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Underwear gets sweat-monitoring capability

06/21/2010, Gone are the days when the humble underwear is meant to keep your family jewels nice and safe – this time round, nanoengineers at UC San Diego has included special sensors in a pair of underwear that come in the form of carbon electrodes in order to...

Ephone International EPI Life handset does ECG readings

06/17/2010, The EPI Life handset from Ephone International is different from all of the other phones on the market, after all, even the iPhone is unable to perform ECG readings, right? What makes the EPI Life phone different from other portable ECG devices would be...

Printable prescription pills touted to be safer

06/07/2010, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has come up with a way to print active pharmaceutical ingredients onto tablets, where the new process can be applied to a whopping 40% of all medicines used in tablet form. Since a medicine droplet is around 20 times larger compared...

Cyborg hears colors thanks to implant

06/04/2010, 28-year-old Neil Harbisson can be said to be a cyborg since he suffers from achromatopsia, a condition that lets him see only in black and white. What makes a difference in his life, however, would be the head mounted camera which is capable of converting...

SmartCap monitors brain using sensors

05/25/2010, SmartCap is the brainchild of Australian-based research organization CRC Mining, where it supposedly is able to detect fatigue of truck drivers who are working on mining operations, thanks to hi-tech brain monitoring sensors within the baseball cap. All...

Bebionic electric hand ready to rock and roll

05/25/2010, Bebionic has a spanking new myo-electric hand that is ready to be unveiled to the masses later next month, where it boasts a fully integrated wireless chip, 19 different silicone skin tones as well as fully customizable functions that are able to control...

DIY Automatic Medication Dispenser

05/24/2010, Jan Wante has come up with the DIY Automatic Medication Dispenser, where it comes with a slew of compartments that mean you will not have to stock it often at all. There are seven drums in total (representing each day of the week of course), alongside a...

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...