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Robot help enlisted to help kids with autism

08/13/2010, Interbots Inc., a high-tech spin-off company that is associated with the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, has come together with the Autism Center of Pittsburgh in order to deliver innovative robot-based therapy for children who...

New Prosthesis To Ease Phantom Limb Pain

08/10/2010, Despite the advancement of prosthetic technology, many folks are still experiencing phantom limb sensation, which is pain or discomfort of some form attributed by the brain to a limb that has been lost, though the reason behind it is still unclear....

Wearable cameras that stream footage live can help chart dementia

08/10/2010, Boffins at the University of Bordeaux are currently developing a method to stream live footage from body-mounted cameras in order to measure objectively the cognitive decline associated with dementia. At the present moment, doctors normally rely on the...

Scientists Develop Nanochip To Detect Oral Cancer

08/09/2010, Scientists out there are busy working on a project that allows a simple swipe of a diagnostic biochip to be 93 percent accurate in detecting whether patients have malignant oral cancer lesions. The test involves removing cells with a brush, placing them...

Reading a terrorist’s mind

08/09/2010, Since there aren’t any mutants that we know of who are telepaths, the next best thing available would be to use technology to try and pry into the minds of others. We’re not sure whether the high tech interrogation room that was featured in...

Cheap $300 Fluorescent Microscopes For Developing World

08/09/2010, Fluorescent microscopes are necessary tools by pathologists to make a diagnosis on patients, but they’re generally quite heavy, bulky, and cost a pretty penny at around $2,000. Fortunately, some smart folks out there have been working to develop a...

Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...

Haptic Feedback Tools To Help With Laparoscopic Surgery Training

07/27/2010, Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgical treatment for morbid obesity, and apparently the most important factor in the success of this operation is the hands of the surgeon. He’ll need plenty of proficiency and skill to do the necessary inside the...

South Korea Deploys Killer Robots In Its DMZ

07/13/2010, We’re quite sure that someday in the future, robots will have taken over our jobs. Now some smart folks have decided to install a heat, voice, and motion detecting surveillance robot with guns in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the...

Rolling walkers get electronic braking system

07/09/2010, Biomedical engineering students from Cornell managed to come up with a new method to slow down rolling walkers, where an electronic braking system will take over where the traditional bicycle-style squeeze brakes left off. All it needs now would be a...

HoMedics MiBody 360 gives comprehensive health readings

07/08/2010, The HoMedics MiBody 360 is a device which comprises of a set of scales, blood pressure monitor and pedometer which will communicate with software on your computer, letting you know how you are coming along health-wise after analyzing all the latest...

Telescopic Eye Implant Approved By The FDA

07/08/2010, As we age, often our eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be, but with technology moving at such a fast pace, maybe we’ll have robotic eyes by the time we’re old. In the meantime, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies has had its...

Piix Smart BandAid could be the future

07/05/2010, Qualcomm is currently working with companies such as CARDIONET, resulting in the Piix Smart BandAid that is touted to offer the next-generation ambulatory cardiac monitoring service complete with beat-to-beat, real time analysis, automatic arrhythmia...

OneTouch Delica System lancing device more painless than others

07/01/2010, Diabetics who are sensitive to pain will definitely be pleased to know that J&J’s LifeScan has rolled out a spanking new lancing device known as the OneTouch Delica System which has a thinner lancet that is applied swiftly within a straight...