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Toyota creates robots that assist patient mobility

11/02/2011, Toyota recently gave a demonstration of some new robots that have been developed with Fujita Health University: machines that assist people who have trouble moving. First up, there’s a walking assistant for folks that have one paralyzed leg i.e. due...

Jawbone Up wristband starts making its way to online stores

10/31/2011, When Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman unveiled the Jawbone Up earlier this year, it certainly turned heads as this is no doubt totally different from what you would expect from the name ‘Jawbone’. After all, Jawbone had always meant a Bluetooth...

LG introduces “hospital grade” 42″ HDTV

10/31/2011, Going to the hospital in general is not a pleasant experience. After all, no one enjoys being sick or hooked up to tube all day, right? Well LG seems to think so too and have announced what they are calling a 42” “hospital grade” HDTV, and...

Cyborgs experience less pain with new brain implant tech

10/28/2011, The question is this – what is pain? Some of us identify with pain, whether physically, mentally or emotionally, while others are seemingly impervious to this so human feeling. What about cyborgs – are they able to feel pain? Well, MIT...

Robot surgeon ensures your eyes remains safe and sound

10/28/2011, To be a surgeon, one needs a steady pair of hands. Otherwise, you would not want a sensitive operation done on your eyes with one who has jittery hands, do you? Well, a robot will certainly eliminate all sorts of variables such as family problems, work...

Electric Walking Aid prevents patient from falling over

10/28/2011, As careful as senior citizens might be, some of them still suffer from falls – and many a fatal injury has been caused by a fall, so walking aids will definitely come in handy to prevent such unwanted tragedies. The Electric Walking Aid that you see...

Wearable fabrics get smarter

10/26/2011, I figured out that since we have stuff like smart cars, smart TVs and smartphones, why not make another everyday item ‘smart’ as well? I’m talking about wearable fabrics that will not only keep you nice and warm, shielding you from the...

GPS Shoe helps track patients with Alzheimer’s

10/26/2011, If you know someone with Alzheimer’s and you’re constantly worried about their whereabouts and welfare, Aetrex Worldwide and GTX Corp have developed the GPS Shoe, which as the name implies, will allow caregivers or family members to keep track of a...

Garmin unveils ANT+ and companion Fit app

10/25/2011, Fitness buffs who were looking forward to Garmin’s ANT+ fitness device will be pleased to know that it has finally be made available. The addon device for the iPhone was spotted a little over a week ago at the FCC, but it looks like it is now available...

Video games could treat lazy eye

10/24/2011, The condition known as ‘lazy eye,’ or amblyopia, has been deemed by many in the medical fraternity to be virtually un-repairable once the patient is past the age of 10. Hope springs eternal though, with Dr. Somen Ghosh deciding to use a fun...

US Army experiments with inception

10/21/2011, The movie Inception that starred Leonardo di Caprio was certainly a brain-buster, as it took me a couple of viewings to fully appreciate the length and breadth of the film. Well, it is suggested that inception is nigh impossible in the movie, but what...

Striiv pedometer help you in your fitness regime

10/19/2011, How many of you out there use pedometers in your everyday life? I would suppose folks who keep a close watch on the amount of calories they partake do, and if you are going to go out to purchase a pedometer for yourself, why not go the extra mile and make...

Robots might help autistic kids

10/19/2011, When it comes to autism, there are many ways to help these specially gifted children (have you seen some of them draw out of memory? Totally amazing stuff!). Well, it seems that technology has advanced even further now to help them by the way of robots....

Face-controlled wheelchair might be the future

10/17/2011, We do know that life in a wheelchair is not a peach in terms of mobility, despite the strides made to make everywhere more accessible, there is still plenty of work to be done. In addition, not everyone can get around in a wheelchair by themselves –...