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Color-changing contact lenses for diabetics

12/24/2009, A bunch of boffins from the University of Western Ontario are closer to developing color-changing contact lenses that will target diabetics after receiving more than 200 grand from the Canada Foundation for Innovation in order to further develop the...

SPARKy robotic ankle

12/22/2009, Sparky Robotic Ankle from Kenneth Fagan on Vimeo. The six-million dollar man is starting to sound cheaper by the day (they forgot to take inflation into account), as more and more advancements are made in the world of bionics for humans. The latest among...

iPhone app analyzes snoring

12/22/2009, Many wives will tell you that their husband’s snoring annoys the heck out of them, but they do bear with it as that falls under the category of “for better or for worse” in their wedding vows. Well, if hubby happens to own an iPhone, why...

Body Check Ball

12/18/2009, Want to figure out details such as your body fat percentage, bone density and muscle ratio? That can be achieved with the Body Check Ball, where you cradle it lovingly in your hands while it picks up all those relevant information. Those who are...

Lightweight wheelchair is special

12/15/2009, If you think that life without a limb is hard, how about having only one limb to survive? When that happens, even getting around on a wheelchair is more or less impossible, but thanks to designer Mark Veljkovich, he has come up with this extremely...

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...