10/15/2013, According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every 20 patients would be on the receiving end of an infection whenever they stay at the hospital. That sounds like a pretty high chance – 5%, to be exact. Well, for a certain hospital over in Fort Worth, the hospital intends to fight this particular issue with an ultraviolet light machine which resembles a droid from the world of […]
10/15/2013, Cancer is a modern day health scourge for humans, and somehow or rather, I cannot help but lay some of the blame due to the amount of chemicals that are around us as well as our consumption of processed food. Our ancestors certainly had a far lower rate of cancer compared to today, but then again, they had other stuff to worry about such as the Spanish Flu and what-not. […]
10/15/2013, Samsung has just announced their first tablet-based ultrasound system, where this particular device will be known as the Samsung UGEO PT60A. Just as how one does not judge a book by its cover, the Samsung UGEO PT60A might be slim and compact in size, but that does not mean it would offer a performance level that is not quite up to par. The UGEO PT60A was specially designed to satisfy […]
10/15/2013, When doctors are preparing for their upcoming surgery, you probably think they’re studying all kinds of charts and diagrams as they carefully cut away at their slices of breakfast ham. Getting both their hands and minds ready for the upcoming task is probably as important as the surgery itself, although a group of surgeons in Florida Hospital Celebration Health have been known to do some gaming prior to their upcoming […]
10/14/2013, We have seen some interesting prosthetic hands in the past, where they are all definitely able to do their bit to make our lives easier – especially for those who have already lost their limbs in some way or another, but much work and research can still be made to improve the prosthetic hand. This time around, researchers from the University of Chicago have come up with an interesting prosthetic […]
10/09/2013, Heart disease has become a big problem for several years now that can become a silent killer if its effects aren’t caught early enough. IBM is hoping it can help predict heart disease before doctor’s are able to, which would make prevention much easier, by teaming up with Sutter Health and Geisinger Health Systems to use big data analytics to detect the signs of heart disease years earlier than what’s […]
10/08/2013, This is just totally nuts – it has been reported that Kuwait, one of the states in the oil rich Gulf area, will soon introduce what they call medical testing on travellers. The whole reason of these medical tests is to ‘detect’ gay people, and upon positive identification, they will be barred from entering the country. Right now, the countries that outlaw homosexuality in the Gulf area include Bahrain, Kuwait, […]
10/07/2013, Google Glass can be used in a multitude of ways, some novel, some useful, and some even medical as one mom has been doing with her own pair of Google Glass. Delsa Darline has a son who was diagnosed with autism when he was just 14 months old, and she is hoping that together with Google Glass, she will be able to capture photos and videos in the moment which […]
10/02/2013, We realize how important it is to stay on top of our dental hygiene on a daily basis as having a mouth full of rotting teeth will probably won’t be a great look for us. The problem is the amount of time it takes to brush and floss our teeth as well as the fact that we probably miss a few spots here and there without even realizing it. That […]
10/02/2013, We previously heard of the Fujitsu HumanBridge in a conceptual form, but since it made noise in 2011, the system has been deployed in about 200 medical facilities to share medical records and documents of patients. Pitched as a medical network, HumanBridge is a cloud infrastructure that allows all participating medical centers to freely share access to patients medical records (with their explicit consent).
10/01/2013, [CEATEC 2013] No wonder it looks so familiar! Remember Sharp’s Health Care Support Chair that we talked about a couple of days ago? Well, I have just been reminded that it is something which we have talked about just as recent as in June this year, where the chair is actually the Emperor 1510. Now that we do realize the chair itself costs a whopping $5,950, I guess it would […]
09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] We did mention that Japan has the world’s highest number of those who are 65 or older compared to the rest of the population – and this number is growing more and more by the year, having already hit the 20% mark. Hence, it is imperative that technology moved at a pace which will make sure that the elderly are able to get up and about with their […]
09/22/2013, Will robots as well as exo-skeletons become a permanent fixture in everyday life sometime down the road? Perhaps, although science fiction buffs will tell you that this is definitely the case. We have seen some robotic exo-skeletons make an appearance over at trade shows as well as press events in the past, but to find someone donning these as part of his or her clothes is something else altogether. However, […]
09/20/2013, From time to time while I’m writing some of the most amazing and thought-provoking stories on Ubergizmo, I get the urge to make a visit to the powder room to freshen up. That short visit takes time away from sharing my genius with you all, but if I had something like Toro’s Bedside Flushable Toilet, I could simply… uh, “freshen up” while I write my stories. Brilliant!