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Prosthetic Knee Adds High Tech Sensors for Better Mobility

08/19/2010, A new high tech knee promises to deliver better movement and give its wearers–often veterans who have lost legs in combat or patients battling severe cases of diabetes–more movement and control. The prosthetic knee, called the X2, comes with...

WuFu glasses recreate tactile images for the blind

08/17/2010, Losing one’s vision can be a pretty devastating experience, but advancements in the field of the bionic eye could restore sight to the blind sometime in the future, although that day still seems rather far off at the moment. The WuFu glasses might...

Take and Track Your Pills as Prescribed? There’s An App for That.

08/16/2010, For patients who need to take their pills on time, tech start-up Proteus Biomedical has developed an edible microchip that can be embedded inside most prescription medications that can talk with a smartphone to track dosage information. Users will wear a...

HealthPals Wearable Health Monitoring System Concept

08/15/2010, If all hospitals nowadays were using this concept wearable health monitoring system, dubbed HealthPals, doctors would probably have a much easier time monitoring their patients. This system consists of several devices used together to provide distant...

Robot help enlisted to help kids with autism

08/13/2010, Interbots Inc., a high-tech spin-off company that is associated with the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, has come together with the Autism Center of Pittsburgh in order to deliver innovative robot-based therapy for children who...

New Prosthesis To Ease Phantom Limb Pain

08/10/2010, Despite the advancement of prosthetic technology, many folks are still experiencing phantom limb sensation, which is pain or discomfort of some form attributed by the brain to a limb that has been lost, though the reason behind it is still unclear....

Wearable cameras that stream footage live can help chart dementia

08/10/2010, Boffins at the University of Bordeaux are currently developing a method to stream live footage from body-mounted cameras in order to measure objectively the cognitive decline associated with dementia. At the present moment, doctors normally rely on the...

Scientists Develop Nanochip To Detect Oral Cancer

08/09/2010, Scientists out there are busy working on a project that allows a simple swipe of a diagnostic biochip to be 93 percent accurate in detecting whether patients have malignant oral cancer lesions. The test involves removing cells with a brush, placing them...

Reading a terrorist’s mind

08/09/2010, Since there aren’t any mutants that we know of who are telepaths, the next best thing available would be to use technology to try and pry into the minds of others. We’re not sure whether the high tech interrogation room that was featured in...

Cheap $300 Fluorescent Microscopes For Developing World

08/09/2010, Fluorescent microscopes are necessary tools by pathologists to make a diagnosis on patients, but they’re generally quite heavy, bulky, and cost a pretty penny at around $2,000. Fortunately, some smart folks out there have been working to develop a...

Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...

Haptic Feedback Tools To Help With Laparoscopic Surgery Training

07/27/2010, Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgical treatment for morbid obesity, and apparently the most important factor in the success of this operation is the hands of the surgeon. He’ll need plenty of proficiency and skill to do the necessary inside the...

South Korea Deploys Killer Robots In Its DMZ

07/13/2010, We’re quite sure that someday in the future, robots will have taken over our jobs. Now some smart folks have decided to install a heat, voice, and motion detecting surveillance robot with guns in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the...

Rolling walkers get electronic braking system

07/09/2010, Biomedical engineering students from Cornell managed to come up with a new method to slow down rolling walkers, where an electronic braking system will take over where the traditional bicycle-style squeeze brakes left off. All it needs now would be a...