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LOPES robot legs to help stroke patients

09/24/2011, Robots might not yet have taken over the world, but that does not mean they aren’t doing anything about it at the moment. If you’re thinking of cybernetic enhancements for a better life, then you’re right – the LOPES therapeutic...

Mommy Tummy detailed

09/23/2011, Mommy Tummy 8.0 helps men feel like Arnie in Junior – while we covered the Mommy Tummy in passing last month, here are more details on the device that might just make moms-to-be purchase this for their beloved husbands so that they too, can...

Basis Band heart and health tracker worn like a watch

09/22/2011, Ever heard of Basis Science before? Don’t worry if you haven’t – we’re in the same boat, but this post is not about the popularity of a particular company, but rather, the kind of device that it offers. What we have here is the B1...

HIV virus receives double blow from new gene therapy

09/22/2011, Not even a week has passed since gamers were enlisted to help crack the AIDS puzzle that we have word which might just put the HIV virus on the ropes – for good. It seems that a new groundbreaking gene therapy was so successful that a person...

Brain Bot system to offer mental health relief

09/21/2011, In this modern day and age, there’s this niggling, chronic situation known as “stress” that affects most of us at the office, and usually the higher you climb, the more stress one encounters (and dispenses – have you ever thought...

Mobile phones to be one of the causes of myopia in young children?

09/21/2011, Back in the day, owning a radio was considered a luxury, it then moved on to black and white television sets, then color televisions, then it moved on to cellphones being a status symbol, but fast forward to 2011 and just about everybody has a cellphone...

Mobile messages used to help prevent diabetes

09/20/2011, Mobile messages can be used for a variety of things. It can be used to communicate with friends and family, subscribe to services, make purchases, request for information, and several months back it was reported that it could even be used to send...

Phones turn to cheap stethoscopes

09/20/2011, One of the greatest challenges in a rural setting would be the lack of medical facilities – and having the right equipment is vital to keeping one alive, especially in an emergecy situation. Well, while around 50% of all Africans own a cell phone,...

Electricity that stimulates brain increases learning speed

09/19/2011, The next time you are facing crunch time for a particular paper that you need to memorize or learn a particular subject, perhaps strapping yourself down to a watered down electric chair might help. I’m kidding, you should, under no circumstance,...

EEG powered by smartphones

09/19/2011, Folks over at the Technical University of Denmark managed to cobble together a portable EEG system that comprises of a low-cost scalp monitor and a smartphone application. This is not exactly rocket science, but the positive implications of such a...

Detect cancer with an implant

09/19/2011, Fancy having a foreign body within your own that would be say, for your own good? That’s right, it seems as though cancer will soon be able to be detected early thanks to an implantable, flexible LED. This particular LED will be placed on the human...

Wireless transceivers used to monitor breathing patterns

09/19/2011, Thanks to Neal Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah, they have come up with a new study where they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns and could possible aid in understanding sudden...

Vampire teeth the next big thing in Japan?

09/19/2011, What does vampire teeth have to do with gadgets? No, what you see on the right is not some sort of Halloween add-on in your mouth – it is vampire teeth that are fastened onto your actual teeth. How did she get it done? Why, a little help from some...

Gamers crack AIDS puzzle

09/19/2011, You know, glowing kittens and cats isn’t the only way to keep the AIDS scourge at bay – it seems that gamers might have a role to play in the fight against this relentless virus. Researchers over at the University of Washington have joined...