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Solar Suitcase makes childbirth safer in Africa’s rural areas

07/14/2011, Giving birth to a new life is no mean feat, and sometimes complications do arise. When it comes to sending mom to a hospital whenever she is about to give birth, it goes without saying that with the proper equipment, the chances of a safe delivery will be...

Xbox Kinect finds a use in Sunnybrook Health Services Center

07/14/2011, A while back we had reported that Microsoft saw a future where the Kinect could be used within the healthcare industry, and it looks like that future has arrived. It seems that the doctors at Sunnybrook Health Services Center in Canada have started to use...

Jawbone Up band is no Bluetooth headset

07/13/2011, When it comes to Jawbone, many of us are familiar with the brand as it rolls out some rather spiffy Bluetooth headsets in the past, but what Jawbone is working on this time around takes a slightly different route – with the Up band which is said to...

Woman looking for funding for a prosthetic eye digital camera

07/11/2011, Having lost her eye in a car accident, Tanya Marie Vlach arrived upon the idea of installing an eye-camera in place of the prosthesis that she currently has equipped. If you think about it, it’s sort of like a pseudo-bionic eye, although it will most...

Twitter used by scientists to monitor health woes

07/07/2011, Who would have thought that the micro-blogging service known as Twitter would come in handy, monitoring health woes instead? That’s what computer scientists at John Hopkins University set out to do, where Twitter posts will reveal key patterns and...

EYE 21 system lets the blind “see” through the use of sound

07/07/2011, It seems that there have been quite a lot of new technologies that are coming up directed at those who are visually impaired or blind, and that can only be a good thing! We had previously reported on a “virtual cane” that made use of sonar to help map...

Biomolecular computer can detect different disease signs

07/06/2011, The future is an interesting place to be in, and you can never quite tell just what new wonders will be introduced. Well, it seems that nano-sized computers that are implanted within the human body would be endowed with the ability to autonomously sense...

The Aid cane provides constant monitoring of the user’s health

07/06/2011, Not all elderly folks are blessed with the ability to be able to walk about the house or outside without the need for a cane or some form of support. However, for those who do require a cane in order to go about their daily lives, Lithuanian designer Egle...

Robo-suit allows disabled man to realize his dream

07/05/2011, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the Iron Man movie/comic, where Tony Stark dons his robo-suit and is able to perform incredible feats, such as flying, lifting heavy objects and shooting energy pulses out of his hands. Well the Hybrid Assisted...

“Virtual Cane” Lets The Visually Impaired Navigate Via Sonar

07/01/2011, A team affiliated with Israel’s Hebrew University, has developed a new device that would allow the blind and visually impaired to navigate their way by the use of “virtual canes”. The device makes use of sonar-like technology (much like...