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Imec unveils mobile and wearable ECG system on Android smartphone

10/08/2010, Imec has come up with a spanking new mobile and wearable ECG system that will run on an Android smartphone. Since Bluetooth connectivity does take a huge chunk out of a device’s battery life, Imec has managed to achieve what it set out to do using...

New Smart Cane for the blind

10/04/2010, Helping the blind get around used to involve audio cues at street intersections as well as having the assistance of a cane. Well, things have certainly progressed to a greater level today thanks to an associate professor of applied science at the...

Murata Pulse-ring checks your vital signs in a non-intrusive way

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In case you didn’t know vital-signs (heart-rate, others…) readers are extremely popular in Asia, the idea is that by monitoring important metrics, people would be able to avoid getting sick in the first place. Anyhow, Murata has...

Wheelchair relies on reverse force to make full use of your muscles

10/04/2010, The Create the Future Design Contest is over, and when the dust has settled, the grand prize has emerged. Kudos to Salim Nasser from Florida who came up with this wheelchair that boasts an integrated mechanism that will operate using a pulling action...

Magnets used to reverse southpaws to right handers

09/28/2010, While it is pretty well known that one can’t really choose between being left- or right-handed, here’s a new development that might be able to turn one’s natural inclination otherwise. We’re talking about the Transcranial Magnetic...

Panasonic Roboticbed gets more practical with new design

09/24/2010, When one gets old, the body starts to stop co-operating with what we want to do. We find ourselves to be slower, less responsive and definitely more forgetful. Well, some of us might end up needing a caregiver if we develop a medical condition which gets...

Sanofi-Aventis releases iBGStar blood glucose meter for iPhone

09/21/2010, Your iPhone does a whole lot more tha just make phone calls and receive text messages you know. Case in point, the iBGStar blood glucose meter from Sanofi-Aventis that is one sexy looking medical attachment to your favorite smartphone. While it...

Doctors To Use Dell Streak Tablets To Assist Them

09/15/2010, Dell has confirmed that it plans to integrate its new Streak tablet with its established healthcare software, making it easier for doctors to access patient information and electronic medical records as they go about their work. Dell had previously spent...

ZELTIQ CoolSculpting system gets FDA approval

09/13/2010, ZELTIQ’s latest device, the CoolSculpting system, has just received approval from the FDA where it could be a hot seller among those who want to lose those love handles without putting in any exercise. Basically, this device will be able to zap fat...

Ultrasound: The Mastermind of Mind Control for U.S. Military

09/09/2010, The U.S. military wants to tap into its troops’ brains to raise alertness, reduce pain, and improve psychiatric well-being. Sounds like mind control? It is. DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research wing, has commissioned Arizona State...

MRI Brain Scans Are the New Growth Charts for Developing Brains

09/09/2010, In the latest issue of Science, researchers are saying that quick MRI brain scans may help doctors identify and treat developmental problems in children, and when the scans are taken over time, parents and healthcare providers will have a growth chart of...

30 Percent of Americans Would Use Mobile Phones to Monitor Health

09/08/2010, PricewaterhouseCooper recently released their Healthcare Unwired report which stats that three in ten Americans would use a smartphone or mobile phone to monitor their health, and 40% would pay for a remote monitoring device. The study also surveyed...

PocketCPR helps you get it right in an emergency

09/02/2010, Learning how to perform CPR the right way could come in handy during emergencies when everyone else around you is a headless chicken. Being calm and collected, you can help save a life with the right timing and rhythm, but what happens when you feel that...