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X2 microprocessor knee gets tested

12/15/2009, The US Army is currently testing out a new knee prosthesis known as the X2 microprocessor knee, where it was specially developed in order to provide additional support while giving the lower leg a more natural walking gait. Patients who used the older...

Action Trackchair enhances mobilization

12/14/2009, No longer do you need to be confined to flat and gradual slopes if you’re in a wheelchair – Action Manufacturing ensures you can even live a rough and tumble lifestlye outdoors with their Action Trackchair. The Action Trackchair is basically a...

Foot Mentor Pro for stroke patients

12/09/2009, Regaining one’s ability to move after a stroke can be quite a daunting task, which is why Kinetic Muscles of Tempe, Arizona, recently unveiled its foot training device known as Foot Mentor Pro which can assist stroke sufferers to regain precision of...

VITAband digital ID bracelet

12/08/2009, The VITAband digital ID bracelet will boast a couple of key functions – it is capable of storing all your health records on it, offering first responders the luxury of accessing critical information in the event of an emergency. Apart from that, the...

ProDigits bionic fingers

12/08/2009, The ProDigits bionic fingers goes one up (or is it five up with four fingers and a thumb) over a standard prosthesis, thanks to its ability to grab and pick up objects in a totally new manner? It can be controlled via myoelectric sensors which register...

Zilco system for easy testing

12/07/2009, Millions of women make a trip to their gynecologists each year in order to undergo an uncomfortable Pap Smear test to make sure all their internals are working just fine, requiring weeks of anxious waiting for the results. Zilco of UK aims to reduce the...

Clothing can detect abuse

12/07/2009, Spousal abuse might be something that is left covered up due to stigma, but it should not be tolerated. Enter the efforts of doctoral students at MIT who are developing clothing that comes packed with sensors which can record physical abuse discreetly....

Eyes to get high definition artifical lens

12/03/2009, Surgeons have managed to work on a new kind of artifical lens that can be implanted into the eyes using a standard procedure for cataracts, where these new artifical lens will offer high definition capability as they can be fine-tuned for focus a few days...

LifeHand controlled by thought

12/03/2009, Remember the exoskeleton that Professor X wore before he and the X-Men headed onto Asteroid M to thwart Magneto’s plans, right before Wolverine’s adamantium was ripped out? That could be a reality in the future, if the right advancements are...

Disease-detecting device has great potential

12/02/2009, Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have been quietly working with magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), a medical imaging technique that was developed to non-invasively diagnose and monitor disease. The fruit of their labors have...

Oregon Scientific PC Download Heart Rate Monitor

12/01/2009, Oregon Scientific doesn’t just make eco-friendly weather stations, they also have a heart (no pun intended) for your health with devices like the PC Download Heart Rate Monitor. This model is capable of downloading important data garnered by the...

DORA robot arm

11/25/2009, Students at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell have come up with a low cost robot arm that was specially designed to open doors. Dubbed DORA (Door Opening Robotic Arm), this robot arm works great with 14 different handles in 85% of tests that involve...

iPhone controls wheelchair

11/20/2009, Dynamics Controls managed to integrate an iPhone with its power wheelchair electronics, allowing iPhone or iPod touch owners in such a wheelchair to navigate using their device instead for a different experience. This solution also will show off the...

Intel to insert chips in brain

11/20/2009, Intel wants to have chips (theirs, obviously) inside our brains in the future so that there is no need for a mouse or keyboard to take charge of our computers. Dean Pomerleau is the brains behind this vision, where he works for Intel on matters of...