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HotHead smart helmets for football jocks

05/24/2010, The situation isn’t just figuratively hot whenever you’re in a high pressure cooker situation on the football field – things get literal as well. Which is why the HotHear smart helmet might just come in handy for coaches to be able to...

Synthetic cells now a possibility

05/21/2010, Researchers unveiled yesterday that they managed to stumble upon a method of creating a synthetic species of bacteria thanks to used genes developed in the lab. Touted to be the first synthetic cell in the world, it has been dubbed Mycoplasma mycoides...

Robotic pancreas could help save lives

05/17/2010, We’ve seen robots conduct marriages, so what’s new? Well, how about a robotic organ – in this case, a robotic pancreas that will function as a fully automated, self-regulating artificial organ of mechanical and electronic nature instead...

Mind-controlled arm doesn’t turn you into Dr. Octopus

05/12/2010, We know that the brilliant but mad Dr. Octopus has a quartet of nigh indestructible appendages that he controls with his mind, but Otto Bock Healthcare from Europe have come up with something less menacing although extremely practical – a...

BIOTRONIK external pacemaker has a heart for patients

05/12/2010, The new range of external pacemakers from BIOTRONIK lets one connect it to temporary epicardial pacing wires right after a particularly stressful open heart surgery, or you can also hook it to a pacing central line or a PA catheter in an emergency. It is...

iScrub Lite app helps you monitor hand hygiene compliance

05/06/2010, Making sure one’s hands are clean at all times is a no-brainer, considering the vast number of diseases that strike humanity these days. Why not enhance your iPad or iPhone with another interesting app – the iScrub Lite? It allows observers to...

Touch Bionics rolls out i-LIMB Pulse

05/05/2010, Touch Bionics has a spanking new i-LIMB Pulse which is a totally new version of its once revolutionary i-LIMB Hand (the world’s first commercially available bionic hand). What makes the i-LIMB Pulse so special? Well, it comes with a wide range of...

MIT researchers come up with mechanical muscles

04/21/2010, Who would have thought that something as natural as muscles could actually be mechanized? This was made possible thanks to researchers at MIT who used shape-memory alloys to develop a new breed of small mechanical “muscles” which are capable...

Home EKG Monitor

04/20/2010, Are you a health caregiver in your home, or do you just keep extra close tabs on your current health condition so that you can sleep easy at night, knowing you’ve done your best to remain healthy? The Home EKG Monitor might help you as this...

Biochip capable of diagnosing illness via blood

04/20/2010, The German research institute Fraunhofer IZM has stumbled upon something that might just revolutionize the medical industry – they are about to stumble upon success for a lab-on-a-chip design which is smart enough to diagnose deep vein thrombosis...

Bionic legs get closer to reality

04/05/2010, Somehow the story of the six million dollar man doesn’t really appeal to us these days, especially after you take into account inflation and the ever depreciating dollar. Well, that isn’t stopped folks from working on bionic parts – case...

Pill capsule tells on you to your doctor

03/31/2010, Taking your medicine can be quite a challenge for some folks, especially if it is on a long term basis. Well, University of Florida researchers have come up with a new method – an ingestible pill capsule that contains a tiny microchip and antenna...

Prototype bionic eye implant from Australia

03/31/2010, Researchers from Down Under at Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) managed to come up with a prototype version of a bionic eye implant which could potentially revolutionize the world of blind people since this eye has the potential to restore rudimentary vision...

VeinID technology at vending machines

03/30/2010, Looks like you might be able to purchase a can of Coke using nothing but your finger the next time round, thanks to Hitachi’s “finger vein authentication” (VeinID) technology. This biometric system will rely on finger pulse recognition...