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Cardiocam mirror displays heart rate

08/12/2011, The next time you stand in front of your mirror at home, take a closer look at all the lines on your face, instead of concentrating only on whether your tie is properly put on or not. Do you think that the crow’s feet that appear out of nowhere are...

Patient monitoring patch is in the pipeline

08/12/2011, The wireless revolution continues, and this time it is the medical industry that looks set to benefit. What you see above is what they call an ‘epidermal’ electronic system which is a piece of electronics that boasts physical properties such...

Pulse Sensor wearable heart rate sensor

08/10/2011, The Pulse Sensor is a plug-and-play ready component which will hook up to the Arduino platform, making it a portable, wearable heart rate sensor which will be able to open up a doorway of possibilities if one wants to incorporate biometric data into...

Emergency defibrillator goes “Pika!!!”

08/10/2011, If you happened to grow up during the Pocket Monsters (Pokemon) craze, then surely you would have come across this ubiquitous yellow critter known as Pikachu, who was more or less associated with Pokemon right from the get go. Being the only starter...

Hydrogel sensor implanted to measure blood glucose levels

08/08/2011, Do you get all queasy whenever you need to measure your blood glucose levels, or are you numb to having needle after needle being pricked into your arm as a battery of tests are carried out? Well, perhaps there is no more need to see another needle in...

Wriskwatch monitors pulses and detects zombies

08/08/2011, OK, despite numerous movies that depict a post-apocalyptic America with zombies crawling all over the place, nothing of that sort has happened just yet – not even in science laboratories. This is good news, as I’d hate being hounded by flesh...

Insulin pumps and blood-sugar monitors aren’t safe from hackers

08/04/2011, If you’re a diabetic living with the aid of an insulin pump and a blood-sugar monitor, running out of batteries with no replacements handy might be your worst nightmare, but a recent report from a security researcher states tells us we might have...

Bite Counter intends to aid your digestion

08/03/2011, The rule of thumb tends to be this – chew your food for at least 40 times before swallowing in order to help your stomach digest whatever you’ve munched faster, not to mention preventing you from being a glutton. Professors from various...

Out Run arcade game gets augmented reality treatment

08/03/2011, If you’re interested in reading about augmented reality and how the technology is slowly but surely becoming part of our everyday life, here’s something you might be interested in. Does anyone out there remember the arcade racing game by Sega named...

Fiber optic dressing lets you know how well a wound is healing

08/03/2011, Have you ever gotten a cut, bandaged it and wondered how the healing process is coming along? Save for actually removing the dressing, there is now a high-tech way of checking on the healing progress of your wound which can be accomplished through the use...

AIDS Test In Minutes With Low Cost Device

08/02/2011, The small device shown above has all the qualities of a huge potential medical success, to not only detect AIDS, but also other diseases like syphilis, malaria and hepatitis. At its heart there is a micro-chip that can analyze a tiny amount of blood (one...

RIBA-II: the upgraded robot nurse

08/02/2011, Remember the RIBA robot nurse that was introduced way back in 2009? The robotic hospital helper that was designed to aid people on and off their ward beds into wheelchairs is back. And this time around, it’s been upgraded. Called the RIBA-II, it now...

Brain cap translates thoughts into motion

08/01/2011, You might not be a mutant like Jean Grey who possesses telekinetic powers, but you might soon be able to harness such “power” if the “brain cap” technology which is being researched by the University of Maryland (UMD). Basically,...

South Korea starts a clinic to treat web addiction

08/01/2011, We all love the internet as it allows us to do all sorts of things online, from reading internet memes, to catching up with old friends, video calls, funny YouTube videos, movie streaming, email, shopping, etc. The list of things we can do on the internet...