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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...

Nintendo Wii Vitality Sensor could be out tomorrow

05/16/2010, Nintendo’s Wii Vitality Sensor could very well be released tomorrow in a joint announcement with the American Heart Association, where the event will see “top executives” from both companies at New York City’s Le Parker Meridien....

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...

Restore Clean Water System for clean, drinkable water

05/07/2010, You can never quite tell what kind of nasties there are in your drinking water, even though you have already installed a filter in your home. Why not leave anything to chance by forking out $99 for the Restore Clean Water System? This device itself claims...

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...

Brain-scanning lie detectors could see action in courts soon

05/05/2010, It seems that honesty is no longer the best policy for many people these days, and with the amount of wheeling and dealing going on, it is no surprise that even lies find its way into a court. Of course, it is up to an equally sharp lawyer to spot those...

Braille codification for emotions

04/30/2010, They say that we get our message across to the other person through verbal as well as non-verbal cues, with more weightage placed on the latter. Well, this doesn’t bode too well for the visually impaired, since they cannot see the face and body...

Future tech-wear could monitor our health round the clock

04/30/2010, It seems that advancements are being made to ensure that our health in the future can be monitored round the clock, and the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany is one of the leading think tanks concerning such technology, coming up with projects such as...

Bayer DIDGET blood glucose monitoring system

04/26/2010, Bayer Diabetes Care has just announced its latest DIDGET blood glucose monitoring system Stateside (for real this time after we had a couple of looks at it in the past), where it is truly a one-of-its-kind device that hooks up straight to a Nintendo DS or...

Balancing Vest helps one get around

04/26/2010, Boffins at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT) have come up with a vest that contains accelerometers located across the shoulders and pneumatic balloon actuators which allows those who have lost their sense of...

Numetrex Heart Rate Detecting Bra

04/22/2010, The Heart Rate Detecting Bra from Numetrex is certainly an interesting piece of underwear to own, especially if you tend to keep track of your body’s statistics round the clock. Electrodes within the bra will detect your heart rate, where it will...

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...