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Tacit haptic glove helps blind “see”

08/22/2011, When you are visually impaired, the lack of one sense could prove to make life more challenging to live, but that doesn’t mean you cannot chase your dreams or become successful in your own right. Still, there are many technologies these days that...

iTriage 3.0 adds emergency room wait times

08/19/2011, Ever had a health related symptom that you just weren’t too sure of? Short of actually going online and checking the internet, you could always use iTriage which answers your medical related questions (taken from its website), such as “What could be...

Glucose sensor glows for long-term monitoring

08/19/2011, It goes without saying that with technology advancing by leaps and bounds these days, we will be getting medical implants in a few hundred different ways to help us live longer and better. Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science at the...

Bionic fingers’ youngest recipient is just 15-year old

08/18/2011, Chloe Holmes looks like any other normal 15-year old girl, except for the fact that she lost all her fingers to septicaemia when she was a wee toddler, and never had the ability to pick things up for herself, throw a snowball at her friends, comb her...

Anti-fall sensor for the elderly being developed

08/18/2011, We do hear of the elderly falling down suddenly without any “help” from a wire or a wayward broom on the floor, and this has not only caused serious injuries but death at times. Prevention is always better than cure, which is why an anti-fall...

Fruit Ninja helps stroke patients recover

08/16/2011, Who says that Fruit Ninja is just a simple game that has no way to benefit society on hold apart from reducing their efficiency at work because highly addictive casual games have this strange manner of having you come back time and again? It seems that...

Mercedes sponsors bionic hand for F1 fan

08/15/2011, Matthew James is like any other hot blooded 14-year old who loves fast cars, and is a huge fan of Formula 1 – save for the fact that he was born without a left hand. Well, the human spirit of ingenuity knows no bounds, and Matthew decidedly sent a...

Mommy Tummy lets dads get in on the action, too

08/12/2011, A father can never experience the constant discomfort as well as strange new physical sensations that a mother goes through during her pregnancy, and to make the men more empathic of their wives during the gestation period, Takayuki Kosaka has come up...

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...