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Twitter used by scientists to monitor health woes

07/07/2011, Who would have thought that the micro-blogging service known as Twitter would come in handy, monitoring health woes instead? That’s what computer scientists at John Hopkins University set out to do, where Twitter posts will reveal key patterns and...

EYE 21 system lets the blind “see” through the use of sound

07/07/2011, It seems that there have been quite a lot of new technologies that are coming up directed at those who are visually impaired or blind, and that can only be a good thing! We had previously reported on a “virtual cane” that made use of sonar to help map...

Biomolecular computer can detect different disease signs

07/06/2011, The future is an interesting place to be in, and you can never quite tell just what new wonders will be introduced. Well, it seems that nano-sized computers that are implanted within the human body would be endowed with the ability to autonomously sense...

The Aid cane provides constant monitoring of the user’s health

07/06/2011, Not all elderly folks are blessed with the ability to be able to walk about the house or outside without the need for a cane or some form of support. However, for those who do require a cane in order to go about their daily lives, Lithuanian designer Egle...

Robo-suit allows disabled man to realize his dream

07/05/2011, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the Iron Man movie/comic, where Tony Stark dons his robo-suit and is able to perform incredible feats, such as flying, lifting heavy objects and shooting energy pulses out of his hands. Well the Hybrid Assisted...

“Virtual Cane” Lets The Visually Impaired Navigate Via Sonar

07/01/2011, A team affiliated with Israel’s Hebrew University, has developed a new device that would allow the blind and visually impaired to navigate their way by the use of “virtual canes”. The device makes use of sonar-like technology (much like...

Apple’s iPad Helps A 9 Year Old Girl With Eyesight Problems

06/30/2011, Melbourne schoolgirl Holly Bligh, aged 9, has albinism which is a genetic condition that affects not only the pigment in her skin, hair and eyes, but also her vision. Normally for Holly to read, she would require a hefty magnifying glass, and work sheets...

A T-Shirt That Helps To Monitor Your Sleeping Patterns

06/30/2011, Sleep is important as it helps to boost our memory, controls our metabolism and in a way, helps to determine our mood for the next day (sleeping 3 hours before getting up for work will most definitely leave you in a relatively foul mood). So if you need...

Hanako 2 upgraded to new and improved model

06/30/2011, When it comes to dealing with robots, they do help out in the medical industry as budding doctors learn the tricks of their trade by “operating” on such robots – so it makes perfect sense to make it as realistic as possible. Hanako 2 is...

Medtronic Lauches Mobile App For Cardiac Devices

06/29/2011, Attempting to integrate the technology we use on a daily basis into the field of medicine is not new. In fact Microsoft has expressed interest in deploying their Kinect in the operating theatre and for use in group therapy sessions. Medtronic recently...

MediBabble iPhone App May Help To Save Lives

06/29/2011, Doctors who sometimes work in foreign countries where English may not be the native language, will often find themselves encountering language barriers, whereby the patient will find it hard to communicate to the doctor as to what is wrong with him/her....