sciencejam Could Help Out Caregivers & Medical Personnel

10/06/2015, [CEATEC 2015] If you have not heard of Dentsu Sciencejam before, perhaps knowing that they are the company behind these mind controlled wearable cat ears known as the Necomimi will ring a bell. Well, the company is certainly knee deep in technology that...

Smart Menstrual Cup Can Tell If Your Period Is Unhealthy

10/06/2015, While tampons and sanitary pads might be the more traditional way of managing one’s period, it would seem that the menstrual cup is starting to gain traction these days due to safety factors, like how they aren’t associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome...

Virtual Reality For Mice Could Help Understand Brain Disorders

10/05/2015, For the most part, many of us see virtual reality as an upcoming method of gaming. It makes perfect sense as it immerses the player into the actual world of the game, versus just staring at a monitor. However it seems that virtual reality could have...

SignLanguageGlove Lets The Hearing & Speech Impaired Speak Up

10/01/2015, The speech and hearing impaired segment of the population might find it rather challenging to communicate with the rest of the world, but this does not mean that they are in any way lesser than the best of us. With tools like the SignLanguageGlove, things...

Drone Port For Medical Supply Delivery In Rwanda

10/01/2015, While drones have more often than not been in the spotlight because of their offensive capabilities on the battlefield such as the Taranis drone from BAE, this does not mean that such technology cannot be used for peace and humanitarian purposes. Rwanda,...

Apple Watch Reportedly Saved This Teen’s Life

09/23/2015, One of the features of the Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearer’s heart rate, and it seems that this particular feature what was potentially saved the life of a 17-year old. According to Paul Houle Jr. who spoke to WCBV, he claims that he...

3D Printed Hearts Lets Surgeons Practice Before An Operation

09/20/2015, Due to the delicate nature of surgery, getting it right the first time round is extremely important because rarely is there ever a “restart” button. This is doubly important when it comes to organs like the heart, but now thanks to a group of...

Mechanical Prosthetic Hand Lets Its Wearer “Feel”

09/14/2015, Sometimes prosthetics are used for aesthetics reasons. Sometimes they’re also functional as it allows its wearer to walk or to hold object, but unfortunately for the most part, they don’t actually allow the wearer to feel like they would with an...

Red Wine Could Help Alzheimer’s Patients

09/11/2015, There is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, although there has been advancements made over the years in the care for patients of Alzheimer’s. We could very well be looking at a breakthrough here concerning resveratrol, an antioxidant that...

Patient Receives A 3D-Printed Sternum & Rib Cage Made From Titanium

09/11/2015, In the past we have seen 3D printing used for medical purposes. This includes 3D printing body parts like bones, for example. In fact recently over in Spain, a 54-year old cancer patient was the first in the world to receive a 3D printed rib cage and...